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Robert Englund

Robert Englund

Birthday: 6 June 1947, Glendale, California, USA
Birth Name: Robert Barton Englund
Height: 177 cm

Veteran character actor Robert Englund was born in Glendale, California, to Janis (MacDonald) and John Kent Englund, an aeronautics engineer. He has Swedish, Danish, Scottish, and English ancestry.Sin ...Show more

Robert Englund
But it's mostly about pacing yourself when you do these movies. But it's mostly about pacing yourself when you do these movies.
I have an Italian comedy at the Venice Film Festival. I have an Italian comedy at the Venice Film Festival.
I get a lot of teenagers going, 'Yo, Krueger,' and honking their horn and giving me the claw. Yeah, Show more I get a lot of teenagers going, 'Yo, Krueger,' and honking their horn and giving me the claw. Yeah, I'm recognized. Hide
The last time we had Freddy in reality was part two and Freddy sort of went out on his own. The last time we had Freddy in reality was part two and Freddy sort of went out on his own.
I'm basically a movie actor now, and my big roles are mostly horror movies - unless I'm doing a gues Show more I'm basically a movie actor now, and my big roles are mostly horror movies - unless I'm doing a guest star or something - and occasionally I try to get back into television. Hide
[observation, 2014] I'm on my third generation of fans. It's not strange at all for me to go somepla Show more [observation, 2014] I'm on my third generation of fans. It's not strange at all for me to go someplace and have a father come up with his sons that he watched ['A Nightmare on Elm Street'] with when they were 12, and invited some friends for a sleepover. Hide
I would like to see the technology used to explore more period horror genre works, for example, E. A Show more I would like to see the technology used to explore more period horror genre works, for example, E. A. Poe. Hide
[on his wide-ranging career, including Shakespeare] I had a nude scene with Susan Sarandon, for God' Show more [on his wide-ranging career, including Shakespeare] I had a nude scene with Susan Sarandon, for God's sake. I've done fight scenes with Kris Kristofferson and Richard Gere. I was in all sorts of places in the 1970s. I shot Burt Reynolds point-blank, so I have been around the block. Hide
I saw an entire magazine of Freddy Krueger tattoos. Hey, I'm a classically trained actor who was doi Show more I saw an entire magazine of Freddy Krueger tattoos. Hey, I'm a classically trained actor who was doing [Anton Chekhov], and now there are thousands of people walking around America with my tattoo on them. I just take it as pop culture. Hide
And in Freddy vs. Jason I like when Jason and I double team Destiny's Child. And in Freddy vs. Jason I like when Jason and I double team Destiny's Child.
I think superheroes today are like whistle blowers. I think superheroes today are like whistle blowers.
If they do something like that, maybe a Freddy Krueger fan, a girl, a really sick goth girl starts k Show more If they do something like that, maybe a Freddy Krueger fan, a girl, a really sick goth girl starts killing kids herself and Freddy has to put a stop to it, or they have to fight it out. Hide
Kids today don't watch a black and white movie. Kids today don't watch a black and white movie.
The modern horror audience is wise to our tricks this lets it in on the gag. The modern horror audience is wise to our tricks this lets it in on the gag.
I have friends that are much better actors than I am that had to quit the business because they coul Show more I have friends that are much better actors than I am that had to quit the business because they couldn't survive the auditions or the rejections, or people just didn't realize how good they were. Hide
Gosh, I'd like to direct Our Town on stage. Gosh, I'd like to direct Our Town on stage.
Most of my nightmares involve me forgetting my lines in a stage play. Most of my nightmares involve me forgetting my lines in a stage play.
You're going to have to surrender a little bit to the contrivance of how Freddy and Jason get togeth Show more You're going to have to surrender a little bit to the contrivance of how Freddy and Jason get together. Hide
I wouldn't want the pressure of a Six Feet Under or the pressure of improvising like Curb Your Enthu Show more I wouldn't want the pressure of a Six Feet Under or the pressure of improvising like Curb Your Enthusiasm. Hide
I always get inspiration from whatever characters say about my character. I always get inspiration from whatever characters say about my character.
I always serve the writer first because I'm English trained, even though I'm American. I always serve the writer first because I'm English trained, even though I'm American.
Jeff Bridges taught me a lot about how to keep a scene fresh. Jeff Bridges taught me a lot about how to keep a scene fresh.
When I was 9, I went to a birthday party. We were supposed to see a cowboy movie, but the programmin Show more When I was 9, I went to a birthday party. We were supposed to see a cowboy movie, but the programming got screwed up and we saw The Bad Seed (1956) instead. Horrifying. For years I was frightened of girls with pigtails. Hide
Many great horror stories are period pieces and English actors have a facility for historic characte Show more Many great horror stories are period pieces and English actors have a facility for historic characters. Hide
Freddy Krueger is a great politically incorrect villain, the logo character of a franchise spawned b Show more Freddy Krueger is a great politically incorrect villain, the logo character of a franchise spawned by a low-budget movie, made by some reasonably artistic people who came up with a gimmick. And it is a great gimmick - the idea that a bogey man, a revenge-motif serial killer could manifest himself in the subconscious of the children of the people that did him wrong. Freddy likes it, he is having fun doing it. He is unapologetic about that. You have a punk-rock nihilistic villain. Hide
Robert Englund's FILMOGRAPHY
as Actor (91)
Robert Englund Robert Englund'S roles
Nemo
Nemo

Dr. Andover
Dr. Andover

Felix Faust
Felix Faust

Dr. Robert
Dr. Robert

Raymond Beaumont
Raymond Beaumont

Myglom
Myglom

Sampson
Sampson

Ray Buxley
Ray Buxley

Professor William Wexler
Professor William Wexler

William 'Bill' Gartley
William 'Bill' Gartley

The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera

Himself - Freddy Krueger
Himself - Freddy Krueger

Smiley
Smiley

Hades
Hades

Samuel Lee
Samuel Lee

Lucifer
Lucifer

Dr. Stanley Wheelwright
Dr. Stanley Wheelwright

Dr. Anton Rudolph
Dr. Anton Rudolph

Freddy Krueger
Freddy Krueger

Doc Halloran
Doc Halloran

Simon
Simon

Samuel Lee
Samuel Lee

Jim Bickerman
Jim Bickerman

Robert Englund
Robert Englund

Dire Beaver
Dire Beaver

Anti-Pops, Mystery Man, Stagman
Anti-Pops, Mystery Man, Stagman

The M.C.
The M.C.

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