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Edward Herrmann is a Actor American born on 21 july 1943 at Washington, D.C. (USA)

Edward Herrmann

Edward Herrmann
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Birth name Edward Kirk Herrmann
Nationality USA
Birth 21 july 1943 at Washington, D.C. (USA)
Death 31 december 2014 (at 71 years) at New York City (USA)
Awards Primetime Emmy Award

Edward Kirk Herrmann (July 21, 1943 – December 31, 2014) was an American actor, director, writer, and comedian, best known for his Emmy-nominated portrayals of Franklin D. Roosevelt on television, Richard Gilmore in Gilmore Girls, a ubiquitous narrator for historical programs on The History Channel and in such PBS productions as Nova, and as a spokesman for Dodge automobiles in the 1990s.


Herrmann came from a prominent Unitarian family, based in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. He became a Roman Catholic as an adult.

Herrmann was married twice and had two daughters, Ryen and Emma. In 1978, he married his longtime girlfriend, screenwriter Leigh Curran. The marriage ended in 1992. Prior to his second marriage, Herrmann's future second wife, Star Roman, filed a paternity suit against him after he fathered a child with her while filming Harry's War (1981). Roman and Herrmann eventually married, and the union lasted from 1994 until his death in 2014. Herrmann had one stepson, Rory Herrmann (formerly Rory Roman), biological son of Star and Richard Roman who, as an adult, changed his last name to Herrmann in honor of Edward Herrmann. Rory is currently serving as director of culinary operations for Bill Chait's Sprout Restaurant Group in Los Angeles.

Herrmann was a well-known automotive enthusiast and restored classic automobiles. Herrmann was a regular master of ceremonies for the annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and hosted the television show Automobiles on The History Channel. He owned and restored several classics of his own, including a 1929 Auburn 8-90 Boattail Speedster and a 1934 Alvis Speed 20.

Best films

Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

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Filmography of Edward Herrmann (72 films)

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The Town that Dreaded Sundown, 1h30
Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Gary Cole, Edward Herrmann, Addison Timlin, Veronica Cartwright, Spencer Treat Clark, Travis Tope
Roles Reverend Cartwright
Rating56% 2.802332.802332.802332.802332.80233
While at the drive-in on Halloween during the annual showing of The Town That Dreaded Sundown, Jami Lerner (Addison Timlin) and Corey Holland (Spencer Treat Clark) are watching the film. Realizing that she is not enjoying it, they decide to leave. Parked in a secluded area, they begin to talk and kiss, but Jami sees the Phantom in the woods. They decide to leave but the Phantom breaks the window and makes them get out of the car while pointing a gun at them. He makes Holland remove his pants and lie on the ground. He tells Jami to turn around and to not look back. The Phantom begins to slash Corey to death. Jami runs off but is caught when she falls. He tells her, "This is for Mary. Make them remember." Jami walks back to the drive-in and collapses. The next morning, police interview her at the hospital. Later that night, Jami and her grandmother, Lillian (Veronica Cartwright), watch the news about the attack. Jami asks her grandmother what she remembers from the original attacks. She researches the crimes. The next day, she visits Corey's funeral.
The Wolf of Wall Street, 2h59
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Films about films, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Films about drugs, Transport films
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Jean Dujardin, Jon Bernthal, Jon Favreau
Roles Stratton Oakmont Commercial (voice)
Rating80% 4.0219354.0219354.0219354.0219354.021935
In 1987, Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) loses his job as a Wall Street stockbroker employed by a man named Mark Hanna (Matthew McConaughey) due to Black Monday. He takes a job at a boiler room brokerage firm on Long Island that specializes in penny stocks. Thanks to his aggressive pitching style and the high commissions, Belfort makes a small fortune.
Are You Here, 1h52
Directed by Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Matthew Weiner, Amy Poehler
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, Jenna Fischer, Amy Poehler, Laura Ramsey, Peter Bogdanovich
Roles Dr. Vincent
Rating52% 2.649552.649552.649552.649552.64955
The film opens as Steve Dallas (Owen Wilson) runs the same routine on a series of different women that he is seducing. Throughout the montage, his credit cards keep getting declined. He explains that he makes a lot of money, but his cards are maxed out. After a prostitute leaves his apartment because his card will not work, Steve notices a woman undressing in an apartment across the street from him. His view is obstructed by an oak tree.
A Christmas Wish, 1h40
Directed by Craig Clyde
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Christmas films
Actors Kristy Swanson, Danielle Chuchran, K.C. Clyde, Edward Herrmann, Tess Harper, Michael G. Hagerty
Roles Les McCallum
Rating64% 3.2428053.2428053.2428053.2428053.242805
Quelques jours avant Noël, le mari de Martha la quitte pour une jeune femme qui va vider leur compte en banque. Mise à la rue avec ses deux fillettes et son fils, Martha cherche un travail et un endroit où dormir. Elle est engagée par Trudy, adorable veuve et gérante d’un pub. Elle s’attire vite les sympathies de toute la clientèle et rencontre Joe Hopkins, Shérif de la ville, aussi célibataire que charmant...
Price Check
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Parker Posey, Eric Mabius, Melinda Page Hamilton, Annie Parisse, Josh Pais, Edward Herrmann
Roles Jack Bennington
Rating55% 2.7512052.7512052.7512052.7512052.751205
Pete Cozy (Eric Mabius) has found himself a house in the suburbs and a job in the pricing department of a middling supermarket chain. Pete's job allows him to spend quality time with his wife (Annie Parisse) and young son and, despite the fact that they are drowning in debts, they appear happy.
Treasure Buddies, 1h33
Directed by Robert Vince
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Sports films, Films about dogs, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Richard Riehle, Edward Herrmann, Mason Cook, Skyler Gisondo, Adam Alexi-Malle, Christopher Maleki
Roles Philip Wellington
Rating46% 2.3014452.3014452.3014452.3014452.301445
The film opens with a pickpocketing monkey named Babi who tells his nephew how he met the Buddies. The Buddies' great uncle, Digger was the partner of an archaeologist, Thomas Howard, who retrieved one half of a dial which would lead to Queen Cleocatra's tomb. He never found the other half and retired. The scene then switches to present Fernfield where Thomas is giving his grandson, Pete a tour of the Egyptian exhibit. The Buddies, Budderball, B-dawg, Buddha, Mudbud and Rosebud are also at the exhibit. Pete stays behind with his grandfather who gives Pete's dog, Mudbud, Digger's bandanna. A British archaeologist, Phillip Wellington along with his cat Ubasti meets Thomas in his office and reveals to have the other half of the dial, and insists on bringing him and Pete along for the ride, but refuses to bring along Mudbud due to certain allergies. Fortunately, Mudbud and the other Buddies stowaway in Phillip's DC-3 Douglas airliner via a box of TNT.
Heaven's Door, 1h55
Directed by Craig Clyde
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy
Actors Dean Cain, Charisma Carpenter, Joanna Cassidy, Tom Lister, Jr., Edward Herrmann, Frank Gerrish
Roles Nate Christensen
Rating54% 2.708362.708362.708362.708362.70836
Julie Taylor a perdu la foi quand son troisième enfant est mort-né. Son mariage n'y a pas résisté et elle vit maintenant avec ses deux enfants dont Riley, 12 ans. Après la mort de son grand-père, la fillette découvre un passage vers le Paradis
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, 1h37
Directed by Tom Brady
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about pornography
Actors Christina Ricci, Nick Swardson, Stephen Dorff, Don Johnson, Kevin Nealon, Ido Mosseri
Roles Jeremiah Larson
Rating33% 1.658091.658091.658091.658091.65809
A small-town manchild with big buck-teeth, Bucky Larson (Nick Swardson), stumbles upon a family secret: His quiet and reserved parents (Edward Herrmann and Miriam Flynn) were famous porn stars in the 1970s. This motivates him to leave northern Iowa for Hollywood, hoping to follow in their footsteps and fulfill his destiny as the biggest adult-film star in the world. Unfortunately, he has no idea how to become a porn star like his parents, and his penis is incredibly small.
Redemption: For Robbing the Dead
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors Jon Gries, Edward Herrmann, Barry Corbin, Margot Kidder, Rance Howard, Larry Thomas
Roles Governor Dawson
Rating57% 2.858162.858162.858162.858162.85816
The film tells the story of a sheriff who finds out that someone has been robbing the graves of the dead. The sheriff has to look at his own beliefs about justice and redemption.
Son of Morning, 1h16
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes La fin du monde, Films about religion, Disaster films
Actors Joseph Cross, Heather Graham, Lorraine Bracco, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Danny Glover, Bob Odenkirk
Roles Thomas
Rating39% 1.970371.970371.970371.970371.97037
La fin du monde est proche. L'ensemble de la population est désespérée et n'a plus aucun espoir. Philip Katz, un homme ordinaire, est frappé lors d'une cérémonie par un stigmate en pleurant du sang. Josephine Tuttle, journaliste qui a assisté à la scène, s'empare de l'affaire et le proclame comme le « messie » que la population attendait.
The Christmas Pageant, 1h25
Themes Christmas films
Actors Melissa Gilbert, Robert Mailhouse, Edward Herrmann, Candice Azzara, Alex Hyde-White, Kate Flannery
Roles Garrett Clark
Rating55% 2.7602652.7602652.7602652.7602652.760265
Vera Parks est metteur en scène et essaie tant bien que mal de faire carrière à Broadway, mais son mauvais caractère lui joue des tours et sa réputation la précède. Elle est obligée d'accepter la mise en scène d'un spectacle de Noël dans une banlieue perdue près de New York. Vera est bien loin des paillettes de Broadway et se retrouve à diriger des apprentis comédiens. Elle n'est pas au bout de ses surprises quand elle découvre que c'est Jack, son ancien amoureux, qui est à l'initiative de sa venue...
The Six Wives of Henry Lefay, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Tim Allen, Elisha Cuthbert, Sharon Epatha Merkerson, Andie MacDowell, Jenna Elfman, Paz Vega
Roles John Goodenough
Rating51% 2.5552452.5552452.5552452.5552452.555245
Henry Lefay, qui s'était marié à de nombreuses reprises, meurt dans un accident, laissant ainsi à sa fille, Barbara, le soin d'organiser ses funérailles. N'ayant pas rédigé de testament, Barbara devra faire face aux affrontements et aux disputes des six veuves d'Henry Lefay.
The Skeptic, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Timothy Daly, Zoe Saldana, Tom Arnold, Andrea Roth, Edward Herrmann, Robert Prosky
Roles Shepard
Rating55% 2.79842.79842.79842.79842.7984
A police officer responds to a 911 call that came from a large home, upon his investigation he comes across an old woman who had apparently died of fright, holding a set of rosary beads. Bryan Beckett (Tim Daly) is an overly analytical lawyer, whose lack of true emotion has caused a rift in his marriage. When he gets word that his old aunt had died, he assumes he inherits her home as a result of being her remaining kin. He makes it clear he does not believe in life after death, or many other superstitions and treats her death and funeral like everyday events. His friend and partner at the law firm Sully (Tom Arnold) has a seizure when they visit the home and warns Bryan not to enter the closet behind the cross. He recovers having no recollection of saying this. Wanting a separation from his wife to "scare her" into accepting his behavior, Bryan decides to spend a few weeks at his aunt's home, while he is there several strange occurrences are ignored by him that might hint at haunting behavior; a chest in the upstairs bedroom falls unaided, a large shrine is found in the closet behind a crucifix, and the house is filled with strange unexplained noises and glimpses of what appears to be a woman.
Hatching Pete, 1h29
Directed by Stuart Gillard
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Children's films
Actors Jason Dolley, Mitchel Musso, Josie Loren, Tiffany Thornton, Crawford Wilson, Brian Stepanek
Roles The Principal
Rating53% 2.657542.657542.657542.657542.65754
Pete Ivey (Jason Dolley) is a teenager who is extremely shy and a total introvert. While he has other friends, he prefers to keep company with his best friend Cleatus Poole (Mitchel Musso), a goofball who is exactly the opposite type and prefers to say exactly what is on his mind, no matter the consequences.