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Ed Asner Biography

Ed Asner (Yitzhak Edward Asner) is an American actor, voice actor and a former president of the Screen Actors Guild. He is particularly known for his role as Lou Grant during the 1970s and early 1980s, on both The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off series Lou Grant. This made him one of the few television actors to portray the same leading character in both a comedy and a drama.

Asner played John Wayne’s adversary Bart Jason in the 1966 Western El Dorado. He is also known for portraying Santa Claus in the comedy film Elf (2003) and its animated remake Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas (2014). Asner is the most honored male performer in the history of the Primetime Emmy Awards, having won seven.

He starred as the voice of Carl Fredricksen in Pixar’s animated film Up in 2009, and made a guest appearance on CSI: NY in the episode “Yahrzeit”.  Asner returned to television as butcher Hank Greziak in Working Class in early 2011, the first original sitcom on cable channel CMT.

Ed starred in the Canadian television series Michael, Tuesdays and Thursdays, on CBC Television. He has appeared in the 2013 television series The Glades.He guest-starred as Guy Redmayne, a homophobic billionaire who supports Alicia Florrick’s campaign, in the sixth season of The Good Wife

Ed Asner Age | How Old Is Ed Asner

Ed was born on November 15, 1929 in Kansas City, Missouri. He is 89 years old as of 2018.

Is Ed Asner Still Alive | Ed Asner Death | Ed Asner Dead

Ed is still alive.

Ed Asner Family | Ed Asner Young

Ed was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He is the son of  Lizzie (née Seliger), a housewife, and Morris David Asner both are Jewish Russian-born. They ran a second-hand shop.  Ed was raised in an Orthodox Jewish family.

Ed Asner Personal Life

Ed From 1959 to 1988 he was married to Nancy Sykes.  Thy have three children: twins Matthew and Liza, and Kate. He had a son named Charles with Carol Jean Vogelman in 1987. He is a parent and a grandparent of a child with autism, and is deeply involved with the autism nonprofit Autism Speaks.

Ed served on the advisory board of a suburban Chicago firm that employs persons with autistic spectrum disorders to test and program software.

In 1991 he became engaged to producer Cindy Gilmore.  The couple got  married on August 2, 1998. On November 7, 2007 Gilmore filed for legal separation .In 2015 Ed filed for divorce.

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Ed Asner Education

Ed went to  Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, Kansas, and the University of Chicago. He also worked on the assembly line for General Motors. He served with the U.S. Army Signal Corps and appeared in plays that toured Army camps in Europe.

Actor Ed Asner

Ed joined the Playwrights Theatre Company in Chicago following his military service.  However, he left for New York City before members of that company regrouped as the Compass Players in the mid-1950s. Later he made guest appearances with the successor to Compass, The Second City, and is considered part of The Second City extended family. In New York City, Ed played Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum in the Off-Broadway revival of Threepenny Opera, scored his first Broadway role in Face of a Hero alongside Jack Lemmon in 1960.  Ed began to make inroads as a television actor, having made his TV debut in 1957 on Studio One.

Ed was the recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 2001.
He has won more Emmy Awards for performing than any other male actor (seven, including five for the role of Lou Grant). Ed was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame in 1996.

Ed Asner Movies

 Movies From Year 2011 To 2019

  • 2019 – The Gettysburg Address as Edward Everett (voice)
  • 2019 – The Garden Left Behind as Dr. Cleary
  • 2017 – Saving Christmas as Rick
  • 2017 – Joe’s War as Harry
  • 2016 – Boonville Redemption as Judge Mordecai Price
  • 2015 – I Thought I Told You To Shut Up!! as Himself
  • 2015 – The Nutcracker Sweet as Owl (voice)
  • 2014 – The Games Maker as Nicholas
  • 2013 – Axel: The Biggest Little Hero as Bonta / Narrator (voices)
  • 2013 – I Know That Voice as Himself
  • 2012 – Foodfight! as Leonard (voice)
  • 2011 – Witness Insecurity as Maxwell
  • 2011 – Let Go as Artie Satz
  • 2011 – Sheeba as Grandfather

 Movies From Year 2001 To 2010

  • 2010 – Not Another B Movie as Angry Investor
  • 2010 – Superman/Batman: Apocalypse as Granny Goodness (voice)
  • 2009 – Up as Carl Fredricksen (voice)
  • 2009 – Dug’s Special Mission as Carl Fredricksen (voice)
  • 2008 – Channels as Ed Packard
  • 2008 – Gigantic as Kirby Weathersby
  • 2008 – Christmas Cottage as Sidney
  • 2006 – The Heart Specialist as Mr. Olson
  • 2005 – Sheeba as Grandpa Cecil
  • 2003 – Elf as Santa Claus
  • 2001 – The Animal as Chief Wilson
  • 2000 – Perfect Game as Coach Billy

