Blinn, Holbrook was born on January 23, 1872 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Colonel Charles H. and Nellie (Holbrook) Blinn.
Educated Stanford University, California.
First appeared on stage as a child in “The Streets of New York,” 1878. Played Corporal Ferry in “The New South,” at Broadway Theatre, New York, 1893. Two seasons with same play, then leading man with Effie Ellsler and Roland Reed.
Debut on London stage as Wing Shee, in “The Cat and the Cherub,” at Lyric Theatre, October 30, 1897. In America in “To Have and To Hold” and “The Battle of the Strong”. Played for 3 seasons as leading man with Mistress Fiske in “Salvation Nell,” “Becky Sharpe,” “Hannele,” and a number of other plays.
Organized the Princess Theatre, New York, and produced 30 one-act plays, also toured the country with same. Starred with Blanche Bates in a recruiting propaganda play called “Getting Together”. Starred in “The Challenge,” season 1919-1920.
Joint star with Mary Nash in “Man and Woman,” 1920. Starred in “The Bad Man,” 1920-1923. Moving pictures, 1923-1924.
Starred in “The Dove,” 1925-1926. Produced, also starred in Molnar’s “The Play’s the Thing,” 1926, and toured with same play, 1927-1928. Home: Croton-on-Hudson, New York.