Robert Barton Englund (born June 6, 1947) is an American actor, best known for originally playing the fictional serial killer Freddy Krueger, in the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series and the Freddy's Nightmares TV 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. Despite his reputation for appearing in horror films, Englund is a classically trained actor. He last played Krueger in the eighth film in the franchise, Freddy vs. Jason, which was released in 2003.
In 2014, Robert Englund dressed as the dream demon again for fans to take a photo with him at a convention.
Robert Englund at the Internet Movie Database