He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Baxter reportedly despised working with horses.
Baxter's favorite role was that of Dr. Samuel Mudd in The Prisoner of Shark Island.
Baxter was the first actor to play the title role of The Great Gatsby in the 1926 silent version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel.
Baxter was married to actress Winifred Bryson from 1918 until his death.
Baxter's income for 1936 was $284,000.00 - the highest of any actor/actress in Hollywood for that year.
Baxter reportedly got the part of the Cisco Kid only after Raoul Walsh was injured and unable to go.
Baxter played the Cisco Kid in four movies: In Old Arizona, The Arizona Kid, The Cisco Kid, and The Return of the Cisco Kid.
Baxter has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located at 6290 Hollywood Boulevard.
Baxter is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetary in Glendale, CA.
Late in his life Baxter underwent a lobotomy in hopes of easing the pain he was suffering from arthritis.
Baxter was a survivor of the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906.
Baxter's widowed mother moved his family from Columbus, OH to San Francisco when he was nine years old.