Begley, Ed Jr.
|born on||16 September 1949 at 04:38 (= 04:38 AM )|
|Place||Hollywood CA, USA, 34n05, 118w19|
|Timezone||PST h8w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||23°18' 04°10 Asc. 10°06'|
American actor, whose talented portrayal of the socially awkward Dr. Erlich on the hit television series, "St. Elsewhere," from 1982-88 resulted in multiple Emmy nominations.
Begley’s acting debut came at age 17 in an episode of "My Three Sons" and he soon became a familiar face in both film and television roles. Despite being steadily employed in Hollywood for over 35 years, he is still considered a mid-range star.
Born and raised in Hollywood, CA, he was inspired to become an actor by the award-winning work of his screen actor father, Ed Begley. He attended Stella Niagara Education Park Cadet School in Lewiston, NY. After working as a stand-up comedian and TV cameraman, he returned to acting with guest-starring roles on several series including "Happy Days." His film debut was in the Disney comedy, "Now You See Him, Now You Don’t," 1972. The ruggedly handsome 6¢3² blond enjoys success primarily in supporting roles, such as his performance in "The Accidental Tourist," 1988. His broad-ranging talent allows him to portray characters ranging from hippies to spineless cheating husbands to deadly villains, and he has guest-starred in some of America’s favorite television shows. After appearing in such films as "Greedy" and "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues" in 1994, his focus turned primarily to theatre work.
Much of his personal life is directed toward various ecological causes, and Begley is a man who practices what he preaches. He lives in a two-bedroom energy-efficient home, drives an electric car and uses public transportation or his bicycle whenever possible. A vegetarian, he also grows much of his own food and uses only recycled products. He unselfishly volunteers his time to various environmental concerns and served as the Environmental Affairs Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles.
In 1976 he married a former co-star, Ingrid, with whom he had appeared on a U.S. radio soap. Together they had two children, Amanda and Nick; however, their marriage faltered and ended in a divorce in 1989. On 8/23/2000 he exchanged marriage vows with his second wife, Rochelle Carlson, and together they make their home in the San Fernando Valley, near Los Angeles, CA.
- Work : Begin Major Project 1982 (TV series "St. Elsewhere", six years)
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1972 ("Now You See Him, Now You Doon't")
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1988 ("The Accidental Tourist")
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1994 ("Even Cowgirls Get the Blues")
- Relationship : Marriage 1976 (Ingrid)
- Relationship : Divorce dates 1989 (From first wife)
Sherilyn Wells of Bellingham, WA, quotes him by email 11/2000
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
- Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star ("St. Elsewhere")
- Traits : Body : Size (6' 3")
- Traits : Body : Diet unusual (Vegetarian, grows own food)
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
- Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (One)
- Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two, one son and one daughter)
- Family : Childhood : Family noted (Ed Begley, Sr. an actor)