Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the son of stage star Taylor Holmes, Holmes enjoyed a privileged childhood and received his education at Trinity College, Cambridge, the University of Grenoble and a year at Princeton University where he was spotted in the undergraduate crowd during the filming of Frank Tuttle's Varsity in 1928 and offered a screen test.
More DetailsHide DetailsAt the start of World War II, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was killed in a mid-air collision near Ontario, Canada.
Holmes has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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