Yitzak Edward Asner was born on November 15, 1929 in Kansas City, Kansas. Versatile, committed, eloquent, and talented: all these adjectives describe actor/activist Edward Asner. Perhaps best known for his award-winning comedic and dramatic portrayal of journalist Lou Grant, Asner achieved a crossover success with this character that…more
Edward is known for providing the voice of Master Vrook in video game, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
Asner has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
He is 5' 7" (1.70 m) tall.
Only actor to win Emmys for playing the same character (Lou Grant) in both a comedy ("Mary Tyler Moore" (1970)) and a drama ("Lou Grant" (1977)).
President of Screen Actors Guild (SAG). [1981-1985]