Character actor who appeared in many Westerns, including CBS' Gunsmoke, on which he played Newly O'Brien.
He was a vaudeville performer before making his film debut in 1938's You Can't Take It with You.
He appeared in literally dozens of Westerns throughout his career and was known for his trademark bowler hat.
He had a son named Buck and a daughter named Faydean.
He was a close friend of the son of baseball legend, Ty Cobb.