English actor who was a key member of Charlie Chaplin's film ensemble and appeared in 11 of his films.
He started acting in local theatres in Scotland and Wales and was discovered by Fred Karno, who took him to London to act in comedy.
In 1918, he appeared in Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley.
He was married to Fanny Gertrude Robotham from 1901 to 1917. He married Pearl Gillman in 1917.
Mary Pickford cast him in Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley in 1918.