Robert Englund Biography (1949?-)

Full name, Robert Barton Englund; born June 6, 1949 (some sources cite 1947),in Glendale, CA; son of C. Kent (an aeronautics engineer) and Janis (maidenname, McDonald) Englund; married second wife, Roxanne Rogers (an actress), 1986 (divorced, 1988); married Nancy Ellen Booth (a set decorator), October 1,1988 (some sources cite 1989). Addresses: Agent: Joe Rice, Abrams Artists and Associates, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 625, Los Angeles, CA 90069-3502.

Actor, director, producer
Birth Details
June 6, 1949?
Glendale, California, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Whitey, Buster and Billie, Columbia, 1974
  • Michael Sutherland, Sunburst (also known as Slashed Dreams), 1974
  • Holdup man, Hustle, Paramount, 1975
  • Buck, Death Trap (also known as Brutes and Savages, Eaten Alive, Horror Hotel, Horror Hotel Massacre, Legend ofthe Bayou, Murder on the Bayou, and Starlight Slaughter), Motion Picture Marketing, 1976
  • First hood, St. Ives, Warner Bros., 1976
  • Marty, A Star Is Born, Warner Bros., 1976
  • Franklin, Stay Hungry, United Artists, 1976
  • Narrator and Fly, Big Wednesday (also known as Summer of Innocence), Warner Bros., 1978
  • Mott, Bloodbrothers (also known as A Father's Love), WarnerBros., 1978
  • Beebo Crozier, The Great Smokey Roadblock (also known as The Last of the Cowboys), Dimension, 1978
  • Benny, The Fifth Floor, Film Ventures International, 1980
  • Harry, Dead and Buried, Avco Embassy, 1981
  • Ranger, Galaxy of Terror (also known as An Infinity of Terror, Mindwarp, Mindwarp: An Infinity of Terror, Planet of Horrors, and The Quest), New World, 1981
  • Tripper, Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder (also known as Vietnam: Hell or Glory), Sanrio Communications, 1982
  • Fred "Freddy" Krueger, A Nightmare on Elm Street, New Line Cinema,1984
  • Freddy Krueger, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Part 2: Freddy's Revenge, New Line Cinema, 1985
  • Riley, Never Too Young to Die, Paul Entertainment, 1986
  • Fred "Freddy" Krueger, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, New Line Cinema, 1987
  • Fred "Freddy" Krueger, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, New Line Cinema, 1988
  • Freddy Krueger, A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (alsoknown as Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child), New Line Cinema,1989
  • Eric Destler (title role), Phantom of the Opera (also known as Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera), Twenty-First Century, 1989
  • C.H.U.D. II--Bud the Chud, 1989
  • Smiley, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990
  • Freddy Krueger, Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (also known asA Nightmare on Elm Street 6), New Line Cinema, 1991
  • Anthony Wager/the madame, Dance Macabre, Columbia/TriStar Home Video, 1992
  • Himself and Freddy Krueger, Wes Craven's New Nightmare (also knownas New Nightmare and Nightmare on Elm Street 7), New Line Cinema, 1994
  • Marquis de Sade/Paul Chevaller, Tobe Hooper's Night Terrors (alsoknown as Nightmare, Night Terrors, and Tobe Hooper's Nightmare), 1994
  • Bill Gartley, The Mangler, New Line Cinema, 1995
  • Member of the inquisition, Vampyre Wars, 1995
  • Himself, Mr. Payback: In Interactive Movie, 1995
  • "Crazy Man" Cooper, The Paper Brigade (also known as The PaperRoute), Leucadia Film Corp., 1996
  • Chief screw, La lengua asesina (also known as Killer Tongue), Buena Vista International Spain, 1996
  • Starquest II (also known as Mind Breakers), 1997
  • Raymond Beaumont, Wishmaster (also known as Wes Craven's Wishmaster), Live Film and Mediaworks, 1997
  • Himself, Halloween ... The Happy Haunting of America!, 1997
  • Nemo, Meet the Deedles (also known as The Deedles), Buena Vista/Walt Disney, 1998
  • Professor William Wexler, Urban Legend (also known as Mixed Culture and Urban Legends), TriStar, 1998
  • Jackson Roth, StrangeLand (also known as Dee Snider's StrangeLand), Raucous Releasing, 1998
  • Kratski, The Prince and the Surfer, A-Pix Entertainment, 1999
  • Dr. Anton Rudolph, Python, New City Releasing, 2000
  • Bernie Garces, Wish You Were Dead, New Line Cinema, 2000
  • Scratch, Windfall, FWP Productions, 2001
  • As a Bad Dream (also known as Kao u losem snu), Mainframe London, 2002
  • Mayor Buford, 2001 Maniacs, Rhino Films, 2002
  • Freddy Krueger, Freddy vs. Jason (also known as Freddy vs. Jason: A Nightmare on Friday the 13th, Jason vs. Freddy, and Millennium Massacre), New Line Cinema, 2003
  • Dan Larkin, Land of Canaan, Blue Sky Productions, 2003
  • Also appeared in Eugenie.
  • Film Work
  • Director, 976-EVIL (also known as Horrorscope), New Line Cinema, 1988
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Willie, V (also known as V: The Series), NBC, 1984-1985
