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Asner, Edward

Edward Asner
 Edward Asner was born Yitzak Edward Asner was born on 15 November 1929 in Kansas City, Kansas. After his education at Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, Kansas, he attended the University of Chicago, from 1947-49, where he appeared in student dramatic productions and firmly decided upon a life in the theater. After graduation and two years in the United States Army Signal Corps, 1951-53, he found work in Chicago as a member of the Playwrights' Theater Club, making his professional debut in 1953, and a member of the Compass Player (a predecessor to Second City of Chicago). He then headed for New York to try his luck on Broadway with limited success.

In 1957 he married Nancy Lou Sikes (1957- 1988 div) and had Matthew, Liza, Kathryn and Charles.  In 1961, he packed up the family and moved to Hollywood to try film and television.

In 1987 he had a son with Carol Jean Vogelman but in 1991 was engaged to Cindy Gilmore (1998 - present), a producer.

Asner says that if he hadn't have taken the path of the actor he would have been a marine diver or worked at his father's junk business, which he said, "is just as interesting as show business"

Boonville Redemption~2015 - Judge Mordecai Price
Guiltless~2015 - (Short) Dr. Taylor
Hart Blvd.~2015 - Granddad
Through Maria's Eyes~2015 - Pharmacist
Conversations with Scleroderma~2015 - Narrator
Love.Meet.Hope.~2015 - Mr. James
Pacific Edge~2015 - (Short) Roy
The Gettysburg Address (Doc)~2015 - voice of Edward Everett
Yamasong: March of the Hollows~2015 - Elder Pyreez
Back of Book~2015 - Jimmy Cole
Joe's War~2015 - Harry
The Doppelganger Principle~2015/16
The Home~2015/16
Not Without Reason~2015 - Narrator
The Nutcracker Sweet~2015 - (V) Owl
Shattered Hopes: The True Story of the Amityville Murders - Part III: Fraud & Forensics~2014 - (Doc) Narrator
High Hopes: The Amityville Horror Murders~2014 - (Doc) Narrator
Frozen in Time~2014 - Grandpa
The Games Maker~2014 - Nicholas Drago
Axel: The Biggest Little Hero~201 4- voice of Bonta/Narrator
Audrey~2014 - Walt
The   Raft~2014 - (Short) Seymour
Shattered Hopes: The True Story of the Amityville Murders - Part II: Mob, Mayhem, Murder~2012 - (Doc) Narrator
Tax the Rich: An Animated Fairy Tale~2012
Baron Blackwolf: Dogs of God~2012 - (Short) Baron Theodore
Shattered Hopes: The True Story of the Amityville Murders - Part I: From Horror to Homicide~2011 - (Doc) Narrator
Autism and Cake~2012 - (Short) Fred
Liberator~2012 - President Whitlock
Identical~2012 - Yaakov Washington
Elephant Sighs~2012 - Leo
Foodfight~2012 - voice of Mr. Leonard
Should've Been Romeo~2012 - Charlie
10 Years + 10 Minutes~2011 - Norman Braverman
I Let Go~2011 - Artie
Absolute Killers~2011 - Maxwell
Good Men~2011 - (Short) Morty
The Lost Therapy Tapes~2011 - (Short) Dr. Wasserman
Stop the Environment~2011 - (Short) Narrator
Hopelessly in June~2011 - Rabbi
Just Friends?~2011 - (Short) Ed
All-Star Superman~2011 - voice of Perry White
A Man of the World~2010 (Short) Leo Brunn
Not Another B Movie~2010 - Angry Investor
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse~2010 - voice of Granny Goodness
The Triumph of William Henry Harrison~2009 - Narrator
Dug's Special Mission~2009 - (V) voice of Carl Fredricksen
Up~2009 - voice of Carl Fredricksen
Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage~2008 - Sidney
Gigantic~2008 - Kirby Weathersby
Channels~2008 - Ed Packard
Hard Four~2007 - Golden Hands Nat Segal (see Actor Connections - Film)
Once In A Lifetime: Just Go for It~2007 - Mr. Corey
Christmas Is Here Again~2007 - voice of Krad
Channels~2007 -  Ed Packard
Zack's Machine~2007 - (Short)
Sir! Yes, Sir!~2006 - featured
The Oil Factor~2005 - Narrator
Duplicity~2004 - Keith Matthews
Crab Orchard~2004 - Grandfather Stiles
Happily Even After~2004 (uncredited) -  Judge Dreyfus
Elf~2003- Santa
Missing Brendan~2003- George Calden
Commission, The~2003- Captain J.W. 'Will' Fritz
Whispers of Angels~2002 - Thomas Garrett
Fair Play~2002
Academy Boyz~2001- Mr. Bright
Donzi: The Legend~2001- Meyer Lansky
Island Prey~2001- Jay Roth
Animal, The~2001- Chief Wilson
Global Village or Global Pillage?~2000 (V) - Narrator
Bring Him Home~2000- Geza Horvath
Mars and Beyond~2000- President Thomas D. Moss
Above Suspicion~2000- Thomas O'Claire
Perfect Game~2000 (V) - Coach Billy
O' Christmas Tree~1999 (V) Nutcracker
Our Friend, Martin~1999 (V) (voice) (as Ed Asner)  Mr. Harris
Bachelor, The~1999- Sid Gluckman
Love and Action in Chicago~1999 (V) Taylor
Gargoyles: Brothers Betrayed~1998 (V) (voice) (Ed Asner) Hudson
Gargoyles: The Force of Goliath~1998 (V) (as Ed Asner) - voice of Hudson
Gargoyles: The Hunted~1998 (V) - voice of Hudson
Hard Rain~1998- Uncle Charlie
Basil~1997- Alonzo
Christmas Carol, A~1997- voice of Marley
Fanatics, The~1997- Charlie Atwater
Two Weeks from Sunday~1997
Spider-Man: Sins of the Fathers~1996 (V) - voice of  J. Jonah Jameson
Goldilocks and the Three Bears~1995- Bruno (V)
Golem, The~1995- Rabbi
Gargoyles: The Heroes Awaken~1994 (V) - voice of Hudson
Down on the Waterfront~1993- Bobby Gleason
Happily Ever After~1993 - voice of Scowl the Owl
Real Story of Happy Birthday to You, The~1992 - voice of Charlie
JFK~1991- Guy Bannister
Wonderful Wishing Well, The~1989 (V)  Murray The Mole
Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night~1987 - voice of Scalawag
Daniel~1983- Jacob Ascher
O'Hara's Wife~1982- Bob O'Hara
Fort Apache the Bronx~1981- Connolly (see Actor Connections - Film)
Gus~1976- Hank Cooper
Wrestler, The~1974- Frank Boss
Todd Killings, The~1971- Fred Reardon (see Actor Connections - Film)
Skin Game~1971- Plunkett, Runaway slave hunter
Do Not Throw Cushions Into the Ring~1970- The Agent
They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!~1970- Woody Garfield
Halls of Anger~1970- McKay
Change of Habit~1969- Lt. Moretti
Gunn~1967- Lt. Jacoby
Venetian Affair, The~1967- Frank Rosenfeld
El Dorado~1966- Bart Jason
Slender Thread, The~1965- Det. Judd Ridley
Satan Bug, The~1965- Veretti
Kid Galahad~1962 (uncredited) Asst. Dist. Atty. Frank Gerson
Murder Men, The~1961- Dave Keller

