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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 21 July 1943Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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. He is an actor, known for Gilmore Girls (2000), The Aviator (2004) and The Lost Boys (1987). He has been married to Star Benson since 1992. They have two children. He was previously married to Leigh Curran.

Spouse (2)

Star Benson (1992 - present) (2 children)
Leigh Curran (9 September 1978 - ?) (divorced) (3 children)

Trade Mark (2)

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

Trivia (12)

A graduate of Bucknell University.
Member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at Bucknell university.
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 - won hers.
He has played Franklin Roosevelt three times in Eleanor and Frankin (TV)(1976), Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (TV)(1977) and Annie (1982). In 2005, he hosted the documentary about Roosevelt called FDR: A Presidency Revealed.
In 1999, he hosted a program on The History Channel, "History's Lost and Found" 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 FDR.
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 who he portrayed in 'Soul of The Game (1996 TV movie)'.
Currently the voice of many specials on The History Channel. [May 2004]

Personal Quotes (1)

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

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