Edward Asner

Edward Asner

Nov. 15th, 1929
Born in
Kansas City, Kansas, USA
5' 7

Edward Asner's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Mary Tyler Moore Show TV Show
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Spider-Man (1994) TV Show
Spider-Man (1994)
Gargoyles TV Show
The Magic School Bus TV Show
The Magic School Bus
Freakazoid! TV Show
Lou Grant TV Show
Lou Grant
Life with Louie TV Show
Life with Louie
Working Class TV Show
Working Class
The Line (CA) TV Show
The Line (CA)
Jumanji TV Show
Ask Harriet TV Show
Ask Harriet
Slattery's People TV Show
Slattery's People
The Closer (1998) TV Show
The Closer (1998)
Thunder Alley TV Show
Thunder Alley
Bruno the Kid TV Show
Bruno the Kid
Center of the Universe TV Show
Center of the Universe
Fish Police TV Show
Fish Police
The Trials of Rosie O'Neill TV Show
The Trials of Rosie O'Neill

Main Movie Roles

2013 - Casting By
2009 - Up
2008 - Gigantic
2007 - Christmas Is Here Again
2005 - Sir! No Sir!
2003 - Elf
2001 - The Animal
1999 - The Bachelor
1998 - Hard Rain
1997 - A Christmas Carol
1993 - Happily Ever After
1991 - JFK
1988 - Moon Over Parador
1987 - Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night
1981 - Fort Apache the Bronx
1976 - Gus
1971 - Skin Game
1970 - They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!
1969 - Change of Habit
1966 - El Dorado
1965 - The Satan Bug
1962 - Kid Galahad

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Hoggish Greedly (Voiced)
Principal Joe Danzig
George Lahti
Roland Daggett (Voiced)
Editor (Voiced)
Ed Wuncler (Voiced)
Officer Barr (Voiced)
Granny Goodness (Voiced)
[Complete List]


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.

  • Has been a longtime supporter and admirer of the convicted, alleged cop murderer, Black Panther and radical activist 'Mumia Abu-Jamal' (qv). He believes in 'Mumia Abu-Jamal' (qv)'s innocence and has long opposed the death penalty.
  • Was raised in an Orthodox Jewish family.
  • Has won more Emmys, 7, as an actor than any other male performer.
  • Father-in-law of 'Jules Asner' (qv) from 1992 to 1996.
  • 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).
  • He had a son, Charles, in 1987 with Carol Jean Vogelman.
  • His wife's nephew, 'Gavin Newsom' (qv), was elected mayor of San Francisco in 2003.
  • A long-time political activist, he accused the CBS network of cancelling _"Lou Grant" (1977)_ (qv) over his publicized disapproval of the United States involvement in Central America.

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