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Hal Holbrook - Overview

Date of Birth: Feb 17, 1925    
Place of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Nationality: United States
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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 nea... Read More
Played a schoolteacher going against oil barons in "Promised Land," directed by Gus Van Sant
Cast opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln"
Portrayed an Older Jacob Jankowski in the film adaptation of Sara Gruen's novel "Water for Elephants"
Portrayed an Older Jacob Jankowski in the film adaptation of Sara Gruen's novel, "Water for Elephants"
2010 - 2011
Appeared in multi-episode arc on NBC drama "The Event"
Landed recurring role as Katey Sagal's character's father on FX's "Sons of Anarchy"
Had a multi-episode arc on NBC's "The Event"