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Ed Begley (I) (1901–1970)


Charismatic character star Edward James Begley was born in Hartford, Connecticut of Irish parents and educated at St.Patrick's school. His interest in acting first surfaced at the age of nine, when he performed amateur theatricals at the Hartford Globe Theatre. Determined to make his own way, he left home aged eleven and drifted from job to job, ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

12 Angry Men
12 Angry Men Juror 10
(1957)
Guiding Light
Guiding Light Rev. Dr. Paul Keeler #1 (1952) (original television cast)
(1952)
Hang 'Em High
Hang 'Em High Captain Wilson
(1968)
The Unsinkable Molly Brown
(1964)

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 1968-1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Leo McVey / Gabe Sobel
- The Other Kind of Spy (1970) ... Leo McVey
- Lola in Lipstick (1968) ... Gabe Sobel
 1970 Neither Are We Enemies (TV Movie)
Annas
 1969 The Silent Gun (TV Movie)
John Cole
 1969 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Dennis McCarthy
- Secrets of Pirates Inn: Part 2 (1969) ... Dennis McCarthy
- Secrets of Pirates Inn: Part 1 (1969) ... Dennis McCarthy
 1969 Secrets of the Pirates' Inn (TV Movie)
Dennis McCarthy
 1969 The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (TV Series)
Leander Whipple
- Madam Candidate (1969) ... Leander Whipple
 1961-1969 Insight (TV Series)
Thomas Hess
- Consider the Zebra (1969) ... Thomas Hess
- The Agitator (1961)
 1969 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Mitch Bates
- Fear Is the Bucking Horse (1969) ... Mitch Bates
 1962-1968 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Carl Storffmann / Ed Wallace
- The New Room (1968) ... Carl Storffmann
- The Romance of Silver Pines (1962) ... Ed Wallace
 1968 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Ben Lynch
- Follow Your Heart (1968) ... Ben Lynch
 1965-1968 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Mr. Sam'l / Jeb Crater
- Mr. Sam'l (1968) ... Mr. Sam'l
- Taps for Old Jeb (1965) ... Jeb Crater
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Dr. Samuel Crowell / Simon Carver
- Labyrinth (1967) ... Dr. Samuel Crowell
- The Betrayed (1967) ... Simon Carver
 1966 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Judge M'Guigan
- The Night of the Infernal Machine (1966) ... Judge M'Guigan
 1966 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
Amos Handworthy
- The Fastest Draw (1966) ... Amos Handworthy
 1966 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Andrew Bailey
- Lucy the Bean Queen (1966) ... Andrew Bailey
 1965-1966 Bonanza (TV Series)
Dan Tolliver / Clint Watson
- A Time to Step Down (1966) ... Dan Tolliver
- The Other Son (1965) ... Clint Watson
 1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Hayes
- In Pursuit of Excellence (1966) ... Dr. Hayes
 1964-1966 The Virginian (TV Series)
Micah Ellis / Mike Tyrone
- Chaff in the Wind (1966) ... Micah Ellis
- The Invaders (1964) ... Mike Tyrone
 1966 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Mel Olin
- The Sacrifice (1966) ... Mel Olin
 1965 NBC Children's Theatre (TV Series)
- Kristie (1965)
 1963-1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Morgus Ghoul / Bascule Doirot / Alkali / ...
- Who Killed Supersleuth? (1964) ... Bascule Doirot
- Who Killed Julian Buck? (1963) ... James Littlefield
 1964-1965 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Dan Brady / Professor G. Stanley Lazer
- Runner in the Dark (1965) ... Dan Brady
 1965 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Harvey Peabody
 1962-1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Jamie Cousins / Joe Hogan / Henry Harris
- Make Way for Tomorrow (1965) ... Jamie Cousins
- A Nickel's Worth of Prayer (1964) ... Joe Hogan
- An Ancient Office (1962) ... Henry Harris
 1965 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Judge
- The Case of the Pillow (1965) ... Judge
 1965 The Decorator (TV Short)
Judge Connors
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Brother Thomas Fitzgibbons
- Triumph (1964) ... Brother Thomas Fitzgibbons
 1964 Rawhide (TV Series)
Piney Kinney
- Piney (1964) ... Piney Kinney
 1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Reno Sutton
