Ed Begley Jr.

Ed Begley Jr.

Highest Rated: 100% Cockfighter (1974)

Lowest Rated: 10% Meet the Applegates (1990)

Birthday: Sep 16, 1949

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

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.

Highest rated movies

Citizens Band
Cockfighter
Blue Collar
Lucky
This Is Spinal Tap
Best in Show
Who Killed the Electric Car?
Plus One

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 89% Reboot Camp John Lehman (Character) - 2020
88% 80% Plus One Chuck (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 91% Bixler High Private Eye Charlie DeWitt (Character) - 2019
25% 54% Making Babies Dr. Remis (Character) - 2018
54% 51% Book Club Tom (Character) $68.5M 2018
No Score Yet 63% Amelia 2.0 Paul Wesley (Character) - 2017
43% 38% Girlfriend's Day Butler (Character) - 2017
97% 81% Lucky Dr. Christian Kneedler (Character) $955.7K 2017
18% 45% CHIPS Wasp Driver (Character) $18.6M 2017
No Score Yet 79% Imperfections Barry (Character) - 2016
48% 36% Mascots A.J. Blumquist (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Time Toys Wiz (Character) - 2016
74% 49% Ghostbusters Ed Mulgrave (Character) - 2016
38% 70% Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight Justice Harry Blackmun (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 91% The Arrested Development Documentary Project Unknown (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 100% Fools on the Hill Unknown (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 50% Adventures in Plymptoons! Unknown (Character) - 2011
44% 48% A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures GreenPeace Worker (Voice) - 2010
52% 74% Cool It Narrator $62.7K 2010
No Score Yet 43% Tripping Forward James (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 31% He's Such a Girl Taylor's Father (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 9% The Penthouse Nicholas (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 21% Balancing the Books Rev. Vernon (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 43% Georgia O'Keeffe Dr. Lee Steiglita (Character) - 2009
50% 61% Whatever Works John (Character) $5.3M 2009
No Score Yet 75% 21 and a Wakeup Colonel Ritchie (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Next of Kin Patrick (Character) - 2008
79% 81% Recount David Boies (Character) - 2008
20% 24% Fly Me to the Moon Poopchev (Voice) - 2008
68% 73% Pineapple Express Robert (Character) $87.3M 2008
40% 28% Finding Amanda Self $56.4K 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hard Four Governor Begley (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Long Night Joel (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 36% The Elder Son Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 47% Pittsburgh Self - 2006
89% 84% Who Killed the Electric Car? Unknown (Character) $1.7M 2006
No Score Yet 44% Spirit Bear: The Simon Jackson Story Frank Perdue (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 29% Desolation Sound Doug Shepard (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 43% Raising Genius Dr. Curly Weeks (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 43% Life on Liberty Street Richard Spencer (Character) - 2004
24% 60% Stateside Father Concoff (Character) $174.3K 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The First Person Detective Tom Burroughs (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 41% Going Down Oscar Earnest (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 67% War Stories Ed O'Brian (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 20% Net Games John Fielding (Character) - 2003
71% 61% Auto Focus Mel Rosen (Character) $2.1M 2002
No Score Yet 77% Bug The Dept. of Health Inspector/"The Hand" (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 45% Hounded Ward Van Dusen (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 31% Diary of a Sex Addict Dr. Aaron Spencer (Character) - 2001
43% 51% Get Over It Frank Landers (Character) $11.6M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anthrax Brent Krawford (Character) - 2001
93% 89% Best in Show Mark Schaefer, Hotel Manager (Character) $18.6M 2000
86% 74% Homicide: The Movie Dr. Victor Ehrlich (Character) - 2000
40% 27% I'm Losing You Zev (Character) $12.7K 1998
No Score Yet 33% Addams Family Reunion Phillip Adams (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 71% Murder She Purred: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery Fitz-Gilbert Hamilton (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 0% Alone Gerald (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ms. Bear Greg Bradley (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 18% Joey Ambassador Ted Ross (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Not in This Town Henry Whitcomb (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Student Affair Unknown (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lay of the Land Harvey Dankworth (Character) $4.1K 1997
