Actor Ed Begley Jr.

Edward James Begley Jr. (born September 16, 1949) 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). In 2020 he was cast along his wife Rachelle in the award-winning mockumentary Reboot Camp.

Early life

Begley was born in 1949 in Los Angeles, California to Allene Jeanne Sanders and Oscar-winning film actor Ed Begley. When Begley Jr. was born, Begley Sr. was married to Amanda Huff, who died when Begley Jr. was seven years old. Until he was sixteen, Begley Jr. believed that Huff was his biological mother. He only later became acquainted with Sanders, his biological mother.

Begley’s paternal grandparents were Irish immigrants. He grew up in Buffalo, New York, and attended Stella Niagara Education Park, a private Roman Catholic school, in Lewiston, New York. In 1962, the family moved back to California, where he graduated from Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks, a Catholic high school, and from Los Angeles Valley College in North Hollywood.

Acting career

Begley’s numerous roles in television and film include one of his earliest appearances as a guest actor on Maude. He had guest appearances in the 1970s series Room 222. He had recurring roles on Mary Hartman, 7th Heaven, Arrested Development, Meego and Six Feet Under and starring roles in Stephen King’s Kingdom Hospital, St. Elsewhere, and Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central). He was in one episode of My Three Sons, playing a tall classmate of Chip’s.

He has played significant roles in the mockumentary films Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration. Additionally, Begley played Viper pilot Greenbean on the original Battlestar Galactica TV series, Boba Fett in the radio adaptation of Return of the Jedi, and Seth Gillette, a fictional Democratic U.S. senator from North Dakota on The West Wing.[citation needed]

From 2000 to 2016, he was a member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In 1996, Begley appeared in a TV movie called The Late Shift, where he played real-life CBS executive Rod Perth. He has guest-starred on shows such as Scrubs, Boston Legal, and Star Trek:Voyager. He had a recurring guest role in season three of Veronica Mars. He appeared in the 2008 HBO film Recount, which profiled the 2000 Presidential Election and its aftermath, which was decided by Florida’s electoral votes after the United States Supreme Court halted the counting of the state’s popular vote. Begley also made an appearance on Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Season 3, Episode 3, as a spokesman for Cinco.

In 2003, Begley wrote and directed the musical Cesar and Ruben. It was performed at the El Portal Theatre in Los Angeles and was revived in 2007. One of Begley’s recent acting roles was in the CBS sitcom Gary Unmarried. Begley played Dr. Walter Krandall, the protagonist’s former marriage counselor and fiancé of his ex-wife. Since 2008, he has appeared in a series of DirecTV commercials as a “Cable Corp Inc.” executive. In 2013, he appeared on the reality television show Beverly Hills Pawn. Beginning in 2019, he appeared in Bless This Mess for duration of the two seasons that the show ran.

Personal life

Begley has three children, a daughter and son from his first marriage, and a daughter from his current marriage.[citation needed]

According to a feature on the Bio channel television program Celebrity Close Calls, Begley nearly died in 1972 after being stabbed multiple times while being mugged by a street gang. His attackers were teenagers who were later apprehended by the police.



Since 1970, Begley has been an environmentalist, beginning with his first electric vehicle (a Taylor-Dunn, golf cart–like vehicle), recycling, and becoming a vegan. He promotes eco-friendly products like the Toyota Prius, Envirolet composting toilets and Begley’s Best Household Cleaner.

Begley’s home is 1,585 square feet (147.3 m2) in size, using solar power, wind power via a PacWind vertical-axis wind turbine, an air conditioning unit made by Greenway Design Group, LLC., and an electricity-generating bicycle used to toast bread. In 2008 he stated that he was paying around $300 a year in electric bills.

Noting that the suburban lawn is environmentally unsustainable, especially in Southern California, owing to water shortage, Begley has converted his own to a drought-tolerant garden composed of native California plants. He is noted for riding bicycles and using public transportation, and owns a 2003 Toyota RAV4 EV electric-powered vehicle.

