Edward Asner

Edward Asner

Edward Asner  American Actor


Who is he dating right now?

Edward Asner is currently single.


Edward Asner was previously married to Cindy Gilmore (1998 - 2007), Nancy Sykes (1959 - 1988) and Nancy Lou Sikes (1957 - 1988).

Edward Asner has been in a relationship with Carol Jean Vogelman (1986 - 1988).


Edward Asner is a 88 year old American Actor. Born on 15th November, 1929 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, he is famous for Mary Tyler Moore, Lou Grant. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Edward Asner has been in an on-screen matchup with Lois Nettleton in The Christmas Card (2006).

Edward Asner is a member of the following lists: Male actors from Chicago, Male actors from Los Angeles and Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Drama Series Primetime Emmy Award winners.


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Relationship Statistics

Married3 31 years 26 years, 3 months 17 years, 10 months
Dating1 2 years - -
Total4 31 years 20 years, 2 months 2 years


First Name Ed
Last Name Asner
Full Name at Birth Edward Asner
Alternative Name Ed Asner, Eddie Asner, Edward Asner, Yitzak Edward Asner, Edward David Asner
Age 88 years
Birthday 15th November, 1929
Birthplace Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Height 5' 7" (170 cm)
Build Average
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Wyandotte High School
University University of Chicago
Occupation Text Actor, Activist, Voice Over Artist
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Mary Tyler Moore, Lou Grant
Year(s) Active 1957–present
Brand Endorsement (2012) TV commercial (California only): Verengo Solar.
Official Websites en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Asner, www.nndb.com/people/313/000023244/, www.biography.com/people/ed-asner-259339
Father Morris David Asner
Mother Lizzie (nee Seliger)

Edward "Ed" Asner (born November 15, 1929) is an American film, television, and stage actor, voice actor, and a former president of the Screen Actors Guild. He is primarily known for his role as Lou Grant during the 1970s and early 1980s, on both The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off series Lou Grant, making him one of the few television actors to portray the same leading character in both a comedy and a drama. He is also known for portraying Santa Claus in the 2003 comedy Elf and its 2014 remake Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas.

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Partner Comparison

Edward Asner88 ScorpioActor
Cindy Gilmore82Film/TV Producer
Carol Jean Vogelman-
Nancy Sykes-Crew (film/tv)
Nancy Lou Sikes-


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
MatthewMale9th September, 196354 years oldNancy Sykes
LizaFemale9th September, 196354 years oldNancy Sykes
KateFemale14th April, 196751 years oldNancy Sykes
CharlesMale5th August, 198730 years oldCarol Jean Vogelman


