Edward Laurence Albert

Actor, Musician, Composer
The son of TV and film star Eddie Albert and dancer-actress Margo, Edward Albert has worked steadily as an actor since the early 1970s. He made an adolescent debut in the feature "Fool Killer" (1965), then went back to ... Read more »
Born: 02/19/1951 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (76)

A-List 2014 (Movie)

Alfred (Actor)

Demon Keeper 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Extreme Honor 2014 (Movie)

Sen. Richards (Actor)

Sea of Fear 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Power Rangers 1993 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Fighting Words 2007 (Movie)

Marc Neihauser (Actor)

No Regrets 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Port Charles 1996 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Illusion Infinity 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Eddie Albert: A Passion For Life 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Stage Ghost 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Chicken Soup For the Soul 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman 1984 - 1985, 1991 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

In the Heat of the Night 1984 - 1985, 1991 - 1993, 1996 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1984 - 1985, 1991 - 1993, 1996 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nash Bridges 1984 - 1985, 1991 - 1993, 1996 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reyes y Rey 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Invasion America 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Some Nudity Required 1998 (Movie)

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UnBowed 1998 (Movie)

US Army Officer (Actor)

Bodies of Evidence 1984 - 1985, 1991 - 1993, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Civil Wars 1984 - 1985, 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kid Cop 1997 (Movie)

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Profiler 1984 - 1985, 1991 - 1993, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Sentinel 1984 - 1985, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Walker, Texas Ranger 1984 - 1985, 1991 - 1993, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Modern Rhapsody 1996 (Movie)

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Fortune Hunter 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Secret Agent Club 1995 (Movie)

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Guarding Tess 1994 (Movie)

Barry Carlisle (Actor)

Hard Drive 1994 (Movie)

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Sexual Malice 1993 (Movie)

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The Ice Runner 1993 (Movie)

Jeffrey West (Actor)

Body Language 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Shootfighter: Fight to the Death 1992 (Movie)

Mr C (Actor)

Sight Unseen 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Exiled in America 1990 (Movie)

Filipe Soto (Actor)

Fistfighter 1989 (Movie)

Harry (Punchy) Moses (Actor)

Mind Games 1989 (Movie)

Dana Lund (Actor)

Wild Zone 1989 (Movie)

Colonel Lavara (Actor)

The Rescue 1988 (Movie)

Commander Merrill (Actor)

Fame, Fortune & Romance 1985 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Distortions 1986 (Movie)

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Getting Even 1986 (Movie)

'Tag' Taggar (Actor)

The Underachievers 1986 (Movie)

Danny Warren (Actor)

Murder, She Wrote 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars XV 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The Yellow Rose 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Ellie 1983 (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

Butterfly 1981 (Movie)

Wash Gillespie (Actor)

The House Where Evil Dwells 1981 (Movie)

Ted (Actor)

Galaxy of Terror 1980 (Movie)

Cabren (Actor)

The Last Convertible 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Silent Victory: The Kitty O'Neil Story 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Millionaire 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Squeeze 1979 (Movie)

Jeff (Actor)

When Time Ran Out 1979 (Movie)

Brian (Actor)

A Time to Die 1978 (Movie)

Michael Rogan (Actor)

Black Beauty 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Greek Tycoon 1977 (Movie)

Nico Tomasis (Actor)

Midway 1976 (Movie)

Ensign Tom Garth (Actor)

The Domino Principle 1976 (Movie)

Ross Pine (Actor)

Un Taxi mauve 1976 (Movie)

Jerry (Actor)

Killer Bees 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

40 Carats 1972 (Movie)

Peter Latham (Actor)

Butterflies Are Free 1972 (Movie)

Don (Actor)

The Fool Killer 1964 (Movie)

George Mellish (Actor)

Blood Feud (TV Show)

Actor

Death Cruise (TV Show)

Actor

Red Sun Rising (TV Show)

Actor

Seduced by a Thief (TV Show)

Actor

Space Marines (TV Show)

