Actor who earned worldwide prominence as John Harker in the 1931 classic horror film Dracula. He subsequently starred in the 1932 horror film The Mummy.
He began studying forestry at the University of Toronto before turning to drama. He was later discovered at a Hollywood party in 1927 by famed director James Whale.
He starred in the 1931 ensemble film The Last Flight about WWI's Lost Generation. He had his debut novel published in 1941 called Convenient Season.
He was married to his wife Suzanne between 1929-1931.