Ed Asner's Height
5ft 5 (165.1 cm)
Peak height was 5ft 8 (172.7 cm)
American actor best known for appearing on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and the spin-off show Lou Grant. In film he has voiced the lead role of Carl in UP, appeared in Fort Apache, The Bronx, Elf and They Call Me Mister Tibbs!. He joked in an interview in SavageHenryMagazine on playing FDR in a play, "I can't wait to see how you walk and stand when the arthritis gets to your knees. I started out at 5'9" and I'm 5'7" now,"
although in a 1979 article he said "I'm 5-foot-8"
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Average Guess (6 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 7.79in (172.2cm)
Current: 5ft 5.71in (166.9cm)
gregory lehmann said on 17/May/11
When Edward Asner appeared on "Alive And Well" in 1985 on the segment in which sweetheart Cathy Rigby very calmly explained how she overcame being anorexic, Asner and 5'3" co host Marion Ross went first. (Cathy went third.) Ross and Asner (three days later,so did Cathy and Asner) handled the situation the way they knew best,carefully balancing all sides of the "Lou Grant" cancellation so that one factor did not crowd out other factors. Great job under tough conditions!
Mr. R said on 7/May/05
It was the same Mr. Grant and Murray from The Mary Tyler Moore Show. In both cases I was surprised. Captain Stebing was very short, and Mr. Grant was taller, but he was also rounder, so that may have an effect on the picture.
Mr. R said on 5/May/05
Well, Rob are you joining me in the 5 foot 6 club designation? Belive it or not, I met Mr. Asner at a fundraiser last year in Brentwood (Directly across the street from OJ's old home!) We spoke for awhile, and I can report that he is about 5 foot 7, and maybe a little over that.
[Editor Rob: Are we sure it's the same guy. Maybe he has a brother or a clone or had 2-inch lifts when you met him? Seriously R, there are pictures from last year of McLeod and Asner and no matter how I strain my eyes I just can't see McLeod not looking taller than Edward...maybe Asner forgot his lifts and McLeod is wearing them? It baffles me anyway ;)]