Henry O'Neill was a veteran film actor. He was best known for his character roles in more than 150 motion pictures. He came to Hollywood in 1933 after several years on the Broadway stage.
He was under contract to Warner Bros. and, later, to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for 14 years before embarking on a freelance career. He served on the board of directors of the Screen Actors Guild.
He appeared in motion pictures with Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Red Skelton, Robert Mitchum and Janet Leigh, among others.
His last film was "The Wings of Eagles" in 1957. He died at age 69.