Edward Herrmann Net Worth

Edward Herrmann Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Edward Kirk Herrmann net worth is
$10 Million

Edward Kirk Herrmann Wiki Biography

Edward Kirk Herrmann was born on the 21st July 1943, in Washington, D.C. USA, and was an award-winning actor, director and comedian, best known to the world as Max in the horror film “The Lost Boys” (1987), then as Richard Gilmore in the TV series “Gilmore Girls” (2000-2007), and as Joseph Breen in the biopic about Howard Hughes “Aviator” (2004), among many other differing appearances. Edward’s career started in 1971 and ended with his passing in 2014.

Have you ever wondered how rich Edward Herrmann was, at the time of his death? According to authoritative sources it has been estimated that Herrmann’s net worth is as high as $10 million, an amount earned through his successful career in acting.

Edward Herrmann Net Worth $10 Million

Edward is the son of John Anthony Herrmann and Jean Eleanor, and is of German and Irish ancestry. He spent his childhood in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, and after high school matriculation, enrolled at Bucknell University, graduating in 1965 and then enrolling at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art as a Fulbright Fellow.

His professional career as an actor began in theaters; he appeared in the premiere of ‘Moonchildren” in 1971, and the next year made his first appearance on Broadway with the same play. In 1976 he portrayed Frank Gadner in “Mrs. Warren’s Profession”, for which he won a Tony Award in the category Best Featured Actor in a Play. Throughout the rest of his career, Edward appeared sporadically on stage, including in the London West End production of “A Walk in the Woods” in 1988, among many other plays that also increased his net worth.

Thanks to his initial success on stage, it became quite easy for Edward to cross into film and television; he made his debut on screen appearance in the Academy Award-winning comedy drama “The Paper Chase” (1973), while the following year he portrayed Klipspringer in Jack Clayton’s Academy Award-winning film adaptation of “The Great Gatsby” (1974), with Robert Redford, Mia Farrow and Bruce Dern in the lead roles. In 1976, Edward got his first break, with the major role of the president Franklin D. Roosevelt in the TV series “Eleanor and Franklin”, which then led to reprising the role, “Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years” (1977), and “A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story”, two made-for-television movies. Little by little Edward’s name started to become known, and he landed several lead roles, but the films were generally B productions, but in 1981 he starred next to Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton in the drama “Reds”, which won several Academy Awards, and other prestigious honors. Then in 1987 he was Max in Joel Schumacher’s horror “The Lost Boys”, but didn’t have further notable work until 1995 when he portrayed Herman Munster in the sci-fi comedy horror “Here Come the Munsters”, and also the same year he featured in the biopic “Nixon”, starring Anthony Hopkins as the president Richard Nixon. Two years later he was selected for the role of Anderson Pearson in the TV series “The Practice” (1997-2001), for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award in the category Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.

With the start of the new millennium, Edward landed the role of Richard Gilmore Lorelai’s (Lauren Graham) father, appearing in over 150 episodes of the show, which increased his net worth to a large degree. In 2001 he appeared in the romantic drama “The Cat’s Meow”, with Kirsten Dunst, while also featuring in the biopic about tragically deceased actor James Dean, portrayed by James Franco. In 2010 he started portraying Lionel Deerfield in the TV series “The Good Wife”, while one of his last appearances was in the film “Coach of the Year” (2015), released several months after his death.

Edward’s net worth increased also thanks to his voice work, used for numerous PBS specials, while he also narrated the films “Eighty Acres of Hell” (2006), “The Mayflower” (2006), “Andrew Jackson” (2007), and was a special guest of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, which was made into a made-for-television film in 2009.

Regarding his personal life, Edward was married to Star Roman since 1994 until his death in 2014; the couple had two children together, while Star also had a child from previous relationship, whom Edward adopted. Before Star, Edward was married to actress Leigh Curran from 1978 until 1991. Herman was a car collector, focusing on classic automobiles, and during his life he has owned such cars as 1929 Auburn 8-90 Boattail Speedster and a 1934 Alvis Speed 20.

