Ed Begley, Jr. is an accomplished actor. He was nominated for six Emmy awards for his portrayal of Dr. Victor Ehrlich on the long-running television show "St. Elsewhere." He has also appeared on television in shows such as "Jack & Bobby," "7th Heaven," "Six Feet Under," "7th Heaven," "The West Wing," "The Practice," "The Drew Carey Show," "Touched by an Angel," and "Providence." His movie credits include "Best in Show," "Batman Forever," "Greedy," "The Accidental Tourist," "She-Devil," and "The In-Laws."
Begley is also known for his committed environmentalism, often turning up at Hollywood events on his bicycle and living in a self-sufficient home near Los Angeles that is powered by solar energy.
Begley serves on the following boards:
- Environmental Media Association (past chairman)
- Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (past chairman)
- Thoreau Institute
- Earth Communications Office
- Tree People
- Friends of the Earth