No Score Yet 22% Santa With Muscles Ebner Frost (Character) $219.3K 1996
No Score Yet 36% Hourglass Det. Cecil Dish (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 57% The Late Shift Rod Perth (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 57% Project: ALF Dr. Warner (Character) - 1996
38% 32% Batman Forever Fred Stickley (uncredited) (Character) $182.5M 1995
No Score Yet 17% The Crazysitter Paul Van Arsdale (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Incident at Deception Ridge Jack Davis (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 22% Sensation Earl Strauber (Character) - 1994
32% 47% Greedy Carl (Character) $12.4M 1994
21% 48% The Pagemaster Alan Tyler (Character) $12.0M 1994
No Score Yet 50% World War II: When Lions Roared Unknown (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Shaggy Dog Ron Daniels (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo: Undercover Irving Krutch (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rave Review Bert (Character) - 1994
19% 28% Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Rupert (Character) $1.7M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cooperstown Dave Cormeer (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Partners "Grave Squad" Lawyer (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 67% Dark Horse Jack Mills (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 29% Running Mates Chapman Snow (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Exclusive Allen (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Line of Duty: Siege at Marion Lt. Fred House (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mastergate Unknown (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 88% The Story Lady Otis (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chance of a Lifetime Darrel (Character) - 1991
10% 48% Meet the Applegates Richard P. Applegate (Character) $274.8K 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Best Interest of the Child Howard Feldon (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Applegates Richard P. Applegate (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less Stephen Bradley (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 53% The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake Jerry Soloway (Character) - 1990
40% 49% She-Devil Bob (Character) $12.8M 1989
86% 60% Scenes From the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills Peter (Character) $1.9M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spies, Lies and Naked Thighs Alan (Character) - 1988
81% 60% The Accidental Tourist Charles Leary (Character) $30.3M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Absent-Minded Professor: Trading Places Dr. Jack Brooker (Character) - 1988
63% 57% Amazon Women on the Moon Griffin (Character) $388.2K 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebration Family Jake Foreman (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Roman Holiday Leonard Lupo (Character) - 1987
18% 41% Transylvania 6-5000 Gil Turner (Character) $7.2M 1985
69% 70% Streets of Fire Ben Gunn (Character) - 1984
33% 38% Protocol Hassler (Character) - 1984
95% 92% This Is Spinal Tap John "Stumpy" Pepys (Character) $188.8K 1984
No Score Yet 66% Get Crazy Colin Beverly (Character) - 1983
61% 45% Cat People Joe Creigh (Character) - 1982
86% 72% Eating Raoul Hippie (Character) - 1982
63% 44% Buddy Buddy Lieutenant 1 (Character) - 1981
88% 83% The In-Laws Barry Lutz (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 64% Elvis D J Fontana (Character) - 1979
35% 61% Battlestar Galactica Flight Sgt. Greenbean (Character) - 1979
14% 14% The Concorde: Airport '79 Rescuer 1 (Character) - 1979
73% 50% Goin' South Whitey Haber (Character) - 1978
60% 53% The One and Only Arnold (Character) - 1978
98% 88% Blue Collar Bobby Joe (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 28% Dead of Night Frank (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Record City Pokey (Character) - 1977
100% 68% Citizens Band The Priest (Character) - 1977
67% 40% Stay Hungry Lester (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 35% Superdad The Gang (Character) - 1974
100% 82% Cockfighter Tom Peeples (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 40% Showdown Pook (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 33% Charley and the Angel Derwood Moseby (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Flight Driver (Character) - 1972