Rainbow Reef~2015 - Richard Krampas
Criminal Minds~2015 - Roy Brooks in A Place at the Table
The Good Wife~2015 - Guy Redmayne in:
    Undisclosed Recipients
    Dark Money
All of My Heart~2015 - Vern
Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas~2014 - voice of Santa
Chasing Life~2014 - ? in Locks of Love
Mom~2014 - Jack in Kimchi and a Monkey Playing Harmonica
The Boondocks~2014/15 - Ed Wuncler in:
    Stinkmeaner: Begun the Clone War Has
    It's Goin' Down
    The Red Ball
    The Block is Hot
    The Itis
    The Garden Party
Men at Work~2014 - bob in Gigo-Milo
Christmas on the Bayou~2013 - Papa Noel
The Crazy Ones~2013 - Mr. Finger in The Stan Wood Account
The Glades~2013 - Dr. Ted Hardy in:
    Magic Longworth
    Killer Barbecue
Betty White's Off Their Rockers~2013 - Series 2 Episode 14
Maron~2013 - Marc's Dad in Unaired Pilot
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit~2013 - Coach Martin Schultz in Monster's Legacy
Second Chances~2013 - Chief Buddy
Rock in a Hard Place~2103 -
Regular Show~2012 - Santa Claus in The Christmas Special
Home Alone: The Holiday Heist~2012 - Mr. Carson
Hawaii Five-0~2012 - August March in:
Hot in Cleveland~2012 - Jameson in Rubber Ball
The Middle~2012 - Ben in The Paper Route
Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays~2011 - Dr. Wasserman in:
    Being Alone
    Sleeping With People
The Cleveland Show~2010/2011 -
    Walter in Sex and the biddy
    Narrator in The Blue, the Gray and the Brown
    Carl Fredricksen in Murray Christmas
    Old man in How Cleveland Got His Groove Back
    Editor in The Curious Case of Jr. Working at the Stool
Royal Pains~2011 - Ted Roth in:
    A Man Called Grandpa
    The Shaw/Hank Redemption
Too Big to Fail~2011 - Warren Buffett
American Dad!~2010-2011 -
    Mailbox 2 in Jenny Fromdabloc
    Grandpa Smith in There Will Be Bad Blood
Working Class~2011 - Hank Greziak in:
    Hire Education
    B-Day Invasion
    Wine Pairing
    Pay Back
    Eye for an Eye
    The Buddy System
Young Justice~2011 - voice of Kent Nelson in Denial
The Sarah Silverman Program~2010 - Commandant Von Reichenstein in Wowschwitz
Untitled David Litt Project~2010 - Baxter Herman in Pilot Episode
Christmas Dreams~2009 - Jerry
WordGirl~2009 - voice of Kid Potato in Nocan the Contrarian/Meat My Dad
CSI: NY~2009 - Abraham Klein in Yahrzeit
The Line~2009 - Patrick in Series 1 episodes: 1-7
Star-ving~2009 - Mr. Lipschitz and his twin Mr. Lipschitz in El Al-Qaeda
Generation Gap~2008 - Bart Cahill
The Spectacular Spider-Man~2008 - voice of Uncle Ben Parker
Andy Barker PI~2007 - Mickey Doyle in The Lady Varnishes
Saving Our Parents~2007 - Host
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip~2006 - Mr. White
One Hundred Things To Do Before You Die~2006 -
Out of the Woods~2005 - grandfather
The Boondocks~2005 - Wuncler, the banker
Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure~2003  (Ed Asner) - Uncle Nick
Spider-Man~2003  - voice of Officer Barr
King and Queen of Moonlight Bay, The~2003  - Auggie Sinclair
Duck Dodgers~2003- Guard Captain (voice) in  I'm Going to Get You Fat Sucker / Detained Duck
ER~1994- Dr. James McNulty in:
    No Strings Attached
    No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
    A Saint in the City
    A Little Help from My Friends
Johnny Bravo~1997- Dr. Miller (voice) in  The Hansel and Gretel/I.Q. Johnny/Get Stinky
Simpsons, The~1989- Editor (voice) (archive footage) in  Gump Roast