He passed away on the 31st December 2014, after battling brain cancer.

Full NameEdward Herrmann
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 21, 1943
DiedDecember 31, 2014, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of BirthWashington, District of Columbia, USA
Height6' 5" (1.96 m)
ProfessionActor, Soundtrack, Miscellaneous Crew
EducationBucknell University, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
SpouseStar Herrmann (m. 1994–2014), Leigh Curran (m. 1978–1991)
ChildrenRory Herrmann, Ryan Herrmann, Emma Herrmann
ParentsJean Eleanor Herrmann, John Anthony Herrmann
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play, Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play, Obie Award for Susta...
NominationsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding F...
MoviesThe Lost Boys, Annie, Overboard, Richie Rich, The Aviator, The Paper Chase, The Cat's Meow, Intolerable Cruelty, The Purple Rose of Cairo, The Great Waldo Pepper, The Emperor's Club, Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years, Reds, I Think I Love My Wife, Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, Harry's W...
TV ShowsGilmore Girls, The American Revolution, History's Lost & Found, Eleanor and Franklin, Beacon Hill, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, Liberty!, Russia, Land of the Tsars, The States, Gilmore Girls, History's Lost & Found, New York: A Documentary Film, Eleanor and Franklin, Beacon Hill, Gilmore Girls...
1Towering height.
2Often plays wealthy men, political figures, millionaires.
1I love the spoken word. I love hearing it. The way the words can seduce you.
1His remains were cremated.
2His father was of German descent and his mother was of Irish and English ancestry.
3One of his last acting credits was narrating a documentary series on cancer, while he himself was dying of brain cancer. He thought of it as a fitting and important final performance.
4Was a TV pitchman for the now defunct Fair Financing Company which operated a Ponzi scheme by Tim Durham and others resulting in convictions for wire and securities fraud.
5His future second wife, Star Roman, sued him for paternity after he fathered a child with her during the filming of Harry's War (1981).
6Has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Reds (1981), The Aviator (2004) and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013).
7Known as "Mr. Pathmark" in the 1980s by appearing in a series of commercials for the grocery chain.
8Currently the voice of many specials on The History Channel. [May 2004]
9Bears a striking resemblance to Branch Rickey, whom he portrayed in Soul of the Game (1996).
10He was nominated for a 1975 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play for his performance in "The Cherry Orchard", at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
11In 1999, he hosted a program on The History Channel, History's Lost & Found (1999) which chronicles the whereabouts of history's best known artifacts. Since that time Herrmann has hosted (or narrated) dozens of History Channel specials mostly about historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
12He has played Franklin D. Roosevelt three times: Eleanor and Franklin (1976), Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977) and Annie (1982). In 2005, he hosted the documentary, about Roosevelt, called FDR: A Presidency Revealed (2005).
13Won his Tony the same year that Kelly Bishop - who portrays his wife in Gilmore Girls (2000) - won hers.
14Won Broadway's 1976 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for George Bernard Shaw's "Mrs. Warren's Profession." Was also Tony-nominated in 1983 as Best Actor (Play) for "Plenty.".
15He has completed many voiceover assignments: from Dodge TV commercials, to documentaries to dozens of audiobooks (in many cases, using different accents and dialects).
16He grew up in the Detroit area, studied drama in England at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (on a Fullbright Fellowship no less) and performed in several repertory stage productions in the Dallas area early in his career.
17He loves restoring classic cars. He has several in his collection.
18Member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at Bucknell University, where he was a graduate.
19Father of Ryen Herrmann and Emma Herrmann. His step-son Rory Herrmann (after the Gilmore Girls main character is named) works as Chef.


