Ed Asner

Ed Asner

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1929-11-15
Deathday: 2021-08-29 (91 years old)
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Biography

Eddie Asner (; November 15, 1929 – August 29, 2021) was an American actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild. He is best remembered for portraying Lou Grant during the 1970s and early 1980s, on both The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off series Lou Grant, making him one of the few television actors to portray the same character in both a comedy and a drama. Asner is the most honored male performer in the history of the Primetime Emmy Awards, having won seven – five for portraying Lou Grant (three as Supporting Actor in a Comedy Television Series on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and two as Lead Actor in a Dramatic Television Series on spin-off Lou Grant). His other Emmys were for performances in two television miniseries: Rich Man, Poor Man (1976), for which he won the Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Performance in a television series award, and Roots (1977), for which he won the Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a television series award.Asner also played John Wayne's adversary Bart Jason in the 1966 Western El Dorado. He played Santa Claus in several films, including in 2003's Elf. In 2007, he voiced the main villain Krad in Christmas Is Here Again. In 2009, he voiced Carl Fredricksen in Pixar's animated film Up and made a guest appearance on CSI: NY in the episode "Yahrzeit". In early 2011, Asner returned to television as butcher Hank Greziak in Working Class, the first original sitcom on cable channel CMT. He starred in Michael, Tuesdays and Thursdays, on CBC Television and appeared in The Glades. Asner guest-starred as Guy Redmayne in the sixth season of The Good Wife. He had a guest role in Cobra Kai, appearing as Sid Weinberg in seasons one and three. In 2020, he had a recurring role as James Staghorne Sr. on Briarpatch.

Personal Life

Asner was married to Nancy Lou Sykes from 1959 to 1988. They had three children, twins Matthew and Liza, and Kate. In 1987, he had a son named Charles with Carol Jean Vogelman. Asner was a parent and a grandparent to autistic children and was involved with the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Autism Speaks. He also served as a board member and adviser for Aspiritech, a nonprofit organization that trains high-functioning autistic persons to test software and perform quality-assurance services for companies.Asner became engaged to producer Cindy Gilmore in 1991. They married on August 2, 1998. Gilmore filed for legal separation on November 7, 2007. Asner filed for divorce in 2015.

Early Life

Eddie Asner was born on November 15, 1929, in Kansas City, Missouri, and grew up in Kansas City, Kansas. His Ashkenazi Jewish immigrant parents, Lizzie (née Seliger; 1885–1967, from Odessa, Ukraine), a housewife, and Morris David Asner (1877–1957, from Lithuania (Vilna Governorate or Grodno Governorate), ran a second-hand shop and junkyard. The youngest of five children, his four older siblings were: Ben J. Asner (1915–1986), Eve Asner (1916–2014), Esther Edelman (1919–2014) and Labe Asner (1923–2017). He was raised in an Orthodox Jewish family and given the Hebrew name Yitzhak.Asner attended Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, Kansas, and the University of Chicago. He studied journalism in Chicago until a professor advised him there was little money to be made in the profession. He had been working in a steel mill, but he quickly switched to drama, debuting as the martyred Thomas Becket in a campus production of T. S. Eliot's Murder in the Cathedral. He eventually dropped out of school, going to work as a taxi driver, worked on the assembly line for General Motors, and other odd jobs before being drafted in the military in 1951.Asner served with the U.S. Army Signal Corps from 1951 to 1953 and appeared in plays that toured Army bases in Europe.

Filmography

All 341

Movies 211

TV shows 130

Self 34

Voice 24

Narrator 9

The Triumph of William Henry Harrison (2022)

The Triumph of William Henry Harrison (2022)

Movie
Scarlett (2021)

Scarlett (2021)

Movie
Peter Lionsbridge
Back Home Again (2021)

Back Home Again (2021)

Movie
Ghost of Claude / In Memory Of
Muppets Haunted Mansion (2021)

Muppets Haunted Mansion (2021)

Movie
8
The Premise (2021)

The Premise (2021)

TV show
Carl
Dug Days (2021)

Dug Days (2021)

TV show
9.33
Ed
Senior Entourage (2021)

Senior Entourage (2021)

Movie
Samuel
Tiger Within (2020)

Tiger Within (2020)

Movie
Dimitry
Bury Me in Armor (2020)

Bury Me in Armor (2020)

Movie
Self
SEVEN (2020)

SEVEN (2020)

Movie
Self
The Holiday Movies That Made Us (2020)

The Holiday Movies That Made Us (2020)