The 5th Quarter2018Old Peter, PeterTV Show
Sucre2018Morris (Pawn Shop Owner)Movie
Vail of Justice2017Mr. FieldsMovie
Santa Stole Our Dog: A Merry Doggone Christmas!2017SantaMovie
Titanic: Sinking the Myths2017Wilhelm MüllerMovie
Blood Brothers2017Father of the twinsMovie
The Gliksmans2017MosheMovie
Senior Entourage2017EdMovie
The Parting Glass2017Movie
Heaven's Waiting Room2017GordonMovie
CarGo2017Art (voice)Movie
The Santa Files2017RickMovie
All of My Heart: Inn Love2017VernMovie
Barking Mad2017Manfred SchielMovie
When We Are Right2017Michael (voice)Movie
The Gettysburg Address2016Edward Everett (voice)Movie
Citizens United2016Ace RogersMovie
Yamasong: March of the Hollows2016Elder PyreezMovie
Waiting in the Wings: Still Waiting2016JeffersonMovie
Love Finds You in Valentine2016Gabriel Morgan (as Ed Asner)TV Movie
Framed: The Adventures of Zion Man2016Adult Walter (voice)Short Film
Angels on Tap2016SwiftyMovie
Super Sex2016GeorgeShort Film
Like a Butterfly2016JoeMovie
Mee and McGee2016SolomonMovie
Getting Ed Laid2016Ed RandallMovie
Foolish Things2016MickMovie
The Garden Left Behind2015Dr. ClearyMovie
Boonville Redemption2015Judge Mordecai PriceMovie
Love.Meet.Hope.2015Mr. JamesMovie
All of My Heart2015VernTV Movie
Conversations with Scleroderma2015NarratorMovie
Guiltless2015Dr. TaylorMovie
The 11th2015AndrewMovie
Through Maria's Eyes2014PharmacistMovie
Chasing Life2014Artie CarverTV Show
The Games Maker2014Nicholas Drago (as Ed Asner)Movie
Rainbow Reef2014Richard KrampusMovie
Pacific Edge2014RoyMovie
High Hopes: The Amityville Horror Murders2014Narrator (voice)Movie
Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas2014Santa (voice, as Ed Asner)TV Movie
Bonta 3D2014Bonta, Narrator (voice, as Ed Asner)Movie
Frozen in Time2014Grandpa (voice)Movie
Maron2013Marc's DadTV Show
The Crazy Ones2013Mr. FingerTV Show
Mom2013JackTV Show
Papa Noel2013Papa NoelMovie
Joe's War2013HarryMovie
Foodfight!2012Mr. Leonard (voice, as Ed Asner)Movie
Should've Been Romeo2012CharlieMovie
Identical2012Yaakov Washington (as Ed Asner)Movie
Men at Work2012BobTV Show
Home Alone: The Holiday Heist2012Mr. CarsonTV Movie
Liberator2012President WhitlockMovie
Two In2012Chief BuddyMovie
Autism and Cake2012FredMovie
Elephant Sighs2012LeoMovie
Shattered Hopes: The True Story of the Amityville Murders - Part III: Fraud & Forensics2012NarratorMovie
Shattered Hopes: The True Story of the Amityville Murders - Part II: Mob, Mayhem, Murder2012NarratorMovie
Tax the Rich: An Animated Fairy Tale2012Narrator (voice)Movie
Baron Blackwolf: Dogs of God2012Baron Theodore (as Ed Asner)Movie
Hopelessly in June2011RabbiMovie
Absolute Killers2011MaxwellMovie
Let Go2011ArtieMovie
Too Big to Fail2011Warren BuffettTV Movie
Working Class2011Hank GreziakTV Show
Michael: Every Day (TV Serie2011Dr. WassermanMovie
Good Men2011MortyMovie
Shattered Hopes: The True Story of the Amityville Murders2011NarratorMovie
Just Friends?2011EdMovie
10 Years + 10 Minutes2011Norman BravermanMovie
Stop the Environment2011Movie
The Lost Therapy Tapes2011Dr. WassermanMovie
Not Another B Movie2010Angry InvestorMovie
Hot in Cleveland2010JamesonTV Show
The Glades2010Dr. Ted HardyTV Show
Young Justice2010Kent NelsonTV Show
Hawaii Five-02010August MarchTV Show
The Raft2010SeymourShort Film
A Man of the World2010Leo BrunnShort Film
Up2009Carl Fredricksen (voice, as Ed Asner)Movie
The Cleveland Show2009Carl Fredricksen, Narrator, WalterTV Show
The Line2009PatrickTV Show
The Good Wife2009Guy RedmayneTV Show
Royal Pains2009Ted RothTV Show
The Middle2009BenTV Show
Star-ving2009Mr. Lipschitz and his twin Mr. LipschitzTV Show
Regular Show2009Santa ClausTV Show
The Triumph of William Henry Harrison2009Narrator (voice)Movie
Christmas Dreams2009JerryTV Movie
Til My Voice Is Gone2009Old ManMovie
Channels2008Ed PackardMovie
Gigantic2008Kirby Weathersby (as Ed Asner)Movie
