Ed Asner

Movie Actor

Birthday November 15, 1929

Birth Sign Scorpio

Birthplace Kansas City, KS

DEATH DATE Aug 29, 2021 (91)

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He played Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and gained prominence as a political activist. He also became the president of the Screen Actors Guild. 

Before Fame

He attended the University of Chicago and served in the U.S. Signal Corps. 


He was the voice of Carl Frederickson in Pixar's Up.

Family Life

He was married to Nancy Sykes from 1959 to 1988. He married Cindy Gilmore in 1998. He had four children named Matthew, Kate, Liza and Charles.

Associated With

He played Santa Claus in the 2003 Christmas movie Elf, which starred Will Ferrell in the lead role.


Ed Asner Highlights
Ed Asner Highlights