(born November 15
), commonly known as Ed Asner
, is an American actor, voice actor, and former president of the Screen Actors Guild
, who is best known for his role as Lou Grant
on the CBS
sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show
, and its spin-off series of the same name
He voiced Carl Fredricksen in the 2009 Disney/Pixar film Up. He also played Hank Cooper in Gus, Horace McNickle in the Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color episode "The Christmas Star", Grumps in Bonkers, Georgie's "evil voice" in Dinosaurs, Hudson, Jack Danforth and Burbank in Gargoyles, Thaddeus T. Third V in Recess, Mentor in Hercules: The Animated Series, Fixer in Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Napoleon in W.I.T.C.H., and Mr. Big in Teamo Supremo.
Pete Docter and Bob Peterson supervising Ed Asner's recording session.