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'Nightmare' stars Robert Englund & Heather Langenkamp Return to Elm Street
Published: 2013/03/08
Channel: David Weiner
Actor Robert Englund Discusses Freddy Krueger
Actor Robert Englund Discusses Freddy Krueger's Voice
Published: 2009/07/31
Channel: Simon & Schuster Books
Happy 70th Birthday Robert Englund and Alter Ego Freddy Krueger
Happy 70th Birthday Robert Englund and Alter Ego Freddy Krueger
Published: 2011/09/13
Channel: Barry Roskin Blake
Robert Englund
Robert Englund
Published: 2015/10/24
Channel: 13 31
Why Nightmare On Elm Street Reboot Failed - Robert Englund Interview
Why Nightmare On Elm Street Reboot Failed - Robert Englund Interview
Published: 2015/09/12
Channel: Red Carpet News TV
Robert Englund Does A Freddy Krueger Impression For Us! | TMZ
Robert Englund Does A Freddy Krueger Impression For Us! | TMZ
Published: 2015/11/04
Channel: TMZ
Robert Englund On His Departure From The Role Of Freddy Krueger
Robert Englund On His Departure From The Role Of Freddy Krueger
Published: 2017/05/06
Channel: B. Co Creative Agency
Robert Englund Injured | TMZ TV
Robert Englund Injured | TMZ TV
Published: 2017/06/06
Channel: TMZ
Injustice 2: Freddy Krueger Robert Englund to Voice Scarecrow?!
Injustice 2: Freddy Krueger Robert Englund to Voice Scarecrow?!
Published: 2017/03/29
Channel: JaeRoar
Robert Englund on MadTV- Halloween 1998
Robert Englund on MadTV- Halloween 1998
Published: 2013/02/22
Channel: lairofhorror
POST MORTEM: Robert Englund — Part 1
POST MORTEM: Robert Englund — Part 1
Published: 2014/09/15
Channel: Mick Garris Interviews
Robert Englund, " Wes Craven let Freddy out of a cage somewhere" - Rare Interview Footage
Robert Englund, " Wes Craven let Freddy out of a cage somewhere" - Rare Interview Footage
Published: 2015/09/01
Channel: Reba Merrill
Inkubus (Full Movie) Robert Englund
Inkubus (Full Movie) Robert Englund
Published: 2016/03/02
Channel: Popcornflix
The original Freddy Krueger returns
The original Freddy Krueger returns
Published: 2014/08/09
Channel: FOX 32 Chicago
ROBERT ENGLUND - Hating Johnny Depp created Freddy Krueger
ROBERT ENGLUND - Hating Johnny Depp created Freddy Krueger's Voice! - ECCC 2017 FULL Panel
Published: 2017/03/08
Channel: Angelika Diana
Robert Englund at Monsterpalooza 2017
Robert Englund at Monsterpalooza 2017
Published: 2017/04/10
Channel: Howard Johnson
Robert Englund On CBS: This Morning- 1991
Robert Englund On CBS: This Morning- 1991
Published: 2013/09/24
Channel: lairofhorror
Svengoolie Flashback Weekend Robert Englund in Freddy MakeUp Part 1
Svengoolie Flashback Weekend Robert Englund in Freddy MakeUp Part 1
Published: 2015/01/01
Channel: TotalBullSquat
Robert Englund on Tom Green Show
Robert Englund on Tom Green Show
Published: 2013/01/27
Channel: lairofhorror
Robert Englund Flashback weekend interview in Freddy makeup.
Robert Englund Flashback weekend interview in Freddy makeup.
Published: 2014/08/12
Channel: rybones1311
Robert Englund "Freddy Kruger" talks to a fan 4/23/17
Robert Englund "Freddy Kruger" talks to a fan 4/23/17
Published: 2017/07/21
Channel: Reality Check TV
Showing Robert Englund his signed Freddy Tattoo!
Showing Robert Englund his signed Freddy Tattoo!
Published: 2016/04/23
Channel: Deniz Reviews
Robert Englund "Freddy Krueger" at Sillicon Valley Comic Con 4/23/17
Robert Englund "Freddy Krueger" at Sillicon Valley Comic Con 4/23/17
Published: 2017/07/21
Channel: Reality Check TV
Robert Englund & Heather Langenkamp Q&A Part.1 2013.
Robert Englund & Heather Langenkamp Q&A Part.1 2013.
Published: 2014/07/31
Channel: trayzetv
The Evolution of Freddy Krueger (1984-2010)
The Evolution of Freddy Krueger (1984-2010)
Published: 2016/10/26
Channel: Sam Llames
ROBERT ENGLUND says FREDDY VS. JASON VS. ASH  MOVIE ALMOST MADE! Silicon Valley Comic Con 2017 Panel
ROBERT ENGLUND says FREDDY VS. JASON VS. ASH MOVIE ALMOST MADE! Silicon Valley Comic Con 2017 Panel
Published: 2017/04/23
Channel: Bay Area HQ
Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger in an unedited interview from the set of Nightmare 3 Dream Warriors
Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger in an unedited interview from the set of Nightmare 3 Dream Warriors
Published: 2013/04/30
Channel: nightmarecompanion
Actor Robert Englund: Question I Get Most
