Edward Asner

Mostly Credited As: Edward Asner
Sometimes Credited As: Ed Asner

Birth Name: Edward Asner
Date Of Birth: November 15, 1929 (Age 86)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Kansas City, Missouri
Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Edward Asner

Edward Asner, who was born November 15 in Kansas City, Kan., has the distinction of being a seven-time Emmy winner, and a four-time Emmy nominee, including Emmys for both drama and comedy for the same character.
He attended Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, where he worked on his school newspaper and first became interested in acting in high school radio classes. His other main interest was sports, and he was an all-city tackle in high school.
Asner pursued acting while attending the University of Chicago. His first stage role was as Thomas a Becket in "Murder in the Cathedral." After two years of Army service in France, he joined the Playwright's Theatre Club in Chicago, then made his Broadway debut in "Face of a Hero" with Jack Lemmon. He also performed Off Broadway, at the American Shakespeare and New York Shakespeare Festivals, and in stock.
He moved to Hollywood in 1961 and began a busy film and television career, the latter marked by Emmy Awards in 1978 and 1980 for best dramatic actor in "Lou Grant," the same character he played in 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show," which won him Emmys for comedy in 1975, 1972 and 1971. His other Emmys were for "Roots" in 1972 and "Rich Man, Poor Man" in 1976. He won two Television Critics' Circle Awards, for "Lou Grant" and "Roots," and the 1978 Golden Globe and Man of the Year in Broadcasting by the Hollywood Radio and Television Society, for "Lou Grant." He was nominated for another Emmy for "Lou Grant" in 1979.
Asner was a regular on the "Slattery's People" series, and his motion pictures-for-television include 'The Family Man," "The Good Doctor," "The Huey Long Story," The Gathering," and "Hey, I'm Alive." He also appeared in the specials, "A Salute to American Imagination" and "Raised in Anger." Asner stars in "A Small Killing," a motion picture-for-television on the Network.
His feature films include the upcoming "O'Hara's Wife," "Fort Apache, The Bronx," "Peter Gunn," "The Slender Thread," "The Satan Bug," "Kid Galahad" and "The Wrestler." In 1975, he toured for two months in a stage production of "Born Yesterday."
Asner is active in a variety of political, public service and charitable causes. He also jogs and is an avid newspaper reader. He lives in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles with his wife, Nancy. They have twins, Matthew and Liza (b. 9/9/63), and daughter, Kate (b. 4/16/67).

TV Appearances

Main cast 
All of My Heart (2015)As: Vern
Working Class (2011)As: Hank Greziak
Center of the Universe (2004)As: Art Barnett
Spider-Man (2003) (2003)As: Officer Barr -- [Voice]
Max Steel (2000)As: Chuck Marshak -- [Voice]
The Closer (1998) (1998)As: Carl Dobson
Recess (1997)As: Thaddeus T. Third, Additional -- [Voice]
Freakazoid! (1995)As: Sgt. Mike Cosgrove -- [Voice]
Thunder Alley (1994)As: Gil Jones
Spider-Man (1994) (1994)As: J. Jonah Jameson -- [Voice]
Gargoyles (1994)As: Hudson -- [Voice]
Fish Police (1992)As: Chief Abalone -- [Voice]
The Trials of Rosie O'Neill (1990)As: Walter Kovacs (S02)
The Bronx Zoo (1987)As: Principal Joe Danzig
Off the Rack (1985)As: Sam Waltman
Roots (1977) (1977)As: Capt. Davies
Lou Grant (1977)As: Lou Grant
The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970)As: Lou Grant
Slattery's People (1964)As: Frank Radcliff
The Emmy Awards (1949)As: Himself (Co-Host 1981)
Episode Cast Credits 

Criminal Minds (2005) 
  A Place at the Table 10x20: (Apr/15/2015) As Roy Brooks, [Special Guest Stars]

The Good Wife (2009) 
  Dark Money 06x13: (Mar/01/2015) As Guy Redmayne 

Chasing Life (2014) 
  Locks of Love 01x11: (Dec/09/2014) As April's Grandfather 

Men at Work (2012) 
  Gigo-Milo 03x05: (Feb/12/2014) As Bob 

The Crazy Ones (2013) 
  The Stan Wood Account 01x08: (Nov/14/2013) As Mr. Finger 

Betty White's Off Their Rockers (2012) 
  Season 2, Episode 14 02x14: (Jul/09/2013) As Himself 

The Glades (2010) 
  Killer Barbecue 04x03: (Jun/10/2013) As Dr. Ted Hardy 

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) 
  Monster’s Legacy 14x13: (Feb/06/2013) As Martin Schultz 

