Sep. 16th, 1949
Los Angeles, California, USA
Ed Begley Jr.'s Main TV Roles
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Edward James Begley Jr. is an American actor and environmental activist. Begley has appeared in hundreds of films, television shows, and stage performances. He played Dr. Victor Ehrlich on the television series St. Elsewhere (1982–1988). The role earned him six consecutive Primetime Emmy Award nominations and a Golden Globe Award nomination. He also co-hosted, along with wife Rachelle Carson, the green living reality show entitled Living with Ed (2007–2010).
Equally prolific in cinema, Begley's best known films include Stay Hungry (1976), Blue Collar (1978), An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), This Is Spinal Tap (1984), The Accidental Tourist(1988), She-Devil (1989), The Pagemaster (1994), Batman Forever (1995), Auto Focus (2002), Pineapple Express (2008), What's Your Number? (2011), Ghostbusters (2016) and CHiPS(2017). He is a recurring cast member in the mockumentaries of Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy, including Best in Show (2000), A Mighty Wind (2003), For Your Consideration (2006), and Mascots (2016).
- Attended Stella Niagara Education Park Cadet school in Lewiston, NY.
- Produces and sells an all-natural household cleaning product called "Begley's Best.".
- Has appeared in both the animated series _"Batman" (1992)_ (qv) and one of the live-action films--in his case, _Batman Forever (1995)_ (qv). The only other persons to do this are 'Rene Auberjonois' (qv), 'John Glover (I)' (qv), Senator 'Patrick Leahy' (qv), and 'Vincent Schiavelli' (qv).
- His home is solar powered and he primarily uses his bike and public transportation.
- Has a daughter named Hayden Carson (b. 2000) with wife 'Rachelle Carson' (qv).
- He quit his job as the Los Angeles Environmental Commissioner when he realized that he was destroying trees by all the paper the commission was using.
- He keeps his father's Oscar at home and proudly displays it.
- Won 'George Harrison (I)' (qv)'s guitar in an auction in Los Angeles in 2003 for $300,000.