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Robert Englund

Willie in V, Freddy Krueger in Freddy's Nightmares: A Nightmare on Elm

Photos Robert Englund Birth name: Robert Barton Englund
Birth date: 1949/06/06 (73 years old)
Birth place : Glendale (USA)
Height: 1.78 m

French Traduire

Biography for Robert Englund

An American leading actor of a number of horror films, probably best known as Freddy Kruger in A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984) and all of its sequels. Englund, a boyish, tall and gaunt figure became a cult favorite after that film but had started working in the 70s. He was cast in _Eaten Alive (1976)_ , as a sex crazed maniac directed by Texas Chainsaw Massacre director, Tobe Hooper. From then, he went on to a number of low-budget horror films, including Galaxy of Terror (1981) and _Fifth Floor, The (1980)_ . Then came the big break as Freddy Kruger in 'Elm Street', as the man of bad dreams with the disfigured face, and a red striped shirt with his right hand as razor sharp knives. The film was directed by Wes Craven and was so successful that producers of New Line Cinema had him reprise Freddy in all of the sequels. With the success of the sequels, he played a the title role in the semi-remake of the horror film classic, The Phantom of the Opera (1989) for 21st Century Film Corporation. From then on, Englund has frequently worked with horror director Tobe Hooper, for example in Night Terrors (1993) and The Mangler (1995).

Englund is perhaps the newest horror film actor of our time and hopefully he will continue to scare us and make us scream for years to come. In fact, Englund has just announced he will portray Freddy again in Freddy Vs. Jason (2003), which should be released in about a year or so.

No need to present Robert Englund. Because despite his discretion and humility, the actor has created one of the important characters in fantastic cinema for the past 20 years: Freddy Krueger. A role that necessarily sticks to his skin and here is this Shakespearean actor passionate about painting, blocked in fantastic productions (we have seen it recently in Urban Legend). Long before being the nightmare killer with a burned face, and the nice Viser of V, Robert Englund was already playing in a certain number of series B and appeared in a lot of series like funny ladies or chips. The naivety of his gaze and his courtesy hide a great professional.

Robert Englund is an American actor born June 6, 1947 in Glendale, California. He is best known for his role as Freddy Krueger in the series of films "Les Griftes de la Nuit". Englund began her acting career in the 1970s and has played in many theater, television and cinema productions. He was nominated for a Saturn Award in 1984 for his role in "Les Grifes de la Nuit" and won the Prix for Best Actor at the Gérardmer Fantastic Festival in 1988 for his role in "The Nightmare of Freddy". Englund also played in films such as "V", "The return of the living dead" and "The country of darkness". He is recognized for his acting talent and for his ability to embody scary and terrifying characters.


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Title Role
Perfect Target (1997) Colonel Shakwell
Paper Brigade, The (1997) (V) Crazy Man Cooper
Vampyre Wars, The (1996)
Lengua asesina, La (1996) Chief Screw
Unspoken Truth, The (1995) (TV) Ernest Trainor
Mangler, The (1995) Bill Gartley
Mortal Fear (1994) (TV) Dr. Ralph Wannamaker
New Nightmare (1994) Freddy Krueger/Himself
Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle, A (1994) (TV) Peter Cartwright
Night Terrors (1993) Marquis De Sade/Paul Chevaller
Nightmare Cafe (1992) Serie TV Blackie
Dance Macabre (1991) Anthony/Madame
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) Freddy Krueger
Adventures of Ford Fairlane, The (1990) Smiley
C.H.U.D. II - Bud the Chud (1989) (uncredited) Cameo appearance
Phantom of the Opera, The (1989) Eric Destler/The Phantom
Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, A (1989) Freddy Krueger
Freddy's Nightmares (1988) Serie TV Freddy Krueger
Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, A (1988) Fred 'Freddy' Krueger
Infidelity (1987) (TV) Scott
Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors(1987) Fred 'Freddy' Krueger
Downtown (1986) Serie TV Dennis Shothoffer
Never Too Young to Die (1986) Riley
North and South II (1986) (mini) Serie TV Deserter
Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) Freddy Krueger
Nightmare On Elm Street (1984) Fred 'Freddy' Krueger
V (1984) Serie TV Willie
V: The Final Battle (1984) (mini) Serie TV Willie
Hobson's Choice (1983) (TV) Freddy Beenstock
I Want to Live (1983) (TV) Sam Cooper
V (1983) (TV) Willie
Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land (1983) (TV) Scott
The Fighter (1983/I) (TV) Charlie
Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder (1982) Tripper
Mysterious Two (1982) (TV) Boone
Thou Shalt Not Kill (1982) (TV) Bobby Collins
Galaxy of Terror (1981) Ranger
Dead & Buried (1981) Harry
Mind Over Murder (1979) (TV) Ted Beasly
Ordeal of Patty Hearst, The (1979) (TV) Informer
Big Wednesday (1978) Narrateur, Fly
Fifth Floor, The (1978) Benny
Bloodbrothers (1978) Mott
Courage and the Passion, The (1978) (TV) Sgt. Bell
Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy (1977) (TV) Willy
Eaten Alive (1976) Buck
Last of the Cowboys, The (1976) Beebo Crozier
Star Is Born, A (1976) (uncredited) Marty
St. Ives (1976) Hood #1
Stay Hungry (1976) Franklin
Hustle (1975) Holdup Man
Slashed Dreams (1974) Michael Sutherland
Buster and Billie (1974) Whitey


Father designed U-2 spy plane.

Attended UCLA (for three years) and Oakland University (in Rochester, MI).

Member of Actors' Equity Association (1968-), Screen Actors Guild (1973-), American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Directors Guild of America.

One-time TV/radio host.

Ranked the #40 top villain for the American Film Institution's Top 100 list of 100 Heroes and Villains for his role as Freddy Krueger.

Is of Swedish descent.


Quand j'avais 9 ans, je suis allé à une fête d'anniversaire. Nous étions censés voir un film de cowboy, mais la programmation a été changée, et nous avons vu ''The Bad Seed' à la place. J'ai été terrifié. Pendant des années j'ai eu peur des filles portant des tresses !


Spouse : Nancy Booth (1 October 1988 - present), Roxanne Rogers (1986 - 1988) (divorced)

Parents: Kent and Janis McDonald.

Married three times, the first occurred during his college heyday. His second wife, actress Roxanne Rogers, had a small part in the only movie he directed, "976-EVIL."

Author of the card

  • Creation date: 01/07/2003 by stals
  • Last update: 01/05/2007 by charles1

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