Papa Giovanni - Ioannes XXIII~2002  - Angelo Roncalli
Ellen Show, The~2001- Santa Claus in  Ellen's First Christmess
Kid, The~2001  (voice) (Ed Asner) - Dead Cat
Family Guy~1999- Steve Bellows (voice) in  One If by Clam, Two If by Sea
Dharma & Greg~1997- Earl Tucker in  How This Happened
Huntress, The~2000- Max Quinlin in  Generations
King of the Hill~1997 (voice) in  Yankee Hankee
Wild Thornberrys, The~1998- Frank Hunter (voice) in  The Anniversary
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command~2000- Fixer (voice) (as Ed Asner) in  The Return of XL
Arli$$~1996- Lenny Crowley in  Last Call
Hoop Life, The~1999- Coach in  The Second Chance
Touched by an Angel~1994- Bud in  Here I Am
Superman~1996- Granny Goodness (voice) in  Legacy: Part 2
Superman~1996- Granny Goodness (voice) in  Legacy: Part 1
Max Steel~2000  (Ed Asner)  Chuck Marshak
Becoming Dick~2000  - Davis Aldrich
Common Ground~2000  - Ira
Curb Your Enthusiasm~2000 - Mr. Weiner in  The Acupuncturist
Eli's Theory~1999  - Professor
Walking After Midnight~1999
Olive, the Other Reindeer~1999 - voice of Santa
Sissy Duckling, The~1999  - voice of Elmer's father
Chicken Soup for the Soul~1999 - Harvey in  The Anniversary
Simpsons, The~1989- Editor (voice) in  Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner?
More Tales of the City~1998 (mini)  - Jack Lederer
Closer, The~1998  - Carl Dobson
Ask Harriet~1998  - Mr. Russell
X Files, The~1993- Maurice in  How the Ghosts Stole Christmas
Maggie Winters~1998- Nathan Winters in  Angstgiving Day
Mad About You~1992- Zigmund Klarik in  The Finale
Superman~1996- Granny Goodness (voice) in  Little Girl Lost: Parts 1 and 2
Soul Man~1997- Frank Weber in  Yes Sir, That's My Baby
Hercules~1998- Mentor in  Hercules and the Disappearing Heroes
Jumanji~1996- The Judge (voice) in  The Trial
Recess~1997 - voice of  Thaddeus T. Third V/Additional Voices (1997-2001)
Dog's Best Friend~1997  - Jeep
Great Escapes of World War II, The~1997 (mini)  (voice)  Narrator
Payback~1997  - Jack Patkanis
Dead Man's Gun~1997- Jeb McKinney in  Next of Kin
Practice, The~1997- Judge Matlin Pratt in  The Blessing
Rosie O'Donnell Show, The~1996- Himself
Mad About You~1992- Zigmund Klarik in  The Handyman
Johnny Bravo~1997- Uncle Lou (voice) in  Hold That Schmoe
Johnny Bravo~1997- Dr. Miller (voice) in  IQ Johnny
Life with Louie~1995- Mr. Applegate (voice) in  The Kiss Is the Thing
Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles~1996  - voice of Hudson
Story of Santa Claus, The~1996  - Nicholas 'Santa' Claus
Bruno the Kid~1996   - voice of Engineer
Gone in the Night~1996  - Det. John Waters
Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, The~1996 - Von Romme/Sentry #4 (voice) (Ed Asner) in Nuclear Netherworld
Roseanne~1988 - Lou Grant in  Call Waiting
Mad About You~1992- Zigmund Klarik in  The Finale: Part 3
Freakazoid!~1995  - voice of Sgt. Mike Cosgrove
Single Guy, The~1995 - Johnny's Father
Duckman~1994- Mort Sidelman (voice) in  The Germ Turns
Higher Education~1994  - President Gordon Knight
Spider-Man~1994 - voice of  J. Jonah Jameson
Gargoyles~1994 - (Ed Asner) voice of Hudson
Magic School Bus, The~1994  (voice) (Ed Asner) - General
Thunder Alley~1994  - Gil Jones
Animaniacs~1993- Vern (voice) in  The Warner's 65th Anniversary Special
Heads~1993  - Ab Abbot
Gypsy~1993  - Pop
Bonkers~1993- Grumps (voice) in  Seems Like Old Toons
Animaniacs~1993- Vern (voice) in  Garage Sale of the Century
