An Emmy Award winning TV journalist, program host and actor, Holbrook has been wandering through America’s television landscape for almost 30 years, most of that time as the main anchor at five terribly important TV stations, including ones in Boston and New York City, not to mention Tulsa and Reno.
Currently playing Jim Haggerty on The Onion News Network’s web and TV episodes of “Today NOW!” (a parody morning show airing on IFC), Holbrook draws on his deep understanding of how ridiculous TV news often is. While we don’t know what the actor Ben Stiller thinks of Holbrook as a legit TV anchorman, Stiller did tweet recently that Holbrook was “the funniest fake news anchor I have ever seen!”
In addition to all those years proudly defending America’s right to know as a newsman, Holbrook produced and hosted the weekly show “Tennis Television” for five years in the ‘90’s, and he specialized in consumer and financial news as host and reporter for “BusinessWeek TV”, a nationally syndicated show, for four years, through early 2008, a time referred to in the business world as “the beginning of the end”. Just as it was for "BusinessWeek TV".
As an actor, Holbrook has appeared in several major motion pictures including The Manchurian Candidate, I Am Legend, The International and Power as well as several independent films. He has been featured on several episodes of Law & Order SVU, and Criminal Intent, and even performed as a doctor (twice!) on Days of Our Lives. Even so, he was unable to save the show’s life. He also has a long list of credits on the New York stage, mostly in boxy black-walled rooms with impeded views, but also in larger houses, including at least one Off Broadway venue. Dreams of performing in a Broadway musical are likely to go unrealized, at least partially because he is not qualified.
Holbrook is founder and CEO of the video production studio ActorIntro, which specializes in creating video marketing tools for actors and others who are needy of attention.
LATEST NEWS: Watch for The Onion's YouTube Channel premiere of an 8 part series Porkin' Across America with Jim Haggerty in October 2012. And Holbrook recently (Summer 2012) wrapped up a World Premier play at NJ Rep in Long Branch, NJ, American Stare.
Member of SAG- AFTRA and Equity.