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Hal Holbrook

Character Actor / Screenwriter | * 02/17/1925 († 95, 01/23/2021) | Cleveland, Ohio (United States of America (USA))
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Harold Rowe Holbrook Jr. (February 17, 1925 – January 23, 2021) was an American actor, television director, and writer. He first received critical acclaim in 1954 for a one-man stage show he developed, Mark Twain Tonight!, performing as Mark Twain, while studying at Denison University. He won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play in 1966 for his portrayal of Twain. He would continue to perform his signature role for over 60 years, only retiring the show in 2017 due to his failing health. Throughout his career, he also won five Primetime Emmy Awards for his work on television and was nominated for an Academy Award for his work in film. Holbrook made his film debut in Sidney Lumet's The Group (1966). He later gained international fame for his performance as Deep Throat in the 1976 film All the President's Men. He played Abraham Lincoln in the 1976 miniseries ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | TV Movies | Crime

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Awards & Nominations for Hal Holbrook

National Humanities Medal Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

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Movies with Hal Holbrook as Actor(100)

as Whizzer2015 Blackway
as Mayday (voice)2014 Planes: Fire & Rescue
as Judge Harden2013 Savannah
as Frank Yates2012 Promised Land
as Preston Blair2012 Lincoln
as Hec2011 Good Day for It
as Old Jacob2011 Water for Elephants
as Abner Meecham2009 That Evening Sun
as Papa2008 Killshot
as Ronald "Ron" Franz2007 Into the Wild
as The Professor2003 Shade
as Tom Walker2002 Purpose
as himself2002 Mark Twain
as Narrator (voice)2002 Eastwood & Co.: Making 'Unforgiven'
as Harold L. Ickes2001 Haven
as Congressman Doyle2001 The Majestic
as Isaac Green2000 Waking the Dead
as Ak - Master Woodsman of the World (voice)2000 The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus
as 'Mr. Pappy'2000 Men of Honor
as Smitty1999 The Florentine
as Roy O'Dell1999 The Bachelor
as Boyd Callahan1998 Rusty: A Dog's Tale
as Alexander Miller1998 Beauty
as Lloyd Flanders1998 My Own Country
as Dr. Franklin Hill1998 Hush
as Senator Rupert Hornbeck1998 Judas Kiss
as Amphitryon (voice)1997 Hercules
as Narrator1997 Trail of Hope
as Sheriff Rogers1997 Eye of God
as Admiral Henshaw1997 Operation Delta Force
as Cranston (voice)1997 Cats Don't Dance
as Uncle Ren Corvin1997 All the Winters that Have Been
as Doctor Evans1996 Carried Away
as Narrator1995 Stormchasers
as Oliver Lambert1993 The Firm
as Jim Smith1993 Bonds of Love
as Dr. Beardsley1990 A Killing in a Small Town
as Gen. George Marshall1989 Day One
as Hamilton "Ham" Johnson1989 Fletch Lives
as Archbishop Mosely1988 The Unholy
as Joseph Bundy1988 I'll Be Home for Christmas
as Lou Mannheim1987 Wall Street
as Sam Nash1987 Plaza Suite
as President Maxwell Monroe1986 Under Siege
as Grandpa Grier1984 The Three Wishes of Billy Grier
as Benjamin Caulfield1983 The Star Chamber
as Jim MacVey1982 Girls Nite Out
as Henry Northrup (segment "The Crate")1982 Creepshow
as John Webster1981 The Killing of Randy Webster
as Bud Johansen1980 Off the Minnesota Strip
as Father Malone1980 The Fog
as President Adam Scott1980 The Kidnapping of the President
as J.R. Swackhammer1979 The Legend of the Golden Gun
as Paul Steward1979 Natural Enemies
as Cmdr. Jeremiah A. Denton1979 When Hell Was in Session
as Arthur Sinclair1979 Murder by Natural Causes
as Alan1977 Julia
as Stage manager1977 Our Town
as Harry1977 Rituals
as Dr. James Kelloway1977 Capricorn One
as Himself - Host1976 The Time of Your Life
as Deep Throat1976 All the President's Men
as Cmdr. Joseph Rochefort1976 Midway
as Lieutenant Briggs1973 Magnum Force
as Capt. Lloyd Bucher1973 Pueblo
as The Elder (voice)1973 Jonathan Livingston Seagull
as Doug Salter1972 That Certain Summer
as Dr. Warren G. Watkins1972 They Only Kill Their Masters
as Harlan Webb1971 Goodbye, Raggedy Ann
as Larry Hackett1971 Suddenly Single
as Matthew Sand1971 Travis Logan, D.A.
as Hays Stowe1970 A Clear and Present Danger
as David Hoffman1970 The People Next Door
as Mitch Collins1970 The Wacky Zoo of Morgan City
as Cameron1970 The Great White Hope
as Sen. Johnny Fergus1968 Wild in the Streets
as Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)1967 Mark Twain Tonight!
as Gus Leroy1966 The Group
as Tom Wingfield1966 The Glass Menagerie

TV Shows/Series with Hal Holbrook as Actor(28)

as Rutherford Gaines2013 Rectify
as Leonard Patterson2010 Hawaii Five-0
as Nate Madock2008 Sons of Anarchy
as Dr. Lewis Clatch2005 Grey's Anatomy
as Red Hudmore2005 Bones
2003 NCIS
as Edward Shanowski2003 Hope & Faith
as Pete1997 The Third Twin
1994 ER
as Evan Evans1990 Evening Shade
as Dr. Andrew McKay1988 The Fortunate Pilgrim
as Narrator (voice)1988 American Experience
as Gen. Charles Hedges1986 Dress Gray
as Calvin Sledge1984 Celebrity
as John Adams1984 George Washington
as Portius Wheeler1978 The Awakening Land
as Abraham Lincoln1974 Sandburg's Lincoln
as Senator Hays Stowe1970 The Bold Ones: The Senator
as Himself - Guest1968 The Dick Cavett Show

Movies with Hal Holbrook as Crew(2)

TV Shows/Series with Hal Holbrook as Crew(1)

Directing/Director1986 Designing Women

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Hal Harold Holbrook
Born: Tuesday, 02/17 1925 (February) in Cleveland, Ohio (United States of America (USA))
Died: Saturday, 01/23 2021 (January) in Beverly Hills (aged: 95)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Denison University, Culver Academies
Spouses (current/former): Dixie Carter, Carol Eve Rossen
Other names for Hal Holbrook (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Harold Rowe Holbrook Jr."
Hal Holbrook frequently works together with these people:
Gary Leva (11x, Crew)
Clint Eastwood (8x, Actor)
Peter Hyams (8x, Crew)
John Billingsley (6x, Actor)
Rosalind Chao (6x, Actress)
John Rubinstein (6x, Actor)
Rocky Carroll (6x, Actor)
Mario Perez (6x, Cast)
Kurt Sutter (6x, Crew)
Carl Lumbly (6x, Actor)
Robert Foxworth (6x, Actor)
Sam Anderson (6x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:972, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 06/19/2021