A Man and His Prostate

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Ed Asner

Versatile, committed, eloquent and talented are all adjectives that describe actor/activist and 8-Time Emmy Award-winning actor ED ASNER starred as Carl Fredricksen in Pixar's 2009 box-office-hit Oscar winning Best Picture UP! and touring

in the one-man show, A Man And His Prostate written by Ed Weinberger and just co-wrote the non-fiction book The Grouchy Historian with Ed Weinberger from Simon and Schuster.

     Asner most recent credits include a guest star role opposite Sean Young in the comedy In Vino and also stars opposite Melissa Leo, Cynthia Nixon and Rhys Ifans in the indie feature The Parting Glass which has been touring festivals around the country and portrayed Santa Claus again in The Santa Files and has voiced characters on the Fox series, Family Guy and American Dad.

   Asner was the recipient of a 2017 Voice Artist Award in the category of Outstanding Storytelling, Best Performance of an original western animated audio drama from the episode Psalms For A Broken Man and was the recipient for his eighth Emmy Award at The CSA Awards for his guest appearance in the Canadian dramatic series Forgive Me.

   Asner recent guest star credits include the CBS series MacGyver & the Fox series Bones and also portrayed Dr. Wasserman on the CBC sitcom Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays. Ed also starred opposite Joseph Fiennes and Tom Cavanagh in the Disney feature The Games Maker and Joe’s War with Armand Assante, Boonville Redemption opposite Diana Ladd, the animated feature The Nutcracker Sweet and Love Meet Hope opposite Amanda Markowitz which won Best Independent Film of the Year from The Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival in 2016.

     Ed also starred in the documentary Titanic with Frances Fisher written by Ryan Katzenbach airing on Reelz Channel based on the book Titanic:  Sinking the Myths, and the indie Waiting in the Wings:  The Musical written by Arie Gonzales & Jeffrey A Johns, a short film called Closer written by Seraphine Nova & Mark Glass.

 

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     Asner is best known for his comedic and dramatic talent as the gruff but soft-hearted journalist Lou Grant, the role he originated on the landmark TV news room comedy The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and continued in the newspaper-set drama Lou Grant, which earned him five Emmys and three Golden Globe Awards.  Asner received two more Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for the mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man and Roots.

     Asner’s recent credits include a recurring role on the CBS series The Good Wife starring Julianna Margulies, the NBC telefilm Buddy The Elf, the Hallmark telefilm All of My Heart starring Lacey Chabert, the CBS series Criminal Minds starring Joe Mantegna, Hawaii 5-0 starring Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan, Mom starring Allison Janney, The Crazy Ones with the late Robin Williams, as well as Chasing Life with Marion Ross for ABC Family and the TBS primetime series Men At Work. He and starred opposite Markie Post in the Lifetime telefilm Christmas On The Bayou.

     Asner returned to Broadway in the Fall of 2013 starring in the comedy drama Grace opposite Paul Rudd, Michael Shannon and Kate Arrington, written by Craig Wright and directed by Dexter Bullard and toured the country as Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the critically acclaimed one man show FDR for over 5 years.

     One of the most honored actors in the history of television; Edward Asner has been the recipient of eight Emmy Awards and 16 nominations, as well as five Golden Globe Awards and served as National President of the Screen Actors Guild for two terms. He was inducted into the TV Academy Hall of Fame in 1996.  Asner received the Ralph Morgan Award from the Screen Actors Guild in 2000, presented periodically for distinguished service to the Guild's Hollywood membership.  In March 2002, he was again honored by The Guild as the 38th recipient of the prestigious Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment, presented annually to an actor who fosters the highest ideals of the profession.

     Asner has more than 100 TV credits, which include starring in the series Off the Rack, The Bronx Zoo and Thunder Alley.  H is numerous guest appearances include roles in Curb Your Enthusiasm, ER, Arliss, The Practice and a recurring role on Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip.  Besides commercials and numerous books on tape, he has lent his voice to popular cartoon shows such as The Simpsons, Spiderman and Boondocks. Asner's dozens of motion pictures include They Call Me Mister Tibbs!, Fort Apache the Bronx, JFK, and the European production of Giovanni XXIII - the highest rated television mini-series in the history of Italian TV as well as the box office hit, Elf with Will Farrell and James Caan. Asner has done several Hallmark movies and was nominated for another Emmy for The Christmas Card in addition to his Emmy nominated guest appearance on CSI/NY.

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