Coach of the Year2015post-productionBill Ford
American Dad!2012-2016TV Series
Perception2015TV SeriesJack Pierce
The Town That Dreaded Sundown2014Reverend Cartwright
Black Box2014TV SeriesDr. Reynaud
The Wolf of Wall Street2013Stratton Oakmont Commercial (voice)
The Good Wife2010-2013TV SeriesLionel Deerfield
How I Met Your Mother2013TV SeriesReverend Robert Lowell
Are You Here2013Dr. Vincent
Heaven's Door2013Nate Christensen
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2013TV SeriesMr. Vogel
Christmas Oranges2012Mr. Crampton
Harry's Law2012TV SeriesJudge Lester Babcock
Treasure Buddies2012VideoPhilip Wellington
Price Check2012Jack Bennington
Wonder Woman2011TV MovieSenator Warren
The Christmas Pageant2011TV MovieGarrett Clark
A Christmas Wish2011TV MovieLes McCallum
Redemption: For Robbing the Dead2011Governor Dawson
Drop Dead Diva2011TV SeriesReverend Phillips
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star2011Jeremiah Larson
Better with You2011TV SeriesJudge
Son of Morning2011Thomas
The Surge: The Untold Story2010ShortNarrator
Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Brian Stokes Mitchell and Edward Herrmann2009TV MovieNarrator
The Six Wives of Henry Lefay2009Goodenough
Hatching Pete2009TV MoviePrincipal Fred Daly
The Skeptic2009Dr. Shepard (as Ed Herrmann)
Law & Order1995-2009TV SeriesFrederic Matson / Mr. Mosbeck / Drew Seely
30 Rock2008TV SeriesWalter
Andrew Jackson2007TV MovieNarrator (voice)
Grey's Anatomy2007TV SeriesDr. Norman Shales
Gilmore Girls2000-2007TV SeriesRichard Gilmore
I Think I Love My Wife2007Mr. Landis
Eighty Acres of Hell2006TV MovieNarrator
Factory Girl2006James Townsend
The Mayflower2006TV MovieNarrator
Wedding Daze2006Lyle
Violent Earth: New England's Killer Hurricane2006TV MovieNarrator
Relative Strangers2006Doug Clayton
The Ten Commandments: Part 2 - The Laws of Man2006TV MovieNarrator
Bible Battles2005TV Special documentaryNarrator (voice)
UFO Files2005TV Series documentaryNarrator
Tom Goes to the Mayor2005TV SeriesBenjamin Kaplan
The Aviator2004Joseph Breen
Men of Valor2004Video GameNarrator (voice, as Edward Herman)
First Invasion: The War of 18122004TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Isaac's Storm2004TV MovieNarrator (voice)
Welcome to Mooseport2004Avery Hightower (Debate Moderator) (uncredited)
Intolerable Cruelty2003Rex Rexroth
Crossing Jordan2003TV SeriesCaptain Thomas Malden
Oz2000-2003TV SeriesHarrison Beecher
The Emperor's Club2002Headmaster Woodbridge
The Practice1997-2001TV SeriesAnderson Pearson
James Dean2001TV MovieRaymond Massey
The Cat's Meow2001W.R. Hearst
The Shaft2001Milligan
Double Take2001Charles Allsworth
Walking Across Egypt1999Rev. Vernon
Vendetta1999TV MovieD.A. Luzenberg
Atomic Train1999TV Mini-SeriesThe President
A Civil Action1998unconfirmed, uncredited
Saint Maybe1998TV MovieDoug Bedloe
