A true legend in the world of acting whose career spanned an incredible seven decades, we’ve learned the sad news this morning that Hal Holbrook has passed away at 95 years old.
Throughout his career, Hal Holbrook earned ten Primetime Emmy awards nominations across three decades for his work in television, winning four of those awards for “The Bold Ones: The Senator,” “Pueblo,” “Lincoln” and “Portrait of America.” Holbrook was years later nominated for the Best Supporting Actor award at the Oscars in 2008, for Into the Wild.
Holbrook is also known for his long-running one-man-show Mark Twain Tonight!, along with the films Wild in the Streets, Magnum Force, Capricorn One, The Star Chamber, Wall Street, All the President’s Men, Water for Elephants, Promised Land and Spielberg’s Lincoln. Holbrook recently played the role of Nate Madock for five episodes of “Sons of Anarchy.”
Here in the world of horror, Hal Holbrook made his mark in the early 1980s, starring in both John Carpenter’s The Fog and George A. Romero & Stephen King’s Creepshow. Holbrook played Father Malone in The Fog, and Henry Northrup in Creepshow segment “The Crate.”
Other genre roles for Holbrook include Rituals (1977), The Unholy (1988), Hush (1998), and the episode titled “Final Appeal” from “The Outer Limits” that aired in the year 2000.
Hal Holbrook is survived by his children Victoria, David and Eve.