Ed Asner

Ed Asner

Date Of Birth: Nov 15, 1929
Birth Place: Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Popularity: 419th All Time, 1,651st This Week

Trivia & Fun Facts:

Nominated for a Daytime Emmy for J. Jonah Jameson in Spider-Man

Other Professions:

President of the Screen Actors' Guild (1981-1985)

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Credits On BTVA: 60 Roles from 48 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

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said at 12:14 PM on Tue Feb 16 2016
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If I had to pick a replacement for the late Ernest Borgnine as Mermaid Man, it would be him.
said at 8:55 AM on Mon Nov 16 2015
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Have a good one, Ed!
said at 11:47 PM on Sun Nov 15 2015
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I really liked his VERY understated performance in 'Freakazoid', and also I liked his Kringle in 'Regular Show' and as J. Jonah Jameson in the 90s 'Spider Man' cartoon.
said at 11:33 PM on Sun Nov 15 2015
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Happy Birthday Mr. Asner!
said at 7:47 PM on Sun Nov 15 2015
Happy Birthday Ed Asner!!

I enjoyed his incredible voice performance as Carl Fredricksen in Disney/Pixar's Up, as he put in a lot of heartfelt emotion in the film that made me like him and the movie as a whole.

In addition I also enjoyed his performance as Santa Claus from the movie Elf.

So Happy Birthday Mr. Asner. :)
said at 2:25 PM on Sun Nov 15 2015
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Happy Birthday Ed Asner!

One of my all-time favourite actors who has dabbled in both voice acting and in live-action. He is absolutely perfect as the grumpy old man with a heart of gold.

My favourite role of his has to be Carl Fredricksen in Up, playing a more solemn widow just trying to make one of his dreams come true before his time is up. I truly can't think of an another VA who could have pulled off Carl the way Ed did, I thought he was perfect, it's one of the many reasons I consider Up to be in my top five favourite Pixar films.

A close runner up for second place would be when he plays Santa Claus specifically in Elf. It's one of his more jollier and friendlier roles of his, which makes sense since he's Santa Claus. It was an excellent change of pace for him and I really liked that he was the only actor from the movie to reprise his role in the Buddy's Musical Christmas special. It's also not hard to see why they seem to cast him as Santa in so many other Christmas specials because he's fantastic in the role.

My mom was a huge fan of The Mary Tyler Moore Show so I gotta give a shout out to when he played Lou Grant.

I also loved his performances as Hudson, Sergeant Cosgrove, J. Jonah Jameson, Uncle Ben, Granny Goodness, Perry White, Roland Daggett, Hephaestus, Kent Nelson, Thadeus T. Third V and his guest appearance on Criminal Minds last season where he played Hotchner's father in law who is suffering from Alzheimer's, at the end of the episode he gives a really fantastic performance that really stood out to me.
said at 9:04 AM on Tue Oct 6 2015
What's the matter everyone, nobody likes Hoggish Greedly???
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said at 2:29 PM on Sun Sep 13 2015
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When I was editing his Granny Goodness clip from "Superman/Batman: Apocalypse", all I could think was IF THERE'S EVER A TIME WHEN THEY NEED A JOKER THAT'S 75+ YEARS OLD, THEY BETTER CAST ED ASNER.

His voice had a surprising range for an 81 year old. The laugh was great and his voice could hit the lows and highs.
said at 12:33 PM on Tue Jun 23 2015
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He's the only man I know of who's started in one of the best and one of the worst, animated movies of all time.
said at 3:23 PM on Sat Nov 15 2014
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Happy birthday, Ed.

It's nice to see him in many great roles.
said at 11:39 AM on Sat Nov 15 2014
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Happy 85th Ed.
said at 4:26 PM on Tue Jan 28 2014
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No love for Granny Goodness?
said at 12:44 PM on Mon Jul 20 2015
@TheVengeanceKnight Oooh! There is a lot of love for Granny Goodness.
said at 9:31 PM on Tue Nov 26 2013
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He's been four different Santas. Three in animation and 1 in live action (Elf).
said at 11:33 AM on Sun Aug 23 2015
@Dogman15 I see 5 different Santas though one is because he reprised the role in the animated musical of Elf, released last year. Another may have been added since then too. Keep in mind one is named St. Nick instead of Santa.
said at 12:16 PM on Mon Oct 21 2013
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A good JJJ but an even better Uncle Ben.
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Ed Asner role? *
Carl Fredricksen
50.0% (21 votes)
Granny Goodness
14.3% (6 votes)
Sergeant Cosgrove
7.1% (3 votes)
Ben Parker
4.8% (2 votes)
J. Jonah Jameson
4.8% (2 votes)
4.8% (2 votes)
Perry White
2.4% (1 vote)
Kent Nelson
2.4% (1 vote)
Santa Claus
2.4% (1 vote)
Ed Wuncler I
2.4% (1 vote)
2.4% (1 vote)
2.4% (1 vote)
42 Total Votes
Listen to other actors who have also voiced the following Ed Asner characters.
Carl Fredricksen
Carl Fredricksen
Uncle Ben
Uncle Ben
J. Jonah Jameson
J. Jonah Jameson
Jacob Marley
Jacob Marley