Edward Asner

Creative problem-solver who found new angles.

Edward Asner
Full NameEddie Asner


Royalty is certainly not a better word than to describe the high esteemed Edward Asner, born of Russian Jewish parentage in Kansas City, to Morris David Asner and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Seliger. After attending college, Edward worked various jobs, including a steel mill, door-to-door salesman and on an assembly line for General Motors. He subsequently joined the U.S. Army Signals Corps and posted to France, where he was primarily assigned clerical tasks, followed by his joining of the Playwrights Theatre Company in Chicago. In 1955, he made his debut off-Broadway in Brecht's Threepenny Opera and five years later, he made his debut on the Great White Way in the courtroom drama Face of a Hero. An illustrious career was born, and Edward Asner's legacy of excellence lives on.

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  • Primetime Emmy1980
    Lou GrantOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
  • Primetime Emmy1978
    Lou GrantOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
  • Primetime Emmy1977
    RootsOutstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series


  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Then Again with Herbie J Pilato
  • Natural Heroes
  • Batman: The Animated Series
  • From Wharf Rats to Lords of the Docks
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords
  • The Eleventh
  • Justice League Unlimited
  • The Richard Boone Show
  • Profiles in Courage
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - The Original Radio Drama
  • The Boondocks
  • Cobra Kai
  • Slattery's People
  • Scarlett
  • Spider-Man: The Animated Series
  • Rain Beau's End
  • Crash: The Animated Series
  • Roots
  • Audrey
  • Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
  • The Spectacular Spider-Man
  • Life with Louie
  • Up
  • Tiger Within
  • Rich Man, Poor Man
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show
  • Tender Is the Night
  • The Seventies
  • Grace and Frankie
  • The Fugitive
  • Superman: The Animated Series
  • Gargoyles
  • Dug Days
  • Fish Police
  • JFK
  • Missing, Presumed Dead: The Search for America's POWs
  • X-Men Legends
  • Dead to Me
  • The Reporter
  • Don Adams' Screen Test
  • Pacific Edge
  • Animaniacs
  • The Bronx Zoo
  • Match Game PM
  • More Tales of the City
  • Insight
  • The Gathering
  • Shatner's Raw Nerve

Family Tree

The Asner dynasty is descended from the esteemed Russian Jewish branch of the family, with patriarch Morris David Asner having founded the successful Kansas City-based Asner Iron & Metal Company. His son, Edward Asner, was a decorated veteran of the Korean War who went on to study at the University of Chicago before embarking on a career of great achievement. His progeny have all followed in his footsteps, with Matthew Asner becoming a well-regarded producer and director, Kate Asner a highly acclaimed actor, Mark Seliger a celebrated photographer, and Liza Asner a successful actress. The Asner family have truly reached the peak of success and are to be commended for their many accomplishments.

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