The 64th Annual Emmy Awards will be airing on Sunday, September 23. Television fans from all over will be watching to see if their favourite shows, actors, and actresses will win the coveted award.
Here are ten actors who have won the most Emmy Awards in their careers to date. I am not saying these are my favorites or they should have won or should not have won. This is just a listing of male actors who won the most for television acting.
1. Art Carney
Art Carney has won an incredible 6 acting Emmy Awards. He won two for the original “Jackie Gleason Show”, one for “The Honeymooners”, two for the second incarnation of the Jackie Gleason show and one for dramatic actor in a 1984 TV movie called, “Terrible Joe Moran.”
2. Ed Asner
Ed Asner has won a total of 5 acting Emmy awards. Four of them were for best comedy actor in a comedy series. He played the rough, but soft hearted Lou Grant on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” in the 1970′s. He won one Emmy for portraying the same character, but in a drama, on the MTM spinoff, “Lou Grant.”
3. Don Knotts
Don Knotts also won five Emmys all for portraying the bumbling sheriff’s assistant on “The Andy Griffith Show.”
4. Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey Grammer won five Emmys as well, four for playing the affable Dr. Frasier Crane on “Frasier” and one for the voice of Sideshow Bob on “The Simpsons”.
5. John Larroquette
John Larroquette has one four best actor Emmys for portraying the insensitive and womanizing attorney Dan Fielding on “Night Court”. He can do serious acting as well winning his fifth Emmy for “The Practice.”
6. Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox has won 3 comedy acting Emmys for playing teen conservative Alex Keaton on “Family Ties” and one for being New York City’s fictional deputy mayor on “Spin City.” He expanded his comedic talents, as well, by winning another Emmy for a guest appearance in “Rescue Me.” Even with Parkinson’s Disease, Michael J. Fox continues bring his talent to the small screen, most recently in “The Good Wife.”
7. Peter Falk
Peter Falk has won four Emmys for best actor in a drama for his portrayal of, and in the program, “Columbo.” His cigar toting, trench coat wearing detective was just that believable and always likable. His first Emmy win, though, was for dramatic actor in 1961′s “The Dick Powell Theater.”
8. David Hyde Pierce
David Hyde Pierce has won four Emmys for playing the neurotic and love obsessed brother of Dr. Frasier Crane, Niles Crane, on “Frasier.” With Kelsey Grammer, they are probably two of the funniest and best loved sitcom television “brothers.”
9. Dennis Franz
Four times, for dramatic actor in a series, Dennis Franz won an Emmy Award for portraying Andy Sipowicz on “Hill Street Blues.” Franz’s realistic depiction of the hard nosed, often troubled detective made Sipowicz one of television’s best loved dramatic characters.
10. Alan Alda
Alan Alda rounds out the top Emmy winners also with four for his compassionate role of Dr. Hawkeye Pierce in “M*A*S*H”. Dr. Pierce was smart, hard drinking, lovable and hard working. He loved the ladies, and quipped funny lines like Groucho Marx in olive drab.
Alison often writes reviews about movies and TV shows. Currently, she mostly writes for a Croatian TV shows portal called Serijskiubojica.