Fast Facts

  • His father, character actor Ed Begley, won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for 1962's Sweet Bird of Youth.
  • Attended the same high school as Robert Redford, Paula Abdul, Stacy Keach and Natalie Wood.
  • Made his TV debut in a 1967 episode of My Three Sons.
  • Directed a 2003 episode of NYPD Blue; has also worked as an assistant cameraman and stand-up comic.
  • Wrote, directed and produced Cesar and Ruben, a 2003 stage musical about farmworkers-union leader Cesar Chavez.
  • Is a vegan known for his environmental activism and has been dubbed "the greenest man in Tinseltown."
  • Has authored books on how to live an eco-friendly life.

Awards

  • 1986, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1988, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1985, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1986, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1983, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1984, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1987, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Mara Purl — Ex-fiancée
  • Hayden Carson — Daughter
  • Allene Johanna Begley — Sister
  • Amanda Begley — Daughter
  • Nicholas Taylor Begley — Son
  • Rachelle Carson — Wife
  • Amanda Huff — Mother
  • Ed Begley — Father
  • Ingrid Taylor — Ex-wife

College

  • Attended Los Angeles Valley College, Valley Glen, CA

Details

  • Birth Name: Edward James Begley Jr.
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA
  • Birthday: September 16, 1949, Virgo
  • Profession: Actor
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