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Geoffrey Holder

Biography

Professional and choreographer who all narrated Charlie as well as the Delicious chocolate Stock and designed the place for the music Timbuktu! in 1978. He also performed Willie Shakespeare in Doctor Dolittle and portrayed The Socerer in ALL YOU Always Wished to FIND OUT ABOUT Sex But Had been Afraid to Consult. He debuted in every Night Long, that was a modern revise of Shakespeare’s Othello. He gained a Tony Prize in 1957 for the path and costume style of The Wiz. He wedded dancer Carmen De Lavallade in 1955 after reaching her in the set of Line of Bouquets. He was the narrator of Charlie as well as the Delicious chocolate Stock, starring Johnny Depp.

Quick Facts


Full Name Geoffrey Holder
Date Of Birth August 1, 1930
Died October 5, 2014, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of Birth Port of Spain, Trinidad And Tobago
Height 1.98 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education Queen's Royal College
Nationality Trinidadian, American
Spouse Carmen de Lavallade
Children Leo Anthony Lamont
Parents Louise de Frense, Arthur Holder
Siblings Boscoe Holder
Awards Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical, Tony Award for Best Costume Design, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Costume Design, Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, Latin America & Caribbean
Nominations Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Choreography
Movies Live and Let Die, Annie, Carmen & Geoffrey, Doctor Dolittle, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Boomerang, Swashbuckler, The Noah, Chance or Coincidence, Carib Gold, Tropical Rainforest: IMAX, Goosed, Alice in Wonderland, Aladdin, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex*, Krakatoa, East of Java, The History Makers: Courage, The Magistical, The Man Without a Country, Ghost of a Chance
TV Shows Bear in the Big Blue House
Star Sign Leo

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#Fact
1 Passed away within 1 1/2 months after two other actors whom also played 007 Villian henchmen: Gottfried John (Goldeneye') and Richard Kiel ('the Spy who Loved me','Moonraker').
2 Father of Leo Holder.
3 Upon winning the best-director Tony Award in 1975, he said in his acceptance speech, "Just try making that out of a cola nut!" This was a reference to his television commercial for 7-Up, which ended with the same words.
4 Younger brother of Boscoe Holder.
5 In 1975, won two Tony Awards for "The Wiz": as Best Director (Musical) and Best Costume Designer. He was also Tony-nominated as Best Costume Designer in 1978 for "Timbuktu!"
6 He was the bald "Un-cola Man" with the deep voice and memorable "Ha Ha Ha Ha" laugh in the 7-Up soda television commercials in the 1970s and 1980s.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Butterfield 2008 Short Mr. Emory
The Little Wizard: Guardian of the Magic Crystals 2008 Narrator
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 Narrator (voice)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 Video Game The Narrator (voice)
Cyberchase 2002-2003 TV Series Master Pi
Goosed 1999 Dr. Bowman
Hasards ou coïncidences 1998 Owner of Soutine's Bar
Bear in the Big Blue House 1997 TV Series Ray the Sun (????-) (voice)
Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller 1995 Video Game Jean St. Mouchoir (voice)
Boomerang 1992 Nelson
Where Confucius Meets the New Wave 1987 Narrator
Ghost of a Chance 1987 TV Movie Johnson
John Grin's Christmas 1986 TV Movie Ghost of Christmas Future
Great Performances 1983 TV Series Cheshire Cat
Annie 1982 Punjab
ABC Weekend Specials 1980 TV Series Jupiter
Swashbuckler 1976 Cudjo
The Noah 1975 Friday
Live and Let Die 1973 Baron Samedi
The Man Without a Country 1973 TV Movie Slave on ship
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask 1972 Sorcerer
It Takes a Thief 1970 TV Series Paul Trion
Krakatoa: East of Java 1968 Sailor
Tarzan 1967-1968 TV Series Mayko / Zwengi
Doctor Dolittle 1967 William Shakespeare X
Androcles and the Lion 1967 TV Movie Lion
Porgy and Bess 1959 Dancer (uncredited)
The DuPont Show of the Month 1958 TV Series Genie
Carib Gold 1957 Voodoo Dancer
The United States Steel Hour 1957 TV Series Calypso Singer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Cosby Show 1988-1989 TV Series choreographer - 25 episodes
The Wiz 1978 Video director: play
Swashbuckler 1976 choreographer
Live and Let Die 1973 choreographer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1990 TV Special performer: "Kiss the Girl", "Under the Sea"
Annie 1982 performer: "We Got Annie", "Finale Medley: I Don't Need Anything But You/We Got Annie/Tomorrow" - uncredited

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Geoffrey Holder: The Unknown Side... 2002 Documentary

Costume Designer

Costume Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Wiz 1978 Video

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2014 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 29th Annual Tony Awards 1975 TV Special Himself
Bond 1973: The Lost Documentary 1973 Documentary short Himself
The David Frost Show 1969-1971 TV Series Himself
Ni figue ni raisin 1964 TV Series Himself
All Night Long 1962 Himself (uncredited)
Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age 2017 Documentary post-production Himself
The Apprentice 2011 TV Series Himself
Josephine Baker - Schwarze Diva in einer weißen Welt 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The History Makers 2005 Video documentary Himself
Carmen and Geoffrey 2005 Documentary Himself
School's Out: Self-taught Artists 2002 Documentary short William Hawkins
Geoffrey Holder: The Unknown Side... 2002 Documentary Himself
The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story 1996 Documentary Himself
Tropical Rainforest 1992 Documentary short Narrator (voice)
Night of 100 Stars III 1990 TV Movie Himself
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1990 TV Special Himself - Performer: 'Kiss the Girl' and 'Under the Sea'
Night of 100 Stars II 1985 TV Movie Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1983 TV Special documentary Himself
Today 1983 TV Series Himself
Tom Cottle: Up Close 1983 TV Series Himself
Lights, Camera, Annie! 1982 TV Movie documentary Himself / Punjab
All by Myself: The Eartha Kitt Story 1982 Documentary Himself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1981 TV Movie Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1978 TV Series Dancer / Himself - Singer / Himself - Actor
A Pirate Ship Sails Again! The Making of Swashbuckler 1976 Documentary short Himself
Dinah! 1975 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
No Small Parts 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
The 87th Annual Academy Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Actor (In Memoriam)
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
Top Gear 2012 TV Series Baron Seamedi
Premiere Bond: Opening Nights 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Inside 'A View to a Kill' 2000 Video documentary short Baron Samdei
Inside 'The Man with the Golden Gun' 2000 Video documentary short Baron Samedi
Inside 'Live and Let Die' 1999 Video documentary short Himself
Paris Is Burning 1990 Documentary Himself (uncredited)

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#Trademark
1 Towering height.
2 A deep voice, very reminiscent of James Earl Jones
3 Bald head & a deep laugh

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