Ed Begley

Actor, Soundtrack

Actor, Soundtrack


Charismatic character star Edward James Begley was born in Hartford, Connecticut of Irish parents and educated at St.Patrick's school. His interest in acting first surfaced at the age of nine, when he performed amateur theatricals at the Hartford Globe Theatre. Determined to make his own way, he left home aged eleven and drifted from job to job, ...
Birth date
1901-03-25
Death date
1970-04-28
Awards
Won 1 Oscar. Another 8 nominations.
Height
5' 7" (1.7 m)

Known For


12 Angry Men
12 Angry Men
Juror 10 (1957)
Sweet Bird of Youth
Sweet Bird of Youth
'Boss' Finley (1962)
Hang 'Em High
Hang 'Em High
Captain Wilson (1968)
It Happens Every Spring
It Happens Every Spring
Edgar Stone (1949)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ActorCorwin
(TV Series) Stan Holindrake - Who Is the Fat Cat? (1970) ... Stan Holindrake
1970
ActorThe Road to Salina
Warren
1970
ActorThe Name of the Game
(TV Series) Leo McVey / Gabe Sobel - The Other Kind of Spy (1970) ... Leo McVey - Lola in Lipstick (1968) ... Gabe Sobel
1968-1970
ActorNeither Are We Enemies
(TV Movie) Annas
1970
ActorThe Dunwich Horror
Dr. Henry Armitage
1970
ActorThe Silent Gun
(TV Movie) John Cole
1969
ActorThe Magical World of Disney
(TV Series) Dennis McCarthy - Secrets of Pirates Inn: Part 2 (1969) ... Dennis McCarthy - Secrets of Pirates Inn: Part 1 (1969) ... Dennis McCarthy
1969
ActorSecrets of the Pirates' Inn
(TV Movie) Dennis McCarthy
1969
ActorThe Ghost & Mrs. Muir
(TV Series) Leander Whipple - Madam Candidate (1969) ... Leander Whipple
1969
ActorThe Monitors
The President
1969
ActorMod Squad
(TV Series) Mitch Bates - Fear Is the Bucking Horse (1969) ... Mitch Bates
1969
ActorInsight
(TV Series) Thomas Hess - Consider the Zebra (1969) ... Thomas Hess - The Agitator (1961)
1961-1969
ActorMy Three Sons
(TV Series) Carl Storffmann / Ed Wallace - The New Room (1968) ... Carl Storffmann - The Romance of Silver Pines (1962) ... Ed Wallace
1962-1968
ActorThe High Chaparral
(TV Series) Ben Lynch - Follow Your Heart (1968) ... Ben Lynch
1968
ActorA Time to Sing
Kermit Dodd
1968
ActorWild in the Streets
Senator Amos Allbright
1968
ActorHang 'Em High
Captain Wilson
1968
ActorGunsmoke
(TV Series) Mr. Sam'l / Jeb Crater - Mr. Sam'l (1968) ... Mr. Sam'l - Taps for Old Jeb (1965) ... Jeb Crater
1965-1968
ActorFirecreek
Preacher Broyles
1968
ActorDo Not Fold, Staple, Spindle, or Mutilate1967
ActorThe Invaders
(TV Series) Dr. Samuel Crowell / Simon Carver - Labyrinth (1967) ... Dr. Samuel Crowell - The Betrayed (1967) ... Simon Carver
1967
ActorBillion Dollar Brain
Gen. Midwinter
1967
ActorThe Violent Enemy
Colum O'More
1967
ActorWarning Shot
Capt. Roy Klodin
1967
ActorVerrückter wilder Westen
(TV Series) Judge M'Guigan - The Night of the Infernal Machine (1966) ... Judge M'Guigan
1966
ActorOut of the Unknown
(TV Series) Amos Handworthy - The Fastest Draw (1966) ... Amos Handworthy
1966
ActorThe Lucy Show
(TV Series) Andrew Bailey - Lucy the Bean Queen (1966) ... Andrew Bailey
1966
ActorBonanza
(TV Series) Dan Tolliver / Clint Watson - A Time to Step Down (1966) ... Dan Tolliver - The Other Son (1965) ... Clint Watson
1965-1966
ActorBob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
(TV Series) Dr. Hayes - In Pursuit of Excellence (1966) ... Dr. Hayes
1966
ActorThe Oscar
Grobard
1966
ActorThe Virginian
(TV Series) Micah Ellis / Mike Tyrone - Chaff in the Wind (1966) ... Micah Ellis - The Invaders (1964) ... Mike Tyrone
1964-1966
ActorThe F.B.I.
