A Man and His Prostate, written by Ed. Weinberger and based on his true-life experiences, follows an Italian vacation gone awry. Ed Asner stars in this one-man comedy about a man who discovers his inner self by means of near tragedy. The audience goes on a journey of pain, anatomy, and laughter as Asner takes them on a hilarious visit to the hospital in preparation for the surgery he doesn't want.
- Icon of American Television
- 7-time Emmy Award Winner
- 20 Emmy Nominations
- Star of Stage, TV, Film, and Voiceover
- Past President of Screen Actors Guild
Ed Asner has been an enduring presence in television, film and stage for 60 years. Developing his craft in Chicago and New York, Ed established himself as a solid and versatile performer, regularly featured in roles on the big screen and in such landmark television series as The Outer Limits, Gunsmoke, The Wild Wild West, Ironside, and Mission Impossible, totaling more than 100 television credits.
In the '70s, his role as Lou Grant in the long-running hit sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show catapulted him to stardom. He then cemented himself as an “actor’s actor”, perpetuating his character in the dramatic series “Lou Grant”. Ed is the only actor to have won an Emmy for the same role in both a comedy and a drama (five total as Lou Grant). He went on to win two more Emmy Awards for complex roles in the mega-hit miniseries Roots and Rich Man, Poor Man.
Throughout his career, Ed has always been in great demand. In addition to his celebrated work in television, he turned in unforgettable performances in films such as JFK, Elf, and Pacific Edge.
He returned to Broadway in Grace, and toured the country with his one-man show FDR, portraying President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
If that weren’t enough, Ed served two terms as President of the Screen Actors Guild, protecting the rights of professional working actors.