Actor Robert Englund: Question I Get Most
Published: 2009/07/29
Channel: Simon & Schuster Books
'Freddy Krueger' Star Robert Englund Reveals He Broke His Foot 'Running Around In Summer Sandals'
Published: 2017/06/01
Channel: X17onlineVideo
Robert Englund: "Mi pesadilla es hacer la ciencia del programa" - El Hormiguero 3.0
Robert Englund: "Mi pesadilla es hacer la ciencia del programa" - El Hormiguero 3.0
Published: 2015/05/28
Channel: Antena 3
Robert Englund Interview - New Freddy Krueger Movies & A Nightmare on Elm Street Prequel
Robert Englund Interview - New Freddy Krueger Movies & A Nightmare on Elm Street Prequel
Published: 2013/11/20
Channel: Flicks And The City
Robert Englund Interview - Freddy Krueger -  A Nightmare on Elm Street
Robert Englund Interview - Freddy Krueger - A Nightmare on Elm Street
Published: 2012/10/09
Channel: Red Carpet News TV
Robert Englund Panel at Salt Lake Comic Con 2016
Robert Englund Panel at Salt Lake Comic Con 2016
Published: 2016/09/06
Channel: He Said She Said
Catalunya Experience - Robert Englund
Catalunya Experience - Robert Englund
Published: 2016/11/30
Channel: TV3
Robert Englund Interview - Freddy Kreuger, Wes Craven & Reboots
Robert Englund Interview - Freddy Kreuger, Wes Craven & Reboots
Published: 2015/09/13
Channel: Red Carpet News TV
Robert Englund
Robert Englund's Favourite Movie Monsters
Published: 2014/10/30
Channel: IGN
NIGHTWORLD (2017) Official Trailer (HD) Jason London, Robert Englund
NIGHTWORLD (2017) Official Trailer (HD) Jason London, Robert Englund
Published: 2017/01/25
Channel: UHM - Upcoming Horror Movies
Freddy Speaks - Funny Documentary with Robert Englund Part 2/2
Freddy Speaks - Funny Documentary with Robert Englund Part 2/2
Published: 2010/04/10
Channel: Gabi Ferretti
Segunda Entrevista: Robert Englund En Buenafuente
Segunda Entrevista: Robert Englund En Buenafuente
Published: 2012/08/14
Channel: HijosDeElmStreet
Silicon Valley Comic Con 2017: Spotlight On Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger)
Silicon Valley Comic Con 2017: Spotlight On Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger)
Published: 2017/04/24
Channel: steven alvarez
Robert Englund -- Freddy Krueger Resurfaces for Halloween | TMZ
Robert Englund -- Freddy Krueger Resurfaces for Halloween | TMZ
Published: 2015/10/30
Channel: TMZ
Entrevista a Robert Englund en "Un día es un día"
Entrevista a Robert Englund en "Un día es un día"
Published: 2012/04/15
Channel: conatcha
Robert Englund is a fan of SEXY FREDDY ACTION FIGURE | TMZ 360°
Robert Englund is a fan of SEXY FREDDY ACTION FIGURE | TMZ 360°
Published: 2017/06/10
Channel: TMZ
Robert Englund Interview - Dont Just Sit There TV SHOW
Robert Englund Interview - Dont Just Sit There TV SHOW
Published: 2016/10/16
Channel: Shaodwhawk
Robert Englund signs his first Power Glove replica!
Robert Englund signs his first Power Glove replica!
Published: 2011/08/18
Channel: Mark Petrie
Robert Englund and Ken Kirzinger Interview
Robert Englund and Ken Kirzinger Interview
Published: 2017/06/16
Channel: Rockinboxes Presents
Robert Englund Laugh
Robert Englund Laugh
Published: 2011/10/09
Channel: Escest- Jusal
High Chaparall S02E05 Robert Englund DEL 2/5
High Chaparall S02E05 Robert Englund DEL 2/5
Published: 2009/03/05
Channel: jindraaa
POST MORTEM: Robert Englund — Part 2
POST MORTEM: Robert Englund — Part 2
Published: 2014/09/15
Channel: Mick Garris Interviews
Call of Duty: Black Ops - Call of the Dead | Robert Englund Interview (2011) OFFICIAL | HD
Call of Duty: Black Ops - Call of the Dead | Robert Englund Interview (2011) OFFICIAL | HD
Published: 2011/05/17
Channel: XboxViewTV - Gameplay & Trailers
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Robert Englund
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Englund in 2008
Born Robert Barton Englund
(1947-06-06) June 6, 1947 (age 70)
Glendale, California, U.S.
Residence Laguna Beach, California
Education California State University, Northridge
Alma mater Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Years active 1972–present
Known for A Nightmare on Elm Street
Home town Los Angeles, California
Net worth $14 million (2017)[1]
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Gardner (1968 - 1972) (divorced)
Nancy Booth (1988 - present)
Website www.robertenglund.com