Fish Police~1992  (voice) - Chief Abalone
Hearts Afire~1992  - George Lahti
Batman~1992  (voice)  Daggett Pharmaceuticals CEO Roland Daggett
Cruel Doubt~1992  - Bill Osteen
Talk Soup~1991-2000 - Himself/Guest
Trials of Rosie O'Neill, The~1990  - Walter Kovacs
Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus~1991  - Edward P. Mitchell
Silent Motive~1991  - Sam van Drake
Switched at Birth~1991  - Ted Marx
Captain Planet and the Planeteers~1990  (voice of Hoggish Greedly
Good Cops, Bad Cops~1990  - Jake Quinn
Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less~1990  - Harvey Metcalfe (see Actor Connections - TV)
Reading Rainbow~1983- Himself (voice) in  Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo
Friendship in Vienna, A~1988  - Opah Oskar Reikman
Cracked Up~1987  - Rev. Vincent Owens
Bronx Zoo, The~1987  - Principal Joe Danzig
Christmas Star, The~1986  - Horace McNickle
Kate's Secret~1986  - Dr. Resnick
Vital Signs~1986  - Matthew St James
Tender Is the Night~1985 (mini)  - Devereux Warren
Highway to Heaven~1984- Harold in  The Last Assignment
Saturday Night Live~1975- Host
Off the Rack~1984  - Sam Waltman
Anatomy of an Illness~1984  - Norman Cousins
Case of Libel, A~1983  - Robert Sloane
Marva Collins Story, The~1981 - voice of Narrator
Small Killing, A~1981 - Simon 'Si' Shaber
White Shadow, The~1978- Himself (uncredited) in  Coolidge Goes Hollywood
Family Man, The~1979 - Eddie Madden
Good Doctor, The~1978 - Various roles
Dinah!~1974 - Himself 9/9/77 (see Actor Connections - TV)
Life and Assassination of the Kingfish, The~1977 - Huey P. Long
Gathering, The~1977 - Adam Thornton
Lou Grant~1977 - Louis 'Lou' Grant
Roots~1977 (mini) - Captain Thomas Davies
Insight~1960- God in  This Side of Eden 1977
Rich Man, Poor Man~1976) (mini) - Axel Jordache
Police Story~1973- Frank Moran (as Ed Asner) in  Three Days to Thirty
Hey, I'm Alive!~1975  - Ralph Flores
Death Scream~1975  - Peter Singleton
Impostor, The~1975  - Barney West
Hawaii Five-O~1968- August March in  Wooden Model of a Rat
Rhoda~1974- Lou Grant in  Rhoda's Wedding: Parts 1 and 2
Police Story~1973- Arch Tatum in  A Dangerous Age
Girl Most Likely to..., The~1973  - Det. Ralph Varone
Police Story, The~1973  - Lt. Dave Blodgett
Haunts of the Very Rich~1972  - Albert Hunsicker
Cade's County~1971- Nick Grainger in  The Fake
Insight~1960 -  in  The Freak 1972
They Call It Murder~1971  - Chief Otto Larkin
Last Child, The~1971  - Barstow
Mod Squad, The~1968- Joe Walton in  Color of Laughter, Color of Tears
Old Man Who Cried Wolf, The~1970  - Dr. Morheim
Mary Tyler Moore~1970  - Lou Grant
House on Greenapple Road, The~1970  - Sheriff Muntz
Daughter of the Mind~1969  - Saul Wiener
Here Come the Brides~1968- Matt Balter in  The Legend of Big Foot
Name of the Game, The~1968- Vince Leonard in  The Perfect Image
Medical Center~1969- Coach in  The Last 10 Yards
F.B.I., The~1965- Pete Zacharias in  The Attorney
Name of the Game, The~1968- Cesare Marino in  The Inquiry
Here Come the Brides~1968- Matt Balter in  The Firemaker
Mission: Impossible~1966- George Simpson in  The Mind of Stefan Miklos
Insight~1960 -  in  The Poker Game 1969
Wild Wild West, The~1965- Furman Crotty in  The Night of the Amnesiac
F.B.I., The~1965- Walter Gretzler in  The Dynasty
Iron Horse, The~1966- Ned Morley in  The Prisoner
Invaders, The~1967- Taugus/Invader (as Ed Asner) in  Wall of Crystal
Invaders, The~1967- Harry Ferguson (as Ed Asner) in The Miracle

