His biggest success came with the 1961 film West Side Story for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Bernardo leader of the "Sharks". Prior to the film he had appeared as "Riff" leader of the "Jets" in the West End (London) production of the same musical. Filmography
Selected television appearances.
He is best known for his appearance in the film version of West Side Story as Bernardo the leader of the Sharks gang.