Herrmann won an Emmy Award for his role on “The Practice,” and played FDR in the TV films “Eleanor and Franklin” and “Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years,” as well as portraying the wheelchair-bound president in the film adaptation of “Annie.”
Besides “Annie,” Herrmann also appeared in such films as “The Paper Chase,” “The Lost Boys,” “RECOiL” and “The Purple Rose of Cairo.”
He also was prolific in his voiceover work for documentaries on PBS and The History Channel. He won a Tony Award in 1976 for his role in “Mrs. Warren’s Profession on Broadway.”
He is survived by two daughters, Ryan and Emma, and a son, Rory.