Actor and filmmaker who produced Laurel & Hardy and the Our Gang series, the latter eventually becoming known as The Little Rascals.
He worked as an extra in silent films.
He was given the Honorary Berlinale Camera at the 42nd Berlin International Film Festival.
His first wife was Lucille Prin. He later married Marguerite Nichols in 1915.
He was greatly inspired by a presentation given by Mark Twain when he was in elementary school.