Remembered for his numerous film roles during the 1920s and '30s, he is particularly notable for his portrayal of Danny Regan in the 1930 MGM musical movie Children of Pleasure.
Following his World War I-era Service in the United States Navy, he began working on the production side of the film industry and gradually transitioned into acting work.
Apart from his screen work, he had a prolific career as a vaudeville performer.
He spent his early years in San Francisco, California, and was married to a woman named Mayme.
He and Florence Vidor were both in the cast of the 1925 silent comedy film Are Parents People?