Ed Conner
Ed Conner
Ed Conner (Ned Beatty), Dan's father in the episode "Lies My Father Told Me" in Season 6.
Personal Information
Gender: Male
Born: Unknown
Traveling Salesman
A charming, enthusiastic, ambitious, and for the most part likable person and father of Dan
Spouse(s): Audrey Conner (Divorced)
Crystal Anderson-Conner
Related to: Dan Conner (Son)
Roseanne Conner (Daughter In-Law)
Becky Conner (Granddaughter)
Darlene Conner (Granddaughter)
D.J. Conner (Grandson)
Jerry Conner (Grandson)
Harris Healy (Great Granddaughter)
Mark Conner Healy (Great Grandson)
Character information
Seasons: 1–3, 6
First Appearance: "Father's Day"
Last Appearance: "Lies My Father Told Me"
Total Episodes: 6
Played by: Ned Beatty
Roseanne Banner

Ed Conner is Dan Conner's father; he appears in a total of six episodes of Roseanne from seasons 1-3 and 6. The recurring part of Ed Conner is played on the series by veteran actor Ned Beatty.

About Ed ConnerEdit

Ed is a charming and likable traveling salesman who always brings presents for his grandchildren. Dan has a troubled past with his father, but he is well-liked by everyone else. Ed never makes any blatant attempt on the show to anger Dan on purpose, but he often baits his son covertly (e.g., when Ed begins to date Crystal and when Dan questions him on it, Ed makes a rude crack about Dan being "interested" in Crystal). It usually doesn't take long for Dan to become annoyed at his father's presence. He is portrayed as somewhat irresponsible and neglectful of his first family, though it is later revealed he justified his actions in reference to raising Dan by reconciling his frequent commitment of Dan's mother to a mental institution with his desire to provide Dan with at least one stable parent as he would often be gone on sales trips during Dan's adolescence. He marries and has two children with Crystal, even though she is over 20 years younger than he is.