Edward James "Ed" Begley, Jr. (born September 16, 1949) is an actor and environmentalist of Regular Show. He is best known for portraying Dr. Victor Ehrlich on the series St. Elsewhere. He replaced Alastair Duncan as Mordecai's father in the episode "Maxin' and Relaxin'."
Edward James Begley, Jr. was born on September 16, 1949 in Hollywood, California, the son of Edward, Sr., an actor, and Allene Jeanne (née Sanders), an actress. Peggy Fuery was his acting teacher. He attended college at Los Angeles Valley College. He has also worked as a nightclub performer, an assistant cameraman and stand-up comedian.
Begley made his acting debut in 1967 on an episode of My Three Sons. He has acted on such series as Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Six Feet Under, Arrested Development and Boston Legal. He has also done voiceover work, voicing Arnold on Pound Puppies, Germs on Batman: The Animated Series, Barry Brittle on Duckman, Dr. Peter Corso on Batman Beyond, Dr. Donald Todd on Static Shock and as himself on The Replacements. He was nominated for six Emmy awards and a Golden Globe for his work on the series St. Elsewhere.
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Begley has been married twice. He married his first wife, Ingrid Margaret Taylor, on October 31, 1976; they had two children together, named Amanda and Nicholas. The couple divorced in October 1989. He was also engaged to Mara Purl in 1992, before the engagement was broken off. He then married Rachelle Carson, an actress, on August 23, 2000; they have one child together, named Hayden. Begley also has a sister, named Arlene Johanna Begley.