Ed Begley Jr. is an actor, author, and environmentalist. He has acted and/or appeared in hundreds of television shows, films, and stage performances. He became known to many when he played a doctor on television’s St. Elsewhere. Notably, he, also, co-hosted the clean living reality show Living with Ed.
Edward James Begley Jr. was born in 1949 in Los Angeles, California. He grew up in Buffalo, New York. The woman he believed to be his mother died when he was seven years old. He met his biological mother when he was sixteen. In 1962, his then family moved back to California. He graduated from Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California. He then attended and graduated from Los Angeles Valley College in North Hollywood, California.
In 1967, he had a role on the sitcom My Three Sons. This led to many more roles on television. In 1969, he had a role on the short film The Lottery. This led to many more roles in films. Some memorable roles have been in mockumentary films, like Best in Show. He has had guest-roles on series. In 2003, he wrote and directed the musical Cesar and Ruben.
Ed Begley Jr. first married in 1976 and had a son and a daughter. He got a divorce in 1989. He is now married to his second wife, who starred with him in Living with Ed.
Ed became an active environmentalist in 1970. He has had electric vehicles, recycles, is a vegan, has a modest environmentally friendly home, and has a low carbon footprint competition with Bill Nye among other activities. He has been involved with Earth Day celebrations, has authored books that are environmentally concerned, and he has multiple environmental affiliations.
Ed’s life and career have led to numerous honors and awards. Be green! Be inspired! Have a bright day!