Wavy-haired romantic lead Robert Frazer made the transition from stage to screen in 1912, playing the leading role in Eclair Studios' one-reel adaptation of Robin Hood. He went on to portray such historical personages as Jesus Christ and Rob Roy before settling into matinee-idol roles in films like Fascination (1922), The Foolish Virgin (1924) and Back to God's Country (1927). In talkies, Fraser played character parts, notably the helpless victim of voodoo practitioner Bela Lugosi in White Zombie (1932). Robert Frazer spent his last years in movie serials, where his prominent billing, coupled by the fact that he was often given little to do, was usually a dead giveaway that he'd turn out to be the mystery villain in the final episode.
by Hal Erickson biography