Begley’s hybrid electric bicycle was often featured on his television show Living With Ed. Begley also spoofed his own environmentalist beliefs on “Homer to the Max”, an episode of The Simpsons by showing himself using a nonpolluting go-kart that is powered by his “own sense of self-satisfaction” and on an episode of Dharma and Greg.[citation needed] Later, he appeared in “Gone Maggie Gone”, another episode of The Simpsons, in Season 20. In the episode, during a solar eclipse, he drives a solar-powered car that stops running on train tracks as a train approaches, but the train also stops because it is an Ed Begley Jr. Solar Powered Train. According to another of Groening’s animated comedy series, Futurama, Begley’s electric motor is “the most evil propulsion system ever conceived” as stated in “The Honking” (19 minutes in).[citation needed]

Begley and friend Bill Nye are in a competition to see who can have the lowest carbon footprint.

In 2009, Begley appeared in the Earth Day edition of The Price Is Right. He announced the final showcase, which included an electric bicycle, a solar-powered golf cart and a Toyota Prius.

Begley was featured during The Jay Leno Show’s Green Car Challenge. Various celebrities drove an electric Ford Focus automobile and tried to set records on an outdoor track. During the second lap, cutouts of Begley and Al Gore would pop out, and if the celebrity had hit either of them, one second was added to his or her time.

Begley is the author of Living Like Ed: A Guide to the Eco-Friendly Life (2008) and Ed Begley Jr.’s Guide to Sustainable Living: Learning to Conserve Resources and Manage an Eco-Conscious Life (2009) both published by Random House. He also wrote A Vegan Survival Guide for the Holidays (2014) with Jerry James Stone.

  • Coalition for Clean Air
  • Environmental Media Association
  • Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy
  • The American Oceans Campaign
  • League of Conservation Voters
  • Environmental Research Foundation
  • Walden Woods Project
  • Thoreau Institute
  • Earth Communications Office
  • Solar Living Institute
  • Tree People
  • Friends of the Earth
  • Sequoia ForestKeeper
  • Green Wish Inc
  • Orang Utan Republik
  • From 2007 to 2010, Begley and his wife Rachelle Carson starred in their own reality television series, Living with Ed on HGTV and Discovery’s Planet Green channel. He, his wife and daughter Hayden are currently filming “On Begley Street”, a Web series chronicling the deconstruction of his current home and the “building of North America’s greenest, most sustainable home”.

    He received the Thomas Alva Edison Award for Energy Independence from the American Jewish Congress, the first one to be presented. Begley has been a leader in this field and was recognized in November 2007 for his lifelong work in environmentalism.


    Begley was also on the advisory committee for the group 2004 Racism Watch, founded by fellow actor Ed Asner. The group was formed to respond to the advertisement campaign of the George W. Bush/Dick Cheney presidential campaign that they claimed was encouraging racism. The advertisement in question, “100 Days”, made a reference to terrorism and terrorists while highlighting a photograph of an anonymous man of Middle Eastern descent.

    Friendships with other actors

    William Daniels

    When Begley was a child, his future St. Elsewhere series lead, William Daniels, met Begley’s father when the two were working on live television. By the time Begley Jr. grew up, he was already a fan of his mentor’s work; he would work with Daniels on St. Elsewhere, where the two had on- and off-screen chemistry for six seasons. Daniels, himself, on the show, was a moody Irishman like Ed Sr., though a far more nurturing father figure. This proved so rich that the role grew beyond even the writers’ expectations. Begley Jr. said about his future TV chief of surgery, “I was a huge fan of Bill Daniels. I had seen him in Two for the Road. I had seen him in The Graduate, and in Parallax View. He was an actor I just thought the world of. He played these ‘Type A’ personalities quite effectively, but (in real life) he is the sweetest guy in the world.” He also added: “He is an actor I just thought the world of. I had no delusions about how my character came to be. I rode on the coattails of Bill Daniels… the kind of Mutt and Jeff routine of Dr. Craig looking up and berating a 6 foot 4 doctor Victor Ehrlich. So I owe all my success on the show to Bill Daniels.” After the series was canceled, the two still remained friends, living not too far away from each other. In 2002, Daniels, Begley Jr., along with the rest of the former surviving St. Elsewhere cast members, the late Stephen Furst and Eric Laneuville all appeared on an episode of Scrubs.