TV show
Gunny
Rain Beau's End (2020)

Rain Beau's End (2020)

Movie
Dr. Cleary
The Garden Left Behind (2020)

The Garden Left Behind (2020)

Movie
Ambrose (voice)
Central Park (2020)

Central Park (2020)

TV show
7
Dr. Howard Arden
M.O.M. Mothers of Monsters (2020)

M.O.M. Mothers of Monsters (2020)

Movie
1
Judge Mordecai Price
Miracle in the Valley (2019)

Miracle in the Valley (2019)

Movie
Charles
In Vino (2019)

In Vino (2019)

Movie
Narrator
The Tattooed Torah (2019)

The Tattooed Torah (2019)

Movie
Abe Rifkin
Dead to Me (2019)

Dead to Me (2019)

TV show
5.75
Hospital Patient
Doom Patrol (2019)

Doom Patrol (2019)

TV show
6.16
Self
Olympia (2018)

Olympia (2018)

Movie
Vern
All of My Heart: The Wedding (2018)

All of My Heart: The Wedding (2018)

Movie
Pop Halmo
Honor Amongst Men (2018)

Honor Amongst Men (2018)

Movie
Swifty
Angels on Tap (2018)

Angels on Tap (2018)

Movie
Tommy
The Parting Glass (2018)

The Parting Glass (2018)

Movie
Jefferson
Waiting in the Wings: Still Waiting (2018)

Waiting in the Wings: Still Waiting (2018)

Movie
Sid Weinberg
Cobra Kai (2018)

Cobra Kai (2018)

TV show
7.54
Rupert T. Digzfield (voice)
Ballmastrz: 9009 (2018)

Ballmastrz: 9009 (2018)

TV show
Self - Narrator
Eva: A-7063 (2018)

Eva: A-7063 (2018)

Movie
Himself (archive footage)
LA DA Story (2018)

LA DA Story (2018)

Movie
Self
Up to Snuff (2018)

Up to Snuff (2018)

Movie
Self
And the Winner Isn't (2017)

And the Winner Isn't (2017)

Movie
Santa
A StoryBots Christmas (2017)

A StoryBots Christmas (2017)

Movie
6
Santa
Santa Stole Our Dog: A Merry Doggone Christmas! (2017)

Santa Stole Our Dog: A Merry Doggone Christmas! (2017)

Movie
Rick
Saving Christmas (2017)

Saving Christmas (2017)

Movie
Vern
All of My Heart: Inn Love (2017)

All of My Heart: Inn Love (2017)

Movie
Elder Pyreez
Yamasong: March of the Hollows (2017)

Yamasong: March of the Hollows (2017)

Movie
Arthur (voice)
CarGo (2017)

CarGo (2017)

Movie
Harry
Joe's War (2017)

Joe's War (2017)

Movie
Adult Walter
Framed: The Adventures of Zion Man (2017)

Framed: The Adventures of Zion Man (2017)

Movie
Self
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy (2016)

The Best Democracy Money Can Buy (2016)

Movie
Saul
MacGyver (2016)

MacGyver (2016)

TV show
6.26
Wilhelm Müller
Titanic: Sinking the Myths (2016)

Titanic: Sinking the Myths (2016)

Movie
Self - Actor
The Demolition of Truth-Psychologists Examine 9/11 (2016)

The Demolition of Truth-Psychologists Examine 9/11 (2016)

Movie
Corporate Manager
Mary Jane: A Musical Potumentary (2016)

Mary Jane: A Musical Potumentary (2016)

Movie
George
Super Sex (2016)

Super Sex (2016)

Movie
Ed Randall
Getting Ed Laid (2016)

Getting Ed Laid (2016)

Movie
Mr. James
Love Meet Hope (2016)

Love Meet Hope (2016)

Movie
Gabriel Morgan
Love Finds You in Valentine (2016)

Love Finds You in Valentine (2016)

Movie
Narrator
Behind the Fear (2016)

Behind the Fear (2016)

Movie
Kris Kringle
A Merry Murdoch Christmas (2015)

A Merry Murdoch Christmas (2015)

Movie
Self
Generation A: Portraits of Autism and the Arts (2015)

Generation A: Portraits of Autism and the Arts (2015)

Movie
Self / Lou Grant
Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration (2015)

Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration (2015)

Movie
Celebrity Family Feud (2015)

Celebrity Family Feud (2015)

TV show
8
Owl
The Nutcracker Sweet (2015)

The Nutcracker Sweet (2015)

