Robert Englund

Biography

Date of Birth 6 June 1947, Glendale, California, USA Birth Name Robert Barton Englund Height 5' 9" (1.75 m) Robert Barton Englund is an American actor from Glendale, California. He is best known for playing the fictional serial killer, Freddy Krueger, in the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series and the lovable alien character, Willie, from the miniseries V. He received the Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors in 1987 and A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master in 1988. Since his first film, Buster and Billie, in 1974, Englund has appeared in nearly 70 movies and TV series. In his early career, he was usually typecast as a nerd or a redneck. He also guest starred in a 4th season episode of the TV series Knight Rider starring David Hasselhoff, (titled "Fright Knight") where he played a phantom haunting a film studio. Robert Englund costumed as the diabolical child-killer Freddy Krueger. Before the Nightmare on Elm Street series, his most notable role was that of Wilie, the lovably innocent alien in the 1983 miniseries V, the 1984 sequel V: The Final Battle, and V: The Series. Englund also made a cameo appearance on the science fiction series, Babylon 5. He also provided the voice of magician Felix Faust in Justice League, and guest starred on the show Charmed in the episode "Size Matters" where he played a demon who used the services of a lackey to lure people into a decrepit household (of which he lived in the walls) and shrank them down to action figure size. After the huge success of Elm Street, Englund became the first modern horror movie star since Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing in the 1950s. His association with the genre led him to top-billed roles in The Phantom of the Opera (1989) and The Mangler (1995). While no longer a headliner, today he is regarded by fans as an elder statesman of the genre, much like Vincent Price in the 1970s. Englund's biggest starring role since Freddy vs. Jason was that of Mayor Buckman in the horror film 2001 Maniacs (2005). Englund's directorial début was the 1989 horror film 976-EVIL. He is currently directing his second feature titled Killer Pad, a horror-comedy about three friends who use money from an insurance claim to move out of their parents' homes. They score a place in Hollywood Hills and refuse to believe that the house is actually a portal to hell. Englund has been married twice, but has never had any children. He currently resides in Laguna Beach, California.

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Freddy vs. Jason

Freddy Krueger

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child

Freddy Krueger / Featured Maniac

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Wes Craven's New Nightmare

Freddy Krueger / Himself

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A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Freddy Krueger

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2001 Maniacs

Mayor Buckman

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Zombie Strippers

Ian

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The Mangler

William 'Bill' Gartley

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Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer

Professor Gordon Crowley

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Phantom Of the Opera - The Motion Picture

Erik Destler/The Phantom

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Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

Doc Halloran

Starring In
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Natty Knocks

Mr. Meredeth

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Hollywood Dreams & Nightmares: The Robert Englund Story

Self

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In Search of Darkness: Part III

Self - Interviewee

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Choose or Die

Self

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Attack of the Hollywood Cliches!

Self - Actor, A Nightmare on Elm Street

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In Search of Darkness: Part II

Self - Interviewee

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Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street

Himself

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Making Fun: The Story of Funko

Self

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Nightworld

Jacob

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To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story

Himself

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The Midnight Man

Dr. Goodberry

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Kantemir

John

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Lake Placid vs. Anaconda

Jim Bickerman

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Final Cut - Die letzte Vorstellung

Stuart

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Fear Clinic

Dr. Andover

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Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th

Self - 'Freddy Krueger'

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Sanitarium

Sam

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Lake Placid: The Final Chapter

Jim Bickerman

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Strippers vs Werewolves

Tapper

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Fear Himself: The Life and Crimes of Freddy Krueger

Self - Narrator

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Inkubus

Inkubus

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Good Day for It

Wayne Jackson

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Scream: The Inside Story

Himself

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Underground Entertainment: The Movie

Robert

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I Am Nancy

Himself

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Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape

Himself (archive footage)

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I Want to Be a Soldier

Psychologist

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Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

Self - 'Freddy Krueger'

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The WWE: The Best of Saturday Night's Main Event

Samuel Lee 1 episode, 2011

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Night of the Sinner

The Prince

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Zombie Strippers

Ian

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Red (Cox)

Willie Doust

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Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer

Professor Gordon Crowley

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Black Swarm

Eli Giles

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Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film

Freddy Krueger (archive footage)

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Hatchet

Sampson

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Heartstopper

Sheriff Berger

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Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

Doc Halloran

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2001 Maniacs

Mayor Buckman

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"Masters of Horror" Dance of the Dead

The M.C.

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Freddy vs. Jason

Freddy Krueger

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Nobody Knows Anything

Jack Sampson

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WindFall

Scratch

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Boogeymen - The Killer Compilation

Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street) (archive footage)

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Python

Dr. Anton Rudolph

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The Prince and the Surfer

Kratski

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Strangeland

Jackson Roth

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Urban Legend

Professor William Wexler

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Wishmaster

Raymond Beaumont

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Halloween... The Happy Haunting of America!

Self

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Killer Tongue

Prison Director

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The Mangler

William 'Bill' Gartley

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Wes Craven's New Nightmare

Freddy Krueger / Himself

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Night Terrors

Marquis De Sade / Paul Chevaller

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Dance Macabre

Anthony / Madame

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Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

Freddy Krueger

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The Adventures of Ford Fairlane

Smiley

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Phantom Of the Opera - The Motion Picture

Erik Destler/The Phantom

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child

Freddy Krueger / Featured Maniac

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C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud

Man in Trenchcoat Walking with Trick-or-Treaters (uncredited)

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

Freddy Krueger

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A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Freddy Krueger

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Never Too Young to Die

Riley

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Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors

Self

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

Freddy Krueger

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A Nightmare on Elm Street

Fred Krueger

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Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land

Scott

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Mysterious Two

Boone

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Dead and Buried

Harry

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Galaxy of Terror

Ranger

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Mind Over Murder

Ted Beasly

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The Fifth Floor

Benny

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Eaten Alive

Buck

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The Great Smokey Roadblock

Beebo Crozier

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A Star Is Born

Marty (uncredited)

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Stay Hungry

Franklin

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St. Ives

Hood #1

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Hustle

Hold-up Man

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Sunburst

Michael Sutherland

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Buster and Billie

Whitey

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