    Norman Lloyd

    Before St. Elsewhere in the early 1980s, the struggling and unknown Begley met Norman Lloyd, who became a mentor to him while Lloyd was directing an episode of Tales of the Unexpected. The two became friends. In a 2014 interview with Jimmy Falcon of Cloverleaf Radio, he said this about Lloyd:

    Not only did I enjoy working with him, but I see him fairly regularly. I just had dinner with him 4 nights ago. We had dinner together at Sarah Nichols’s house, his neighbor of mine and friend of his. We had a lovely time and reminisced – he’s unbelievable. He’s going to be 100 years old this year—and still very active, getting around on his own. He’s a force of nature, so Norman Lloyd was somebody I idolized. When I was quite young, wow, James Dean is great and this is one and that. Now look at Janis Joplin, what a great voice and Jim Morrison, those people left us so young, like my point of view has change somewhere, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, saying, ‘No, you idolized Jimmy Stewart, Gloria Swanson.’ The people that have families and happiness and a long, economy life. You know, Norman Lloyd, he wasn’t much older than me, when I did St. Elsewhere, and I went ‘These are my role models, now, people had a long/happy life and continued to be creative.’ Those are my role models, not the people that left us so early and I’m sorry they did, I don’t mean to trifle with that, but, my role models changed from the people who had an incredible, brief spurt of creativity and life, but to people that went the distance, they became my role models at some point in my early 30s really.

    On November 9, 2014, along with former St. Elsewhere co-stars, Begley attended Lloyd’s 100th birthday in Los Angeles. Begley said, “I worked with Norman Lloyd the actor, and Norman Lloyd the director, and no one informed me better on the art of storytelling than that talented man. He is a constant inspiration and my eternal friend.”



