Biography: After working as a school teacher he began acting with a Los Angeles stock company. For a time he worked on Broadway and debuted onscreen in 1917. At first cast as a suave romantic lead with a waxed mustache, he played against type as lowdown Sargeant Quirt in What Price Glory (1926), after which he was cast in similar roughneck roles in a series of adventure films starring Victor McLaglen; the two also appeared in a number of Marines comedies. In the '30s he often played drawing-room Romeos as well as tough-guy heroes. He appeared in no films for almost a decade after 1948, then returned to do one supporting role a year until 1960. In 1952 he starred in the TV series Front Page Detective. He married and divorced actress Lilyan Tashman.