BORN IN California in 1947, Robert Englund horrified his way onto the big screen through the role of Freddy Krueger, in the Nightmare on Elm Street films. He reprised the part eight times, and also in the series Freddy's Nightmares.
He has appeared in episodes of many American TV dramas including Macgyver, Knight Rider and Married...with Children, though not as Freddy. He presented the Horror Hall of Fame Awards three times from 1989 to 1991.
In contrast to the fine career he has carved from playing various villains, he is reportedly a very congenial man with great time for his fans and regularly attends horror conventions. He recently revealed that he is to guest star in an episode of US crime-drama Criminal Minds.