Ed Begley, Jr. Biography (1949-)

Full name, Edward James Begley, Jr.; born September 16, 1949, in Hollywood, CA; son of Edward James (an actor) and Allene Jeanne (an actress; maiden name,Sanders) Begley; married Ingrid Margaret Taylor, October 31, 1976 (divorced,1989); children: Amanda, Nicholas. Education: Attended Los Angeles Valley College; trained for the stage with Peggy Fuery. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Roman Catholic. Avocational interests: Carpentry,organic gardening, environmental causes. Addresses: Agent-- William Morris Agency, 1515 South El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2775.Manager-- Sterling/Winters Co., 1900 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1640,Los Angeles, CA 90067. Career: Actor. Nightclub performer, including appearances at the Troubadour, the Ice House, the Bottom Line, and Max's Kansas City; camera operator for documentary films and commercials. Los Angeles Environmental Affairs Committee, member, 1993; Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, member, 1994, then chairperson; member of board of directors, American Oceans Campaign, League of Conservation Voters, Environmental Research Fund, and Walden Woods Project. Member: Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Society of Motion Pictureand Television Engineers. Awards, Honors: Emmy Award nominations, outstanding supporting actor in a drama series, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, and 1987, and Golden Globe Award nomination, 1986, all for St. Elsewhere. Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, 1515 South El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2775.; Manager: Sterling/Winters Co., 1900 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1640, Los Angeles, CA 90067.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
September 16, 1949
Hollywood, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Lieutenant Robert W. Chapman, Roll Out! CBS, 1973-74
  • Scooby and Scrappy Doo,1979
  • Dr. Victor Ehrlich, St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1982-88
  • Ed "Hobo" Hobart, The Ed Begley, Jr. Show(also known as Friendly Ed and Nobody's Puppet), CBS, 1989
  • Gil Buckman, Parenthood, NBC, 1990
  • Host, America the Bountiful,1993
  • Glenn Barker, Winnetka Road, NBC, 1994
  • Dr. Edward Parker, Meego, CBS, 1997
  • Dr. Hank Hastings, 7th Heaven, The WB, 1999-
  • Miniseries
  • Harry Hopkins, World War II: When Lions Roared(also known as Then There Were Giants), NBC, 1994
  • Movies
  • Driver, Family Flight, ABC, 1972
  • Officer Stein, Columbo: How to Dial a Murder, NBC, 1978
  • Moss Tillis, Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill, NBC, 1979
  • John Haaland, A Shining Season, CBS, 1979
  • D.C. Fontana, Elvis, ABC, 1979
  • Clay, Hot Rod(also known as Rebel of the Road), ABC, 1979
  • Warren Krueger, Not Just Another Affair(also known as Perfect Affair), CBS, 1982
  • Jeb, Rascals and Robbers: The Secret Adventures of Tom Sawyer and HuckFinn, CBS, 1982
  • Whitey Whitney, Still the Beaver, CBS, 1983
  • Matt Randolph, An Uncommon Love, CBS, 1983
  • Leonard Lupo, Roman Holiday, NBC, 1987
  • Jake Foreman, Celebration Family, ABC, 1987
  • Paul Sutton, The Incredible Ida Early, NBC, 1987
  • Alan Rossmore, Spies, Lies and Naked Thighs, CBS, 1988
  • Stephen Bradley, Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less, USA Network,1990
  • Jerry Soloway, The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake(alsoknown as The Great Los Angeles Earthquake), NBC, 1990
