About Ed Asner
As for the day, Ed Asner net worth is estimated at $1.5 million. I have learned this fact just a couple of hours ago, when I started doing my research about this American film, television, stage, and voice actor. And I must say I was pretty surprised: I have really expected that the man who has earned more than 320 acting credits would be richer than this. But back in the 1970s and early 1980s, when his career was blooming, the salaries for actors were not as high as they are today. Plus, the actor has raised four children (on this topic, Ed has said: “Raising kids is part joy and part guerrilla warfare”) and divorced twice. And we all know that raising kids and divorcing ladies are two of the most effective ways to dry out your wallet. Anyway, there were times when Ed Asner net worth was growing with a considerable speed, so let’s concentrate on that period.
Ed made his television debut in 1957, appearing on television series Studio One in Hollywood and Armstrong Circle Theatre. Three years after this debut he landed a reoccurring role on TV show Route 66. He has later featured on shows like The Untouchables, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Breaking Point, The Richard Boone Show, Slattery’s People, Profiles in Courage, Please Don’t Eat the Daisies and The Fugitive, as well as movies The Slender Thread, El Dorado and Change of Habit. But it was only in 1970 that Ed Asner net worth started growing with a considerable speed. That year he landed a role in television sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show. The show was praised by critics and won numerous accolades, including Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series three subsequent years. But even more importantly, it has brought critical acclaim for Ed. For the portrayal of Lou Grant in this show the actor won his first Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor – Television, as well as primetime Emmy for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
The figures in Ed’s banking account continued to go up as he started portraying the same character in spin-off television drama series Lou Grant. While speaking about this project, the actor has said: “We were really worried about changing over from a three-camera half-hour comedy to a one-camera full-hour drama. The audience wasn’t ready for the switch – even CBS billed us in their promos as a comedy. In fact, the whole thing was impossible. But we didn’t know that.” The time has showen, it was possible after all. The series were even more successful than The Mary Tyler Moore and Garnered the actor 4 Golden Globes. Speaking about the more contemporary sources of Ed Asner net worth, I must mention that the actor starred as the voice of Carl Fredricksen in Up, Pixar’s animated film.