Edward Asner

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Yitzak Edward Asner
  • Birth Place: Kansas City, KS
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 11/15/1929, Scorpio
  • Profession: Actor
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Edward Asner Fast Facts:
  • Was directed by Mike Nichols in college productions at the University of Chicago; began acting professionally with the Chicago Playwright's Theatre Company following his discharge from the U.S. Army Signal Corps in 1953.
  • Made his TV debut in the dramatic anthology Studio One in 1957.
  • Was president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1981 to 1985.
  • San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom is his wife Cindy's nephew; TV personality Jules Asner is his former daughter-in-law.
  • Well-known for his political activism.
  • Was inducted into the TV Academy Hall of Fame in 1996; received a Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 2001.
  • As of 2012, holds the record for male performer with most Emmy wins (seven total, five for the character of Lou Grant). Incidentally, The Mary Tyler Moore Show costar Cloris Leachman holds the record for female performer.
  • Was the first actor ever to receive both Comedy and Drama Emmys for the same character.
  • Edward Asner Relationships:
  • Kate Asner Luckerman - Daughter
  • Matthew Asner - Son
  • Nancy Sykes - Ex-wife
  • Liza Asner - Daughter
  • Cindy Gilmore - Ex-wife
  • Charles Vogelman - Son
  • Carol Jean Vogelman - Ex-significant Other
  • Lizzie Asner - Mother
  • Morris David Asner - Father
  • Ben Asner - Brother
  • Edward Asner Awards:
  • 1980 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 1992 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1979 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1978 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 1974 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1982 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1982 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 1979 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 1980 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Winner
  • 1975 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1978 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Winner
  • 1976 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
  • 1973 Emmy: Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Comedy - Nominee
  • 1976 Emmy: Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1977 Emmy: Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series - Winner
  • 1976 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1974 Emmy: Best Supporting Actor in Comedy - Nominee
  • 1977 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
  • 1975 Emmy: Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1972 Emmy: Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Comedy - Winner
  • 1972 Golden Globe: Actor in a Supporting Role - Series or Television Movie - Winner
  • 1977 Emmy: Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2007 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Life Achievement Award - Winner
  • 1981 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 1981 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1973 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1971 Emmy: Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Comedy - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

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