Robert Englund

1947 - Today

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Robert Barton Englund (born June 6, 1947) is an American actor and director, best known for playing the supernatural serial killer Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street film series. Classically trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Englund began his career as a stage actor in regional theatre, and made his film debut in the 1974 drama film Buster and Billie. After supporting roles in films like Stay Hungry (1976), A Star Is Born (1976), and Big Wednesday (1977), he had his breakthrough as resistance fighter Willie in the 1983 miniseries V and its subsequent sequel series. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Englund has received more than 4,376,331 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Robert Englund is the 623rd most popular actor (down from 587th in 2019), the 1,137th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,188th in 2019) and the 313th most popular American Actor.

Robert Englund is most famous for his portrayal of the iconic horror villain, Freddy Krueger.

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  • 41

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  • 3.78

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Among actors, Robert Englund ranks 623 out of 10,030Before him are Dean Reed, Jean-Louis Barrault, Jennifer Grey, Derek Jacobi, George C. Scott, and Peter Dinklage. After him are Sonny Chiba, Geena Davis, Kelly Preston, Honor Blackman, Mae West, and Susan Hayward.

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Among people born in 1947, Robert Englund ranks 53Before him are Óscar Tabárez, Jonathan Banks, Dick Fosbury, Richard Dreyfuss, Gerd Binnig, and Zahi Hawass. After him are Barbara Bach, Margaret Chan, Ronnie Wood, Mario Draghi, Bachir Gemayel, and Carles Rexach.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Englund ranks 1,137 out of 15,968Before him are Dean Reed (1938), Jennifer Grey (1960), George C. Scott (1927), Peter Dinklage (1969), David Scott (1932), and James Earl Ray (1928). After him are Geena Davis (1956), Mark Felt (1913), Hiram Maxim (1840), Kelly Preston (1962), Sonny Liston (1932), and William Howard Stein (1911).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Robert Englund ranks 313Before him are Edna Purviance (1895), Laurence Fishburne (1961), Dean Reed (1938), Jennifer Grey (1960), George C. Scott (1927), and Peter Dinklage (1969). After him are Geena Davis (1956), Kelly Preston (1962), Mae West (1893), Susan Hayward (1917), Morgan Fairchild (1950), and Robert Taylor (1911).

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