Hal Holbrook

Hal Holbrook

Highest Rated: 94% All the President's Men (1976)

Lowest Rated: 8% Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973)

Birthday: Feb 17, 1925

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

A versatile leading man and supporting player whose folksy, avuncular nature often disguised his true acting firepower, Hal Holbrook was best known to audiences for his portrayal of American humorist Mark Twain in his Tony Award-winning one-man show "Mark Twain Tonight!" which he performed some 2,000 times between 1959 and 2005. Stage provided Holbrook his best showcases, but he was frequently praised for his television work, most notably in "Pueblo" (ABC, 1973), "That Certain Summer" (ABC, 1973), and the title role in the miniseries "Lincoln" (NBC, 1976). Among the more memorable of his dozens of film credits were such roles as the notorious informant known as "Deep Throat" in "All the President's Men" (1976), a guilt-stricken priest in John Carpenter's grisly ghost story "The Fog" (1980), and as the senior partner of a sinister law office with deadly ties to the mob in "The Firm" (1993). The veteran actor received an Oscar nomination for his moving performance in Sean Penn's "Into the Wild" (2008) and scores of accolades for his affecting turn as a proud man nearing the end of a hard life in "That Evening Shade" (2009). One-half of one of Hollywood's happiest marriages, Holbrook's more than quarter century relationship with actress Dixie Carter endured until her passing in 2010. Continuing to perform well into his eighth decade, Holbrook was the very definition of the working actor who loved to work - much to the enjoyment of appreciative audiences everywhere.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
20% 28% Go With Me Whizzer (Character) $16.5K 2015
44% 56% Planes: Fire & Rescue Mayday (Voice) $59.2M 2014
13% 35% Savannah Judge Harden (Character) $36.7K 2013
53% 46% Promised Land Frank Yates (Character) $7.6M 2012
89% 81% Lincoln Francis Preston Blair (Character) $182.2M 2012
60% 70% Water for Elephants Old Jacob (Character) $58.7M 2011
No Score Yet 40% Good Day for It Hec (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 17% Flying Lessons Harry Pleasant (Character) - 2010
82% 76% That Evening Sun Abner Meecham (Character) $280.3K 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silent Wings: The American Glider Pilots of World War II Narrator - 2007
83% 89% Into the Wild Ron Franz (Character) $18.4M 2007
67% 58% Shade The Professor (Character) $24.7K 2003
No Score Yet 55% Purpose Tom Walker (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 61% Haven Harold L. Ickes (Character) - 2001
42% 60% The Majestic Congressman Doyle (Character) $27.8M 2001
51% 78% Waking the Dead Isaac Green (Character) $327.4K 2000
63% 58% The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus Ak (Voice) - 2000
42% 81% Men of Honor Mr. Pappy (Character) $48.8M 2000
No Score Yet 46% The Florentine Smitty (Character) - 1999
9% 28% The Bachelor Roy O'Dell (Character) $21.7M 1999
No Score Yet 100% My Own Country Lloyd Flanders (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 50% Beauty Alexander Miller (Character) - 1998
43% 46% Judas Kiss Senator Rupert Hornbeck (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rusty: The Great Rescue Boyd Callahan (Character) - 1998
12% 35% Hush Dr. Franklin Hill (Character) $13.5M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walking to the Waterline Man on the Beach (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet All the Winters That Have Been Uncle Ren Corvin (Character) - 1997
75% 80% Eye of God Sheriff Rogers (Character) $85.7K 1997
No Score Yet 30% Operation Delta Force Admiral Henshaw (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 50% The Third Twin Pete (Character) - 1997
84% 76% Hercules Amphitryon; Hercules Foster Father (Voice) $99.1M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Innocent Victims Bob Hennis (Character) - 1996
64% 40% Carried Away Doctor Evans (Character) $155.6K 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet She Stood Alone: The Tailhook Scandal Adm. Kelso (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 22% Stormchasers Narrator - 1995
No Score Yet 20% A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Jealous Jokester Wild Bill McKenzie (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 20% A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle William McKenzie (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 33% A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Grimacing Governor Wild Bill McKenzie (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonds of Love Jim Smith (Character) - 1993
75% 64% The Firm Oliver Lambert (Character) $157M 1993
No Score Yet 65% A Killing in a Small Town Dr. Beardsley (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sorry, Wrong Number Jim Coltrane (Character) - 1989
37% 54% Fletch Lives Hamilton "Ham" Johnson (Character) $32.9M 1989
33% 43% The Unholy Archbishop Mosely (Character) $5.5M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Emma: Queen of the South Seas Jonas Coe (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet I'll Be Home for Christmas Joseph Bundy (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Plaza Suite Sam Nash (Character) - 1987
