Begley, Ed, Jr. 1949–

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Begley, Ed, Jr. 1949–

(Ed Begley)


Full name, Edward James Begley, Jr.; born September 16, 1949, in Hollywood, CA; raised in Merrick, NY; son of Edward James (an actor) and Allene Jeanne (an actress, page, and teacher; maiden name, Sanders) Begley; married Ingrid Margaret Taylor, October 31, 1976 (divorced 1989); married Rachelle Carson (an actress), August 23, 2000; children: (first marriage) Amanda, Nicholas Taylor; (second marriage) Hayden. Education: Attended Los Angeles Valley College; trained for the stage with Peggy Feury. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Roman Catholicism. Avocational Interests: Organic gardening, carpentry.

Addresses: AgentWilliam Morris Agency, One William Morris Place, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; (voice work) Cunningham/Escott/Slevin and Doherty Talent Agency, 10635 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 140, Los Angeles, CA 90025. Manager—Sterling/Winters Company, 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. Speaker at various events and host of awards presentations. Worked as the Los Angeles environmental commissioner and as a carpenter. Affiliated with several environmental causes.

Member: Screen Actors Guild, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (became chairperson), Earth Communications Office, Environmental Affairs Commission, Environmental Media Association, Los Angeles Environmental Affairs Committee, Thoreau Institute, member of the board of directors for various groups, including American Oceans Campaign, Environmental Research Foundation, League of Conservation Voters, Walden Woods Project.

Awards, Honors: Emmy Award nominations, outstanding supporting actor in a drama series, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, and 1988, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, miniseries, or motion picture made for television, 1986, all for St. Elsewhere; Clean Air Citizen Award, Coalition for Clean Air, 1995; Artistic Director Achievement awards, best director—musical, and best production—original musical, both Valley Theatre League, 2003, for Cesar and Ruben; Be-caon of Light Award, for his promotion of theatre in the San Fernando Valley area, Valley Theatre League, 2003; Margo and Eddie Albert Golden Eagle Award, Nosotros, 2003; Cesar E. Chavez Foundation Award, 2003; Smith-Weiss Environmental Champion Award, Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters, 2003; Florida Film Critics Circle Award (with others), best ensemble cast, 2004, for A Mighty Wind; Heal the Bay Award.


Television Appearances; Series:

Lieutenant Robert W. Chapman, Roll Out!, CBS, 1973–74.

Steve Fletcher, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, syndicated, beginning 1976.

Jamie, Mixed Nuts, beginning c. 1977.

Ensign Greenbean, Battlestar Galactica, ABC, 1978–79.

Dr. Victor Ehrlich, St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1982–88.

The All-New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show (animated), beginning 1986.

Ed "Hobo" Hobart, The Ed Begley, Jr. Show (also known as Friendly Ed and Nobody's Puppet), CBS, beginning 1989.

Gil Buckman, Parenthood, NBC, 1990–91.

Host, Earth Aid, TBS, beginning c. 1990, known as Earth Aid, Our World: A Users Guide, TBS, beginning c. 1993.

Host, Today's Environment, syndicated, beginning c. 1992.

Host, America the Bountiful, beginning 1993.

Glenn Barker, Winnetka Road, NBC, 1994.

Mr. Bean, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, Showtime, beginning c. 1994.

Dr. Edward Parker, Meego, CBS, 1997.

Dr. Hank Hastings, 7th Heaven (also known as Seventh Heaven and 7th Heaven: Beginnings), The WB, 1999–2003.

Chuck Chance, a recurring role, Providence, NBC, 2000.

Voice, Pigs next Door (animated; also known as Muca beal dorais), [Ireland], beginning 2000, Cartoon Network, beginning 2005.

Hiram Gunderson, a recurring role, Six Feet Under, HBO, 2001.

Paul Weffler, Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central) (also known as My Adventures in Television), ABC, 2002.

Dr. Jesse James, Kingdom Hospital (also known as Stephen King's "Kingdom Hospital"), ABC, 2004.