Fugitive, The~1963- Bantam in  Run the Man Down
Doomsday Flight, The~1966  - Feldman
Felony Squad~1966- Barney 'Bull' Bradovich in  The Killer Instinct
Gunsmoke~1955- Redmond in  The Whispering Tree
Run for Your Life~1965- Cappi in  The Committee for the 25th
Rat Patrol, The~1966- Captain Friedrich in  The Life Against Death Raid
F.B.I., The~1965- John Carl Brock in  The Tormentors
Please Don't Eat the Daisies~1965- Alvin Pratt in  My Good Friend, Whatsisname
Man Called Shenandoah, A~1965- Sam Chance in  The Verdict
Burke's Law~1963- Pablo Vasquez in  Nightmare in the Sun
Fugitive, The~1963- Roy Malinek in  Three Cheers for Little Boy Blue
Fugitive, The~1963- Sheriff Mayhew in  Masquerade
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea~1964- Brynov in  The Exile
Profiles in Courage~1964) in  Hamilton Fish
Mr. Novak~1963- Paul Berg in  An Elephant Is Like a Tree
Fanfare for a Death Scene~1964
Slattery's People~1964  - Frank Radcliff
Reporter, The~1964- Max Holte in  Vote for Murder
Profiles in Courage~1964- Oliver E. Wells in  Richard T. Ely
Gunsmoke~1955- Sergeant Wilks in  Hung High
Defenders, The~1961- Harry Obermayer in  Hero of the People
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre~1963- Sergeant Slade in  A Case of Armed Robbery
Outer Limits, The~1963- Det. Thomas Siroleo in  It Crawled Out of the Woodwork
Lieutenant, The~1963- Walter Perry in  A Troubled Image
Defenders, The~1961- Tim Sellers in  The Cruel Hook
Mr. Novak~1963- Harmon Stern in  First Year, First Day
Stoney Burke~1962- Kapp in  Tigress by the Tail
Dr. Kildare~1961- Frank Williams in  Tightrope Into Nowhere
Virginian, The~1962- George Johnson in  Echo From Another Day
Alfred Hitchcock Hour, The~1962- Jack Stander in  To Catch a Butterfly
Eleventh Hour, The~1962- Max Brenson in  My Name Is Judith, I'm Lost, You See
Lloyd Bridges Show, The~1962 -  (as Ed Asner) in  The Scapegoat
Untouchables, The~1959- Frank in  Search for a Dead Man
Dr. Kildare~1961 -  in  The Legacy
Alcoa Premiere~1961- Daniel Stryker in  The Contenders
Untouchables, The~1959- Frank in  Elegy
Route 66~1960- Lincoln Peers in  Welcome to the Wedding
Untouchables, The~1959- Jimmy Canada in  The Night They Shot Santa Claus 2
Alfred Hitchcock Presents~1955- Warden Bragen (as Ed Asner) in  What Frightened You, Fred?
Route 66~1960- Carl Selman in  Shoulder the Sky, My Lad
Cain's Hundred~1961- Dave in  Blues for a Junkman
Untouchables, The~1959- Fedor Bartok in  The Death Tree
Outlaws~1960- Keel in  The Dark Sunrise of Griff Kincaid
Target: The Corruptors~1961- Tyler in  The Golden Carpet
Route 66~1960- Lieutenant Tegeler in  The Mud Nest
Route 66~1960- Scully in  The Opponent
Naked City~1958- Busti in  New York to L.A

