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
Working Class TV Show
Working Class
The Line (CA) TV Show
The Line (CA)
Jumanji TV Show
Ask Harriet TV Show
Ask Harriet
Bruno the Kid TV Show
Bruno the Kid
Slattery's People TV Show
Slattery's People
Thunder Alley TV Show
Thunder Alley
Fish Police TV Show
Fish Police
The Closer (1998) TV Show
The Closer (1998)
The Trials of Rosie O'Neill TV Show
The Trials of Rosie O'Neill
Center of the Universe TV Show
Center of the Universe

Main Movie Roles

Guest 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.

  • Father of 'Matthew Asner' (qv) and 'Kate Asner' (qv).
  • 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.
  • Has won more Emmys, 7, as an actor than any other male performer.
  • Was a member of the Compass Players, a predecessor to the famed Second City of Chicago.
  • 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.
  • Credited as assisted in funding for _Roger & Me (1989)_ (qv).
  • Is the parent of a child with autism.

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