Hal Holbrook To Guest Star On THE EVENT

Emmy and Tony Award-winning Hal Holbrook will guest-star in an arc of several episodes on NBC’s new conspiracy-thriller series “The Event” (Mondays, 9-10 p.m. ET) which debuts on September 20.

Holbrook will play Dempsey, a businessman with shadowy intentions, who will be revealed as an antagonist to President Martinez (Blair Underwood) beginning with his first scheduled appearance on October 11.

Among his many awards nominations, Holbrook became the oldest nominee for an Oscar when he was nominated in 2007 for “Into the Wild.”

He has won four Emmys for his performances in “Portrait of America,” “Lincoln,” “Pueblo” and “The Bold Ones,” and was nominated six other times. He won the Tony Award for his one-man performance in “Mark Twain Tonight.”

Holbrook most recently appeared in several episodes of the series “Sons of Anarchy.” Among his many feature-film credits are “The Majestic,” “The Firm,” “Wall Street,” “Julia,” “All the President’s Men,” “Fletch Lives,” “The Fog,” “Midway,” “Capricorn One,” “Magnum Force,” “The Great White Hope” and “The Group.”

Among Holbrook’s extensive television credits are his regular series roles on the comedy “Evening Shade” and in the drama “The Bold Ones.” He also had memorable roles in such television movies as “Pueblo,” “That Certain Summer,” “Day One,” “Dress Gray,” “Under Siege,” “A Killing in a Small Town,” “When Hell Was in Session” and “Plaza Suite.” He also has appeared in the miniseries “North and South,” “North and South: Book II,” “George Washington” and “The Awakening Land.”

In addition, Holbrook has guest-starred in such series as “ER,” “The West Wing,” “Designing Women,” “Becker,” “The Outer Limits” and “Family Law.” He also has narrated or hosted many television specials, including “The Mighty Mississippi,” “America on Wheels” and “The Battle of the Alamo.”

Holbrook recently wrapped production on the feature film “Water for Elephants,” in which he plays the older version of star Robert Pattinson’s character.

“The Event” is an emotional, high-octane conspiracy thriller that follows Sean Walker (Jason Ritter, “The Class”), an everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his would-be fiance, Leila (Sarah Roemer, “Disturbia“), and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history.

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