Edward HerrmannEdward Herrmann
, (born July 21
in Washington, D.C
), is one of the most recognizable character actors in American television and movies.
Best known for his uncanny portrayal of American president Franklin Deleno Roosevelt in "Eleanor and Franklin" (1976, TV) and again in "Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years" (1977, TV), Herrmann's acting career spans thirty-two years and has earned him both an Emmy in 1999 for his guest appearances on "The Practice" and a Tony Award in 1976, for his performance in "Mrs. Warren’s Profession".
Herrmann is also known for his voluminous "voice work" for The History Channel, various PBS specials, and has been the "Voice of Dodge" for twelve years.
Herrmann graduated from Bucknell University in 1965 and studied acting at London's Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (1968 - 1969) on a Fulbright Fellowship.
Herrmann is a well-known automotive enthusiast and restores classic motor cars.
- The Great Gatsby (1971)
- The Paper Chase (1972)
- Elenor and Franklin (1976, TV)
- Reds (1981)
- Annie (1982)
- St. Elsewhere (1981, TV)
- Mrs. Soffel (1984)
- The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
- The Lost Boys (1987)
- Richie Rich (1994)
- Law and Order (1995, TV)
- Oz (1997, TV)
- The Practice (1997-99, TV)
- The Gilmore Girls (2000-, TV)
- The Cat's Meow, (2001)
- The Emperor's Club (2002)
- Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
- The Aviator (2004, In production)