Ed Asner Biography

The most famous image of Edward Asner was Lou Grant from the movie “Mary Tyler Moore”. For this work, he received several prestigious awards. Asner was also awarded an award for several journalistic reporting. He was first cry on 19 November 1929. His Birth place is Kansas City, Missouri,United States. He is a popular American actor, participant in numerous entertainment and political shows. Also known to the public for the main roles in the series. Apart from being an American actor, he was also the president of the Screen Actors Guild.

Ed Asner Biography

He was born in Kansas City. His mother was in charge of the household, and his father was the manager of a thrift store. Ed was raised in strict Jewish traditions. Asner graduated from Viadot High School. The young man spent most of his free time at the local cinema. Since childhood, he adored cinema and dreamed of becoming a popular actor. After graduating from school, he entered the University of Chicago, after receiving higher education he was drafted into the ranks of the US Army, the aspiring actor was sent to Europe.

Rise To Fame

The most famous image of him was Lou Grant from the movie “Mary Tyler Moore”. Asner was also awarded an award for several journalistic reporting.In 1991, he starred in the film “JFK”, where he played the role of an FBI employee. Ed is also known to many for the TV series “Roots”. There he appeared in the form of Captain Davis, seeking adventure and participating in dangerous “games”. He was part of the Playwrights Theater Company in Chicago. In the mid-1950s, this organization was renamed Compass Players. Asner has an excellent voice. He has voiced many popular films. In the 1990s, he took part in the voice acting of television series and films: “Spider-Man”, “Gargoyles”, “Star Wars”, “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic”, “Batman: The Animated Series”, “Freakazoid” , “The Boondock”. Also, his voice can be heard in many cartoons. In 1993 he worked on the voice acting for the documentary Legacy for Efrain. In 1959, he married Nancy Sykes, in 1988 they decided to divorce. From this marriage, Ed has three children, twins Matthew and Lisa, and a daughter, Kate. In 1987, he had a son, Charles, by Carol Vojelman, a friend with whom he spent almost all of his free time.

Real Name Edward Asner
Nick Name Ed
Date Of Death August 29, 2021
Date Of Birth November 15, 1929
Nationality Spanish
Religion Christian
Gender Male
Birth Place Kansas City, Missouri, U.S
Profession Actor
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Political Party Democratic
Year Active 1950–2021
Father Name Morris David Asner
Mother Name Lizzie Seliger
Brother Name Don’t now
Sister Name Don’t now
Children Name
  • Matthew Asner
  • Charles Edward Vogelman
  • Liza Asner
  • Kate Asner
Wife Name
  • Nancy Sykes (m. 1959; div. 1988)​
  • Cindy Gilmore ​(m. 1998; div. 2015)
School Name Don’t Know
University Name University of Chicago
Qualification Don’t Know
  Physical Status
Ed Asner Biography Cover Pic
Height 5ft 8 or 172.7 cm
Body Fit
Weight in Kilograms- 80 kg
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color White
Shoe Size 17 (US)
Chest size 50  inches Approx
Biceps 40  inches Approx
Waist Size 55 inches Approx
Dress Size 19 (US) Approx
Sexual Orientation Straight
Relationship Status
Are you married ? Yes
Is he Gay No
Any Affair No
Girl Friend Name Carol Jean Vogelman (1986 – 1988)
Wife Name
  • Nancy Sykes (m. 1959; div. 1988)​
  • Cindy Gilmore ​(m. 1998; div. 2015)

Personal life

He did Nancy Sykes in 1959. Nancy Sykes gave birth to three children out of which two are twins. Their children’s names are Matthew and Liza and Kate. HE divorced Nancy Sykes in 1988. After the divorce, he entered into a relationship with Carol Jean Vogelman. And in 1987, Carol Jean Vogelman gave birth to his’s son whom he named Charles. He was both a parent and grandparent of a child with autism. He was associated with the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Autism Speaks. Apart from this, he also served as a board member and advisor to Aspiritech. Aspiritech is a non-profit organization. Which trains high-functioning autistic individuals to test software and provide quality-assured services to companies. EHer got engaged to Cindy Gilmore in 1991. Cindy Gilmore is a producer. he married Cindy on 2 August 1998. After a few years of marriage, nothing was right between them. And on November 7, 2007, he filed for legal separation. And in 2015 he filed for divorce. He is one of the most popular Hollywood actors. He is a rather attractive and seductive man who has managed to capture many women’s hearts.


His’s father’s name is Morris David Asner. And his mother’s name is Lizzie Seliger. He had never told how many siblings he had.

Cause of Death

He has died of natural causes at the age of 91 at his home in Tarzana, Los Angeles on August 29, 2021.

Net Worth

Just now internet viral news has revealed that his’s net worth is around $10 million. However, he never confirmed his net worth.


He started his movie career in 1961 with The Murder Men. Kid Galahad in 1962, The Slender Thread and The Satan Bug in 1965, The Venetian Affair in 1966, El Dorado and Gunn in 1967, Change of Habit in 1969, Halls of Anger in 1970, They Call Me Mister Tibbs in 1970! Skin Game and The Todd Killings in 1971, The Wrestler in 1974, Gus in 1976, Fort Apache, The Bronx in 1981, O’Hara’s Wife in 1982, Daniel in 1983, Anatomy of an Illness in 1984, The Christmas Star in 1986, Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night in 1987, Moon over Parador in 1988, Happily Ever After in 1990 had acted in. Click on this link to know the rest of the movie list.

Frequently Ask Question 

Que :  Did he pass away?
Ans :  Yes

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Ans : He played Sid Weinberg, Johnny Lawrence’s adoptive father .

Que : Is he still alive 2021?
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Que :  Was he in the military?
Ans : He served with the U.S. Army Signal Corps from 1951 to 1953 .

Que :   When he was died?
Ans : 29 August 2021

Que :   When he was born? 
Ans : 15 November 1929

Que :   Where he was born?
Ans : Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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