Cowboy star who appeared in 65 short films, including Tumbleweeds. He appeared in Ben-Hur in 1907 and has published over 10 books.
While in his twenties, he coached various shows at the Asheville Opera House.
In his works, such as 1916's The Patriot, he imbued his characters with integrity and honesty.
He got married to actress Winifred Westover and the couple had one son together.
He became good friends with Bat Masterson.