Boyd Holbrook’s acting career resulted in the Prestonsburg native traveling halfway around the world to help tell a story from his own backyard.
Holbrook, who can currently be seen in the History Channel miniseries, “Hatfields and McCoys,” playing the part of William “Cap” Hatfield, had his acting debut in 2008, playing the role of Denton Smith in the feature film, “Milk.” In his latest role, he plays the son of Hatfield patriarch, “Devil” Anse Hatfield. In the first installment of the series, Holbrook’s character was the victim of a logging accident which resulted the loss of his eye.
In the series, Holbrook shares the screen with Hollywood superstars, such as Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Mare Winningham, Powers Boothe and Tom Berenger. The series was filmed in Romania.
Holbrook has also appeared in the Showtime series, “The Big C,” and will be featured in two big-screen releases slated for next year, “The Host” and “Very Good Girls.”
The premiere of the three-part series aired Monday, with the next two episodes playing tonight and tomorrow, at 9 p.m. each night, on The History Channel. The entire series will be replayed Saturday night, beginning at 6 p.m.