Edward Herrmann

  1. Sam McMurray, The Munsters’ Scary Little Christmas, TV, 1996.      Most of the cast actually voted themselves out of a job…  The reboot  family from Here Come The Munsters, 1994 – succeeding TV’s Fred Gwynne, Yvonne DeCarlo, Al Lewis, etc –  was due in a Yuletide sequel.   Edward Herrmann, however, wanted a small  pay rise for  continuing as the patriarch, Herman(!).  Impossible, declared the producers. Unless the rest of the family accepted a tiny pay-cut to pay for it. They did not. A new set of Munsters was hired… (An almost identical  pay  battle was the pivot of  the Belgian entry at the 2014 Cannes Festival, Deux jours, une nuit/Two Days, One Night).  A distinguished stage-screen actor, Herrmann, was a famous (thrice) Roosevelt, plus Joseph Breen, Lou Gehjrig, Raymond Massey, Nelson Rockefeller among fistfuls  of presidents, governors,  senators, doctors, reverends and other figures of wealth and/or power – as befitted his 6ft 5ins –  in 130 screen roles.

 Birth year: 1943Death year: 2014Other name: Casting Calls:  1