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Edward Underwood also known as Mr. Underwood, was the adoptive father of Freddy Krueger in the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series. He presumably took in Freddy at a young age when the latter's biological mother, Amanda Krueger, gave him up for adoption. He is also known for becoming Freddy's first victim.

Mr. Underwood was portrayed by American rock singer Alice Cooper.

His equivalent in the comic Freddy Krueger's A Nightmare on Elm Street is Walter Fingle.


A severe alcoholic, Mr. Underwood abused Freddy both verbally and physically. His preferred method of beating Freddy was apparently whipping him with a belt.

In his teenage hood, Freddy got fed up with his foster father's abuse, and when Mr. Underwood came home drunk one day, Freddy exacts his revenge by murdering him and laughed off his blows before stabbing him in the eye with a straight razor. This memory would be witnessed years later by Freddy's daughter, Katherine.


It's unclear how or why Underwood was allowed to adopt a child, given his drinking problem.

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Mr. Underwood at the Villains wiki.