    Year Title Role Notes
    1969 The Lottery Jack Watson Short film
    1969 The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes Springfield State panelist (J. Flanderka) Uncredited
    1972 Now You See Him, Now You Don’t Druffle
    1972 Where Does It Hurt? Un­known
    1973 Charley and the Angel Derwood Moseby
    1973 Showdown Pook
    1973 Superdad The Gang
    1974 Cockfighter Tom Peeples
    1976 Stay Hungry Lester
    1977 Handle with Care The Priest
    1977 Lust of a Eunuch Lu Ta Short film
    1978 Blue Collar Bobby Joe
    1978 Battlestar Galactica Flight Sergeant Greenbean
    1978 Record City Pokey
    1978 Goin’ South Whitney Haber
    1978 The One and Only The King
    1979 Hardcore Soldier Actor in a pornographic film within a film
    1979 The Concorde … Airport ’79 Rescuer #1
    1979 The In-Laws Barry Lutz
    1981 Private Lessons Jack Travis
    1981 Buddy Buddy Lieutenant #1
    1982 An Officer and a Gentleman Altitude Chamber Instructor (voice)
    1982 Cat People Joe Creigh
    1982 Eating Raoul Hippie
    1982 Young Doctors in Love Lyle August
    1982 Voyager from the Unknown Wilbur Wright Direct-to-video
    1982 The Entity Additional voices
    1983 Get Crazy Colin Beverly
    1984 Streets of Fire Ben Gunn
    1984 Protocol Mr. Hassler
    1984 This Is Spinal Tap John “Stumpy” Pepys
    1985 Transylvania 6-5000 Gil Turner
    1985 Waiting to Act Ed
    1987 Amazon Women on the Moon Griffin Segment: “Son of the Invisible Man”
    1988 The Accidental Tourist Charles Leary
    1989 Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills Peter
    1989 She-Devil Bob Pattchet
    1990 Meet the Applegates Richard P. Applegate
    1992 Dark Horse Jack Mills
    1992 Cruise Control Fraser Short film
    1993 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Rupert
    1994 Renaissance Man Jack Markin
    1994 The Pagemaster Alan Tyler
    1994 Greedy Carl McTeague
    1994 Rave Review Bert
    1994 Sensation Earl Strauber
    1995 The Crazysitter Paul Van Arsdale
    1995 Storybook Pouch (voice)
    1995 Batman Forever Fred Stickley Uncredited
    1996 Hourglass Det. Cecil Dish
    1996 Santa with Muscles Ebner Frost
    1997 The Lay of the Land Harvey Dankworth
    1997 Ms. Bear Greg Bradley
    1997 Joey Ambassador Ted Ross
    1998 I’m Losing You Zev
    1998 Addams Family Reunion Phillip Adams
    2000 Best in Show Mark Schafer
    2001 Get Over It Frank Landers
    2001 Hellgig Reverend Short film
    2001 Anthrax Brent Krawford
    2001 Diary of a Sex Addict Dr. Aaron Spencer
    2002 Bug The Dept. of Health Inspector/’The Hand’
    2002 Auto Focus Mel Rosen
    2003 Net Games John Fielding
    2003 A Mighty Wind Lars Olfen
    2003 Going Down Oscar Earnest
    2004 Stateside Father Concoff
    2004 Raising Genius Dr. Curly Weeks
    2004 Hair High Rev. Sidney Cheddar (voice)
    2005 Back by Midnight Robert Wade
    2005 Alone in a Crowd Un­known Short film
    2005 Desolation Sound Doug Shepard
    2005 Welcome to California Documentary Narrator
    2006 Who Killed the Electric Car? Himself Documentary
    2006 Relative Strangers Mr. Manoire
    2006 For Your Consideration Sandy Lane
    2006 The Elder Son Leonard
    2006 Pittsburgh Himself
    2006 The Legend of William Tell James Ayers
    2007 One Long Light Joel
    2007 Hard Four Governor Begley
    2008 Next of Kin Patrick
    2008 Balancing the Books Reverend Vernon
    2008 Fly Me to the Moon Poopchev (voice)
    2008 Pineapple Express Robert Anderson
    2009 Climate Refugees Himself Documentary
    2009 He’s Such a Girl Taylor’s Father
    2009 Tripping Forward James Comey
    2009 Whatever Works John Celestine
    2009 21 and a Wake-Up Colonel Ritchie
    2010 The Penthouse Nicholas
    2010 A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures GreenPeace Worker (voice)
    2011 What’s Your Number? Mr. Darling
    2012 Making Change Simmons
    2013 Armed Response Officer Krupke
    2014 Wish Wizard Wish Wizard Short film
    2014 You’re Not You Uncle Roger
    2015 Climate Change Denial Disorder Politician Short film
    2016 Time Toys Wiz
    2016 Ghostbusters Ed Mulgrave
    2016 Mascots A.J. Blumquist
    2016 Imperfections Barry
    2017 Girlfriend’s Day Butler
    2017 CHiPs Wasp Driver
    2017 Lucky Dr. Christian Kneedler
    2017 Amelia 2.0 Paul Wesley
    2018 Making Babies Dr. Remis
    2018 Book Club Tom
    2019 Bixler High Private Eye Charlie Dewitt Television film
    2019 Plus One Chuck
    2020 Reboot Camp John Lehman


