Fans of the Gilmore Girls will know that one person gets special billing - Edward Herrmann ("Special Appearance by...). He plays the patriarch of the Gilmore family, Richard. He is also a native of Washington DC - though he grew up in Grosse Point, Michigan. During his studies he attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art on a Fulbright Fellowhip.
Herrmann has had a distinguished career - in movies and on TV. He has portrayed President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He has done much work narrating programmes for the History Channel and PBS. In 'Overboard' he played the rich husband of fellow Washington native, Goldie Hawn. A list of his works can be found at http://www.filmreference.com/film/6/Edward-Herrmann.html
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