Robert Barton Englund (born June 6, 1947) is an American film and stage actor, voice actor, singer, and director, best known for playing the infamous serial killer Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street film series. He received a 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. Englund is a classically-trained actor.[2][3][4]

Early life[edit]

Englund was born in Glendale, California, on June 6, 1947, the son of Janis (née MacDonald) and John Kent Englund, an aeronautics engineer who helped develop the Lockheed U-2 airplane.[5][6][7] He is of part Swedish ancestry. Englund began studying acting at the age of twelve, accompanying a friend to a children's theater program at California State University, Northridge.[8][9] While he was in high school, he attended the Cranbrook Theatre School (organized by the Cranbrook Educational Community) in Bloomfield Hills. He then attended UCLA for three years, before dropping out and transferring to Michigan's Oakland University, where he trained at the Meadow Brook Theater,[5] at the time a branch of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.[2] Englund had five successful years performing in regional theater[10] including plays by Shakespeare and George Bernard Shaw. He married for the first time in 1968 to the nurse Elizabeth Gardner, whom he divorced in 1972.[11] Shortly afterward, he returned to the West Coast in search of film work, and landed a supporting role in the film Buster and Billie, directed by Daniel Petrie.[10]

Career[edit]

Englund as Freddy Krueger

Englund was briefly considered for the part of Han Solo in the 1977 film Star Wars and told his close friend who was sleeping on his couch, Mark Hamill, to go audition for the role of young Luke Skywalker for which Hamill ultimately was cast.[12] Englund wound up in the 1977 film Eaten Alive directed by Tobe Hooper. He then played Ranger in Galaxy of Terror, produced by Roger Corman, which was released in 1981. Since then, Englund has made over 100 appearances on film and television. In his early film roles Englund was usually typecast as a nerd or a redneck, and he first gained attention in the role of Visitor technician and resistance fighter Willie in the 1983 miniseries V, as well as the 1984 sequel V: The Final Battle, and V: The Series, in which he was a regular cast member.

But after such typecasting, Englund went against type when he accepted the role of Freddy Krueger, the psychotic burn victim and child murderer in Wes Craven's hugely successful A Nightmare on Elm Street in 1984. This role catapulted him to fame, and Englund became the first new horror movie star since Sir Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing in the 1960s.

