Raymond Griffith came from a theatrical family, receiving his training on the stage. He joined Keystone Studios as a comedian before turning his attention to writing and directing, where he earned a reputation as one of the finest comic minds in Hollywood. He later returned to acting, becoming a star comedian for Paramount in 1925.

Raymond Griffith’s stardom ended with the silent era. He injured his vocal cords many years before and could only talk in a whisper. Griffith did not disappear from Hollywood, however. His reputation behind the camera had not been forgotten, and for the next twenty years he was a successful writer and producer at Twentieth Century-Fox.