Acclaimed screenwriter popular during the 1920s. Between 1919 and 1944, he appeared in almost 150 films.
He was born in Washington DC to parents that encouraged his interests in film and television.
Between 1897 and 1914, he wrote over 14 films.
He was married to Margaret, his long-time wife.
He was under contract with Warner Brothers for many years, just like actor Paul Newman.