  • Howard Feldon, In the Best Interest of the Child(also known as A Mother's Plea), CBS, 1990
  • Otis, The Story Lady, NBC, 1991
  • Darrell Eglin, Chance of a Lifetime(also known as A Change of Heart and Heather's Journey), NBC, 1991
  • Lieutenant Fred House, In the Line of Duty: Siege at Marion(also known as Children of Fury, In the Line of Duty: The Hostage Murders, and In the Line of Duty: Standoff at Marion), NBC, 1992
  • Chapman Snow, Running Mates(also known as Dirty Tricks), HBO, 1992
  • Steward Butler, Mastergate, Showtime, 1992
  • Allen, Exclusive, ABC, 1992
  • Dave Cormeer, "Cooperstown," TNT Screenworks, TNT, 1993
  • Earl Strauber, Sensation, HBO, 1994
  • Ron Daniels, "The Shaggy Dog," The ABC Family Movie(also known asThe Disney Family Movie), ABC, 1994
  • Jack Davis, Incident at Deception Ridge(also known as Jacksand Terror at Reception Ridge), USA Network, 1994
  • Irving Krutch, Columbo: Undercover(also known as Columbo Goes Undercover and Columbo: Jigsaw), ABC, 1994
  • Rod Perth, The Late Shift, HBO, 1996
  • Dr. Warner, Project: ALF(also known as The Return of ALF and Alf--Der film), ABC, 1996
  • Henry Whitcomb, Not in This Town(also known as Billings), USA Network, 1997
  • Gerald, Alone(also known as Horton Foote's Alone), Showtime, 1997
  • Fitz-Gilbert Hamilton, Murder, She Purred: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery(also known as Murder, She Purred), ABC, 1998
  • Doctor, Homicide: The Movie, NBC, 2000
  • Specials
  • Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC, 1986
  • Amy Grant ... Headin' Home for the Holidays, NBC, 1986
  • Host, Motown on Showtime: Comedy on Campus, Showtime, 1990
  • Host, Live! The World's Greatest Stunts(also known as The Greatest Stunts on Earth), Fox, 1990
  • A User's Guide to Planet Earth: The American Environment Test,ABC, 1991
  • A Party for Richard Pryor, CBS, 1991
  • Heroes of the Earth,1993
  • Ned Kincaid, Shining Time Station Family Special: Once upon a Time, PBS, 1995
  • Mr. Rogers, "Too Soon for Jeff," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1996
  • Host, Earth Day at Walt Disney World, The Disney Channel, 1996
  • One Day, The Disney Channel, 1998
  • Narrator, Intimate Portrait: Suzanne Somers, Lifetime, 1998
  • Voice, U.S.-Mexican War, PBS, 1998
  • More True Stories from Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1999
  • People Count: Six Billion, TBS, 1999
  • Awards Presentations
  • The Screen Actors Guild 50th Anniversary Celebration,1984
  • The International Rock Awards, ABC, 1990
  • Presenter, The 4th Annual Environmental Media Awards,1994
  • Episodic
  • Marv, "The Computer Picnic," My Three Sons, ABC and CBS, 1967
  • Willard, "The Valedictorian," Room 222, ABC, 1970
  • Michael (some sources cite George), "I Hate You, Silas Marner," Room 222, ABC, 1971
  • "Babe in the Woods," Mannix, CBS, 1972
  • Jimmy Sanders, "Programmed for Panic," Ironside, NBC, 1972
  • "The King of the Penny Arcade," Insight, syndicated, 1974
  • Hank, "The Deadly Dares," Happy Days, ABC, 1974
  • "The Incredible Man," Insight, syndicated, 1975
  • "Bite of the Apple," Baretta, ABC, 1975
  • "Murder at Sea," Starsky and Hutch, ABC, 1976
  • Steve Fletcher, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, syndicated, 1976
  • David Phillips, "Valleyview," Quincy(also known as Quincy, M.E.), NBC, 1977
  • Harold Farnum, "Diana's Disappearing Act," Wonder Woman, CBS,1978
  • Harold Farnum, "The Fine Art of Crime," Wonder Woman, CBS, 1978
