Legendary Australian athlete occasionally referred to as Snowy Baker who excelled at a number of sports, including going swimming, boxing, diving, hockey and equestrian sports. He was also a favorite actor who made an appearance in silent movies like The Foe Within as well as the Darkness of Lightning Ridge. He received championships in boxing and going swimming while still an adolescent in New South Wales. He coached many popular actors in horseback riding, including Elizabeth Taylor and Shirley Temple. He was wedded to Ethel Mackay from 1909 until his loss of life. His sibling was rugby union participant Harald Baker. He starred in 1920’s The Darkness of Lightning Ridge, compiled by celebrity and screenwriter Bess Meredyth.