Robert Englund

Robert Barton Englund ( born June 6, 1947 in Glendale, California) is an American actor and director.

Life and work

Englund learned his craft at the California State University, Northridge. In 1974 he made ​​his film debut in the romantic drama Buster loves Billie ( Buster and Billie ), followed by another film tasks, mostly in smaller roles, such as in the detective movie streets of the night (1975 ) with Burt Reynolds and Catherine Deneuve, the film comedy Mr. Universe (1976 ) with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jeff Bridges and the adventure film the day of Reckoning (1976 ) with Charles Bronson. In 1976 he starred in the horror film Blood Frenzy ( Eaten Alive ) the director Tobe Hooper, where Englund mimed a compulsive madman. It joined other horror films until he returned after a short period of abstinence canvas in 1984 and gained international prominence with the role of Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare films of the series.

Due to its popularity as Freddy Krueger he graduated in numerous TV series guest appearances. In 1989 he made ​​his debut as a director with the horror film 976- EVIL.

Englund is married his third wife.

Filmography (selection)


  • In the series Simon & Simon, he plays a street player ( Season 2, Episode 22, " Red Dog bites his aunt " )
  • Robert Englund has a cameo role as the Devil in Episode No. 11/ 20 of the sitcom Married with Children.
  • He played the demon Gammil in episode five of the fourth season of the TV series Charmed.
  • In episode No. 13 of the series MacGyver, he had a guest appearance as Tim Wexler.
  • Robert Englund plays the " creepy monk " in the Knight Rider episode 88
  • He also starred in the episode " Grey 17 Is Missing" ( Season 3, Episode 19) from Babylon 5 with. There he plays the Jerimiah as Special Guest Star.
  • In North and South, he plays a confederate soldier who is in a scuffle with one of the main character, Parker Stevenson, shot.
  • Robert Englund speaks the intro of the song "lock me up" by Alice Cooper album " Raise Your Fist and Yell ".
  • In the series Sliders - The gate into a strange dimension ( episode " robot with a soul" ) Robert Englund plays the creator of the robot.
  • In the series A case for Professor Chase ( Episode 4, " holiday with obstacles " ) he plays a small auxiliary crooks of the Mafia.
  • In the series Bones - The Knochenjägerin he had a small cameo as Ray Buxley.
  • In the series Supernatural ( Season 6, Episode 11, " Appointment in Samarra " ), he had a guest appearance as Dr. Robert
  • In the series Chuck (season 4, episode 6) he had a guest appearance as Dr. Stanley Wheelwright
  • In the series Hawaii Five -0 ( Season 2, Episode 7 ) he had a guest appearance as Samuel Lee
  • In the series Criminal Minds ( Season 7, Episode 19 ) he had a guest appearance.
  • In the game Call of Duty: Black Ops he appears with the Escalation DLC as a playable character in survival mode.


  • For the role of Freddy Krueger in Part 3 and 4 of the series, he received one nomination for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 2001 he received from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films a special award for his life's work.