Famous writer who wrote films including His Father The Tie of the Blood, Love and Politic, and Tillie's Punctured Romance (though this was uncredited).
He started out as a novelist, writing at least two novels prior to screenwriting.
His Father was the name of his first feature, and was put out in 1913.
Roy Del Ruth was his younger brother.
He was raised in Delaware, just like singer Chuck Wicks.