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Edward Asnere is a Actor, Scriptwriter and Executive Producer American born on 15 november 1929 at Kansas City (USA)

Edward Asnere

Edward Asnere
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Birth name Eddie Asner
Nationality USA
Birth 15 november 1929 at Kansas City (USA)
Death 29 august 2021 (at 91 years) at Kansas City (USA)

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.

In 2009, he starred as the voice of Carl Fredricksen in Pixar's animated film Up, and made a guest appearance on CSI: NY in the episode "Yahrseit". In early 2011, Asner returned to television as butcher Hank Greziak in Working Class, the first original sitcom on cable channel CMT. He starred in the Canadian television series Michael, Tuesdays and Thursdays, on CBC Television and has appeared in the 2013 television series The Glades, in the episode "Killer Barbecue".


Asner was married to Nancy Sykes from 1959 until 1988. Together they have three children: twins Matthew and Liza, and Kate. In 1987, he had a son named Charles with Carol Jean Vogelman. Asner is a parent and a grandparent of a child with autism and is deeply involved with the autism nonprofit Autism Speaks. He also serves on the advisory board of a suburban Chicago firm that employs persons with autistic spectrum disorders to test and program software.

Engaged to producer Cindy Gilmore in 1991, he married her on August 2, 1998. Gilmore filed for divorce on November 7, 2007. Model and television personality Jules Asner is his former daughter-in-law. Gavin Newsom, his ex-nephew-in-law, was a former mayor of San Francisco and is the current Lieutenant Governor of California.

On March 12, 2013, while performing in FDR at the Marquette Pavilion in Gary, Indiana, Asner began having trouble with his lines, and appeared to be disoriented, he was reportedly walked off stage by emergency medical personnel about 15 minutes into the performance. He was subsequently hospitalized in a Chicago-area hospital for exhaustion, and was released the following day. Commenting on his Twitter page Asner said, "Reports of my imminent demise are greatly exaggerated, They tell me I am suffering from exhaustion. Thanks for the good wishes!" He was expected to return to his home in Los Angeles, and postponed any further shows.

Best films

Up (2009)
Elf (2003)
Fort Apache, the Bronx (1981)
The House of Magic (2013)
El Dorado (1966)
The Slender Thread (1965)

Usually with

Frank Welker
Frank Welker
(6 films)
Rob Schneider
Rob Schneider
(1 films)
Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler
(1 films)
Pete Docter
Pete Docter
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Edward Asnere (89 films)

