One of the most versatile actors of early cinema who played roles in The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Phantom of the Opera. His other notable films include The Penalty, Shadows, and He Who Gets Slapped.
He debuted with an uncredited role in the 1912 silent film, The Honor of the Family.
He was known as the Man of 1000 Faces in early cinema.
Due to the fact his parents were deaf, he became very talented in pantomime at a young age.
He was a famous silent film actor like Charlie Chaplin, although he specialized in horror films.