He appeared in over 200 films from 1912 to 1958, including Coquette and The Unholy Tree. His final films were 1957's An Affair to Remember and I Bury the Living.
He emigrated with his siblings to the United States. He had his first film role in the 1912 film, Tangled Relations, playing a minister.
He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6301 Hollywood Boulevard.
His brothers, Tom and Owen, became respected actors.
He appeared in 1929's Coquette with Mary Pickford.