Ed Asner

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Ed Asner
Ed Asner 2015.jpg
Asner in August 2015
President of the Screen Actors Guild
In office
Preceded byWilliam Schallert
Succeeded byPatty Duke
Personal details
Edward Asner

(1929-11-15) November 15, 1929 (age 89)
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.[1]
Political partyDemocratic Party, Democratic Socialists of America
Spouse(s)Nancy Sykes (1959–1988, divorced)
Cindy Gilmore (1998–2007, divorced)
ResidenceSanta Monica, California, U.S.
EducationWyandotte High School
Alma materUniversity of Chicago
OccupationActor, political activist

Edward "Ed" Asner (born November 15, 1929) is an American actor of Jewish descent.[2]

He was the president of Screen Actors Guild. He is known for his Emmy Award winning role Lou Grant on both the Mary Tyler Moore Show and Lou Grant. In 2009, he voiced Carl Fredricksen in the Pixar movie Up. In 2011, Asner returned to television as butcher Hank Greziak in Working Class, the first original sitcom on cable CMT. He is currently starring in a Canadian television series Michael, Tuesdays and Thursdays, on CBC Television. Asner was born in Kansas City, Missouri,[3] but was raised in Chicago, Illinois. Asner married to Nancy Sykes from 1959 to 1988. He married Cindy Gilmore from 1998 to 2007. They have four children. His ex-nephew-in-law is ex-San Francisco mayor and Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom. Asner currently lives in Santa Monica, California.

References[change | change source]

  1. Asner clearly explains his birthplace at 0:0:45 of his Archive of American Television interview for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, available at [1].
  2. www.filmreference.com
  3. Edward Asner Biography (1929-)

Other websites[change | change source]

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