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Also Known As: Edward James Begley Jr., Ed Begley Died:
Born: September 16, 1949 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: actor, comedian, cameraman, carpenter

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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...

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Lucky (2017)
2.
 Girlfriend's Day (2017)
3.
 CHiPs (2017)
4.
 Ghostbusters (2016)
5.
 Bronx Bull, The (2014)
6.
 You're Not You (2014)
8.
9.
 Fatal Secrets (2011)
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1976:
Had a recurring roles on the syndicated series "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman"
1977:
Appeared in a recurring role on CBS' "The New Adventures of Wonder Woman"
1978:
Played Lt. Greenbean on "Battlestar Galactica" (ABC); reprised role in the feature film version
1988:
Cast as one of William Hurt's siblings in Lawrence Kasdan's "The Accidental Tourist"
1989:
Played the straying husband in "She-Devil" opposite Meryl Streep and Roseanne
1990:
Starred in the short-lived NBC sitcom "Parenthood"
1990:
Co-starred with Stockard Channing in "Meet the Applegates"
1994:
Appeared on the short-lived NBC primetime soap "Winnetka Road"
1997:
Returned to series TV with the CBS sitcom "Meego"
2000:
Played a hotel manager in the mockumentary "Best in Show"; co-starring and directed by Christopher Guest
2003:
Re-teamed with director Christopher Guest for the pseudo-documentary about folk music "A Mighty Wind"
2006:
Appeared in the comedy "For Your Consideration"; directed by Guest
2008:
Appeared in the HBO movie "Recount," which profiled the 2000 Presidential Election
2009:
Co-starred with Joan Allen in the Lifetime biographical drama "Georgia O'Keeffe"
2011:
Cast opposite Anna Faris in the romantic comedy "What's Your Number?"
2011:
Played Dr. T. Pike on "Rizzoli & Isles"
2013:
Played Murch on short-lived Silicon Valley-themed comedy "Betas"
2016:
Played Joel on short-lived comedy series "Lady Dynamite"
2017:
Appeared in sci-fi drama "Amelia 2.0"
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Education

Van Nuys High School: Van Nuys , California -
Los Angeles Valley College: North Hollywood , California -

Notes

Begley once served as Environmental Affairs Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles.

He drives an electric car.

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wife:
Ingrid Begley. Married on October 31, 1976; divorced in October 1989.
wife:
Rochelle Carson. Actor. Born c. 1960; married on August 23, 2000 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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father:
Ed Begley. Actor. Won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1962 for "Sweet Bird of Youth".
mother:
Allene Jeanne Sanders. NBC page, schoolteacher, actor.
sister:
Allene Johanna Begley. Born in October 1948.
daughter:
Amanda Begley. Born on October 3, 1977.
son:
Nicholas Taylor Begley. Born on January 4, 1979.
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