Actor

The Girl From Mars (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

The son of TV and film star Eddie Albert and dancer-actress Margo, Edward Albert has worked steadily as an actor since the early 1970s. He made an adolescent debut in the feature "Fool Killer" (1965), then went back to school and didn't resume his career until undertaking the role of the blind hero opposite Goldie Hawn in the film version of Broadway's "Butterflies Are Free" (1972), winning a Golden Globe Award as Most Promising Male Newcomer. Albert went on to portray Liv Ullmann's youthful lover in "40 Carats" (1973) and appeared in "Midway" (1976) and "The Domino Principle (1977) before moving to Europe for " . . . a self-designed on-the-job training course. It gave me the freedom to choose roles without worrying how it would affect my career." After acting in the critically-acclaimed "Un Taxi mauve/The Purple Taxi" (1977) in France, he returned to the USA where his feature films have included "The Greek Tycoon" (1978, as Anthony Quinn's son), "When Time Ran Out" (1980), "Butterfly" (1981), "Getting Even" (1986) and the "The Underachievers" (1987).

Television beckoned early to Albert, beginning with the 1974 ABC movie "Killer Bees" with Gloria Swanson, and he worked on TV-movies and miniseries like "Death Cruise" (ABC, 1974), "Black Beauty" (NBC, 1978) "The Last Convertible" (NBC, 1979) and "Blood Feud" (syndicated, 1983) before taking his first crack as a series regular on "The Yellow Rose" (NBC, 1983-84). He played crazed book publicist Jeff Wainwright on the popular CBS series "Falcon Crest" throughout 1986 and first portrayed Elliott Burch on CBS' "Beauty and the Beast" in 1987, a recurring role that became a regular one by the show's final season in 1989-90. 1991 saw Albert act in the TV-movie "The Girl From Mars" (The Family Channel) opposite his famous father, with whom he also filmed the never-aired CBS pilot "California", a spin-off from "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman".

Albert has flourished during the 90s on both the large and small screens. He starred in the feature "The Ice Runner" (1992), filmed in Russia as the Soviet Union collapsed, acted with Karen Black in "Modern Rhapsody" (1997) and played three characters in "Illusion Infinity" (lensed 1997), which also featured his father. Additionally, he portrayed Shirley MacLaine's son in "Guarding Tess" (1994). Albert made a successful entrance to daytime TV as manipulative surgeon Bennett Devlin (from 1997-98) on the ABC soap opera "Port Charles", a spin-off of "General Hospital". As a director, he completed lensing a remake of the 1956 sci-fi classic "Forbidden Planet" in 1997, in which he also starred.

Relationships

Eddie Albert

Father
born on April 22, 1908, film and TV star best-known for starring role on TV's "Green Acres" (CBS) was once blacklisted died at the age of 99 in 2005

Margo Albert

Mother
Mexican was once blacklisted married to Eddie Albert from 1945 until her death on July 17, 1985

Maria Albert

Sister
adopted sister

Laurence Olivier Actor

Godfather
Albert's middle name is in honor of Olivier

Kate Woodville

Wife
married in 1975 until his death in 2006

Thais Woodville

Daughter
of the rock band Sugar in Wartime

EDUCATION

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California

University of Oxford

Oxford , England
expelled for "an indiscretionary incident involving a rather attractive young lady"(Shakespeare and Russian poetry)

Milestones

2007

Co-starred with C. Thomas Howell in "Fighting Words"; film released after his death

2001

Appeared as Mr. Collins in the children's series "Power Rangers Time Force"; credited as Edward Laurence Albert

1998

Provided voice for The WB's animated sci-fi series "Invasion America", a Steven Spielberg-DreamWorks project

1997

Feature directorial debut, "Forbidden Planet", a remake of the 1950s classic; also starred

1997

Portrayed manipulative surgeon Bennett Devlin on ABC daytime soap opera "Port Charles", a spin-off of "General Hospital"

1997

Again worked with father in "Illusion Infinity"

1996

Seen as Captain Gray in Showtime movie "Space Marines"

1994

Played Shirley MacLaine's son in "Guarding Tess"

1992

Starred in "The Ice Runner", filmed in Moscow at the time of the breakup of the Soviet Union

1991

Worked with father on TV-movie "The Girl From Mars" (The Family Channel)

1987

Played recurring role as Elliott Burch on CBS' "Beauty and the Beast"; became regular by final abbreviated season

