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Robert Boyd Holbrook[2] (born circa 1981)[2] is an American actor and fashion model. He has appeared in films such as Milk, Out of the Furnace, Run All Night, A Walk Among the Tombstones, and Gone Girl, and stars as DEA Agent Steve Murphy in the Netflix series Narcos. In 2012, he starred in the series Hatfields & McCoys (miniseries) as "Cap" Hatfield, and in 2017, he portrayed villain Donald Pierce in Logan.

Boyd Holbrook
Boyd Holbrook Very Good Girls Premiere (cropped).jpg
Holbrook in January 2013
Born Robert Boyd Holbrook
September 1981 (age 35)
Prestonsburg, Kentucky
Occupation Actor, fashion model
Years active 2001–present
Modeling information
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1]
Hair color Blonde[1]
Eye color Blue[1]

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Early lifeEdit

Holbrook was born in Prestonsburg, Kentucky,[2] the son of Ellen and Don Holbrook.[3]

CareerEdit

Holbrook was discovered while working part-time as a carpenter for Jenny Wiley Theatre in Kentucky.[2][4] He signed with Elite Models in 2001. He has worked for other agencies such as Wilhelmina Models.[citation needed] Holbrook has been a model for such designers and labels as Gucci, Jean Paul Gaultier, Versus, Hugo Boss, Bill Blass, Calvin Klein, Moschino, Marc Jacobs, DSquared².[citation needed]

Holbrook and model Omahyra Mota were the subjects of photographer Ellen Von Unwerth Paris gallery exhibition "Omahyra & Boyd" and the 2005 book of that title from Exhibitions International (ISBN 2-914171-20-X).[5][6]

He released a short series of poems through the website Model-Max.com, accompanied by illustrations by Jamie Strachan.[7]

Holbrook studied acting with the William Esper Studio's two-year Meisner Acting Program, and with Shane Ann Younts' two-year voice and speech program, and he received an SCPS Certificate in 16mm film from New York University.[1] He also has worked with acting coach Terry Knickerbocker.[8]

His prior acting work includes a role in the "Allison" music video for Permanent Me alongside model Tiah Eckhardt.[9]

Holbrook is also a photographer who has done work for David Armstrong. He is also a sculptor, and exhibited his work in his first art show, "Iscariot", at the Rare gallery in Chelsea, New York from April 19 to May 17, 2008.[10]

Holbrook portrays DEA agent Steve Murphy in the Netflix series Narcos.

In 2017, Holbrook played Donald Pierce, the antagonist in Logan, the sequel to The Wolverine.[11][12]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Film Role Notes
2008 Milk Denton Smith as Robert Boyd Holbrook
2011 Higher Ground Teenage Ethan Miller
The Reunion Douglas Cleary
Moving Takahashi Craig Short film
2012 The Magic of Belle Isle Luke Ford
2013 The Host Kyle O'Shea
Out of the Furnace Tattooed Guy
2014 The Skeleton Twins Billy
Little Accidents Amos Jenkins
Very Good Girls David Avery
A Walk Among the Tombstones Peter Kristo
Gone Girl Jeff
2015 Run All Night Danny Maguire
2016 The Free World Mo Lundy
Jane Got a Gun Vic Owen
Morgan Skip Vronsky
Cardboard Boxer Pinky
2017 Song to Song Scenes cut[13][14]
Logan Donald Pierce
2018 The Predator Quinn McKenna In post-production

TelevisionEdit

Year Film Role Notes
2009 The Unusuals Punk Episode: "42"
2009 The Beautiful Life: TBL Gabriel Episode: "Pilot"
2010 Tough Trade Jackson Tucker TV film
2011 The Big C Mykail 6 episodes
2012 Hatfields & McCoys William "Cap" Hatfield Miniseries; 3 episodes
2013 Behind the Candelabra Cary James TV film
2015-Present Narcos Steve Murphy 20 episodes

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2012 Hamptons International Film Festival Breakthrough Performer The Host Won
2014 Milano International Film Festival Awards Best Actor Little Accidents Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Boyd Holbrook Resume. Archived from the original on February 18, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d Deaton, Jarrid (February 18, 2009). "Stage Presence". The Floyd County Times. Kentucky. Retrieved March 13, 2014. ...Holbrook, 28... 
  3. ^ "Boyd Holbrook Biography". TVGuide.com. Archived from the original on March 10, 2017. Retrieved March 10, 2017.  Additional on March 10, 2017.
  4. ^ "Boyd Holbrook". An Evening of Scenes. n.d. Archived from the original on July 6, 2009. 
  5. ^ McFadden, William. "Omahyra & Boyd". Ellen Von Unwerth (retrospective site). Archived from the original on February 21, 2006. 
  6. ^ "Kamel Mennour Presents Ellen Von Unwerth: Hot things". Parisiana.com. Archived from the original on August 14, 2005. 
  7. ^ Medina, Jed (March 2004). "The Poetry of Boyd Holbrook". Model-Max.com. Archived from the original on May 5, 2004. 
  8. ^ "Testimonials [Boyd Holbrook]". Terry Knickerbocker Studio. Archived from the original on August 3, 2016. Retrieved April 13, 2016. 
  9. ^ Permanent Me - "Allison" music video feat. Boyd Holbrook Archived July 6, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ "Boyd Holbrook > Rare Plus - Iscariot". Artslant.com. April 19, 2008. Archived from the original on February 15, 2012. Retrieved February 12, 2017. 
  11. ^ Patten, Dominic (April 8, 2016). "'Wolverine 3' Sets 'Narcos' Boyd Holbrook As Chief Villain". Deadline.com. Archived from the original on April 20, 2016. Retrieved July 30, 2016. 
  12. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (October 10, 2016). "Boyd Holbrook's Villain Character In Wolverine Sequel Unveiled". Deadline.com. Archived from the original on February 10, 2017. Retrieved October 20, 2016. 
  13. ^ Donnelly, Matt (March 10, 2017). "Christian Bale, Benicio del Toro, Haley Bennett All Cut From Terrence Malick’s ‘Song to Song’ at SXSW". TheWrap.com. Retrieved March 11, 2017. 
  14. ^ Kimble, Julian (March 7, 2017). "'Moonlight' Star Trevante Rhodes Recalls That Crazy Oscar Win: "Am I Being Punk'd?"". Complex.com. Retrieved March 12, 2017. 

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