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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 Lost Boys (1987). 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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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Gilmore Girls
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The Wolf of Wall Street
The Wolf of Wall Street Stratton Oakmont Commercial
The Lost Boys
The Aviator
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 2012-2016 American Dad! (TV Series)
- 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 Black Box (TV Series)
Dr. Reynaud
- Jerusalem (2014) ... Dr. Reynaud
 2013 The Wolf of Wall Street
Stratton Oakmont Commercial (voice)
 2013 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
Reverend Robert Lowell
- Knight Vision (2013) ... Reverend Robert Lowell
 2013 Are You Here
Dr. Vincent
 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 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 Better with You (TV Series)
- Better with the Baby (2011) ... Judge
 2010 The Surge: The Untold Story (Short)
 2009 The Six Wives of Henry Lefay
 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)
- Episode 210 (2008) ... Walter
 2007 Andrew Jackson (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 2006 Eighty Acres of Hell (TV Movie)
 2006 The Mayflower (TV Movie)
 2006 Relative Strangers
Doug Clayton
 2005 Bible Battles (TV Special documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 2005 UFO Files (TV Series documentary)
- 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 Bereft
 2004 Men of Valor (Video Game)
Narrator (voice, as Edward Herman)
 2004 First Invasion: The War of 1812 (TV Movie documentary)
 2004 Isaac's Storm (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 2004 Welcome to Mooseport
Avery Hightower (Debate Moderator) (uncredited)
 2003 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Captain Thomas Malden
- Pandora's Trunk: Part 2 (2003) ... Captain Thomas Malden
 2001 James Dean (TV Movie)
Raymond Massey
 1999 Walking Across Egypt
Rev. Vernon
 1999 Vendetta (TV Movie)
D.A. Luzenberg
 1999 Atomic Train (TV Mini-Series)
The President
 1998 A Civil Action (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1998 Saint Maybe (TV Movie)
Doug Bedloe
 1997 Liberty! The American Revolution (TV Mini-Series)
- 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 Biography (TV Series documentary)
 1996 Pandora's Clock (TV Mini-Series)
- 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
 1994 Don't Drink the Water (TV Movie)
Mr. Kilroy
 1994 Foreign Student
Zachary 'Zach' Gilmore
 1993 Screen One (TV Series)
- A Foreign Field (1993) ... Ralph
 1992/I Hero
Mr. Broadman - Man Committing Suicide (uncredited)
 1991 Fire in the Dark (TV Movie)
 1991 Sweet Poison (TV Movie)
 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)
- The Actress (1988) ... Woods
 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
 1986 Murrow (TV Movie)
Fred Friendly
 1985 The Man with One Red Shoe
Brown (as Ed Herrmann)
 1983 Memorial Day (TV Movie)
Ned Larwin
 1983 Freedom to Speak (TV Mini-Series)
Andrew Carnegie / Robert Ingersoll / Abraham Lincoln / ...
 1982 Annie
 1982 A Little Sex
 1982 The Gift of Life (TV Movie)
Dr. Quinn
 1982 The Electric Grandmother (TV Movie)
 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
 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
 1975 Valley Forge (TV Movie)
 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
 1973 The Day of the Dolphin
Mike - Research Team
 1971 Lady Liberty
Policeman (uncredited)
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He acted in Michael Hastings's play, "Tom and Viv," at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England with Julie Covington, David Haig, and Margaret Tyzack in the cast. See more »

Alternate Names:

Edward Herman | Ed Hermann | Ed Herrmann


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


Was the voice of many specials on The History Channel. See more »


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


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