(TV Series) Mel Olin - The Sacrifice (1966) ... Mel Olin
1966
ActorThe Decorator
(TV Movie) Judge Connors
1965
ActorInherit the Wind
(TV Movie) Matthew Harrison Brady
1965
ActorBurke's Law
(TV Series) Morgus Ghoul / Bascule Doirot / Alkali / ... - Who Killed the Grand Piano? (1965) ... Morgus Ghoul - Who Killed Supersleuth? (1964) ... Bascule Doirot - Who Killed Mr. Cartwheel? (1964) ... Alkali - Who Killed Julian Buck? (1963) ... James Littlefield
1963-1965
ActorThe Fugitive
(TV Series) Dan Brady / Professor G. Stanley Lazer - Runner in the Dark (1965) ... Dan Brady - Man in a Chariot (1964) ... Professor G. Stanley Lazer
1964-1965
ActorSlattery's People
(TV Series) Harvey Peabody - Question: Is Democracy Too Expensive This Year? (1965) ... Harvey Peabody
1965
ActorDr. Kildare
(TV Series) Jamie Cousins / Joe Hogan / Henry Harris - Make Way for Tomorrow (1965) ... Jamie Cousins - A Nickel's Worth of Prayer (1964) ... Joe Hogan - An Ancient Office (1962) ... Henry Harris
1962-1965
ActorThe Dick Van Dyke Show
(TV Series) Judge - The Case of the Pillow (1965) ... Judge
1965
ActorThe Alfred Hitchcock Hour
(TV Series) Brother Thomas Fitzgibbons - Triumph (1964) ... Brother Thomas Fitzgibbons
1964
ActorRawhide
(TV Series) Piney Kinney - Piney (1964) ... Piney Kinney
1964
ActorThe Unsinkable Molly Brown
Shamus Tobin
1964
ActorWagon Train
(TV Series) Reno Sutton - The Sam Spicer Story (1963) ... Reno Sutton
1963
ActorThe DuPont Show of the Week
(TV Series) John Moore - The Last Hangman (1963) ... John Moore
1963
ActorKraft Mystery Theater
(TV Series) Bobby Lee Longstreet - Shadow of a Man (1963) ... Bobby Lee Longstreet
1963
ActorBen Casey
(TV Series) Dr. Malcolm Flanders / Sam Bundy - Hang No Hats on Dreams (1963) ... Dr. Malcolm Flanders - Victory Wears a Cruel Smile (1962) ... Sam Bundy
1962-1963
ActorRoute 66
(TV Series) Kyle Hawkes - In the Closing of a Trunk (1963) ... Kyle Hawkes
1963
ActorGoing My Way
(TV Series) Owen Colwell - My Son the Social Worker (1963) ... Owen Colwell
1963
ActorThe Dick Powell Theatre
(TV Series) Maj. George Torsett / MacThane - The Court Martial of Captain Wycliff (1962) ... Maj. George Torsett - The Hook (1962) ... MacThane
1962
ActorNaked City
(TV Series) Jimmy Fenton - Make It Fifty Dollars and Add Love to Nona (1962) ... Jimmy Fenton
1962
ActorThe Defenders
(TV Series) Simon Gray - The Seven Ghosts of Simon Gray (1962) ... Simon Gray
1962
ActorEmpire
(TV Series) Dan Ballard - Ballard Number One (1962) ... Dan Ballard
1962
ActorSweet Bird of Youth
'Boss' Finley
1962
ActorCain's Hundred
(TV Series) Tully Johnson / Edward Hoagley - Blood Money (1962) ... Tully Johnson - Blue Water, White Beach (1961) ... Edward Hoagley
1961-1962
ActorThe New Breed
(TV Series) Masters - Policemen Die Alone: Part II (1962) ... Masters - Policemen Die Alone: Part I (1962) ... Masters
1962
ActorTarget: The Corruptors!
(TV Series) Stu Hayes - Bite of a Tiger (1961) ... Stu Hayes
1961
ActorThe Green Helmet
Bartell
1961
ActorITV Television Playhouse
(TV Series) Harry Mork - The Out-of-Towners (1960) ... Harry Mork
1960
ActorThe United States Steel Hour
(TV Series) Judge McCord / Walter Kincaid / Daniel Arnold - The Great Gold Mountain (1960) - The Enemies (1958) ... Judge McCord - Walk with a Stranger (1958) ... Walter Kincaid - Windfall (1957) ... Daniel Arnold
1957-1960
ActorWestinghouse Desilu Playhouse
(TV Series) Becker - City in Bondage (1960) ... Becker
1960
ActorArmchair Theatre
(TV Series) Matthew Quade - A Phone Call for Matthew Quade (1959) ... Matthew Quade
1959
ActorOdds Against Tomorrow
Burke
1959
ActorClimax!
(TV Series) Harry Rathvon - The Big Success (1958) ... Harry Rathvon
1958
ActorKraft Theatre
(TV Series) Andy Sloane / Russell Burnett / The Mayor - Look What's Going On (1958) - Smart Boy (1957) ... Russell Burnett - Mock Trial (1956) ... The Mayor - Patterns (1955) ... Andy Sloane - Boys Will Be Boys (1955) Show all 7 episodes
1954-1958
Actor12 Angry Men
Juror 10
1957
ActorThe Alcoa Hour
(TV Series) Michael Francis Dixon / Sam / Representative Kilter - The Big Vote (1956) ... Michael Francis Dixon - Man on Fire (1956) ... Sam - Thunder in Washington (1955) ... Representative Kilter
1955-1956
ActorPatterns
Bill Briggs
1956
ActorOmnibus
(TV Series) (segment "One Nation Indivisible") - One Nation Indivisible (1956) ... (segment "One Nation Indivisible")
1956
ActorGoodyear Playhouse
(TV Series) Bernard Zysski / Ernie Barger - This Land Is Mine (1956) - The Takers (1955) ... Bernard Zysski - Ernie Barger Is 50 (1953) ... Ernie Barger
1953-1956
ActorThe Philco Television Playhouse
(TV Series) Ernie Barger - This Land Is Mine (1956) - Ernie Barger is 50 (1953) ... Ernie Barger
1953-1956
ActorPonds Theater
(TV Series) - The Second Chance (1955) - Time of the Drought (1954)
1954-1955
ActorArmstrong Circle Theatre
(TV Series) Louis Giordano / Mr. Buckley - Save Me from Treason (1955) - Brink of Disaster (1954) - The Use of Dignity (1954) ... Louis Giordano - Gang-Up (1954) ... Mr. Buckley - Tour of Duty (1953) Show all 8 episodes
1950-1955
ActorTreasury Men in Action
(TV Series) Frank Shelby - The Case of the Broken Bond (1954) ... Frank Shelby
1954
ActorJustice
(TV Series) - Escape from Freedom (1954) - A Matter of Life and Death (1954) - Hit and Run (1954) - The Quiet Life (1954)
1954
ActorRobert Montgomery Presents
(TV Series) Joe Grant / Karl Zalinka - Big Boy (1954) ... Joe Grant - Harvest (1953) ... Karl Zalinka
1953-1954
ActorThe Motorola Television Hour
(TV Series) Horace Clowden - The Muldoon Matter (1954) ... Horace Clowden
1954
ActorThe Philip Morris Playhouse
(TV Series) - Taste (1954)
1954
ActorDanger
(TV Series) - Letter of Thanks (1953)
1953
ActorLeave It to Larry
(TV Series) Mr. Koppel - Episode #1.11 (1952) ... Mr. Koppel - Episode #1.10 (1952) ... Mr. Koppel - Episode #1.9 (1952) ... Mr. Koppel - Episode #1.8 (1952) ... Mr. Koppel - Episode #1.7 (1952) ... Mr. Koppel Show all 11 episodes
1952
ActorThe Turning Point
Neil Eichelberger
1952
ActorGuiding Light
(TV Series) Rev. Dr. Paul Keeler #1 (1952) (original television cast)
1952
ActorDeadline - U.S.A.
Frank Allen
1952
ActorLone Star
Anthony Demmet
1952
ActorBoots Malone
Howard Whietehead
1952
ActorOn Dangerous Ground
Capt. Brawley
1951
ActorThe Lady from Texas
Dave Blodgett
1951
ActorYou're in the Navy Now
Port Commander
1951
ActorWyoming Mail
Haynes
1950
ActorDark City
Barney
1950
ActorLights Out
(TV Series) - The Posthumous Dead (1950) - Benuili Chant (1950)
1950
ActorSaddle Tramp
Mr. August Hartnagle
1950
ActorConvicted
Mackay - Head of Parole Board
1950
ActorCameo Theatre
(TV Series) - Line of Duty (1950)
1950
ActorStars in My Crown
Lon Backett
1950
ActorBackfire
Police Capt. Garcia
1950
ActorThe Great Gatsby
Myron Lupus
1949
ActorIt Happens Every Spring
Edgar Stone
1949
ActorTulsa
John J. 'Johnny' Brady (as Edward Begley)
1949
ActorRoller Derby
(TV Series) Announcer (1951)
1949
ActorSorry, Wrong Number
James 'J.B.' Cotterell
1948
ActorDeep Waters
Josh Hovey
1948
ActorThe Street with No Name
Police Chief Bernard Harmatz
1948
ActorSitting Pretty
Horatio J. Hammond
1948
ActorBoomerang!
Paul Harris
1947
ActorA Bit of Blarney
(Short) Desk Sergeant
1946
RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackGunsmoke
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - Taps for Old Jeb (1965) ... (performer: "Get Along Home Old Joe Clark" - uncredited)
1965
RoleTitleYear
SelfThe David Frost Show
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode #2.99 (1970) ... Self - Guest
1970
SelfIt's Your Bet
(TV Series) Self - Ed Begley and Mickey Manners (1969) ... Self
1969
SelfDella
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.61 (1969) ... Self
1969
SelfIt Takes Two
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.80 (1969) ... Self (as Ed Begley Sr. aka Ed & Helen) - Episode #1.79 (1969) ... Self (as Ed Begley Sr. aka Ed & Helen) - Episode #1.78 (1969) ... Self (as Ed Begley Sr. aka Ed & Helen) - Episode #1.77 (1969) ... Self (as Ed Begley Sr. aka Ed & Helen) - Episode #1.76 (1969) ... Self (as Ed Begley Sr. aka Ed & Helen)
1969
SelfAllen Ludden's Gallery
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.15 (1969) ... Self
1969
SelfThe Heart of Variety
(Documentary) Self
1969
SelfGeorge Jessel's Here Come the Stars
(TV Series) Self - James Stewart (1968) ... Self
1968
SelfGuess My Sign
(TV Series) Self - Ed Begley, Selma Diamond (1968) ... Self
1968
SelfThe Mike Douglas Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #7.235 (1968) ... Self
1968
SelfThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 22 July 1968 (1968) ... Self - Guest - Ed Begley, Louie Nye, Redd Foxx, Ruth Price (1965) ... Self - Guest - Ed Begley, Anna Maria Alberghetti, John Bubbles (1965) ... Self - Guest - Selma Diamond, Ed Begley, Parnelli Jones, Jane Harvey (1963) ... Self - Guest - From Los Angeles/Ed Begley, Stanley Kramer, Joan Benny, Martin Denny Group (1963) ... Self - Guest
1963-1968
SelfCaine Below Zero
(Documentary short) Self / Gen. Midwinter
1967
SelfThe Joey Bishop Show
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode #1.49 (1967) ... Self - Guest
1967
SelfI'll Bet
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 19 July 1965 (1965) ... Self
1965
SelfThe Linkletter Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 8 June 1965 (1965) ... Self
1965
SelfNBC Children's Theatre
(TV Series) Self - Narrator - Kristie (1965) ... Self - Narrator
1965
SelfThe Presidency: A Splendid Misery
(TV Movie documentary)
1964
SelfFreedom Spectacular
(TV Movie) Self
1964
SelfMissing Links
(TV Series) Self - Phyllis Kirk/Joel Grey/Tom Poston/guest Ed Begley, Sr. (1964) ... Self
1964
SelfI've Got a Secret
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 20 April 1964 (1964) ... Self - Guest
1964
SelfThe 36th Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Presenter
1964
SelfStump the Stars
(TV Series) Self - Guest Panelist - Ed Begley vs. Jeanne Crain (1963) ... Self - Guest Panelist
1963
SelfThe 35th Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Winner
1963
SelfToday
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 3 July 1962 (1962) ... Self
1962
SelfHere's Hollywood
(TV Series) Self - Episode #2.176 (1962) ... Self
1962
SelfThe 10th Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self - Winner
1956
SelfThe Ed Sullivan Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #9.4 (1955) ... Self
1955
SelfBill Slater Show
(TV Series) Self - Actor - Episode dated 5 July 1950 (1950) ... Self - Actor
1950
SelfThe Roosevelt Story
(Documentary) Narrator - Voice of Optimism (voice)
1947
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageStrictly Courtroom
(TV Movie documentary) Juror #10 (uncredited)
2008
Archive footageJames Dean: Forever Young
(Documentary) Self
2005
Archive footageAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) - Rod Serling: Submitted for Your Approval (1995)
1995
Archive footageLegends of the West
(Documentary) Actor in 'Hang 'Em High' (uncredited)
1992
Archive footageHenry Fonda: The Man and His Movies
(TV Movie documentary) Actor in '12 Angry Men' (uncredited)
1982
Archive footageAFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda
(TV Special documentary) Juror 10 (uncredited)
1978