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      Edward Herrmann

      Edward Herrmann

      Highest Rated: 93% James Dean (2001)

      Lowest Rated: 3% Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (2011)

      Birthday: Jul 21, 1943

      Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

      The embodiment of erudite, well-bred men of means in American entertainment, Edward Herrmann was an Emmy- and Tony-winning actor whose gift for quiet drama and frothy comedy enlivened such projects as "Eleanor and Franklin" (ABC, 1976), "Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story" (NBC, 1978), "Reds" (1981), "The Lost Boys" (1987) and "Gilmore Girls" (The WB, 2000-07). Tall, reserved and possessed of a marvelously fluid voice, Herrmann's characters ran the gamut of the rich, intelligent and powerful - from multiple portrayals of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the kindly founder of St. Eligius hospital on "St. Elsewhere" (NBC, 1982-88) to a venal William Randolph Hearst in the feature film "The Cat's Meow" and the emotionally complex patriarch on "Gilmore Girls." In all cases, Herrmann's portrayals found the humanity behind the occasionally stuffy veneer of his roles, which kept him busy in films, documentary narration, advertising and on television and the stage for over four decades. His death on December 31, 2014, following a brief battle with brain cancer, was mourned by fans and peers alike.

      Highest rated movies

      James Dean
      Reds
      The Aviator
      The Paper Chase
      The North Avenue Irregulars
      The Lost Boys
      Intolerable Cruelty
      The Cat's Meow

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      COMPROMISING POSITIONS, Edward Herrmann, 1985, (c)Paramount THE BETSY, Edward Herrmann, 1978, ©Allied Artists / THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO, Edward Herrmann, 1985, (c)Orion Pictures THE NORTH AVENUE IRREGULARS, Patsy Kelly, Edward Herrmann, 1979, (c) Walt Disney COMPROMISING POSITIONS, Susan Sarandon, Edward Herrmann, 1985, (c)Paramount BORN YESTERDAY, from left: Edward Herrmann, Don Johnson, Melanie Griffith, John Goodman, 1993, © Buena Vista INTOLERABLE CRUELTY, Edward Herrmann, 2003, (c) Universal THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO, Milo O'Shea, Deborah Rush, John Wood, Edward Herrmann, 1985, (c)Orion Pictures ANNIE, Lois De Banzie, Albert Finney, Aileen Quinn, Edward Herrmann, 1982 REDS, Edward Herrmann, Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, 1981. (c) Paramount Pictures. ANNIE, Lois De Banzie, Albert Finney, Aileen Quinn, Edward Herrmann, 1982, (c) Columbia RICHIE RICH, John Larroquette, Christine Ebersole, Edward Herrmann, 1994, (c)Warner Bros. THE LOST BOYS, Edward Herrmann, 1987. ©Warner Bros. INTOLERABLE CRUELTY, Edward Herrmann, 2003, (c) Universal INTOLERABLE CRUELTY, Paul Adelstein, Edward Herrmann, George Clooney, 2003, (c) Universal Real Detective, Edward Herrmann, 'Redemption', Season 1, Ep. #1, ©INVESTIGATIONDISCOVERY The Good Wife, Edward Herrmann (L), Josh Charles (C), Zach Grenier (R), 09/22/2009, ©CBS The Good Wife, Matt Czuchry (L), Edward Herrmann (C), Josh Charles (R), 09/22/2009, ©CBS BUCKY LARSON: BORN TO BE A STAR, from rear: Nick Swardson, Miriam Flynn, Edward Herrmann, 2011, ph: John Ales/©Columbia Pictures WEDDING DAZE, (aka THE PLEASURE OF YOUR COMPANY), Isla Fisher, Jason Biggs, Edward Herrmann, Margo Martindale, 2006. ©MGM