His association with the genre led him to top-billed roles in The Phantom of the Opera (1989), The Mangler (1995) -- another film directed by Tobe Hooper, and 2001 Maniacs (2005). He reprised his role as Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985), A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987), A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988),A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989), Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991), Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994) and Freddy vs. Jason (2003).[13] However, New Line underestimated his importance to the franchise and originally cast someone else as Freddy in Freddy's Revenge, the first sequel.

Englund is one of only two actors to act portray a horror character eight consecutive times, the other being Doug Bradley, who portrayed the Pinhead character eight times in the Hellraiser film series. Englund has said that he enjoys the role of Freddy as it gives him a break from always acting out the nice guy; indeed, many people who have worked with Englund attest to his congeniality. Makeup artists responsible for the Krueger makeup have commented that Englund was so friendly and talkative that it made the lengthy makeup application slightly more challenging.

Englund's TV appearances include starring in the short-lived series Nightmare Cafe (1992), in which he played Blackie, the mysterious proprietor of the title cafe, and reprising his role of "Freddy Krueger" in the series Freddy's Nightmares. His guest roles include the science fiction series Babylon 5, one episode of the show MacGyver as Tim Wexler, Masters of Horror, MadTV, Sliders, and Knight Rider, where he appeared as a phantom haunting a film studio, and Walking Tall: The Series as well as a guest star spot on the hit TV show Walker, Texas Ranger. His work in voice-over animation includes magician Felix Faust in Justice League, The Riddler on The Batman, The Vulture on The Spectacular Spider-Man, and as Dormammu on The Super Hero Squad Show. On the TV witch drama Charmed (Episode: "Size Matters"), he appeared as a demon who used the services of a lackey to lure people into a decrepit household (where he lived in the walls) and shrank them down to action figure size. He also appeared on an episode of Married...With Children as The Devil. He appeared most recently, in one episode of the 2010 season of the television spy send-up Chuck, as a scientist who created a fear-inducing nerve toxin, a similar character to the Scarecrow, one of Batman's enemies in the DC Comics (A character he would later portray in the video game Injustice 2.)

Englund performed as host of the Horror Hall of Fame awards show three times from 1989-1991.[9]

Englund in 2005

Englund made his directorial debut with the 1988 horror film 976-EVIL, co-written by future Oscar winner Brian Helgeland and starring Stephen Geoffreys. During production, Englund met set decorator Nancy Booth, who he would marry.[9] His second feature, Killer Pad, was released direct-to-DVD in 2008. As of the beginning of July 2013, he was in pre-production to direct The Vij, about a young priest who is led by an evil genie to commit murder, and who falls in love with an old witch who is not what she seems.

His memoir, Hollywood Monster: A Walk Down Elm Street with the Man of Your Dreams, which Alan Goldsher transcribed from his dictations, was published by Pocket Books on October 13, 2009.

Recently he had starred in the web series "Fear Clinic",[14] where he appeared in five episodes as Dr. Andover.[15]

Englund in the 2014 Fan Expo Canada

Englund recently noted he would welcome a guest appearance in the ABC revival of V in an interview with Todd Sokolove from Forces of Geek.[16] But the series was canceled before he could make such a guest appearance.

In January 2010, it was announced that Englund would return as Jackson Roth for the sequel to Dee Snider's Strangeland, titled Strangeland II: Disciple.[17] However, as of December 2010, no specific dates or plans had been made regarding the project.

Englund made a guest appearance in "The Death of the Queen Bee" episode of Bones,[18] appearing as a quirky janitor at protagonist Dr. Temperance Brennan’s old high school.[19] His character, a friend of Brennan's, and situation were introduced as "very creepy... it's like Freddy creepy." Englund was a special guest at the 2010 Streamy Awards,[20] and also appeared as a special guest of the CA Weekend of Horrors on 8 October 2010.[21]

Englund appeared on the Creation Entertainment Weekend of Horrors in May 2010.[22] In May 2010, he was signed for the American independent thriller Inkubus.[23]

Englund appeared as himself in the new Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies map, "Call of the Dead" as one of the playable characters, and acted out the part of a Halloween-themed serial killer in the 2010s revival of Hawaii Five-0. He also took part in a Halloween "Come dine with me" for Channel 4 in 2012. He also appeared in Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer and Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon.[24]

Although the character of Freddy Krueger is regarded as one of the most terrifying in cinema history, Englund is often described by fellow actors and film crews as being extremely friendly and appreciative of his fans, many admitting that his portrayal of Krueger legitimately frightened them as children.

