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Edward Asner

Edward Asner
Ed Asner in 2006
Personal information
Birth nameEddie Asner
Birth dateNovember 15, 1929(age 86)
Place of birthKansas City, Missouri,
United States
EducationWyandotte High School
Alma materUniversity of Chicago
OccupationActor, activist
Years active1957 present
Political partyDemocrat
SpouseNancy Sykes (1959 1988)
Cindy Gilmore (1998 2007)

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Edward Asner (born November 15, 1929), commonly known as Ed Asner, is an American film, television, stage, and voice actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild, primarily known for his Emmy Award-winning role as Lou Grant on both The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off series, Lou Grant. In 2009, he starred as the voice of Carl Fredricksen in Pixar's award-winning animated film, Up. In early 2011, Asner returned to television as butcher Hank Greziak in Working Class, the first original sitcom on cable channel CMT. He is currently starring in a Canadian television series Michael, Tuesdays and Thursdays, on CBC Television.

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