Inspired by the works of his Academy Award-winning father, Ed Begley Jr. became an actor. He first came to audiences’ attention for his portrayal of Dr. Victor Ehrlich on the long-running hit television series, St. Elsewhere for which he received six Emmy nominations. Since then Ed Begley Jr. has moved easily between feature, television and theatre projects.
Ed Begley Jr. has appeared in A Mighty Wind, the follow-up to the American Comedy Award-winning film, “Best In Show,” with Christopher Guest, Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy. He can also be seen in the latest Christopher Guest movie For Your Consideration. Other feature film credits include Batman Forever, The Accidental Tourist and The Inlaws.
On television, Ed Begley Jr. has had recurring roles on Six Feet Under and Arrested Development. He has also guest starred on such series as The West Wing and The Practice, in addition to David E. Kelly’s latest show, Boston Legal.
Ed Begley Jr. also starred in the West Coast premiere of David Mamet’s Cryptogram at the Geffen Playhouse, in the role that he first performed in Boston and then in New York. He also starred in Mr. Mamet’s production of ROMANCE last fall at the Mark Taper Forum.
This talented actor has also directed several episodes of the hit show NYPD Blue as well as a play that he wrote called Cesar and Ruben that won a Nos Otros Award and four Valley Theater League Awards.