  • "No Way to Treat a Body," Quincy(also known as Quincy, M.E.), NBC, 1978
  • Private Paul Conway, "Too Many Cooks," M*A*S*H, CBS, 1979
  • Kenny, "Angels on Skates," Charlie's Angels, ABC, 1979
  • Bob Feeney, "What Do You Do with a Drunken Sailor?" Laverne and Shirley, ABC, 1979
  • Lindy Powell, "Death Is the Punchline," Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1980
  • Ed, "Honkeytonk," Riker, CBS, 1981
  • Kit, "Stain of Guilt," Quincy(also known as Quincy, M.E.),NBC, 1981
  • "Clearing House," Insight, syndicated, 1983
  • "Fish out of Water," The Love Boat, ABC, 1984
  • Host, Saturday Night Live(also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1984
  • "Christmas Carol II: The Sequel," The George Burns Comedy Week, CBS, 1985
  • Ichabod Crane, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," Shelley Duvall's Tall Tales and Legends, Showtime, 1986
  • "Rip Van Winkle," Faerie Tale Theater, Showtime, 1987
  • Judd Campbell, "Death of Some Salesmen," Tales from the Crypt, HBO, 1989
  • Voice of Germs, "Feat of Clay," Parts 1 and 2, Batman: The Animated Series, Fox, 1992
  • Voice of Charlie Collins, "Joker's Favor," Batman: The Animated Series, Fox, 1992
  • Principal Alexander, "Crime and Punishment," Roseanne, ABC, 1993
  • Himself, "The List," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1993
  • Voice of Jerry, "The Magic School Bus Meets the Rot Squad," The MagicSchool Bus, PBS, 1994
  • Mr. Bean, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, Showtime, 1994
  • Grave squad lawyer, "Partners," Directed By, Showtime, 1994
  • Trust, Sherman Oaks, Showtime, 1995
  • Jack Watterson, Dave's World, CBS, 1995
  • Chris Carpenter, "Til We Meet Again," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1995
  • Voice, "Research and Destroy," Duckman,1995
  • Voice of William Tell, Adventures from the Book of Virtues(animated), PBS, 1996
  • Jeff, "Green-Eyed Dick," Third Rock from the Sun(also known as Life As We Know It), NBC, 1996
  • Henry Starling, "Future's End," Parts 1 and 2, Star Trek: Voyager, UPN, 1996
  • Mr. James T. Rothwell, "Trial by Fury," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, ABC, 1997
  • Dr. Chris Vanderkamp, "Cap-Beer-Cino," The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 1997
  • The director, "The Shot," Gun, ABC, 1997
  • Tom Rosenstein, "You Bette Your Life," The Nanny, CBS, 1997
  • Himself, "Putting the 'Gay' Back in Litigation," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1998
  • Himself, "When Ellen Talks, People Listen," Ellen, ABC, 1998
  • Voice of himself, "Homer to the Max," The Simpsons(animated), Fox,1999
  • Dr. Foster, "Day in Court," The Practice,1999
  • Voice of Dr. Peter Corso, "April Moon," Batman Beyond,2000
  • Chuck Chance, "Love Is in the Air," Providence,2000
  • Chuck Chance, "Syd in Wonderland," Providence,2000
  • Chuck Chance, "Paradise Inn," Providence,2000
  • Also appeared as Wally, The Doris Day Show, CBS; appeared in the "Who's Poppa?" episode of Laverne and Shirley, ABC.
  • Pilots
  • Ensign Greenbean, Battlestar Galactica(also known as Curse of the Cylons), ABC, 1978
  • Amos Tucker, Tales of the Apple Dumpling Gang, CBS, 1982
  • Wilbur Wright, Voyagers, NBC, 1982
  • Brian Spears, You Are the Jury, NBC, 1986
  • Other Television Appearances
  • Virgil, Bobby Jo and the Big Apple Goodtime Band,1972
  • Steve, Making It,1976
  • Jamie, Mixed Nuts,1977
  • Host, Tale of Two Freedoms,2000
  • Also appeared in An American Love Affair, Home, Maggie Day, and Today's Environment.
