Nov. 15th, 1929
Kansas City, Kansas, USA
Edward Asner's Main TV Roles
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Edward Asner (born November 15, 1929), commonly known as Ed Asner, is an American film, television, stage, and voice actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild, primarily known for his role as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off series, Lou Grant. More recently, he provided the voice of Carl Fredricksen in Pixar's award-winning animated film, Up.
- On October 6th & 7th, 2001, he attended the "Hollywood Collectors & Celebrities Show", at Beverly Garland's Holiday Inn, in North Hollywood, California.
- Father of 'Matthew Asner' (qv) and 'Kate Asner' (qv).
- Has played Santa Claus four times; in _Elf (2003)_ (qv), _"The Ellen Show" (2001)_ (qv), _Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999) (TV)_ (qv), and _The Story of Santa Claus (1996) (TV)_ (qv).
- Announced the news of 'Steve Ihnat' (qv)'s sudden death (in Cannes, France) on the Emmy telecast.
- Was raised in an Orthodox Jewish family.
- Engaged to 'Cindy Gilmore' (qv) in 1991.
- (1981-1985) President of Screen Actors Guild (SAG).
- Has won more Emmys, 7, as an actor than any other male performer.