Steambath~2009 - (LA Theatre Works, Venice, CA)
The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial~2009 - William Jennings Bryan (LA Theatre Works, Venice, CA)
Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers~2008 - (LA Theatre Works, Venice, CA) (see Actor Connections - Theatre)
I'd Rather Eat Pants~2006 - Abe Pepperstein (LA Theatre Works, Venice, CA) (see Actor Connections - Theatre)
Murder in the First~2006 - (see Actor Connections - Theatre)
Great Tennessee Monkey Trial, The~2006 - (After a tour with the LA Theatre Works company; Skirball Cultural Center, L. A. CA) (see Actor Connections - Theatre)
Great Tennessee Monkey Trial, The~2005 - (Campbell Hall, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA) 10/14 & 15/05
World War Now or How Seymour Got His Gun Off~2003 - American General (La Mama E.T.C., New York, NY)
Waldorf Conference, The~2003 - reader (Writer's Guild Theatre, Beverly Hills, CA) (see Actor Connections - Theatre)
Value of Names~2003 - (Los Angeles, CA)
Will and Bart Show, The~2002? - (New York Theatre Workshop, Manhattan, NY)
Plaza Suite~2001 - (LA Theatre Works, Venice, CA)
ORIGINS: Exploring the Evolution-Creationism Dispute through Drama and Debate~2000 - William Jennings Bryan (Lied Center, University of Kansas, KS)
Spread Eagle~1999 - (LA Theatre Works, Venice, CA)
American Rhapsody~1999 - Narrator (see Actor Connections - Theatre)
Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting~1997 - Mr. Rickey (LA Theatre Works, Venice, CA)
Don Juan in Hell~1997 - The Commander (Stamford Center for the Arts' Rich Forum)
Murder in the First~1995 - (LA Theatre Works, Venice, CA)
Brothers Karamazov/The Idiot~1994 - (LA Theatre Works, Venice, CA) (see Actor Connections - Theatre)
Are You Now or Have You Ever Been~1993 - (LA Theatre Works, Venice, CA) (see Actor Connections - Theatre)
Best of Second City~1993 - Performer (LA Theatre Works, Venice, CA)
Mastergate~1992 - Senator Archer Bowman (LA Theatre Works, Venice, CA) (see Actor Connections - Theatre)
Born Yesterday~1989 - Harry Brock (46th Street Theatre, New York)
McTeague~1989 - (LA Theatre Works, Venice, CA) (see Actor Connections - Theatre)
Babbitt~1987 - George (LA Theatre Works, Venice, CA) (see Actor Connections - Theatre)
7 Days in May~ - Narrator (LA Theatre Works, Venice, CA)
Good Doctor, The~1966 - (Broadway, New York, New York, US)
Face of a Hero~1960 - Perry Cates (Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York, NY)
Three Penny Opera~between 1955-61 - replacement cast member (Theatre de Lys, New York, NY)