Reverend Belknap, a recurring role, Jack & Bobby, The WB, 2004–2005.

Stan Sitwell, Arrested Development, Fox, 2005–2006.

Some sources cite appearances as Preston (Dr. Russell's assistant) in Captain Planet and the Planeteers (also known as The New Adventures of Captain Planet), TNT and syndicated, beginning c. 1990.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Harry Hopkins, World War II: When Lions Roared (also known as Then There Were Giants), NBC, 1994.

Voice, U.S.-Mexican War (also known as The U.S.-Mexican War, 1846–1848), PBS, 1998.

Himself, The 100 Most Memorable TV Moments, TV Land, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Driver, Family Flight, ABC, 1972.

Evil Roy Slade, NBC, 1972.

Officer Stein, Columbo: How to Dial a Murder, NBC, 1978.

Clay, Hot Rod (also known as Rebel of the Road), ABC, 1979.

D. J. Fontana, Elvis, ABC, 1979.

John Haaland, A Shining Season, CBS, 1979.

Moss Tillis, Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill, NBC, 1979.

Jeb, Rascals and Robbers: The Secret Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, CBS, 1982.

Warren Krueger, Not Just Another Affair (also known as Perfect Affair), CBS, 1982.

Matt Randolph, An Uncommon Love, CBS, 1983.

Whitey Whitney, Still the Beaver, CBS, 1983.

Jake Foreman, Celebration Family, ABC, 1987.

Leonard Lupo, Roman Holiday, NBC, 1987.

Paul Sutton, The Incredible Ida Early, NBC, 1987.

Alan Rossmore, Spies, Lies and Naked Thighs, CBS, 1988.

Howard Feldon, In the Best Interest of the Child (also known as A Mother's Plea), CBS, 1990.

Jerry Soloway, The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (also known as The Great Los Angeles Earthquake), NBC, 1990.

Stephen Bradley, Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less, USA Network, 1990.

Darrell Eglin, Chance of a Lifetime (also known as A Change of Heart and Heather's Journey), NBC, 1991.

Otis, The Story Lady, NBC, 1991.

Allen, Exclusive, ABC, 1992.

Chapman Snow, Running Mates (also known as Dirty Tricks), HBO, 1992.

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.

Steward Butler, Mastergate, Showtime, 1992.

Dave Cormeer, "Cooperstown," TNT Screenworks, TNT, 1993.

Earl Strauber, Sensation, HBO, 1994.

Irving Krutch, Columbo: Undercover (also known as Columbo Goes Undercover and Columbo: Jigsaw), ABC, 1994.

Jack Davis, Incident at Deception Ridge (also known as Jacks and Terror at Reception Ridge), USA Network, 1994.

Ron Daniels, "The Shaggy Dog," The ABC Family Movie (also known as The Disney Family Movie), ABC, 1994.

Dr. Warner, Project: ALF (also known as The Return of ALF and Alf—Der film), ABC, 1996.

Rod Perth, The Late Shift, HBO, 1996.

Gerald, Alone (also known as Horton Foote's "Alone"), Showtime, 1997.

Henry Whitcomb, Not in This Town (also known as Billings), USA Network, 1997.

Fitz-Gilbert Hamilton, Murder, She Purred: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery (also known as Murder, She Purred), ABC, 1998.

Doctor, Homicide: The Movie (also known as Homicide: Life Everlasting), NBC, 2000.

Ward Van Dusen, Hounded, Disney Channel, 2001.

Ed O'Brian, War Stories, NBC, 2003.

Richard Spencer, Life on Liberty Street, The Hallmark Channel, 2004.

Frank Perdue, Spirit Bear: The Simon Jackson Story, CTV, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself, $50,000 a Minute, 1985.

Himself and Pope Brad, Doctor Duck's Super Secret All-Purpose Sauce, 1985.

Amy Grant … Headin' Home for the Holidays (also known as Amy Grant's Old Fashioned Christmas and Headin' Home for the Holidays), NBC, 1986.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC, 1986.

