One of the most versatile and prolific comedy actors in the silent era, Vernon Dent appeared in over 400 films. He was both  skilled supporting comic and top-quality straight man. At the Mack Sennett studio in the early 1920s, Dent supported star comedians Billy Bevan, Andy Clyde, and most prominently, Harry Langdon. In the 1930s, Dent joined Columbia Pictures working alongside Charley Chase, Buster Keaton, and The Three Stooges.