He became known for his work in All Quiet on the Western Front and The Kiss. In 1931, he appeared in Iron Man, and in 1979, he appeared in the miniseries, Salem's Lot.
He studied medicine at the University of Arizona.
He played the role of Dr. Kildare in Jonny Belinda, which was ironic because he originally studied medicine.
He acted opposite Greta Garbo in The Kiss.