Ed Begley Jr.

Actor, Comedian, Cameraman
Actor and activist Ed Begley, Jr. was a constant presence in films and television for an astonishing 40 years. While he is most widely recognized from his six-year run as Dr. Victor Ehrlich in beloved 80's TV drama "St ... Read more »
Born: 09/15/1949 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (232)

Portlandia 2012, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Summerland Project 2015 (Movie)

Paul Wesley (Actor)

Your Family Or Mine 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Anthrax 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Deadly Web 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fatal Secrets 2014 (Movie)

Rev. Vernon (Actor)

He's Such a Girl 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Making Change 2014 (Movie)

Simmons (Actor)

Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

One Long Night 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Pioneers of Television 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

The Arrested Development Documentary Project 2014 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Bronx Bull 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

3rd Rock From the Sun 1977 - 1979, 1994 - 1997, 1999 - 2002, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dave's World 1977 - 1979, 1995 - 1997, 1999 - 2000, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dharma & Greg 1977 - 1979, 1995 - 1997, 1999 - 2002, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ellen 1977 - 1979, 1994 - 2002, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Family Tree 1977 - 1979, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gideon's Crossing 1977 - 1979, 1994 - 2002, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hot in Cleveland 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Living With Ed 1977 - 1979, 1994 - 2002, 2006 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Providence 1977 - 1979, 1994 - 2002, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rules of Engagement 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sherman Oaks 1977 - 1979, 1994 - 1997, 1999 - 2002, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Voyager 1977 - 1979, 1995 - 1997, 1999 - 2002, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Drew Carey Show 1977 - 1979, 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2000, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Nanny 1977 - 1979, 1994 - 1997, 1999 - 2002, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Office 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Practice 1977 - 1979, 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2000, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Titus 1977 - 1979, 1995 - 1997, 1999 - 2001, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1977 - 1979, 1995 - 1997, 1999 - 2000, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Common Law 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Happy Endings 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Portlandia: The Brunch Special 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Raising Hope 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rizzoli & Isles 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bleep My Dad Says 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Miami 2007, 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chaos 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Off the Map 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

What's Your Number? 2011 (Movie)

Mr. Darling (Actor)

Big Time Rush! 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Childrens Hospital 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Georgia O'Keeffe 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Outlaw 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Guys 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The New Adventures of Old Christine 2006, 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wonder Woman 1977 - 1979, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Free Radio 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gary Unmarried 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hannah Montana 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Monk 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Party Down 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Jay Leno Show 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 1999, 2009 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Suite Life on Deck 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Whatever Works 2009 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Finding Amanda 2008 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Fly Me to the Moon 2008 (Movie)

Voice of Poopchev (Actor)

King of the Hill 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pineapple Express 2008 (Movie)

Robert (Actor)

Transcendent Man 2008 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Back to the Grind 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Boston Legal 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Campus Ladies 2007 (Tv Show)

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Pittsburgh 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Veronica Mars 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

For Your Consideration 2006 (Movie)

Sandy Lane (Actor)

Hair High 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Reverend Cheddar (Actor)

Hopeless Pictures 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Voice

Las Vegas 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Three Moons Over Milford 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Walk the Talk 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Jack & Bobby 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Elder Son 2005 (Movie)

Leonard (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stateside 2004 (Movie)

Father Concoff (Actor)

Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

7th Heaven 1999 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Mighty Wind 2003 (Movie)

Lars Olfen (Actor)

Going Down 2003 (Movie)

Jack's Father (Actor)

Adventures From the Book of Virtues 1996 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Auto Focus 2002 (Movie)

Mel Rosen (Actor)

Batman Beyond 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Bug 2002 (Movie)

The Dept. of Health Inspector/"The Hand" (Actor)

Scrubs 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Agency 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central) 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Family Law 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Get Over It 2001 (Movie)

Frank Landers (Actor)

Six Feet Under 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Michael Richards Show 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The West Wing 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Troubled Waters 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Best in Show 2000 (Movie)

Mark Shaffer--Hotel Manager (Actor)

Diary of A Sex Addict 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

People Count: Six Billion 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

I'm Losing You 1999 (Movie)

Zev (Actor)

More True Stories From Touched By an Angel 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Sports Theater With Shaquille O'Neal 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

U.S.-Mexican War (1846-1848) 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

Addams Family Reunion 1998 (Movie)

Phillip Adams (Actor)

Horton Foote's Alone 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Suzanne Somers 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Narrator

Meego 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

One Day 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories 1991 - 1998 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Magic School Bus 1994 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

Gun 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Joey 1997 (Movie)

Ambassador Ted Ross (Actor)

Ms. Bear 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Lay of the Land 1997 (Movie)

Harvey Dankworth (Actor)

Too Soon For Jeff 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Earth Day at Walt Disney World 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Santa With Muscles 1996 (Movie)