Hawaii Five-0 (2010) 
  Kanalua (Doubt) 03x02: (Oct/01/2012) As August March 
  Kalele (Faith) 02x19: (Mar/19/2012) As August March 

The View (1997) 
  Season 16, Episode 14 16x14: (Sep/21/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Hot In Cleveland (2010) 
  Rubber Ball 03x15: (Mar/21/2012) As Jameson, [Special Guest Stars]

The Cleveland Show (2009) 
  Sex and the Biddy 03x06: (Dec/04/2011) Voiced  Walter 
  The Hurricane! 03x02: (Oct/02/2011) Voiced  Narrator 
  The Blue, The Gray and The Brown 02x15: (Mar/06/2011) Voiced  Narrator 
  Murray Christmas 02x08: (Dec/05/2010) Voiced  Carl Fredricksen 

Royal Pains (2009) 
  A Man Called Grandpa 03x05: (Jul/27/2011) As Ted Roth 
  The Shaw/Hank Redemption 03x04: (Jul/20/2011) As Ted Roth 

American Dad! (2005) 
  Jenny Fromdabloc 06x16: (Apr/17/2011) Voiced  Red Mailbox 
  There Will Be Bad Blood 06x06: (Nov/28/2010) Voiced  Grandpa Smith 

Young Justice (2010) 
  Denial 01x07: (Feb/18/2011) Voiced  Kent Nelson 

Chelsea Lately (2007) 
  Ed Asner 05x11: (Jan/18/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Boondocks (2005) 
  It's Goin Down 03x15: (Aug/15/2010) Voiced  Ed Wuncler, [Special Guest Stars]
  The Red Ball 03x03: (May/16/2010) Voiced  Ed Wuncler, [Special Guest Stars]
  The Block Is Hot 01x14: (Mar/12/2006) Voiced  Ed Wuncler 
  The Itis 01x10: (Jan/22/2006) Voiced  Ed Wuncler 

The Jay Leno Show (2009) 
  John Travolta, Kim Kardashian 01x56: (Dec/02/2009) As Himself (Meal or No Meal) 

CSI: NY (2004) 
  Yahrzeit 05x22: (Apr/29/2009) As Abraham Klein, [Special Guest Stars]

The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008) 
  Intervention 01x12: (Jun/07/2008) Voiced  Uncle Ben Parker 

Andy Barker, P.I. (2007) 
  The Lady Varnishes 01x06: (Apr/14/2007) As Mickey Wheeler 

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006) 
  Monday 01x12: (Jan/22/2007) As Wilson White, [Special Guest Stars]
  The Christmas Show 01x11: (Dec/04/2006) As Wilson White, [Special Guest Stars]
  Nevada Day, Part II 01x08: (Nov/13/2006) As Wilson White, [Special Guest Stars]
  Nevada Day, Part I 01x07: (Nov/06/2006) As Wilson White, [Special Guest Stars]

The Dead Zone (2002) 
  Coming Home 04x10: (Aug/21/2005) As Marty Bracknell 

Justice League Unlimited (2001) 
  The Ties That Bind 04x02: (Feb/12/2005) Voiced  Granny Goodness (as Ed Asner) 
  Hawk and Dove 03x04: (Aug/21/2004) Voiced  Hephaestus (as Ed Asner) 

World Poker Tour on FOX (2003) 
  Hollywood Home Game 4 02x20: (Aug/29/2004) As Himself 

The Practice (1997) 
  Mr. Shore Goes to Town (3) 08x15: (Mar/07/2004) As Judge Winnaker 
  Pre-Trial Blues (2) 08x14: (Feb/22/2004) As Judge Winnaker 
  The Blessing 02x03: (Sep/27/1997) As Judge Matlin Pratt 

The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy (2001) 
  Grim For A Day/Chicken Ball Z 02x09: (Aug/15/2003) Voiced  Mr. Voorhees 

E! True Hollywood Story (1996) 
  Nick Nolte 07x16: (Feb/09/2003) As Himself 
  Michael Landon 01x13: (Jun/29/1997) As Himself 

ER (1994) 
  No Strings Attached 09x14: (Feb/06/2003) As Dr. James McNulty 
  No Good Deed Goes Unpunished 09x13: (Jan/30/2003) As Dr. James McNulty 
  A Saint in the City 09x12: (Jan/16/2003) As Dr. James McNulty 
  A Little Help From My Friends 09x11: (Jan/09/2003) As Dr. James McNulty 