    Year Title Role Notes
    1967 My Three Sons Marv Episode: “The Computer Picnic”
    1969–1972 Room 222 Bob / Willard / Michael / George / Stretch 7 episodes
    1970 The Immortal Gas Station Attendant Episode: “White Elephants Don’t Grow on Trees”
    1971 The Bill Cosby Show Student #2 Episode: “To Each According to His Appetite”
    1971 Adam-12 Bud Episode: “Million Dollar Bluff”
    1971 The F.B.I. Youngblood Episode: “The Deadly Gift”
    1971 Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law Howard Dubberly Episode: “Shadow of a Name”
    1971 Nanny and the Professor Richie Cooper Episode: “The Great Debate”
    1972 Mannix Attendant Episode: “Babe in the Woods”
    1972 Bobby Jo and the Big Apple Good Time Band Virgil Television film (unsold pilot)
    1972 Evil Roy Slade Husband Making Fun of Stool Television film
    1972 Maude Young Man Episode: “Maude’s Problem”
    1972 Ironside Jimmy Sanders Episode: “Programmed for Panic”
    1972 Wait Till Your Father Gets Home (voice) Episode: “The Beach Vacation”
    1972 The Doris Day Show Wally Episode: “Debt of Honor”
    1972 Family Flight Driver Television film
    1973 Love, American Style Dick Segment: “Love and the Happy Family”
    1973–1974 Roll Out Lieutenant Robert Chapman 12 episodes
    1974 Happy Days Hank Episode: “The Deadly Dares”
    1974–1983 Insight Father John / Jimmy / Marty 3 episodes
    1975 Medical Center Greg Duncan Episode: “Survivors”
    1975 Baretta Ernie Episode: “A Bite of the Apple”
    1976 Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman Steve 13 episodes
    1976 Starsky & Hutch Harv Schwab Episode: “Murder at Sea”
    1977 Dead of Night Frank Television film; segment: “Second Chance”
    1977–1981 Quincy, M.E. Kit Sawyer / Walter “Speed” Simpson / David Phillips 3 episodes
    1978 Wonder Woman Harold Farnum 2 episodes
    1978–1979 Battlestar Galactica Ensign / Flight Sergeant Greenbean 5 episodes
    1978, 1981 Fantasy Island Amos McAllister / Jamie 2 episodes
    1978, 1994 Columbo Irving Krutch / Officer Stein 2 episodes
    1979 Elvis DJ Fontana Television film
    1979 M*A*S*H Pvt. Paul Conway Episode: “Too Many Cooks”
    1979 Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo Additional characters (voice)
    1979 Hot Rod Clay Television film
    1979 Laverne & Shirley Robert “Bobby” Feeney 2 episodes
    1979 Charlie’s Angels Kenny Episode: “Angels on Skates”
    1979 Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill Moss Tillis Television film
    1979 A Shining Season John Haaland Television film
    1980 Barnaby Jones Lindy Powell Episode: “Death Is the Punchline”
    1981 Riker Ed Episode: “Honkytonk”
    1982 Tales of the Apple Dumpling Gang Amos Tucker Television film
    1982 Rascals and Robbers: The Secret Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn Jeb Television film
    1982 Not Just Another Affair Warren Krantz Television film
    1982 Voyagers! Wilbur Wright Episode: “Voyagers”
    1982 Richie Rich Additional characters (voice) Episode: “Dollar’s Exercise/Richie’s Cube/The Maltese Monkey/Everybody’s Doing It ”
    1982–1988 St. Elsewhere Dr. Victor Ehrlich 137 episodes
    1982–1989 Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color Dr. Jack Brooker / Amos Tucker 3 episodes
    1983 The New Leave It to Beaver Whitey Episode: “Still the Beaver”
    1983 The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show (voice)
