Did you know that TV and movie actor Ed Begley is one of the most eco-conscious people in Hollywood? From solar panels on his house to his electric car, Ed's environmentalist passion is evident in all aspects of his life which can be a bit much for his wife Rachelle. Living with Ed follows Ed and gives viewers an inside look at his green way of living.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Living with Ed - Ed Begley Jr. - Netflix
Edward James Begley Jr. (born September 16, 1949) is an American actor. Begley has appeared in hundreds of films, television shows, and stage performances. He is most recognized for his role as Dr. Victor Ehrlich, the bumbling surgical partner of William Daniels' Dr. Mark Craig, on the television series St. Elsewhere (1982–1988); the role earned him six consecutive Primetime Emmy Award nominations and a Golden Globe Award nomination. He also co-hosted, along with wife Rachelle Carson, the green living reality show entitled Living with Ed (2007–2010). Equally prolific in cinema, Begley's best known films include Stay Hungry (1976), Blue Collar (1978), An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), This Is Spinal Tap (1984), The Accidental Tourist (1988), The Pagemaster (1994), Batman Forever (1995), Auto Focus (2002), Pineapple Express (2008), What's Your Number? (2011), Ghostbusters (2016) and CHiPS (2017). He is a recurring cast member in the mockumentaries of Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy, including Best in Show (2000), A Mighty Wind (2003), For Your Consideration (2006) and Mascots (2016).
Living with Ed - William Daniels - Netflix
When Begley was a child, his future St. Elsewhere series' lead, William Daniels, met Begley Jr.'s father, Begley Sr., when the two were working on live television. By the time Begley Jr. grew up, he was already a fan of his mentor's work, before he would work with Daniels on St. Elsewhere, where the two had a wonderful on- and off-screen chemistry, together, for six seasons. Daniels, himself, on the show, was a moody Irishman like Ed Sr., though far more nurturing a father figure –– proved so rich, that the role grew beyond even the writers' expectations. Begley Jr. said about his future TV chief of surgery, “I was a huge fan of Bill Daniels. I had seen him in Two for the Road. I had seen him in The Graduate, and in Parallax View. He was an actor I just thought the world of. He played these 'Type A' personalities quite effectively, but (in real life) he is the sweetest guy in the world. During the 1960s Bonnie had left acting to take on a more important role...that of mother to sons Michael and Robert.” He also added: “He is an actor I just thought the world of. I had no delusions about how my character came to be. I rode on the coattails of Bill Daniels... the kind of Mutt and Jeff routine of Dr. Craig looking up and berating a 6 foot 4 doctor Victor Ehrlich. So I owe all my success on the show to Bill Daniels.” When the series was canceled, the two still remains friends to this day, living not too far away from each other. In 2002, Daniels, Begley Jr., along with the rest of the former surviving St. Elsewhere cast members, the late Stephen Furst and Eric Laneuville all appeared on an episode of Scrubs, in a forerunner of that previous show (that was mentioned).
Living with Ed - References - Netflix