Ebner Frost (Actor)

Today's Environment 1992 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Batman Forever 1995 (Movie)

Fred Stickley (Actor)

Fourth Annual Environmental Media Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Hourglass 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle 1993 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Partners 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Rave Review 1995 (Movie)

Bert (Actor)

The Shaggy Dog 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Death of Some Salesmen 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues 1994 (Movie)

Rupert (Actor)

Greedy 1994 (Movie)

Carl (Actor)

Renaissance Man 1994 (Movie)

Jack Martin (Actor)

The Crazysitter 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Pagemaster 1994 (Movie)

Alan Tyler (Actor)

Winnetka Road 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Your Toxic Waste 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Heroes of the Earth 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Mastergate 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Roseanne 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Party For Richard Pryor 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Dark Horse 1992 (Movie)

Jack Mills (Actor)

Meet the Applegates 1991 (Movie)

Dick Applegate (Actor)

The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Live! The World's Greatest Stunts 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Motown on Showtime: Comedy on Campus 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Parenthood 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2nd International Rock Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

She-Devil 1989 (Movie)

Bob Patchett (Actor)

The Ed Begley, Jr. Show 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Roman Holiday 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

St. Elsewhere 1982 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Accidental Tourist 1988 (Movie)

Charles Leary (Actor)

Amazon Women on the Moon 1987 (Movie)

Griffin (Actor)

Amy Grant... Headin' Home For the Holidays 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Faerie Tale Theatre 1982 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Incredible Ida Early 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

You Are the Jury 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Transylvania 6-5000 1985 (Movie)

Gil Turner (Actor)

Protocol 1984 (Movie)

Hassler (Actor)

Streets of Fire 1984 (Movie)

Ben Gunn (Actor)

This Is Spinal Tap 1984 (Movie)

John "Stumpy" Pepys (Actor)

Get Crazy 1983 (Movie)

Colin Beverly (Actor)

M*A*S*H 1972 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Still the Beaver 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

An Officer and A Gentleman 1982 (Movie)

of Altitude Chamber Instructor (Voice)

Cat People 1982 (Movie)

Joe Creigh (Actor)

Eating Raoul 1982 (Movie)

Hippy (Actor)

Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo 1979 - 1982 (TV Show)

Voice

Tales of the Apple Dumpling Gang 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Buddy Buddy 1981 (Movie)

1st Lieutenant (Actor)

Private Lessons 1981 (Movie)

Jack Travis (Actor)

The Entity 1981 (Movie)

Additional Voice (Actor)

Battlestar Galactica 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Hardcore 1979 (Movie)

Soldier (Actor)

Hot Rod 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Concorde - Airport '79 1979 (Movie)

Rescuer (Actor)

The In-Laws 1979 (Movie)

Barry Lutz (Actor)

Battlestar Galactica 1978 (Movie)

Lieutenant Greenbean (Actor)

Blue Collar 1978 (Movie)

Bobby Joe (Actor)

Goin' South 1978 (Movie)

Whitey Haber (Actor)

Citizens Band 1977 (Movie)

Priest (Actor)

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman 1975 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Mixed Nuts 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The One and Only 1977 (Movie)

Arnold--the King (Actor)

Making It 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Record City 1976 (Movie)

(Actor)

Stay Hungry 1976 (Movie)

Lester (Actor)

Cockfighter 1974 (Movie)

Tom Peeples (Actor)

Roll Out! 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Charley and the Angel 1973 (Movie)

Derwood Moseby (Actor)

Bobby Jo and the Big Apple Goodtime Band 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Now You See Him, Now You Don't 1972 (Movie)

Druffle (Actor)

Showdown 1972 (Movie)

Pook (Actor)

A Shining Season (TV Show)

Actor

An Uncommon Love (TV Show)

Actor

Betas (TV Show)

Actor

Blunt Talk (Tv Show)

Actor

Brando (TV Show)

Actor

Celebration Family (TV Show)

Actor

Chance of a Lifetime (TV Show)

Actor

Columbo: Undercover (TV Show)

Actor

Cooperstown (TV Show)

Actor

Desolation Sound (TV Show)

Actor

Elvis (TV Show)

Actor

Exclusive (TV Show)

Actor

Family Flight (TV Show)

Actor

Homicide: The Movie (TV Show)

Actor

Hounded (TV Show)

Actor

Incident at Deception Ridge (TV Show)

Actor

Life on Liberty Street (TV Show)

Actor

Not Just Another Affair (TV Show)

Actor

Not in This Town (TV Show)

Actor

Project: ALF (TV Show)

Actor

Recount (TV Show)

Actor

Running Mates (TV Show)

Actor

Sensation (TV Show)

Actor

Spies, Lies & Naked Thighs (TV Show)

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The Late Shift (TV Show)

Actor

The Story Lady (TV Show)

