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, D.C., USA

The embodiment of erudite, well-bred men of means in American entertainment, Edward Herrmann was an Emmy- and Tony-winning actor whose gift for quiet drama and frothy comedy enlivened such projects as "Eleanor and Franklin" (ABC, 1976), "Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story" (NBC, 1978), "Reds" (1981), "The Lost Boys" (1987) and "Gilmore Girls" (The WB, 2000-07). Tall, reserved and possessed of a marvelously fluid voice, Herrmann's characters ran the gamut of the rich, intelligent and powerful - from multiple portrayals of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the kindly founder of St. Eligius hospital on "St. Elsewhere" (NBC, 1982-88) to a venal William Randolph Hearst in the feature film "The Cat's Meow" and the emotionally complex patriarch on "Gilmore Girls." In all cases, Herrmann's portrayals found the humanity behind the occasionally stuffy veneer of his roles, which kept him busy in films, documentary narration, advertising and on television and the stage for over four decades. His death on December 31, 2014, following a brief battle with brain cancer, was mourned by fans and peers alike.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
66% 40% The Town That Dreaded Sundown Reverend Hardwood (Character) - 2014
8% 22% Are You Here Dr. Vincent (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 89% Redemption Governor Dawson (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 20% Doorway to Heaven Nate (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 53% Treasure Buddies Philip Wellington (Character) - 2012
64% 30% Price Check Bennington (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 68% Christmas Oranges Mr. Crampton (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 16% Son of Morning Thomas (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 40% The Christmas Pageant Garrett Clark (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 59% A Christmas Wish Les (Character) - 2011
3% 25% Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star Jeremiah Larson (Character) $2.3M 2011
8% 27% The Skeptic Dr. Shepard (Character) $6.2K 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alzheimer's Disease: Facing the Facts Unknown (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbus: The Lost Voyage Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Decoding the Past - Templar Code: Parts 1 & 2 Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 31% Relative Strangers Doug Clayton (Character) - 2006
20% 60% Factory Girl James Townsend (Character) - 2006
33% 38% Wedding Daze Lyle (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 29% Bereft Lloyd (Character) - 2004
86% 79% The Aviator Joseph Breen (Character) $102.6M 2004
75% 48% Intolerable Cruelty Rex Rexroth (Character) $35.1M 2003
50% 67% The Emperor's Club Headmaster Woodbridge (Character) $14.1M 2002
12% 50% Double Take Charles Allsworth (Character) $29.8M 2001
No Score Yet 60% The Face: Jesus In Art Unknown (Character) - 2001
75% 51% The Cat's Meow William Randolph Hearst (Character) $3.2M 2001
93% 76% James Dean Raymond Massey (Character) - 2001
20% 18% Down Milligan (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Better Living Jack (Character) $1.4K 2000
No Score Yet 62% Vendetta D.A. Luzenberg (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Atomic Train The President (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 32% Atomic Train Unknown (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 33% Saint Maybe Doug Bedloe (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 87% Frank Lloyd Wright Narrator - 1998
59% 30% Critical Care Robert Payne (Character) $169.4K 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet What Love Sees Morton Treadway (Character) - 1996
67% 64% Soul of the Game Branch Rickey (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Season in Purgatory Dr. Shugrue (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 43% Here Come the Munsters Herman Munster (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 59% The Face on the Milk Carton Frank Jessmon (Character) - 1995
74% 74% Nixon Nelson Rockefeller (Character) $13.7M 1995
24% 31% Richie Rich Richard Rich Sr. (Character) $37.1M 1994
No Score Yet 46% Foreign Student Zachary `'Zach'` Gilmore (Character) $95.6K 1994
23% 27% Born Yesterday Ed Devery (Character) $17.8M 1993
14% 45% My Boyfriend's Back Mr. Dingle (Character) $3.2M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fire in the Dark Robert (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweet Poison Henry (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet So Proudly We Hail James Wagner (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hickey and Company Head Master (Character) - 1989
44% 69% Big Business Graham Sherbourne (Character) $39.6M 1988
76% 85% The Lost Boys Max (Character) $31.7M 1987
44% 74% Overboard Grant Stayton III (Character) $23.9M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Prodigious Mr. William Hicks Headmaster (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of Hickey Head Master (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murrow Fred Friendly (Character) - 1986
56% 35% Compromising Positions Bob Singer (Character) - 1985
47% 40% The Man With One Red Shoe Brown (Character) - 1985
36% 44% Mrs. Soffel Warden Peter Soffel (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Memorial Day Ned Larwin (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gift of Life Dr. Quinn (Character) - 1982
57% 69% Annie Franklin Roosevelt (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 27% Death Valley Paul Stanton (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Private History of a Campaign That Failed The Stranger (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 76% Harry's War Harry Johnson (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 32% A Little Sex Tommy (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear Liar Franklin Delano Roosevelt age 20-50 (Character) - 1981
89% 83% Reds Max Eastman (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 60% Take Down Ed Branish (Character) - 1979
78% 79% The North Avenue Irregulars Michael Hill (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Portrait of a Stripper Frank Andrews (Character) - 1979
20% 23% The Betsy Dan Weyman (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story Lou Gehrig (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 37% Brass Target Col. Walter Gilchrist (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 67% Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years Franklin D. Roosevelt (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 100% Eleanor and Franklin Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Character) - 1976
67% 57% The Great Waldo Pepper Ezra Stiles (Character) - 1975
39% 47% The Great Gatsby Klipspringer (Character) - 1974
42% 41% The Day of the Dolphin Mike (Character) - 1973
83% 72% The Paper Chase Thomas Craig Anderson (Character) - 1973

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 90% American Dad Unknown (Guest Voice) 2016 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies Narrator 2015
100% 100% The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Unknown (Voice) 2014
23% 59% Black Box Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
93% 92% The Good Wife Lionel Deerfield (Guest Star) 2012-2013 2010
83% 84% How I Met Your Mother Reverend Robert Lowell (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 85% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
72% 56% Drop Dead Diva Reverend Phillips (Guest Star) 2011
65% No Score Yet Better With You Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2009 1999 1995
78% 93% 30 Rock Walter (Guest Star) 2008
84% 77% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
85% 85% Gilmore Girls Edward Hermann (Character) 2000-2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Revolution Narrator 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ten Commandments Narrator 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Decoding the Past Narrator 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Presidents Narrator 2005
27% No Score Yet MDs Unknown (Character) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Founding Fathers Narrator 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Atomic Train Unknown (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1997-1998
91% No Score Yet Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wings Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet St. Elsewhere Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet 93% M*A*S*H Capt. Steven J. Newsome (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Founding Fathers & Founding Brothers Unknown (Voice)

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