    1983 An Uncommon Love Matt Randolph Television film
    1984 The Love Boat Allan Bundy Episode: “Side by Side/A Fish Out of Water/Rub Me Tender”
    1984 Tales of the Unexpected George Princey Episode: “Wet Saturday”
    1984 The Smurfs Additional characters (voice) Episode: “Symbols of Wisdom/Blue Eyes Returns”
    1984 Saturday Night Live Host / various Episode: “Ed Begley Jr/Billy Squier”
    1985 Tall Tales & Legends Ichabod Crane Episode: “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”
    1985 Pound Puppies Arnold (voice) Television special
    1985 George Burns Comedy Week Tiny Timothy Episode: “Christmas Carol II the Sequel”
    1985, 1987 Faerie Tale Theatre Brom Dutcher / Wilhelm Grimm 2 episodes
    1986 You Are the Jury Brian Spears Episode: “The State of Arizona vs. Dr. Evan Blake”
    1987 Celebration Family Jake Foreman Television film
    1987 The Incredible Ida Early Paul Sutton Television film
    1987 Pound Puppies Snake Episode: “Where’s the Fire?/The Wonderful World of Whopper”
    1987 Roman Holiday Leonard Lupo Television film
    1988 Spies, Lies & Naked Thighs Alan Television film
    1990 Timeless Tales from Hallmark Bertram (voice) Episode: “The Elves and the Shoemaker”
    1990 Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less Stephen Bradley Miniseries
    1990 In the Best Interest of the Child Howard Feldon Television film
    1990 The Great Los Angeles Earthquake Jerry Soloway Television film
    1990–1991 Parenthood Gil Buckman 12 episodes
    1991 Chance of a Lifetime Darrel Television film
    1991 The Story Lady Otis Television film
    1992 Batman: The Animated Series Germs / Charlie Collins / Stagehand (voice) 3 episodes
    1992 In the Line of Duty: Siege at Marion Lt. Fred House Television film
    1992 Home Fires Unknown character Episode: “Fathers and Sons”
    1992 Running Mates Chapman Snow Television film
    1992 Mastergate Steward Butler Television film
    1992 Shelley Duvall’s Bedtime Stories Narrator (voice) Episode: “Uncle Wizzmo’s New Used Car”
    1992 Exclusive Allen Television film
    1992, 1993 Captain Planet and the Planeteers Preston / Zoning Commissioner (voice) 2 episodes
    1993 Roseanne Principal Alexander Episode: “Crime and Punishment”
    1993 Tales from the Crypt Judd Campbell Episode: “Death of Some Salesmen”
    1993 Partners “Grave Squad” Lawyer Television short film
    1993 Cooperstown Dave Cormeer Television film
    1993, 1998 The Larry Sanders Show Himself 2 episodes
    1994 Winnetka Road Glenn Barker 6 episodes
    1994 World War II: When Lions Roared Harry Hopkins Miniseries
    1994 Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle Mr. Bean 2 episodes
    1994 Incident at Deception Ridge Jack Davis Television film
    1994 The Magic School Bus Logaway Larry (voice) Episode: “Meet the Rot Squad”
    1994 The Shaggy Dog Ron Daniels Television film
    1995 Shining Time Station Ned Kincaid Special: Once Upon a Time
    1995 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man Barry Brittle (voice) Episode: “Research and Destroy”
    1996 Touched by an Angel Chris Carpenter Episode: “Til We Meet Again”
    1996 3rd Rock from the Sun Jeff Episode: “Green-Eyed Dick”
    1996 Project ALF Dr. Warner Television film
    1996 The Late Shift Rod Perth Television film
    1996 Dave’s World Watterson Episode: “Stayin’ Alive”
