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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 History's Lost & Found
Poster of The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
Poster of The Revolution
Poster of Russia, Land of the Tsars
Series Wonder Woman Senator Warren 2021
Series History's Lost & Found 2018
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
Series Perception Jack Pierce 2012-07-09
Movie Christmas Oranges Mr. Crampton 2012-06-01
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 A Christmas Wish Les McCallum 2011-11-20
Movie The Christmas Pageant Garrett Clark 2011-12-11
Movie Redemption: For Robbing the Dead Governor Dawson 2011-10-16
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 Wedding Daze Lyle 2006-09-09
Movie Relative Strangers Doug Clayton 2006-05-01
Movie Desperate Crossing: The Untold Story of the Mayflower Narrator 2006-11-23
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
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 The Emperor's Club Headmaster Woodbridge 2002-11-22
Movie Down Milligan 2002-01-23
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
Movie Better Living Jack 1998-11-02
Series The Practice Unknown 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 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
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