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Ed Asner stars in "Working Class" on CMT as Hank Grezniak, the neighbor and co-worker of Carli Mitchell (Melissa Peterman). Hank is a Korean War Veteran and a bit of a grouch, but he's ever-present, annoying and endearing on the home and work front.

Ed Asner is 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
Ed Asner in "Working Class"
Ed Asner Working Class
Grant," which earned him five Emmys and three Golden Globe Awards. Asner received two more Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for the miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man" and "Roots." His prolific and much honored acting career demonstrates a consummate ability to transcend the line between comedy and drama.

Asner has more than 100 TV credits, which include starring in the series "Off the Rack," "The Bronx Zoo" and "Thunder Alley." Numerous guest appearances include roles in "CSI: NY," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "ER," "Arli$$," "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 miniseries in the history of Italian TV, as well as the box office hit "Elf," with Will Farrell and James Caan. He most recently starred as Carl Fredricksen in Pixar's 2009 box-office-hit "Up!," which won Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Score - Motion Picture, at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards as well as receiving the Best Animated Film at the 82nd Academy Awards.

One of the most honored actors in the history of television, 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.

Asner is currently touring the country in the one man show FDR and also completed a starring role in the feature film "Should've Been Romeo," a slice of life drama also starring Paul Ben Victor, Carol Kane, Natasha Henstridge and Renee Taylor. He also stars in the films "Get Low" and "Elephant Sighs," and the upcoming indie comedy "Not Another B Movie" slated for release in 2010.

In addition to his professional versatility, Asner has consistently served and committed himself to the rights of the working performer in addition to advocating for human rights, world peace, environmental preservation and political freedom. A passionate and informed spokesperson for the causes he supports, Asner is a frequent speaker on labor issues and a particular ally for the acting industry's older artists. Some of the many honors he has received throughout his career include the Anne Frank Human Rights Award, The Eugene Debs Award, Organized Labor Publications Humanitarian Award, ACLU's Worker's Right's Committee Award and the National Emergency Civil Liberties Award.

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Age: 86 years old
Birthday: November 15, 1929
Height: 5' 7"
Full Name / Real Name: Yitzhak Edward Asner
Birthplace: Kansas City, KS
Wife: Cindy Gilmore (8/2/1998, filed for divorce)
Nancy Sykes (3/23/1959 - 1988, divorced, 3 children)

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