Robert Englund

Lowest Rated: 4% Meet the Deedles (1998)
Birthday: Jun 6, 1949
Birthplace: Glendale, California, USA
Robert Englund began his acting training at age 12, taking drama courses at the University of Oakland, U.C.L.A., California State-Northridge, the Michigan Academy of Dramatic Arts, and the Rochester, NY, branch of R.A.D.A. Englund made his first professional appearance in a Cleveland production of Godspell. His first film role was the bumptious backwoodsman Whitey in Buster and Billie (1974), after which he paid his dues in a series of villainous bit parts: shooting down Burt Reynolds at the end of Hustle (1975); beating up Kris Kristofferson in A Star is Born (1976); and so on. In 1984, he was cast as Willie, one of the few sympathetic Earth-invading extraterrestrials in the sci-fi TV miniseries V.Impressed by this performance, director Wes Craven buried Englund under several layers of latex and collodion and cast him as malevolent, mass-murdering wraith Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). The actor became an instant star, appearing in five Nightmare sequels, hosting a 1988 television spin-off, and basking in the glow of a plenitude of fan clubs. Although Freddy's only redeeming quality was his morbid sense of humor, Englund became an idol to the young, who emulated the actor each Halloween donning Freddy masks and plastic claws. Far from concerned that this idolatry might lead to delinquency, Englund allowed that he enjoyed playing Freddy, and felt pride at having created so memorable a screen persona. (In all fairness, he also emphasized to his most impressionable fans that it was all play-acting, and that his homicidal tendencies were strictly confined to the screen.) Unlike such horror icons of the past as Boris Karloff and Vincent Price, however, Englund was not able to shed his famous character's image when he wanted to move on to other roles. Outside of his Nightmare appearances, Englund's most significant credits were his one-shot directorial stint on the theatrical feature 976-EVIL (1988); his characterization of the title role in a medium-budget film adaptation of Phantom of the Opera (1989); and his hosting chores on the Craven-produced TV anthology Nightmare Café (1992).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
100% To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story Actor 2018
33% The Midnight Man Actor 2018
No Score Yet Making Fun: The Story of Funko Actor 2018
No Score Yet Nightworld Jacob 2017
No Score Yet Cult of Terror (Culto al Terror) Actor 2017
67% The Funhouse Massacre Warden 2015
No Score Yet Lake Placid vs. Anaconda Bickerman 2015
No Score Yet The Last Showing Actor 2014
No Score Yet Fear Clinic Dr. Andover 2014
No Score Yet I Am Nancy Actor 2014
No Score Yet The Mole Man Of Belmont Avenue Mr. Confab 2013
No Score Yet Sanitarium Sam 2013
No Score Yet Lake Placid: The Final Chapter Jim Bickerman 2012
No Score Yet Inkubus Inkubus 2011
25% Strippers vs Werewolves Tapper 2011
No Score Yet 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams Actor 2010
100% Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy Actor 2010
No Score Yet Good Day for It Actor 2010
No Score Yet I Want To Be A Soldier Psychologist 2010
No Score Yet Night Of The Sinner Actor 2009
60% Heckler Actor 2008
70% Red Willie Doust 2008
39% Zombie Strippers Ian Essko 2008
No Score Yet Black Swarm Eli Giles 2007
59% Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer Prof. Gordon Crowley 2007
No Score Yet Killer Pad Director 2007
No Score Yet Heartstopper Sheriff Richard Berger 2006
74% Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon Doc Halloran 2006
51% Hatchet Sampson 2006
No Score Yet 2001 Maniacs Mayor Buckman 2005
No Score Yet Il Ritorno di Cagliostro (The Return of Cagliostro) Erroll Douglas 2003
41% Freddy vs. Jason Freddy Krueger $82.3M 2003
No Score Yet Nobody Knows Anything Actor 2003
No Score Yet Wish You Were Dead Actor 2002
