Anthony Edwards

Actor, Director, Producer
Whether he was playing a physician with perfect bedside manners, a goofy college nerd, or a charming naval aviator, Anthony Edwards always delivered performances that were full of wit, warmth and genuine emotion that ... Read more »
Born: 07/18/1962 in Santa Barbara, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (63)

Experimenter 2015 (Movie)

Miller (Actor)

Girls 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pioneers of Television 2014 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Big Sur 2013 (Movie)

Lawrence Ferlinghetti (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Planes 2013 (Movie)

Echo (Voice)

Zero Hour 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Flipped 2010 (Movie)

Steven Loski (Actor)

Motherhood 2009 (Movie)

Avery (Actor)

ER 1994 - 2002, 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Zodiac 2007 (Movie)

Inspector William Armstrong (Actor)

The Forgotten 2004 (Movie)

Jim (Actor)

Thunderbirds 2004 (Movie)

Brains (Actor)

Night of Too Many Stars 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Northfork 2003 (Movie)

Happy (Actor)

Frasier 1994 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Jackpot 2001 (Movie)

Tracy (Actor)

The Weber Show 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

RockStory 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Larry King Meets ER 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Life Remembers 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Don't Go Breaking My Heart 1998 (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

Playing By Heart 1998 (Movie)

Roger (Actor)

The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

In Cold Blood 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1996 Emmy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief VII 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Northern Exposure 1989 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Screen Actors Guild Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Client 1994 (Movie)

Clint Von Hooser (Actor)

Charlie's Ghost Story 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sexual Healing 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Delta Heat 1992 (Movie)

Mike Bishop (Actor)

Pet Sematary Two 1992 (Movie)

Chase Matthews (Actor)

Landslide 1991 (Movie)

Bob Boyd (Actor)

Unpublished Letters 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Downtown 1990 (Movie)

Alex Kearney (Actor)

Hawks 1989 (Movie)

Deckermensky-- (Actor)

How I Got Into College 1989 (Movie)

Kip (Actor)

Miracle Mile 1989 (Movie)

Harry Washello (Actor)

Mr. North 1988 (Movie)

Theophilus North (Actor)

Revenge of the Nerds II 1987 (Movie)

Gilbert (Actor)

Summer Heat 1987 (Movie)

Aaron (Actor)

Top Gun 1986 (Movie)

Goose (Actor)

Gotcha! 1985 (Movie)

Jonathan Moore (Actor)

The Sure Thing 1985 (Movie)

Lance (Actor)

High School U.S.A. 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Revenge of the Nerds 1984 (Movie)

Gilbert (Actor)

Heart Like A Wheel 1983 (Movie)

John Muldowney--Age l5-23 (Actor)

It Takes Two 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Fast Times At Ridgemont High 1982 (Movie)

Stoner Buds (Actor)

El Diablo (TV Show)

Actor

Hometown Boy Makes Good (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (4)

Die Mommie Die! 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Border Line 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

My Louisiana Sky (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Temple Grandin (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (2)

Charlie's Ghost Story 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Speaking Through the Walls 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Whether he was playing a physician with perfect bedside manners, a goofy college nerd, or a charming naval aviator, Anthony Edwards always delivered performances that were full of wit, warmth and genuine emotion that even the most jaded viewer could not resist. After he ingratiated himself as one of Hollywood's loveable, go-to geeks in films such as the classic teen comedy "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (1982), "Revenge of the Nerds" (1984), and "The Sure Thing" (1985), his innate comic flair and endearing presence managed to steal every scene from Tom Cruise in the blockbuster hit "Top Gun" (1986), where Edwards portrayed the easygoing yet ill-fated fighter jet pilot, Goose. Though some wrote him off as simply the goofball sidekick, Edwards proved the doubters wrong years later when he took a more serious turn and landed his most accomplished role - that of Dr. Mark Greene - on the long-running medical drama series "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009). As one of the head doctors working in a hectic emergency room alongside such heavy hitters as Noah Wyle and George Clooney, Edwards as Greene exemplified the qualities of a true leader, and established himself as one of television's most compelling and enduring character actors.

