Edward Asner Biography

Birthday: 1929-11-15
Place of Birth: Kansas City, Missouri USA
Height: 5' 7" (1.70 m) Mini Biography Ed A
Wiki Biography: Ed Asner is a television legend, the winner of seven acting Emmy Awards (which puts ties him with Mary Tyler Moore, both of whom rank second to their ""Mary Tyler Moore" (1970) Show" co-star, Cloris Leachman who has nine). In all, he has been nominated 20 times for an Emmy Award, with 17 nods for a Primetime Emmy and three for a Daytime award. (All of his wins were for primetime.) As well as being one of the most outstanding and most respected actors of his generation, equally adept at comedy as he is at drama, Asner also made a name for himself as a trade unionist and a political activist. He served two terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild, from 1981-1985, during which he criticized former SAG President Ronald Reagan, then the president of a greater concern, for his Central American policy.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Profiles in Courage 1964 Drama
Rich Man, Poor Man Axel Jordache 1976 Drama
Roots Capt. Thomas Davies 1977 Drama
Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 1977 Sport
Lou Grant Lou Grant 1977 - 1982 Drama
Off the Rack Sam Waltman 1984 Comedy
The Bronx Zoo Principal Joe Danzig 1987 Drama
The Trials of Rosie O'Neill Walter Kovacs 1990 Drama
Fish Police Chief Abalone 1992 Animation
Thunder Alley Gil Jones 1994 Comedy
Gargoyles Hudson 1994 - 1996 Animation
Freakazoid! Sgt. Mike Cosgrove 1995 - 1997 Animation
Olive, the Other Reindeer Santa 1999 Family
Chicken Soup for the Soul 1999 - 2000 Drama
The Bachelor Sid Gluckman 2002 Romance
The Man Who Saved Christmas 2002 Drama
Center of the Universe Art Barnett 2004 Comedy
The Christmas Card Luke Spelman 2006 Family
Working Class Hank Greziak 2010
Gigantic Kirby Weathersby 2010 Drama
Michael Tuesdays and Thursdays 2011 Comedy
Shark Wranglers Himself - Host 2012 Adventure
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Satan Bug 1965 Sci Fi, Thriller
Gunn Lt. Jacoby 1968 Mystery
Change of Habit 1970 Crime, Drama, Music
They call me MISTER Tibbs 1970 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Skin Game 1971 0, 0
The Girl Most Likely to... 1973 Comedy, Crime
Roots Capt. Thomas Davies 1977 Drama, History
Fort Apache, The Bronx 1981 Crime, Drama
Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night 1987 Animation, Adventure, Family
JFK Guy Bannister 1991 0, 0
Thunder Alley Gil Jones 1994 Comedy
Gone in the Night 1996
Goldilocks and the Three Bears Bruno 1996 Comedy
The Long Way Home George Patton 1997 Romance, 0
Academy Boyz Mr. Bright 1997 Drama
Hard Rain Charlie 1998 Game Show, 0, Comedy
Our Friend, Martin 1999
The Bachelor Sid Gluckman 1999 Romance, Comedy
Common Ground Ira 2000
Perfect Game 2000 Family
Above Suspicion Thomas O'Claire 2000 Drama
The Animal Chief Wilson 2001
Animal Chief Wilson 2001 Comedy
Love and Action in Chicago Taylor 2002 Romance, Comedy
The Man Who Saved Christmas 2002 Drama, Family
Elf Santa 2003 0, 0
Missing Brendan George Calden 2003 Drama, Romance
Island Prey Jay Roth 2005 Drama, Romance, Thriller
From Wharf Rats to Lords of the Docks Himself 2007 Drama
The Commission Capt. J.W. 'Will' Fritz 2007 Drama
Hard Four Nat Segal 2007 Comedy
Channels Ed Packard 2008 Romance
Gigantic Mr. Weathersby 2008
Up Carl Fredricksen 2009 Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Up! Carl Fredricksen 2009 Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Crab Orchard Grandfather Stiles 2010 Drama, Family, Comedy
The Desert of Forbidden Art 2011
Hopelessly in June Rabbi 2011 0
Snitch Maxwell 2012 Thriller
Should've Been Romeo Charlie 2012 Comedy, Drama
Elephant Sighs Leo 2012 Comedy
Identical Yaakov Washington 2012 Thriller
Let Go Artie 2012 Comedy
Boonville Redemption Judge Mordecai Price 2014 Family
Audrey Walt 2014 Comedy
The Games Maker Nicholas Drago 2014 Adventure, Family
Frozen in Time Grandpa 2014 Animation
Through Maria's Eyes Pharmacist 2015 Drama
Conversations with Scleroderma Narrator 2015 Biography
Happily Ever After Scowl 2016
Joe's War Harry 2017 0, Romance