 Movies From Year 1981 To 1999

  • 1999 – Love and Action in Chicago as Taylor
  • 1999 – The Bachelor as Sid Gluckman
  • 1999 – Our Friend, Martin as Mr. Harris (voice)
  • 1998 – Hard Rain as Uncle Charlie
  • 1997 – The Fanatics as Charlie Atwater
  • 1997 – A Christmas Carol as Jacob Marley (voice)
  • 1995 – Gargoyles the Movie: The Heroes Awaken as Hudson (voice)
  • 1995 – Goldilocks and the Three Bears as Bruno
  • 1994 – Felidae as Bluebeard
  • 1992 – The Real Story of Happy Birthday to You as Charlie (voice)
  • 1991 – JFK as Guy Bannister
  • 1988 – Moon over Parador – Himself
  • 1988 – Happily Ever After as Scowl the Owl (voice)
  • 1987 – Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night as Scalawag (voice)
  • 1983 – Daniel as Jacob Ascher
  • 1982 – O’Hara’s Wife as Bob O’Hara
  • 1981 – Fort Apache, The Bronx as Connolly

 Movies From Year 1961  To 1976

  • 1976 – Gus as Hank Cooper
  • 1974 – The Wrestler as Frank Bass
  • 1971 – Skin Game as Plunkett
  • 1971 – The Todd Killings as Fred Reardon
  • 1970 – Halls of Anger as Ernie McKay
  • 1970 – They Call Me Mister Tibbs! as Woody Garfield
  • 1969 – Change of Habit as Lt. Moretti
  • 1967 – El Dorado as Bart Jason
  • 1967 – Gunn as Police Lt. Jacoby
  • 1966 – The Venetian Affair as Frank Rosenfeld
  • 1965 – The Satan Bug as Veretti
  • 1965 – The Slender Thread as Det. Judd Ridley
  • 1962 – Kid Galahad as Assistant District Attorney Frank Gerson
  • 1961 – The Murder Men as Dave Keller

Ed Asner Tv Shows

Tv Shows From Year 2013 To 2019

  • 2019 – Dead to Me as Abe
  • 2018 – Cobra Kai as Sid Weinberg
  • 2018 – MacGyver as Saul
  • 2018 – All of My Heart: The Wedding as Vern
  • 2017 – Bones as Rufus Tucker
  • 2017 – A StoryBots Christmas as Santa
  • 2016 – SpongeBob SquarePants as Angry Old Timer (voice)
  • 2015–2018 – Forgive Me as Bishop
  • 2015 – The Good Wife as Guy Redmayne
  • 2015 – Criminal Minds as Roy Brooks
  • 2015 – Murdoch Mysteries as Kris Kringle
  • 2014 – Men at Work as Bob
  • 2014 – Mom as Jack Bumgartner
  • 2014 – Chasing Life as Artie Carver
  • 2014 – Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas as Santa Claus (voice)
  • 2013 – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Coach Martin Schultz
  • 2013 – Maron as Marc’s Dad
  • 2013 – The Glades as Dr. Ted Hardy
  • 2013 – The Crazy Ones as Mr. Finger

Tv Shows From Year 2010 To 2012

  • 2012 – The Middle as Ben
  • 2012 – Hot in Cleveland as Jameson
  • 2012 – Hawaii Five-0 as August March
  • 2012 – Home Alone: The Holiday Heist as Mr. Carson
  • 2012 – Regular Show as Santa Claus (voice)
  • 2011–2017 – Michael: Every Day as Dr. Wasserman
  • 2011 – Young Justice as Doctor Fate (Kent Nelson) (voice)
  • 2011 – Working Class as Hank Greziak
  • 2011 – Too Big to Fail as Warren Buffett
  • 2011 – Royal Pains as Ted Roth
  • 2010–2011 – American Dad! as Grandpa Smith / Mailbox #2 (voices)
  • 2010–2011 – The Cleveland Show as Various
  • 2010 – The Sarah Silverman Program as Commandant Von Reichenstein

