Holloway was born in Watlington, Oxfordshire, England, to the comedy actor and singer Stanley Holloway and former chorus dancer and actress Violet Lane. He is a distant relative of Oliver Percy Bernard, who was an English architect and scenic designer, and was related to several notable actors. In 1976 he had a brief relationship with Tessa Dahl, daughter of the children's author Roald Dahl for whom the Cardiff landmark and frequent Torchwood and Doctor Who location Roald Dahl Plass was named. The relationship produced one daughter, the model and author Sophie Dahl who was born a year later.
In the 1980s, he married the actress Zena Walker, but divorced a few years later. In 1991, he met and married voice over artist and actress Debbie Wheeler. That marriage ended in divorce in 1996. Holloway is now based in Hollywood, California, United States.
Julian Holloway became a mainstay of the Carry On films, appearing in eight films between 1967 and 1976.
His television credits include the Uncle Silas television dramatisations, Elizabeth R, Remember WENN, Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads, Beverly Hills, 90210, Minder, The Professionals, The New Avengers, The Sweeney, and Z-Cars His films include Young Winston, Porridge, The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle and The Rum Diary.
Julian Holloway has developed a reputation as a successful voice actor/vocal artist, mainly in the United States. In 1991, he played Captain Zed in Captain Zed and the Zee Zone and Bradford Milbanks in James Bond Jr.. He also voiced the main antagonist Odlaw in the Where's Waldo? animated TV series, Siegfried Fischbacher in the short-lived CGI series Father of the Pride, and the Walt Disney movie A Christmas Carol. Holloway has also performed as a vocal artist for video games including Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and Medal of Honor: European Assault.
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