Creator / Robert Englund

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Robert Englund 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 A Nightmare on Elm Street films.

However, he first hit the big time as the lovably innocent Willie in the V (1983) franchise. This created a TV image strong enough that when Freddy's Nightmares had an Origin Story 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; 976-EVIL in 1988 and Killer Pad in 2008.

Also, he and three others once fought a zombie-fied George A. Romero.

Appearances:

Film

Live-Action Television

Video Games

Western Animation


Tropes associated with Robert Englund:

  • Cool Old Guy: He's pushing seventy and still seems endlessly enthusiastic about traveling and making movies.
  • Large Ham: Not afraid to go over the top, as some of the later Nightmare movies show.
  • Motor Mouth: Get him going and he'll talk your ear off.
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