Ed Asner is a renown American actor. He became famous in the 70s and early 80s for his role in ‘The Tyler Moore Show.’ He is also a former president of ‘Screen Actors Guild.’ Keep reading to know more about the net worth of Ed Asner in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
He was born Yitzhak Edward Asner on the 5th day of November 1929 in Kansas City, United States. His father was Morris David Asner who owned a second-hand shop, and his mother Lizzie Seliger was a housewife. Ed grew up in a Jewish Orthodox family.
Wyandotte High School is where he gained his early education from, which is located in Kansas City. His college education was attained from the Chicago University and got a degree. After completing his studies, he worked at the General Motors and later joined the U.S Army.
In 1959, Ed Asner married his girlfriend Nancy Sykes, and they were later blessed with three children. They are parents to Liza and Matthew who are twins, and Kate. The couple’s marriage, however, did not last forever and they divorced in 1988.
He got engaged to Cindy Gilmore, who was a film producer in 1991 and they formally got married in 1998. They later in 2007, separated and finally got a divorce in 2015. Asner had a son with Carol Jean in 1987 named Charles.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
The career of Ed Asner started when he joined the U.S Army signal corps where he used to appear in plays, and he could tour different army camps in Europe. He later joined a company by the name of Playwrights Theatre. He appeared in ‘Threepenny Opera’ which was a big success and then joined television.
He started by getting just minor roles until 1970 when he got the role of Lou Grant. This film made him very famous as he appeared in both the comedy and drama version of the film. After the film, he got many other opportunities in various movies like ‘Up,’ ‘Elf,’ and ‘Thunder Alley’ among many others.
Ed is also a well-recognized voice actor, and he has played in films like ‘Babbitt,’ ‘Spiderman’ ‘Batman,’ ‘Star Wars,’ and many others. In 2017 he rented his voice as Edward Everett in ‘The Gettysburg Address’ documentary film.
Asner has achieved more than most actors in the world. He has a total of 25 awards in his honor, and he has been nominated for more than 47 times in various categories. His role as Lou Grant won him Primetime Emmy Awards seven times. Besides that, he has twice won the Life Achievement Awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
The total net worth of this actor is estimated to be $12 Million. Acting has been the primary source of his income over the years. He has also authored some books whose sales also add to his net worth. He has managed to accumulate a substantial amount that has enabled him to have a good life in his old age.
Ed Asner joined the entertainment industry after serving in the army. He rose to fame very first, and his outstanding work earned him many accolades over the years. He even broke the record in the Emmy Awards history. All this came as a result of his hard work and dedication.