Highly respected for his stage performances of Mark Twain, which he began as a college student, Holbrook's career has also crossed heavily into film and television.
A multi-time Emmy winner, he earned his first Academy Award nomination at age 82 for his performance in the 2007 film After attending Indiana's Culver Military Academy, Holbrook enrolled at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, to study theater.
He made his film debut in Sidney Lumet's ‘The Group’ in 1966.
The mid 60’s and early 70’s was an important period in his film career as it was the time he performed in The Mark Twain Show.
His reminiscences were so sweet that we pulled them out for a short Valentine’s Day special.
His father, Harold Rowe Holbrook, Sr and mother Aileen (Davenport) Holbrook, abandoned him at the age of two. Date of Birth: February 17, 1925 Ethnicity: English Hal Holbrook is an American actor. Davenport (the son of Hollis Davenport and Jemima J. Hollis was the son of Edson Davenport and Jane Saddoris.George was the son of Jason Holbrook and Caroline White. His credits from this period include roles in such films as (1974-76), both of which resulted in Emmy wins. (born February 17, 1925) is an American film and stage actor and television director.