Edward Herrmann Biography (1943-)

Full name, Edward Kirk Herrmann; born July 21, 1943, in Washington, D.C.;sonof John Anthony and Jean Eleanor (maiden name, O'Connor) Herrmann; married Leigh Curran (an actress and playwright), September 9, 1978. Addresses:Agent: Don Buchwald and Associates, 10 East 44th St., New York, NY 10017.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director
Birth Details
July 21, 1943
Washington, D.C, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Richard Palmer, Beacon Hill, CBS, 1975
  • Anderson Pearson, a recurring role, The Practice, ABC, 1997-1998
  • Narrator, The Nazis: A Warning from History, History Channel, 1998
  • Narrator, Science at War, 1999
  • Narrator, History's Lost & Found, History Channel, beginning 1999
  • Harrison Beecher, a recurring role, Oz, HBO, 2000-2001
  • Richard Gilmore, Gilmore Girls, The WB, 2000-
  • Host, History vs. Hollywood, History Channel, 2002-
  • Jeremiah Orbach, MDs (also known as Meds and The Oath), ABC, 2002-
  • Miniseries
  • Andrew Carnegie, Robert Ingersoll, Abraham Lincoln, and Mark Twain, Freedom to Speak, 1982
  • Alger Hiss, Concealed Enemies, PBS, 1984
  • Dr. Shugrue, A Season in Purgatory, CBS, 1996
  • President, Pandora's Clock (also known as Doomsday Virus),NBC, 1996
  • Narrator, The Fifties, 1997
  • Narrator, Liberty! The American Revolution, PBS, 1997
  • Narrator, The Korean War: Fire and Ice, History Channel, 1999
  • President, Atomic Train, NBC, 1999
  • Narrator, Founding Fathers, History Channel, 2000
  • Narrator, Founding Brothers, History Channel, 2002
  • Movies
  • Lou Gehrig, A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story, NBC,1978
  • Frank Andrews, Portrait of a Stripper, CBS, 1979
  • Stephen Holms, Freedom Road, NBC, 1979
  • The stranger, The Private History of a Campaign That Failed, 1980
  • Father, The Electric Grandmother, 1981
  • Dr. Quinn, The Gift of Life, CBS, 1982
  • Ned Larwin, Memorial Day, CBS, 1983
  • Fred Friendly, Murrow, HBO, 1986
  • James Wagner, So Proudly We Hail, CBS, 1990
  • Henry Odell, Sweet Poison, 1991
  • Robert, Fire in the Dark, 1991
  • Ralph, A Foreign Field (also known as We Shall Meet Again),BBC, 1993, then broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1994
  • Mr. Kilroy, Don't Drink the Water, ABC, 1994
  • Frank Jessmon, The Face on the Milk Carton, CBS, 1995
  • Herman Munster, Here Come the Munsters, Fox, 1995
  • Branch Rickey, Baseball in Black and White (also known as Fieldof Honour and Soul of the Game), HBO, 1996
  • Morton Treadway, What Love Sees, CBS, 1996
  • District attorney Luzenberg, Vendetta, HBO, 1999
  • Raymond Massey, James Dean, TNT, 2001
  • Specials
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt, "Eleanor and Franklin," ABC Theatre, ABC, 1976
  • The 30th Annual Tony Awards, 1976
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt, "Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years,"ABC Theatre, ABC, 1977
  • George Bernard Shaw, Dear Liar, 1978
  • Kip Lawson, O Youth and Beauty! (also known as 3 by Cheever: OYouth and Beauty!), PBS, 1979
  • Kip Lawson, The Sorrows of Gin (also known as 3 by Cheever: TheSorrows of Gin), PBS, 1979
  • The Making of "Mrs. Soffel," 1984
  • Headmaster, "The Prodigious Hickey," American Playhouse, PBS, 1987
  • Headmaster, "The Return of Hickey," The Lawrenceville Stories, PBS, 1988
  • Host, Children of the Open Road, Arts and Entertainment, 1988
  • Host, D Day, Arts and Entertainment, 1988
  • Host, DeGaulle, Arts and Entertainment, 1988
  • Host, The King and the Jews, Arts and Entertainment, 1988
  • Host, Our Century, Arts and Entertainment, 1988
  • Host, The Ragged Revolution, Arts and Entertainment, 1988
  • Headmaster, The Beginning of the Firm, PBS, 1989
  • Night of 100 Stars III (also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), NBC, 1990
  • Ben Cunningham, The Last Act Is a Solo, Arts and Entertainment, 1991
  • Burke, The End of a Sentence, PBS, 1991
  • Host, "Road to Infamy: The Countdown Years," Our Century, Arts andEntertainment, 1991
  • Host, Vietnam: The Reason Why, Arts and Entertainment, 1991
  • Host, "The War Years," Our Century, Arts and Entertainment, 1991
  • Host, "Death Tide at Tarawa," Our Century, Arts and Entertainment,1993
  • Host, "Frontline Pilots: Deep Interdiction; Ground Pounders; Hostile Encounters," Our Century, Arts and Entertainment, 1993
