On June 6, 1947 Robert Englund was born.
A classically trained actor is best known in his 30-year career for portraying the iconic serial killer and horror movie icon Freddy Krueger. The character, a child murderer turned burn victim, was created by Wes Craven and is the central character in the “Nightmare on Elm Street” film series.
The character first appeared in 1984, and Englund has portrayed the character for about 20 years. Englund, as well as Freddy Krueger, have become pop culture icons and developed a cult following.