Geoffrey Holder

Actor, Director, Designer
A Tony-winning actor, dancer, director and choreographer, Geoffrey Holder was a magnetic figure in multiple mediums - film, television, theater and advertising - for over four decades. Tall, sepulchral-toned and ... Read more »
Born: 07/31/1930

Filmography

Actor (28)

The Magistical 2014 (Movie)

Narrator (Actor)

The Apprentice 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Carmen & Geoffrey 2009 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 (Movie)

Narrator (Actor)

Cyberchase 2001 (TV Show)

Voice

The Ninth Annual Trumpet Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Chef du Jour 1994 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Rosie O'Donnell's Kids Are Punny 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

Hasards ou coincidences 1998 (Movie)

Gerry (Actor)

Going, Going, Almost Gone! Animals in Danger 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Voice

Boomerang 1992 (Movie)

Nelson (Actor)

Tropical Rain Forest 1992 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Night of 100 Stars III 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

16th Annual Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Ghost of a Chance 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

John Grin's Christmas 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Dance Black America 1986 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Annie 1982 (Movie)

Punjab (Actor)

Swashbuckler 1976 (Movie)

Cudjo (Actor)

The Noah 1975 (Movie)

Voice of Friday (Actor)

Live and Let Die 1973 (Movie)

Baron Samedi (Actor)

Krakatoa, East of Java 1969 (Movie)

Bazooki Man (Actor)

Doctor Dolittle 1967 (Movie)

Willie Shakespeare (Actor)

All Night Long 1963 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

A Ghost of a Chance (Movie)

Johnson (Actor)

Goosed (TV Show)

Actor

The Man Without a Country (TV Show)

Actor
Music (3)

Hasards ou coincidences 1998 (Movie)

("For All We Know") (Song Performer)

The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Annie 1982 (Movie)

("We Got Annie") (Song Performer)
Other (3)

Carmen & Geoffrey 2009 (Movie)

(Choreographer)

The Cosby Show 1984 - 1992 (TV Show)

Choreographer

Live and Let Die 1973 (Movie)

(Choreographer)

Biography

A Tony-winning actor, dancer, director and choreographer, Geoffrey Holder was a magnetic figure in multiple mediums - film, television, theater and advertising - for over four decades. Tall, sepulchral-toned and radiating refinement and good cheer from every pore, Holder established himself on the Broadway stage as a dancer and choreographer in the 1950s before branching into television and film as an actor who specialized in fantastic personas like his sinister Baron Samedi in "Live and Let Die" (1973) and the mystical and heroic Punjab in "Annie" (1982). On television, he embodied the warmth of the islands in much-loved commercials for 7-UP, among others, while his stage career included the original production of "The Wiz" (1976), which brought him two Tonys. Though his visibility dropped off in subsequent decades prior to his death in October 2014, Holder and his distinctively deep, Trinidadian accented voice remained an indelible part of the pop culture landscape - an immediately identifiable image and sound that suggested exotic lands, carefree movement and above all, an unquenchable love of life, which radiated in all of his work.

Relationships

Carmen de Lavallade

Wife

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