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Union's Van Gogh's Ear Cafe Hosts Celebrated Actor Ed Asner for Film Shoot

Joseph A. Halsey, Director & Star of Sci-Fi "DBX" The Series
Co-Starring With TV/ Film Legend Ed Asner

UNION, NJ – Legendary actor Ed Asner, famous for his role as Lou Grant during the 1970s and early 1980s, was in Van Gogh’s Ear Cafe on Monday shooting a scene for an upcoming series.
Series producer Margaret Fontana grew up in Union and graduated from Union High School in 1993.  “I was always involved in theater and television in high school,” she said.  She studied radio and television at Rider University. 
Fontana said the Perara family, now owners of Van Gogh’s Ear, were her neighbors growing up.  She said she babysat for owners Sarah and her brother Rob.  “We had a film meeting here sometime back, and I asked Sara and Rob if we could film in the Cafe.  It’s important to me to keep the Union connection.”  Fontana said Van Gogh’s Ear was a perfect fit for the scene.