Christmas Cottage2008SidneyMovie
Murdoch Mysteries2008Kris KringleTV Show
The Spectacular Spider-Man2008Uncle Ben ParkerTV Show
Generation Gap2008Bart CahillTV Movie
Christmas Is Here Again2007Krad (voice, as Ed Asner)Movie
Hard Four2007Nat SegalMovie
Andy Barker, P.I.2007Mickey DoyleTV Show
The Sarah Silverman Program.2007Commandant Von ReichensteinTV Show
WordGirl2007Kid PotatoTV Show
Saving Our Parents2007HostTV Movie
Zack's Machine2007FatherShort Film
The Heart Specialist2006Mr. OlsonMovie
Lolo's Cafe2006Mr. Atkins (voice, as Ed Asner)TV Movie
The Christmas Card2006LukeTV Movie
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip2006Wilson WhiteTV Show
All In2005Sweet LouMovie
Sheeba2005Grandpa Cecil (as Ed Asner)Movie
Sleeping Dogs Lie2005Sheriff DelaneyShort Film
Out of the Woods2005Jack GreenTV Movie
American Dad!2005Grandpa Smith, Mailbox #2TV Show
Bones2005Rufus TuckerTV Show
Criminal Minds2005Roy BrooksTV Show
The Boondocks2005Ed WunclerTV Show
Justice League Unlimited2005Granny Goodness, HephaestusMovie
Happily Even After2004Judge Dreyfus (uncredited)Movie
Center of the Universe2004Art BarnettTV Show
CSI: NY2004Abraham KleinTV Show
W.I.T.C.H.2004NapoleonTV Show
Missing Brendan2003George CaldenMovie
The Commission2003Capt. J.W. 'Will' FritzMovie
Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure2003Uncle Nick (as Ed Asner)TV Movie
The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay2003Auggie SinclairTV Movie
Duck Dodgers2003Guard CaptainTV Show
Spider-Man2003Officer BarrTV Show
Pope John XXIII2002Angelo RoncalliTV Movie
The Man Who Saved Christmas2002Charles GilbertTV Movie
The Dead Zone2002Marty BracknellTV Show
Fair Play2002Harry (as Ed Asner)Short Film
Desperate Measures2002Narrator (voice)Movie
Island Prey2001Jay RothMovie
The Animal2001Chief WilsonMovie
The Kid2001Dead Cat (voice, as Ed Asner)TV Movie
Max Steel2001Chuck MarshakTV Show
The Ellen Show2001Santa ClausTV Show
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy2001Mr. VoorheesTV Show
Donzi: The Legend2001Meyer LanskyMovie
Above Suspicion2000Thomas O'ClaireMovie
Mars and Beyond2000President Thomas D. MossShort Film
Becoming Dick2000Davis AldrichTV Movie
Common Ground2000Ira (as Ed Asner)TV Movie
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command2000FixerTV Show
The Huntress2000Max QuinlinTV Show
Bring Him Home2000Geza HorvathMovie
The Bachelor1999Sid GluckmanMovie
Olive, the Other Reindeer1999Santa (voice)TV Movie
The Sissy Duckling1999Elmer's father (voice)TV Movie
Chicken Soup for the Soul1999HarveyTV Show
Curb Your Enthusiasm1999Mr. WeinerTV Show
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit1999Coach Martin SchultzTV Show
SpongeBob SquarePants1999Angry Old TimerTV Show
The Hoop Life1999CoachTV Show
Eli's Theory1999ProfessorTV Show
Snowden's Christmas1999Big Daddy (voice)TV Movie
Hard Rain1998Uncle CharlieMovie
More Tales of the City1998Jack LedererTV Show
Family Guy1998Steve BellowsTV Show
Hercules1998MentorTV Show
Maggie Winters1998Nathan WintersTV Show
The Closer1998Carl DobsonTV Show
The Wild Thornberrys1998Frank HunterTV Show
Ask Harriet1998Old Man RussellTV Show
Academy Boyz1997Mr. BrightMovie
Dog's Best Friend1997JeepTV Movie
Payback1997Jack PatkanisTV Movie
Dead Man's Gun1997Jebusi McKinneyTV Show
Dharma & Greg1997Earl TuckerTV Show
Johnny Bravo1997Dr. Miller, Uncle LouTV Show
King of the Hill1997StinkyTV Show
Men in Black: The Series1997TV Show
Recess1997Thaddeus T. Third VTV Show
Soul Man1997Frank WeberTV Show
The Angry Beavers1997Risk KeeperTV Show
The Practice1997Judge Marcus Winnaker, Judge Matlin PrattTV Show
Zorro1997TV Show
The Fanatics1997Charlie AtwaterMovie
Two Weeks from Sunday1997Movie
Gone in the Night1996Det. John WatersTV Movie
Adventures from the Book of Virtues1996DanielTV Show
Arli$$1996Lenny CrowleyTV Show
Bruno the Kid1996Engineer (voice)TV Show
Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles1996Burbank, Hudson, PilotTV Show
The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest1996Sentry #4, Von RommeTV Show
Jumanji1996The JudgeTV Show
Superman1996Granny GoodnessTV Show
The Story of Santa Claus1996Santa Claus (voice)TV Movie
Goldilocks and the Three Bears1995BrunoMovie
Freakazoid!1995Sgt. Mike CosgroveTV Show
Life with Louie1995Mr. ApplegateTV Show
The Golem1995RabbiShort Film
Heads1994Ab AbbotTV Movie
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1994Mort SidelmanTV Show
ER1994Dr. James McNultyTV Show
Gargoyles1994Burbank, Hudson, Jack DanforthTV Show
Spider-Man: The Animated Series1994J. Jonah JamesonTV Show
The Magic School Bus1994Gen. AraniusTV Show
Thunder Alley1994Gil JonesTV Show
Touched by an Angel1994BudTV Show
Higher Education1994President Gordon KnightTV Show
Higher Education1994President Gordon KnightTV Movie
Down on the Waterfront1993Bobby GleasonShort Film
Gypsy1993PopTV Movie
Animaniacs1993VernTV Show
Bonkers1993GrumpsTV Show
The X-Files1993MauriceTV Show
Cruel Doubt1992Bill OsteenTV Movie
Fish Police1992Chief AbaloneTV Show
Hearts Afire1992George LahtiTV Show
Mad About You1992Zigmund KlarikTV Show
Batman: The Animated Series1992Roland Dagget, Roland DaggettTV Show
The Real Story of Happy Birthday to You1992Charlie (voice)Short Film
Mattie's Waltz1992GeorgeTV Movie
JFK1991Guy BannisterMovie
Switched at Birth1991Ted MarxTV Movie
Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus1991Edward P. MitchellTV Movie
Dinosaurs1991Evil Georgie (regular)TV Show
Silent Motive1991Sam Van DrakeTV Movie
Happily Ever After1990Scowl the Owl (voice)Movie
Good Cops, Bad Cops1990Jake QuinnTV Movie
Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less1990Harvey MetcalfeTV Movie
ABC TGIF1990Gil JonesTV Show
Captain Planet and the Planeteers1990Boris, Don Porkaloin, Hoggish GreedlyTV Show
The Trials of Rosie O'Neill1990Walter KovacsTV Show
The Simpsons1989EditorTV Show
Westward to China1989Edgar Snow (voice)Movie
A Friendship in Vienna1988Opah Oskar ReikmanTV Movie
Roseanne1988Lou GrantTV Show
Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night1987Scalawag (voice)Movie
Cracked Up1987Rev. Vincent OwensTV Movie
The Bronx Zoo1987Principal Joe DanzigTV Show
Kate's Secret1986Dr. ResnickTV Movie
Vital Signs1986Matthew St JamesTV Movie
Tender Is the Night1985Devereux WarrenTV Show
Tall Tales & Legends1985Lucky JakeTV Show
Greatest Adventure Stories from Bible1985JoshuaMovie
Anatomy of an Illness1984Norman CousinsTV Movie
Highway to Heaven1984HaroldTV Show
Off the Rack1984Sam WaltmanTV Show
Daniel1983Jacob AscherMovie
A Case of Libel1983Robert SloaneTV Movie
O'Hara's Wife1982Bob O'HaraMovie
Fort Apache the Bronx1981ConnollyMovie
A Small Killing1981Simon 'Si' ShaberTV Movie
The Family Man1979Eddie MaddenTV Movie
Roots1977Capt. Thomas DaviesTV Show
The Gathering1977AdamTV Movie
Lou Grant1977Lou GrantTV Show
The Life and Assassination of the Kingfish1977Huey P. LongTV Movie
Gus1976Hank CooperMovie
Rich Man, Poor Man1976Axel JordacheTV Show
Freedom Is1976TV Movie
Death Scream1975Peter SingletonTV Movie
The Impostor1975Barney WestTV Movie
Hey, I'm Alive1975Ralph FloresTV Movie
Twigs1975PhilTV Movie
The Wrestler1974Frank BassMovie
Rhoda1974Lou GrantTV Show
The Girl Most Likely to...1973Ralph VaroneTV Movie
Police Story1973Arch Tatum, Frank Moran, Lt. Dave BlodgettTV Show
Mystery of the Week1973Det. Ed AmesTV Show
Haunts of the Very Rich1972Al HunsickerTV Movie
This Week in Nemtim1972PresidentTV Movie
Skin Game1971PlunkettMovie
The Todd Killings1971Fred ReardonMovie
The Last Child1971BarstowTV Movie
They Call It Murder1971Chief Otto LarkinTV Movie
Cade's County1971Nick GraingerTV Show
Great Performances1971Various RolesTV Show
Halls of Anger1970Ernie McKayMovie
