British comic actor and director Lupino Lane, born Henry Lane, came from a long line of theatrical performers; his brother was film actor Wallace Lupino-Lane, and his second cousin was distinguished actress/filmmaker Ida Lupino. Lupino Lane began his film career in 1915, starring in British comedy shorts. During the '20s he began working in many two reelers and several features as well. Lupino was a comedian known for his astounding acrobatics and versatility -- in one film he played 25 different characters! In 1930, he went back to England where he continued playing in films for 10 years; he also occasionally directed.