Award winning actor Hal Holbrook, who played parts in famous horror films like “The Fog” and “Creepshow” as well as TV series such as “Sons of Anarchy” has passed away…
Emmy winning and Academy Award nominated actor Hal Holbrook has died at the age of 95.
Holbrook passed away at his home on Jan. 23 according to his personal assistant in a statement to the New York Times.
While he was best known for an iconic role where he portrayed writer Mark Twain in various forms for the better part of six decades, Holbrook was also a veteran of the stage and screen with five Emmy wins and an Oscar nomination for his part in “Into the Wild” in 2007.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Holbrook first got his start in acting during the 1950’s and he was a famed character actor, who played numerous parts in films and on television. He famously played “Deep Throat” in the iconic film “All the President’s Men” about the Watergate scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon.
In 1980, Holbrook teamed up with famed horror director John Carpenter for his film “The Fog” where he starred in a leading role as Father Malone. He then returned for another horror film two years later when he starred in a segment of “Creepshow,” which was directed by George A. Romero.
Holbrook also played President Abraham Lincoln in several different films and TV series including “North and South” and the sequel “North and South: Book 2.”
Holbrook’s career never slowed down as he continued to book appearances in films and television including a memorable role in “The Sopranos” during season 6. He also received critical acclaim for his recurring role on the FX series “Sons of Anarchy” where he played the father to Katey Sagal’s character for numerous episodes including the next to last in the series.
His final acting roles came in 2017 when he was already in his 90s.
Holbrook is survived by his three children and two stepdaughters, as well as two grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.