The Simpsons (1989) 
  Gump Roast 13x17: (Apr/21/2002) Voiced  Editor 
  Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner 11x03: (Oct/24/1999) Voiced  Editor of The Springfield Shopper 

King of the Hill (1997) 
  Unfortunate Son 06x11: (Mar/10/2002) Voiced  Stinky, [Special Guest Stars]
  Yankee Hankie 05x10: (Feb/04/2001) Voiced  Stinky, [Special Guest Stars]

Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000) 
  The Acupuncturist 02x06: (Oct/28/2001) As Mr. Weiner 

Family Guy (1999) 
  One If By Clam, Two If By Sea 03x04: (Aug/01/2001) Voiced  Steven Bellows 

The Wild Thornberrys (1998) 
  The Anniversary 03x20: (May/14/2001) Voiced  Frank Hunter 

Dharma & Greg (1997) 
  How This Happened 04x22: (May/08/2001) As Earl Tucker 

The Huntress (2000) 
  Generations 01x14: (Feb/18/2001) As Max Quinlan 

Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (2000) 
  The Return of XL 01x12: (Oct/13/2000) Voiced  Fixer 

Johnny Bravo (1997) 
  Virtual Johnny / Hold That Schmoe / Hunted 03x02: (Aug/18/2000) Voiced  Uncle Lou 

Arli$$ (1996) 
  Last Call 05x10: (Aug/13/2000) As Lenny Crowley 

Touched by an Angel (1994) 
  Here I Am 06x17: (Feb/27/2000) As Bud 

Superman (1996) (1996) 
  Legacy, Part II 04x03: (Feb/12/2000) Voiced  Granny Goodness 
  Legacy 04x02: (Feb/05/2000) Voiced  Granny Goodness 
  Little Girl Lost, Part II 02x28: (May/02/1998) Voiced  Granny Goodness 
  Little Girl Lost 02x27: (May/02/1998) Voiced  Granny Goodness 

The X-Files (1993) 
  How the Ghosts Stole Christmas 06x06: (Dec/13/1998) As Maurice, [Special Guest Stars]

Maggie Winters (1998) 
  Angstgiving Day 01x09: (Nov/25/1998) As Nathan Winters 

Disney's Hercules (1998) 
  Hercules and the Disappearing Heroes 01x20: (Oct/05/1998) Voiced  Mentor 

Mad About You (1992) 
  The Handyman 05x12: (Jan/21/1997) As Zigmund Klarik 
  The Finale (3) 04x24: (May/19/1996) As Zigmund Klarik 

Roseanne (1988) 
  Call Waiting 09x01: (Sep/17/1996) As Lou Grant 

Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990) 
  Dirty Politics 06x07: (Nov/18/1995) Voiced  Hoggish Greedly, [Featuring]
  An Eye for an Eye 06x01: (Sep/09/1995) Voiced  Hoggish Greedly, [Featuring]
  Who's Running the Show? 05x13: (May/13/1995) Voiced  Hoggish Greedly, [Featuring]
  A River Ran Through It 05x06: (Nov/12/1994) Voiced  Hoggish Greedly, [Featuring]

Duckman (1994) 
  The Germ Turns 02x06: (Apr/17/1995) Voiced  Mort Sidelman 

Batman: The Animated Series (1992) 
  Batgirl Returns 03x08: (Nov/12/1994) Voiced  Roland Daggett 
  Cat Scratch Fever 01x33: (Nov/05/1992) Voiced  Roland Daggett 
  Appointment in Crime Alley 01x12: (Sep/17/1992) Voiced  Roland Daggett 
  Feat Of Clay (2) 01x05: (Sep/09/1992) Voiced  Roland Daggett 

Animaniacs (1993) 
  The Warners 65th Anniversary Special 01x311: (May/23/1994) Voiced  Vern 

Hearts Afire (1992) 
  Blue Christmas 02x08: (Dec/15/1993) As George Lahti 
  Take My Senate Seat, Please 01x21: (Mar/01/1993) As George Lahti 
  Cold Feet (2) 01x20: (Feb/22/1993) As George Lahti 
  Cold Feet (1) 01x19: (Feb/22/1993) As George Lahti 

Bonkers (1993) 
  Seems Like Old Toons 03x16: (Nov/26/1993) Voiced  Grumps 

Highway to Heaven (1984) 
  The Last Assignment 02x17: (Feb/12/1986) As Harold 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Ed Asner/The Kinks 10x06: (Nov/17/1984) As Himself (Host) 

