Biography

The husband of actress Leila McIntyre and father of 1930s' ingenue Leila Hyams, mustachioed John Hyams played scores of bit roles from 1927 to 1940, often opposite his wife at MGM, where, incidentally, his daughter was under contract. Hyams was the pawnbroker in Babbitt (1934), the director in A Night at the Ritz (1935), a lawyer in The Longest Night (1936), and a judge in A Day at the Races (1937). ~ Hans J. Wollstein, Rovi