Ed Asner’s long career in show business spanned acting, voice-overs, and large-scale social activism. Best remembered for his iconic role as newsroom leader Lou Grant, Asner is remembered here in our photo gallery.
Asner’s long list of credits also includes the movies. Eleven, one of several movies in which he played Santa Claus, and Pixar’s Oscar winner Until, in which he voiced the protagonist, Carl Fredricksen.
He recently starred in several Emmy-nominated comedy series, Cobra Kai, playing Johnny Lawrence’s stepfather Sid Winberg, Grace and Frankie and in Dead to me.
A series of guest starring roles led to him playing Lou Grant in the acclaimed 1970s half-hour comedy series. The Mary Tyler Moore Show. After the series ended in 1977, Asner’s character received his own spinoff series, an hour-long drama. Lou grant (1977-1982). Additionally, Asner made appearances as Lou Grant on two other shows, Rhoda other Roseanne.
Asner was also a series regular on Thunder Alley, the Bronx Zoo and Aaron Sorkin Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. He also featured acclaimed performances in two very popular miniseries, Estate other Rich man, poor man, that both earned him Emmy Awards.
In addition to UntilAsner’s extensive voice-over resume includes providing the voices of Joshua in J.oshua and the battle of Jericho (1986) for Hanna-Barbera, J. Jonah Jameson in the Spiderman series (1994-98), Hoggish Greedly in Captain Planet and the Planetariums (1990-95), Roland Daggett in Batman: The Animated Series (1992-94) Ed Wuncler in The boondocks (2005-14) and Granny Goodness in various DC animated series.
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