Edward Herrmann

Edward Herrmann

Highest Rated: 93% James Dean (2001)

Lowest Rated: 3% Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (2011)

Birthday: Jul 21, 1943

Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA

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 Eleanor and Franklin (He'd later be a singing FDR in the theatrical feature 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 A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story (1979), though Herrmann was proud of the fact that he learned to pitch and bat southpaw, something that a previous movie Gehrig, Gary Cooper, 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 A&E Network. In 2000, Herrmann joined the cast of Gilmore Girls as patriarch Richard Gilmore, and continued appearing in supporting roles in movies, including the headmaster in The Emperor's Club (2002), film censor Joseph Breen in The Aviator (2004) and an accountant in Factory Girl (2006). Once Gilmore Girls ended in 2007, Herrmann returned to episodic TV, with runs on Grey's Anatomy and a recurring gig on The Good Wife. In 2014, he returned to his familiar role of FDR one last time, voicing the president in the Ken Burns documentary The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. Herrmann died in 2014, at age 71.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Coach of the Year Actor 2015
66% The Town That Dreaded Sundown Reverend Cartwright 2014
8% Are You Here Dr. Vincent 2014
80% The Wolf of Wall Street Voice of Stratton Oakmont Commercial $91.4M 2013
64% Price Check Jack Bennington $5.2K 2012
No Score Yet Christmas Oranges Mr. Crampton 2012
No Score Yet Treasure Buddies Philip Wellington 2012
No Score Yet Doorway to Heaven (Heaven's Door) Actor 2012
No Score Yet Redemption: For Robbing The Dead Governor Dawson 2012
No Score Yet A Christmas Wish Les 2011
3% Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star Jeremiah Larson $2.4M 2011
No Score Yet The Christmas Pageant Garrett Clark 2011
No Score Yet Son Of Morning Thomas 2011
No Score Yet The Six Wives of Henry Lefay Goodenough 2010
8% The Skeptic Shepard 2009
No Score Yet Hatching Pete Actor 2009
No Score Yet Alzheimer's Disease: Facing the Facts Actor 2009
19% I Think I Love My Wife Mr. Landis $12.5M 2007
20% Factory Girl James Townsend $1.6M 2007
No Score Yet Ben Franklin Narrator 2007
No Score Yet How the Earth Was Made Narrator 2007
No Score Yet Sherman's March Narrator 2007
No Score Yet Columbus: The Lost Voyage Narrator 2007
No Score Yet Titanic's Achilles Heel Actor 2007
No Score Yet Relative Strangers Doug Clayton 2006
33% Wedding Daze Lyle Wells 2006
No Score Yet Desperate Crossing: The Untold Story of the Mayflower Actor 2006
No Score Yet Decoding the Past - Templar Code: Parts 1 & 2 Actor 2006
No Score Yet The Presidents Actor 2005
No Score Yet Bereft Dad 2005
No Score Yet FDR: A Presidency Revealed Actor 2005
No Score Yet Ben Franklin Actor 2005
No Score Yet Ape to Man Actor 2005
86% The Aviator Joseph Breen $102.6M 2004
No Score Yet Nature: Holy Cow Actor 2004
13% Welcome to Mooseport Debate Moderator $14.3M 2004
No Score Yet First Invasion: The War of 1812 Actor 2004
75% Intolerable Cruelty Rex Rexroth $35.1M 2003
50% The Emperor's Club Headmaster Woodbridge $14M 2002
20% Down (The Shaft) Milligan 2001
93% James Dean Raymond Massey 2001
75% The Cat's Meow William Randolph Hearst $3.2M 2001
No Score Yet The Face: Jesus In Art Narrator 2001
12% Double Take Charles Allsworth 2001
No Score Yet Horror in the East Actor 2001
No Score Yet Founding Fathers Actor 2000
