Edward Herrmann (Performer) | Playbill

Edward Herrmann


Tall and bulky (he was 6’5”), with a large, long head, and frequently bespectacled, Mr. Herrmann was an imposing, patrician presence who used his physicality in service of both joviality or menace, depending on the role, but mainly played souls that veered toward the kind. His rich, plummy voice and noble bearing was well suited to the authority figures, wealthy titans and Englishmen he often portrayed, as well as the many documentaries and commercials he narrated throughout his long career. (He was the confidence-instilled voice behind the commercial for Stratton Oakmont, the reckless brokerage depicted in the film “The Wolf of Wall Street.”)

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  • Also Known As: Ed Hermann, Ed Herrmann
  • Born: Jul 21, 1943 in Washington, D.C.
  • Death: Dec 31, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA

Roles (6)


Drama Desk Award
1997 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Psychopatria Sexualis Nominee
1976 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Nominee
Outer Critics Circle
1997 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Psychopathia Sexualis Nominee
Tony Award
1983 Best Actor in a Play Nominee
1976 Best Featured Actor in a Play Winner

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