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Ed Asner

Film Producer / Screenwriter / Politician / Comedian | * 11/15/1929 (91) | Kansas City, Missouri (United States of America (USA))
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Eddie Asner (born November 15, 1929), known generally as Ed Asner and sometimes Edward Asner, is an American actor, voice artist, and a former president of the Screen Actors Guild. He is perhaps best 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, making him one of the few television actors to portray the same character in both a comedy and a drama. He 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 and two as Lead Actor in a Dramatic Television Series). His other Emmys were for performances in two of the most significant mini-television series of the 1970s: Rich Man, Poor Man (1976), where he won for Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Performance in a TV series... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Animation

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Awards & Nominations for Ed Asner

Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award Paul Robeson Award 2x Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series 3x Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

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Movies with Ed Asner as Actor(164)

as Dimitry George2021 Bury Me in Armor
as Gunny2020 Rain Beau's End
as Robert Sloane2019 A Case of Libel
as Charles2019 In Vino
as Himself (archive footage)2019 LA DA Story
as Swifty2018 Angels on Tap
as Narrator (voice)2018 Eva: A-7063
as Pop Halmo2018 Honor Amongst Men
as himself2018 Olympia
as himself2017 And the Winner Isn't
as Arthur (voice)2017 CarGo
as Elder Pyreez2017 Yamasong: March of the Hollows
as Rick2017 Saving Christmas
as Adult Walter (voice)2017 Framed: The Adventures of Zion Man
as Harry2017 Joe's War
as George2016 Super Sex
as Wilhelm Müller2016 Titanic: Sinking the Myths
as Gabriel Morgan2016 Love Finds You in Valentine
as Mr. James2016 Love Meet Hope
as Corporate Manager2016 Mary Jane: A Musical Potumentary
as Himself / Lou Grant2015 Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration
as Kris Kringle2015 A Merry Murdoch Christmas
as Edward Everett (voice)2015 The Gettysburg Address
as Vern2015 All of My Heart
as Grandpa (voice)2014 Frozen in Time
as Santa (voice)2014 Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas
as himself2014 I Know That Voice
as Nicholas Drago2014 The Games Maker
as Papa Noel2013 Christmas on the Bayou
as Chief Buddy2013 Second Chances
as President Whitlock2012 Liberator
as Charlie2012 Should've Been Romeo
as Mr. Leonard2012 Foodfight!
as himself2012 Casting By
as Perry White2011 All Star Superman
as Rabbi2011 Hopelessly in June
as Morty2011 Good Men
as Artie Satz2011 Let Go
as Warren Buffett2011 Too Big to Fail
as himself2011 The Fisherman
as Angry Investor2011 Not Another B Movie
as Granny Goodness (voice)2010 Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
as Carl Fredricksen (voice) (uncredited)2009 Dug's Special Mission
as Carl Fredricksen (voice)2009 Up
as Sidney2008 Christmas Cottage
as Bart Cahill2008 Generation Gap
as Kirby Weathersby2008 Gigantic
as Ed Packard2008 Channels
as Golden Hands Segal2007 Hard Four
as Luke Spelman2006 The Christmas Card
as Jack Green2005 Out of the Woods
as Sheriff Delaney2005 Sleeping Dogs Lie
as Jeep2005 Dog's Best Friend
as Col. Heinl2005 Sir! No Sir!
as George Calden2004 Missing Brendan
as Capt. J.W. 'Will' Fritz2003 The Commission
as Santa Claus2003 Elf
as Charles Gilbert2002 The Man Who Saved Christmas
as Angelo Roncalli2002 Pope John XXIII
as Jay Roth2001 Island Prey
as Chief Wilson2001 The Animal
as David Ben Gurion (voice)2001 In Search of Peace
as Dead Cat2001 Gahan Wilson's The Kid
as Geza2000 Bring Him Home
as Coach Billy Hicks2000 Perfect Game
as Thomas O'Claire2000 Above Suspicion
as Ira2000 Common Ground
as Santa Claus (voice)1999 Olive, the Other Reindeer
as Elmer's Dad1999 The Sissy Duckling
as Sid Gluckman1999 The Bachelor
as Mr. Harris (voice) (as Ed Asner)1999 Our Friend, Martin
as Nutcracker1999 O' Christmas Tree
as Uncle Charlie1998 Hard Rain
as Voice1997 The Long Way Home
as Jack Patkanis1997 Payback
as Charlie Atwater1997 The Fumbleheads
as Marley1997 A Christmas Carol
as Santa Claus (voice)1996 The Story of Santa Claus
as Det. John Waters1996 Gone in the Night
as J. Jonah Jameson (voice)1994 Daredevil vs. Spider-Man
as Ab Abbot1994 Heads
as Pop1993 Gypsy
as Ted Marx1991 Switched at Birth
as Guy Bannister1991 JFK
as Edward P. Mitchell1991 Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus
as Sam1991 Silent Motive
as Harvey Metcalfe1990 Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less
as Scowl the Owl (voice)1990 Happily Ever After
as Opah Oskar Reikman1988 A Friendship in Vienna
as Rev. Vincent Owens1987 Cracked Up
as Horace McNickle1986 The Christmas Star
as Dr. Resnick1986 Kate's Secret
as Matthew St James1986 Vital Signs
as Norman Cousins1984 Anatomy of an Illness
as Jacob Ascher1983 Daniel
as Bob O'Hara1982 O'Hara's Wife
as Narrator1982 Americas in Transition
as Narrator (voice)1981 The Marva Collins Story
as Connolly1981 Fort Apache, the Bronx
as Eddie Madden1979 The Family Man
as Adam1977 The Gathering
as Hank Cooper1976 Gus
as Ralph Flores1975 Hey, I'm Alive
as Peter Singleton1975 Death Scream
as Det. Ralph Varone1973 The Girl Most Likely to...
as Al Hunsicker1972 Haunts of the Very Rich
as Plunkett (runaway slave hunter)1971 Skin Game
as Fred Reardon1971 The Todd Killings
as Barstow1971 The Last Child
as Sheriff Muntz1970 House on Greenapple Road
as Dr. Morheim1970 The Old Man Who Cried Wolf
as Ernie McKay1970 Halls of Anger
as Woody Garfield1970 They Call Me Mister Tibbs!
as Saul Wiener1969 Daughter of the Mind
as Lt. Moretti1969 Change of Habit
as Lt. Jacoby1967 Gunn
as Frank Rosenfeld1967 The Venetian Affair
as Mr. Feldman1966 The Doomsday Flight
as Bart Jason1966 El Dorado
as Det. Judd Ridley1965 The Slender Thread
as Henchman Veretti1965 The Satan Bug