No Score Yet Vendetta D.A. Luzenberg 1999
No Score Yet Atomic Train President 1999
No Score Yet Walking Across Egypt Reverend 1999
No Score Yet The Homes of FDR Franklin D. Roosevelt 1999
No Score Yet Saint Maybe Doug Bedloe 1998
No Score Yet Frank Lloyd Wright Narrator 1998
No Score Yet Better Living Jack 1998
No Score Yet F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great American Dreamer Actor 1997
59% Critical Care Robert Payne 1997
No Score Yet Pandora's Clock (Doomsday Virus) President 1996
67% Soul of the Game Branch Rickey 1996
No Score Yet Thomas Jefferson: A View from the Mountain Actor 1996
74% Nixon Nelson Rockefeller 1995
No Score Yet Here Come the Munsters Herman Munster 1995
No Score Yet The Face on the Milk Carton Frank Jessmon 1995
24% Richie Rich Richard Rich, Sr 1994
44% Don't Drink the Water Mr. Kilroy 1994
No Score Yet Foreign Student Zach Gilmore 1994
No Score Yet A Foreign Field Ralph 1994
14% My Boyfriend's Back Dingle 1993
23% Born Yesterday Ed 1993
67% Hero Actor 1992
No Score Yet Sweet Poison Actor 1991
No Score Yet Fire in the Dark Robert 1991
44% Big Business Graham Sherbourne 1988
44% Overboard Grant 1987
76% The Lost Boys Max 1987
No Score Yet Murrow Actor 1986
47% The Man with One Red Shoe Brown 1985
56% Compromising Positions Bob Singer 1985
92% The Purple Rose of Cairo Henry 1985
36% Mrs. Soffel Warden Peter Soffel 1984
No Score Yet Memorial Day Ned Larwin 1983
57% Annie Franklin D. Roosevelt 1982
No Score Yet Death Valley Paul 1982
No Score Yet A Little Sex Tommy 1982
No Score Yet Electric Grandmother Actor 1982
89% Reds Max Eastman 1981
No Score Yet Harry's War Harry Johnson 1981
78% The North Avenue Irregulars Michael Hill 1979
No Score Yet Take Down (Fighting Chance) Ed Branish 1979
No Score Yet Freedom Road Stephen Holms 1979
No Score Yet Portrait of a Stripper Actor 1979
No Score Yet Sorrows of Gin Actor 1979
No Score Yet Brass Target Col. Walter Gilchrist 1978
No Score Yet A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story Lou Gehrig 1978
No Score Yet The Betsy Dan Weyman 1978
No Score Yet Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1977
No Score Yet Eleanor and Franklin Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1976
67% The Great Waldo Pepper Ezra Stiles 1975
39% The Great Gatsby Klipspringer 1974
42% The Day of the Dolphin Mike 1973
83% The Paper Chase Thomas Craig Anderson 1973
No Score Yet Norman Rockwell: Painting America Narrator 1963


85% Gilmore Girls
Richard Gilmore 2016
83% Grey's Anatomy
Norman Norman Shales 2015
23% Black Box
Dr. Reynaud Dr. Raynaud 2014
100% The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
Voice 2014
No Score Yet Comment je l'ai rencontrée
Rev. Lowell 2013
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Albert Vogel 2013
83% How I Met Your Mother
Rev. Lowell 2013
94% The Good Wife
Liionel Deerfield Lionel Deerfield Lionel 2013
No Score Yet Nature
Voice Narrator 2004
No Score Yet Crossing Jordan
Captain 2003
89% Oz
Harrison Beecher 2003
27% MDs
Mr. Jeremiah Orbach 2002
No Score Yet The Practice
Anderson Pearson Pearson 2001
No Score Yet Law & Order
Mosbeck Former Priest Mossbach Father Drew Seeley 1999
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
Thomas Pandolfi 1996
No Score Yet Wings
Architect 1995
No Score Yet American Playhouse
Hiss Headmaster 1988
No Score Yet St. Elsewhere
Father McCabe Father Joseph McCabe 1986
No Score Yet M*A*S*H
Capt. Steven J. Newsome 1980
No Score Yet American Masters


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