  • Host, "Massacre at Malmedy," Our Century, Arts and Entertainment,1993
  • Host, "The Rain of Steel," Our Century, Arts and Entertainment, 1993
  • Host, "Showdown at Leyte Gulf," Our Century, Arts and Entertainment, 1993
  • Narrator, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Arts and Entertainment, 1997
  • Narrator, Truman Capote: The Tiny Terror, Arts and Entertainment,1997
  • Doug Bedloe, "Anne Tyler's Saint Maybe" (also known as "Saint Maybe"), Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 1998
  • Narrator, Deadly Shadow of Vesuvius, PBS, 1998
  • Narrator, Frank Lloyd Wright, PBS, 1998
  • Narrator, Special Effects: Titanic and Beyond, PBS, 1998
  • Narrator, The Beast of Loch Ness, PBS, 1999
  • Narrator, Escape! Because Accidents Happen, PBS, 1999
  • Narrator, Icemen, History Channel, 1999
  • Narrator, Niagara: A History of the Falls, History Channel, 1999
  • Narrator, Norman Rockwell: Painting America, PBS, 1999
  • Narrator, Submarines, Secrets, and Spies, PBS, 1999
  • Narrator, Surviving AIDS, PBS, 1999
  • Narrator, Volcanoes of the Deep, PBS, 1999
  • (As Ed Herrmann) Narrator, Ultimate Autos, History Channel, 1999
  • Presenter, The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1999
  • Voice of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, The Homes of FDR, PBS, 1999
  • Host and narrator, America's Most Endangered 2000, History Channel, 2000
  • Host and narrator, Ultimate Autos, History Channel, 2000
  • Narrator, Battle History of the Navy, History Channel, 2000
  • Narrator, The Body of Christ, PBS, 2000
  • Narrator, Modern Marvels Challenge: Caesar's Bridge, History Channel, 2000
  • Narrator, Wealth and Power, History Channel, 2000
  • Narrator, World War II in Color, History Channel, 2000
  • Narrator, The World War II Memorial, History Channel, 2000
  • Host and narrator, In Search of Christmas, History Channel, 2001
  • Host and narrator, Ultimate Autos, History Channel, 2001
  • Narrator, The Face: Jesus in Art, PBS, 2001
  • Narrator, Hitler's Holocaust, History Channel, 2001
  • Narrator, Horror in the East, History Channel, 2001
  • Narrator, The Impressionists, Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Narrator, Oldest Autos on the Road, History Channel, 2001
  • Narrator, Antarctica: A Frozen History, 2002
  • Narrator, First Mothers, History Channel, 2002
  • Pilots
  • Anderson Pearson, The Practice, ABC, 1997
  • Episodic
  • Captain Steve J. Newsome, "Heal Thyself," M*A*S*H, CBS, 1980
  • Father Joseph McCabe, "Time Heals: Parts 1 & 2," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1986
  • Father Joseph McCabe, "Where There's Hope, There's Crosby," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1986
  • Dr. Stoddard, "The Mole," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, USA Network,1987
  • Drew Sealy, "Progeny," Law & Order, NBC, 1995
  • Y. M. Burg, "So Long, Frank Lloyd Wrong," Wings, NBC, 1995
  • Thomas Pandolfi, "M.E., Myself, and I," Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as Homicide and H: LOTS), NBC, 1996
  • Mr. Mosbeck, "Empire," Law & Order, NBC, 1999
  • Anderson Pearson, "Honor Code," The Practice, ABC, 2001
  • Film Appearances
  • Policeman, Lady Liberty (also known as The Sausage and La mortadella), United Artists, 1972
  • Mike, The Day of the Dolphin, Avco-Embassy, 1973
  • Thomas Craig Anderson, The Paper Chase, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1973
  • Klipspringer, The Great Gatsby, Paramount, 1974
  • Ezra Stiles, The Great Waldo Pepper, Universal, 1975
  • Colonel Walter Gilchrist, Brass Target, United Artists, 1978
  • Dan Weyman, The Betsy (also known as Harold Robbins' The Betsy), Allied Artists, 1978
  • Ed Branish, Take Down, Buena Vista, 1979
  • Reverend Michael "Mike" Hill, The North Avenue Irregulars (also known as Hill's Angels), Buena Vista, 1979
  • Harry Johnson, Harry's War, Taft International, 1981
  • Max Eastman, Reds, Paramount, 1981
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Annie, Columbia, 1982
  • Paul Stanton, Death Valley, Universal, 1982
  • Tommy, A Little Sex, Universal, 1982
  • Peter K. Soffel, Mrs. Soffel, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists,1984
  • Bob Singer, Compromising Positions, Paramount, 1985