Host, Live! The World's Greatest Stunts (also known as The Greatest Stunts on Earth), Fox, 1990.

Host, Motown on Showtime: Comedy on Campus, Showtime, 1990.

A Party for Richard Pryor, CBS, 1991.

A User's Guide to Planet Earth: The American Environment Test, ABC, 1991.

Host, Your Toxic Waster, PBS, 1993.

Voice, Earth and the American Dream, HBO, 1993.

Heroes of the Earth, 1993.

Ned Kincaid, Shining Time Station Family Special: Once upon a Time (also known as Once upon a Time), PBS, 1995.

Host, Earth Day at Walt Disney World, The Disney Channel, 1996.

Mr. Rogers, "Too Soon for Jeff," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1996.

One Day, Disney Channel, 1998.

More True Stories from Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1999.

People Count: Six Billion, TBS, 1999.

Troubled Waters, TBS, 2000.

Himself, No Joking, 2004.

(As Ed Begley) Himself, Spinal Tap Goes to 20, Independent Film Channel, 2004.

(In archive footage) Himself, Celebrity Debut, ABC, 2006.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The Screen Actors Guild 50th Anniversary Celebration, 1984.

Presenter, The Second International Rock Awards, ABC, 1990.

Presenter, The Fourth Annual Environmental Media Awards, TBS, 1994.

Presenter, 16th Annual Genesis Awards, Animal Planet, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Marv, "The Computer Picnic," My Three Sons, CBS, 1967.

Attendant, "White Elephants Don't Grow on Trees," The Immortal, ABC, 1970.

Willard, "The Valediction," Room 222, ABC, 1970.

Bud, "Million Dollar Buff," Adam-12, NBC, 1971.

Howard, "Shadow of a Name," Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law, ABC, 1971.

Michael (some sources cite George), "I Hate You, Silas Marner," Room 222, ABC, 1971.

Richie Cooper, "The Great Debate," Nanny and the Professor, ABC, 1971.

Attendant, "Babe in the Woods," Mannix, CBS, 1972.

Jimmy Sanders, "Programmed for Panic," Ironside (also known as The Raymond Burr Show), NBC, 1972.

Wally, "Debt of Honor," The Doris Day Show, CBS, 1972.

Young man, "Maude's Problem (a.k.a.) Maude and the Psychiatrist," Maude, CBS, 1972.

"Love and the Crisis Line/Love and the Happy Family/Love and the Vertical Romance," Love, American Style, ABC, 1973.

Hank, "The Deadly Dares," Happy Days (also known as Happy Days Again), ABC, 1974.

Thomas Hess, "The King of the Penny Arcade," Insight, syndicated, 1974.

Ernie, "Bite of the Apple," Baretta, ABC, 1975.

"The Incredible Man," Insight, syndicated, 1975.

Harv Schwab, "Murder at Sea," Starsky and Hutch, ABC, 1976.

David Phillips, "Valleyview," Quincy (also known as Quincy M.E.), NBC, 1977.

Harold Farnum, "Diana's Disappearing Act," Wonder Woman (also known as The New Adventures of Wonder Woman and The New Original Wonder Woman), CBS, 1978.

Harold Farnum, "The Fine Art of Crime," Wonder Woman (also known as The New Adventures of Wonder Woman and The New Original Wonder Woman), CBS, 1978.

Jamie, "The Prince/The Sheriff," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1978.

Walter "Speed" Simpson, "No Way to Treat a Body," Quincy (also known as Quincy, M.E.), NBC, 1978.

Bob Feeney, "What Do You Do with a Drunken Sailor?," Laverne & Shirley (also known as Laverne & Shirley & Company and Laverne & Shirley & Friends), ABC, 1979.

Kenny, "Angels on Skates," Charlie's Angels, ABC, 1979.

Private Paul Conway, "Too Many Cooks," M*A*S*H, CBS, 1979.