Movie
Himself
I Thought I Told You To Shut Up!! (2015)

I Thought I Told You To Shut Up!! (2015)

Movie
Vern
All of My Heart (2015)

All of My Heart (2015)

Movie
4
Edward Everett (voice)
The Gettysburg Address (2015)

The Gettysburg Address (2015)

Movie
Santa (voice)
Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas (2014)

Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas (2014)

Movie
8
Grandpa
Frozen in Time (2014)

Frozen in Time (2014)

Movie
Absolute Killers (2014)

Absolute Killers (2014)

Movie
Nicholas Drago
The Games Maker (2014)

The Games Maker (2014)

Movie
April's grandfather
Chasing Life (2014)

Chasing Life (2014)

TV show
6.04
Jefferson
Waiting in the Wings: The Musical (2014)

Waiting in the Wings: The Musical (2014)

Movie
Himself
I Know That Voice (2014)

I Know That Voice (2014)

Movie
Papa Noel
Christmas on the Bayou (2013)

Christmas on the Bayou (2013)

Movie
Mr. Wilson
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving (2013)

Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving (2013)

Movie
Jack
Mom (2013)

Mom (2013)

TV show
6
Bonta / Narrator
Axel: The Biggest Little Hero (2013)

Axel: The Biggest Little Hero (2013)

Movie
Chief Buddy
Second Chances (2013)

Second Chances (2013)

Movie
Narrator
HIV, a Whole Different Story (2013)

HIV, a Whole Different Story (2013)

Movie
Mr. Carson
Home Alone: The Holiday Heist (2012)

Home Alone: The Holiday Heist (2012)

Movie
5.22
President Whitlock
Liberator (2012)

Liberator (2012)

Movie
Self
Casting By (2012)

Casting By (2012)

Movie
6
Mr. Leonard
Foodfight! (2012)

Foodfight! (2012)

Movie
Leo
Elephant Sighs (2012)

Elephant Sighs (2012)

Movie
Bob
Men at Work (2012)

Men at Work (2012)

TV show
Charlie
Should've Been Romeo (2012)

Should've Been Romeo (2012)

Movie
Himself
Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl (2012)

Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl (2012)

Movie
Artie
Let Go (2011)

Let Go (2011)

Movie
Morty
Good Men (2011)

Good Men (2011)

Movie
Dr. Wasserman
Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays (2011)

Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays (2011)

TV show
Angry Investor
Not Another B Movie (2011)

Not Another B Movie (2011)

Movie
Self
Architects & Engineers: Solving the Mystery of WTC 7 (2011)

Architects & Engineers: Solving the Mystery of WTC 7 (2011)

Movie
Rabbi
Hopelessly in June (2011)

Hopelessly in June (2011)

Movie
Warren Buffett
Too Big to Fail (2011)

Too Big to Fail (2011)

Movie
Actor
The Desert of Forbidden Art (2011)

The Desert of Forbidden Art (2011)

Movie
Perry White
All Star Superman (2011)

All Star Superman (2011)

Movie
7.5
Hank Greziak
Working Class (2011)

Working Class (2011)

TV show
Kent Nelson (voice) / In Memory Of
Young Justice (2010)

Young Justice (2010)

TV show
6.05
Granny Goodness (voice)
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010)

Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010)

Movie
4.92
Hawaii Five-0 (2010)

Hawaii Five-0 (2010)

TV show
5.89
Jameson
Hot in Cleveland (2010)

Hot in Cleveland (2010)

TV show
8
Carl Fredricksen
Dug's Special Mission (2009)

Dug's Special Mission (2009)

Movie
7.4
The Cleveland Show (2009)

The Cleveland Show (2009)

TV show
6.31
Herschel
Modern Family (2009)

Modern Family (2009)

TV show
6.7
Carl Fredricksen
Up (2009)

Up (2009)

Movie
7.15
The Line (2009)

The Line (2009)

TV show
Self - Guest
Shatner's Raw Nerve (2008)

Shatner's Raw Nerve (2008)

TV show
Bart Cahill
Generation Gap (2008)

Generation Gap (2008)

Movie
Sidney
Christmas Cottage (2008)

Christmas Cottage (2008)

Movie
Kirby Weathersby
Gigantic (2008)

Gigantic (2008)

Movie
Ben Parker (voice)
The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008)

The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008)

TV show
6.77
Ed Packard
Channels (2008)

Channels (2008)

Movie
Golden Hands Segal
Hard Four (2007)

Hard Four (2007)

