Ed Begley Jr.
Inspired by the works of his Academy Award-winning father,
Ed Begley, Jr. became an actor. He first came to audiences’ attention for his portrayal of Dr. Victor Ehrlich on the long-running hit television series, St. Elsewhere, for which he received six Emmy nominations. Since then, Begley has moved easily between feature, television and theatre projects.
Ed can be seen in Ghostbusters with Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy and a number of Christopher Guest films, such as Mascots, A Mighty Wind, Best In Show, and For Your Consideration. He has also appeared in the Woody Allen movie Whatever Works with Larry David, as well as the Seth Rogen/Judd Apatow film, Pineapple Express,
On television, Begley is currently shooting Future Man for Seth Rogen, and can be seen on Better Call Saul with Bob Odenkirk, Blunt Talk with Patrick Stewart and Lady Dynamite with Maria Bamford.
He has starred in two HBO movies: Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight with Christopher Plummer, Danny Glover and Frank Langella, as well as Recount with Kevin Spacey, Tom Wilkinson and Laura Dern. He has also had recurring roles on Six Feet Under, Arrested Development, and Portlandia.
He starred in David Mamet’s November at the Mark Taper Forum, and has appeared in several other works by this amazing playwright: The Cryptogram, in Boston, New York and Los Angeles, as well as Romance, also at the Mark Taper Forum.
Ed has directed several episodes of the hit show NYPD Blue as well as a play that he wrote called Cesar and Ruben that won a Nos Otros Award and four Valley Theater League Awards.
He lives in a solar powered home and drives an electric car.
Gabe is Josh’s loving, cheerful, well-intentioned dad. He is always thinking of ways to bolster his Josh’s low self esteem, and constantly makes excuses for all of his son’s failings.