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Lady Chokey presents Scary Stories
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror
Actors Edward Furlong, Rick Ravanello, Brian Krause, Meat Loaf, Edward Asnere, Elaine Hendrix
Roles Max
Rating43% 2.157062.157062.157062.157062.15706
The story centers around Johnny Graham (Edward Furlong), who was raised by the Torino crime family after his parents' death. He is constantly bothered by the fact that he has to decide whether he should remain loyal to his adoptive family or to his conscience. It is apparent to Johnny that it is time to act when Anthony Torino (Rick Ravanello) sets his sights on D.A. Elizabeth Jones (Grace Johnston), who is prosecuting Anthony for the gruesome murder of his cousin. Though Johnny is the family accountant, he is an excellent marksman, and he volunteers to make the hit. He persuades a hesitant Anthony to let him eliminate the D.A., when in actuality Johnny only wants to warn her. His plan is ruined by two men from the Torino family sent to oversee his first hit. The ensuing shootout leaves Elizabeth wounded, one of the two overseers dead, and Johnny arrested. Johnny's conscience takes control of him when he confesses and is entered into the Federal Witness Security Program. Shortly afterward, Anthony is apprehended, but he escapes and makes contact with a mole in an attempt to uncover the locations of Johnny and the others who were going to testify against him in trial. Torino family hit-man and Johnny's longtime friend, Vince, comes to the farm where Johnny is hidden. Once again, Johnny is scrambling to keep the lives of those who have crossed paths with Anthony intact, including his own. On his journey, he realizes he is not alone on his mission.
Bridge of Spies, 2h17
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Spy
Themes Spy films, Politique, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents
Actors Tom Hanks, Amy Ryan, Alan Alda, Eve Hewson, Billy Magnussen, Kevin Spacey
Roles Oldest Nicholas
Rating75% 3.7962853.7962853.7962853.7962853.796285
In 1957 Brooklyn, New York, Rudolf Abel retrieves a secret message from a park bench and reads it just before FBI agents burst into his rented room. He prevents discovery of the message, but other evidence in the room leads to his arrest and prosecution as a Soviet spy.
Beyond Beyond, 1h20
Directed by Esben Toft Jacobsen
Origin Danemark
Genres Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Transport films, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Tuva Novotny, Gustaf Hammarsten, Lennart Jähkel, Leif Andrée, Søs Egelind, Jon Heder
Rating60% 3.0069053.0069053.0069053.0069053.006905
Johan est un lapereau qui vit avec son père sur un bateau équipé de tout ce qu'il faut pour vivre confortablement. La mère de Johan a disparu au loin, mais Johan espère pouvoir la retrouver, même si son père lui dit que c'est malheureusement impossible. Un jour, pendant une escale à terre que fait son père, Johan capte sur la radio du navire un mystérieux message qui le décide à lancer le bateau en pleine mer, et à se lancer à la recherche du mystérieux Roi Plume, le seul capable de l'aider à retrouver sa mère. Il se retrouve confronté à un royaume magique, mais où il s'expose à de nombreux dangers.
Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas, 43minutes
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Animation
Themes Christmas films
Actors Jim Parsons, Mark Hamill, Kate Micucci, Edward Asnere, Max Charles, Rachael MacFarlane
Roles Santa (voice)
Rating54% 2.7051452.7051452.7051452.7051452.705145
Santa narrates the story of Buddy's travels to New York City to meet his father. Along the way, his unrelenting cheer transforms the lives of everyone he meets and opens his father's eyes to the magic of the holiday.
Axel: The Biggest Little Hero, 1h20
Genres Animation
Actors Edward Asnere, Tim Curry, Yuri Lowenthal, Matthew Lillard, Sarah Natochenny, George Takei
Roles Bonta / Narrator
Rating47% 2.397092.397092.397092.397092.39709
Boca and his best friend Jono go out in search of a magical plant from the Bonta Forest that will feed their starving tribe, but they are threatened by the Lizard King who wants to take over the forest. The two become friends with a brave princess and a giant ostrich robot who assist them on their journey for the plant.
Second Chances
Directed by Ernie Barbarash
Genres Drama
Actors Alison Sweeney, Greg Vaughan, Edward Asnere, Benjamin Stockham, Rance Howard, Diego Serrano
Roles Chief Buddy
Rating70% 3.5381953.5381953.5381953.5381953.538195
Jeff, un pompier gravement blessé à la jambe, ayant perdu son père dans un feu lorsqu’il était enfant. Loue pendant son rétablissement une chambre au rez-de-chaussée d’un immeuble. Il y vivra avec Jenny, une veuve opératrice du centre d'appels de secours le 911, ayant deux enfants, Luke et Elsie. Les enfants voient Jeff comme un père de remplaçant idéal et essaye de le faire tomber amoureux de leur mère. Elle reconnaît sa bonne influence, mais craint qu’une autre séparation soit trop dure...
The House of Magic, 1h25
Directed by Benoît "Ben" Stassen
Origin Belgique
Genres Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Jeu, Films about cats, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Films about toys, Mise en scène d'une souris, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Ethel Houbiers, Grant R. George, Henri Bungert, Patrick Poivey, Edward Asnere, Alexis Victor
Rating61% 3.099913.099913.099913.099913.09991
