Holland, Joseph Jefferson was born on December 20, 1860 in New York City. Son of George and Catherine (DeLuce) Holland.
Educational public schools. Unmarried. First appeared on stage at age of 6 as footman with fairy coach, with Mistress John Wood in “Cinderella,” at Olympic Theatre, New York. Later as the boy, with J. K. Stoddart, in “Grandfather Whitehead”.
After serving as clerk various commercial houses, returned to stage permanently with George Rignold, March 25, 1878, in Shakespeare’s “Henry V”. Played various rôles in New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco. Starred with brother, E. M. Holland, in “The Social Highwayman,” under management of Richard Mansfield.
Starred alone in “The Mysterious Mr. Bugle”; retired 1904. Life member Actors’ Fund.
Played various rôles in New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco.