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Edward Herrmann (1943–2014)


Edward Herrmann was born on July 21, 1943 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Edward Kirk Herrmann. He was an actor, known for Gilmore Girls (2000), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) and The Aviator (2004). He was married to Star Herrmann and Leigh Curran. He died on December 31, 2014 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Gilmore Girls
Gilmore Girls Richard Gilmore
(2000-2007)
The Wolf of Wall Street
The Wolf of Wall Street Stratton Oakmont Commercial
(2013)
The Aviator
The Aviator Joseph Breen
(2004)
The Lost Boys
(1987)

Filmography

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 2012-2016 American Dad! (TV Series)
Councilman
- Roots (2016) ... Councilman (voice)
- The Wrestler (2012) ... (voice)
 2015 Coach of the Year
Bill Ford
 2015 Perception (TV Series)
Jack Pierce
- Brainstorm (2015) ... Jack Pierce
 2014 The Town That Dreaded Sundown
Reverend Cartwright
 2014 Black Box (TV Series)
Dr. Reynaud
- Jerusalem (2014) ... Dr. Reynaud
- Sweet Little Lies (2014) ... Dr. Reynaud
 2013 The Wolf of Wall Street
Stratton Oakmont Commercial (voice)
 2010-2013 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Lionel Deerfield
- The Next Day (2013) ... Lionel Deerfield
- And the Law Won (2012) ... Lionel Deerfield
- Long Way Home (2012) ... Lionel Deerfield
- Live from Damascus (2012) ... Lionel Deerfield
- Alienation of Affection (2012) ... Lionel Deerfield
 2013 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
Reverend Lowell
- Knight Vision (2013) ... Reverend Lowell
 2013 Are You Here
Dr. Vincent
 2013 Heaven's Door
Nate Christensen
 2013 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Mr. Vogel
- In Vino Veritas (2013) ... Mr. Vogel
 2012 Christmas Oranges Behind the Scenes Dvd-extra (Short)
Mr. Crampton
 2012 Christmas Oranges
Mr. Crampton
 2012 Harry's Law (TV Series)
Judge Lester Babcock
- Onward and Upward (2012) ... Judge Lester Babcock
- The Whole Truth (2012) ... Judge Lester Babcock
- Breaking Points (2012) ... Judge Lester Babcock
 2012 Treasure Buddies (Video)
Philip Wellington
 2012 Price Check
Jack Bennington
 2012 Enduring Legacy (Short)
Charles Francis Adams (voice)
 2011 Wonder Woman (TV Movie)
Senator Warren
 2011 The Christmas Pageant (TV Movie)
Garrett Clark
 2011 Redemption: For Robbing the Dead
Governor Dawson
 2011 Drop Dead Diva (TV Series)
Reverend Phillips
- Ah, Men (2011) ... Reverend Phillips (as Ed Herrmann)
 2011 A Christmas Wish (TV Movie)
Les McCallum
 2011 Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
Jeremiah Larson
 2011 Better with You (TV Series)
Judge
- Better with the Baby (2011) ... Judge
 2011 Son of Morning
Thomas
 2010 The Surge: The Untold Story (Short)
Narrator
 2009 The Six Wives of Henry Lefay
Goodenough
 2009 Hatching Pete (TV Movie)
Principal Fred Daly
 2009 The Skeptic
Dr. Shepard (as Ed Herrmann)
 1995-2009 Law & Order (TV Series)
Frederic Matson / Mr. Mosbeck / Drew Seely
- Anchors Away (2009) ... Frederic Matson
- Empire (1999) ... Mr. Mosbeck
- Progeny (1995) ... Drew Seely
 2008 30 Rock (TV Series)
Walter
- Episode 210 (2008) ... Walter
 2007 Andrew Jackson (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 2007 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Dr. Norman Shales
- Haunt You Every Day (2007) ... Dr. Norman Shales
- The Heart of the Matter (2007) ... Dr. Norman Shales
- Let the Truth Sting (2007) ... Dr. Norman Shales
 2000-2007 Gilmore Girls (TV Series)
Richard Gilmore
- Bon Voyage (2007) ... Richard Gilmore
- Unto the Breach (2007) ... Richard Gilmore
- Lorelai? Lorelai? (2007) ... Richard Gilmore
- It's Just Like Riding a Bike (2007) ... Richard Gilmore (credit only)
- Hay Bale Maze (2007) ... Richard Gilmore (credit only)
 2007 I Think I Love My Wife
Mr. Landis
 2006 Eighty Acres of Hell (TV Movie)
Narrator
 2006 Factory Girl
James Townsend
 2006 The Mayflower (TV Movie)
Narrator
 2006 Wedding Daze
Lyle
 2006 Relative Strangers
Doug Clayton
 2005 Bible Battles (TV Special documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 2005 UFO Files (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Beyond the War of the Worlds (2005) ... Narrator
 2005 Tom Goes to the Mayor (TV Series)
Benjamin Kaplan
- Porcelain Birds (2005) ... Benjamin Kaplan (voice)
 2004 The Aviator
Joseph Breen
 2004 Bereft
Lloyd
 2004 Men of Valor (Video Game)
Narrator (voice, as Edward Herman)
 2004 First Invasion: The War of 1812 (TV Movie documentary)
Narrator
 2004 Isaac's Storm (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 2004 Welcome to Mooseport
Avery Hightower (Debate Moderator) (uncredited)
 2003 Intolerable Cruelty
Rex Rexroth
 2003 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Captain Thomas Malden
- Pandora's Trunk: Part 2 (2003) ... Captain Thomas Malden
 2000-2003 Oz (TV Series)
Harrison Beecher
- Dead Man Talking (2003) ... Harrison Beecher
- Cuts Like a Knife (2001) ... Harrison Beecher
- Gray Matter (2000) ... Harrison Beecher
- Works of Mercy (2000) ... Harrison Beecher
- Obituaries (2000) ... Harrison Beecher
 2002 The Emperor's Club
Headmaster Woodbridge
 1997-2001 The Practice (TV Series)
Anderson Pearson
- Honor Code (2001) ... Anderson Pearson
- Trench Work (1998) ... Anderson Pearson
- The Battlefield (1998) ... Anderson Pearson
- The Defenders (1998) ... Anderson Pearson
- Body Count (1998) ... Anderson Pearson
 2001 James Dean (TV Movie)
Raymond Massey
 2001 The Cat's Meow
W.R. Hearst
 2001 The Shaft
Milligan
 2001 Double Take
Charles Allsworth
 1999 Walking Across Egypt
Rev. Vernon
 1999 Vendetta (TV Movie)
D.A. Luzenberg
 1999 Atomic Train (TV Mini-Series)
The President
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... The President
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... The President
 1998 A Civil Action (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1998 Saint Maybe (TV Movie)
Doug Bedloe
 1998 Better Living
Jack
 1997 Liberty! The American Revolution (TV Mini-Series)
Narrator
- The World Turned Upside Down: 1778-1783 (1997) ... Narrator (voice)
- Are We to Be a Nation? 1783-1788 (1997) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Times That Try Men's Souls: 1776-1777 (1997) ... Narrator (voice)
- Oh, Fatal Ambition: 1777-1778 (1997) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Reluctant Revolutionaries: 1763-1774 (1997) ... Narrator (voice)
 1997 Critical Care
Robert Payne
 1997 Biography (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
 1996 Pandora's Clock (TV Mini-Series)
President
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... President
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... President
 1996 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Thomas Pandolfi
- M.E., Myself and I (1996) ... Thomas Pandolfi
 1996 What Love Sees (TV Movie)
Morton Treadway
 1996 A Season in Purgatory (TV Movie)
Dr. Shugrue
 1996 Soul of the Game (TV Movie)
Branch Rickey
 1995 Nixon
Nelson Rockefeller (as Ed Herrmann)
 1995 Wings (TV Series)
Y.M. Burg
- So Long, Frank Lloyd Wrong (1995) ... Y.M. Burg
 1995 Here Come the Munsters (TV Movie)
Herman Munster
 1995 The Face on the Milk Carton (TV Movie)
Frank Jessmon
 1994 Ri¢hie Ri¢h
Richard Rich
 1994 Don't Drink the Water (TV Movie)
Mr. Kilroy
 1994 Foreign Student
Zachary 'Zach' Gilmore
 1993 Screen One (TV Series)
Ralph
- A Foreign Field (1993) ... Ralph
 1993 My Boyfriend's Back
Mr. Dingle
 1993 Born Yesterday
Ed Devery
 1992/I Hero
Mr. Broadman - Man Committing Suicide (uncredited)
 1991 Fire in the Dark (TV Movie)
Robert
 1991 Sweet Poison (TV Movie)
Henry
 1991 The General Motors Playwrights Theater (TV Series)
Ben Cunningham
- The Last Act Is a Solo (1991) ... Ben Cunningham
 1990 So Proudly We Hail (TV Movie)
James Wagner
 1988 Hothouse (TV Series)
Woods
- The Actress (1988) ... Woods
 1988 Big Business
Graham Sherbourne
 1987 Overboard
Grant Stayton III
 1987 The Lost Boys
Max (as Ed Herrmann)
 1987 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Dr. Maxwell Stoddard / Litton
- The Mole (1987) ... Dr. Maxwell Stoddard / Litton
 1984-1987 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Alger Hiss / Headmaster / Alger Hiss
- The Prodigious Hickey (1987) ... Headmaster
- Concealed Enemies, Part IV: Verdict (1984) ... Alger Hiss
- Concealed Enemies, Part II: Accusation (1984) ... Alger Hiss
- Concealed Enemies, Part I: Suspicion (1984) ... Alger Hiss
 1986-1987 The Lawrenceville Stories (TV Mini-Series)
Head Master
- The Prodigious Hickey (1987) ... Head Master
- The Return of Hickey (1986) ... Head Master
- The Beginning of the Firm (1986) ... Head Master
 1984-1986 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Father Joseph McCabe / Priest
- Where There's Hope, There's Crosby (1986) ... Father Joseph McCabe
- Time Heals: Part 2 (1986) ... Father Joseph McCabe
- Time Heals: Part 1 (1986) ... Father Joseph McCabe
- Playing God: Part 1 (1984) ... Priest
 1986 Murrow (TV Movie)
Fred Friendly
 1985 Compromising Positions
Bob Singer
 1985 The Man with One Red Shoe
Brown (as Ed Herrmann)
 1984 Mrs. Soffel
Warden Peter Soffel
 1983 Memorial Day (TV Movie)
Ned Larwin
 1983 Freedom to Speak (TV Mini-Series)
Andrew Carnegie / Robert Ingersoll / Abraham Lincoln / ...
 1982 Annie
FDR
 1982 A Little Sex
Tommy
 1982 The Gift of Life (TV Movie)
Dr. Quinn
 1982 Death Valley
Paul Stanton
 1982 The Electric Grandmother (TV Movie)
Father
 1981 Reds
Max Eastman
 1981 Dear Liar (TV Movie)
George Bernard Shaw
 1981 The Private History of a Campaign That Failed (TV Movie)
The Stranger
 1981 Harry's War
Harry Johnson
 1980 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Capt. Steven J. Newsome
- Heal Thyself (1980) ... Capt. Steven J. Newsome
 1979 3 by Cheever (TV Mini-Series)
Kip Lawton
- O Youth and Beauty! (1979) ... Kip Lawton
- The Sorrows of Gin (1979) ... Kip Lawton
 1979 Freedom Road (TV Movie)
Stephen Holms
 1979 Portrait of a Stripper (TV Movie)
Frank Andrews
 1979 The North Avenue Irregulars
Michael Hill
 1979 Take Down
Ed Branish
 1978 Brass Target
Col. Walter Gilchrist
 1978 The Betsy
Dan Weyman
 1977 Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (TV Movie)
Franklin D. Roosevelt
 1976 Eleanor and Franklin (TV Series)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, age 20-50
- Episode #1.2 (1976) ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt, age 20-50
- Episode #1.1 (1976) ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt, age 20-50
 1975 Valley Forge (TV Movie)
Folsom
 1975 Beacon Hill (TV Series)
Richard Palmer
- The Pretenders (1975) ... Richard Palmer
- The Test (1975) ... Richard Palmer
- The Suitors (1975) ... Richard Palmer
- The Million Dollar Gate (1975) ... Richard Palmer
- The Speakeasy (1975) ... Richard Palmer
 1975 The Great Waldo Pepper
Ezra Stiles
 1974 The Great Gatsby
Klipspringer
 1973 The Day of the Dolphin
Mike - Research Team
 1973 The Paper Chase
Thomas Craig Anderson
 1971 Lady Liberty
Policeman (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV Commercial (voice) for Rayovac Batteries (1998) See more »

Alternate Names:

Edward Herman | Ed Hermann | Ed Herrmann

Height:

6' 5" (1.96 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I love the spoken word. I love hearing it. The way the words can seduce you.

Trivia:

Was known as "Mr. Pathmark" in the 1980s by appearing in a series of commercials for the grocery chain. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays wealthy men, political figures, millionaires. See more »

Nickname:

The History Channel Guy

Star Sign:

Cancer

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