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Edward Asner

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Name Edward Asner
Date of Birth November 15, 1929
Profession Actor, Producer, and Additional Crew
Net Worth $12.5 million

Edward Asner was born of Russian Jewish parentage in Kansas City, to Morris David Asner (founder and owner of the Kansas City-based Asner Iron & Metal Company) and his wife Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Seliger). After attending college, Ed worked various jobs, including in a steel mill, as a door-to-door salesman and on an assembly line for General Motors. Between 1947 and 1949, he attended the University of Chicago. The onset of the Korean War saw him drafted into the U.S. Army Signals Corps and posted to France where he was primarily assigned clerical tasks. Upon demobilization, Asner joined the Playwrights Theatre Company in Chicago but soon progressed to New York. In 1955, he appeared off-Broadway in the leading role of the beggar king Jonathan Peachum in Brecht's Threepenny Opera. Five years later, he made his debut on the Great White Way in the courtroom drama Face of a Hero, co-starring alongside Jack Lemmon. He also began regular TV work in anthology drama.

From the early '60s, Asner, now based in California, earned his living as a busy supporting actor. His many noted guest appearances included turns in Route 66 (1960), The Untouchables (1959), The Fugitive (1963), Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964) (sinister dictator-in-exile Brynov), The Invaders (1967) (twice -- as aliens) and The X Files: How the Ghosts Stole Christmas (1998) (one of a couple of ghostly residents in a haunted mansion). Heavy-set and distinctively gravelly-voiced, Asner established his reputation as tough, robust and uncompromising (though, on occasion, good-hearted) authority figures. Excellent at conveying menace, he was memorably cast as the brutish patriarch Axel Jordache in Rich Man, Poor Man (1976) and as the slave ship's morally conflicted master, Captain Thomas Davies, in Roots (1977), which earned him a Primetime Emmy Award in 1977. The immensely prolific Asner (417 IMDB screen credits!) would receive seven Emmys in total (from 21 nominations), all Primetime, and become the only actor to win in both the comedy and drama category for the same role. That was also the part which made Asner a household name: the gruff, snarky newspaper editor Lou Grant (1977). Grant began as a mainstay on Mary Tyler Moore (1970), a 30-minute sitcom.

When the character was promoted to West Coast editor of The Los Angeles Tribune, Asner went on to star in his own much acclaimed drama series. Despite consistently high ratings, the show was axed after five seasons amid rumours of disharmony between the star and producers, possibly due to the former's outspoken political views. Indeed, Asner has been a controversial figure as an activist and campaigner, engaged in a variety of humanitarian and political issues. A self-proclaimed liberal Democrat, he published a book in 2017, amusingly titled "The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs."

Between 1981 and 1985, Asner served twice as President of the Screen Actors Guild, during which time he was critical of former SAG President Ronald Reagan -- then the president of a greater concern -- for his Central American policy. In 1996, he was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame and in 2002 received the Screen Actors Guild's Life Achievement Award. In addition to appearing on screen and stage, he performed extensive work for radio, video games and animated TV series. He voiced the lead character Carl Fredricksen in Pixar's Oscar-winning production of Up (2009), starred as Santa in Elf (2003), and played Nicholas Drago in The Games Maker (2014). Ed passed away in Los Angeles at the age of 91 on August 29, 2021. You might be interested to know more about Edward Asner. So, in this article, we discussed all information about Edward Asner's net worth, wiki, bio, career, height, weight, family, pics, affairs, car, salary, age, and other details in 2024. Continue reading to discover who is Edward Asner.

Edward Asner Biography

Do you wanna know Edward Asner's full Biodata? Edward Asner also known as Edward Asner was an Actor, Producer, and Additional Crew. He was born in on November 15, 1929. He was 94 years old. Take a look at the following table for more information.

Name Edward Asner
Birthname Eddie Asner
Nickname Edward Asner
Othername Ed Asner
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1929-11-15
Birthplace Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Date of Death 2021-8-29
Deathplace Tarzana, California, USA (natural causes)
Aged 94
Country United States
Nationality American
Height 1.7 m
Weight KG
Profession Actor, Producer, and Additional Crew

Edward Asner Net Worth, and Salary 2024

What is the Networth of Edward Asner? What is the income source of Edward Asner? We all know that is it almost impossible to say someone's total asset, and how much he or she earns every month. According to the various source, there is an approximate asset that is net worth or net wealth. So what was the networth of Edward Asner? The net worth of Edward Asner at the time of death was $12.5 million.

Edward Asner Age, and Birthday Info 2024

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Birthday November 15, 1929
Name of the Day Friday
Zodiac Sign (Horoscope) Scorpio
Next Birthday 15 November, 2024
Aged 94 years
Place of Birth Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Country of Birth United States
Date of death 2021-8-29
Place of death Tarzana, California, USA (natural causes)

Edward Asner's Height, Weight, and Physical Condition

What is the physical condition of Edward Asner? He is no more. He died on August 29, 2021. The cause of the death of Edward Asner was natural causes. How tall was Edward Asner? Want to know Edward Asner's Height Weight in Feet-Inch or Meter-Centimeter? In this section, we discussed height-weight along with eyes and hair colors. height was 1.7 m., and weight was .

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Height In Feet Inches: 5'7"
In Meters: 1.7 m.
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Edward Asner's' Family (Wife, Children, Parents, Siblings, Relatives)

Do you want to know whether Edward Asner was married or unmarried? Who was the Girlfriend of Edward Asner? In this section, we will talk about Edward Asner's personal life, life story. As you are curious to know about Edward Asner. We added the information below.

