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Ed Begley Jr.

Ed Begley Jr. was born on September 16, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Edward James Begley Jr. He is an actor and producer, known for Whatever Works (2009), Pineapple Express (2008) and A Mighty Wind (2003). He has been married to Rachelle Carson since August 23, 2000. They have one child. He was previously married to Ingrid Taylor. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Whatever Works
Pineapple Express
A Mighty Wind
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 2019 Plus One (post-production)
 2018 Making Babies
Dr. Remis
 2005-2018 Arrested Development (TV Series)
Stan Sitwell
 2018 Book Club
 2018 Love (TV Series)
Mark Cruikshank
 2012-2018 Portlandia (TV Series)
Ed / Doctor / Wes
 2017 Future Man (TV Series)
Gabe Futturman
 2016-2017 Lady Dynamite (TV Series)
Joel Bamford / Joel
 2017 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Dr. Winocur
 2017 Me, Myself and I (TV Series)
Older Justin
 2017 Amelia 2.0
Paul Wesley
 2017 Guest Appearances (TV Mini-Series)
 2017 Grace and Frankie (TV Series)
 2017 CHIPS
Wasp Driver
 2017 Lucky
Dr. Christian Kneedler
 2017 Girlfriend's Day
 2016 Party Girl (TV Series)
 2015-2016 Blunt Talk (TV Series)
 2016 Imperfections
 2016 Mascots
A.J. Blumquist
 2016 Angie Tribeca (TV Series)
 2016 Ghostbusters
Ed Mulgrave
 2016 Bad Internet (TV Series)
Angry Husband
 2016 Time Toys
 2016 Lopez (TV Series)
Ed Begley, Jr.
 2016 Better Call Saul (TV Series)
Clifford Main
 2015 Your Family or Mine (TV Series)
 2015 Climate Change Denial Disorder (Short)
 2014 Regular Show (TV Series)
 2014 Wedlock (TV Series)
Ray Gomez
 2014 You're Not You
Uncle Roger
 2014 Wish Wizard (Short)
Wish Wizard
 2013-2014 Betas (TV Series)
Murch / George Murchison
 2013 On Begley Street (TV Series)
 2013 How to Succeed at Birth (TV Movie)
Dr. Finch
 2013 Family Tree (TV Series)
Al Chadwick
 2013 Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight
Harry Blackmun
 2013 Rules of Engagement (TV Series)
Reverend Todd
 2013 The Office (TV Series)
Erin's Biological Father
 2013 Partners (TV Series)
Dr. Kay
 2013 Armed Response
Officer Krupke
 2013 Newsreaders (TV Series)
Phillip Breck
 2013 Hot in Cleveland (TV Series)
 2008-2012 Easy to Assemble (TV Series)
S. Erland Hussen
 2012 Making Change
 2012 Common Law (TV Series)
Dr. Van Waals / Dr. Van Waal
 2011-2012 Rizzoli & Isles (TV Series)
