Circus animal trainer. He delighted ladies, gentleman, children of all ages during his three decades with the Greatest Show on Earth. He never missed a performance during his career with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The flashy performer worked with elephants, tigers, leopards, lions, panthers, mountain lions, horses, goats, camels, zebras, and a giraffe. In addition, he was featured in TV specials and advertisements. He last performed in the giant steel cage on September 27, 1998 in Grand Rapids, Mich.