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Hal Holbrook ACTOR


Hal Holbrook was born with the birth name Harold Rowe Holbrook Jr. on February 17th, 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was the son of Aileen Daenport a vaudeville dancer and Harold Rowe Holbrook Sr. He was raised for most of his childhood in South Weymouth, Massachusetts. After graduating from the Culver Academics and Deniason University he went into the acting industry with a one man show, "Mark Twain Tonight" for which he won both a Tony and a Drama Desk Award.

He then went on to join the military in the United States Army during World War II where he also performed in little theatre. Upon completing his military service he went right back to his stage career where he was seen by Ed Sullivan in 1956 and was given his first chance at national exposure on "The Ed Sullivan Show". His Mark Twain performances were making him very well known and desired in the industry.

Halbrook had the chance to perform a special production for the New York World Fair in 1964 and 1965 for the Bell Telephone Pavilion. From this step he then had the opportunity for the, "Mark Twain Tonight Show" to be presented on television by CBS where he received an Emmy for his performance.

In 1966 his show was on Broadway and again in 1977 and 2005. His show toured all over the country and reached over 2000 performances. Not only was he well known for his Mark Twain performances but he also played the role of the Major in, "Incident at Vicky" (1964) and he was also in the Broadway Production of, "Man of La Mancha" (1968).

Holbrook also worked on films such as the television movie, "That Certain Summer" (1972) which was quite controversial in that it was one of the first films to portray homosexuality without judgement. For his role on, "The Bold Ones: The Senator" (1970) a television series he won an Emmy and he also became quite popular for his role in "All the Presidents Men" (1976) starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman.

Holbrook was a amazing stage performer, television actor and film star. He even did six films all part of a conspiracy, "Fletch Lives", "Magnum Force" starring Clint Eastwood, "The Star Chamber", "Capricorn One", "All the President's Men" and "The Firm" starring Tom Cruise.

Even well into the year 2000, Holbrook was taking on new and challenging roles. He appeared in, "Men of Honor" (2000) starring Robert De Niro and Cuba Gooding Jr., followed by receiving a Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting role for his role on, "Into the Wild" (2007). Holbrook worked an another film with his wife Dixie Carter titled, "That Evening Son" in which the film received the Audience Award for Narrative Feature and he was honored with a special Lifetime Achievement Award.

Hal Holbrook married three times throughout his lifetime. First to, Ruby Holbrook on September 25th, 1945 and the couple had two children, Victoria and David. They divorced in 1965 and one year later on December 28th, 1966 he married Carol Eve Rossen. Together he had another child with Rossen, Eve. This marriage too ended in divorce on June 14th, 1983. His final marriage was to Dixie Carter on May 27th, 1984 and he remained with Carter until she passed away on April 10th, 2010.

Following his third wifes death, Halbrook signed on April 22, 2010, to portray Katey Sagal's character's father on, "Sons of Anarchy" for four episodes. His newest project in the works is playing an older version of Jacob Jankowski in the film, "Water for Elephants".

