Born: 9 October 1914 in Griffin, Georgia, USA
Died: 8 March 1985 in Santa Monica, California, USA
A familiar face on TV and in the movies, Edward Andrews was called to play men who had a less than stellar reputation. Not that he didn't play good guys; he would as well. Born the son of a preacher, Mr. Andrews began his career on the stage in 1926. He was on Broadway nine years later.
He made three appearances on The FBI, between 1965 and 1971. His career continued right to the time of his death from a heart attach in early 1985.
Born: 15 November 1929 in Kansas City, Kansas, USA
Best known to TV audiences as Lou Grant in both The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-77) and in Lou Grant (1977-80), Edward Asner has not only been one busy actor, but also has been a longtime political activist. This has made his casting on The FBI all the more remarkable.
Edward Asner began his acting career with appearances on Studio One in 1957. His memorable appearances on The FBI all involved William Reynolds, even when Mr. Reynolds was a supporting character. By this time, Mr. Asner had acted in such movies as The Satan Bug (1965), which dealt with germ terrorism.
Edward Asner, of course, stopped appearing on the series due to his acting commitments on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. He was President of the Screen Actors Guild from 1981 to 1985. He remains a very busy performer even today.