Played leading roles in the series Father Knows Best and Marcus Welby, M.D.
He appeared in minor roles in silent films and toured with a stock company before being discovered by an MGM talent scout.
He was a B list actor having been in over 100 films between 1932-1951.
He married Betty Henderson in 1933 and the couple had 4 children together.
He co-starred with Jane Wyatt on Father Knows Best.