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      66% 40% The Town That Dreaded Sundown Reverend Hardwood (Character) - 2014
      8% 22% Are You Here Dr. Vincent (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 68% Christmas Oranges Mr. Crampton (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 25% Doorway to Heaven Nate (Character) - 2012
      62% 30% Price Check Bennington (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 89% Redemption Governor Dawson (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 53% Treasure Buddies Philip Wellington (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 40% The Christmas Pageant Garrett Clark (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 60% A Christmas Wish Les (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 16% Son of Morning Thomas (Character) - 2011
      3% 25% Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star Jeremiah Larson (Character) $2.3M 2011
      8% 27% The Skeptic Dr. Shepard (Character) $6.2K 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alzheimer's Disease: Facing the Facts Unknown (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbus: The Lost Voyage Unknown (Character) - 2007
      33% 38% Wedding Daze Lyle (Character) - 2006
      20% 60% Factory Girl James Townsend (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 31% Relative Strangers Doug Clayton (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Decoding the Past - Templar Code: Parts 1 & 2 Unknown (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 29% Bereft Lloyd (Character) - 2004
      87% 79% The Aviator Joseph Breen (Character) $102.6M 2004
      76% 48% Intolerable Cruelty Rex Rexroth (Character) $35.1M 2003
      50% 67% The Emperor's Club Headmaster Woodbridge (Character) $14.1M 2002
      76% 51% The Cat's Meow William Randolph Hearst (Character) $3.2M 2001
      93% 76% James Dean Raymond Massey (Character) - 2001
      20% 19% Down Milligan (Character) - 2001
      12% 50% Double Take Charles Allsworth (Character) $29.8M 2001
      No Score Yet 60% The Face: Jesus In Art Unknown (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Better Living Jack (Character) $1.4K 2000
      No Score Yet 62% Vendetta D.A. Luzenberg (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Atomic Train The President (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 32% Atomic Train Unknown (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 88% Frank Lloyd Wright Narrator - 1998
      No Score Yet 33% Saint Maybe Doug Bedloe (Character) - 1998
      59% 30% Critical Care Robert Payne (Character) $169.4K 1997
      67% 64% Soul of the Game Branch Rickey (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What Love Sees Morton Treadway (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Season in Purgatory Dr. Shugrue (Character) - 1996
      75% 74% Nixon Nelson Rockefeller (Character) $13.7M 1995
      No Score Yet 44% Here Come the Munsters Herman Munster (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 60% The Face on the Milk Carton Frank Jessmon (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 48% Foreign Student Zachary `'Zach'` Gilmore (Character) $95.6K 1994
      26% 32% Richie Rich Richard Rich Sr. (Character) $37.1M 1994
      No Score Yet 71% A Foreign Field Ralph (Character) - 1993
      13% 45% My Boyfriend's Back Mr. Dingle (Character) $3.2M 1993
      25% 27% Born Yesterday Ed Devery (Character) $17.8M 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweet Poison Henry (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fire in the Dark Robert (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet So Proudly We Hail James Wagner (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hickey and Company Head Master (Character) - 1989
      50% 69% Big Business Graham Sherbourne (Character) $39.6M 1988
      77% 85% The Lost Boys Max (Character) $31.7M 1987
      46% 74% Overboard Grant Stayton III (Character) $23.9M 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Prodigious Mr. William Hicks Headmaster (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of Hickey Head Master (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murrow Fred Friendly (Character) - 1986
      47% 40% The Man With One Red Shoe Brown (Character) - 1985
      56% 36% Compromising Positions Bob Singer (Character) - 1985
      46% 44% Mrs. Soffel Warden Peter Soffel (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Memorial Day Ned Larwin (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 28% Death Valley Paul Stanton (Character) - 1982
      49% 69% Annie Franklin Roosevelt (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gift of Life Dr. Quinn (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet 76% Harry's War Harry Johnson (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 35% A Little Sex Tommy (Character) - 1981
      90% 82% Reds Max Eastman (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Private History of a Campaign That Failed The Stranger (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear Liar Franklin Delano Roosevelt age 20-50 (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Portrait of a Stripper Frank Andrews (Character) - 1979
      78% 78% The North Avenue Irregulars Michael Hill (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 60% Take Down Ed Branish (Character) - 1979
      17% 22% The Betsy Dan Weyman (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 35% Brass Target Col. Walter Gilchrist (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story Lou Gehrig (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet 67% Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years Franklin D. Roosevelt (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet 100% Eleanor and Franklin Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Character) - 1976
      67% 57% The Great Waldo Pepper Ezra Stiles (Character) - 1975
      41% 47% The Great Gatsby Klipspringer (Character) - 1974
      43% 41% The Day of the Dolphin Mike (Character) - 1973
      81% 72% The Paper Chase Thomas Craig Anderson (Character) - 1973

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 91% American Dad! Unknown (Guest Voice) 2012 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies Narrator 2015
      100% 94% The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Unknown (Voice) 2014
      26% 61% Black Box Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
      93% 90% The Good Wife Lionel Deerfield (Guest Star) 2010 2012-2013
      84% 85% How I Met Your Mother Reverend Robert Lowell (Guest Star) 2013
      No Score Yet 82% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      78% 60% Drop Dead Diva Reverend Phillips (Guest Star) 2011
      65% No Score Yet Better With You Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet 83% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1995 1999 2009
      78% 92% 30 Rock Walter (Guest Star) 2008
      84% 73% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
      No Score Yet 88% Gilmore Girls Edward Hermann (Character) 2000-2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Revolution Narrator 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ten Commandments Narrator 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Decoding the Past Narrator 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet UFO Files Narrator 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Presidents Narrator 2005
      25% No Score Yet MDs Unknown (Character) 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Founding Fathers Narrator 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1997-1998
      91% 90% Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wings Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet St. Elsewhere Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
      No Score Yet 87% M*A*S*H Capt. Steven J. Newsome (Guest Star) 1980