Ed Asner has appeared in almost every type of TV show during his incredible career, including police proceedings. Last year, he finally made his first appearance on CBS’s long-running series. Blue blood, sharing scenes with fellow legend Tom Selleck. Asner starred in “Vested Interests”, in which he played a friend of Selleck’s commissioner, Frank Regan. The episode, which aired on March 6, 2020, also saw Donnie Wahlberg’s detective Danny Reagan investigate a death that was first deemed to be homicide.
Asner died Sunday at the age of 91, surrounded by his family. “We are sorry to say that our beloved Patriarch passed away peacefully this morning. Words cannot express the sadness we feel. With a kiss on the head – Good night daddy. We love you,” his family tweeted.
– Blue Bloods (@BlueBloods_CBS) March 5, 2020
The Blue blood Episode got its title from the story involving Sgt. Jamie Regan (Will Estes). He found himself under investigation after his police jacket was found on a suspected criminal. Meanwhile, Frank was troubled after his friend Chuck Kennedy’s (Asner) home was invaded, and the two got into a heated debate. Danny and Detective Maria Baez (Marisa Ramirez) have taken on the case of a hotel worker whose death was considered suicide but turns out to be murder. Finally, ADA Erin Reagan (Bridget Moynahan) and Anthony Abetamarco (Steven Schirripa) were forced to strike a deal with a man who claims to know secrets about the prosecutor.
Asner was a television legend, with over 400 credits to his name, dating back to the late 1950s. To many he is Lou Grant, the cranky reporter he starred on. The Mary Tyler Moore Show and in his own series, Lou Grant. He won six Emmys for playing the character on both shows and also has an Emmy for his performance in Roots. Asner, who was 90 when he filmed his Blue blood appearance, also recently starred in the Modern family episode “Death on a Rival.” His other recent credits include Netflix Dead to me, Grace and Frankie, Forgive me, Mac Gyver, Cobra Kai, Criminal minds and The good woman. Young audiences recognize him as the voice of Carl Fredricksen in Disney and Pixar Up and as Santa Claus in Elf.
As for Blue blood, the beloved crime drama will begin its 12th season on Friday, October 1 at 10 p.m. ET on CBS. Wahlberg doesn’t see the show ending anytime soon. “I just know we’re having more fun than ever on the show,” he said. Pop culture in January 2020. “It’s still been the number one Friday night show for 10 years and it’s been a great race and I can’t see it stopping any time soon.” The episode of Asner and all the others Blue blood the episodes are available to stream on Paramount +.