Edward Asner is an American film, television, stage, and voice actor; as well as an elected member of the Television Hall of Fame. He’s best known for his Seven-Time Emmy/Five-Time Golden Globe Award-winning portrayal of Lou Grant on CBS' The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off series, CBS' Lou Grant, making him one of the few actors to portray the same character in both comedy and drama television series.
Historical film documentaries include American Road, Americas in Transition, and American Dream. Other film credits include Audrey, All of My Heart, Second Chances, Up, Elf, The Kid, Common Ground, Payback, Gypsy, JFK, and El Dorado.
Broadway credits include his debut as Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum in a revival of Threepenny Opera (Theatre de Lys); Perry Cates in Face of a Hero (Eugene O'Neill Theatre); Harry Brock in a revival of Born Yesterday (Richard Rodgers Theatre); and Karl in Grace (Cort Theatre).