A lifelong professional, American actor Glenn Tryon appeared in tent shows and stock companies from the age of ten.
When comedy producer Hal Roach was casting about for a handsome but trouble-
Tryon remained at Roach as a two-
Tryon's first talkie was Broadway (1929), where he registered well as a selfish, synthetic hoofer with aspirations for the Big Time. But Tryon was one of many performers of this type in the early talkies (Ben Lyon, James Cagney, Lee Tracy et. al.) and soon his star was eclipsed by others. He continued acting in B-
In 1941 Tryon became a producer at Universal, specializing in comedies: he supervised Abbott and Costello's Hold That Ghost and Keep 'Em Flying (1941), and also presided over the lunacies of Olsen and Johnson's Hellzapoppin' (1941). In 1942, he moved back to Hal Roach as producer of a handful of 45-