Edward Herrmann as Richard Gilmore ...
Birthday: July 21, 1943
Birthplace: Washington D.C.
About the actor: Tony and Emmy Award-winning thespian Edward Herrmann boasts an impressive career that spans more than 30 years in the theater, in film and on television.
His work on Broadway includes Mrs. Warren's Profession, for which he won a Tony Award; The Philadelphia Story, for which he earned a Tony nomination; Plenty and Love Letters.
On the big screen, Herrmann has created memorable characters in Nixon, Richie Rich, Born Yesterday, Lost Boys, Compromising Positions, The Man With One Red Shoe, The Purple Rose of Cairo, A Little Sex, The Great Gatsby, Annie, Reds, The Great Waldo Pepper, The Day of the Dolphin, Critical Care, Overboard, Big Business, Mrs. Soffel, Takedown, The Paper Chase, Double Take, Miss Congeniality and Down.
He has also appeared on television in a six-episode story arc on The Practice which earned him a 1999 Emmy Award. He also guest-starred in the 200th anniversary episode of Law & Order. Herrmann received additional Emmy nominations for his work on St. Elsewhere, the movie Concealed Enemies and Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years.
A highlight of his television movie credits include Atomic Train, Vendetta, Hallmark Hall of Fame's St. Maybe, Pandora's Clock, Soul of the Game, What Love Sees, Face on the Milk Carton, The End of a Sentence, Fire in the Dark, Murrow, The Lawrenceville Stories, Electrical Grandmother, A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story and Last Act is a Solo.
Herrmann carries a full schedule of recording books on tape, having recorded over 50 thus far, including Tom Clancy's Net Force series. In 1999, he was awarded an AUDIE Award for his work in the complete recording of The King James Bible.
Additionally, he serves as the narrator for the A&E Channel's History Lost and Found and a new series airing this fall, Founding Fathers. He also does work as the announcer for the History Channel as well as hosting the series The Ultimate Auto, which has established Herrmann as a leading figure among automobile hobbyists. With six automobile restorations to his credit, Herrmann is an active participant in rallies and car shows.
About the character: Richard is Lorelai's loving father who, like Emily, is never afraid to share an opinion. He only wants the best for all his Gilmore girls, but sometimes his meddlesome ways are hard to take.
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