"Who's Papa?," Laverne & Shirley (also known as Laverne & Shirley & Company and Laverne & Shirley & Friends), ABC, 1979.,

Lindy Powell, "Death Is the Punchline," Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1980.

Amos McAllister, "The Chateau/White Lightning," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1981.

Ed, "Honkeytonk," Riker, CBS, 1981.

Kit, "Stain of Guilt," Quincy (also known as Quincy, M.E.), NBC, 1981.

"Cleaning House," Insight, syndicated, 1983.

George, "Wet Saturday," Tales of the Unexpected (also known as Roald Dahl's "Tales of the Unexpected"), Anglia Television, 1984.

Host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's "Saturday Night," Saturday Night, Saturday Night Live '80, SNL, and SNL 25), NBC, 1984.

"Side by Side/Rub Me Tender/Fish out of Water," The Love Boat, ABC, 1984.

"Christmas Carol II: The Sequel," The George Burns Comedy Week, CBS, 1985.

Himself, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (also known as The Best of Carson), NBC, 1985 (multiple episodes).

Ichabod Crane, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," Shelley Duvall's "Tall Tales and Legends" (also known as Tall Tales and Legends), Showtime, 1986.

Brom Dutcher, "Rip Van Winkle," Shelley Duvall's "Faerie Tale Theater" (also known as Faerie Tale Theater), Showtime, 1987.

Panelist, The New Hollywood Squares (also known as The Hollywood Squares), syndicated, 1987.

Himself, Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1988.

Himself, The Howard Stern Show, syndicated, 1991.

Himself, Showbiz Today, Cable News Network, 1991, 1996.

Himself, "Uncle Wizzmo's New Used Car," Shelley Duvall's "Bedtime Stories" (also known as Bedtime Stories), Showtime, 1992.

Voice of Charlie Collins, "Joker's Favor," Batman (also known as The Adventures of Batman & Robin and Batman: The Animated Series), Fox, 1992.

Voice of Germs, "Feat of Clay: Parts 1 & 2," Batman (also known as The Adventures of Batman & Robin and Batman: The Animated Series), Fox, 1992.

Himself, "The List," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1993.

Judd Campbell, "Death of Some Salesmen," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's "Tales from the Crypt"), HBO, 1993.

Principal Alexander, "Crime and Punishment," Roseanne, ABC, 1993.

Grave squad lawyer, "Partners," Directed by, Showtime, 1994.

Voice of Larry Log-Away, "The Magic School Bus Meets the Rot Squad," The Magic School Bus (animated; also known as Scholastic's "The Magic School Bus"), PBS, 1994.

Chris Carpenter, "Til We Meet Again," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1995.

Jack Watterson, "Stayin' Alive," Dave's World, CBS, 1995.

Trust, "Sanford's Crisis," Sherman Oaks, Showtime, 1995.

Voice, "Research and Destroy," Duckman (animated; also known as Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man), USA Network, 1995.

Henry Starling, "Future's End: Parts 1 & 2," Star Trek: Voyager (also known as Voyager), UPN, 1996.

Jeff, "Green-Eyed Dick," 3rd Rock from the Sun (also known as Life as We Know It and 3rd Rock), NBC, 1996.

Voice of William Tell, "Courage," Adventures from the Book of Virtues (animated; also known as The Book of Virtues), PBS, 1996.

John Hanley, Sports Theater with Shaquille O'Neal, Nickelodeon, 1996.

The director, "The Shot," Gun (also known as Robert Altman's "Gun"), ABC, 1997.

Dr. Chris Vanderkamp, "Cap-Beer-Cino," The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 1997.

Mr. James T. Rothwell, "Trial by Fury," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (also known as Sabrina and Sabrina Goes to College), 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 (also known as These Friends of Mine), ABC, 1998.

Dr. Foster, "Day in Court," The Practice, ABC, 1999.

Voice of himself, "Homer to the Max," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1999.

