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Geoffrey Holder (1930–2014)


Dancer, choreographer and actor Geoffrey Holder was born on August 1, 1930, in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, into a middle-class family. One of four children, he was taught painting and dancing by his older brother Boscoe Holder, whose dance troupe, the Holder Dance Company, the young Geoffrey joined when he was seven years old. Geoffrey assumed ... See full bio »

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 2008 Butterfield (Short)
Mr. Emory
 2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Narrator (voice)
 2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Video Game)
The Narrator (voice)
 2002-2003 Cyberchase (TV Series)
Master Pi
- Double Trouble (2003) ... Master Pi (voice)
 1998 Chance or Coincidence
Owner of Soutine's Bar
 1997 Bear in the Big Blue House (TV Series)
Ray the Sun (????-) (voice)
 1995 Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller (Video Game)
Jean St. Mouchoir (voice)
 1992 Boomerang
Nelson
 1987 Ghost of a Chance (TV Movie)
Johnson
 1982 Annie
Punjab
 1980 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Jupiter
- The Gold Bug (1980) ... Jupiter
 1976 Swashbuckler
Cudjo
 1975 The Noah
Friday
 1973 The Man Without a Country (TV Movie)
Slave on ship
 1970 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Paul Trion
- Nice Girls Marry Stockbrokers (1970) ... Paul Trion
 1968 Krakatoa: East of Java
Sailor
 1967-1968 Tarzan (TV Series)
Mayko / Zwengi
- A Gun for Jai (1968) ... Mayko
- The Pride of the Lioness (1967) ... Zwengi
 1967 Androcles and the Lion (TV Movie)
Lion
 1959 Porgy and Bess
Dancer (uncredited)
 1957 Carib Gold
Voodoo Dancer
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Other Works:

Stage: Director/Costume Designer for "The Wiz" on Broadway. NOTE: Won Tony Awards for Best Director of a Musical and Best Costume Designer. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Height:

6' 6" (1.98 m)
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Trivia:

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'). See more »

Trademark:

Towering height. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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