American stage and screen actor known for his roles in Kiss of Death, The Outcast, and other 1940s and '50s films. He also performed in more than one hundred Broadway productions.
Early in his career, he appeared in a 1918 silent film titled A Pair of Sixes.
He provided the voice of King Stefan in the classic 1959 Disney film Sleeping Beauty.
His marriage to actress Edna Phillips produced three actor children: Ralph Holmes, Madeleine Taylor Holmes, and Phillips Holmes.
He had a scene with Marilyn Monroe in the 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.