Imposter Vic, "The Identity Loan," The Michael Richards Show, NBC, 2000.

Voice of Dr. Peter Corso, "April Moon," Batman Beyond (animated; also known as Batman of the Future), The WB, 2000.

Himself, Howard Stern (also known as The Howard Stern Radio Show), E! Entertainment Television, 2000.

Narrator, Intimate Portrait: Suzanne Somers, Lifetime, 2000.

Attorney Ethan Beal, "Irreparable Harm," Family Law, CBS, 2001.

Bill, "The Wedding," Titus, Fox, 2001.

Haley's father, "The Crash," Gideon's Crossing, ABC, 2001.

Lenny Musgrave, "Closure," The Agency, CBS, 2001.

Senator Seth Gillette, "The War at Home," The West Wing (also known as West Wing), NBC, 2001.

Himself, Intimate Portrait: Cheryl Tiegs, Lifetime, 2001.

Himself, Intimate Portrait: Cindy Williams, Lifetime, 2001.

Dr. Bailey, "My Sacrificial Clam," Scrubs, NBC, 2002.

Himself, "NBC All-Stars Edition," Weakest Link (also known as The Weakest Link USA), NBC, 2002.

Himself, "Protecting the Ego-System," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 2002.

Lenny Musgrave, "Sleeping Dogs Lie," The Agency, CBS, 2002.

Himself, Headliners & Legends: Denzel Washington, MSNBC, 2002.

Himself, Pyramid, syndicated, multiple episodes in 2002 and 2003.

Himself, Dinner for Five, Independent Film Channel, 2003.

Himself, Dennis Miller, CNBC, 2004.

Himself, The Sharon Osbourne Show (also known as Sharon), syndicated, 2004.

Hiram Gunderson, "Ecotone," Six Feet Under, HBO, 2005.

Hiram Gunderson, "Singing for Our Lives," Six Feet Under, HBO, 2005.

Oliver Grimaldi, "Coyote Ugly," Las Vegas (also known as Casino Eye), NBC, 2005.

Voice of Amish father, "R.V. Having Fun Yet?," All Grown Up (animated; also known as Rugrats All Grown Up), Nickelodeon, 2005.

(In archive footage) Dr. Victor Ehrlich, Tvist, Televisio de Catalunya (TV3, Spain), 2005.

Clifford Cabot, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," Boston Legal (also known as Fleet Street, The Practice: Fleet Street, and The Untitled Practice), ABC, 2006.

Clifford Cabot, "Spring Fever," Boston Legal (also known as Fleet Street, The Practice: Fleet Street, and The Untitled Practice), ABC, 2006.

Appeared as Dr. Harrison in "It's the Principal of the Thing," an unaired episode of Center of the Universe, CBS.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Virgil, Bobby Jo and the Big Apple Goodtime Band, CBS, 1972.

Jamie, Mixed Nuts, 1977.

Ensign Greenbean, "Saga of a Star World," Battlestar Galactica (also known as Curse of the Cylons), ABC, 1978.

Amos Tucker, "Tales of the Apple Dumpling Gang," Disney's Wonderful World (also known as Disneyland, Disneylandia, The Disney Sunday Movie, The Magical World of Disney, Walt Disney, Walt Disney Presents, Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, and The Wonderful World of Disney), CBS, 1982.

Dr. Victor Ehrlich, St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1982–88.

Wilbur Wright, "Voyagers," Voyagers!, NBC, 1982.

Brian Spears, You Are the Jury, NBC, 1986.

Dr. Edward Parker, Meego, CBS, 1997.

Paul Weffler, Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central) (also known as My Adventures in Television), ABC, 2002.

Himself, Illeanarama (also known as Illeana-Rama), Oxygen, 2005.

Voice, Hopeless Pictures (animated), Independent Film Channel, 2005.

Other Television Appearances:

Steve, Making It, 1976.

Jamie, Mixed Nuts, 1977.

Host, Tale of Two Freedoms, 2000.

