Actor who appeared in film and television westerns, as well as film classics like The Champ and Alice in Wonderland. In 1929, he played a role in Billy the Kid and later appeared as Soapy Jones in more than a dozen films.
Developing a severe stammer in his childhood, he spent a lot of time learning to overcome it, and then discovered he could imitate it for great comic effect.
In 1939, he played Snake-Eyes Smith in The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok.
He was born in Grange, Mississippi.
He played an old timer and Ike Jenkins in the television western series, Lawman, which starred Peter Brown.