Dr. T. Pike
 2012 Little Women, Big Cars 2 (TV Series)
Principle Larry
 2012 Little Women, Big Cars
Mr. Hughes
 2011 Brave New World (TV Movie)
Dick Kenealy
 2007-2011 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Scott O'Shay
 2011 What's Your Number?
Mr. Darling
 2011 Chaos (TV Series)
Operative Corwin
 2011 Funny or Die Presents... (TV Series)
Double-Chief O'Shambley (segment "United States Police Department")
 2011 Off the Map (TV Series)
 2011 $#*! My Dad Says (TV Series)
 2010 Outlaw (TV Series)
Judge Donald Crane
 2010 Childrens Hospital (TV Series)
Senator Throman
 2010 The Good Guys (TV Series)
Nate Bailey
 2010 Chabad 'To Life' Telethon (TV Series)
 2010 Sammy's avonturen: De geheime doorgang
GreenPeace Worker (voice)
 2010/II The Bus (Short)
 2006-2010 The New Adventures of Old Christine (TV Series)
Pastor Ed
 2010 The Penthouse
 2009 He's Such a Girl
Taylor's Father
 2009 Rise and Fall of Tuck Johnson (TV Series)
Wolfgang Zinendorf (2009)
 2009 The Suite Life on Deck (TV Series)
Mayor Ragnar / Ragnar I
 2009 Monk (TV Series)
Dr. Malcolm Nash
 2009 21 and a Wake-Up
Colonel Ritchie
 2009 Georgia O'Keeffe (TV Movie)
Dr. Lee Steiglita
 2009 Curious George (TV Series)
 2008-2009 Gary Unmarried (TV Series)
Dr. Walter Krandall
 2009 Tripping Forward
James - Acting Teacher
 2009 Whatever Works
 2009 Party Down (TV Series)
Bruce Nesbitt
 2009 Hannah Montana (TV Series)
 2009 Fatal Secrets
Reverend Vernon
 2008/I Next of Kin
 2008 Reaper (Short)
Sonny Addison
 2008 Pineapple Express
 2008 Recount (TV Movie)
David Boies
 2008 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Stephens Davies
 2008 Fly Me to the Moon 3D
Poopchev (voice)
 2007 Hard Four
Governor Begley
 2007 One Long Night
 2006-2007 Veronica Mars (TV Series)
Cyrus O'Dell
 2006-2007 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Clifford Cabot
 2006 The Legend of William Tell
James Ayers
 2006 Three Moons Over Milford (TV Series)
 2006 The Elder Son
 2006 For Your Consideration
Sandy Lane
 2006 Relative Strangers
Mr. Manoire
 2006 Las Vegas (TV Series)
Mr. Grimaldi
 2005 Alone in a Crowd (Short)
 2005 Center of the Universe (TV Series)
Dr. Harrison
 2005 True (TV Movie)
 2005 Spirit Bear: The Simon Jackson Story (TV Movie)
Frank Perdue
 2005 Welcome to California
Documentary Narrator
 2005 All Grown Up! (TV Series)
Amish Father
 2001-2005 Six Feet Under (TV Series)
Hiram Gunderson
 2005 Desolation Sound
Doug Shepard
 2004-2005 Jack & Bobby (TV Series)
Rev. Belknap
 2004 Back by Midnight
Robert Wade
 2004 Kingdom Hospital (TV Series)
Dr. Jesse James
 2004 Life on Liberty Street (TV Movie)
Richard Spencer
 2004 Static Shock (TV Series)
Dr. Donald Todd
 2004 Hair High
Rev. Sidney Cheddar (voice)
 2004 The First Person (Short)
Detective Tom Burroughs
 2004 Raising Genius
Dr. Curly Weeks
 2004 Stateside
Father Concoff
 2003/I The Trailer (Short)
 1999-2003 7th Heaven (TV Series)
Dr. Hank Hastings
 2003/I Going Down
Oscar Earnest
 2003 A Mighty Wind
Lars Olfen
 2003 Net Games
John Fielding
 2003 War Stories (TV Movie)
Ed O'Brian
 2002 My Adventures in Television (TV Series)
Paul Weffler
 2002 Auto Focus
Mel Rosen
 2002 Scrubs (TV Series)
Dr. Bailey
 2002 Bug
The Dept. of Health Inspector / 'The Hand'
 2001-2002 The Agency (TV Series)
Lenny Musgrave
 2001 Hellgig (Short)
 2001 Diary of a Sex Addict (Video)
Dr. Aaron Spencer
 2001 Anthrax
Brent Krawford
 2001 Family Law (TV Series)
Attorney Ethan Beal
 2001 Titus (TV Series)
 2001 Hounded (TV Movie)
Ward Van Dusen
 2001 Gideon's Crossing (TV Series)
Haley's Father
 2001 Get Over It
Frank Landers
 2001 The West Wing (TV Series)
Seth Gillette
 2000 The Michael Richards Show (TV Series)
Impostor Vic
 2000 Providence (TV Series)
Chuck Chance
 2000 Pigs Next Door (TV Series) (voice)
 2000 Best in Show
Hotel Manager
 2000 Batman Beyond (TV Series)
Dr. Corso
 2000 Homicide: The Movie (TV Movie)
Dr. Victor Ehrlich
 1999 The Practice (TV Series)
Dr. Foster
 1998 Sports Theater with Shaquille O'Neal (TV Series)
John Hanley
 1998 Rugrats (TV Series)
Bob / Waiter
 1998 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
Fitz-Gilbert Hamilton
 1998 Addams Family Reunion (TV Movie)
Phillip Adams
 1998 I'm Losing You
 1993-1998 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
Ed Begley Jr.