Tavis Smiley~2003 - Abraham Lincoln (see Actor Connections - Radio)
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Radio Dramas~1996 - Jabba the Hutt

Forgiveness and Child Abuse: Would YOU Forgive? ~2004 - contributing writer
Addicted to War: Why the US Can't Kick Militarism~2002 - Quoted
Acting for the Camera~1997 - Foreword by Edward Asner
Voices From the Underground~1999 - Quote on back cover.
1001 Activities for Children~1999 - Foreword
The Cop Cookbook : Arresting Recipes from the World's Favorite Cops, Good Guys, and Private Eyes~1997  - Contributed a recipe - page 66-67.
Word of Mouth: A Guide to Commercial Voice-Over Excellence~1996 - Mentioned in the appreciation
Light One Candle: A Survivor's Tale from Lithuania to Jerusalem~1995 - Quote on back cover
Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention - Mention of Asner being involved in union and antiwar activities
Sweater Book, The: Hundreds of People One Common Thread~ - Picture of Edward Asner backstage at Don Juan in Hell
El Salvador: The Face of Revolution~1982 - Quote on back cover.

Audio Books/Plays
I'd Rather Eat Pants~2015 - reader (see Actor Connections - Audio Books/Plays)
McTeague~2010 (see Actor Connections - Audio Books/Plays)
Babbitt~2008 - reader (see Actor connections - Audio Books/Plays)
Horrors: The Scary Story Collection~2004 - reader
Undecided Molecule, The~2002 - reader
First Cases: First Appearances of Classical Private Eyes~2002 - reader
Spoon River Anthology~2002 - reader (see Actor Connections - Audio Books/Plays)
New Revelations: A Conversation with God~2002 - reader
Great Tennessee Monkey Trial, The~2002 - reader
Zebra Striped Hearse, The~2001 - reader
Sphere~2002 - reader
Strip Tease~2001 - reader
Christian Acts of Kindness~2000 - reader
Communion of God~2000 - reader
American Rhapsody~2000 - reader
Sick Puppy~2000 - reader
Dybbuk~1999 - reader (see Actor Connections - Audio Books/Plays)
Friendship with God: An Uncommon Dialogue~1999 - reader
Volunteer Vacation~1999 - reader
Actual Innocence~1999 - reader
Spread Eagle~1999 - reader
Great Books: My Adventures with Homer, Rousseau, Woolf, and Other Indestructible Writers of the Western World~1998 - reader
Random Acts of Kindness~1998 - reader
Honors Voice: The Transformation of Abraham LIncoln~1998 - reader
Jewish Spirituality: Essential Kabbalah, the Jews in Lotus, the Legend of the Baal-Shem (Jewish Wisdom)~1998 -reader
Perfect Witness, The~1998 - reader
Dybbuk, The~1998 - reader
When I am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple; If I had My Life to Live Over I Would Pick More Daisies;  Grow Old Along with Me the Best is Yet to Be~1997 (Anthology - reader
Teaching Children Wisdom: The New Spiritual Politics~1997 - reader
Lou Grant: The Making of TV's Top Newspaper Drama (The TV Series)~1996 - reader
More Random Acts of Kindness~1996 - reader
Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting~1996 - reader
Return of the Jedi~1996/7 - reader
Hiroshima~1995 - reader
Political Companion to American Film~1995 - reader
Assumed Identity~1993 - reader
Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers~1992 - reader
Best of Second City, The~1992 - reader
Ernesto Cardenal~1991 - reader
Fire From the Sky: Salvadoran Children's Drawings~1986 - reader
Great American Writers~ - reader
Esquire Readings, The~ - reader
Suspect~ - reader
Sioux Dawn~ - reader
Completely Yours: A Complete Mini-Album of Story, Songs & Rhymes~ - reader (see Actor Connections - Audio Books/Plays)
Unquestioned Integrity: The Hill-Thomas Hearings~ - reader

