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.

  • His wife's nephew, 'Gavin Newsom' (qv), was elected mayor of San Francisco in 2003.
  • Father-in-law of 'Jules Asner' (qv) from 1992 to 1996.
  • Was a member of the Compass Players, a predecessor to the famed Second City of Chicago.
  • Was raised in an Orthodox Jewish family.
  • Is the parent of a child with autism.
  • On October 6th & 7th, 2001, he attended the "Hollywood Collectors & Celebrities Show", at Beverly Garland's Holiday Inn, in North Hollywood, California.
  • He had a son, Charles, in 1987 with Carol Jean Vogelman.
  • 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.

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