English film and stage actor, and occasional film director. He starred in light musical comedies but returned to his stage career by the 1930s.
He was born Eugene O'Sullivan and began as a cutter in his father's tailoring business in High Holborn, Central London. He became an assistant to Mozart and made his stage début at the revue at the Alhambra, London in 1910 and his screen début in 1912 for the Hepworth Company. He served in the Great War.