American silent film actor who nominated for an Oscar for his performances in The Patent Leather Kid and The Noose. In 1919, he appeared in Broken Blossoms, and in 1920, he appeared in Way Down East.
He worked in theater when he was young and ended up studying acting at Trinity College.
He co-founded the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1927.
He was married to Mary Hay from 1920 to 1927, and then to Jessica Sargent Stewart from 1928 until his death in 1963. He had one daughter from his first marriage.
He played the husband of Rita Hayworth in the 1939 film, Only Angels Have Wings.