1986

Had regular role as crazed book publicist Jeff Wainwright in CBS drama "Falcon Crest"

1983

Portrayed Phil Wharton in syndicated miniseries "Blood Feud" (directed by Mike Newell), depicting the battles between Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa and Robert Kennedy

1983

Starred on NBC series, "The Yellow Rose"

1979

Cast as one of five Harvard roomates who are the subjects of the NBC miniseries "The Last Convertible"

1978

Played Nico Tomasis (Anthony Quinn's son) in feature "The Greek Tycoon", a thinly veiled fiction about the romance and marriage of Aristotle Onassis and Jacqueline Kennedy

1978

Starred in NBC movie version of "Black Beauty", the ninth version of Anna Sewell's beloved animal classic

1978

Appeared in CBS movie "Silent Victory: The Kitty O'Neill Story", starring Stockard Channing

1977

Acted in the critically-acclaimed "Un Taxi Mauve/The Purple Taxi", which won the Golden Palm at Cannes

1976

Portrayed Ensign Tom Garth as part of star-studded cast of "Midway"

1974

TV-movie debut in "Killer Bees" (ABC), with Gloria Swanson

1973

Reunited with "Butterflies" director Milton Katselas for "40 Carats"

1972

First starring film role, "Butterflies Are Free", opposite Goldie Hawn

1969

Served as production assistant on "Patton"

1965

Film debut, "The Fool Killer", with Anthony Perkins

Put acting career aside for several years to care for his ailing father, who died in 2005

Bonus Trivia

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Albert has a Black Belt in kenjutsu (sword fighting), in the Niten (Two Heaven Style), using long swords (katanas).

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Extremely proud of his Latino origins (his mother Margo hailed from Mexico City), Albert helped found Plaza de la Raza, a community arts center that for 25 years has taught the arts to 500 Latino children a week. As of 1997, the complex at Plaza includes a 235-seat theater, two outdoor stages, a dance studio, art space and expansive classrooms.

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Albert's earliest work as an environmentalist was as a member of the historic Berkeley expedition to Ana Capa Island which discovered decimation of eggs of pelican rookeries. Testing at Berkeley determined the eggs' thin shells resulted from DDT absorbed by parents, affecting calcium retention. These findings led directly to the banning of DDT and several other pesticides, as well as the indirect salvation of many then-endangered species. Albert also worked 15 years to preserve the 150 acre Escondido Canyon and legendary Escondido Falls (1000 foot waterfall called by THE WALKING GUIDE TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA the most beautiful in the region), resulting in the purchase of the canyon by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy.

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As a photo-journalist, Albert travelled extensively throughout Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa, publishing articles accompanied by his photographs, and also worked with a National Geographic photo assignment team at Native American ceremonials in the Southwestern United States. He has had sold-out exhibitions of his photography in both London and Los Angeles and is preparing the photo book "Sacred Vision", a bound edition of images of traditional Native American medicine animals. He has also championed the preservation of Native American sacred and habitation sites.

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Albert made his London stage debut in "A Terribly Strange Bed", directed by Orson Welles, and his Los Angeles stage debut came as Fortinbras in the Gordon Davidson production of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" at the Mark Taper Forum. Among his other theatrical performances, he acted in Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie" and in "Room Service", portrayed the same role in which Eddie Albert had made his stage debut years before.

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Albert lives with his family in a home he built with his own hands from the ground up. Since 1985, he and wife Kate have operated an equestrian training and boarding facility at their ranch in Malibu. He has also received a Palisades Award and a Harriet Hugo Award for his poetry.

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A musician and composer, Albert did studio work with such people as Rita Coolidge, Joni Mitchell, Glen Campbell, Booker T and Ry Cooder.

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About his time in Russia during the breakup of the Soviet Union: "I did a film called 'Ice Runner'. We were shooting a chase scene in Red Square [in Moscow] when the tanks started coming in. We had a young trainee walking toward the tanks with a bullhorn saying, 'We have the square until 5, we have the square until 5!' thinking it was a parade. The news said they shot four people, but I counted at least 16 that I saw, so it was hairier than most people realize." --Edward Albert in Soap Opera Digest, October 14, 1997.

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