Anthony Holland was an American actor, best known for his comic performances in theater, film and television.
Holland graduated from the University of Chicago and studying acting with Lee Strasberg during the 1960s. He was one of the original members of The Second City improvisational comedy group.
In 1963 he had his first appearance in Broadway theatre in Lillian Hellman's comedy My Mother, My Father and Me. He subsequently appeared in several other Broadway rolesand in regional-theater productions, as well as in Off-Broadway productions of Victims of Duty, Waiting for Godot and Brendan Behan's Quare Fellow. In 1987 he appeared in in Martha Clarke's 1987 adaptation of several stories by Franz Kafka, The Hunger Artist, for which his performance was praised by the New York Times' theatre critic Frank Rich.
His film appearances included the 1979 Bob Fosse film All That Jazz, Klute and Paul Mazursky's 1982 film The Tempest. He also appeared in television series including The Mary Tyler Moore Show, M*A*S*H, Hill Street Blues and Cagney and Lacey.
Holland committed suicide in 1988 following a long illness with HIV/AIDS.
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