Boyd Holbrook

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Boyd Holbrook
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Holbrook in 2018
Robert Boyd Holbrook

(1981-09-01) September 1, 1981 (age 41)
OccupationActor, fashion model
Years active2001–present
SpouseTatiana Pajkovic

Robert Boyd Holbrook[1] (born September 1, 1981)[1] is an American actor. He has starred in the Netflix series Narcos (2015-2017) as DEA agent Steve Murphy and The Sandman (2022-) as Corinthian, as well as in the History miniseries Hatfields & McCoys as "Cap" Hatfield. He starred as Billy in The Skeleton Twins (2014), Peter Kristo in A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014), Donald Pierce in Logan (2017), Quinn McKenna in The Predator (2018), Pinkins in O.G. (2019), Thomas Lockhart in In the Shadow of the Moon (2019), and Ty Shaw in Vengeance (2022).

Early life[edit]

Holbrook was born in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, the son of Ellen and Don Holbrook.[2]


Holbrook was discovered while working part-time as a carpenter for Jenny Wiley Theatre in Kentucky.[1][3] He signed with Elite Models in 2001. He has worked for other agencies such as Wilhelmina Models.[citation needed] Holbrook has been a model for such designers and labels as Gucci, Jean Paul Gaultier, Versace, Hugo Boss, Bill Blass, Calvin Klein, Moschino, Marc Jacobs and DSquared².[citation needed]

Holbrook and model Omahyra Mota were the subjects of photographer Ellen Von Unwerth Paris gallery exhibition "Omahyra & Boyd" and the 2005 book of that title from Exhibitions International (ISBN 2-914171-20-X).[4][5]

He released a short series of poems through the website, accompanied by illustrations by Jamie Strachan.[6]

Holbrook studied acting with the William Esper Studio's two-year Meisner Acting Program and with Shane Ann Younts' two-year voice and speech program, and he received an SCPS Certificate in 16mm film from New York University.[7] He also has worked with acting coach Terry Knickerbocker.[8]

His prior acting work includes a role in the "Allison" music video for Permanent Me alongside model Tiah Eckhardt.[9]

Holbrook is a photographer who has done work for David Armstrong. He is also a sculptor and exhibited his work in his first art show, "Iscariot", at the Rare gallery in Chelsea, New York from April 19 to May 17, 2008.[10]

In 2014, Holbrook appeared as Jeff in David Fincher's psychological thriller Gone Girl.[11]

Holbrook portrayed DEA agent Steve Murphy in the Netflix series Narcos. In 2017, Holbrook played Donald Pierce, the antagonist in Logan, the sequel to The Wolverine.[12][13] In 2019, Holbrook starred as Thomas Lockhart in the Netflix thriller film, In the Shadow of the Moon.[14]

In January 2021, Holbrook was cast as The Corinthian in the Netflix adaptation of The Sandman.[15]

In May 2021, Holbrook was cast in the untitled fifth Indiana Jones film.[16]

Personal life[edit]

Holbrook has dated actress Elizabeth Olsen. They became engaged in March 2014, but in January 2015, they ended their engagement.[17] He later married Tatiana Pajkovic, who is Danish, and the couple have a son.[18]


Not yet released Denotes works that have not yet been released


Year Film Role Notes
2008 Milk Denton Smith
2011 Higher Ground Teenage Ethan Miller
The Reunion Douglas Cleary
Moving Takahashi[citation needed] Craig Short film
2012 The Magic of Belle Isle Luke Ford
2013 The Host Kyle O'Shea
Out of the Furnace Tattooed Guy
2014 The Skeleton Twins Billy
Little Accidents Amos Jenkins
Very Good Girls David Avery
A Walk Among the Tombstones Peter Kristo
Gone Girl Jeff
2015 Run All Night Daniel "Danny" Maguire
2016 The Free World Mo Lundy
Jane Got a Gun Vic Owen
Morgan Skip Vronsky
Cardboard Boxer Pinky
2017 Song to Song Scenes deleted[19][20]
Logan Donald Pierce
2018 O.G. Pinkins
The Predator Quinn McKenna
Time of Day[citation needed] Himself Short film
2019 In the Shadow of the Moon Thomas Lockhart
Two/One[citation needed] Kaden
2020 We Can Be Heroes Miracle Guy
2021 The Cursed John McBride
Beckett Stephen Tynan
2022 Vengeance Ty Shaw
2023 Untitled fifth Indiana Jones film Not yet released TBA Post-production[21]