Appeared in An American Love Affair, Home, and Maggie Day.

Television Additional Voices; Animated Series:

Scooby and Scrappy Doo, ABC, c. 1979–80.

The Smurfs (also known as Smurf's Adventures), NBC, c. 1981–90.

Television Director; Episodic:

"It's to Die for," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2003.

"Old Man Quiver," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2005.

Film Appearances:

Jack Watson, The Lottery (short film), Short Story Showcase Series, Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation, 1969.

(Uncredited) Student, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, Buena Vista, 1970.

Derwood Moseby, Charley and the Angel, Buena Vista, 1972.

Druffle, Now You See Him, Now You Don't, Buena Vista, 1972.

Where Does It Hurt?, Cinerama, 1972.

Pook, Showdown, Universal, 1973.

Superdad, Buena Vista, 1974.

Lester, Stay Hungry, United Artists, 1975.

Tom Peeples, Cockfighter (also known as Born to Kill, Gamblin' Man, and Wild Drifter), New World Pictures, 1975.

Frank, Dead of Night, 1977.

Lu Ta, Lust of a Eunuch, 1977.

Pokey, Record City, American International Pictures, 1977.

Priest, Citizens Band (also known as The Great American Citizens Band and Handle with Care), Paramount, 1977.

Arnold (the king), The One and Only, Paramount, 1978.

Bobby Joe, Blue Collar, Universal, 1978.

Soldier, Hardcore (also known as The Hardcore Life), Columbia, 1978.

Whitey Haber, Goin' South, Paramount, 1978.

Barry Lutz (CIA intelligence officer), The In-Laws, Warner Bros, 1979.

First rescuer, The Concorde: Airport '79 (also known as Airport '80: The Concorde, Airport '79, The Concorde, The Concorde Affair, and S.O.S. Concorde), Universal, 1979.

First lieutenant, Buddy Buddy, Universal, 1981.

Jack Travis, Private Lessons (also known as Philly), Jensen Farley, 1981.

Hippie, Eating Raoul, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982.

Joe Creigh, Cat People, Universal, 1982.

Voice, The Entity, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982.

Voice of altitude chamber instructor, An Officer and a Gentleman, Orion, 1982.

Young Simon's father, Young Doctors in Love, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982.

Wilbur Wright, Voyager from the Unknown (re-edited form of Voyagers!), 1982.

Colin Beverly, Flip Out (also known as Get Crazy), Embassy Pictures, 1983.

Ben Gunn, Streets of Fire, Universal, 1984.

Hassler, Protocol, Warner Bros., 1984.

John "Stumpy" Pepys, This Is Spinal Tap (also known as Spinal Tap), Embassy Pictures, 1984.

Ed, Waiting to Act, Putch-Patrick Productions, 1985.

Gil Turner, Transylvania 6-5000, New World Pictures, 1985.

Griffin, "Son of the Invisible Man," Amazon Women on the Moon (also known as Cheeseburger Film Sandwich), Universal, 1987.

Charles Leary, The Accidental Tourist, Warner Bros., 1988.

Bob Patchett, She-Devil, Orion, 1989.

Peter Hepburn, Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills, Cinecom International Films, 1989.

Dick Applegate, Meet the Applegates (also known as The Applegates), Triton Pictures, 1991.

Fraser, Cruise Control (short film), 1992.

Jack Mills, Dark Horse, Republic Pictures International, 1992.

Alan Tyler, The Pagemaster, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994.

Carl, Greedy, Universal, 1994.

Jack Martin, Renaissance Man (also known as Army Intelligence and By the Book), Buena Vista, 1994.

Rupert, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, New Line Cinema, 1994.

Bert, Rave Review (also known as Acting on Impulse), Gnu Films, 1995.

Detective Cecil Dish, Hourglass (also known as The Hitcher '95), LIVE Entertainment, 1995.

(Uncredited) Fred Stickley, Batman Forever (also known as Forever), Warner Bros., 1995.