Marital Status Married
  • Cindy Gilmore (2 August 1998 - 2015) (filed for divorce)
  • Nancy Sykes (23 March 1959 - 1988) (divorced) (3 children)
  • Matthew Asner
  • Kate Asner
  • Liza Asner
  • Charles Asner
Parents (Father & Mother) Seliger, Lizzie, and Asner, Morris David
Niece Or Nephew
  • Mark Seliger

Edward Asner Facts and Trivia Timeline

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When his Mary Tyler Moore show co-star Gavin MacLeod passed away on May 29, 2021, Ed wrote on Twitter: "My heart is broken. Gavin was my brother, my partner in crime (and food) and my comic conspirator. I will see you in a bit Gavin. Tell the gang I will see them in a bit. Betty! It's just you and me now." Ed would pass away three months later on August 29, 2021.

Ed Asner passed away on August 29, 2021, at age 91. Only three months before his death, his ex-Mary Tyler Moore (1970) co-star, Gavin MacLeod had passed away on May 29, 2021, at age 90, and was the second-to-last cast member to pass away.


As of 2018, he appeared in two films nominated for Best Picture Oscar: JFK (1991) and Up (2009).


He won a 2017 Voice Arts Award for his performance on the scripted podcast Western "Powder Burns" (Apple Podcasts) in which he plays an aging cowboy battling Alzheimer's disease. The show is the creation of writer/producer David A. Gregory.


His wife's nephew, Gavin Newsom, was elected mayor of San Francisco in 2003, serving as mayor from 2004 until 2011. Was elected Lieutenant Governor of California in 2010, for the term beginning 2011, with the term ending in January 2019. Elected Governor of California in 2018 and began serving as Governor in January 2019.

He played Santa Claus at least eight (8) times; in Elf (2003), The Ellen Show (2001), Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999), The Story of Santa Claus (1996), A StoryBots Christmas (2017), Santa Stole Our Dog: A Merry Doggone Christmas! (2017), and in episodes of Regular Show (2009) and Highway to Heaven (1984).


On October 6 and 7, 2001, he attended the "Hollywood Collectors & Celebrities Show", at Beverly Garland's Holiday Inn, in North Hollywood, California.


He played Jabba the Hutt in the NPR radio dramatization of "Return of the Jedi" (1996).


He supplied the voice of J. Jonah Jameson, the editor of the Daily Bugle, in Spider-Man (1994) and the voice of Ben Parker, the uncle of Peter Parker / Spider-Man whose murder inspires him to become a superhero, in The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008).


Father-in-law of Jules Asner from 1992 to 1996.


Engaged to Cindy Gilmore in 1991, although they did not marry until 1998.


Credited as assisted in funding for Roger & Me (1989).


He had a son, Charles, in 1987 with Carol Jean Vogelman.


(1981-1985) President of Screen Actors Guild (SAG).


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.

Before his future Lou Grant (1977) co-star Linda Kelsey would star opposite Asner in that series, she guest-starred on Mary Tyler Moore: A New Sue Ann (1974) (an episode of the Mary Tyler Moore Show), which also featured Asner playing Lou Grant.


Best known by the public for his role as Lou Grant on Mary Tyler Moore (1970) and for his starring role on the spin-off of the title character in Lou Grant (1977).

He played the same character (Lou Grant) in four different series: Mary Tyler Moore (1970), Rhoda (1974), Lou Grant (1977) and Roseanne (1988).

He and Uzo Aduba are the only two people to win Emmys in both Drama and Comedy categories for playing the same character. Asner played the character Lou Grant in Mary Tyler Moore (1970) (Comedy) and in Lou Grant (1977) (Drama), while Aduba owes her Emmys in Comedy (2014) and Drama (2015) for her performance as Crazy Eyes to Orange Is the New Black (2013)'s switch from the Comedy to Drama competition (due to newly introduced Emmy rules in the 2014/2015 season).

He was the last original cast member of the Mary Tyler Moore (1970) to have passed away.


He made guest appearances on both Hawaii Five-O (1968) and Hawaii Five-0 (2010).


Has been a longtime supporter and admirer of Black Panther and radical activist Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was controversially convicted of killing a police officer. Asner believes in Mumia Abu-Jamal's innocence and has long opposed the death penalty.

Was a member of the Compass Players, a predecessor to the famous Second City of Chicago.

Father of Matthew Asner, Liza Asner and Kate Asner. Uncle of Mark Seliger.

He won seven Emmy Awards - more than any other male performer.

Announced the news of Steve Ihnat's sudden death (in Cannes, France) on the Emmy telecast.

Was raised in an Orthodox Jewish family.

Parent of a child with autism and the grandparent of a child with autism.

Acting mentor and friends with Linda Kelsey and Daryl Anderson.

Friends with Mary Tyler Moore, Gavin MacLeod, Betty White, Dick Van Dyke, Peter Fonda, Gordon Jump, Ed Begley Jr., Rosie O'Donnell, Matthew Modine and Dylan McDermott.

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6363 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on September 25, 1992.

The first of only three performers ever to win Emmy Awards for acting across all three genres: Comedy, Drama & Limited Series/TV Movie. The other two are Cloris Leachman and Uzo Aduba.

Has ten grandchildren.

Edward Asner Educational Qualifications

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FAQs about Edward Asner

Some FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about Edward Asner.

  • What was the Net Worth of Edward Asner?

The Net Worth of Edward Asner was $12.5 million.

  • What was the Height of Edward Asner?

The height of Edward Asner was 1.7 m.

  • Where was the birthplace of Edward Asner?

The birthplace of Edward Asner was Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

  • What was the Date of Birth of Edward Asner?

The birthday of Edward Asner was on 1929-11-15.

  • Was Edward Asner Married?

The marital status of Edward Asner was: Married


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