Edward Asner

Biography

Date of Birth 15 November 1929, Kansas City, Kansas, USA Birth Name Yitzhak Edward Asner Height 5' 7" (1.70 m) Spouse Cindy Gilmore (2 August 1998 - present) (filed for divorce) Nancy Sykes (23 March 1959 - 1988) (divorced) 3 children Trivia Father-in-law of Jules Asner from 1992 to 1996. He had a son, Charles, in 1987 with Carol Jean Vogelman. Engaged to Cindy Gilmore in 1991. President of Screen Actors Guild (SAG). [1981-1985] A long-time political activist, he accused the CBS network of cancelling "Lou Grant" (1977) over his publicized disapproval of the United States involvement in Central America. On October 6th & 7th, 2001, he attended the "Hollywood Collectors & Celebrities Show", at Beverly Garland's Holiday Inn, in North Hollywood, California. Has been a longtime supporter and admirer of the convicted, alleged cop murderer, Black Panther and radical activist Mumia Abu-Jamal. He believes in Mumia Abu-Jamal's innocence and has long opposed the death penalty. His wife's nephew, Gavin Newsom, was elected mayor of San Francisco in 2003. Was a member of the Compass Players, a predecessor to the famed Second City of Chicago. Only actor to win Emmys for playing the same character (Lou Grant) in both a comedy ("Mary Tyler Moore" (1970)) and a drama ("Lou Grant" (1977)). Credited as assisted in funding for Roger & Me (1989). Father of Matthew Asner and Kate Asner. Has won more Emmys, 7, as an actor than any other male performer. Announced the news of Steve Ihnat's sudden death (in Cannes, France) on the Emmy telecast. Has played Santa Claus four times; in Elf (2003), "The Ellen Show" (2001), Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999) (TV), and The Story of Santa Claus (1996) (TV). Was raised in an Orthodox Jewish family. Is the parent of a child with autism.

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Birth Name

Eddie Asner

Birth Place

Kansas City, Misuri, Estados Unidos

Birth Date

11/15/1929

Death Date

8/29/2021
Known For
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Carl Fredricksen (voice) (as Ed Asner)

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Elf

Santa

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Koyaanisqatsi

Self - On TV (archive footage) (uncredited)

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The Christmas Card

Luke

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Gus

Hank Cooper

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All-Star Superman

Perry White (voice)

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Kid Galahad

Asst. Dist. Atty. Frank Gerson (uncredited)

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Too Big To Fail

Warren Buffett

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Gigantic

Mr. Weathersby

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Dug's Special Mission

Carl Fredricksen (voice) (uncredited)

Starring In
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Altered Reality

Mike Wilson

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Being Mary Tyler Moore

Self (voice)

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Carl's Date

Carl (voice)

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

Grandpa Heffley (voice)

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Senior Entourage

Ed

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Tiger Within

Samuel

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M.O.M. Mothers of Monsters

Dr. Howard Arden

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Olympia

Self

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Still Waiting in the Wings

Jefferson

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All of My Heart: The Wedding

Vern

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Yamasong: March of the Hollows

Elder Pyreez

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Santa Stole Our Dog!

Santa

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Saving Christmas

Rick

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All Of My Heart: Inn Love

Vern

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CarGo

Art (voice)

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Auf der Suche nach dem Weihnachtsmann

Rick

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In Vino

Charles

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Love Finds You in Valentine

Gabriel Morgan (as Ed Asner)

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Boonville Redemption

Judge Mordecai Price

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The Nutcracker Sweet

Owl (voice)

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All of My Heart

Vern

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The Games Maker

Nicholas Drago (as Ed Asner)

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Actor? A Documentary

Self (as Ed Asner)

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Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas

Santa (voice) (as Ed Asner)

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Suche Mitbewohner, biete Familie

Chief Buddy

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The House of Magic

Sr. Jeffrey McDonough (voice)

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Christmas on the Bayou

Papa Noel

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Home Alone: The Holiday Heist

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Foodfight!