Paul Van Arsdale, The Crazysitter (also known as Two Much Trouble), New Horizons, 1995.

Voice of Pouch (the kangaroo), Storybook, PM Entertainment Group, 1995.

Ebner Frost, Santa with Muscles, Legacy Releasing, 1996.

For Goodness Sake II, 1996.

Ambassador Ted Ross, Joey, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1997.

Greg Bradley, Ms. Bear (also known as Emily und der kleine Baer, Kleiner Baer, and Masha l'ourson), Astra Cinema, 1997.

Harvey Dankworth, The Lay of the Land (also known as The Student Affair), Northern Arts Entertainment, 1997.

Phillip Adams, Addams Family Reunion (also known as Addams Family 3), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998.

Zev, I'm Losing You, Lions Gate Films, 1998.

Mark Schaefer (hotel manager), Best in Show (also known as Dog Show and Dogumentary), Warner Bros., 2000.

Brent Krawford, Anthrax, Eagle Pictures, 2001.

Dr. Aaron Spencer, Diary of a Sex Addict, Nu-Image Films, 2001.

Frank Landers, Get over It (also known as Get over It!), Miramax, 2001.

Reverend, Hellgig (short film), 2001.

Department of health inspector and the Hand, Bug, Curb Entertainment, 2002.

Mel Rosen, Auto Focus (also known as Auto Focus and Auto Focus: The Life of Bob Crane), Sony Pictures Classics, 2002.

Robert Wade, Back by Midnight, ImageWorks Entertainment International, 2002.

John Fielding, Net Games (also known as Net G@mes), V Releasing, 2003.

Lars Olfen, A Mighty Wind (also known as Untitled Christopher Guest Project), Warner Bros., 2003.

Oscar Earnest, Going Down, PAIA Pictures, 2003.

Victim, The Trailer (short film), 2003.

Detective Tom Burroughs, The First Person (short film), 2004.

Dr. Curly Weeks, Raising Genius (also known as Bathroom Boy), Bathroom Boy Productions, 2004.

Father Concoff, Stateside (also known as Sinners), First Look Pictures Releasing, 2004.

Voice of Reverend Sidney Cheddar, Hair High (animated), E. D. Distribution, 2004.

Documentary narrator, Welcome to California, Form, 2005.

Doug Sinepard, Desolation Sound, 2005.

Himself, Hard Four, Foo Dog Productions, 2005.

Himself, In Pursuit of Happiness, Wolf and Moon Productions, 2005.

Mr. Manuree, Relative Strangers, Nu-Image Films, 2005.

Alone in a Crowd (short film), Enspire Films, 2005.

Himself, Pittsburgh, Industry Entertainment/Ripe Entertainment, 2006.

(Scenes deleted) Himself, Walk the Talk, Sonet Film, 2006.

James, The Legend of William Tell, Baby Steps Entertainment, 2006.

James, Tripping Forward, Island Gateway Films/Mania Films, 2006.

Joel, One Long Night, Mazedo Films, 2006.

Leonard, The Elder Son (also known as The Optimist), 2 Loop Films/A Russian Bear Production, 2006.

Simmons, Making Change, Clear Pictures Entertainment, 2006.

Taylor's father, He's Such a Girl, Kinesis Entertainment, 2007.

Voice of Poopchev, Fly Me to the Moon (animated), Illuminata Pictures/nWave Pictures, 2007.

Host of Ed Begley Jr.'s Secrets of Enjoying Life and Ed Begley Jr.'s Secrets to Staying Well, both Apollo. Some sources cite an appearance in For Your Consideration, Warner Independent Pictures, 2006.

Film Work:

Assistant camera operator, Equinox (also known as The Beast and Equinox … A Journey into the Supernatural), VIP Distributors, 1970.

Cinematographer, Moonfire, Ellman Enterprises, 1972.

Additional voices, The Entity, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982.

Director, Enemies of Laughter, Outrider Pictures, 2000.

