Geoffrey Holder

Geoffrey Holder

Highest Rated: 88% Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask) (1972)

Lowest Rated: 0% Krakatoa, East of Java (1969)

Birthday: Aug 01, 1930

Birthplace: Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, West Indies

A Tony-winning actor, dancer, director and choreographer, Geoffrey Holder was a magnetic figure in multiple mediums - film, television, theater and advertising - for over four decades. Tall, sepulchral-toned and radiating refinement and good cheer from every pore, Holder established himself on the Broadway stage as a dancer and choreographer in the 1950s before branching into television and film as an actor who specialized in fantastic personas like his sinister Baron Samedi in "Live and Let Die" (1973) and the mystical and heroic Punjab in "Annie" (1982). On television, he embodied the warmth of the islands in much-loved commercials for 7-UP, among others, while his stage career included the original production of "The Wiz" (1976), which brought him two Tonys. Though his visibility dropped off in subsequent decades prior to his death in October 2014, Holder and his distinctively deep, Trinidadian accented voice remained an indelible part of the pop culture landscape - an immediately identifiable image and sound that suggested exotic lands, carefree movement and above all, an unquenchable love of life, which radiated in all of his work.

Highest rated movies




No Score Yet No Score Yet The Magistical Narrator - 2008
83% 51% Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Narrator (Voice) $206.5M 2005
No Score Yet 88% Chance or Coincidence Unknown (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 60% Tropical Rainforest Narrator - 1992
43% 59% Boomerang Nelson (Character) $66.7M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ghost of a Chance Johnson (Character) - 1987
57% 69% Annie Punjab (Character) - 1982
44% 57% Swashbuckler Cudjo (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 55% The Noah Friday (Voice) - 1974
67% 64% Live and Let Die Baron Samedi (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Without a Country Slave on ship (Character) - 1973
88% 69% Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask) The Sorcerer (Character) - 1972
0% 27% Krakatoa, East of Java Sailor (Character) - 1969
29% 57% Doctor Dolittle Willie Shakespeare (Character) - 1967


No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1971-1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarzan Mayko (Guest Star) 1967-1968


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