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Robert Barton Englund

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Birthplace: Glendale, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Son of John Kent Englund and Janis Englund
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Occupation: American actor, voice actor, singer, and director
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About Robert Englund

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Robert Barton Englund (born June 6, 1947) is an American actor, voice actor, singer, and director, best known for playing the infamous serial killer Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street film series. He received a Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors in 1987 and A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master in 1988, and won a Fantafestival Award for The Mangler in 1995. Englund is a classically trained actor.


He was born born in Glendale, California on June 6, 1947, the son of Janis (née MacDonald) and John Kent Englund, an aeronautics engineer who helped develop the Lockheed U-2 aircraft. Englund is of part Swedish ancestry, and can speak Swedish fairly well.

When he was 12, Englund began taking drama courses at the University of Oakland, and pursued his craft at the University of California at Los Angeles, California State-Northridge, the Michigan Academy of Dramatic Arts, and the Rochester, NY branch of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. His first professional gig was an appearance in a production of Godspell in Cleveland, Ohio.

Englund landed the part of Willie, a sympathetic alien invader in the television miniseries V. The early 80s found him reprising the role in V: The Final Battle and V: The Series. Director Wes Craven noticed him and quickly cast him as nightmarish Freddy Krueger in his Nightmare on Elm Street. Englund quickly became an icon in the horror movie industry and went on the star in a succession of Freddy Krueger movies. Although Englund began his acting career playing rednecks or good-natured characters, he enjoys playing the darkly disturbed Krueger. Englund has also directed, done voice work, and appeared on the small screen.

Robert Englund was married to Elizabeth Gardner from 1968-1986, followed by Roxanne Rogers from 1986-1988. He has been married to Nancy Booth from 1988. He has no children. Note: His great grandfather was born in Sweden by english parents and made up the name Englund when he immigrated to USA, England~Englund ).

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Robert Englund

Robert Englund was married to Elizabeth Gardner from 1968-1986, followed by Roxanne Rogers (daughter of Samuel Shepard Rogers II and Jane Elaine Schook, sister of Sam Shepard and Sandy Rogers) from 1986-1988. He has been married to Nancy Booth from 1988.

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1947
June 6, 1947
Glendale, Los Angeles, CA, United States