Spindly, mustachioed character actor Cornelius Keefe was active in Hollywood from 1924 to 1958. When talkies came in, Keefe was engaged as a recurring player in Educational Studio's "Torchy" 2-reel comedy series. He landed sizable parts in films like Charlie Chan's Greatest Case (1933) and Lady with a Past (1934), and was also busy in the "B"-western field. For the most part, his roles were bits and walk-ons; in this capacity, he showed up in a number of John Ford pictures. Though Cornelius Keefe also billed himself as Jack Hill, his credits should not be confused with those of Hal Roach stock-company player Jack Hill.