Video Games
Kinect Fun Labs: Kinect Rush - A Disney Pixar Adventures: Snapshot~2012 - voice of Carl Fredricksen
Up~2009 - voice of Carl Fredricksen
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic~2003 - voice of Master Vrook Lamar

Awards, Honors and Nominations
American Civil Liberties Union's Worker's Rights Committee Award
Anne Frank Human Rights Award
Banff Television Festival
Rec'd 1987 Award of Excellence
Cable ACE Awards:
Nom 1989 Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseries for A Friendship in Vienna
Nom 1984 Actor in a Dramatic or Theatrical Program for A Case of Libel
Debs Society Awards:
Rec'd ????
Emmy Awards:
Nom 2007 Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for The Christmas Card
Nom 1992 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for The Trials of Rosie O'Neill
Nom 1982 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Lou Grant
Nom 1981 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Lou Grant
Rec'd 1980 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Lou Grant
Nom 1979 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Lou Grant
Rec'd 1978 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Lou Grant
Rec'd 1977 Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series for Roots
Nom 1977 Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Mary Tyler Moore
Rec'd 1976 Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series for Rich Man, Poor Man
Nom 1976 Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Mary Tyler Moore
Rec'd 1975 Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Mary Tyler Moore
Nom 1974 Best Supporting Actor in Comedy for Mary Tyler Moore
Nom 1973 Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Comedy for Mary Tyler Moore
Rec'd 1972  Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Comedy for Mary Tyler Moore
Rec'd 1971 Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Comedy for Mary Tyler Moore
Eugene Debs Award:
Golden Globes:
Nom 1982 Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Drama for Lou Grant
Nom 1981 Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Drama for Lou Grant
Rec'd 1980 Best TV Actor - Drama for Lou Grant
Nom 1979 Best TV Actor - Drama for Lou Grant
Rec'd 1978 Best TV Actor - Drama for Lou Grant
Rec'd 1977 Best Supporting Actor - Television  - Drama for Rich Man, Poor Man
Rec'd 1976 Best Supporting Actor - Television - Mary Tyler Moore (as Lou Grant)
Nom 1975 Best Supporting Actor - Television - Mary Tyler Moore (as Lou Grant)
Nom 1974 Best Supporting Actor - Television - Mary Tyler Moore (as Lou Grant)
Nom 1973 Best Supporting Actor - Television - Mary Tyler Moore (as Lou Grant)
Rec'd 1972 Best Supporting Actor - Television - Mary Tyler Moore (as Lou Grant)
Governor's Arts Award (Kansas):
Rec'd 2002 Kansas Arts Commission Distinguished Arts Award
Livermore Film Festival:
Rec'd 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award
National Emergency Civil Liberties Award
Organized Labor Publications Humanitarian Award
Screen Actors Guild Awards:
Rec'd 2002 Lifetime Achievement Award
Rec'd 2000 Ralph Morgan Award
Walk of Fame
Rec'd Star @ 6363 Hollywood Blvd

Has won more emmy's for a male performer than any other.

1981 - 1985 - Served two terms as the president of the Screen Actors Guild

1996 - Inducted into the TV Academy Hall of Fame in 1996

A founding member of L.A. Theatre Works

Has a scholarship in his name from Johnson County Community College

Participated in A Day For Mumia - a benefit to end the death penalty and to get a new trial for Mumia Abu-Jamal.

A starting member of the McCarter Theatre and the Association of Performing Artists (APA)

He is the only actor ever to win Emmy's for playing the same character (in two different shows) in a comedy and a drama. (Mary Tyler Moore and Lou Grant)
Headed Quince Productions, Inc., a production company in Los Angeles, CA

1993 helped serve dinner at a Los Angeles Mission on Christmas Eve.

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