- Was a direct descendant of John Rolfe, the man who married Pocahontas in 1614.
- Was a professional boxer and racing driver before pursuing acting.
- Made his stage debut in Ireland in 1935.
- Was offered the role of Major Templeton in Sanatorium, the last of the Somerset Maugham stories in Trio (1950), but pulled out when he contracted tuberculosis, which ironically was the background to the story.
- Known for his role of Andre Toulon in the Puppet Master films.
- Margaret Allworthy — Wife
- Jane Aird — Wife (deceased)