Star of both European and American films as well as a successful stage actor. He has notable American film appearances in Man of Two Worlds, Romance in Manhattan, and Break of Hearts.
He first started acting on stage in the play Burning Heart after training at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Prague and after his service in WWI.
He took hiatuses away from film a couple times throughout his career to focus of work in theater. Late in his career, he even made it to television appearing in The Untouchables and Mission: Impossible among others.
He was first married to Ada Nejedly, followed by Margo, and lastly Marion Eleanor Irvine.
He had a role in the film Million Dollar Weekend, which starred Gene Raymond.