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Edward Herrmann

Tony and Emmy-winning actor Edward Herrmann boasts an impressive career that spans more than 30 years in the theater, in films and on television.

His work on Broadway includes Mrs. Warren's Profession, for which he won a Tony Award; The Philadelphia Story, for which he earned a Tony nomination; Plenty; and Love Letter.

His feature film roles include Nixon, Richie Rich, The Purple Rose of Cairo, A Little Sex, The Great Gatsby, Annie, Reds, The Great Waldo Pepper, The Day of the Dolphin, Critical Care, Overboard, Big Business, Mrs. Soffel, Takedown, The Paper Chase, Double Take, The Cat's Meow, Down and The Emperor's Club. He has just finished shooting Welcome to Moosport with Ray Romano and Martin Scorsese's The Aviator with Leonardo DiCaprio.

Herrmann appeared on television in a six-episode story arc on The Practice, which earned him a 1999 Emmy. He also guest-starred in the 200th anniversary episode of Law & Order and in a recurring role on Oz. He received additional Emmy nominations for his work on St. Elsewhere and in the telefilms Concealed Enemies and Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years.

A highlight of his television movie credits include Atomic Train, Bendetta, Hallmark Hall of Fame's St. Maybe, Pandora's Clock, Soul of Sentence, Fire in the Dark, Morrow, The Lawrenceville Stories, The Electric Grandmother, A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story and Last Act Is a Solo.

Herrmann frequently returns to the stage and recently finished performing Neil Simon's new play, The Dinner Party, at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. This past hiatus, he performed at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in the play Educating Rita, directed by Bruce Paltrow.

Herrmann also carries a full schedule of recording books on tape, having recorded more than 50 thus far, including the latest novel in Tom Clancy's Net Force series. In 1999, he was awarded an AUDIE Award for his work in the complete recording of the King James Bible.

Additionally, he serves as the narrator for A&E's History Lost and Found series, as well as the series Founding Fathers. He also continues his work as the announcer for the History Channel, as well as hosting the series The Ultimate Auto, which has established Herrmann as a leading figure among automobile enthusiasts. With six automobile restorations to his credit, Herrmann is an active participant in rallies and car shows.

Last year, Herrmann was honored by his alma mater, Bucknell University, for outstanding achievement in his chosen profession.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Edward Herrmann Facts

BirthdayJuly 21, 1943 (79)
BirthplaceWashington DC, District of Columbia, USA
Height6' 5" (1m96)  How tall is Edward Herrmann compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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