What's Ed Asner's net worth? Ed Asner is an American actor who has a net worth of $1.5 million. He acquired his net worth by becoming a television, film, stage and as a voice actor. In the late seventies, Asner starred in his own television show, Lou Grant. Asner had his first taste of acting when he joined Playwrights Theatre Company (based in Chicago), after fulfilling his military duties. In the sixties, Asner appeared in the Broadway's version of the classic musical, Threepenny Opera. After the success of the play, Asner ventured into television acting. He starred in NBC's The Outlaw and CBS' The Reporter, Mission: Impossible and The Invaders.
After having so many small parts, Asner secured a major role as Lou Grant in the 1970's The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Appearing in the 30-minute comedy sitcom worked in Asner's favour: when the show ended in 1977, Asner was set to have his own, Lou Grant. The hour-long drama (about journalism) earned Asner a string of awards for portraying the main character. As a male actor, Asner currently holds the record for winning the most Emmy Awards (he won seven Emmy Awards for his role as Lou Grant.)
When his show ended in 1982, Asner was not short of television roles: he appeared in The Bronx Zoo, Thunder Alley and more recently, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Asner also appeared in the critically acclaimed miniseries, The Roots, portraying Captain Davies, the man who sold Kunta Kinte into slavery. He also appeared in another popular miniseries Poor Man, Rich Man. Again, Asner won a string of awards for both roles. Asner is more than just a television actor: he also has a creditable career as a voice actor, sketching back to the early eighties. He provided his voice for Jabba the Hutt on the radio version of Star Wars; J Jonas Jameson on the 1990 animated TV series Spiderman and Ronald Daggett on Batman: The Animated Series.