The husband of actress/writer/producer Corra Beach, Walter Shumway made his screen debut opposite his wife in What Becomes of the Children? (1918), an "uplift" melodrama dealing with divorce. The couple remade the film as a talkie in 1936, this time with Shumway directing Robert Frazer and Natalie Moorhead. As an actor, the tall, dark-haired Shumway usually played villains in low-budget Westerns and would continue to appear in bit parts onscreen until at least 1950. He died at the Motion Picture Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, CA.