Stage Appearances:

Del, The Cryptogram, American Repertory Theatre, Boston, MA, then Westside Theatre (Upstairs), New York City, both 1995.

Carl, The Old Neighborhood, Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, 1999.

Morino, Sunset Boulevard (reading), Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, CA, 2004.

Romance, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, c. 2005, L.A. Theatre Works, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, c. 2006.

Major Tours:

Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, Love Letters, U.S. cities, 1990.

Stage Director and Producer:

Cesar and Ruben (musical), El Portal Theatre, North Hollywood, CA, 2003.

Radio Appearances; Episodic:

Himself, The Howard Stern Radio Show (also known as Howard Stern), 1991, 2000.

Milford-Haven, U.S.A. (also known as Milford-Haven), BBC Radio 5, 1992.



The Celebrity Guide to Entertaining, 1993.

Behind the Scenes of "Going Down" (also known as The Making of "Going Down"), PAIA Pictures, 2004.


Washington Irving, Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Icabod Crane, Caedmon, 1970.

Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Harper, 1973.

Adrien Stoutenburg, American Tall-Tale Animals: Sooner Hound and Flying-Jib the Hoss-MacKerel and Bassoon Bobby, Caedmon, 1983.

Stoutenburg, Davy Crockett and Pecos Bill, Caedmon, 1983.

Stoutenburg, Johnny Appleseed and Paul Bunyan, Caedmon, 1983.

Stoutenburg, Navajo Bird Tales, Caedmon, 1983.

Stoutenburg, Paul Bunyan in Story and Song, Caedmon, 1983.

Stoutenburg, Pueblo Indians, Caedmon, 1983.

Stoutenburg, Russian Fairy Tales, Caedmon, 1983.

Stoutenburg, Squonds, Moskittos, and Gilygaloos, Caedmon, 1983.

Bret Harte, The Luck of Roaring Camp/The Outcasts of Poker, Caedmon, 1986.

Robert W. Service, The Poetry of Robert W. Service: The Shooting of Dan McGrew, the Cremation of Sam McGee, the Law of the Yukon and Others, Harper, 1986.

Meditations for the Modern Classroom, Harper, 1988.

Jean Craighead George, The Big Book for Our Planet, Publishing Mills, 1993.

Various authors, Great American Poetry: 3 Centuries of Classics, Audio Partners, 1993.

Mark Twain, Episodes from the Adventures of Tom Sawyer, HarperCollins, 1994.

Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Caedmon, 1998.

All-Time Favorite Children's Classics: Rumplestiltskins/Jack & the Beanstalk/the Minstrels of Bremen/the Emperor's New Clothes, 1998.

The Collection of Children's Fairy Tale Classics, DH Audio, 1998.

Jane Leslie Conly, Crazy Lady, Listening Library, 1999.

Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Benjamin Franklin, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the Minister's Black Veil, the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Multilingua, 1999.

Robert B. Parker, Gunman's Rhapsody, New Millennium, 2001.

Mark Twain, Mark Twain Audio CD Collection, Caedmon, 2001.

Rod Serling, The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas CD Collection 2, Falcon, 2002.

Edward O. Wilson, The Future of Life, New Millennium, 2002.

Mark Kurlansky, Choice Cuts, New Millennium, 2003.

Twilight Zone Vol. 1-2: A Hundred Yards Over the Rim, a Kind of Stopwatch, the Man in the Bottle, the Thirty-Fathom Grave, Genius, 2004.



(With Rick McLean and David Suzuki) Grassroots Rising: Protecting Your Family in Our Changing Environment, Honour Group, 2006.

Contributor to periodicals.

Writings for the Stage:

Cesar and Ruben (musical), El Portal Theatre, North Hollywood, CA, 2003.



E, January/February, 1996, p. 10.

Oui, June, 1977, p. 76.

People Weekly, January 9, 1984, p. 31; January 8, 1990, p. 55.

Science World, April 11, 1997, p. 17.


Ed Begley, Jr.,, May 1, 2006.