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Edward Herrmann

Edward Kirk Herrmann, born July 21, 1943, in Washington, D.C., was an American television and film actor. He is best known for his Emmy-nominated portrayals of Franklin D. Roosevelt on television, to younger generations for his role as Richard Gilmore in Gilmore Girls, as a ubiquitous narrator for historical programs on the History Channel, and as the spokesperson for Dodge automobiles in the 1990s. Hermann died from brain cancer, Wednesday, December 31, 2014, in a hospital in New York City.

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Jul 21, 1943 In Washington, D.C., U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
Latest Project:
Series Wonder Woman 2021
Known For
Poster of The Revolution
Poster of Rise and Fall of the Spartans
Poster of Frank Lloyd Wright
Poster of Screen One
Series Wonder Woman Senator Warren 2021
Series History's Lost & Found 2020
Movie Coach of the Year Bill Ford 2016-11-03
Movie The Town that Dreaded Sundown Reverend Cartwright 2014-10-16
Series The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Franklin Roosevelt (voice) 2014-09-14
Movie The Wolf of Wall Street Stratton Oakmont Commercial (voice) 2013-12-25
Movie Are You Here Dr. Vincent 2013-09-07
Movie Heaven's Door Nate Christensen 2012-11-27
Movie Price Check Jack Bennington 2012-11-16
Movie Christmas Oranges Mr. Crampton 2012-08-12
Series Perception Jack Pierce 2012-07-09
Movie Treasure Buddies Philip Wellington 2012-01-31
Movie Son of Morning Thomas 2011-01-01
Movie Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star Jeremiah Larson 2011-09-09
Movie Redemption: For Robbing the Dead Governor Dawson 2011-10-16
Movie A Christmas Wish Les McCallum 2011-11-20
Movie The Christmas Pageant Garrett Clark 2011-12-11
Movie Ring Christmas Bells 2009-09-01
Series Drop Dead Diva Reverend Phillips 2009-07-12
Movie The Skeptic Shepard 2009-05-01
Movie Hatching Pete The Principal 2009-04-24
Movie Morristown: Where America Survived Narrator 2009-03-28
Movie The Six Wives of Henry Lefay John Goodenough 2009-01-01
Movie Columbus The Lost Voyage Narrator 2007-10-08
Series The Revolution 2007-07-04
Series The States 2007-04-21
Movie I Think I Love My Wife Mr. Landis 2007-03-16
Movie Relative Strangers Doug Clayton 2006-05-01
Movie Wedding Daze Lyle 2006-09-09
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Movie Desperate Crossing: The Untold Story of the Mayflower Narrator 2006-11-23
Movie Factory Girl James Townsend 2006-12-29
Movie Ape to Man Narrator 2005-12-27
Movie Bible Battles Narrator (voice) 2005-12-21
Movie The Templar Code: Crusade of Secrecy Narrator 2005-11-07
Series Grey's Anatomy Unknown 2005-03-27
Movie The French Revolution Narrator 2005-01-17
Movie The Aviator Joseph Breen 2004-12-17
Series Tom Goes to the Mayor Unknown 2004-11-14
Movie Bereft Lloyd 2004-09-13
Movie Intolerable Cruelty Rex Rexroth 2003-09-02
Movie Teddy Roosevelt: An American Lion Narrator 2003-05-27
Series Russia, Land of the Tsars 2003-05-26
Movie Down Milligan 2002-01-23
Series Rise and Fall of the Spartans Narrator (voice) 2002-09-30
Movie The Emperor's Club Headmaster Woodbridge 2002-11-22
Series Crossing Jordan Unknown 2001-09-24
Movie James Dean Raymond Massey 2001-08-04
Movie The Cat's Meow W. R. Hearst 2001-08-03
