Director and screenwriter best known for directing films like Across the Alley from 1913, Across the Hall from 1914, and The Knockout from 1914.
He started his career as an actor before segueing completely into directing.
He was in the first three Keystone Kops films.
His sister was an actress and his father was a playwright.
He and Fatty Arbuckle both played Keystone Kops.