A human girl opens her car's door and throws a toy to the walkside, making out to her cat. This one, realizing that he has been abandoned by her owner, looking for a refuge when a storm explodes, comes to an old house with fame of cursed in the neighborhood. Trying to escape from it, he is threaten by a white rabbit called Jack and a white mouse called Maggie, ordering him to leave the house before Zoltar's see him. Zoltar, an nice and old magician, finds the cat and he decides to adopt him, putting the name of Thunder after his fear to the storm.
Christmas on the Bayou, 1h26
Directed by Leslie Hope
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Christmas films
Actors Hilarie Burton Morgan, Tyler Hilton, Markie Post, Edward Asnere, Dana Gourrier
Roles Papa Noel
Rating61% 3.0982753.0982753.0982753.0982753.098275
Katherine, qui vit seule à New York avec son fils Zack, vient passer Noël chez sa mère en Louisiane où elle a grandi. Elle y retrouve un ami d'enfance, Caleb, tandis que son fils fait la connaissance d'un vieil homme, qui prétend être le Père Noël. Katherine refuse les avances de Caleb mais finit par lui céder, voyant sa complicité avec Zack. C'est alors que son boulot new-yorkais vient la hanter...
Foodfight! (2012)
, 1h27
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Horror, Animation
Actors Charlie Sheen, Eva Longoria, Hilary Duff, Wayne Brady, Robert Costanzo, Larry Miller
Roles Mr. Leonard (voice)
Rating13% 0.6569150.6569150.6569150.6569150.656915
Foodfight! takes place in the "Marketropolis" supermarket. After closing time, the supermarket transforms into a city in which all the citizens are personified well-known marketing icons, A.K.A. "Ikes". The story opens with the protagonist Dex Dogtective (Sheen) saving kittens before he tells his friend, Daredevil Dan (Brady), that he is about to ask his girlfriend Sunshine Goodness (Duff) to marry him. However, Dan attempts to draw a picture of Dex proposing but crashes and Sunshine goes to assist Dan before Dex can propose. Dan returns, but has no idea of what happened to Sunshine.
Home Alone: The Holiday Heist, 1h27
Directed by Peter Hewitt
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Themes Christmas films, Children's films
Actors Jodelle Ferland, Ellie Harvie, Malcolm McDowell, Debi Mazar, Eddie Steeples, Edward Asnere
Roles Mr. Carson
Rating35% 1.77881.77881.77881.77881.7788
The Baxter family move from California to Maine and settle into their new house during the Christmas season. 10-year-old Finn Baxter (Christian Martyn) and his older sister, Alexis Baxter (Jodelle Ferland), are technophiles, who isolate themselves from their parents Curtis Baxter (Doug Murray) and Catherine Baxter (Ellie Harvie) and the outside world where Finn is playing his video game "Robo Infantry 3" and Alexis is always on her phone. Encouraged by his dad to socialize, Finn befriends his neighbor, Mason (Peter DaCunha), who informs him about the legend of a smothered gangster whose ghost haunts the Baxters' new home, leaving Finn paranoid.
Casting By
Casting By (2012)
, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about cities
Actors Marion Dougherty, Lynn Stalmaster, Woody Allen, Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close, Robert De Niro
Roles Self
Rating75% 3.787123.787123.787123.787123.78712
The film is a celebration of the casting profession, highlighting its previously unsung role in film history while also serving as an elegy to the lost era of the New Hollywood. It focuses on casting pioneer Marion Dougherty, an iconoclast whose exquisite taste, tenacity and gut instincts brought a new kind of actor to the screen that would mark the end of the old studio system and help to usher in this revolutionary new period. The film draws a line through the last half century to show us the profession’s evolution from studio system type-casting to the rise of large ensemble films populated with unique and diverse casts.
Let Go
Let Go (2011)
, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors David Denman, Gillian Jacobs, Kevin Hart, Edward Asnere, Garret Morris, Simon Helberg
Roles Artie
Rating52% 2.608592.608592.608592.608592.60859
The film centers around the interlocking lives of a bored parole officer and three eccentric ex-convicts recently placed under his supervision.
All Star Superman, 1h16
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about children, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors James Denton, Christina Hendricks, Anthony LaPaglia, Linda Cardellini, Edward Asnere, Obba Babatundé
Roles Perry White (voice)
Rating68% 3.4479153.4479153.4479153.4479153.447915
Dr. Leo Quintum and his team are exploring the Sun when they are sabotaged by a booby-trapped genetically-enhanced clone, turned into a time-bomb by Lex Luthor. Superman stops the clone but in doing so receives an overdose of solar radiation. Though the radiation is slowly killing him, it does give Superman new powers. Luthor, having orchestrated the death of Superman while under the employment of General Sam Lane, is arrested by the military thanks to Clark Kent's article and sentenced to death by a Metropolis tribunal. Superman asks Dr. Quintim to keep news of his impending death secret from the public. Wanting to spend as much of his remaining time with Lois Lane, Superman reveals to her that he is Clark Kent. Lois doubts his revelation because she had been unable to prove Superman's "Kent" identity herself. Superman takes her to the Fortress of Solitude. During this visit, Superman's secretive behavior and her indirect exposure to alien chemicals heightens Lois' paranoia.