Between Edward Asner’s bustling, award winning career and a busy political agenda the actor has still made himself available to lend his support and voice to Roger Dean Kiser.

Asner is credited as a factor in the publishing of Kiser’s first book Orphan in 2001 and was the Executive Producer on the short film The Bully, written and directed by Nicholas Delfino and adapted from the Kiser short story by the same name. More recently he recorded two of Kiser’s works Butterflies and Elvis Died in a Florida Barber College as audio stories for Bear-Buca Entertainment. Asner has also been very supportive in the development of a possible feature film or television series based on Kiser’s stories.

Edward Asner is best known for his comedic and dramatic crossover as gruff-but-soft-hearted journalist Lou Grant, a role he originated on the legendary sitcom Mary Tyler Moore Show and continued in the newspaper-set drama Lou Grant, which earned him five Emmys and three Golden Globe Awards.

His dozens of motion picture credits include this year’s release of Elf, with Will Ferrell; They Call Me Mister Tibbst; Fort Apache, The Bronx; Daniel; The Bachelor; Missing Brendon; The Animal with Rob Schneider; and the Italian mini series Giovanni XXIII, based on the life of Pope John XXIII.

Asner has more than 100 television appearances to his credit including starring in the series Off the Block, The Bronx Zoo and Thunder Alley and guest appearances on 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.

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.

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