Ed Begley Jr.
Inspired by the works of his Academy Award-winning father, Ed Begley, Jr. became an actor. He first came to audiencesâ€™ attention for his portrayal of Dr. Victor Ehrlich on the long-running hit television series, â€śSt. Elsewhere,â€ť for which he received six Emmy nominations. Since then Begley has moved easily between feature, television and theatre projects.
Begley appeared recently in â€śA Mighty Windâ€ť, a follow-up to the American Comedy Award-winning film, â€śBest In Show,â€ť with Christopher Guest, Catherine Oâ€™ Hara and Parker Posey. His other feature film credits include â€śBatman Forever,â€ť â€śGreedy,â€ť â€śThe Accidental Touristâ€ť, â€śShe-Devilâ€ť and â€śThe In-Laws.â€ť
On television, Begley just completed a new pilot called â€śTrueâ€ť, starring Anne Heche on the WB. He can also be seen in recurring roles on â€śJack & Bobbyâ€ť, â€śSix Feet Underâ€ť and â€ś7th Heaven.â€ť He also guest starred in such series as â€śThe West Wing,â€ť â€śThe Practice,â€ť â€śThe Drew Carey Show,â€ť â€śTouched By an Angel,â€ť and â€śProvidence.â€ť
Among his motion pictures for television credits are â€śHomicide: The Movie,â€ť â€śNot in This Town,â€ť with Kathy Baker, â€śWorld War II: When Lions Roared,â€ť with Bob Hoskins, Michael Caine and John Lithgow, â€śRunning Mates,â€ť â€śCooperstownâ€ť and â€śStory Lady,â€ť which starred Jessica Tandy.
Begley also starred in the West Coast premiere of David Mametâ€™s â€śCryptogram,â€ť at the Geffen Playhouse, in the role that he originated in Boston and then in New York.
Books:Living Like Ed, February 2008