Robert Englund

TV host, Director, Theater manager
Classically trained thespian of the stage turned busy character player of the screen before gaining international cult stardom as Freddy Krueger, the dark king of the dream world, in a successful horror movie franchise ... Read more »
Born: 06/06/1947 in Glendale, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (104)

Nobody Knows Anything 2016 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Funhouse Massacre 2015 (Movie)

Warden (Actor)

Fear Clinic 2014 (Movie)

Dr. Andover (Actor)

Workaholics 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Criminal Minds 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Strippers vs. Werewolves 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hawaii Five-O 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Inkubus 2011 (Movie)

Inkubus (Actor)

Regular Show 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Good Day for It 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Supernatural 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Spectacular Spider-Man 2007 - 2010 (TV Show)

Voice

Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer 2008 (Movie)

Professor Crowley (Actor)

Red 2008 (Movie)

Willie Doust (Actor)

Zombie Strippers! 2008 (Movie)

Ian Essko (Actor)

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon 2007 (Movie)

Doc Halloran (Actor)

Hatchet 2007 (Movie)

Sampson (Actor)

2001 Maniacs 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Boogeymen II: Masters of Horror 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Justice League Unlimited 1998 - 1999, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

Married... With Children 1996 - 1999, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Masters of Horror 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sliders 1996 - 1999, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 100 Scariest Movie Moments 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hughleys 1996 - 1999, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Jamie Foxx Show 1998 - 1999, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Walker, Texas Ranger 1995 - 1999, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

AFI's 100 Years..100 Heroes and Villains 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Freddy vs. Jason 2003 (Movie)

Freddy Krueger (Actor)

I'm With Her 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Nightmare Room 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Return of Cagliostro 2002 (Movie)

Erroll Douglas (Actor)

Charmed 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wish You Were Dead 2001 (Movie)

Bernie Garces (Actor)

Python 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Babylon 5 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Galactic Odyssey 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Voice

Dee Snider's StrangeLand 1998 (Movie)

Jackson Roth (Actor)

Meet the Deedles 1998 (Movie)

Nemo (Actor)

Urban Legend 1998 (Movie)

Professor Wexler (Actor)

Wes Craven Presents Wishmaster 1997 (Movie)

Raymond Beaumont (Actor)

Legend 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Payback 1995 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

Robin Cook's Mortal Fear 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Killer Tongue 1995 (Movie)

Chief Screw (Actor)

The Mangler 1995 (Movie)

Bill Gartley (Actor)

The Paper Brigade 1995 (Movie)

Crazy Man Cooper (Actor)

Wes Craven's New Nightmare 1994 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Tobe Hooper's Night Terrors 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Nightmare Cafe 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Horror Hall of Fame II 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Host

Dance Macabre 1991 (Movie)

Anthony Wager/The Madame (Actor)

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare 1991 (Movie)

Freddy Krueger (Actor)

The Horror Hall of Fame 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Host

Shadow Theater 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Ford Fairlane 1990 (Movie)

Smiley (Actor)

A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child 1989 (Movie)

Freddy Krueger (Actor)

Freddy's Nightmares 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Phantom of the Opera 1989 (Movie)

Erik Destler--The Phantom (Actor)

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master 1988 (Movie)

Freddy Krueger (Actor)

A Nightmare on Elm Street Part III: Dream Warriors 1987 (Movie)

Freddy Krueger (Actor)

Downtown 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Infidelity 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Never Too Young to Die 1986 (Movie)

Riley (Actor)

A Nightmare on Elm Street, Part 2: Freddy's Revenge 1985 (Movie)

Freddy Krueger (Actor)

V: The Series 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

A Nightmare on Elm Street 1984 (Movie)

Freddy Krueger (Actor)

Hobson's Choice 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

V: The Final Battle 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

I Want to Live 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fighter 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mysterious Two 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

V 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead and Buried 1982 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

Thou Shalt Not Kill 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder 1981 (Movie)

Tripper (Actor)

Galaxy of Terror 1980 (Movie)

Ranger (Actor)

Mind Over Murder 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Wednesday 1978 (Movie)

Fly (Actor)

Bloodbrothers 1978 (Movie)

Mott (Actor)

The Fifth Floor 1978 (Movie)

Benny (Actor)

The Great Smokey Roadblock 1978 (Movie)

Beebo (Actor)

A Star Is Born 1976 (Movie)

(Actor)

Eaten Alive 1976 (Movie)