2011   Good Day for It
2011   Water for Elephants
2010   The Event 
2010   Sons of Anarchy 
2010   Flying Lessons 
2009   That Evening Sun
2009   Captain Cook's Extraordinary Atlas
2008   Killshot
2008   ER
2007   Into the Wild
2006   The Sopranos 
2005   Hope & Faith
2003   I Shade
2003   The Street Lawyer
2001-2002  The West Wing 
2002   Becker
2002   Purpose 
2001   The Majestic
2001   Haven
2001   The Legend of the Three Trees
2000   The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus
2000   Family Law 
2000   Men of Honor
2000   The Outer Limits
2000   My Own Country 
2000   Waking the Dead
1999   The Bachelor
1999   The Florentine 
1999   A Place Apart
1998   Beauty
1998   Rusty: A Dog's Tale
1998   Judas Kiss
1998   Walking to the Waterline 
1998   The Mighty Mississippi
1998   Hush 
1997   The Third Twin
1997   Eye of God
1997   All the Winters That Have Been
1997   Operation Delta Force
1997   Hercules
1997   Cats Don't Dance
1996   America on Wheels 
1996   The Battle of the Alamo
1996   Carried Away
1996   Innocent Victims
1995   She Stood Alone: The Tailhook Scandal
1995   A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Jealous Jokester
1994   A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Grimacing Governor
1990-1994  Evening Shade
1994   A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle
1993   The Firm
1993   Bonds of Love
1990   A Killing in a Small Town
1986-1989  Designing Women
1989   Sorry, Wrong Number
1989   Fletch Lives  
1989   Day One
1988   I'll Be Home for Christmas
1988   Emma: Queen of the South Seas
1988   The Unholy 
1988   The Fortunate Pilgrim
1987   Wall Street 
1987   Plaza Suite
1986   North and South, Book II 
1986   Dress Gray
1986   Under Siege
1985   Behind Enemy Lines
1985   North and South
1984   The Three Wishes of Billy Grier
1984   Girls Nite Out  
1984   George Washington
1984   Celebrity
1983   The Star Chamber
1982   Creepshow
1981   The Killing of Randy Webster
1981   Warlords: Rommel - The Strange Death of the Desert Fox
1980   The Kidnapping of the President  
1980   Omnibus 
1980   Off the Minnesota Strip
1980   The Fog
1979   Natural Enemies  
1979   When Hell Was in Session
1979   The Legend of the Golden Gun 
1979   Murder by Natural Causes
1978   The Awakening Land
1978   Tartuffe
1977   Capricorn One
1977   Julia 
1977   The Creeper
1977   Our Town
1977   Secret Service 
1976   33 Hours in the Life of God
1976   Midway  
1976   All the President's Men 
1974   Lincoln 
1974   The Girl from Petrovka 
1973   Magnum Force 
1973   Jonathan Livingston Seagull 
1973   Pueblo 
1972   They Only Kill Their Masters 
1972   That Certain Summer
1972   Appointment with Destiny
1971   Goodbye, Raggedy Ann
1971   Suddenly Single
1971   Travis Logan, D.A.
1970-1971  The Bold Ones: The Senator 
1970   Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 
1970   Wacky Zoo of Morgan City
1970   The Great White Hope  
1970   The People Next Door  
1969   The Name of the Game
1969   The Bold Ones: The Lawyers
1969   The F.B.I. 
1968   Wild in the Streets 
1968   Off to See the Wizard
1967   Coronet Blue
1967   Mark Twain Tonight!
1966   CBS Playhouse: The Glass Menagerie  
1966   Preview Tonight
1966   The Group
1955   Mr. Citizen
1954-1959  The Brighter Day  

Matinee Classics - The West Wing starring Martin Sheen, Allison Janney, John Spencer, Bradley Whitford, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff, Dule Hill, Rob Lowe, Joshua Malina, Stockard Channing, Lily Tomlin, Mark Harmon, Hal Holbrook, Edward James Olmos, Tim Matheson, Corbin Bernsen and James Brolin
Matinee Classics - All the President's Men starring Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam, Hal Holbrook, Jason Robards, Jane Alexander, Meredith Baxter, Ned Beatty, Polly Holliday, Stephen Collins, Penny Fuller, Robert Walden, Frank Wills, F. Murray Abraham, David Arkin, Henry Calvert, Dominic Chianese, Ron Hale, James Karen and Basil Hoffman
Matinee Classics - Magnum Force starring Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, David Soul, Tim Matheson, Kip Niven, Robert Urich, Felton Perry, Mitch Ryan, Margaret Avery, Bob McClurg, John Mitchum and Albert Popwell
Matinee Classics - Midway starring Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford, Hal Holbrook, Toshiro Mifune, Robert Mitchum, Cliff Robertson, James Shigeta, Pat Morita, Eddie Albert, Dabney Coleman, Glenn Corbett, Kevin Dobson, Erik Estrada, Christopher George, Monte Markham and Mitch Ryan
Matinee Classics - Midway starring Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford, Hal Holbrook, Toshiro Mifune, Robert Mitchum, Cliff Robertson, James Shigeta, Pat Morita, Eddie Albert, Dabney Coleman, Glenn Corbett, Kevin Dobson, Erik Estrada, Christopher George, Monte Markham and Mitch Ryan
Matinee Classics - The Bold Ones starring E.G. Marshall, David Hartman, John Saxon, Burl Ives, Joseph Campanella, James Farentino, Leslie Nielsen, Hari Rhodes, Hal Holbrook and Michael Tolan

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