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

2008 - Red
2007 - Heckler
2007 - Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer
2006 - Heartstopper
2006 - Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
2005 - 2001 Maniacs
2003 - Freddy vs. Jason
2002 - Wish You Were Dead
1998 - Meet the Deedles
1998 - Strangeland
1998 - Urban Legend
1997 - Wishmaster
1996 - La lengua asesina
1995 - The Mangler
1994 - New Nightmare
1991 - Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
1990 - The Adventures of Ford Fairlane
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
1984 - A Nightmare on Elm Street
1981 - Galaxy of Terror
1981 - Dead & Buried
1978 - Big Wednesday
1977 - Eaten Alive
1976 - Stay Hungry
1976 - St. Ives
1976 - A Star Is Born
1975 - Hustle

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Vulture (Voiced)
Felix Faust (Voiced)
Edward Nygma (Voiced)
Dr. Robert
Tim Wexler
Mr. Bell
Stagman (Voiced)
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).

  • Shares graduation from Granada Hills High School with actor 'Ossie Beck' (qv) and 'John Elway' (qv)
  • While a student at the Academy of Dramatic Art he spent a summer teaching at Cranbrook Theatre School in Bloomfield Hills.
  • Member of Actors' Equity Association (1968-), Screen Actors Guild (1973-), American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Directors Guild of America.
  • Attended UCLA (for three years) and The Academy of Dramatic Art (in Rochester, MI).
  • Is an avid fan of filmmaker 'Kevin Smith (I)' (qv).
  • Father designed U-2 spy plane.
  • 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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