Movie
Krad
Christmas Is Here Again (2007)

Christmas Is Here Again (2007)

Movie
6
Andy Barker, P.I. (2007)

Andy Barker, P.I. (2007)

TV show
Actor
The Rich Have Their Own Photographers (2007)

The Rich Have Their Own Photographers (2007)

Movie
Luke
The Christmas Card (2006)

The Christmas Card (2006)

Movie
Wilson White
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006)

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006)

TV show
6
The Boondocks (2005)

The Boondocks (2005)

TV show
5
Jeep
Dog's Best Friend (2005)

Dog's Best Friend (2005)

Movie
Grandpa Cecil
Crab Orchard (2005)

Crab Orchard (2005)

Movie
Rufus Tucker
Bones (2005)

Bones (2005)

TV show
6.19
Narrator
Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class (2005)

Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class (2005)

Movie
Narrator
The Oil Factor: Behind the War on Terror (2005)

The Oil Factor: Behind the War on Terror (2005)

Movie
Colonel Heinl
Sir! No Sir! (2005)

Sir! No Sir! (2005)

Movie
Jack Green
Out of the Woods (2005)

Out of the Woods (2005)

Movie
Sheriff Delaney
Sleeping Dogs Lie (2005)

Sleeping Dogs Lie (2005)

Movie
6
Grandpa Smith (voice) / TV Guide Editor-in-Chief (voice) / Narrator (voice) / Mailbox #2 (voice)
American Dad! (2005)

American Dad! (2005)

TV show
6.34
Self
Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde (2004)

Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde (2004)

Movie
Art Barnett
Center of the Universe (2004)

Center of the Universe (2004)

TV show
George Calden
Missing Brendan (2004)

Missing Brendan (2004)

Movie
Abraham Klein
CSI: NY (2004)

CSI: NY (2004)

TV show
5.75
Hephaestus (voice) / Granny Goodness (voice)
Justice League Unlimited (2004)

Justice League Unlimited (2004)

TV show
J Jonah Jameson
Spider-Man vs. Doc Ock (2004)

Spider-Man vs. Doc Ock (2004)

Movie
Uncle Nick
Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure (2003)

Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure (2003)

Movie
5.71
Capt. J.W. 'Will' Fritz
The Commission (2003)

The Commission (2003)

Movie
Narrator
Plan Colombia: Cashing In on the Drug War Failure (2003)

Plan Colombia: Cashing In on the Drug War Failure (2003)

Movie
Santa
Elf (2003)

Elf (2003)

Movie
6.76
Officer Barr (voice)
Spider-Man: The New Animated Series (2003)

Spider-Man: The New Animated Series (2003)

TV show
6.8
Auggie Sinclair
The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay (2003)

The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay (2003)

Movie
World Poker Tour (2003)

World Poker Tour (2003)

TV show
The Golden Girls: Lifetime Intimate Portrait Series (2003)

The Golden Girls: Lifetime Intimate Portrait Series (2003)

Movie
J. Jonah Jameson
Spider-Man: The Ultimate Villain Showdown (2002)

Spider-Man: The Ultimate Villain Showdown (2002)

Movie
The Dead Zone (2002)

The Dead Zone (2002)

TV show
5.73
Narrator
The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight It (2002)

The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight It (2002)

Movie
Charles Gilbert
The Man Who Saved Christmas (2002)

The Man Who Saved Christmas (2002)

Movie
Angelo Roncalli
Pope John XXIII (2002)

Pope John XXIII (2002)

Movie
Dead Cat
Gahan Wilson's The Kid (2001)

Gahan Wilson's The Kid (2001)

Movie
David Ben Gurion (voice)
In Search of Peace (2001)

In Search of Peace (2001)

Movie
Chief Wilson
The Animal (2001)

The Animal (2001)

Movie
5.25
Jay Roth
Island Prey (2001)

Island Prey (2001)

Movie
Mr. Weiner
Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000)

Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000)

TV show
6.07
The Huntress (2000)

The Huntress (2000)

TV show
Thomas O'Claire
Above Suspicion (2000)

Above Suspicion (2000)

Movie
The Tulsa Lynching of 1921: A Hidden Story (2000)

The Tulsa Lynching of 1921: A Hidden Story (2000)

Movie
Coach Billy Hicks
Perfect Game (2000)

Perfect Game (2000)

Movie
Chuck Marshak
Max Steel (2000)

Max Steel (2000)

TV show
Ira
Common Ground (2000)

Common Ground (2000)

Movie
Geza
Bring Him Home (2000)

