Party affiliation: Democrat
Actor various film companies, Hollywood, California, 1913-1980, various stage productions, Los Angeles, New York City, from 1926. Writer for television, radio, film Hollywood, New York City, from 1935. Documentarian Sutherland Educational Films, 1950-1960.
Teacher drama various colleges including University of California at Los Angeles, University Vermont, Pasadena College, University Alberta, Banff. Guest. lecturer University Wisconsin, Stanford University, Redlands University, others. Member Monterey County Film Commission.
- Writer: (radio series) Silver Theater, Dan Carson Story, Screen Guild Theater, Lux Radio Theater, Promoting Priscilla, Maisie, The Charles Boyer Theater, Ford Playhouse, Family Theater, Woodbury Playhouse, (film productions) Son of the Navy, Ride 'em Cowboy, Keep 'em Flying, Pardon My Sarong, who dunit, Between Us Girls, The Painted Hills, (teleplays) NBC television Theater, Chevrolet on Broadway, Colgate Theater, Revlon Playhouse, Gunslinger, Donna Reed Show, Perry Mason, My Three Sons, Ironside, The Virginian, The Men From Shiloh, Bonanza, others. Also numerous commercial and educational films for American Telephone & Telegraph Company, General Electric, Kraft, J.C. Penney.
Denomination: Unitarian Universalist
Member Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (chairman documentary committee 1982-1986), Authors League (board directors), Radio Writers Guild, National Academy television Arts and Sciences, Writers Guild American.