Movie The Face: Jesus in Art Narrator 2001-04-15
Movie Double Take Charles Allsworth 2001-01-12
Series Gilmore Girls Richard Gilmore 2000-10-05
Movie Vendetta D.A. Luzenberg 1999-09-12
Series Atomic Train The President 1999-05-16
Movie Walking Across Egypt Reverend Vernon 1999-01-01
Movie Saint Maybe Doug Bedloe 1998-11-22
Series Frank Lloyd Wright Himself - Narrator (voice) 1998-11-10
Movie Better Living Jack 1998-11-02
Movie The Fifties Narrator 1997-01-01
Series The Practice Anderson Pearson 1997-03-04
Movie Critical Care Robert Payne 1997-10-31
Series Liberty! Narrator 1997-11-23
Series Pandora's Clock President 1996-11-10
Movie What Love Sees Morton Treadway 1996-09-22
Movie A Season in Purgatory Dr. Shugrue 1996-05-05
Movie Soul of the Game Branch Rickey 1996-04-20
Movie Nixon Nelson Rockefeller 1995-12-22
Movie The Face on the Milk Carton Frank Jessmon 1995-05-24
Movie Here Come the Munsters Herman Munster 1995-01-11
Movie Ri¢hie Ri¢h Richard Rich 1994-12-19
Movie Don't Drink the Water Mr. Kilroy 1994-12-18
Movie Foreign Student Zachary 'Zach' Gilmore 1994-07-29
Movie A Foreign Field Ralph 1993-09-10
Movie My Boyfriend's Back Mr. Dingle 1993-08-06
Movie Born Yesterday Ed Deverey 1993-03-26
Series Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown 1993-01-31
Movie Hero Mr. Broadman - Man Committing Suicide 1992-10-02
Movie Fire in the Dark Robert 1991-07-01
Series Law & Order Unknown 1990-09-13
Series Wings Unknown 1990-04-19
Series Screen One Ralph 1989-09-10
Movie Big Business Graham Sherbourne 1988-06-10
Movie Overboard Grant Stayton III 1987-12-16
Movie The Lost Boys Max 1987-07-31
Movie Murrow Fred Friendly 1986-01-19
Movie Compromising Positions Bob Singer 1985-08-30
Movie The Man with One Red Shoe Brown 1985-07-18
Movie The Purple Rose of Cairo Henry 1985-03-01
Movie Mrs. Soffel Warden Peter Soffel 1984-12-26
Movie Memorial Day Ned Larwin 1983-11-23
Movie A Little Sex Tommy 1982-04-02
Movie The Electric Grandmother Father 1982-01-17
Movie The Gift of Life Dr. Quinn 1982-03-15
Series St. Elsewhere Unknown 1982-10-26
Movie Death Valley Paul Stanton 1982-05-07
Movie Annie FDR 1982-06-18
Series Nature Unknown 1982-10-10
Movie Reds Max Eastman 1981-12-25
Movie Harry's War Harry Johnson 1981-03-06
Movie Portrait of a Stripper Frank Andrews 1979-12-29
Movie O Youth and Beauty! Kip Lawton 1979-10-30
Movie Freedom Road Stephen Holmes 1979-10-29
Movie The Sorrows of Gin Kip Lawton 1979-10-24
Movie The North Avenue Irregulars Michael Hill 1979-02-09
Movie Take Down Ed Branish 1979-01-13
Movie A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story Lou Gehrig 1978-01-15
Movie The Betsy Dan Weyman 1978-02-02
Movie Brass Target Col. Walter Gilchrist 1978-12-22
Movie Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years Franklin D. Roosevelt 1977-03-13
Series Eleanor and Franklin Franklin Delano Roosevelt, age 20-50 1976-01-11
Movie Valley Forge 1975-12-03
Series Beacon Hill 1975-08-25
Movie The Great Waldo Pepper Ezra Stiles 1975-03-13
Movie The Great Gatsby Klipspringer 1974-03-27
Movie The Day of the Dolphin Mike 1973-12-19
Movie The Paper Chase Thomas Craig Anderson 1973-10-16
Series M*A*S*H Unknown 1972-09-17
Movie Lady Liberty uncredited 1971-01-01
Movie Laughter in the Dark 1969-05-11
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24