Birth name Eddie Asner NationalityUSA 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.
, 1h20 GenresAnimation ActorsEdward Asnere, Tim Curry, Yuri Lowenthal, Matthew Lillard, Sarah Natochenny, George Takei Roles Bonta / Narrator Rating47% 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.
Directed byErnie Barbarash GenresDrama ActorsAlison Sweeney, Greg Vaughan, Edward Asnere, Benjamin Stockham, Rance Howard, Diego Serrano Roles Chief Buddy Rating70% 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...
, 1h26 Directed byLeslie Hope GenresDrama, Romance ThemesChristmas films ActorsHilarie Burton Morgan, Tyler Hilton, Markie Post, Edward Asnere, Dana Gourrier Roles Papa Noel Rating61% 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...
, 1h27 OriginUSA GenresComedy, Action, Adventure, Horror, Animation ActorsCharlie Sheen, Eva Longoria, Hilary Duff, Wayne Brady, Robert Costanzo, Larry Miller Roles Mr. Leonard (voice) Rating13% 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.
, 1h27 Directed byPeter Hewitt OriginUSA GenresComedy, Crime ThemesChristmas films, Children's films ActorsJodelle Ferland, Ellie Harvie, Malcolm McDowell, Debi Mazar, Eddie Steeples, Edward Asnere Roles Mr. Carson Rating35% 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.
, 1h27 GenresComedy ActorsByron Thames, Larry Thomas, David Faustino, Joe Estevez, James Vallo, Edward Asnere Roles Angry Investor Rating48% The film revolves around a business meeting at a restaurant between frustrated screenwriter Byron (Byron Thames), hack director Larry (Larry Thomas), and clueless producer James (James Vallo). Byron struggles in vain to stick to his original vision for a film, while Larry and James are intent on altering the script. Aside from their wishing to make money, they also want to create a film that will "make the audience walk out...in a good way!" Their shocking movie is tentatively titled "The Umpire Strikes Back", due to the "created" narrative revolving around a baseball ump (Reggie Bannister), who goes on a killing spree which includes a rip-off of the iconic black-and-white shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, but with a bat replacing the infamous knife.