 1996-1998 Adventures from the Book of Virtues (TV Series)
Alec / William Tell / Soldier
 1998 Today's Environment (TV Series)
 1997 Meego (TV Series)
Dr. Edward Parker
 1997 Joey
Ambassador Ted Ross
 1997 Alone (TV Movie)
 1997 Ms. Bear
Greg Bradley
 1997 The Lay of the Land
Harvey Dankworth
 1997 The Nanny (TV Series)
Tom Rosenstein
 1997 Not in This Town (TV Movie)
Henry Whitcomb
 1997 Gun (TV Series)
The Director
 1997 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
Dr. Chris Vanderkamp
 1997 Sherman Oaks (TV Series)
 1997 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV Series)
Mr. James T. Rothwell
 1996 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series)
Henry Starling
 1996 Santa with Muscles
Ebner Frost
 1996 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Mr. Rogers
 1996 Storybook
Pouch (voice)
 1996 Dave's World (TV Series)
 1996 The Late Shift (TV Movie)
Rod Perth
 1996 Project: ALF (TV Movie)
Dr. Warner
 1996 3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series)
 1996 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Chris Carpenter
 1995 Hourglass (Video)
Det. Cecil Dish
 1995 Batman Forever
Fred Stickley (uncredited)
 1995 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV Series)
Barry Brittle
 1995 Shining Time Station: Once Upon a Time (TV Movie)
Ned Kincaid / Ned Kincaid's Grandson
 1994 The Crazysitter
Paul Van Arsdale
 1994 The Pagemaster
Alan Tyler
 1994 The Shaggy Dog (TV Movie)
Ron Daniels
 1994 The Magic School Bus (TV Series)
Logaway Larry
 1994 Sensation
Earl Strauber
 1994 Incident at Deception Ridge (TV Movie)
Jack Davis
 1994 Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (TV Series)
Mr. Bean
 1994 Renaissance Man
Jack Markin
 1978-1994 Columbo (TV Series)
Irving Krutch / Officer Stein
 1994 Rave Review
 1994 World War II: When Lions Roared (TV Movie)
Harry Hopkins
 1994 Winnetka Road (TV Series)
Glenn Barker
 1994 Greedy
 1993 Partners (TV Short)
'Grave Squad' Lawyer
 1992-1993 Captain Planet and the Planeteers (TV Series)
Preston / Zoning Commissioner
 1993 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Judd Campbell
 1993 Cooperstown (TV Movie)
Dave Cormeer
 1993 Roseanne (TV Series)
Principal Alexander
 1992 Mastergate (TV Movie)
Steward Butler
 1992 Cruise Control (Short)
 1992 Exclusive (TV Movie)
 1992 Running Mates (TV Movie)
Chapman Snow
 1992 Mickey's Audition (Short)
Ed Begley Jr.
 1992 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Germs / Charlie Collins / Stagehand
 1992 Dark Horse
Jack Mills
 1992 Home Fires (TV Series)
 1992 In the Line of Duty: Siege at Marion (TV Movie)
Lt. Fred House
 1991 The Story Lady (TV Movie)
 1991 Chance of a Lifetime (TV Movie)
 1990-1991 Parenthood (TV Series)
Gil Buckman
 1990 Earth Aid (TV Series)
 1990 The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (TV Movie)
Jerry Soloway
 1990 Meet the Applegates
Richard P. Applegate
 1990 Timeless Tales from Hallmark (TV Series)
 1990 In the Best Interest of the Child (TV Movie)
Howard Feldon
 1990 Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less (TV Movie)
Stephen Bradley
 1989 She-Devil
 1989 The Ed Begley Jr. Show (TV Movie)
Ed 'Hobo' Hobart
 1982-1989 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Dr. Jack Brooker / Amos Tucker
 1988 The Accidental Tourist
 1988 Spies, Lies & Naked Thighs (TV Movie)
 1982-1988 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Dr. Victor Ehrlich
 1987 Roman Holiday (TV Movie)
Leonard Lupo
 1987 Pound Puppies (TV Series)
 1987 Amazon Women on the Moon
Griffin (segment "Son of the Invisible Man")
 1987 The Incredible Ida Early (TV Movie)
Paul Sutton
 1987 Celebration Family (TV Movie)
Jake Foreman
 1985-1987 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
Brom Dutcher / Wilhelm Grimm
 1986 You Are the Jury (TV Series)
Brian Spears
 1985 Waiting to Act (Short)
 1985 George Burns Comedy Week (TV Series)
Tiny Timothy
 1985 Transylvania 6-5000
Gil Turner
