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Eddie Asner, commonly known as Edward "Ed" Asner, was an American actor, voice actor, and former president of the Screen Actors Guild, who was best known for his role as Lou Grant on the CBS sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and its dramatic spin-off series of the same name both shows of which he won an Emmy award for his performances.

For Disney, he voiced Carl Fredricksen in the 2009 Disney/Pixar animated feature film, Up and the 2021 Disney+ original series Dug Days, which is one of his final performances and first released posthumously works. 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, a helicopter pilot, and Burbank in Gargoyles, Thaddeus T. Third V in Recess, Mentor in Hercules: The Animated Series, The Fixer in Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Napoleon in W.I.T.C.H., Mr. Big in Teamo Supremo and a ghost in Muppets Haunted Mansion. In addition, he made a guest appearance in the 1984 TV special, Donald Duck's 50th Birthday, voiced Jabba the Hutt in the Star Wars: Return of the Jedi audio drama, and played Coach Billy Hicks in Perfect Game.

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