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  The 32nd Annual Emmy Awards 32x01: (Sep/07/1980) As Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (for 'Lou Grant') 
  The 30th Annual Emmy Awards 30x01: (Sep/17/1978) As Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (for 'Lou Grant') 
  The 29th Annual Emmy Awards 29x01: (Sep/11/1977) As Winner: Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series (for 'Roots': episode 'Part I') 
  The 28th Annual Emmy Awards 28x01: (May/17/1976) As Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series (for 'Rich Man, Poor Man') 

The White Shadow (1978) 
  Coolidge Goes Hollywood 02x23: (Mar/18/1980) As Himself 

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 37th Annual Golden Globe Awards 37x01: (Jan/26/1980) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (for 'Lou Grant') 
  The 35th Annual Golden Globe Awards 35x01: (Jan/28/1978) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (for 'Lou Grant') 
  The 33rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 33x01: (Jan/24/1976) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television (for 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show') 
  The 29th Annual Golden Globe Awards 29x01: (Feb/06/1972) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television (for 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show') 

Battle of the Network Stars (1976) 
  Special #7 01x07: (Nov/02/1979) As Himself (CBS Team - Captain) 

The Wonderful World of Disney (1961) (1961) 
  NBC Salutes the 25th Anniversary of The Wonderful World of Disney 18x01: (Sep/17/1978) As Himself 

Police Story (1973) (1973) 
  Three Days to Thirty 04x05: (Nov/09/1976) As Frank Moran 
  A Dangerous Age 02x01: (Sep/10/1974) As Arch Tatum 

Hawaii Five-O (1968) (1968) 
  Wooden Model of a Rat 08x15: (Dec/11/1975) As August March 

Dean Martin Celebrity Roast (1973) 
  Valerie Harper 01x33: (Nov/20/1975) As Himself 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) 
  750410 13x23: (Apr/10/1975) As Himself 
  740620 12x41: (Jun/20/1974) As Himself 

Rhoda (1974) 
  Rhoda's Wedding (2) 01x09: (Oct/28/1974) As Lou Grant 
  Rhoda's Wedding (1) 01x08: (Oct/28/1974) As Lou Grant 

The Flip Wilson Show (1970) 
  Carol Channing, Ed Asner, Donny Hathaway 03x07: (Nov/02/1972) As Himself 

The Mod Squad (1968) 
  The Connection 05x01: (Sep/14/1972) As Sgt. Ed Lassiter, [Special Guest Stars]
  Color of Laughter, Color of Tears 04x05: (Oct/12/1971) As Joe Walton 
  Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot! 02x25: (Mar/31/1970) As Harry Loring 

Cade's County (1971) 
  Blackout 01x23: (Mar/26/1972) As Nick Grainger 

CBS Playhouse (1966) 
  Sadbird 03x02: (Dec/01/1969) As Nat Congdon 

Here Come the Brides (1968) 
  The Legend of Bigfoot 02x08: (Nov/14/1969) As Matt (Matt Balter) 
  The Firemaker 01x14: (Jan/15/1969) As Balter (Matt Balter) 

The Name of the Game (1968) 
  The Perfect Image 02x08: (Nov/07/1969) As Vince Leonard 
  The Inquiry 01x17: (Jan/17/1969) As Cesare Marino 

Medical Center (US) (1969) 
  The Last 10 Yards 01x01: (Sep/24/1969) As Coach 

Ironside (1967) 
  Not With a Whimper, But a Bang 02x25: (Apr/10/1969) As Warrant Officer Frank Simpson 
  The Fourteenth Runner 01x15: (Dec/28/1967) As Marlin Davis 

The F.B.I. (1965) 
  The Attorney 04x21: (Feb/16/1969) As Pete Zacharias 
  The Dynasty 03x13: (Jan/07/1968) As Walter Gretzler 
  The Tormentors 01x28: (Apr/10/1966) As John Carl Brock 

The Felony Squad (1966) 
  The Law and Order Blues 03x17: (Jan/15/1969) As Deputy D.A. Orloff 
  The Killer Instinct 01x13: (Dec/05/1966) As Bull Bradovich 

Mission: Impossible (1966) (1966) 
  The Mind of Stefan Miklos 03x13: (Jan/12/1969) As George Simpson, [Co-Guest Stars]

The Invaders (1967) 
  The Miracle 02x23: (Feb/27/1968) As Harry Ferguson 
  Wall of Crystal 01x16: (May/02/1967) As Taugus/Invader 

The Wild Wild West (1965) 
  The Night of the Amnesiac 03x22: (Feb/09/1968) As Furman Crotty 

