Will Holbrook is an actor and filmmaker. He opted not to attend any schooling after high school, choosing to seize every moment he could and work his way up the business ladder with passion and hard work. Interested with visual storytelling his entire life, he decided as a toddler he was meant to act. He visited sets of his Grandfather's (Hal Holbrook) growing up, and first worked on a set as a PA at 16. He waited to begin his career until he graduated high school, and five days later he drove to LA with two suitcases to begin the rest of his life. He rapidly made his first appearance on camera, first leads in short films, first lead in a feature film, first on location shoots around the country, and first professional stage lead (as Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest), and was cast in his first SAG-AFTRA feature film, all leading up to his signing with Esprit Talent Agency in May of 2016. Will had his first lead role in a feature film, The Gunman at 18. He was cast in his first SAG-AFTRA feature film also when he was 18, The Clinch Mountain Tracker. He was born in Bronx, New York, and grew up mostly in Bloomsbury, New Jersey. He currently studies at Ivana Chubbuck Studio and is always preparing for shoots and auditions. In February and March 2017 he will take the stage at Archway Theatre in North Hollywood as Romeo in a period production of Romeo and Juliet.
Name: Will Holbrook
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Actor and Filmmaker
Romeo and Juliet
Theater by Archway Theater/Steven Sabel (Drama) Romeo Behind the guidance of experienced director Steven Sabel, I got to cross off a bucket list role that I didn't imagine I'd ever play, let alone at the proper age. This full period-production goes up at the Archway Theater in February and March of 2017.
The Clinch Mountain Tracker
Film by Brandon Watson (Action, Drama and Western) Supporting My first ever SAG-AFTRA feature film role, a lumber clerk with 8 lines. Exciting!
Film (short) by Roberto Escamilla (Comedy and Drama) Supporting A teenage boy's friends try to pressure him into sex.
Film (short) by Sarah Boudigou (Drama) Lead In the future, a teen boy receives a humanistic robot (me) for his birthday.
The Last Sorcerer
Film (short) by Paul Lewicki (Comedy, Drama and Horror) Lead Two best friends encounter a supernatural, time traveling creature that kidnaps a friend at a house party and hire a mysterious, magic wielding, traveler to help them get their friend back.
Tunnels Above Ground
Film (short) by Bronwen Carson (Drama) Lead The project I am most proud of thus far in my career, this 30 minute short focuses on the true story of a family leading up to and after the loss of their beloved son and brother (me), who suffered and fought through nerve and brain degeneration, paralysis, strokes, contracture of the limbs, and lastly acute respiratory syndrome.
Theater by Archway Theater/Steven Sabel (Drama) Marcellus I played Marcellus in the classic opening scene of this period production of the legendary play.
Film (short) by Noel Dombroski (Comedy and Drama) Lead Two college student's paths interject late one night on campus, leading to a wild night of exploration, danger, and triumph.
Film (short) by Steve Arm (Comedy and Drama) Supporting A look at the world inside a liquor store and it's cast of characters customers.
Film (short) by Cairo Smith (Comedy) Supporting In the far distant future humans, aliens, and robots live together, sometimes peacefully, sometimes not.
Revolt TV: The Voices of the Future, 2016 Election
Television by Revolt TV (News) Panel Guest (as Will Holbrook) My first appearance on TV, also live TV came as a guest panel member recapping the first presidential debate on 9/26/16.
Film (short) by Jonathan Kim (Drama) Lead A young mentally unstable man (me) experiences the highs and lows of learning he is going to be a father.
One Hour Outcall
Film by William Norrett (Comedy) Lead A young man grapples with falling in love. I played his eccentric stoner best friend in my third feature film.
The Importance of Being Earnest
Theater by Archway Theater/Michael Shane Eastman and Will Kliest Algernon I got to play the classic role of Algernon in this production of Oscar Wilde's legendary farcical play. This was my first professional stage lead.
Party At His House
Film (short) by Alissa Goldman (Comedy) Supporting My first appearance on camera came as a one line role as a 'stoner boyfriend' in this short film.
Film by Paulette Lifton (Action, Comedy, Drama, Family and 1 More) Lead My first feature film appearance and first feature film lead came in this project, the story of a father-son relationship and their struggles to connect after the mother died.
The Last Ice Cream
Film (short) by Alberto Aguilar (Comedy) Lead Two roommates fight to the death over who gets to eat the last ice cream bar.
Film (short) by Nolan Croce (Comedy) Lead An anal retentive college student in a library (me) tries to get another student to follow the rules.
Film (short) by Ian O'Connor (Drama) Lead A boy (me) confronts his overprotective parents.