7-Time Emmy Award winning actor, and Political Activist, Ed Asner just completed starring in the short film Good Men opposite Mark Rydell (On Golden Pond) directed by Brian Connors. . Ed also just completed narrating the documentary Shattered Hopes, the true story on The Amittyville Horror murders. He also most recently portrayed Henry Winkler's father, Ted Roth in multiple episodes of the USA Network primetime series Royal Pains.
Ed is also currently touring the country in the one man show FDR which he has been starring in over a year and half. Ed just completed the Indie feature Should've Been Romeo with Paul Ben Victor and Carol Kane.
Perhaps best known for his comedic and dramatic crossover 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.
One of the most honored actors in the history of television; Edward Asner has been the recipient of seven 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.