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Hal Holbrook

Hal Holbrook

  • Born on
    • February 17th, 1925
  • Died on
    • January 23rd, 2021
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 Lincoln and 1985 miniseries North and South. He also appeared in such films as Julia (1977), The Fog (1980), Creepshow (1982), Wall Street (1987), The Firm (1993), Hercules (1997), and Men of Honor (2000). Holbrook's role as Ron Franz in Sean Penn's Into the Wild (2007) earned him both Academy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor. In 2009, Holbrook received critical acclaim for his performance as recently retired farmer Abner Meecham in the independent film That Evening Sun. He also portrayed Francis Preston Blair in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln (2012). In 2003, Holbrook was honored with the National Humanities Medal by President George W. Bush. Description above from the Wikipedia article Hal Holbrook, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Starring Hal Holbrook on Plex

  • Shade
    Shade
    The Professor
    2003
  • The Unholy
    The Unholy
    Archbishop Mosely
    1988
  • Rituals
    Rituals
    Harry
    1977

Filmography

Acting (49 Credits)

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2015Blackway as Whizzer
2014Planes: Fire & Rescue as Mayday (voice)
2013Savannah as Judge Harden
2012Lincoln as Preston Blair
2012Promised Land as Frank Yates
2011Good Day for It as Hec
2011Water for Elephants as Old Jacob
2009That Evening Sun as Abner Meecham
2008Killshot as Papa
2007Into the Wild as Ronald "Ron" Franz
2003Shade as The Professor
2002Purpose as Tom Walker
2001The Majestic as Congressman Doyle
2000Waking the Dead as Isaac Green
2000Men of Honor as 'Mr. Pappy'
1999The Bachelor as Roy O'Dell
1999The Florentine as Smitty
1998Judas Kiss as Senator Rupert Hornbeck
1998Hush as Dr. Franklin Hill
1997Operation Delta Force as Admiral Henshaw
1997Cats Don't Dance as Cranston (voice)
1997Hercules as Amphitryon (voice)
1997Eye of God as Sheriff Rogers
1997Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery as Narrator (voice)
1996Carried Away as Doctor Evans
1993The Firm as Oliver Lambert
1990A Killing in a Small Town as Dr. Beardsley
1990Evening Shade as Evan Evans
1989Fletch Lives as Hamilton "Ham" Johnson
1988The Unholy as Archbishop Mosely
1987Wall Street as Lou Mannheim
1985North and South
1983The Star Chamber as Benjamin Caulfield
1982Creepshow as Henry Northrup (segment "The Crate")
1982Girls Nite Out as Jim MacVey
1980The Fog as Father Malone
1979Murder by Natural Causes as Arthur Sinclair
1977Rituals as Harry
1977Julia as Alan
1977Capricorn One as Dr. James Kelloway
1976All the President's Men as Deep Throat
1976Midway as Cmdr. Joseph Rochefort
1974The Girl from Petrovka as Joe
1973Magnum Force as Lieutenant Briggs
1973Jonathan Livingston Seagull as The Elder (voice)
1972They Only Kill Their Masters as Dr. Warren G. Watkins
1970The Great White Hope as Cameron
1968Wild in the Streets as Sen. Johnny Fergus
1966The Group as Gus Leroy

Himself (1 Credits)

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2001Mark Twain as Himself

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