A noted stage actor at the turn of the 20th century, Robert Edeson began his film career working with Cecil B. DeMille
on The Call of the North
, then moved on to Vitagraph where he remained for the rest of the teens. In the 1920s he returned to work for De Mille, playing the man-of-the-world type roles. Married to actress Mary Newcomb
, Edeson died of heart failure.