Year Film Role Notes
2009 The Unusuals Punk Episode: "42"
2009 The Beautiful Life Gabriel Episode: "Pilot"
2010 Tough Trade[citation needed] Jackson Tucker Television film
2011 The Big C Mykail 6 episodes
2012 Hatfields & McCoys William "Cap" Hatfield Miniseries; 3 episodes
2013 Behind the Candelabra Cary James TV film
2015–2016 Narcos DEA agent Steve Murphy Main role (seasons 1 & 2); 20 episodes
2020 Robot Chicken Oberyn Martell, Deacon Frost (voice) Episode: "Buster Olive in: The Monkey Got Closer Overnight"
2020 The Fugitive Mike Ferro Main role
2021 The Premise Aaron Episode: "Moment of Silence"
2022 The Sandman The Corinthian Main role

Video game[edit]

Year Game Role Notes
2019 Narcos: Rise of the Cartels[22] Stephen Murphy Based on the TV series of the same name

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2012 Hamptons International Film Festival Breakthrough Performer The Host Won
2014 Milano International Film Festival Awards Best Actor Little Accidents Nominated


  1. ^ a b c Deaton, Jarrid (February 18, 2009). "Stage Presence". The Floyd County Times. Kentucky. Archived from the original on March 14, 2014. Retrieved March 13, 2014. Born and raised in Prestonsburg, Robert Boyd Holbrook ... 28...
  2. ^ "Boyd Holbrook Biography". TV Guide. Archived from the original on March 12, 2017. Retrieved March 10, 2017.
  3. ^ "Boyd Holbrook". An Evening of Scenes. n.d. Archived from the original on July 6, 2009.
  4. ^ McFadden, William. "Omahyra & Boyd". Ellen Von Unwerth (retrospective site). Archived from the original on February 21, 2006.
  5. ^ "Kamel Mennour Presents Ellen Von Unwerth: Hot things". Archived from the original on August 14, 2005.
  6. ^ Medina, Jed (March 2004). "The Poetry of Boyd Holbrook". Archived from the original on May 5, 2004.
  7. ^ Boyd Holbrook Resume. Archived from the original on February 18, 2012.
  8. ^ "Testimonials [Boyd Holbrook]". Terry Knickerbocker Studio. Archived from the original on August 3, 2016. Retrieved April 13, 2016.
  9. ^ Permanent Me - "Allison" music video feat. Boyd Holbrook Archived July 6, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "Boyd Holbrook > Rare Plus - Iscariot". April 19, 2008. Archived from the original on February 15, 2012. Retrieved February 12, 2017.
  11. ^ Smith, Krista (August 20, 2014). "Actor Boyd Holbrook on Gone Girl and His Five Other Upcoming Movies". Vanity Fair. Retrieved January 2, 2021.
  12. ^ Patten, Dominic (April 8, 2016). "'Wolverine 3' Sets 'Narcos' Boyd Holbrook As Chief Villain". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on April 20, 2016. Retrieved July 30, 2016.
  13. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (October 10, 2016). "Boyd Holbrook's Villain Character In Wolverine Sequel Unveiled". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on February 10, 2017. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  14. ^ Kroll, Justin (February 20, 2018). "'Narcos' Star Boyd Holbrook to Reteam With Netflix on Thriller Movie". Variety. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  15. ^ Neil Gaiman’s ‘The Sandman’ Casts Tom Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, Vivienne Acheampong, Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, Asim Chaudhry And Sanjeev Bhaskar
  16. ^ Kroll, Justin (2021-05-14). "'Indiana Jones 5': Boyd Holbrook and Shaunette Renée Wilson Join Harrison Ford In Next Installment". Deadline. Retrieved 2021-05-16.
  17. ^ "Boyd Holbrook on Film". Interview. 2014. Archived from the original on January 28, 2016. Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  18. ^ "Actor Boyd Holbrook Says His Wife Taught Him 'Probably 95%' of His Parenting Knowledge". People. September 27, 2019. Archived from the original on September 30, 2019. Retrieved January 18, 2021. The 'In the Shadow of the Moon' star opens up about raising son Day with Danish wife Tatiana Pajkovic
  19. ^ Donnelly, Matt (March 10, 2017). "Christian Bale, Benicio del Toro, Haley Bennett All Cut From Terrence Malick's 'Song to Song' at SXSW". Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  20. ^ Kimble, Julian (March 7, 2017). "'Moonlight' Star Trevante Rhodes Recalls That Crazy Oscar Win: "Am I Being Punk'd?"". Retrieved March 12, 2017.
  21. ^ Lovett, Jamie (February 27, 2022). "Indiana Jones 5 Wraps Filming". Retrieved February 27, 2022.
  22. ^ "Narcos: Rise of the Cartels on Steam".

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