Bring Him Home (2000)

Movie
Santa
Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999)

Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999)

Movie
4.33
Gluckman
The Bachelor (1999)

The Bachelor (1999)

Movie
Coach Martin Schultz
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

TV show
6.19
Taylor
Love and Action in Chicago (1999)

Love and Action in Chicago (1999)

Movie
Elmer's father
The Sissy Duckling (1999)

The Sissy Duckling (1999)

Movie
Steve Bellows (voice)
Family Guy (1999)

Family Guy (1999)

TV show
6.11
Mr. Harris
Our Friend, Martin (1999)

Our Friend, Martin (1999)

Movie
Nutcracker
O' Christmas Tree (1999)

O' Christmas Tree (1999)

Movie
4.33
Maggie Winters (1998)

Maggie Winters (1998)

TV show
Frank Hunter (voice)
The Wild Thornberrys (1998)

The Wild Thornberrys (1998)

TV show
6.2
Mentor (voice)
Hercules (1998)

Hercules (1998)

TV show
6.22
More Tales of the City (1998)

More Tales of the City (1998)

TV show
Carl Dobson
The Closer (1998)

The Closer (1998)

TV show
Uncle Charlie
Hard Rain (1998)

Hard Rain (1998)

Movie
6.08
Mr. Bright
Academy Boyz (1997)

Academy Boyz (1997)

Movie
Earl Tucker
Dharma & Greg (1997)

Dharma & Greg (1997)

TV show
6
Actor
The New Adventures of Zorro (1997)

The New Adventures of Zorro (1997)

TV show
George Patton / Immigrant to USA / David Ben-Gurion / Holocaust Survivor (voice)
The Long Way Home (1997)

The Long Way Home (1997)

Movie
Johnny Bravo (1997)

Johnny Bravo (1997)

TV show
5.84
Dr. Robert Servatius
The Trial of Adolf Eichmann (1997)

The Trial of Adolf Eichmann (1997)

Movie
The Practice (1997)

The Practice (1997)

TV show
Jack Patkanis
Payback (1997)

Payback (1997)

Movie
Stinky (voice)
King of the Hill (1997)

King of the Hill (1997)

TV show
6.33
Marley
A Christmas Carol (1997)

A Christmas Carol (1997)

Movie
Charlie Atwater
The Fumbleheads (1997)

The Fumbleheads (1997)

Movie
Reader - Seldes' Writings
Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press (1996)

Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press (1996)

Movie
Granny Goodness (voice)
Superman: The Animated Series (1996)

Superman: The Animated Series (1996)

TV show
4.6
Von Romme (voice)
The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (1996)

The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest (1996)

TV show
1
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)

E! True Hollywood Story (1996)

TV show
Arliss (1996)

Arliss (1996)

TV show
Hudson
Gargoyles: The Heroes Awaken (1996)

Gargoyles: The Heroes Awaken (1996)

Movie
Det. John Waters
Gone in the Night (1996)

Gone in the Night (1996)

Movie
Self - Narrator
Hanged on a Twisted Cross (1996)

Hanged on a Twisted Cross (1996)

Movie
Santa Claus
The Story of Santa Claus (1996)

The Story of Santa Claus (1996)

Movie
6
Sgt. Mike Cosgrove (voice)
Freakazoid! (1995)

Freakazoid! (1995)

TV show
6
Bruno
Goldilocks and the Three Bears (1995)

Goldilocks and the Three Bears (1995)

Movie
J. Jonah Jameson (voice)
Daredevil vs. Spider-Man (1994)

Daredevil vs. Spider-Man (1994)

Movie
J. Jonah Jameson (voice)
Spider-Man (1994)

Spider-Man (1994)

TV show
6.17
Hudson / Jack Danforth / Burbank
Gargoyles (1994)

Gargoyles (1994)

TV show
5.83
Bud
Touched by an Angel (1994)

Touched by an Angel (1994)

TV show
8
Dr. James McNulty
ER (1994)

ER (1994)

TV show
5.7
J. Jonah Jameson
Spider-Man: The Venom Saga (1994)

Spider-Man: The Venom Saga (1994)

Movie
Gil Jones
Thunder Alley (1994)

Thunder Alley (1994)

TV show
5
Duckman (1994)

Duckman (1994)

TV show
6
Ab Abbot
Heads (1994)

Heads (1994)

Movie
Pop
Gypsy (1993)

Gypsy (1993)

Movie
Bonkers (1993)

Bonkers (1993)

