Date of Birth : Jul 21st 1943
Herrmann was born in Washington, D.C., the son of Jean Eleanor (née O’Connor) and John Anthony Herrmann. He has German ancestry on his father’s side. Herrmann grew up in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, and graduated from Bucknell University in 1965, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi. He studied acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art on a Fulbright Fellowship.
Herrmann is known for his uncanny portrayal of American president Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the made-for-TV movie, Eleanor and Franklin (1976) and the sequel, Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977) (both of which earned him Best Actor Emmy nominations), as well as the first feature film adaptation of the Broadway musical Annie (1982). Herrmann portrayed Herman Munster in the Fox made for TV movie Here Come The Munsters in 1995. Although the movie featured cameos of some of the original cast in one scene it was gravely disliked by many fans of the original TV series. Herrmann is highly praised for his portrayal of Herman Munster, which was close to that of original series star Fred Gwynne.
Herrmann is also known for his voluminous voice work for The History Channel and various PBS specials, and has been the “voice of Dodge” for twelve years. His voice work also includes dozens of audio books. 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 and hosts the television show Automobile on The History Channel.
On September 9, 1978, Herrmann married Leigh Curran, an American actress and writer. They are now divorced. Herrmann currently lives in Salisbury, Connecticut with his wife Star and daughter Emma