Biography

Edward Kirk Herrmann, born July 21, 1943, in Washington, D.C., was an American television and film actor. He is best known for his Emmy-nominated portrayals of Franklin D. Roosevelt on television, to younger generations for his role as Richard Gilmore in Gilmore Girls, as a ubiquitous narrator for historical programs on the History Channel, and as the spokesperson for Dodge automobiles in the 1990s.

Hermann died from brain cancer, Wednesday, December 31, 2014, in a hospital in New York City.

Edward Kirk Herrmann, born July 21, 1943, in Washington, D.C., was an American television and film actor. He is best known for his Emmy-nominated portrayals of Franklin D. Roosevelt on television, to younger generations for his role as Richard Gilmore in Gilmore Girls, as a ubiquitous narrator for historical programs on the History Channel, and as the spokesperson for Dodge automobiles in the 1990s.

Hermann died from brain cancer, Wednesday, December 31, 2014, in a hospital in New York City.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 106

Birthday 1943-07-21

Day of Death 2014-12-31

Place of Birth Washington, D.C., U.S.

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Also Known As

  • Ed Hermann
  • Edward Herman

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Wonder Woman(1 episode) as Senator Warren
History's Lost & Found(8 episodes)
2014 The Town that Dreaded Sundown as Reverend Cartwright
2014 The Roosevelts: An Intimate History(7 episodes) as Franklin Roosevelt (voice)
2013 The Wolf of Wall Street as Stratton Oakmont Commercial (voice)
2013 Are You Here as Dr. Vincent
2012 Heaven's Door as Nate Christensen
2012 Price Check as Jack Bennington
2012 Christmas Oranges as Mr. Crampton
2012 Perception(1 episode) as Jack Pierce
2012 Treasure Buddies as Philip Wellington
2011 A Christmas Wish as Les McCallum
2011 Redemption: For Robbing the Dead as Governor Dawson
2009 Ring Christmas Bells
2009 Drop Dead Diva(1 episode) as Reverend Phillips
2009 The Skeptic as Shepard
2009 Morristown: Where America Survived as Narrator
2009 The Six Wives of Henry Lefay as John Goodenough
2007 Columbus The Lost Voyage as Narrator
2007 The Revolution(13 episodes)
2007 The States(10 episodes)
2007 I Think I Love My Wife as Mr. Landis
2006 Factory Girl as James Townsend
2006 Desperate Crossing: The Untold Story of the Mayflower as Narrator
2006 30 Rock(1 episode)
2006 Wedding Daze as Lyle
2005 Ape to Man as Narrator
2005 The Templar Code: Crusade of Secrecy as Narrator
2005 Grey's Anatomy(3 episodes)
2005 The French Revolution as Narrator
2004 The Aviator as Joseph Breen
2004 Tom Goes to the Mayor(1 episode)
2004 Bereft as Lloyd
2003 Intolerable Cruelty as Rex Rexroth
2003 Teddy Roosevelt: An American Lion as Narrator
2003 Russia, Land of the Tsars(7 episodes)
2002 The Emperor's Club as Headmaster Woodbridge
2001 Crossing Jordan(1 episode)
2001 James Dean as Raymond Massey
2001 The Cat's Meow as W. R. Hearst
2001 Down as Milligan
2001 The Face: Jesus in Art as Narrator
2001 Double Take as Charles Allsworth
2000 Gilmore Girls(192 episodes) as Richard Gilmore
1999 Vendetta as D.A. Luzenberg
1999 Atomic Train(2 episodes) as The President
1998 Saint Maybe as Doug Bedloe
1998 Frank Lloyd Wright(2 episodes) as Himself - Narrator (voice)
1998 Better Living as Jack
1997 Liberty!(6 episodes) as Narrator
1997 Critical Care as Robert Payne
1997 The Practice(10 episodes)
1996 What Love Sees as Morton Treadway
1996 Soul of the Game as Branch Rickey
1995 Nixon as Nelson Rockefeller
1995 The Face on the Milk Carton as Frank Jessmon
1995 Here Come the Munsters as Herman Munster
1994 Ri¢hie Ri¢h as Richard Rich
1994 Don't Drink the Water as Mr. Kilroy
1994 Foreign Student as Zachary 'Zach' Gilmore
1993 A Foreign Field as Ralph
1993 My Boyfriend's Back as Mr. Dingle
1993 Homicide: Life on the Street(1 episode)
1992 Hero as Mr. Broadman - Man Committing Suicide
1991 Fire in the Dark as Robert
1990 Law & Order(3 episodes)
1990 Wings(1 episode)
1989 Screen One(1 episode) as Ralph
1988 Big Business as Graham Sherbourne
1987 Overboard as Grant Stayton III
1987 The Lost Boys as Max
1986 Murrow as Fred Friendly
1985 Compromising Positions as Bob Singer
1985 The Man with One Red Shoe as Brown
1985 The Purple Rose of Cairo as Henry
1984 Mrs. Soffel as Warden Peter Soffel
1983 Memorial Day as Ned Larwin
1982 St. Elsewhere(2 episodes)
1982 Nature(1 episode)
1982 Annie as FDR
1982 Death Valley as Paul Stanton
1982 A Little Sex as Tommy
1982 The Gift of Life as Dr. Quinn
1982 The Electric Grandmother as Father
1981 Reds as Max Eastman
1981 Harry's War as Harry Johnson
1979 Portrait of a Stripper as Frank Andrews
1979 O Youth and Beauty! as Kip Lawton
1979 Freedom Road as Stephen Holmes
1979 The Sorrows of Gin as Kip Lawton
1979 The North Avenue Irregulars as Michael Hill
1979 Take Down as Ed Branish
1978 Brass Target as Col. Walter Gilchrist
1978 The Betsy as Dan Weyman
1978 A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story as Lou Gehrig
1977 Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years as Franklin D. Roosevelt
1976 Eleanor and Franklin(2 episodes) as Franklin Delano Roosevelt, age 20-50
1975 Beacon Hill(11 episodes)
1975 The Great Waldo Pepper as Ezra Stiles
1974 The Great Gatsby as Klipspringer
1973 The Day of the Dolphin as Mike
1973 The Paper Chase as Thomas Craig Anderson
1972 M*A*S*H(1 episode)
1971 Lady Liberty as uncredited
1969 Laughter in the Dark
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(3 episodes)

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