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Biography #2 (for Elf)Edward 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 Mary Tyler Moore Show and continued in the newspaper-set drama Lou Grant, which earned him five Emmys and three Golden Globe Awards.
Asner has more than 100 television credits, which include starring in the series Off the Block, The Bronx Zoo, and Thunder Alley. Numerous guest appearances include recent roles in Dharma & Greg, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and The Ellen Show. Last season he appeared in three episodes of E.R. as well as HBO's Arliss.
His dozens of motion pictures credits include They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!; Fort Apache, The Bronx; Daniel; JKK; The Bachelor; Missing Brendon and The Animal with Rob Schneider; and the Italian mini-series Giovanni XXIII, based on the life of Pope John XXIII. Most recently Asner completed three TV movies, The Man Who Saved Christmas, The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay and National Lampoon's Cousin Eddie's Vacation.
Bio courtesy New Line Cinema for "Elf" (26-Oct-2003)