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Overview (5)

Date of Birth 21 July 1943Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Date of Death 31 December 2014New York City, New York, USA  (brain cancer)
Birth NameEdward Kirk Herrmann
Nickname The History Channel Guy
Height 6' 5" (1.96 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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.

Spouse (2)

Star Herrmann (1992 - 31 December 2014) (his death) (2 children)
Leigh Curran (9 September 1978 - 1991) (divorced)

Trade Mark (2)

Often plays wealthy men, political figures, millionaires.
Towering height.

Trivia (17)

Father of Ryen Herrmann and Emma Herrmann. His step-son Rory Herrmann (after the Gilmore Girls main character is named) works as Chef.
Member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at Bucknell University, where he was a graduate.
He loves restoring classic cars. He has several in his collection.
He grew up in the Detroit area, studied drama in England at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (on a Fullbright Fellowship no less) and performed in several repertory stage productions in the Dallas area early in his career.
He has completed many voiceover assignments: from Dodge TV commercials, to documentaries to dozens of audiobooks (in many cases, using different accents and dialects).
Won Broadway's 1976 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for George Bernard Shaw's "Mrs. Warren's Profession." Was also Tony-nominated in 1983 as Best Actor (Play) for "Plenty.".
Won his Tony the same year that Kelly Bishop - who portrays his wife in Gilmore Girls (2000) - won hers.
He has played Franklin D. Roosevelt three times: Eleanor and Franklin (1976), Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977) and Annie (1982). In 2005, he hosted the documentary, about Roosevelt, called FDR: A Presidency Revealed (2005).
In 1999, he hosted a program on The History Channel, History's Lost & Found (1999) which chronicles the whereabouts of history's best known artifacts. Since that time Herrmann has hosted (or narrated) dozens of History Channel specials mostly about historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
He was nominated for a 1975 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play for his performance in "The Cherry Orchard", at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
Bears a striking resemblance to Branch Rickey, whom he portrayed in Soul of the Game (1996).
Currently the voice of many specials on The History Channel. [May 2004]
Known as "Mr. Pathmark" in the 1980s by appearing in a series of commercials for the grocery chain.
Has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Reds (1981), The Aviator (2004) and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013).
His future second wife, Star Roman, sued him for paternity after he fathered a child with her during the filming of Harry's War (1981).
Was a TV pitchman for the now defunct Fair Financing Company which operated a Ponzi scheme by Tim Durham and others resulting in convictions for wire and securities fraud.
One of his last acting credits was narrating a documentary series on cancer, while he himself was dying of brain cancer. He thought of it as a fitting and important final performance.

Personal Quotes (1)

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

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