TV Shows/Series with Ed Asner as Actor(103)

as Abe2019 Dead to Me
as Sid2018 Cobra Kai
as April's grandfather2014 Chasing Life
as Jack2013 Mom
as Dr. Wasserman2011 Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays
as Hank Greziak2011 Working Class
as Uncle Ben Parker2008 The Spectacular Spider-Man
as Art Barnett2004 Center of the Universe
2004 CSI: NY
as Hephaestus / Granny Goodness2004 Justice League Unlimited
as Chuck Marshak2000 Max Steel
as Coach Martin Schultz1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1997 Recess
1996 Arliss
1994 Duckman
1994 ER
as J. Jonah Jameson (voice)1994 Spider-Man
as Hudson (voice)1994 Gargoyles
as Gil Jones1994 Thunder Alley
1993 Bonkers
as Bill Osteen1992 Cruel Doubt
as Roland Dagget1992 Batman: The Animated Series
as Roland Daggett1992 Batman: The Animated Series
as Walter Kovacs1990 The Trials of Rosie O'Neill
as Devereux Warren1985 Tender Is the Night
as Lucky Jake1985 Tall Tales & Legends
as Lou Grant1977 Lou Grant
1977 Roots
as Axel Jordache1976 Rich Man, Poor Man
1974 Rhoda
as Lou Grant1970 The Mary Tyler Moore Show
as Taugus1967 The Invaders
1960 Outlaws
1957 Decoy

Full Name: Eddie Asner
Born: Friday, 11/15 1929 (November) in Kansas City, Missouri (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 91 years + 211 days)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: University of Chicago
Spouses (current/former): Nancy Sykes, Cindy Gilmore
Children: Kate Asner
Other names for Ed Asner (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Edward Asher"
"Edward Asner"
"Eddie Asner"
Ed Asner frequently works together with these people:
Andy Samberg (29x, Actor)
Cloris Leachman (27x, Actress)
Bill Hader (24x, Actor)
William Shatner (24x, Actor)
Simon Oakland (22x, Actor)
Harold Gould (21x, Actor)
Milton Selzer (21x, Actor)
Lawrence Dobkin (21x, Actor)
Kristen Wiig (20x, Actress)
Alfred Ryder (20x, Actor)
Ford Rainey (19x, Actor)
Oliver Stone (6x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1440, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/20/2021