    1996 ABC Afterschool Special Mr. Rogers Episode: “Too Soon for Jeff”
    1996 Star Trek: Voyager Henry Starling Episode: “Future’s End”
    1996–1998 Adventures from the Book of Virtues Alec / William Tell / Soldier (voice) 2 episodes
    1997 Meego Dr. Edward Parker 13 episodes
    1997 The Drew Carey Show Dr. Chris Vanderkamp Episode: “Cap-Beer-Cino”
    1997 Gun The Director Episode: “The Shot”
    1997 Sabrina the Teenage Witch Mr. James T. Rothwell Episode: “Trial by Fury”
    1997 Not in This Town Henry Whitcomb Television film
    1997 The Nanny Tom Rosenstein Episode: “You Bette Your Life”
    1997 Alone Gerald Television film
    1998 Sports Theater with Shaquille O’Neal John Hanley Episode: “Scrubs”
    1998 Murder She Purred: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery Fitz-Gilbert Hamilton Television film
    1998 Rugrats Bob / Waiter (voice) Episode: “Baking Dil/Hair!”
    1998 Ellen Himself Episode: “When Ellen Talks, People Listen”
    1999 The Practice Dr. Foster Episode: “Day in Court”
    1999–2003 7th Heaven Dr. Hank Hastings 16 episodes
    1999, 2009 The Simpsons Himself (voice) 2 episodes
    2000 Homicide: The Movie Dr. Victor Ehrlich Television film
    2000 Batman Beyond Dr. Corso (voice) Episode: “April Moon”
    2000 Providence Chuck Chance 5 episodes
    2000 The Michael Richards Show Impostor Vic Episode: “The Identity Loan”
    2001 The West Wing Seth Gillette Episode: “The War at Home”
    2001 Hounded Ward Van Dusen Television film
    2001 Gideon’s Crossing Haley’s Father Episode: “The Crash”
    2001 Titus Bill Episode: “The Wedding”
    2001 Intimate Portrait Narrator (voice) Episode: “Suzanne Somers”
    2001 Family Law Attorney Ethan Beal Episode: “Irreparable Harm”
    2001–2002 The Agency Lenny Musgrave 2 episodes
    2001–2005 Six Feet Under Hiram Gunderson 8 episodes
    2002 Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central) Paul Weffler 8 episodes
    2002 Scrubs Dr. Bailey Episode: “My Sacrificial Clam”
    2002 Dharma & Greg Himself Episode: “Protecting the Ego-System”
    2003 War Stories Ed O’Brian Television film
    2003; 2005 NYPD Blue Directed two episodes
    2004 Static Shock Dr. Donald Todd (voice) 2 episodes
    2004 Life on Liberty Street Richard Spencer Television film
    2004 Kingdom Hospital Dr. Jesse James 13 episodes
    2004–2005 Jack & Bobby Rev. Belknap 5 episodes
    2005 All Grown Up! Amish Father (voice) Episode: “R.V. Having Fun Yet?”
    2005 Spirit Bear: The Simon Jackson Story Frank Perdue Television film
    2005 Center of the Universe Dr. Harrison Episode: “It’s the Principal of the Thing”
    2005 Illeanarama Himself Episode: “Pilot”
    2005–2019 Arrested Development Stan Sitwell 15 episodes
    2006 Three Moons Over Milford Millionaire 2 episodes
    2006 Las Vegas Mr. Grimaldi Episode: “Coyote Ugly”
    2006–2007 Boston Legal Clifford Cabot 3 episodes
    2006–2007 Veronica Mars Cyrus O’Dell 6 episodes
    2006; 2010 The New Adventures of Old Christine Pastor Ed 2 episodes
    2007–2011 CSI: Miami Scott O’Shay 5 episodes
    2008 The Replacements Himself (voice) Episode: “Dick Daring’s All-Star Holiday Stunt Spectacular V”
    2008 King of the Hill Stephens Davies (voice) Episode: “Behind Closed Doors”
    2008 Recount David Boies Television film
    2008 Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Himself 2 episodes
    2008–2009 Gary Unmarried Dr. Walter Krandall 12 episodes
