January 1, 1936|
|Died||November 21, 1995
Los Angeles, California
|Other names||Fred Holliday|
|Spouse(s)||Judy Kapler, Nancy King|
|Children||Debra Jeanne Grossinger Rouse|
Fred Grossinger (January 1, 1936, in Pittsburgh – November 21, 1995, in Los Angeles), best known by his Hollywood name, Fred Holliday, was a stage, film and television actor renowned for his all-American face who starred in over 1,000 TV commercials from the late 1950s through the 1980s.
Holliday made guest appearances on more than 150 television shows. He was one of the Mighty Carson Art Players on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson for 12 years, performed in the daytime dramas as Ron Wyche in Days of Our Lives, as the manager at the Capwell Hotel in Santa Barbara, in nighttime dramas such as John Atherton in Dallas and was host of a short-lived daytime show, The Girl in My Life, on ABC in the early 1970s. His movie appearances included Airport, A Patch of Blue, Edge of the Axe and A Guide for the Married Man. He played in more than 50 Broadway and regional theater productions.
Professionally, Holliday served on the local board of directors of the Los Angeles chapter of AFTRA for 10 years, as well as serving on the national board of AFTRA. He was also active in the Screen Actors Guild.
- Wind Across the Everglades (1958) - Slow Boy (uncredited)
- The Prize (1963) - Swedish Officer (Nudist Meeting) (uncredited)
- The New Interns (1964) - Intern (uncredited)
- A Patch of Blue (1965) - Man (uncredited)
- A Guide for the Married Man (1967) - Party Guest
- Airport (1970) - Chester Jennings - Passenger (uncredited)
- Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970) - Military Computer Entry - Missile Launch (uncredited)
- Lapin 360 (1972)
- First Family (1980) - U. N. Official #1
- Edge of the Axe (1988) - Frank McIntosh
- Lobster Man from Mars (1989) - Colonel Ankrum
- Weiskind, Ron (29 November 1995) "Fred Holliday: Actor who feasted on commercials" Pittsburgh Post-Gazette page B-6
- "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" TV Shows Guide
- Fred Holliday (I) on Internet Movie Database
- Armstrong, Jim; Traub-Metlay, Suzanne and Reese, Jean "Santa Barbara Character List"
- "Dallas cast Deaths"
- "Girl in My Life" (1973) on Internet Movie Database
- "Obituaries: Fred Holliday" Daily Variety 29 November 1995
- Robb, David (1993) "Top SAG race a 5-way heat" The Hollywood Reporter 16 September 1993
- Fred Grossinger on Internet Movie Database
- Fred Grossinger at Find a Grave
- Fred Holliday on the Johnny Carson Show Jpeg formatted image file, poor quality
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