Fred Gwynne

American actor and writer (1926–1993)

Fred Gwynne (born July 10, 1926 - July 2, 1993) was an American actor. He is best known for his role as Herman Munster in The Munsters. He played Francis Muldoon in Car 54, Where Are You?. The Munsters and Car 54, Where Are You? were television situation comedies.[1] He also wrote children's literature.[2]

Fred Gwynne
Gwynne in 1961
Frederick Hubbard Gwynne

(1926-07-10)July 10, 1926
DiedJuly 2, 1993(1993-07-02) (aged 66)
Taneytown, Maryland, United States
Cause of deathPancreatic cancer
Years active1951-1992
Spouse(s)Foxy Gwynne
(m. 1952–1980, divorced)
Deb Gwynne
(m. 1988–1993, his death)


  1. Lambert, Bruce (1993-07-03). "Fred Gwynne, Popular Actor, Is Dead at 66 - Obituary; Biography". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-01-12.
  2. A little pigeon toad (Book, 1988). []. OCLC 17874617. Retrieved 2010-01-12.