TV show
Maurice
The X-Files (1993)

The X-Files (1993)

TV show
6.09
Bobby Gleason
Down on the Waterfront (1993)

Down on the Waterfront (1993)

Movie
Reader
Earth and the American Dream (1992)

Earth and the American Dream (1992)

Movie
Zigmund Klarik
Mad About You (1992)

Mad About You (1992)

TV show
5.67
Roland Daggett (voice)
Batman: The Animated Series (1992)

Batman: The Animated Series (1992)

TV show
5.56
Bill Osteen
Cruel Doubt (1992)

Cruel Doubt (1992)

TV show
Chief Abalone
Fish Police (1992)

Fish Police (1992)

TV show
Himself
Beyond JFK: The Question of Conspiracy (1992)

Beyond JFK: The Question of Conspiracy (1992)

Movie
Guy Bannister
JFK (1991)

JFK (1991)

Movie
5.92
Edward P. Mitchell
Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (1991)

Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (1991)

Movie
Ted Marx
Switched at Birth (1991)

Switched at Birth (1991)

Movie
Self
Mary Tyler Moore: The 20th Anniversary Show (1991)

Mary Tyler Moore: The 20th Anniversary Show (1991)

Movie
Sam Van Drake
Silent Motive (1991)

Silent Motive (1991)

Movie
The Cops Are Robbers (1990)

The Cops Are Robbers (1990)

Movie
Walter Kovacs
The Trials of Rosie O'Neill (1990)

The Trials of Rosie O'Neill (1990)

TV show
Harvey Metcalfe
Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less (1990)

Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less (1990)

Movie
The Simpsons (1989)

The Simpsons (1989)

TV show
6.22
Scowl
Happily Ever After (1989)

Happily Ever After (1989)

Movie
Roseanne (1988)

Roseanne (1988)

TV show
5.63
Self
Moon Over Parador (1988)

Moon Over Parador (1988)

Movie
6
Opah Oskar Reikman
A Friendship in Vienna (1988)

A Friendship in Vienna (1988)

Movie
Scalawag
Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night (1987)

Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night (1987)

Movie
Narrator / Self - Host
The RKO Story: Tales From Hollywood (1987)

The RKO Story: Tales From Hollywood (1987)

TV show
Rev. Vincent Owens
Cracked Up (1987)

Cracked Up (1987)

Movie
Ed Asner
D.C. Follies (1987)

D.C. Follies (1987)

TV show
Self
The Popcorn Kid (1987)

The Popcorn Kid (1987)

TV show
Principal Joe Danzig
The Bronx Zoo (1987)

The Bronx Zoo (1987)

TV show
Horace McNickle
The Christmas Star (1986)

The Christmas Star (1986)

Movie
Dr. Resnick
Kate's Secret (1986)

Kate's Secret (1986)

Movie
Joshua
Joshua and the Battle of Jericho (1986)

Joshua and the Battle of Jericho (1986)

Movie
Matthew St James
Vital Signs (1986)

Vital Signs (1986)

Movie
Lucky Jake
Tall Tales & Legends (1985)

Tall Tales & Legends (1985)

TV show
Devereux Warren
Tender Is the Night (1985)

Tender Is the Night (1985)

TV show
Self
The Second City 25th Anniversary Special (1985)

The Second City 25th Anniversary Special (1985)

TV show
Sam Waltman
Off the Rack (1985)

Off the Rack (1985)

TV show
Self
Night of 100 Stars II (1985)

Night of 100 Stars II (1985)

Movie
Self
Donald Duck's 50th Birthday (1984)

Donald Duck's 50th Birthday (1984)

Movie
Highway to Heaven (1984)

Highway to Heaven (1984)

TV show
Norman Cousins
Anatomy of an Illness (1984)

Anatomy of an Illness (1984)

Movie
Robert Sloane
A Case of Libel (1983)

A Case of Libel (1983)

Movie
Jacob Ascher
Daniel (1983)

Daniel (1983)

Movie
Self - On TV
Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

Movie
4.83
Narrator
Americas in Transition (1982)

Americas in Transition (1982)

Movie
Self
Night of 100 Stars (1982)

Night of 100 Stars (1982)

Movie
Bob O'Hara
O'Hara's Wife (1982)

O'Hara's Wife (1982)

Movie
Narrator (voice)
The Marva Collins Story (1981)

The Marva Collins Story (1981)

Movie
Simon 'Si' Shaber
A Small Killing (1981)

A Small Killing (1981)

Movie
Connolly
Fort Apache, the Bronx (1981)

