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Edward Herrmann Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jul 21, 1943
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

Born July 21st, 1943, Tony-winning American stage and film actor Edward Herrmann used his Fulbright scholarship to study at London's Academy of Music and Dramatic Art; several years of regional theatre led to movie and TV work. In 1977 Herrmann offered the first of his many interpretations of Franklin D. Roosevelt in the TV movie [[Feature~V15535~Eleanor and Franklin~eleanorandfranklin:theearlyyears]] (He'd later be a singing FDR in the theatrical feature [[Feature~V2545~Annie~annie]] [1982]). The actor was frequently dissatisfied with his own performances, feeling that with a little more time he could do much better. Such was the case of his portrayal of baseball great Lou Gehrig in the TV drama [[Feature~V30274~A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story~aloveaffair:theeleanorandlougehrigstory]] (1979), though Herrmann was proud of the fact that he learned to pitch and bat southpaw, something that a previous movie Gehrig, [[Performer~P14817~Gary Cooper~garycooper]], never quite mastered. His occasional villainous movie appearances notwithstanding, Edward Herrmann is to most viewers the very embodiment of intelligence and integrity; he was decidedly well cast as the erudite host of several historical documentaries on the Arts and Entertainment Cable Network. In 2006, Hermann joined the cast of The Gilmore Girls in the role of Lorelai's father, and continued to participate in voice roles and made-for-television movies. In 2011 he joined Adam Sandler in the critical and commercial flop Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star, and worked in the Disney vehicle Treasure Buddies in 1012. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi