ED BEGLEY, JR. (Poopchev) co-stars with his real life wife, Rachelle Carson, on the hit HGTV series, "Living with Ed." He was recently seen in the latest Christopher Guest movie, For Your Consideration. Begley also appeared in A Mighty Wind, Guest's follow-up to the American Comedy Award-winning film, Best in Show, in which Begley starred alongside Catherine O' Hara and Eugene Levy. Other feature film credits include Batman Forever, The Accidental Tourist and The In-Laws.
Inspired by the work of his Academy Award-winning father, Begley decided to become an actor as well. He first came to audiences' attention for his portrayal of Dr. Victor Ehrlich on the long-running hit television series, "St. Elsewhere," for which Begley received six Emmy nominations. Since then, the actor has moved easily between feature, television and theatre projects.
On television, Begley had recurring roles on "Veronica Mars," "Six Feet Under," "Seventh Heaven" and "Arrested Development." He has guest starred on such series as "The New Adventures of Old Christine," "The West Wing" and "The Practice," as well as David E. Kelley's latest show, "Boston Legal."
Begley 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. Begley also starred in Mamet's production of "Romance" at the Mark Taper Forum.
This talented actor has also directed several episodes of ABC's hit drama series "NYPD Blue" and the stage play he wrote, "Cesar and Ruben," which won a Nos Otros Award and four Valley Theater League Awards.