Our Host: Ed Begley, Jr

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Ed Begley, Jr., is an American actor and environmentalist. Ed has appeared in hundreds of films, television shows, and stage performances. In addition to starring in movies and appearing on television, 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. Ed is also one of the Governors of the Motion Picture Academy.

Ed’s most recent show about green living: Living With Ed, followed him on his quest to live with a small carbon footprint. Recently, Ed appeared in an HBO series called Family Tree with Chis Guest & Chris O’Dowd, as well as an HBO movie with Christopher Plummer, Danny Glover, and Frank Langella called Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight.

Ed promotes eco-friendly products, composting, and lives in a solar powered home and drives an electric car. Aside from being an actor, director, and environmental activist, Ed is also a businessman, and writer. In 2008, Ed wrote Living Like Ed: A Guide to Eco-Friendly Life, and later wrote Ed Begley, Jr.’s Guide to Sustainable Living: Learning to Conserve Resources and Manage Eco-Concious Life in 2009. Both books were published by Random House.