Better Living1998Jack
Liberty! The American Revolution1997TV Mini-SeriesNarrator
Critical Care1997Robert Payne
Biography1997TV Series documentaryNarrator
Pandora's Clock1996TV Mini-SeriesPresident
Homicide: Life on the Street1996TV SeriesThomas Pandolfi
What Love Sees1996TV MovieMorton Treadway
A Season in Purgatory1996TV MovieDr. Shugrue
Soul of the Game1996TV MovieBranch Rickey
Nixon1995Nelson Rockefeller (as Ed Herrmann)
Wings1995TV SeriesY.M. Burg
Here Come the Munsters1995TV MovieHerman Munster
The Face on the Milk Carton1995TV MovieFrank Jessmon
Ri¢hie Ri¢h1994Richard Rich
Don't Drink the Water1994TV MovieMr. Kilroy
Foreign Student1994Zachary 'Zach' Gilmore
Screen One1993TV SeriesRalph
My Boyfriend's Back1993Mr. Dingle
Born Yesterday1993Ed Devery
Hero1992/IMr. Broadman - Man Committing Suicide (uncredited)
Fire in the Dark1991TV MovieRobert
Sweet Poison1991TV MovieHenry
The General Motors Playwrights Theater1991TV SeriesBen Cunningham
So Proudly We Hail1990TV MovieJames Wagner
Hothouse1988TV SeriesWoods
Big Business1988Graham Sherbourne
Overboard1987Grant Stayton III
The Lost Boys1987Max (as Ed Herrmann)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1987TV SeriesDr. Maxwell Stoddard / Litton
American Playhouse1984-1987TV SeriesAlger Hiss / Headmaster / Alger Hiss
The Lawrenceville Stories1986-1987TV Mini-SeriesHead Master
Laughter in the Dark1986
St. Elsewhere1984-1986TV SeriesFather Joseph McCabe / Priest
Murrow1986TV MovieFred Friendly
Compromising Positions1985Bob Singer
The Man with One Red Shoe1985Brown (as Ed Herrmann)
The Purple Rose of Cairo1985Henry
Mrs. Soffel1984Warden Peter Soffel
Memorial Day1983TV MovieNed Larwin
Freedom to Speak1983TV Mini-SeriesAndrew Carnegie Robert Ingersoll Abraham Lincoln ...
A Little Sex1982Tommy
The Gift of Life1982TV MovieDr. Quinn
Death Valley1982Paul Stanton
The Electric Grandmother1982TV MovieFather
Reds1981Max Eastman
Dear Liar1981TV MovieGeorge Bernard Shaw
The Private History of a Campaign That Failed1981TV MovieThe Stranger
Harry's War1981Harry Johnson
M*A*S*H1980TV SeriesCapt. Steven J. Newsome
3 by Cheever1979TV Mini-SeriesKip Lawton
Freedom Road1979TV MovieStephen Holms
Portrait of a Stripper1979TV MovieFrank Andrews
The North Avenue Irregulars1979Michael Hill
Take Down1979Ed Branish
Brass Target1978Col. Walter Gilchrist
The Betsy1978Dan Weyman
A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story1977TV MovieLou Gehrig
Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years1977TV MovieFranklin D. Roosevelt
Eleanor and Franklin1976TV SeriesFranklin Delano Roosevelt, age 20-50
Valley Forge1975TV MovieFolsom
Beacon Hill1975TV SeriesRichard Palmer
The Great Waldo Pepper1975Ezra Stiles
The Great Gatsby1974Klipspringer
The Day of the Dolphin1973Mike - Research Team
The Paper Chase1973Thomas Craig Anderson
Lady Liberty1971Policeman (uncredited)


