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Eddie Asner

November 15, 1929 (1929-11-15) (age 91)
Education Wyandotte High School
Alma mater University of Chicago
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active 1957–present
Political party Democratic
Nancy Sykes
(m. 1959; div. 1988)

Cindy Gilmore
(m. 1998; div. 2015)
Children 4
21st President of the Screen Actors Guild
In office
November 3, 1981 – June 20, 1985
Preceded by William Schallert
Succeeded by Patty Duke

Eddie Asner (born November 15, 1929), also credited as Edward Asner, is an American actor of Jewish descent.

He was the president of Screen Actors Guild. He is known for his Emmy Award winning role Lou Grant on both the Mary Tyler Moore Show and Lou Grant. In 2009, he voiced Carl Fredricksen in the Pixar movie Up. In 2011, Asner returned to television as butcher Hank Greziak in Working Class, the first original sitcom on cable CMT. He is currently starring in a Canadian television series Michael, Tuesdays and Thursdays, on CBC Television. Asner was born in Kansas City, Missouri, but was raised in Chicago, Illinois. Asner was married to Nancy Sykes from 1959 to 1988; they have four children. He was married Cindy Gilmore from 1998 to 2007. California Governor Gavin Newsom is his nephew by marriage. Gavin Newsom. Asner currently lives in Santa Monica, California.


Animated Roles

  • American Dad! - Great-Grandpa Smith, Red Mailbox
  • Animaniacs - Vern Bear
  • Batman: The Animated Series - Roland Daggett
  • Buzz Lightyear of Star Command - Fixer
  • Captain Planet and the Planeteers - Don Porkaloin, Hoggish Greedly
  • Dinosaurs - Georgie (evil voice)
  • Family Guy - Steve Bellows
  • Fish Police - Chief Abalone
  • Freakazoid! - Sgt. Mike Cosgrove
  • Gargoyles - Burbank, Hudson
  • Regular Show - Santa Claus
  • Sonic the Hedgehog - Cat
  • Spider-Man: The Animated Series - J. Jonah Jameson
  • SpongeBob SquarePants - Angry Old Timer
  • Teamo Supermo - Mr. Large
  • The Boondocks - Ed Wuncler
  • The Cleveland Show - Carl Fredricksen, Narrator, Storyteller, The Daily Splash Editor
  • The Magic School Bus - General
  • The Simpsons - Editor
  • The Wild Thornberrys - Frank Hunter

Film Roles

  • Elf - Santa Claus
  • Happily N'Ever After - Scowl the Owl
  • Olive, the Other Reindeer - Santa Claus
  • Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night - Scalawag the Raccoon
  • Up - Carl Fredricksen

Video Game Roles

  • X-Men Legends - Healer

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