Edward Herrmann (born July 21, 1943 in Washington, D.C.) is one of the most recognizable character actors in American television and movies.
Best known for his uncanny portrayal of American president Franklin Delano Roosevelt in "Eleanor and Franklin" (1976, TV) and again in the made-for-TV movie Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977), Herrmann's acting career spans thirty-two years and has earned him both an Emmy in 1999 for his guest appearances on The Practice and a Tony Award in 1976, for his performance in Mrs. Warrenâ€™s Profession.
The 6'5" Herrmann is also known for his voluminous "voice work" for The History Channel, various PBS specials, and has been the "Voice of Dodge" for twelve years.
Herrmann graduated from Bucknell University in 1965, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, and studied acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (1968 - 1969) on a Fulbright Fellowship.
Herrmann is a well-known automotive enthusiast and restores classic motor cars. He is the MC for the Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance every August. He hosts the television show "Automobile" on The History Channel.
He currently portrays Richard Gilmore on the WB's Gilmore Girls.