Fort Apache, the Bronx (1981)

Movie
Eddie Madden
The Family Man (1979)

The Family Man (1979)

Movie
The White Shadow (1978)

The White Shadow (1978)

TV show
Various Roles
The Good Doctor (1978)

The Good Doctor (1978)

Movie
Adam
The Gathering (1977)

The Gathering (1977)

Movie
Lou Grant
Lou Grant (1977)

Lou Grant (1977)

TV show
Huey P. Long
The Life and Assassination of the Kingfish (1977)

The Life and Assassination of the Kingfish (1977)

Movie
Hank Cooper
Gus (1976)

Gus (1976)

Movie
Axel Jordache
Rich Man, Poor Man (1976)

Rich Man, Poor Man (1976)

TV show
Ralph Flores
Hey, I'm Alive (1975)

Hey, I'm Alive (1975)

Movie
Self - Host / Various
Saturday Night Live (1975)

Saturday Night Live (1975)

TV show
6.36
Peter Singleton
Death Scream (1975)

Death Scream (1975)

Movie
Det. Ed Ames
The Impersonation Murder Case (1975)

The Impersonation Murder Case (1975)

Movie
Self
Mitzi & 100 Guys (1975)

Mitzi & 100 Guys (1975)

Movie
Barney West
The Impostor (1975)

The Impostor (1975)

Movie
Rhoda (1974)

Rhoda (1974)

TV show
Frank Bass
The Wrestler (1974)

The Wrestler (1974)

Movie
Ralph Varone
The Girl Most Likely to... (1973)

The Girl Most Likely to... (1973)

Movie
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts (1973)

The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts (1973)

TV show
Police Story (1973)

Police Story (1973)

TV show
Al Hunsicker
Haunts of the Very Rich (1972)

Haunts of the Very Rich (1972)

Movie
ArchiveFootage
Sam Cade (1972)

Sam Cade (1972)

Movie
Chief Otto Larkin
They Call It Murder (1971)

They Call It Murder (1971)

Movie
Fred Reardon
The Todd Killings (1971)

The Todd Killings (1971)

Movie
Barstow
The Last Child (1971)

The Last Child (1971)

Movie
Plunkett
Skin Game (1971)

Skin Game (1971)

Movie
Great Performances (1971)

Great Performances (1971)

TV show
Dr. Morheim
The Old Man Who Cried Wolf (1970)

The Old Man Who Cried Wolf (1970)

Movie
Lou Grant
The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970)

The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970)

TV show
6.67
The Flip Wilson Show (1970)

The Flip Wilson Show (1970)

TV show
4
Woody Garfield
They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970)

They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970)

Movie
3.75
Ernie McKay
Halls of Anger (1970)

Halls of Anger (1970)

Movie
Sheriff Muntz
House on Greenapple Road (1970)

House on Greenapple Road (1970)

Movie
Saul Wiener
Daughter of the Mind (1969)

Daughter of the Mind (1969)

Movie
Lt. Moretti
Change of Habit (1969)

Change of Habit (1969)

Movie
Medical Center (1969)

Medical Center (1969)

TV show
6.17
The Mod Squad (1968)

The Mod Squad (1968)

TV show
6
August March
Hawaii Five-O (1968)

Hawaii Five-O (1968)

TV show
5.45
Vince Leonard / Cesare Marino
The Name of the Game (1968)

The Name of the Game (1968)

TV show
Police Lt. Jacoby
Gunn (1967)

Gunn (1967)

Movie
Ironside (1967)

Ironside (1967)

TV show
6
Frank Rosenfeld
The Venetian Affair (1967)

The Venetian Affair (1967)

Movie
Harry Ferguson / Taugus
The Invaders (1967)

The Invaders (1967)

TV show
6
Bart Jason
El Dorado (1966)

El Dorado (1966)

Movie
4.33
Feldman
The Doomsday Flight (1966)

The Doomsday Flight (1966)

Movie
CBS Playhouse (1966)

CBS Playhouse (1966)

TV show
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966)

The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966)

TV show
Captain Friedrich
The Rat Patrol (1966)

The Rat Patrol (1966)

TV show
7.75
Felony Squad (1966)

Felony Squad (1966)

TV show
Det. Judd Ridley
The Slender Thread (1965)

The Slender Thread (1965)

Movie
Pete Zacharias / John Carl Brock / Walter Gretzler
The F.B.I. (1965)

The F.B.I. (1965)

TV show
The Wild Wild West (1965)

