Gordon has played many roles over his long, multifarious career, which started when he was a 3-year-old singer on the "Ted Mack Amateur Hour." He has morphed from child singer to recording artist (his rendition of "Nuttin' for Christmas" remains one of the top-selling Christmas records), child actor on Golden Age TV shows like "Leave It To Beaver" and "Dennis the Menace," Tony-nominated performer for his role in Herb Gardner's "A Thousand Clowns" and president of the Screen Actors Guild. He also graduated Summa Cum Laude from Cal State L.A. in his 30s; got a law degree in 1991, when he was in his 40s; ran as the Democratic candidate for Congress in the late 1990s; recently co-wrote the musical, "Dorian Gray"; and now, in his late-50s, has become a radio personality. Gordon ran for Congress in 1998 against James Rogan, the Republican representative from Glendale, best remembered for his role in the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. Gordon lost a close race but paved the way for Adam Schiff, a Democrat, who won two years later. He was the voice of Donatello on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987 film. He performed lead vocals (backed by Art Mooney & His Orchestra) for "Nuttin' for Christmas", a popular novelty song that peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 during the 1955 Christmas Season.