Brother-in-law of art director Bruce Bushman, actor Ralph Bushman, Lenore Bushman and Josephine Bushman.
Directed the first 'talkie" for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Alias Jimmy Valentine (1928).
His career move from acting to directing occurred after he had refused to step into a cage and wrestle a lion.
Son-in-law of actor Francis X. Bushman.
Starred in one of the earliest movies ever filmed in Hollywood, Her Indian Hero (1912).
There is a street in Pacific Palisades named after him: Jacon Way.