The Wild Wild West (1965)

TV show
5.75
Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1965)

Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1965)

TV show
4.33
Carl Cappi
Run for Your Life (1965)

Run for Your Life (1965)

TV show
Sam Chance
A Man Called Shenandoah (1965)

A Man Called Shenandoah (1965)

TV show
Henchman Veretti
The Satan Bug (1965)

The Satan Bug (1965)

Movie
Oliver E. Wells / President Ulysses S. Grant
Profiles in Courage (1964)

Profiles in Courage (1964)

TV show
Max Holte
The Reporter (1964)

The Reporter (1964)

TV show
Frank Radcliff / Frank Radcliffe
Slattery's People (1964)

Slattery's People (1964)

TV show
Pike
Fanfare for a Death Scene (1964)

Fanfare for a Death Scene (1964)

Movie
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963)

Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963)

TV show
Harmon Stern / Paul Berg
Mr. Novak (1963)

Mr. Novak (1963)

TV show
Pablo Vasquez
Burke's Law (1963)

Burke's Law (1963)

TV show
6
Sheriff Mayhew / Joe Bantam / Roy Malinek
The Fugitive (1963)

The Fugitive (1963)

TV show
4.75
Detective Sgt. Thomas Siroleo
The Outer Limits (1963)

The Outer Limits (1963)

TV show
7.4
The Lieutenant (1963)

The Lieutenant (1963)

TV show
Assistant District Attorney Frank Gerson (uncredited)
Kid Galahad (1962)

Kid Galahad (1962)

Movie
The Eleventh Hour (1962)

The Eleventh Hour (1962)

TV show
Stoney Burke (1962)

Stoney Burke (1962)

TV show
Jack Stander
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962)

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962)

TV show
5
George Johnson
The Virginian (1962)

The Virginian (1962)

TV show
Target: The Corruptors! (1961)

Target: The Corruptors! (1961)

TV show
Dr. Frank Williams
Dr. Kildare (1961)

Dr. Kildare (1961)

TV show
6
Dave Keller
Cain's Hundred (1961)

Cain's Hundred (1961)

TV show
Harry Obermayer / Tim Sellers
The Defenders (1961)

The Defenders (1961)

TV show
Carl Selman / Custody Officer Lincoln Peers / Lt. Tegeler
Route 66 (1960)

Route 66 (1960)

TV show
Bernie / Father Gannon / Fr. Lawrence
Insight (1960)

Insight (1960)

TV show
Outlaws (1960)

Outlaws (1960)

TV show
Kurt Harden
The New Girl (1960)

The New Girl (1960)

Movie
Lt. Vincent Busti
Naked City (1958)

Naked City (1958)

TV show
Sergeant
Decoy (1957)

Decoy (1957)

TV show
The Night America Trembled (1957)

The Night America Trembled (1957)

Movie
Juror (uncredited)
The Defender (Studio One) (1957)

The Defender (Studio One) (1957)

Movie
Warden Bragan
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955)

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955)

TV show
4.75
Sgt. Wilks / Redmond
Gunsmoke (1955)

Gunsmoke (1955)

TV show
6
The Emmy Awards (1949)

The Emmy Awards (1949)

TV show
6.08
Third Actor
Studio One (1948)

Studio One (1948)

TV show
The Prophet
Blood

Blood

Movie
Popcorn Bud
A Fargo Christmas Story

A Fargo Christmas Story

Movie
Mr. Harris
Our Friend, Martin

Our Friend, Martin

TV show
Actor
Everbrook (The Home)

Everbrook (The Home)

Movie
The New York Times
Corsi: The World's First Super Model

Corsi: The World's First Super Model

Movie
Lucky Jake
Darlin' Clementine

Darlin' Clementine

Movie
Self
How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?

How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?

Movie
Mike Wilson
Awaken

Awaken

Movie
Self
Full Blossom: The Life of Poet/Actor Roberts Blossom

Full Blossom: The Life of Poet/Actor Roberts Blossom

Movie

Ratings

Average 6.22
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Ed Asner
Ed Asner

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1929-11-15

Deathday
2021-08-29 (91 years old)

Birth name
Eddie Asner

Place of birth
Kansas City, United States of America

Religion
Jewish people

Relationships
Cindy Gilmore (1998-01-01 - 2015-01-01), Nancy Sykes (1959-01-01 - 1988-01-01)

Children
Kate Asner

Citizenships
United States of America

Also known as
Eddie Asner, Edward Asner

Awards
star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, Paul Robeson Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film

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