Dustin Farnum was a leading man of the stage and silver screen and older brother of the actor William Farnum.
Farnum made his debut on the professional stage in 1897 with the Ethel Tucker repertoire company. Among his famous subsequent roles were "The Virginian," which ran for three seasons in New York beginning on Jan. 5, 1904.
In 1909 Farnum toured as Jim Carson in "The Squaw Man," another of his famous roles, and also that year he scored another success as Eugene Kirby in "Cameo Kirby." In 1911 he played in a revival of "The Squaw Man" in New York and also in New York and Chicago productions of "The Littlest Rebel," a play in which his brother, William Farnum, appeared with him. Later he was with a stock company in Boston, after which he went into motion pictures.