Follow TV Tropes

Following

Creator / Robert Englund

Go To

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/robert-englund_5266.jpg
"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."
Advertisement:

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 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.


Advertisement:

Appearances:

Film

Advertisement:

Live-Action Television

Video Games

Western Animation


Tropes associated with Robert Englund:

  • Cool Old Guy: He's in his seventies 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.
  • Serendipity Writes the Plot: 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? Mark Hamill.
  • Motor Mouth: Get him going and he'll talk your ear off.
Top

Example of:

/

Feedback