Today we got the sad news that iconic TV actor Ed Asner passed away at 91 years old. Among his many roles during his decades-long career, we were fortunate enough to have him voice DC characters in a few different projects. In the DC Universe, he’s probably best known for his turn as Granny Goodness in Superman: The Animated Series and Justice League Unlimited, as well as the Superman/Batman: Apocalypse animated movie. Elsewhere in the DCAU, he voiced Roland Daggett on Batman: The Animated Series and Hephaestus, also on JLU. He made appearances in All-Star Superman as Perry White, Young Justice as Kent Nelson and Teen Titans Go!'s Freakazoid crossover as Sgt. Mike Cosgrove. And more than 20 years after his first DC appearance, he was able to make a live action guest appearance in Doom Patrol as Ed Garvey, a mysterious hospital patient who befriended Rita.
Though this is quite the notable filmography for DC, it’s only a fraction of the roles he had during his long and memorable acting career. It’s a sad day for DC and Hollywood, but we can still take time to celebrate his life and the joy he’s brought to us as fans through his performances. Rest in peace, Ed, and thank you for all the memories.