Played the comic book detective, Dick Tray on numerous films and a television show.
First casted in the title role of Chester Gould's 1937 serial, Dick Tracy and gained enough acclaim to spawn several sequels and a television show.
After service in World War II, he picked up his Dick Tracy character in two films released in 1945 and 1946, but a serious injury prevented him from continuing the franchise.
He was married to Virginia Carroll, a popular actress in Westerns.
Before Dick Tracy went on screen, he was on a radio drama written by Irwin Shaw.