Director and screenwriter, most remembered for his films including: Shifting Sands (1918), The Secret Code (1918), Arizona (1918), The Knickerbocker Buckaroo (1919), and Eyes of Youth (1919).
He spent his adolescence in New York City.
He directed over 35 films between the years of 1917 and 1938.
He married Margaret Johnson.
Actress Helen Mirren was a close friend and client of his.