  • Dennis Shothoffer, Downtown, CBS, 1986-1987
  • Freddy Krueger (host), A Nightmare on Elm Street--Freddy's Nightmares:The Series (also known as Freddy's Nightmares), syndicated, 1988-1990
  • Host, Shadow Theater, USA Network, 1990
  • Blackie, Nightmare Cafe, NBC, 1992-1993
  • Miniseries
  • Willie, V (also known as V: The Original Mini Series), NBC,1983
  • Willie, V: The Final Battle (also known as V), NBC, 1984
  • Deserter, North and South, Book II (also known as North and South II), ABC, 1986
  • Movies
  • Willy, Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy, ABC, 1977
  • Sergeant Bell, The Courage and the Passion, NBC, 1978
  • Informer, The Ordeal of Patty Hearst, ABC, 1979
  • Ted Beasly, Mind over Murder (also known as Deadly Visions), CBS, 1979
  • Bobby Collins, Thou Shalt Not Kill, NBC, 1982
  • Mason, Journey's End, Showtime, 1982
  • Charlie, The Fighter, CBS, 1983
  • Freddy Beenstock, Hobson's Choice, CBS, 1983
  • Scott, Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land (also known as Starflight One), ABC, 1983
  • Sam Cooper, I Want to Live, ABC, 1983
  • Scott, Infidelity, ABC, 1987
  • Peter Cartwright, A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle (also known as A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Famous Fatality), NBC, 1994
  • Dr. Ralph Wanamaker, Robin Cook's "Mortal Fear" (also known as Mortal Fear), NBC, 1994
  • Ernest Trainor, The Unspoken Truth (also known as Breaking theSilence and Living the Lie), NBC, 1995
  • Colonel Shakwell, Perfect Target, HBO, 1997
  • Father O'Neill, Galactic Odyssey (also known as Mind Breaker and Starquest II), The Movie Channel, 1998
  • Episodic
  • Gar, "The Mystery of the Fallen Angels," The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, 1977
  • "Sons," Police Woman, NBC, 1978
  • Simon, "Episode 49," Soap, ABC, 1979
  • Simon, "Episode 50," Soap, ABC, 1979
  • Buddy Burns, California Fever, 1979
  • Harold Belkin, "Harrigan's Angels," Charlie's Angels, 1980
  • Zack, "Forty Tons of Trouble," CHiPs, 1981
  • Buddy, "Rhinestone Harts," Hart to Hart, 1981
  • 3-Card Monty, "Red Dog Blues," Simon & Simon, 1983
  • Sammy, "Vera the Horse Thief," Alice, 1983
  • Thug, "Night of the Beast," Manimal, 1983
  • Vaughn, "Million Dollar Misunderstanding," Hunter, NBC, 1985
  • Arnold Preminger, "Dan's Boss," Night Court, 1985
  • Edward Kent, "Fright Night," Knight Rider, NBC, 1986
  • Tim Wexler, "Flame's End," MacGyver, ABC, 1986
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, 1992
  • Willy "the Weasel" Miles/Mordechai, "The Gospel According to Legend," Legend, 1995
  • Lyle Eckert, "Deadline," Walker, Texas Ranger, 1996
  • Jeremiah, "Grey 17 Is Missing," Babylon 5, 1996
  • Dr. James Aldoun, "State of the A.R.T.," Sliders, Fox, 1996
  • Lucifer, "Damn Bundys," Married ... with Children, Fox, 1997
  • Voice of Freddy Krueger/Jason Voorhees, "Treehouse of Horror IX," TheSimpsons (animated), Fox, 1998
  • Himself, Mad TV, Fox, 1998
  • Evil Bloodthirsty Brian, "Storm o' the Century," The Hughleys, ABC, 1998
  • Clive, "Bro-Jack," The Jamie Foxx Show, The WB, 1999
  • Mr. Bell, "The Howler," The Nightmare Room, The WB, 2001
  • Gammill, "Size Matters," Charmed, The WB, 2001
  • Voice of Felix Faust, "Paradise Lost: Parts 1 & 2," Justice League (animated), Cartoon Network, 2002
  • Appeared as J. J. Eastwick, Paris, CBS; also appeared in The DiPalma Forum at UNLV, PBS, and Police Story, NBC.
  • Specials
  • Host, The Horror Hall of Fame, syndicated, 1990
  • Host, The Horror Hall of Fame II, syndicated, 1991
  • Masters of Illusion: The Wizards of Special Effects, NBC, 1994
  • Pilots
  • Boone, The Mysterious Two, NBC, 1982
  • Captain Crusader, Hollywood Beat, ABC, 1985
  • Television Work
  • Episodic
  • Director, A Nightmare on Elm Street--Freddy's Nightmares: The Series (also known as Freddy's Nightmares), syndicated, seven episodes (including "Cabin Fever"), beginning 1988
  • Stage Appearances
  • The Apple Cart, Meadow Brook Theatre, Rochester, MI, 1968
  • Godspell, New York City, 1971, then Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, Cleveland, OH, 1972
  • Saint Joan, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1975
  • Godspell, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1985
  • Stage Work
  • Producer, Savage in Limbo, Cast Theatre, Hollywood, CA, 1987
  • Videos
  • Himself, Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors, 1986
  • Freddy Krueger (in archive footage), Boogeyman: The Killer Compilation (also known as Boogeyman), Flixmix, 2001

Further Reference


  • The screenplay Freddy vs. Jason is based on a story by Englund.
    • Empire, October, 1997, p. 86
    • People Weekly, September 9, 2002, p. 24

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