Mr. Leonard (voice) (as Ed Asner)

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Casting By

Self (as Ed Asner)

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Too Big To Fail

Warren Buffett

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All-Star Superman

Perry White (voice)

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Let Go

Artie

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Superman/Batman: Apocalypse

Granny Goodness (voice)

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Up

Carl Fredricksen (voice) (as Ed Asner)

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Dug's Special Mission

Carl Fredricksen (voice) (uncredited)

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Freakazoid - The Complete First Season

Sgt. Mike Cosgrove

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Gigantic

Mr. Weathersby

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Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage

Sidney

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Channels

Ed Packard

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Christmas Is Here Again

Krad (voice) (as Ed Asner)

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The Christmas Card

Luke

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Out of the Woods

Jack Green

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W.I.T.C.H.

Napoleon (3 episodes, 2006)

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Sir! No Sir! - The Suppressed Story of the GI Movement to End the War in Vietnam

Colonel Heinl (voice) (as Ed Asner)

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Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde

Himself

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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure

Uncle Nick (as Ed Asner)

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Elf

Santa

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The King And Queen Of Moonlight Bay

Auggie Sinclair

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The Man Who Saved Christmas

Charles Gilbert

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The Animal

Chief Wilson

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The Long Way Home

George Patton / Immigrant to USA / David Ben-Gurion / Holocaust survivor (voice)

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L'île de L'angoisse

Jay Roth

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Perfect Game

Coach Billy Hicks

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Common Ground

Ira (as Ed Asner)

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Above Suspicion

Thomas O'Claire

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The Bachelor

Sid Gluckman

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Love and Action In Chicago

Taylor

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Our Friend, Martin

Mr. Harris (voice) (as Ed Asner)

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Jingle Bells

Nutcracker

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Spider-Man - The New Animated Series

Officer Barr (voice)

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Hard Rain

Uncle Charlie

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More Tales of the City

Jack Lederer (unknown episodes)

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In Search of Peace: Part One 1948 - 1967

David Ben Gurion (voice)

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Olive, the Other Reindeer

Santa (voice)

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The Great Escapes of WWII

Narrator (voice)

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A Christmas Carol

Marley (voice) (as Ed Asner)

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Gone in the Night

Det. John Waters

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Gargoyles the Movie: The Heroes Awaken

Hudson (voice)

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Gypsy

Pop

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Happily Ever After

Scowl the Owl (voice)

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JFK

Guy Bannister

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Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus

Edward P. Mitchell

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Good Cops, Bad Cops

Jake Quinn

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Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less

Harvey Metcalfe

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Moon Over Parador

Himself

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Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night

Scalawag (voice)

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Kate's Secret

Dr. Resnick

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The Christmas Star

Horace McNickle

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Anatomy of an Illness

Norman Cousins

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Daniel

Jacob Ascher

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Koyaanisqatsi

Self - On TV (archive footage) (uncredited)

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O'Hara's Wife

Bob O'Hara

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A Small Killing

Simon 'Si' Shaber

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Fort Apache, The Bronx

Connolly

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The Gathering

Adam

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Gus

Hank Cooper

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Death Scream

Peter Singleton

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Best of Match Game DVD Collection

Himself (4 episodes, 1976-1978)

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The Wrestler

Frank Bass

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Rhoda: Season One

Lou Grant (2 episodes, 1974)

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The Girl Most Likely To . . .

Det. Ralph Varone

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Haunts of the Very Rich

Al Hunsicker

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The Todd Killings

Fred Reardon

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They Call It Murder

Chief Otto Larkin

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Skin Game

Plunkett

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The Old Man Who Cried Wolf

Dr. Morheim

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They Call Me Mr Tibbs!

Woody Garfield

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Change of Habit

Lt. Moretti

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El Dorado

Bart Jason

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Gunn

Police Lt. Jacoby

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Intriga en Venecia

Frank Rosenfeld

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The Doomsday Flight

Feldman

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The Slender Thread

Det. Judd Ridley

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The Satan Bug

Veretti

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The Fugitive - Season Two, Vol. 1

Joe Bantam / ... (3 episodes, 1965-1967)

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Kid Galahad

Asst. Dist. Atty. Frank Gerson (uncredited)

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Studio One in Hollywood: The Night America Trembled

Third Actor

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Faith, Hope & Love

Harry Karetas

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Stu's Show

Self

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Joe's War

Harry

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