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Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster

Right: Credits from the regular series

Lower Right:
The credits from the pilot episode

Below: The many personalities of Herman
Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster
Herman the baseball player

Herman the baseball player

Herman cowboy

Herman the cowboy

Rich Herman

Herman the Golfer

Sensative Herman

Sensitive Herman

Herman the Star

Herman the Star

In the color pilot episode, Herman took on a bluish tint. His makeup was somewhat different. His overhanging forehead was raised up in the center. In the black and white episodes, the makeup artists added large black spots for his nostrils and a shadow under his bottom lip that made it appear that his mouth protruded.

Fred Gwynne regretted his escapades as Herman Munster. He felt the role type-casted him to the point he couldn't get serious roles the remainder of his life.  He was doomed to voice overs for Hardees commercials.
Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster


Created in a laboratory in Germany by Dr. Frankenstein. Herman was later adopted by a family named Munster in England.

Physical Characteristics:

Seven-foot-three frame; green complexion; size 26C shoe; one brown eye and one chartreuse; steel bolts neck; ears do not match; lantern jaw; five-inch-long, lightning-bolt shaped beauty mark on forehead.


Matriculated at Heidelberg University Medical School for six years-in several different jars.


Employed at the Gateman Goodbury & Graves funeral home. His boss is Mr. Gateman.


Listening to Huckleberry Hound and Pat Boone albums. Also enrolled in the Pat Boone fan club.

Herman closeup

Fred Gwynne

1926 - 1993. His film credits include:

The Land Before Time Boxed Set Collection (1997)
My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Herman crying
Shadows and Fog (1992)
Disorganized Crime (1989)
Pet Sematary (1989)
The Land Before Time (1988)

Fatal Attraction (1987)
Ironweed (1987)
The Secret of My Success (1987)
The Boy Who Could Fly (1986)
Vanishing Act (1986)
The Christmas Star (1986)

Mark Twain Classics - The Mysterious Stranger (1982)
The Mysterious Stranger (1982)
Any Friend of Nicholas Nickleby Is a Friend of Mine (1981)
The Munsters' Revenge (1981)
The Man Who Corrupted Hadleyburg (1980)

Simon (1980)
Sanctuary of Fear (1979)
Luna (1979)
Captains Courageous (1977)
Munster, Go Home (1966)
Car 54 Where Are You? - V. 1 (1961)
Car 54 Where Are You? - V. 2 (1961)
Car 54 Where Are You? - V. 3 (1961)
Car 54 Where Are You? - V. 4 (1961)
Car 54 Where Are You? - V. 5 (1961)
Car 54 Where Are You? - V. 6 (1961)
Car 54 Where Are You? - V. 7 (1961)
Car 54 Where Are You? - V. 8 (1961)
Car 54 Where Are You? - Boxed Set (1961)
The Littlest Angel
Voice-overs for Hardees commercials
Writer and Illustrator of
children's books such as Chocolate Moose for Dinner, A Little Pigeon Toad, and others.

Herman in coffin

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