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Edward Herrmann


Tony and Emmy® Award-winning actor Edward Herrmann boasts an impressive career that spans more than 30 years in the theater, film and 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," "The Emperor’s Club," "Intolerable Cruelty," "Welcome To Mooseport" and Martin Scorsese’s "The Aviator." 

Other recent film credits include "Born to be a Star" from writer Adam Sandler for director Tom Brady, "Son of Mourning" with Heather Graham and Lorraine Bracco, "The Six Wives of Henry Lefay" with Tim Allen and Jenna Elfman, "Factory Girl" with Sienna Miller and Guy Pearce and opposite Chris Rock in the film "I Think I Love My Wife." Other credits include, "Relative Strangers" with Danny DeVito, "The Skeptic" opposite Tim Daly and "The Pleasure of Your Company" opposite Isla Fisher and Jason Biggs. Herrmann will next be seen in the film "Price Check" opposite Parker Posey and Eric Mabius.

In 2007, Herrmann ended his seven-season run on the critically acclaimed series, "The Gilmore Girls" in which he starred as the patriarch, Richard Gilmore. Other television roles include guest starring on "The Good Wife," "Law & Order," "Better With You" and "30 Rock," and recurring on ABC’s hit show, "Grey’s Anatomy" and on NBC’s "Lipstick Jungle." Herrmann also appeared in a six episode story arc on "The Practice" which earned him a 1999 Emmy® Award. He also guest-starred in the 200th anniversary episode of "Law & Order" and in a recurring role on "Oz." Herrmann received additional Emmy® nominations for his work on "St. Elsewhere," the movie "Concealed Enemies" and "Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years." 

Herrmann recently starred in The Disney Channel movie, "Hatching Pete." Highlights of his television movie credits include "Atomic Train," "Vendetta," "Saint Maybe," "Pandora’s Clock," "Soul of Sentence," "Fire in the Dar," "Morrow," "The Lawrenceville Stories," "Electrical Grandmother," "A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story" and "Last Act is a Solo."

Herrmann also carries a full schedule of recording books on tape having recorded over 50 thus far. 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 the A&E Channel’s "History Lost and Found" and the series "Founding Fathers," among other programs. 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 hobbyists. With six automobile restorations to his credit, Hermann is an active participant in rallies and car shows.

In 2001 Herrmann was honored by his alma mater, Bucknell University, for outstanding achievement in his chosen profession.

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