Prolific actor of silent films who played harassed old men in comedies and menacing mad scientists in horror films. He appeared in the 1929 film, Drag, the 1932 film, Downstairs, and the 1944 film, Zorro's Black Whip.
Short of stature and balding from his teens, he convincingly played
Successfully transitioning to talking films, he provided different voices for his characters in
He was born in San Antonio, Texas, and married Constance Palmer.
He had a small role on the 1950s television series, Adventures of Superman, which starred George Reeves.