Robert Englund

Robert Englund

Jun. 6th, 1947
Born in
Glendale, California, USA
175 cm

Robert Englund's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
V (1984) TV Show
V (1984)
Freddy's Nightmares TV Show
Freddy's Nightmares
Nightmare Cafe TV Show
Nightmare Cafe
Downtown (1986) TV Show
Downtown (1986)

Main Movie Roles

2011 - Good Day for It
2010 - A Nightmare on Elm Street duplicate
2008 - Red
2007 - Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer
2007 - Heckler
2006 - Heartstopper
2006 - Going to Pieces - The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film
2006 - Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
2005 - 2001 Maniacs
2003 - Freddy vs. Jason
1998 - Strangeland
1998 - Urban Legend
1998 - Meet the Deedles
1997 - Wishmaster
1996 - La lengua asesina
1995 - The Mangler
1994 - New Nightmare
1994 - New Nightmare
1991 - Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
1990 - The Adventures of Ford Fairlane
1989 - The Phantom of the Opera
1989 - The Phantom of the Opera
1988 - A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
1987 - A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
1986 - Never Too Young to Die
1985 - A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
1981 - Dead & Buried
1981 - Galaxy of Terror
1978 - Big Wednesday
1976 - St. Ives
1976 - A Star Is Born
1976 - Stay Hungry
1975 - Hustle

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Anti-Pops (Voiced)
Vulture (Voiced)
The Riddler (Voiced)
Felix Faust (Voiced)
Dr. Robert
Tim Wexler
Mr. Bell
Lyle Eckert
Dormammu (Voiced)
[Complete List]


American leading actor of a number of horror films, probably best known as Freddy Krueger 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 1970s. He was cast as a sex-crazed maniac in Eaten Alive (1977) by 'Tobe Hooper', who also directed The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). Englund went on to a number of low-budget horror films, including Galaxy of Terror (1981) and The Fifth Floor (1978).
Then came his big break as Freddy Kruger in Elm Street, the man of nightmares 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 for New Line Cinema that the company had Englund reprise Freddy in all of the subsequent - and wildly successful - sequels. He played the title role in the semi-remake of the horror film classic, The Phantom of the Opera (1989) for 21st Century Film Corporation.
Englund has frequently worked with Hooper, in such films as Night Terrors (1993) and The Mangler (1995).

  • Attended UCLA (for three years) and The Academy of Dramatic Art (in Rochester, MI).
  • While a student at the Academy of Dramatic Art he spent a summer teaching at Cranbrook Theatre School in Bloomfield Hills.
  • 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.
  • Cannot, despite popular belief, speak Swedish fluently.
  • Member of Actors' Equity Association (1968-), Screen Actors Guild (1973-), American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Directors Guild of America.
  • His performance as Freddy Krueger in _A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)_ (qv) is ranked #51 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
  • Married three times, the first occurred during his college heyday. His second wife, actress 'Roxanne Rogers (I)' (qv), had a small part in the only movie he directed, _976-EVIL (1988)_ (qv), and his third wife, 'Nancy Booth' (qv), worked on the same movie as set decorator..
  • Wrote an unused treatment for _A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)_ (qv).

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