John Litel served in the French army during World War I before he began his career as an American actor. During his service, he was decorated twice for bravery. The actor was born on December 30, 1892, in Albany, Wisconsin, and he passed away on February 3, 1972, in Woodland Hills, a suburb of Los Angeles, California. After the war, he attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. John made his film debut in 1929 in his roles as Charlie in "Kisses" and the clergyman in "The Flattering Word." During that year, John also appeared in two other short films -- "The Sleeping Porch" and "Finders Keepers." With over 200 films to his credit, John is most known for his roles in the 1937 film "The Life of Emile Zola," the 1938 films "Jezebel" and "The Declaration of Independence" and the 1939 film "Nancy Drew...Reporter." John appeared on television in episodes of "Zorro," "Maverick," "Stagecoach West," "77 Sunset Strip" and "The Virginian."