Harry Holcombe

Harry Holcombe, a prominent character actor of the 1960s and '70s, made his film debut with a bit part as a Nazi pilot in the 1943 war drama "The Purple V. " It'd be another 10 years before Holcombe would find his way ... Read more »
Born: 11/11/1906

Filmography

Actor (26)

Foxy Brown 1995 (Movie)

Judge Fenton (Actor)

Matilda 1977 (Movie)

Mr Hardy (Actor)

Eleanor and Franklin 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Empire of the Ants 1976 (Movie)

Harry Thompson (Actor)

Escape to Witch Mountain 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

Psychic Killer 1975 (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

Barefoot in The Park 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Getting Straight 1970 (Movie)

Dean Chesney (Actor)

The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler 1970 (Movie)

Wilson (Actor)

Gaily, Gaily 1969 (Movie)

Stranger (Actor)

The Graduate 1967 (Movie)

Minister (Actor)

The Fortune Cookie 1966 (Movie)

O'Brien (Actor)

Harlow 1965 (Movie)

Minister (Actor)

The Monkey's Uncle 1964 (Movie)

Board of Regents Member (Actor)

The Unsinkable Molly Brown 1964 (Movie)

Mr Wadlington (Actor)

Kisses For My President 1963 (Movie)

Bill Richards (Actor)

Summer Magic 1963 (Movie)

Henry Lord (Actor)

Birdman of Alcatraz 1962 (Movie)

City Editor (Actor)

Follow That Dream 1962 (Movie)

Governor (Actor)

The Manchurian Candidate 1962 (Movie)

General (Actor)

The Couch 1961 (Movie)

D A (Actor)

The Young Savages 1961 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

First Love 1953 - 1956 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bachelor 1955 - 1956 (TV Show)

Actor

Road of Life 1954 - 1955 (TV Show)

Actor

Hennessey (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Harry Holcombe, a prominent character actor of the 1960s and '70s, made his film debut with a bit part as a Nazi pilot in the 1943 war drama "The Purple V. " It'd be another 10 years before Holcombe would find his way to television, where he landed the lead in the small-town drama series "The Wonderful John Acton." The show failed to catch on, but Holcombe became a familiar face on television, earning a string of one-off roles on popular programs throughout the 1960s, including the Miami-set cop drama "Surfside 6," the science-fiction family-comedy "My Favorite Martian," and the witch-in-suburbia comedy "Bewitched." It was his work in sitcoms that led to comedic roles in films like the Jack Lemmon/Walter Matthau buddy comedy "The Fortune Cookie" and the Lucille Ball/Henry Fonda blended-family comedy "Yours, Mine and Ours." By the 1970s, Holcombe had become a recurring figure in commercials, playing Grandpa in the admired Country Time Lemonade TV spots. He also branched out into exploitation movies with a role in the pivotal Pam Grier blaxploitation feature "Foxy Brown." After a role opposite a boxing kangaroo in the crime caper "Matilda," Holcombe retired, having appeared in more than 80 film and television productions.

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