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->''"The truth of it is when you get an audience to laugh and camp along with you, it's much easier to scare 'em again because they're using two sides of their emotions. It's much easier to set them up for a good cheap thrill scare again."''

Robert Barton Englund (born June 6, 1947) is a classically trained actor, who primarily works in film and television.

He became famous for his contributions to horror genre, most notably with the role of Freddy Krueger in ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'' films.

However, he first hit the big time as the [[PlayingAgainstType lovably innocent Willie]] in the ''Series/{{V 1983}}'' franchise. This created a TV image strong enough that when ''Series/FreddysNightmares'' had an OriginStory story for Krueger, Englund's face was largely obscured to avoid associations with Willie.

Along with his acting work, he has also directed two movies; ''Film/NineSevenSixEvil'' in 1988 and ''Killer Pad'' in 2008.

Also, he [[Creator/SarahMichelleGellar and]] [[Creator/DannyTrejo three]] [[Creator/MichaelRooker others]] [[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps once fought a zombie-fied]] Creator/GeorgeARomero.
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!!Appearances:

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[[folder: Film ]]


* ''[[Film/TwoThousandManiacs 2001 Maniacs]]'' (2005) -- Mayor Buckman
* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfFordFairlane'' (1990) -- Smiley
* ''Film/BehindTheMaskTheRiseOfLeslieVernon'' (2006) -- Doc Halloran
* ''Film/CHUDIIBudTheChud'' (1989) -- Cameo as a man in trenchcoat
* ''Film/DeadAndBuried'' (1981) -- Harry
* ''Film/DontCryItsOnlyThunder'' -- (1982) -- Tripper
* ''Film/EatenAlive'' (1977) -- Buck (Englund's film debut)
* ''Film/GalaxyOfTerror'' (1981) -- Ranger
* ''Film/{{Hatchet}}'' (2006) -- Sampson
* ''Film/LakePlacidTheFinalChapter'' (2012) -- Jim Bickerman
* ''Film/TheMangler'' (1995) -- Bill Gartley
* ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'' (1984 - 2003) -- Freddy Krueger
* ''Film/{{The Phantom of the Opera|1989}}'' (1989) -- Erik Destler, The Phantom
* ''Film/UrbanLegend'' (1998) -- Professor Wexler
* ''Film/{{Wishmaster}}'' (1997) -- Raymond Beaumont
* ''Film/ZombieStrippers'' (2008) -- Ian
* ''Film/LakePlacidVsAnaconda'' (2015) -- Jim Bickerman again

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[[folder: Live-Action Television ]]


* ''Series/BabylonFive'' -- Jeremiah
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' -- Dr. Stanley Wheelwright
* ''Series/FreddysNightmares'' -- Freddy Krueger
* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' -- [[LouisCypher "Lou"]]
* ''Series/NightmareCafe'' -- Blackie
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' -- Dr. Robert
* ''Series/{{V 1983}}'' -- Willie
* ''Series/{{Bones}}'' -- Ray Buxley


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[[folder: Video Games ]]


* ''[[VideoGame/NaziZombies Call of Duty: Black Ops: Zombies]]'' -- AsHimself
* ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'' -- Freddy Krueger
* ''VideoGame/SuperHeroSquadOnline'' -- Dormammu
* ''VideoGame/Injustice2'' -- Scarecrow

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]


* ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' -- The Riddler
* ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries'' -- Myglom
* ''WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSmash'' -- Pluto
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' -- Felix Faust
* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' -- Stagman [[spoiler: and Anti-Pops]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' -- The Vulture
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow'' -- Dormammu
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' -- Dream Beavers

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!!Tropes associated with Robert Englund:

* CoolOldGuy: He's pushing seventy and still seems endlessly enthusiastic about traveling and making movies.
* LargeHam: Not afraid to go over the top, as some of the later ''Nightmare'' movies show.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: He's well-known for playing the sinister child killer Freddy Krueger, but almost everybody who's met him only have positive things to say about his demeanor.
* SerendipityWritesThePlot: While a young actor friend was sleeping on his couch, Englund encouraged him to try out for a big-budget science-fiction movie Englund was considered for. The young actor did, and eventually won the part. The name of that friend? ''Creator/MarkHamill.''
* MotorMouth: Get him going and he'll talk your ear off.