  • (As Ed Herrmann) Brown, The Man with One Red Shoe, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1985
  • Henry, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Orion, 1985
  • Grant Stayton III, Overboard, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists,1987
  • Max, The Lost Boys, Warner Bros., 1987
  • Graham Sherbourne, Big Business, Buena Vista, 1988
  • Mr. Broadman, Hero (also known as Accidental Hero), Columbia, 1992
  • Ed Devery, Born Yesterday, Buena Vista, 1993
  • Mr. Dingle, My Boyfriend's Back (also known as Johnny Zombie), Buena Vista, 1993
  • Richard Rich, Sr., Richie Rich, Warner Bros., 1994
  • Zach Gilmore, Foreign Student (also known as L'etudiant etranger), Gramercy, 1994
  • (As Ed Herrmann) Nelson Rockefeller, Nixon, Buena Vista, 1995
  • Robert Payne, Critical Care, LIVE Entertainment, 1997
  • Jack, Better Living, Goldheart Pictures, 1998
  • A Civil Action, Buena Vista, 1998
  • Reverend Vernon, Walking across Egypt, New Films International, 1999
  • Charles Allsworth, Double Take, Buena Vista, 2001
  • Milligan, Down (also known as The Elevator), Buena Vista International, 2001
  • Headmaster Woodbridge, The Emperor's Club, Universal, 2002
  • William Randolph Hearst, The Cat's Meow, Lions Gate, 2002
  • Intolerable Cruelty, Universal, 2003
  • Stage Appearances
  • The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel, Public Theatre, New York City,1971
  • Cootie (Mel), Moonchildren, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1972
  • Mrs. Warren's Profession, Broadway production, 1976
  • Stanhope, Journey's End, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1978
  • The Beach House, Long Wharf Theatre, 1979-1980
  • Macaulay "Mike" Connor, The Philadelphia Story, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, New York City, 1980-1981
  • Hedda Gabler, Hartman Theatre, Stamford, CT, 1981
  • Amos Mason, Gardenia, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1982
  • Raymond Brock, Plenty, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, 1982, then Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1983
  • Candida, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA, 1984
  • The Front Page, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1984
  • Uncle Vanya, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1984
  • Whose Life Is It, Anyway?, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1984
  • Siegfried Sassoon, Not About Heroes, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 1985
  • Tom, Tom and Viv, New York Shakespeare Festival, LuEsther Hall, Public Theatre, 1985, then Royal Court Theatre, London.
  • Cassius, Julius Caesar, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, 1988
  • A Walk in the Woods, Comedy Theatre, London, 1988-1989
  • Harvey, 1990
  • Night of 100 Stars III (also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1990
  • Candy Is Dandy: An Evening with Ogden Nash, 1993
  • Burke, Life Sentences, Second Stage Theatre, New York City, 1993-1994
  • Dr. Block, Psychopathia Sexualis, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I,New York City, 1997
  • Sir William Collyer, The Deep Blue Sea, Roundabout Theatre Company, Criterion Theatre, New York City, 1998
  • Andre Bouville, The Dinner Party, Center Theatre Group, Mark TaperForum, Los Angeles, 1999
  • Harvey, Ancestral Voices (staged reading), Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, Lincoln Center, New York City, 1999
  • Arsenic and Old Lace, City Center Theatre, New York City, 2000
  • Also appeared in other productions, including The Cherry Orchard,Goodman Theatre, Chicago; Love Letters, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Wilbur Theatre, Chicago, then Broadway production; A Midsummer Night's Dream, New York City; Old Times, Williamstown Theatre Festival; TheThree Sisters, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ; Twelfth Night, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, Madison; and in Oedipus the King.
  • Stage Work
  • Director
  • Private Lives, Portland Stage Company, Portland, ME, 1981
  • RECORDINGS
  • Audiobooks
  • Reader for several audiobooks, including the King James Bible.
  • SIDELIGHTS
  • Hermann's favorite roles include Stanhope in Journey's End and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

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