|This article is written from the Real World perspective|
Ed Begley, Jr. (born September 16, 1949 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actor and environmentalist. He has appeared in four roles in the DCAU, two of them being noticeably "ordinary" guys.
The son of actor Ed Begley, Sr., the younger Ed is probably best known for his long-running role as Dr. Victor Ehrlich on St. Elsewhere, which earned him six consecutive Emmy nominations.
Begley has also been a recurring guest star on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, 7th Heaven, Arrested Development, Six Feet Under, and The West Wing. His more recent film roles include the HBO film Recount, a dramatization of the controversial 2000 Presidential election and the 2008 Golden Globe-nominated screwball-crime-comedy Pineapple Express (which also starred Gary Cole and James Remar).
Begley is an ardent environmentalist. His California home runs almost entirely on solar and wind power, he travels by bicycle whenever possible, and owns an electric car. He is also the star of his own reality series, Living With Ed, a portrayal of his eco-friendly lifestyle, and the tensions it sometimes causes with his less-ardent family and friends.
Begley had an uncredited appearance in the film Batman Forever as Fred Stickley, the doomed supervisor of Edward Nygma/The Riddler (played by Jim Carrey). This makes him one of only five actors to have appeared in both Batman: The Animated Series and one of the Burton/Schumacher live-action movies (the others being Rene Auberjonois, John Glover, Senator Patrick Leahy, and Vincent Schiavelli).