Ed AsnerYitzhak Edward Asner (; born November 15, 1929) is an American actor, voice actor and a former president of the Screen Actors Guild. He is primarily known for his role as Lou Grant during the 1970s and early 1980s, on both ''The Mary Tyler Moore Show'' and its spin-off series ''Lou Grant'', making him one of the few television actors to portray the same leading character in both a comedy and a drama. He played John Wayne's adversary Bart Jason in the 1966 Western ''El Dorado''. He is the most honored male performer in the history of the Primetime Emmy Awards, having won seven.
He has played Santa Claus in several films, notably in 2003's ''Elf''. In 2009, he starred as the voice of Carl Fredricksen in Pixar's animated film ''Up'', and made a guest appearance on ''CSI: NY'' in the episode "Yahrzeit". In early 2011, Asner returned to television as butcher Hank Greziak in ''Working Class'', the first original sitcom on cable channel CMT. He starred in the Canadian television series ''Michael, Tuesdays and Thursdays'', on CBC Television and has appeared in the 2013 television series ''The Glades''. Asner guest-starred as Guy Redmayne, a homophobic billionaire who supports Alicia Florrick's campaign, in the sixth season of ''The Good Wife''. Provided by Wikipedia
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