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Know Your “That Guy”: Ed Asner

Ed Asner

Born: November 15, 1929

Number of Roles: 286

Best Known for Playing: Crotchety old men

First Appearance: Juror/Third Actor on Studio One in Hollywood (1957)

Most Recent Appearance: Ted Roth on Royal Pains (2011)

Can Be Seen (or Heard) In:

  • Elf
  • The Boondocks
  • Gargoyles
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show
  • Lou Grant
  • Up
  • The Cleveland Show
  • Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
  • Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
  • The Practice
  • Spider-Man
  • Batman: The Animated Series
  • Superman: The Animated Series
  • The Closer
  • Freakazoid!
  • Captain Planet
  • The Simpsons
  • King of the Hill
  • ER

Fun Facts

  • President of SAG from from ’81-’85
  • Won an Emmy for playing the same character (Lou Grant) in both a comedy and a drama.
  • Has won the most Emmys of an male performer (7)
  • Has played Santa Claus four times

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