Exclusive Interview at Home with Veteran Actor Ed Asner

Your Host Joe Sabatino
Published: Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Episode: 4.1



Exclusive Interview at home with veteran actor Ed Asner


Joe Sabatino and Ed Asner


Joe Sabatino, producer of Necessary Roughness (USA/Network) and veteran actor, sits down with legendary actor, 7-Time Emmy Award winning actor, and Political Activist Ed Asner as they chat about Ed’s long and continuing career.


Ed Asner is currently touring the country in the 3rd year of his one-man show FDR.

Ed Asner as FDR - courtesy of Theatre Guild


And, is set to reunite with Betty White on the sitcom Hot In Cleveland to air in the Spring.

Ed and Betty on Mary Tyler Moore Show


Also, interestingly, Ed will reprise his role on Hawaii Five-0 from 25 years ago.

Jack Lord and Ed Asner in Hawaii Five-O


Ed Asner starred opposite of Carol Kane in the indie feature film Should’ve Been Romeo a slice of life drama also starring Paul Ben Victor, Natasha Henstridge and Renee Taylor which is touring festivals currently around the country.


Ed also just completed starring in the short film Good Men opposite Mark Rydell (On Golden Pond) directed by Brian Connors and is touring around festivals across the country. Most recently, Ed portrayed Henry Winkler’s father, Ted Roth, in multiple episodes of Royal Pains on the USA Network.

Ed Asner on Royal Pains with Mark Feuerstein and Paulo Costanzo - Photo by: Barbara Nitke/USA Network


Mobile version – part 1

Ed Asner shares his realizations as a young actor, some of the acting insights he gained as a seasoned actor, and the importance of being prepared.


Mobile version – part 2

Ed Asner recounts his experience during times of controversy, his political activism, and his two terms as SAG president.

Ed Asmer with other SAG past presidents


Mobile version – part 3

Ed Asner discusses his inspirations, upcoming projects, and a highly anticipated collaborative project with long-time friend Betty White.

Betty White and Ed Asner recently


Mobile version – part 4

Ed Asner delivers a message to the young actors out there and his own, personal formula for success.

Ed Asner is voice of Mr Frederickson in Up


For more information about the acting career of Ed Asner please visit


Ed Asner Made Special Appearance for fans at Barnes & Nobel autographing DVDs of Ed’s most recent film, Elephant Sighs.

Mobile Version

Elephant Signs is a quirky, off-beat, critically acclaimed comedy, based on the hit play – an oddball group of men meet in a ramshackle room at the edge of a rural town … with a mysterious reason for gathering.


Starring: Golden Globe Award- and seven-time Emmy Award-winner Edward Asner (Up, Elf, TV’s Lou Grant and The Mary Tyler Moore Show), Tony Award-nominee John Cariani (Showtime, Kissing Jessica Stein), Jack Kehler (Men in Black II, The Big Lebowski), David Wells (Basic Instinct, Starman, Beverly Hills Cop) and Mark Fite (Fight Club, Godzilla, Independence Day).



Charles Sherman Public Relations for Ed Asner


Interviews is a show on Actors Reporter, a channel on the Actors Podcast Network, a Pepper Jay Production.


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2 Responses to “Exclusive Interview at Home with Veteran Actor Ed Asner”

  1. Congrats! I love Ed Asner. ;)

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