 1985 The Pound Puppies (TV Movie)
Arnold (voice)
 1985 Tall Tales & Legends (TV Series)
Ichabod Crane
 1984 Protocol
 1984 The Smurfs (TV Series)
Additional Voices
 1984 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
George Princey
 1984 Streets of Fire
Ben Gunn
 1984 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Allan Bundy
 1984 This Is Spinal Tap
John 'Stumpy' Pepys
 1983 An Uncommon Love (TV Movie)
Matt Randolph
 1983 The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show (TV Series) (voice)
 1983 Get Crazy
Colin Beverly
 1983 Still the Beaver (TV Movie)
 1983 The New Leave It to Beaver (TV Series)
 1974-1983 Insight (TV Series)
Father John / Jimmy / Marty
 1982 Voyager from the Unknown
Wilbur Wright
 1982 Ri¢hie Ri¢h (TV Series)
Additional Voices
 1982 Voyagers! (TV Series)
Wilbur Wright
 1982 Not Just Another Affair (TV Movie)
Warren Krantz
 1982 An Officer and a Gentleman
Altitude Chamber Instructor (voice)
 1982 Young Doctors in Love
The Flashback - Young Simon's Father
 1982 Cat People
Joe Creigh
 1982 Eating Raoul
 1981 Buddy Buddy
Lieutenant #1
 1981 Private Lessons
Jack Travis
 1981 Riker (TV Series)
 1978-1981 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Amos McAllister / Jamie
 1977-1981 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Kit Sawyer / Walter 'Speed' Simpson / David Phillips
 1980 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Lindy Powell
 1979 A Shining Season (TV Movie)
John Haaland
 1979 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
 1979 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series)
Robert 'Bobby' Feeney
 1979 Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1979 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Pvt. Paul Conway
 1979 The Concorde... Airport '79
Rescuer #1
 1979 The In-Laws
Barry Lutz
 1979 Hot Rod (TV Movie)
 1979 Hardcore
 1979/I Elvis (TV Movie)
D J Fontana
 1978-1979 Battlestar Galactica (TV Series)
Flight Sergeant Greenbean / Ensign Greenbean
 1979 Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill (TV Movie)
Moss Tillis
 1978 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Harold Farnum
 1978 Goin' South
Whitey Haber
 1978 Battlestar Galactica
Ensign Greenbean
 1978 Record City
 1978 Blue Collar
Bobby Joe
 1978 The One and Only
Arnold - The King
 1977 Lust of a Eunuch (Short)
Lu Ta
 1977 Citizens Band
The Priest
 1977 Mixed Nuts (TV Short)
 1977 Dead of Night (TV Movie)
Frank (segment "Second Chance")
 1976 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Harv Schwab
 1976 Stay Hungry
 1976 Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (TV Series)
Steve / Steve Fletcher
 1975 Baretta (TV Series)
 1975 Medical Center (TV Series)
Greg Duncan
 1974 Cockfighter
Tom Peeples
 1974 Happy Days (TV Series)
 1973-1974 Roll Out (TV Series)
Lt. Robert W. Chapman
 1973 Superdad
The Gang
 1973 Showdown
 1973 Charley and the Angel
Derwood Moseby
 1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Dick (segment "Love and the Happy Family")
 1969-1972 Room 222 (TV Series)
Bob / Willard / Stretch / ...
 1972 Family Flight (TV Movie)
 1972 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
 1972 Wait Till Your Father Gets Home (TV Series)
 1972 Ironside (TV Series)
Jimmy Sanders
 1972 Maude (TV Series)
Young Man
 1972 Bobby Jo and the Good Time Band (TV Movie)
 1972 Evil Roy Slade (TV Movie)
Husband Making Fun of Stool (uncredited)
 1972 Mannix (TV Series)
 1971 Nanny and the Professor (TV Series)
Richie Cooper
 1971 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Howard Dubberly
 1971 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
 1971 Adam-12 (TV Series)
 1971 The Bill Cosby Show (TV Series)
Student #2
 1970 The Immortal (TV Series)
Gas Station Attendant
 1969 The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
Student (uncredited)
 1969 The Lottery (Short)
Jack Watson
 1967 My Three Sons (TV Series)
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