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 73% Young Sheldon Dr. Linkletter (Guest Star) 2019-2021
44% 67% Mr. Mayor Chet Danville (Guest Star) 2021
82% 84% Bless This Mess Rudy (Character) 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Politicking With Larry King Guest 2020
85% 88% Modern Family Jerry (Guest Star) 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Guest 2016 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2019
65% 79% The Cool Kids Karl (Guest Star) 2018
63% 88% Me, Myself & I Older Justin (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2017-2018
74% 81% Arrested Development Stan Sitwell (Guest Star) 2005-2006 2013 2018
94% 80% Portlandia Unknown (Guest Star) 2012 2014-2015 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Megyn Kelly Today Guest 2018
91% 83% Future Man Gabe Futturman (Character) 2017
97% 77% Lady Dynamite Joel Bamford (Character) 2017
92% 95% Curb Your Enthusiasm Dr. Winocur (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet On Story Guest 2017
88% 83% Grace and Frankie Mark (Guest Star) 2017
96% 72% Angie Tribeca Bonnie (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bold And The Beautiful, The Beginning Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
98% 96% Better Call Saul Clifford Main (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Real Green Guest 2011 2016
No Score Yet 66% Real Time With Bill Maher Guest 2015
No Score Yet 64% Your Family or Mine Gil Durin (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jazzy Vegetarian Guest 2014
No Score Yet 96% Regular Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
85% 84% Betas George Murchison (Character) 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ricki Lake Show Guest 2013
81% 92% Family Tree Al Chadwick (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 73% Rules of Engagement Reverend Todd (Guest Star) 2013
81% 90% The Office Erin's Biological Father (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Better Show Guest 2013
No Score Yet 79% Hot in Cleveland Yogi (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 84% Rizzoli and Isles Dr. T. Pike (Guest Star) 2011-2012
96% 89% Raising Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
76% 85% Happy Endings Himself (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 61% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2007 2011
47% 33% CHAOS Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
100% No Score Yet Funny or Die Presents Double-Chief O'Shambley (Character) 2011
18% 66% Off the Map Hank (Guest Star) 2011
0% 46% $..! My Dad Says Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
71% 85% The Good Guys Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
9% 0% Outlaw Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Garage Mahal Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unscripted Guest 2010
89% 82% The New Adventures of Old Christine Unknown (Guest Star) 2006 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Living With Ed Self 2007 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Phil Guest 2010
No Score Yet 74% The Suite Life on Deck Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
50% No Score Yet The Wanda Sykes Show Guest 2009
91% 88% Monk Dr. Malcolm Nash (Guest Star) 2009
31% No Score Yet The Jay Leno Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2008-2009
24% 28% Gary Unmarried Dr. Walter Krandall (Character) 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Free Radio Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
93% 99% Party Down Bruce Nesbitt (Guest Star) 2009
85% 76% The Simpsons HImself (Guest Voice) 1999 2009
No Score Yet 74% Hannah Montana Woody (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2008
No Score Yet 56% King of the Hill Stephens Davies (Guest Voice) 2008
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Back to the Grind Self 2007
91% 78% Veronica Mars Cyrus O'Dell (Guest Star) 2006-2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Moons Over Milford Walt Deekins (Guest Star) 2006
86% 91% Boston Legal Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 90% Las Vegas Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
81% 97% Six Feet Under Hiram Gunderson (Guest Star) 2001 2005
88% No Score Yet Jack & Bobby Unknown (Guest Star) 2004-2005
83% 83% NYPD Blue Director 2003 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kingdom Hospital Unknown (Character) 2004
No Score Yet 75% 7th Heaven Unknown (Guest Star) 1999-2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wednesday at 9:30 (8:30 Central) Paul Weffler (Character) 2002
83% 87% Scrubs Dr. Bailey (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Agency Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
50% No Score Yet Gideon's Crossing Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
75% 95% The West Wing Seth Gillette (Guest Star) 2001
0% No Score Yet The Michael Richards Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Providence Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 95% Rugrats Bob/Waiter (Guest Voice) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ellen Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
100% 83% The Larry Sanders Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Meego Dr. Edward Parker (Character) 1997
No Score Yet 80% The Nanny Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 0% The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 70% Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
76% 75% Star Trek: Voyager Henry Starling (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Afterschool Special Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dave's World Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 90% 3rd Rock From the Sun Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 84% Columbo Officer Stein (Guest Star) 1978 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Captain Planet and the Planeteers Preston (Guest Voice) 1993
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1993
76% 69% Roseanne Mr. Alexander (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Parenthood Gil Buckman (Character) 1990-1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less Stephen Bradley (Character) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joan Rivers Show Guest 1989
No Score Yet 100% St. Elsewhere Dr. Victor Ehrlich (Character) 1982-1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Super Password Guest 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1984-1986
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected George Princey (Character) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet 100% Laverne & Shirley Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet 94% M*A*S*H Pvt. Paul Conway (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wonder Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet 60% Happy Days Hank (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Roll Out! Lt. Robert W. Chapman (Character) 1973-1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 222 Unknown (Guest Star) 1969-1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doris Day Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maude Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Attendant (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
92% No Score Yet The Beat Unknown (Guest Star)