Relationships

Peter Edwards

Father

Esme Edwards

Daughter
Born in January 1997 mother, Jeanine Lobell

Poppy Edwards

Daughter
Born in 2002 mother, Jeanine Lobell

Wallis Edwards

Daughter
Born in September 2000 mother, Jeanine Lobell

Bailey Edwards

Son
Born in January 1994 mother, Jeanine Lobell

Jeffrey Edwards

Brother
Born in 1956

Peter Edwards

Brother
Born in 1953

Annamaria Edwards

Sister
Born in 1958

Heidi Edwards

Sister
Born in 1952

Jeanine Lobell

Wife
Met while filming "Pet Sematary Two" (1992) married in September 1995

Erika Plack

Mother

Meg Ryan Actor

Companion
Met while filming "Top Gun" (1986) Together from 1986-88

EDUCATION

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California
Left by age 19 to pursue acting full time

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England 1980
Received a scholarship

Milestones

2010

Appeared in the coming-of-age drama "Flipped," based on Wendelin Van Draanen's novel of the same name

2010

Executive produced the HBO biopic "Temple Grandin," starring Claire Danes as Temple Grandin

2009

Played Uma Thurman's absent-minded husband in the indie comedy, "Motherhood"

2008

Reprised the role of Dr. Greene (in flashback scenes) during the 15th and final season of "ER" (NBC)

2007

Played a San Francisco detective in David Fincher's serial killer thriller "Zodiac"

2004

Played Julianne Moore's husband in the thriller "The Forgotten"

2004

Starred in "Thunderbirds" which is based on the cult British television show from the 1960s; directed by Jonathan Frakes

2001

Produced the Showtime original program "My Louisiana Sky"

1998

Appeared in the ensemble of "Playing By Heart"

1997

Formed production company, Aviator; signed three-year first-look deal with Warner Bros.

1997

Co-executive produced and starred in the romantic comedy "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" (released theatrically in 1999)

1994

Played the regular role of Dr. Mark Greene on the NBC medical drama "ER"; also directed several episodes; earned four consecutive Emmy nominations from 1995-1998 for Outstanding Lead Actor

1994

Feature directing debut, "Charlie's Ghost Story"

1992

Cast in a recurring role on the CBS series, "Northern Exposure"

1990

Co-starred in "Downtown" with Penelope Ann Miller and Forest Whitaker

1988

Appeared as a terminally ill patient in "Hawks" alongside Timothy Dalton

1987

Reprised role as Gilbert for "Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise"

1986

Breakthrough role as Maverick's (played by Tom Cruise) loyal sidekick Goose in "Top Gun"

1984

First leading role in a feature, the comedy "Revenge of the Nerds"

1982

TV series debut as regular, "It Takes Two" (ABC) playing the son of Patty Duke Astin and Richard Crenna

1982

Feature acting debut, "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"

1981

TV acting debut "The Killing of Randy Webster" (CBS)

Toured California one summer as part of Santa Barbara Youth Theatre's production of "Peter Pan"

Bonus Trivia

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"He reeks nice guy, but scratch that surface and there's a sardonic, sarcastic side - just like all of us." - Noah Wyle, Edwards' "ER" co-star to Entertainment Weekly, Dec. 9, 1994

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"My whole thing has been persistence. More than anything, I just keep going. People say 'Top Gun' was my big break, but I had done four or five movies and TV stuff before that." - Edwards quoted in Entertainment Weekly, Dec. 9, 1994

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"The nice thing about dying on television is that people seem genuinely happy to see you when they run into you at the grocery store." - Edwards quoted to Los Angeles Magazine, November 2002

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In 1998, Edwards signed a reported $35 million dollar deal with Warner Bros. to remain on "ER" through the 2001-2002 season; his salary increase made him the highest paid actor on TV at the time.

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