Buck (Actor)

St. Ives 1976 (Movie)

(Actor)

Stay Hungry 1976 (Movie)

Franklin (Actor)

Hustle 1975 (Movie)

Holdup Man (Actor)

Buster and Billie 1973 (Movie)

Whitney (Actor)

Black Swarm (TV Show)

Actor

CHiPs (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Beat (TV Show)

Actor

Lake Placid Vs. Anaconda (TV Show)

Actor

North and South: Book II (TV Show)

Actor

Perfect Target (TV Show)

Actor

Starflight One (TV Show)

Actor

The Courage and the Passion (TV Show)

Actor

The Ordeal of Patty Hearst (TV Show)

Actor

The Unspoken Truth (TV Show)

Actor
Director (2)

Killer Pad 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

976-EVIL 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Classically trained thespian of the stage turned busy character player of the screen before gaining international cult stardom as Freddy Krueger, the dark king of the dream world, in a successful horror movie franchise inaugurated with Wes Craven's now-classic "A Nightmare on Elm Street" (1984). Like Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff in the 1930s, Englund's name has become closely linked with one monstrously popular movie character; in recent horror film history, only Anthony Perkins' Norman Bates has struck such a resonant chord with the film-going public. (In contrast Jason of the "Friday the 13th" series, Michael Meyers of the "Halloween" films, and Leatherface of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" series remain anonymous to all but the cognoscenti.) Though slight of build, Englund worked his dark magic with a deep voice and angular hawk-like features under mounds of makeup. The sharpness of his razor "fingers" is matched only by his ironic quips.

Relationships

Nancy Booth Set Decorator

Wife
Married Oct. 1, 1988

C Englund

Father
Helped develop the Lockheed U-2 spy plane

Elizabeth Gardner Actor

Wife

Janis McDonald

Mother

Roxanne Rogers Actor

Wife
She had mall part in "976-EVIL" (1989), which he directed

EDUCATION

California State University, Northridge

Northridge , California

California State University, Northridge

Northridge , California
Enrolled at the age of 12 in the children's theatre program

Granada Hills High School

Granada Hills , California

Studied acting with Lee Strasberg, Jeff Corey and Jack Garfein

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California

Oakland University

Rochester , Michigan

The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

Rochester , Michigan
Scholarship student at American branch; graduated with honors

Milestones

2008

Co-starred with Jenna Jameson in the comedy horror film, "Zombie Strippers"

2007

Had a brief cameo in Scott Glosserman's "Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon"

2004

Hosted "Nightmare on Elm Street: Real Nightmares," a CBS reality show, where viewers can confront their worst fears

2003

Had Freddy Krueger character resurrected to fight Friday the 13th's Jason in "Freddy vs Jason"

2000

Cast in the feature "Python"

1998

Co-starred in the summer teen hit "Urban Legend"

1997

Dropped the evil persona to play Father O'Neill in the sci-fi series "Starquest II"

1997

Re-teamed with Wes Craven in the horror demon feature "Wishmaster"

1995

Portrayed Bill Gartley in the horror feature "The Mangler"

1994

Returned as Freddy Krueger in "Wes Craven's New Nightmare"

1992

Starred in Wes Craven's supernatural quasi-anthology series, "Nightmare Cafe"

1990

Hosted the syndicated awards show, "The Horror Hall of Fame"

1990

Hosted "Shadow Theater" a horror compilation and interview series on the USA Network

1989

Feature directing debut, "976-EVIL"

1988

Reprised role of Freddy Krueger to host the syndicated horror anthology series, "Freddy's Nightmares"; also directed an episode entitled Cabin Fever

1986

Cast as Dennis, a series regular on the CBS detective show, "Downtown"

1984

Breakthrough film role of Freddy Krueger in "A Nightmare on Elm Street"

1984

Reprised the role of Willie for the miniseries sequel "V: The Final Battle" (NBC)

1984

Reprised the role of Willie for "V: The Series"

1983

First played the role of Willie, a sympathetic alien visitor, on NBC's two-part sci-fi telefilm "V"

1977

TV-movie debut, "Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy"

1977

First part in a horror feature, "Eaten Alive" directed by Tobe Hooper

1974

Film debut, "Buster and Billie"

1973

Traveled to Los Angeles to audition for Terrence Malick's "Badlands"; failed to win the part but stayed in LA

1972

Breakthrough stage role in Cleveland stage production of "Godspell"

Acted and directed in theaters around the country

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