  • Film Appearances
  • The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, Buena Vista, 1970
  • Druffle, Now You See Him, Now You Don't, Buena Vista, 1972
  • Derwood Moseby, Charley and the Angel, Buena Vista, 1972
  • Where Does It Hurt? Cinerama, 1972
  • Pook, Showdown, Universal, 1973
  • Superdad, Buena Vista, 1974
  • Tom Peeples, Cockfighter(also known as Born to Kill, Gamblin' Man, and Wild Drifter), New World Pictures, 1975
  • Lester, Stay Hungry, United Artists, 1975
  • Priest, Citizens Band(also known as The Great American CitizensBand and Handle with Care), Paramount, 1977
  • Pokey, Record City, American International Pictures, 1977
  • Dead of Night,1977
  • Whitey Haber, Goin' South, Paramount, 1978
  • Lieutenant Greenbean, Battlestar Galactica, Universal, 1978
  • Bobby Joe, Blue Collar, Universal, 1978
  • Arnold (the king), The One and Only, Paramount, 1978
  • Soldier, Hardcore(also known as The Hardcore Life), Columbia, 1978
  • First rescuer, The Concorde: Airport 79(also known as Airport '80: The Concorde, Airport '79, The Concorde, TheConcorde Affair, and S.O.S. Concorde), Universal, 1979
  • Barry Lutz, The In-Laws, Warner Bros., 1979
  • First lieutenant, Buddy Buddy, Universal, 1981
  • Jack Travis, Private Lessons(also known as Philly), JensenFarley, 1981
  • Joe Creigh, Cat People, Universal, 1982
  • Hippie, Eating Raoul, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982
  • Voice, The Entity, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982
  • Young Simon's father, Young Doctors in Love, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982
  • Voice of altitude chamber instructor, An Officer and a Gentleman,Orion, 1982
  • Colin Beverly, Flip Out(also known as Get Crazy), Embassy,1983
  • John "Stumpy" Pepys, This Is Spinal Tap(also known as Spinal Tap), Embassy, 1984
  • Hassler, Protocol, Warner Bros., 1984
  • Ben Gunn, Streets of Fire, Universal, 1984
  • Gil Turner, Transylvania 6-5000, New World Pictures, 1985
  • Ed, Waiting to Act, Putch-Patrick Productions, 1985
  • Griffin, "Son of the Invisible Man," Amazon Women on the Moon(alsoknown as Cheeseburger Film Sandwich), Universal, 1987
  • Charles Leary, The Accidental Tourist, Warner Bros., 1988
  • Peter Hepburn, Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills, Cinecom, 1989
  • Bob Patchett, She-Devil, Orion, 1989
  • Dick Applegate, Meet the Applegates(also known as The Applegates), Triton Pictures, 1991
  • Jack Mills, Dark Horse, Republic Pictures International, 1992
  • Voice, Earth and the American Dream,1993
  • Rupert, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, New Line Cinema, 1994
  • Carl, Greedy, Universal, 1994
  • Alan Tyler, The Pagemaster, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994
  • Jack Martin, Renaissance Man(also known as Army Intelligence and By the Book), Buena Vista, 1994
  • Bert, Rave Review(also known as Acting on Impulse), Gnu Films, 1995
  • Paul Van Arsdale, The Crazysitter(also known as Two Much Trouble), New Horizons, 1995
  • Fred Stickley, Batman Forever(also known as Forever), Warner Bros., 1995
  • Voice of Pouch, the kangaroo, Storybook, Republic Pictures Home Video, 1995
  • Detective Cecil Dish, Hourglass(also known as The Hitcher '95), LIVE Home Video, 1995
  • Ebner Frost, Santa with Muscles, Legacy Releasing, 1996
  • Greg Bradley, Ms. Bear(also known as Emily und der kleine Baer and Kleiner Baer), Astra Cinema, 1997
  • Harvey Dankworth, The Lay of the Land(also known as The StudentAffair), Northern Arts Entertainment, 1997
  • Ambassador Ted Ross, Joey, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1997
  • Zev, I'm Losing You, Lions Gate Films, 1998
  • Phillip Adams, Addams Family Reunion(also known as Addams Family 3), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998
  • Best in Show, Warner Bros., 2000
  • Film Work
  • Assistant camera operator, Equinox(also known as The Beast), VIP Distributors, 1971
  • Director, Enemies of Laughter,1999
  • Stage Appearances
  • Del, The Cryptogram, American Repertory Theatre, Boston, MA, thenWestside Theatre/Upstairs, New York City, both 1995
  • Major Tours
  • Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, Love Letters, U.S. cities, 1990

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals:
    • E, January 9, 1984 ,/February, 1996, p. 10.
    • People Weekly, p. 31; January 8, 1990, p. 55.
    • Science World, April 11, 1997 , p. 17.
    Electronic:
    • Ed Begley Web Site, http://www.edbegley.com/

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