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Edward Herrmann Biography

Birth Name:
Edward Kirk Herrmann
Birth Place:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Fast Facts

  • Attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts on a Fulbright scholarship
  • Won his Tony Award for Mrs
  • Warren's Profession the same year (1976) that Kelly Bishop, his costar on Gilmore Girls, won her Tony Award for A Chorus Line
  • Played FDR numerous times, including in the 1976 TV-movie Eleanor and Franklin; the 1977 sequel Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years; and in the 1982 musical Annie
  • Was a vintage-car enthusiast who restored several autos
  • Recorded many audiobooks, voiced numerous TV commercials and narrated programming for The History Channel


  • 1995Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1977Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama or Comedy Special: nominated
  • 1976Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama or Comedy Special: nominated


  • Emma -- Daughter
  • Ryen -- Daughter
  • Leigh Curran -- Ex-wife
  • John Anthony Herrmann -- Father
  • Jean Eleanor Herrmann -- Mother
  • Rory Herrmann -- Son
  • Star Herrmann -- Wife