Tv Shows From Year 2002 To 2009

  • 2009 – Star-ving as Mr. Lipschitz and his twin Mr. Lipschitz
  • 2009 – The Line as Patrick
  • 2009 – CSI: NY as Abraham Klein
  • 2009 – WordGirl as Kid Potato (voice)
  • 2008 – The Spectacular Spider-Man as Uncle Ben (voice)
  • 2007 – Andy Barker, P.I. as Mickey Doyle
  • 2006–2007 – Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip as Wilson White
  • 2006 – The Christmas Card as Luke Spellman
  • 2006 – W.I.T.C.H. as Napoleon (voice)
  • 2005–2014 – The Boondocks as Ed Wuncler Sr. (voice)
  • 2005 – The Dead Zone as Marty Bracknell
  • 2004–2005 – Justice League Unlimited as Granny Goodness / Hephaestus (voices)
  • 2004–2005 – Center of the Universe as Art Barnett
  • 2003 – ER as Dr. James McNulty
  • 2003 – Grim & Evil as Mr. Voorhees (voice)
  • 2003 – Spider-Man: The New Animated Series as Officer Barr
  • 2003 – Duck Dodgers as Guard Captain (voice)
  • 2003 – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie’s Island Adventure as Uncle Nick
  • 2002 – John XXIII: The Pope of Peace as Angelo Roncalli
  • 2002 – The Man Who Saved Christmas as Charles Gilbert

Tv Shows From Year 2000 To 2001

  • 2001–2002 – King of the Hill as Stinky (voice)
  • 2001 – Max Steel as Chuck Marshak (voice)
  • 2001 – The Huntress as Max Quinlin
  • 2001 – Family Guy as Steve Bellows (voice)
  • 2001 – Dharma & Greg as Earl Tucker
  • 2001 – Curb Your Enthusiasm as Mr. Weiner
  • 2001 – The Ellen Show as Santa Claus
  • 2001 – 3×3 Eyes as Grandpa Ayanokoji (voice)
  • 2000–2001 – Johnny Bravo as Dr. Miller / Uncle Lou (voices)
  • 2000 – Common Ground as Ira
  • 2000 – Touched by an Angel as Bud
  • 2000 – The Hoop Life as Coach
  • 2000 – Arliss as Lenny Crowley
  • 2000 – Becoming Dick as Davis Aldrich
  • 2000 – Buzz Lightyear of Star Command as Fixer (voice)
  • 2000 – The Wild Thornberrys as Frank Hunter (voice)

Ed Asner Mary Tyler Moore

Ed before landing his role with Mary Tyler Moore, he guest-starred in television series including the syndicated crime drama Decoy, starring Beverly Garland, and the NBC western series The Outlaws and Route 66 in 1962 (the episode titled “Welcome to the Wedding”) as Custody Officer Lincoln Peers.

Ed was cast on Jack Lord’s ABC drama series Stoney Burke and in the series finale of CBS’s The Reporter, starring Harry Guardino. He also appeared on Mr. Novak, Mission: Impossible , The Outer Limits and The Invaders. Asner also played a minor character in children’s television show W.I.T.C.H. (Napoleon – Cornelia’s younger sister’s cat).

He is best known for his character Lou Grant, who was first introduced on The Mary Tyler Moore Show in 1970. After the series, Asner’s character was given his own show, Lou Grant (1977–82). In contrast to the Mary Tyler Moore series, a thirty-minute award-winning comedy about television journalism, the Lou Grant series was an hour-long award-winning drama about newspaper journalism. (For his role as Grant, Asner is one of only two actors to win an Emmy Award for a sitcom and a drama for the same role, with the second being Uzo Aduba.)

Ed Asner Net Worth

Ed has an estimated net worth of $10 million.

Ed Asner Health

Ed has never had any health problem.

Ed Asner Up

Up is a 2009 3D computer-animated comedy-drama buddy adventure film. It is  produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The film is based on an elderly widower named Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner) and an earnest boy named Russell (Jordan Nagai). By tying thousands of balloons to his house, Carl sets out to fulfill his dream to see the wilds of South America and complete a promise made to his late wife, Ellie. It  was directed by Pete Docter and co-directed by Bob Peterson, who also wrote the film’s screenplay, as well as the story with Tom McCarthy, with music composed by Michael Giacchino.

Ed Asner Christmas Movies

  • Elf – 2003
  • The Gathering – 1977
  • The Christmass Card – 2006
  • The Christmass Star – 1986
  • The man Who Saved Christmass- 2002
  • National Lampoo’s Christmas Vacation 2 – 2003
  • Saving Christmass- 2017
  • Christmas On The Bayou- 2013
  • Olive, the Other Reindeer-1999
  • Christmas is Here Again – 2007
  • Christmas Cottage- 2008

The Gathering Ed Asner

The Gathering is a 1977 made-for-television drama film. A rare live-action film produced by the animation studio of Hanna-Barbera Productions. It was directed by Randal Kleiser and starring Edward Asner and Maureen Stapleton.

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Ed Asner Elf

Elf is a 2003  comedy film directed by Jon Favreau and written by David Berenbaum. The film stars Will Ferrell, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburgen, Daniel Tay, Ed Asner, and Bob Newhart. Ferrell plays one of Santa’s elves, who learns he is adopted and goes to New York City to meet his biological father (Caan).

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