Father: Morris David Asner, scrap steel vendor

Mom: Lizzie (Seliger) Asner

Marriages: Cindy Gilmore (1998-2007, divorced); Nancy Sykes (1959-1988, divorced)

Kids: With Carol Jean Vogelman: Charles; with Nancy Sykes: Kathryn, Matthew and Liza (twins)

Schooling: Attended the College of Chicago, 1947-1949

Army: US Military Sign Corps

Different Facts

Nominated for 21 Emmy Awards, together with 17 Primetime Emmys and 4 Daytime Emmys. He has received seven for primetime.

Solely actor to win each a comedy and a drama Primetime Emmy for a similar position, for “Lou Grant.”

He performed Lou Grant on 4 totally different tv collection: “The Mary Tyler Moore Present,” “Rhoda,” “Lou Grant” and “Roseanne.”

Has been outspoken about his opposition to warfare.

He’s a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.


1950s – Member of Chicago’s Playwrights Theatre Membership earlier than transferring to New York.

1957 – Makes his tv debut within the drama “Studio One.”

1960 – Lands his first Broadway position in “Face of a Hero” with Jack Lemmon.

1962 – Is solid in his first movie position in Elvis Presley’s “Child Galahad.”
September 19, 1970 – The primary telecast of “The Mary Tyler Moore Present” airs on CBS. Asner stars for seven seasons as “Lou Grant,” the curmudgeonly producer of the WJM-TV-Minneapolis information.

1971-1972 – Wins two consecutive Emmy Awards for Excellent Comedy Efficiency By An Actor In a Supporting Position for “The Mary Tyler Moore Present.”

1975 – Wins an Emmy for Excellent Persevering with Efficiency By a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Collection for “The Mary Tyler Moore Present.”

1976 – Wins an Emmy for his portrayal as Axel Jordache in “Wealthy Man, Poor Man.”

January 1977 – Portrays slave commerce Captain Thomas Davies on the TV mini-series, “Roots,” successful an Emmy for Excellent Efficiency by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Collection.

March 19, 1977 – The ultimate episode of “The Mary Tyler Moore Present” airs on CBS.

September 20, 1977 – Premiere of “The Mary Tyler Moore Present” spin-off, “Lou Grant.”

1978 – Wins an Emmy for Lead Actor In a Drama Collection for “Lou Grant.”

1980 – Wins an Emmy for Lead Actor In a Drama Collection for “Lou Grant.”

1981 – After advocating for the unions through the Display screen Actors Guild (SAG) strike in 1980, Asner is elected SAG president.

1982 – CBS cancels “Lou Grant” after 5 seasons reportedly because of low scores. Asner attributes the cancellation to his political activism as a substitute.

1983 – Asner is reelected for a second time period as SAG president.

1985 – Patty Duke replaces Asner as SAG president.

1996 – Is inducted into the Tv Academy Corridor of Fame.
2002 – Is introduced with the Display screen Actors Guild’s Life Achievement Award.
April 2004 – Writes an open letter to peace and justice leaders concerning the tragedy of 9/11 and the next perpetuation of an “infinite warfare” as a way to limit civil liberties in the US.
Might 19, 2008 – Oprah Winfrey hosts the surviving solid members of “The Mary Tyler Moore Present” to mirror on the collection.
2009 – Supplies the voice for “Carl Fredricksen” within the Academy Award-winning animated movie, “Up.”
2011 – Portrays Warren Buffett in HBO’s “Too Massive to Fail.”

October 4, 2012-January 6, 2013 – Seems on Broadway within the manufacturing of “Grace,” after having not been on stage since 1989.

March 12, 2013 – Falls sick throughout his one-man present, “FDR,” in Gary, Indiana, and is rushed to the hospital. His publicist later says Asner was identified with exhaustion.

June 2013 – Voices his help for Edward Snowden, who leaked confidential data relating to the US authorities’s surveillance applications.

October 10, 2017 – Asner publishes his e-book, “The Grouchy Historian: An Outdated-Time Lefty Defends Our Structure Towards Proper-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs.”

March 22, 2018 – Declares the creation of the Ed Asner Household Heart, which helps people who find themselves in a different way abled.

2019 – The documentary “Ed Asner: On Stage and Off” is launched.