No Score Yet Windfall Scratch 2001
No Score Yet Python Dr. Anton Rudolph 2001
No Score Yet Killer Tongue Prison Director 1999
No Score Yet Galactic Odyssey Father O'Neill 1999
No Score Yet The Prince and the Surfer Kratski 1999
6% Strangeland Jackson Roth 1998
19% Urban Legend Professor Wexler 1998
4% Meet the Deedles Nemo 1998
23% Wishmaster Beaumont 1997
No Score Yet Perfect Target Actor 1997
No Score Yet Starquest II (Galactic Odyssey) (Mind Breakers) Actor 1997
No Score Yet The Unspoken Truth Ernest Trainor 1995
No Score Yet Robin Cook's 'Mortal Fear' Dr. Ralph Wannamaker 1994
78% Wes Craven's New Nightmare Robert Englund 1994
27% The Mangler Bill Gartley 1994
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle Peter Cartwright 1994
No Score Yet The Paper Brigade Crazy Man Cooper 1994
No Score Yet Tobe Hooper's Night Terrors Marquis De Sade/Paul Chevaller 1993
20% Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare Freddy Kreuger 1991
No Score Yet Dance Macabre Anthony Wager/Madame 1991
29% The Adventures of Ford Fairlane Smiley 1990
32% A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child Freddy 1989
38% The Phantom of the Opera Eric Destler/Phantom 1989
9% 976-EVIL Director 1989
55% A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master Freddy Krueger 1988
74% A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Freddy Krueger 1987
No Score Yet Never Too Young to Die Riley 1986
No Score Yet Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors Actor 1986
38% A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge Freddy Krueger 1985
94% A Nightmare on Elm Street Freddy Krueger 1984
No Score Yet I Want to Live! Sam Cooper 1983
No Score Yet Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land (Airport 85)(Starflight One) Scott 1983
No Score Yet The Fighter Charlie 1983
No Score Yet Hobson's Choice Actor 1983
No Score Yet Mysterious Two Boone 1982
No Score Yet Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder Tripper 1982
33% Galaxy of Terror (Mindwarp: An Infinity of Terror) (Planet of Horrors) (Quest) Ranger 1981
75% Dead and Buried Harry 1981
No Score Yet Mind Over Murder Ted Beasly 1979
No Score Yet The Fifth Floor Benny 1978
No Score Yet Bloodbrothers Mott 1978
No Score Yet The Great Smokey Roadblock Beebo Crozier 1978
70% Big Wednesday Fly 1978
29% Eaten Alive Buck 1977
40% A Star is Born Patron 1976
38% St. Ives Hood 1976
75% Stay Hungry Franklin 1976
67% Hustle Holdup Man 1975
No Score Yet Buster and Billie Whitey 1974
No Score Yet Slashed Dreams (Sunburst) Actor 1974

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Eli Roth's History of Horror
2018
Appearing
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Goldbergs
2013
Freddy Krueger
  • 2018
71% Town of the Living Dead
2014
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
Detective Gassner
  • 2012
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
Samuel Lee
  • 2011
90% Bones
2005-2017
Ray Buxley
  • 2010
89% Chuck
2007-2012
Dr. Stanley Wheelright
  • 2010
95% Justice League
2004
Voice Felix Faust
  • 2002
No Score Yet Charmed
1998-2006
Gammill
  • 2001
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 1998
No Score Yet Married...With Children
1987-1997
The Devil
  • 1997
No Score Yet Freddy's Nightmares
1988-1990
Director Freddy Krueger
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
No Score Yet Knight Rider
1982-1986
Edward Kent
  • 1986
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
Tim Wexler
  • 1986
No Score Yet Night Court
1984-1992
Arnold Prebinger
  • 1985
71% V
1984-1985
Willie
  • 1984
No Score Yet V: The Final Battle
1984
  • 1984
No Score Yet V: The Original Miniseries
1983
Willie William
  • 1983
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
Zach
  • 1981
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
Belkin
  • 1980
No Score Yet Babylon 5
1993-1998
Jeremiah
No Score Yet The Batman
2004-2008
Voice

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