They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!1970Woody GarfieldMovie
House on Greenapple Road1970Sheriff MuntzTV Movie
The Old Man Who Cried Wolf1970Dr. MorheimTV Movie
Mary Tyler Moore1970Lou GrantTV Show
Do Not Throw Cushions Into the Ring1970The AgentMovie
Change of Habit1969Lt. MorettiMovie
Daughter of the Mind1969Saul WienerTV Movie
Medical Center1969Coach TraskTV Show
Hawaii Five-O1968August MarchTV Show
Here Come the Brides1968Matt BalterTV Show
Mod Squad1968Harry Loring, Joe Walton, Sgt. Ed LassiterTV Show
The Name of the Game1968Cesare Marino, Vince LeonardTV Show
El Dorado1967Bart JasonMovie
Gunn1967Police Lt. JacobyMovie
Ironside1967Marlon Davis, Warrant Officer Frank SimpsonTV Show
Judd for the Defense1967Capt. Paul Wyatt, District Attorney OrloffTV Show
The Invaders1967Harry Ferguson, TaugusTV Show
CBS Playhouse1967NatCongdonTV Show
The Venetian Affair1966Frank RosenfeldMovie
The Doomsday Flight1966FeldmanTV Movie
Felony Squad1966Bull BradovichTV Show
Mission: Impossible1966George SimpsonTV Show
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.1966George KramerTV Show
Iron Horse1966Ned MorleyTV Show
The Rat Patrol1966Captain FriedrichTV Show
The Satan Bug1965Veretti (as Ed Asner)Movie
The Slender Thread1965Det. Judd RidleyMovie
A Man Called Shenandoah1965Sam ChanceTV Show
Please Don't Eat the Daisies1965AlvinTV Show
Run for Your Life1965CappiTV Show
The F.B.I.1965John Carl Brock, Pete Zacharias, Walter GretzlerTV Show
The Wild Wild West1965Furman CrottyTV Show
Profiles in Courage1964Oliver E. Wells, President Ulysses S. GrantTV Show
Slattery's People1964Frank RadcliffTV Show
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea1964BrynovTV Show
The Reporter1964Max HolteTV Show
Fanfare for a Death Scene1964PikeTV Movie
Burke's Law1963Pablo VasquezTV Show
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1963Sgt. SladeTV Show
Breaking Point1963TV Show
Mr. Novak1963Harmon Stern, Paul BergTV Show
The Farmer's Daughter1963George ChaseTV Show
The Fugitive1963Joe Bantam, Roy Malinek, Sheriff MayhewTV Show
The Lieutenant1963Charles PerryTV Show
The Outer Limits1963Detective Sgt. Thomas SiroleoTV Show
The Richard Boone Show1963Harry FormanTV Show
Kid Galahad1962Assistant District Attorney Frank Gerson (uncredited)Movie
Sam Benedict1962Dr. Everett ColnerTV Show
Stoney Burke1962KappTV Show
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour1962Jack StanderTV Show
The Doctors and the Nurses1962Phil GrangerTV Show
The Eleventh Hour1962Max BrensonTV Show
The Virginian1962George JohnsonTV Show
Alcoa Premiere1961Daniel StrykerTV Show
Ben Casey1961Jerome LynchTV Show
Cain's Hundred1961Dave KellerTV Show
Dr. Kildare1961Dr. Frank Williams, John FossmanTV Show
The Defenders1961Harry Obermayer, Tim SellersTV Show
Target: The Corruptors1961TylerTV Show
Insight1960Bernie, God, HenryTV Show
Outlaws1960KeefTV Show
Route 661960Carl Selman, Custody Officer Lincoln Peers, Lt. TegelerTV Show
Play of the Week1959TV Show
The Untouchables1959Fedor Bartok, Frank, Jimmy CanadaTV Show
Naked City1958Lt. Vincent BustiTV Show
Decoy1957SergeantTV Show
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1955Warden BraganTV Show
Gunsmoke1955Jack Redmond, Sergeant WilksTV Show
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1954Horace McNickleTV Show
Armstrong Circle Theatre1950TV Show
Studio One in Hollywood1948Juror, Third ActorTV Show
Kraft Theatre1947TV Show
Forgive MeBishopMovie
Back of BookJimmy ColeMovie
In VinoCharlesMovie
DinosaurPop HalmoMovie
Stars in Shorts: No Ordinary LoveGeorgeMovie
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jekuper2010jekuper2010Apr 29, 2011

Great actor and a very nice man. One of my very favorites.

jekuper2010jekuper2010Apr 27, 2011

Ed Asner, one of my favorite actors

manpo20Aug 15, 2007


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