- The Sam Spicer Story (1963) ... Reno Sutton
 1963 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
John Moore
- The Last Hangman (1963) ... John Moore
 1963 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Bobby Lee Longstreet
- Shadow of a Man (1963) ... Bobby Lee Longstreet
 1962-1963 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Dr. Malcolm Flanders / Sam Bundy
- Victory Wears a Cruel Smile (1962) ... Sam Bundy
 1963 Route 66 (TV Series)
Kyle Hawkes
- In the Closing of a Trunk (1963) ... Kyle Hawkes
 1963 Going My Way (TV Series)
Owen Colwell
- My Son the Social Worker (1963) ... Owen Colwell
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Maj. George Torsett / MacThane
- The Court Martial of Captain Wycliff (1962) ... Maj. George Torsett
- The Hook (1962) ... MacThane
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Jimmy Fenton
- Make It Fifty Dollars and Add Love to Nona (1962) ... Jimmy Fenton
 1962 The Defenders (TV Series)
Simon Gray
- The Seven Ghosts of Simon Gray (1962) ... Simon Gray
 1962 Empire (TV Series)
Dan Ballard
- Ballard Number One (1962) ... Dan Ballard
 1961-1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Tully Johnson / Edward Hoagley
- Blood Money (1962) ... Tully Johnson
- Blue Water, White Beach (1961) ... Edward Hoagley
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
Masters
- Policemen Die Alone: Part II (1962) ... Masters
- Policemen Die Alone: Part I (1962) ... Masters
 1961 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
Stu Hayes
- Bite of a Tiger (1961) ... Stu Hayes
 1957-1960 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Judge McCord / Walter Kincaid / Daniel Arnold
- The Enemies (1958) ... Judge McCord
- Walk with a Stranger (1958) ... Walter Kincaid
- Windfall (1957) ... Daniel Arnold
 1960 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Becker
- City in Bondage (1960) ... Becker
 1959 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Matthew Quade
- A Phone Call for Matthew Quade (1959) ... Matthew Quade
 1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Harry Rathvon
- The Big Success (1958) ... Harry Rathvon
 1954-1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Andy Sloane / Russell Burnett / The Mayor
- Smart Boy (1957) ... Russell Burnett
- Mock Trial (1956) ... The Mayor
- Patterns (1955) ... Andy Sloane
 1955-1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Michael Francis Dixon / Sam / Representative Kilter
- The Big Vote (1956) ... Michael Francis Dixon
- Man on Fire (1956) ... Sam
- Thunder in Washington (1955) ... Representative Kilter
 1953-1956 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Bernard Zysski / Ernie Barger
- The Takers (1955) ... Bernard Zysski
- Ernie Barger Is 50 (1953) ... Ernie Barger
 1954-1955 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
 1950-1955 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Louis Giordano / Mr. Buckley
- The Use of Dignity (1954) ... Louis Giordano
- Gang-Up (1954) ... Mr. Buckley
- Tour of Duty (1953)
 1954 Treasury Men in Action (TV Series)
Frank Shelby
- The Case of the Broken Bond (1954) ... Frank Shelby
 1954 Justice (TV Series)
- Hit and Run (1954)
- The Quiet Life (1954)
 1953-1954 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Joe Grant / Karl Zalinka
- Big Boy (1954) ... Joe Grant
- Harvest (1953) ... Karl Zalinka
 1954 The Motorola Television Hour (TV Series)
Horace Clowden
- The Muldoon Matter (1954) ... Horace Clowden
 1954 The Philip Morris Playhouse (TV Series)
- Taste (1954)
 1953 Danger (TV Series)
- Letter of Thanks (1953)
 1950 Lights Out (TV Series)
- Benuili Chant (1950)
 1950 Cameo Theatre (TV Series)
- Line of Duty (1950)
 1949 Roller Derby (TV Series)
Announcer (1951)
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Stage Play: Zelda. Comedy. Written by Sylvia Regan. Scenic Design and Lighting Design by Will Steven Armstrong. Directed by Delbert Mann. Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 5 Mar 1969- 8 Mar 1969 (5 performances + 10 previews). Cast: Ed Begley (as "Alexander Hartman"), Lilia Skala (as "Rose Hartman"), Julie Anne (as "Suzy Corey"), Robby Benson (as "... See more »

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