Gilmore GirlsTV Series 1 episode, 2001 performer - 3 episodes, 2003 - 2007
Intolerable Cruelty2003performer: "I've Been Working on the Railroad" - uncredited
Annie1982performer: "Tomorrow White House Version" - uncredited


How the Earth Was Made2007TV Movie documentary narrator
Decoding the Past: Mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle2005TV Movie documentary narrator
Siberia: How the East Was Won2004TV Movie documentary narrator


Edición Especial Coleccionista2015TV Series in memory of - 1 episode


The Templar Code: Crusade of Secrecy2005TV Movie documentaryNarrator
FDR: A Presidency Revealed2005TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
The Presidents2005TV Movie documentaryHost
The French Revolution2005TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Beyond the Da Vinci Code2005TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Ape to Man2005Video documentaryNarrator
Countdown to Armageddon2004TV Movie documentaryAnnouncer
The Lost Boys: A Retrospective2004Video documentary shortHimself
Gilmore Girls Backstage Special2004TV MovieHimself
Nature2004TV Series documentaryNarrator
A Look Inside 'Intolerable Cruelty'2004Video documentary shortHimself - 'Rex Rexroth' (as Ed Hermann)
The Day They Died2003TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Nostradamus: 500 Years Later2003TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Mavericks, Miracles and Medicine2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
Modern Marvels2003TV Series documentaryNarrator
Biography2003TV Series documentaryHimself
TR: An American Lion2003TV Movie documentaryNarrator
The Louisiana Purchase2003TV MovieHimself - Narrator
Russia, Land of the Tsars2003TV Mini-Series documentaryNarrator
The Samurai2003TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
First Mothers2002TV Movie documentaryHimself (for The History Channel)
Save Our History1999-2002TV Series documentaryHimself - Host / Himself - Narrator
The World Trade Center: Rise and Fall of an American Icon2002TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Founding Brothers2002TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Antarctica: A Frozen History2002TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Horror in the East2001TV Movie documentaryNarrator for The History Channel (voice)
The Impressionists2001TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Anatomy of a Scene2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Face: Jesus in Art2001Video documentaryNarrator
In Search of Christmas2001TV MovieHimself - Host and Narrator
Founding Fathers2000TV Mini-Series documentaryNarrator
History's Lost & Found1999TV Series documentaryNarrator
Niagara: A History of the Falls1999TV Movie documentaryNarrator
The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1999TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
The Korean War: Fire and Ice1999TV Mini-Series documentaryNarrator (voice)
New York: A Documentary Film1999TV Series documentary voice
Ultimate Autos1999TV Series documentaryHost / Narrator
Nova1998-1999TV Series documentaryNarrator / Himself
Working in the Theatre1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Frank Lloyd Wright1998DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1997TV SeriesHimself
The Fifties1997TV Mini-Series documentaryNarrator
Night of 100 Stars III1990TV MovieHimself
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series
The Making of 'Mrs. Soffel'1984TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 37th Annual Tony Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Play
Great Performances1982TV SeriesHimself
The 30th Annual Tony Awards1976TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Featured Actor in a Play
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies2015TV Series documentaryNarrator
First Encounter2014TV Movie documentary voice
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History2014TV Series documentaryFranklin Roosevelt
Why We (Heart) Vampires2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle2013TV Mini-Series documentaryPresident Franklin D. Roosevelt
The Story of the Battle of Outpost Harry2010Documentary voice
Hold at All Costs: The Story of the Battle of Outpost Harry2010DocumentaryNarrator
Monsterquest2008TV Series documentaryNarrator
Columbus: The Lost Voyage2007TV MovieHimself - Narrator (voice, as Ed Herrmann)
The Revolution2007TV SeriesHimself - Narrator
The States2007TV Series documentaryNarrator
Titanic's Achilles Heel2007TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Banned from the Bible II2007TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Witness to 'Reds'2006VideoHimself
Mayan Doomsday Prophecy2006TV Movie documentaryNarrator
The Ten Commandments: Part 1 - The Laws of God2006TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Titanic's Final Moments: Missing Pieces2006TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Giganto: The Real King Kong2005TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Decoding the Past: Mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle2005TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)

Archive Footage

The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
The 87th Annual Academy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Actor (In Memoriam)
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam

Won Awards

1999Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesThe Practice (1997)

Nominated Awards

1996ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a CastNixon (1995)
1987Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Performer in a Drama SeriesSt. Elsewhere (1982)
1986Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Performer in a Drama SeriesSt. Elsewhere (1982)
1977Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama or Comedy SpecialEleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977)
1976Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama or Comedy SpecialEleanor and Franklin (1976)

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