The Iron Horse (1966) 
  The Prisoners 02x16: (Dec/30/1967) As Ned Morley 

The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966) 
  The Double-O-Nothing Affair 01x26: (Mar/21/1967) As George Kramer 

The Fugitive (1963) (1963) 
  Run the Man Down 04x15: (Jan/03/1967) As Bantam 
  Three Cheers for Little Boy Blue 03x06: (Oct/19/1965) As Roy Malinek 
  Masquerade 02x26: (Mar/23/1965) As Sheriff Mayhew 

Gunsmoke (1955) 
  The Whispering Tree 12x08: (Nov/12/1966) As Redmond 
  Hung High 10x08: (Nov/14/1964) As Sergeant Wilks 

Run for Your Life (1965) 
  The Committee for the 25th 02x04: (Oct/03/1966) As Cappi 

The Rat Patrol (1966) 
  The Life Against Death Raid 01x02: (Sep/19/1966) As Doctor Friedrich 

Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1965) 
  My Good Friend, Whatsisname 01x20: (Jan/25/1966) As Alvin Pratt 

A Man Called Shenandoah (1965) 
  The Verdict 01x07: (Nov/01/1965) As Sam Chance 

Burke's Law (1963) (1963) 
  Nightmare in the Sun 03x06: (Oct/20/1965) As Pablo Vasquez 

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964) 
  The Exile 01x27: (Mar/15/1965) As Brynov 

Profiles in Courage (1964) 
  Hamilton Fish 01x17: (Mar/07/1965) As guest star 
  Richard T. Ely 01x04: (Dec/06/1964) As Oliver E. Wells 

Mr. Novak (1963) 
  An Elephant is Like a Tree 02x15: (Jan/12/1965) As Paul Berg 
  First Year, First Day 01x01: (Sep/24/1963) As Harmon Stern 

Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre (1963) 
  A Case of Armed Robbery 01x24: (Apr/03/1964) As Sergeant Slade 

The Outer Limits (1963) 
  It Crawled Out of the Woodwork 01x11: (Dec/09/1963) As Detective Sergent Thomas Siroleo 

The Lieutenant (1963) 
  A Troubled Image 01x10: (Nov/16/1963) As Walter Perry 

Stoney Burke (1962) 
  Tigress by the Tail 01x30: (May/06/1963) As Kapp 

Dr. Kildare (1961) 
  Tightrope Into Nowhere 02x28: (Apr/25/1963) As Frank Williams 

The Virginian (1962) 
  Echo of Another Day 01x26: (Mar/27/1963) As George Johnson 

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962) 
  To Catch a Butterfly 01x19: (Feb/02/1963) As Jack Stander 

The Eleventh Hour (US) (1962) 
  My Name is Judith, I'm Lost, You See 01x15: (Jan/16/1963) As Max Brenson 

The Untouchables (1959) (1959) 
  Search for a Dead Man 04x13: (Jan/01/1963) As Frank Benson 
  Elegy 04x08: (Nov/20/1962) As Frank Benson 
  The Night They Shot Santa Claus 04x01: (Sep/25/1962) As Jimmy Canada 
  The Death Tree 03x16: (Feb/15/1962) As Fedor Bartok 

Route 66 (1960) (1960) 
  Welcome to the Wedding 03x08: (Nov/09/1962) As Custody Officer Peers 
  Shoulder the Sky My Lad 02x21: (Mar/02/1962) As Carl Selman 
  The Mud Nest 02x07: (Nov/10/1961) As Lt. Tegeler 
  The Opponent 01x28: (Jun/02/1961) As Scully 

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) (1955) 
  What Frightened You, Fred? 07x30: (May/01/1962) As Warden Bragen 

Cain's Hundred (1961) 
  Blues for a Junkman 01x21: (Feb/20/1962) As Dave Keller 

Target: The Corruptors (1961) 
  The Golden Carpet 01x09: (Nov/24/1961) As Tyler 

Naked City (1958) 
  New York to L.A. 02x23: (Apr/19/1961) As Vince Busti 
  A Hole in the City 02x13: (Feb/01/1961) As Vince Busti 

Outlaws (1960) (1960) 
  The Dark Sunrise of Griff Kincaid 02x12: (Jan/04/1961) As Keel 

Decoy (1957) 
  An Eye for an Eye 01x18: (Apr/15/1959) As Sergeant 

Kraft Television Theatre (1947) (1947) 
  Look What's Going On 11x24: (Mar/19/1958) As guest star 

Studio One (1948) 
  The Night America Trembled 10x01: (Sep/09/1957) As Actor 

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