He recently starred in The Last Showing and Fear Clinic, the latter was released on October 22, 2014 at the Screamfest Film Festival. Englund was also a special guest at Shock Comic Con on Valentine's Day 2015.[25] He's up to star in Death House (2016) and Echo Of Evil (2017).

On February 2016, Englund hosted a "Nightmare on Elm Street" marathon on El Rey Network.[26]

Filmography[edit]

Education[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Robert Englund Net Worth". Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  2. ^ a b "Robert Englund Biography". Yahoo TV. Retrieved 2007-10-12. 
  3. ^ Samuel, Hinchiffe. "Robert Englund started with Shakespeare, but found fame as Freddy Krueger". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved 31 July 2017. 
  4. ^ Hinchliffe, Samuel. "Robert Englund". Empire. Retrieved 31 July 2017. 
  5. ^ a b Robert Englund Biography (1949?-)
  6. ^ Robert Englund Biography - Yahoo! Movies
  7. ^ "Clyde Kent Englund; Retired Engineer". June 18, 1995. 
  8. ^ "Actor Calls Freddy of 'Nightmare' Fame a Challenging Role". The Telegraph. September 14, 1988. Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  9. ^ a b c FREDDY : Dream Stalker of the Horror Flicks Turns Into a Laid-Back Lagunan Who Likes to Surf
  10. ^ a b "Robert Englund". Wizard World. Retrieved 2016-05-23. 
  11. ^ Hold the Cutting Words, Please, for Robert Englund, the Friendly Cuss Who Plays Elm Street's Nightmare Stalker
  12. ^ "Revealed: Luke Skywalker Is The Man He Is Today Because of Freddy Krueger". The Hollywood Reporter. 2014-11-05. 
  13. ^ "Where'd You Go? 10 Horror Stars We Want Back!!!". BloodyDisguting. 
  14. ^ "Exclusive: Robert Englund - Checking into Fear Clinic Part I". DreadCentral. 
  15. ^ "Exclusive: Robert Englund - Checking into Fear Clinic Part II". DreadCentral. 
  16. ^ "FOG! VIDEO EXCLUSIVE Interview with ROBERT ENGLUND!". Forces of Geek. 
  17. ^ "First Casting, Synopsis for 'Strangeland II: Disciple'". BloodyDisgusting. 
  18. ^ "TV: Robert Englund Stars in Slasher Episode of 'Bones'". BloodyDisgusting. 
  19. ^ "Freddy Krueger to Haunt the Cast of Bones". DreadCentral. 
  20. ^ "Exclusive: Dread Central Invades the 2010 Streamy Awards: Ghostfacers Update! Fear Clinic Coverage!". DreadCentral. 
  21. ^ "CA Weekend of Horrors Kick-Off Party FREE!". BloodyDisgusting. 
  22. ^ "Creation Weekend of Horrors Image Gallery Now Live". DreadCentral. 
  23. ^ "Robert Englund Wraps Inkubus". DreadCentral. 
  24. ^ "Come Dine with Me - Episode Guide - Channel 4". Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  25. ^ Shock Pop Comic Con: The Perfect Valentine’s Gift
  26. ^ Eddy, Cheryl (20 January 2016). "Freddy Krueger Will Host Valentine's Day Horror Marathon on the El Rey Network". io9. Retrieved 1 November 2016. 
  27. ^ "The Tales of Hercules". Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Season 2. Episode 16. March 15, 2015. Disney XD. 
  28. ^ Kozanitis, James. "Legendary Freddy Krueger Actor Robert Englund Is Voicing Scarecrow In Injustice 2". Game Revolution. Retrieved 2017-04-03. 

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