Along with Charles Coleman and Robert Greig, Hollywood's most familiar butler in the 1930s and the 1940s.
His last film appearance in The Scarlet Coat (1955), he played, naturally, a servant.
In addition to his trademark butler/valet roles, the venerable, balding character actor played a number of other servile parts -- ushers, waiters, footmen. He also played other benevolent types such as clergyman, monks and professors.
Screen and stage actor, and stage producer.