Edward Asner is an American actor of theatres, TV and movies; who was born on the 15th of November 1929 and his current age is 86 years. He was born in a middle class family, as the son of housewife mother Lizzie and businessman father David Morris Asner. Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, he attended the local Wyandotte High School and graduated in 1948 before studying at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Brought up in a Jewish community, he is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.
Ed is not a very tall man, although he has got a very average height. He stands about a 170 cm, which is about 5 feet and 7 inches tall; not a very great height for a person. He is not the most attractive of men physically, and is a chubby man from his young days. He is known for his wicked smile, baldhead and thick eyebrows that give the expression of him being angry, although he is not. You can see his pictures on the media, and also on his official Instagram page. Character wise, he is a good-natured person, good- tempered and humorous. Having contributed in many charitable deeds, he has been widely loved and respected by people from different parts of the world.
Edward’s personal life has not been hidden from his fans or media. He has always been open about his relationships, and as it is a matter of interest for his fans; those news are always spread very quickly. He has been married twice, and divorced both the times. A father of four children, he is currently single and lives on his own at his house. His first marriage took place in 1959 with Nancy Sykes, who used to work as an opera artist. After dating for some months, the two married and lived together for almost 30 years, before splitting up in 1988. They had twin children named Matthew and Liza and some years later also had a daughter named Kate. Ed was having an affair with a woman named Carol Jean Vogelman, with whom he had a son named Charles. That affair was not long- lived and after his breakup he started dating actor/ producer Cindy Gilmore. The two of them got married in 1998, and after living together for 9 years got divorced in 2007; without any children. Any rumors that pointed towards him being sexually gay have been denied.
Starting out as a stage actor, he has made it to TV, Films and more. He has also contributed his voice in many video games, animated series and movies like: Gargoyles the Movie: The Heroes Awaken , Bonkers, Down in the Dumps, Captain Planet and the Planeteers, Life with Louie, The Christmas Carroll, Johnny Bravo and others. Likewise, he has also played in some famous TV shows like: The Eleventh Hour, The Fugitive, Thunder Alley, Gun Practice, Teamo Supremo, CSY: NY, Home Alone: The Holiday Heist, Criminal Minds etc. Along with that, he also made his debut in movies in the year 1961 with The Murder Man. Then he went onto play in other movies like: They Call Me Mister Tibbs, Too Big To Fall, The Bachelor, Hard Rain, generation Gap, Daniel, I Know That Voice and many others.
In 2013 during one of the shooting hours, there were serious problems with his health and he was rushed into the ICU of a hospital. With damages on his brain, he had to undergo a minor operation and came out on the other side, alive. Although there was a big rumor stating that he was close to his death, Ed laughed it out and replied “Reports of me being dead are greatly exaggerated. They tell me I am suffering from exhaustion. Thanks for the good wishes.” In order to know about his latest activities, you can follow Ed on Twitter, and also read his biography in Wikipedia or IMDB. By 2015, his estimated net worth is about $1.5 million USD.