Nov. 15th, 1929
Kansas City, Kansas, USA
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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.
- Has won more Emmys, 7, as an actor than any other male performer.
- (1981-1985) President of Screen Actors Guild (SAG).
- 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.
- 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.
- Engaged to 'Cindy Gilmore' (qv) in 1991.
- 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).