79% 81% Wall Street Lou Mannheim (Character) $41.3M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Under Siege President Maxwell Monroe (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dress Gray Gen. Charles Hedges (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind Enemy Lines Unknown (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Three Wishes of Billy Grier Grandpa Grier (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet America Remembers JFK Narrator - 1983
71% 41% The Star Chamber Judge Benjamin Caulfield (Character) - 1983
73% 68% Creepshow Henry Northrup (segment "The Crate") (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 26% Girls Nite Out Jim MacVey (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Killing of Randy Webster John Webster (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Natural Enemies Paul Steward (Character) - 1980
75% 64% The Fog Father Malone (Character) $69.5K 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Off the Minnesota Strip Bud Johansen (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 36% The Kidnapping of the President President Adam Scott (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet When Hell Was in Session Cmdr. Jeremiah A. Denton (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Legend of the Golden Gun J.R. Swackhammer (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 100% Murder by Natural Causes Arthur Sinclair (Character) - 1979
62% 57% Capricorn One Dr. James Kelloway (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Awakening Land Unknown (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 51% Rituals Harry (Character) - 1978
76% 71% Julia Alan (Character) - 1977
47% 72% Midway Commander Joseph Rochefort (Character) - 1976
94% 92% All the President's Men Deep Throat (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 20% The Girl From Petrovka Joe (Character) - 1974
8% 61% Jonathan Livingston Seagull The Elder (Voice) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pueblo Capt. Lloyd Bucher (Character) - 1973
72% 77% Magnum Force Lt. Neil Briggs (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 29% They Only Kill Their Masters Watkins (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Certain Summer Doug Salter (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suddenly Single Larry Hackett (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Goodbye Raggedy Ann Harlan Webb (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Perfect Image Mayor John Adrian (Character) - 1970
43% 67% The Great White Hope Al Cameron (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Travis Logan D.A. Matthew Sand (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wacky Zoo of Morgan City Mitch Collins (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Clear and Present Danger Senator Hays Stowe (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Whole World Is Watching Chancellor Graham (Character) - 1969
63% 50% Wild in the Streets Sen. Johnny Fergus (Character) - 1968
60% 57% The Group Gus Leroy (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Glass Menagerie Tom Wingfield (Character) - 1966

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 75% Hawaii Five-0 Leonard Patterson (Guest Star) 2017
84% 76% Grey's Anatomy Lewis Clatch (Guest Star) 2017
90% 81% Bones Red Hudmore (Guest Star) 2017
87% 91% Sons of Anarchy Unknown (Guest Star) 2014 2010
95% 93% Rectify Rutherford Gaines (Character) 2013-2014
52% No Score Yet Monday Mornings Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 45% The Event Unknown (Guest Star) 2010-2011
No Score Yet 86% Navy NCIS Mickey Stokes (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hope & Faith Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
75% 94% The West Wing Asst. Secretary of State Albie Duncan. (Guest Star) 2001-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Becker Unknown (Character) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Haven Unknown (Character) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Founding Fathers Benjamin Franklin (Character) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ken Burns American Lives Narrator 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Evening Shade Evan Evans (Character) 1990-1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Designing Women Reese Watson (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star),
Director
1986-1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet North and South, Book II Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dress Gray Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet North and South Unknown (Character) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tattletales Guest 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bold Ones: The Senator Senator Hays Stowe (Character) 1970-1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walt Disney's Disneyland Mitch Collins (Character) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Founding Fathers & Founding Brothers Unknown (Voice)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1969

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