Draft:Damian Holbrook

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Damian Holbrook speaking at the 2019 San Diego Comic Con International, for "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance", at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California

Damian Holbrook (born June 8[1], 1969[2][3]) is an American magazine journalist, columnist, and senior writer[4] for TV Guide Magazine and TV Insider. He is a board member of the Television Critics Association[5].

He moderates entertainment industry panels including at San Diego Comic-Con[6] and Paley Center for Media[7]. He has appeared in cameo roles on television shows including Gotham[8] and Fringe (TV series)[9], and has made numerous appearances on Celebrity Page[10].

Early life[edit]

Holbrook was born in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania[11] and graduated from Monsignor Bonner High School in 1987[12]. He attended Temple University in Philadelphia and graduated with a degree in journalism in 1994[13].

Holbrook has known comedian and writer Tina Fey since they were 12[14]. Fey based the Mean Girls character Damian, played by Daniel Franzese, on Holbrook[15][16], who also identifies as gay.[17][18]


  1. ^ Mills, Robert (2015-06-08). "Happy Birthday @damianholbrook. #Bachelornation loves you. Your gift is tonight's episode". @Millsy11374. Retrieved 2019-08-02.
  2. ^ "Damian Holbrook on Instagram: "It's fitting that today is #nationalbestfriendsday because I have the best friends (and family) in the world who have made turning 50 from…"". Instagram. Retrieved 2019-08-02.
  3. ^ Holbrook, Damian (2019-06-30). "I was born the same month as #Stonewall and it has been a weird, scary, rough and often fabulous 50 years. Thank you to every ally who helped so many of us get to a point of self-acceptance and the freedom to love who we love. Also, thank you to dogs for being awesome. #PRIDE". @damianholbrook. Retrieved 2019-08-02.
  4. ^ "Damian Holbrook's Articles". TV Insider. Retrieved 2019-08-02.
  5. ^ "Who's In TCA – Television Critics Association". Retrieved 2019-08-02.
  6. ^ Roz. "Damian Holbrook of TV Guide Magazine to Moderate Seven Panels at 2019 San Diego Comic-Con | New York Gossip Gal | by Roz". Retrieved 2019-08-02.
  7. ^ "Follow This: Kevin Bacon on Being Ryan Hardy". The Paley Center for Media. Retrieved 2019-08-02.
  8. ^ "First Look: Dropping In for Ben McKenzie's 'Gotham' Directorial Debut". TV Insider. Retrieved 2019-08-02.
  9. ^ Holbrook, Damian (2010-10-14). "Does this #Fringe cameo with @TheTVShowGirl make me look hippy? http://twitpic.com/2xpbwf". @damianholbrook. Retrieved 2019-08-02. External link in |title= (help)
  10. ^ "Damian Holbrook". IMDb. Retrieved 2019-08-02.
  11. ^ "Damian Holbrook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2019-08-02.
  12. ^ "Damian Holbrook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2019-08-02.
  13. ^ "True Grit". Temple Now | news.temple.edu. Retrieved 2019-08-02.
  14. ^ "5 Things We Learned About Tina Fey During Her Tribeca Talks: Storytellers Conversation". Tribeca. Retrieved 2019-08-02.
  15. ^ Fey, Tina (2011). Bossypants. United States: Little, Brown. p. 224. ISBN 0316056863.
  16. ^ "SJ Magazine: The Golden Girl – Tina Fey". SJ Magazine. 2016-04-01. Retrieved 2019-08-02.
  17. ^ "Daniel Franzese of 'Mean Girls' Meets the Real Damian". www.out.com. 2016-01-11. Retrieved 2019-08-02.
  18. ^ Holbrook, Damian (2015-05-20). ".@JohnHask you realize I'm gay, right? As for inappropriate, i will happily show you into what venue you can stick that bigotry". @damianholbrook. Retrieved 2019-08-02.

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