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War Stories (TV Show)

Actor
Director (1)

NYPD Blue 2003, 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Biography

Actor and activist Ed Begley, Jr. was a constant presence in films and television for an astonishing 40 years. While he is most widely recognized from his six-year run as Dr. Victor Ehrlich in beloved 80's TV drama "St. Elsewhere" (1982-1988), Begley Jr. has acted in over 200 films and television series in the past four decades, and is one of Hollywood's most prominent advocates of clean energy and environmental responsibility. In 2000, after a decade of low-key roles in short-lived television series and mainstream comedies, Begley Jr. appeared in Christopher Guest's improvisational hit "Best in Show", which breathed new life into his career. He has managed to keep quite busy ever since, playing sweetly zonked-out characters in hip comedies like "Arrested Development" (2005-2006) and "Veronica Mars"(2004-2007) while continuing to extol the virtues of a simple, ecologically sound existence. In 2007, he finally found a way to combine his careers as entertainer and advocate with "Living With Ed" (2007-), a popular reality series that starred Begley Jr, his wife, Rachelle Carson, their solar-powered house, and their frequently frazzled friends and neighbors. Amiable and always funny, Begley Jr. has deftly balanced his career and environmental concerns with such agility that the man and the cause have become one and the same.

Relationships

Ingrid Begley

Wife
Married 1976 Divorced 1989

Hayden Carson Begley Actor

Daughter
Born in 1999 mother, Rachelle Carson

Ed Begley Actor

Parent
Won the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award in 1962 for "Sweet Bird of Youth"

Amanda Begley

Daughter
Born October 3, 1977 mother, Ingrid Taylor

Nicholas Begley

Son
Born January 4, 1979 mother, Ingrid Taylor

Allene Begley

Sister
Born in October 1948

Annette Bening Actor

Companion
Briefly dated No longer together

Rachelle Carson Actor

Wife
Married Aug. 23, 2000 in Las Vegas, NV

Allene Sanders

Mother

EDUCATION

Van Nuys High School

Van Nuys , California

Studied acting with Peggy Feury

Los Angeles Valley College

North Hollywood , California

Milestones

2011

Cast opposite Anna Faris in the romantic comedy "What's Your Number?"

2009

Co-starred in Woody Allen's New York–based comedy "Whatever Works"

2009

Co-starred with Joan Allen in the Lifetime biographical drama "Georgia O'Keeffe"

2008

Appeared in the HBO movie "Recount," which profiled the 2000 Presidential Election

2007

Appeared with wife Rachelle Carson in the reality television series "Living With Ed" (aired on the Home & Garden Television channel and Discovery's Planet Green channel)

2006

Had a recurring guest role in season three of "Veronica Mars" (UPN)

2006

Appeared in the comedy "For Your Consideration"; directed by Guest

2005

Guest starred on several episodes of Fox's "Arrested Development"

2004

Played hospital administrator Dr. Jesse James in Stephen King's thirteen-episode miniseries "Kingdom Hospital" (ABC)

2003

Re-teamed with director Christopher Guest for the pseudo-documentary about folk music "A Mighty Wind"

2001

Played the recurring role of Hiram Gunderson on HBO's "Six Feet Under"

2000

Played a hotel manager in the mockumentary "Best in Show"; co-starring and directed by Christopher Guest

1999

Appeared in a recurring role on The WB's "7th Heaven"

1997

Returned to series TV with the CBS sitcom "Meego"

1995

Co-starred in the off-Broadway production of David Mamet's "The Cryptogram"

1994

Appeared on the short-lived NBC primetime soap "Winnetka Road"

1990

Co-starred with Stockard Channing in "Meet the Applegates"

1990

Starred in the short-lived NBC sitcom "Parenthood"

1989

Played the straying husband in "She-Devil" opposite Meryl Streep and Roseanne

1988

Cast as one of William Hurt's siblings in Lawrence Kasdan's "The Accidental Tourist"

1982

Breakthrough role as intern, Dr. Victor Ehrlich on the NBC medical drama "St. Elsewhere"; received six consecutive Emmy Award nominations

1978

Played Lt. Greenbean on "Battlestar Galactica" (ABC); reprised role in the feature film version

1977

Appeared in a recurring role on CBS' "The New Adventures of Wonder Woman"

1976

Had a recurring roles on the syndicated series "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman"

1973

TV series debut as regular, the short-lived CBS sitcom "Roll Out!"

1972

TV-movie debut, "Family Flight" (ABC)

1972

Film acting debut "The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes"

1967

Professional debut at age 17 on the CBS sitcom "My Three Sons"

Raised in Merrick, Long Island, NY

Bonus Trivia

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Begley was a part of the 9/11 Truth Movement and on Sept. 11, 2004 he hosted a forum in NYC called "Confronting the Evidence: 911 and the Search for Truth in New York City."

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