    2008–2012 Easy to Assemble S. Erland Hussen 8 episodes
    2009 Hannah Montana Woody Episode: “Would I Lie to You, Lilly?”
    2009 Party Down Bruce Nesbitt Episode: “Pepper McMasters Singles Seminar”
    2009 Free Radio Himself Episode: “Celebrity”
    2009 Curious George Vinny (voice) Episode: “Curious George, Personal Trainer/Sprout Outing”
    2009 Georgia O’Keeffe Dr. Lee Steiglita Television film
    2009 Monk Dr. Malcolm Nash Episode: “Mr. Monk and the End” (Part One)
    2009 The Suite Life on Deck Mayor Ragnar / Ragnar I Episode: “The Swede Life”
    2009–2012 Living with Ed Himself 23 episodes
    2010 The Good Guys Nate Bailey Episode: “Old Dogs”
    2010 Childrens Hospital Senator Throman Episode: “You Know No One Can Hear You, Right?”
    2010 Outlaw Judge Donald Crane 2 episodes
    2010 Big Time Rush Himself 2 episodes
    2011 $h*! My Dad Says Terry Episode: “The Better Father”
    2011 Off the Map Hank Episode: “On the Mean Streets of San Miguel”
    2011 Funny or Die Presents Double-Chief O’Shambley Segment: “United States Police Department”
    2011 CHAOS Operative Corwin Episode: “Molé”
    2011–2012 Rizzoli & Isles Dr. T. Pike 3 episodes
    2012 Common Law Dr. Van Waals 2 episodes
    2012 Happy Endings Himself Episode: “Meet the Parrots”
    2012 Raising Hope Himself Episode: “I Want My Baby Back, Baby Back, Baby Back”
    2012–2018 Portlandia Ed / Wes 6 episodes
    2013 On Begley Street Himself 9 episodes
    2013 Hot in Cleveland Yogi Episode: “Fast and Furious”
    2013 Newsreaders Phillip Breck Episode: “Unborn Again”
    2013 Partners Dr. Kay Episode: “Sperm und Drang”
    2013 The Office Erin’s Biological Father Episode: “Finale”
    2013 Rules of Engagement Reverend Todd Episode: “100th”
    2013 Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight Justice Harry Blackmun Television film
    2013 Family Tree Al Chadwick 5 episodes
    2013–2014 Betas George “Murch” Murchison 7 episodes
    2013–present Innovations with Ed Begley, Jr. Himself (host) Educational documentary series
    2014 Regular Show William (voice) Episode: “Maxin’ and Relaxin'”
    2015 Your Family or Mine Gil 5 episodes
    2015–2016 Blunt Talk Teddy 7 episodes
    2016; 2018–2020 Better Call Saul Clifford Main 6 episodes
    2016 Lopez Himself Episode: “Down and Drought in Beverly Hills”
    2016 The Bold and the Beautiful Himself Episode #1.7387
    2016 Bad Internet Angry Husband Episode: “Uber, But Like for People”
    2016 Angie Tribeca Bonnie Episode: “Electoral Dysfunction”
    2016 Party Girl Philip
    2016–2017 Lady Dynamite Joel Bamford 7 episodes
    2017 Grace and Frankie Mark Episode: “The Musical”
    2017 Me, Myself & I Older Justin Episode: “The Card”
    2017–2020 Curb Your Enthusiasm Dr. Winocur 2 episodes
    2017 Future Man Gabe Futturman 7 episodes
    2018 Love Mark Cruikshank 2 episodes
    2018 The Cool Kids Karl Episode: “Margaret Dates the Zodiac Killer”
    2018–2019 Modern Family Jerry 2 episodes
    2019 Teachers John-Paul Bennigan 2 episodes
    2019–2020 Big City Greens Mr. Whistler (voice) 2 episodes
    2019–2020 Bless This Mess Rudolph “Rudy” Longfellow Main role, 26 episodes
    2019–2021 Young Sheldon Dr. Linkletter 11 episodes
    2021 Mr. Mayor Chet Danville Episode: “#PalmTreeReform”

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    Actor Ed Begley Jr. – Wikipedia

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