Renowned Actor/Author/Environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. Guests On Harvey Brownstone Interviews


Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth Interview with Ed Begley Jr., Renowned Actor, Author & Environmentalist.

Ed Begley Jr. is a renowned actor, producer, director, playwright, author and environmental advocate who’s brought us many unforgettable performances in a stellar career that spans over 5 decades. 

You’ve seen him in dozens of movies including “Battlestar Galactica”, “Goin’ South”, “Cat People”, “Eating Raoul”, “The Accidental Tourist”, “She-Devil”, “Best In Show,”, “For Your Consideration”, “Whatever Works”, “Pineapple Express”, “Book Club”, and “A Mighty Wind”, for which he and his fellow cast members won a Florida Film Critics Circle Award, as well as nominations for a Phoenix Film Critics Society Award and a Gold Derby Award for Best Ensemble Cast. 

On television, he is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Dr. Victor Ehrlich on the long-running hit series, “St. Elsewhere,” for which he received six Emmy Award nominations and a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He’s also known for playing “Steve Fletcher” on “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman”, “Gil Buckman” on “Parenthood”, “Dr. Jesse James” on “Kingdom Hospital”, “Hiram Gunderson” on “Six Feet Under”, “Stan Sitwell” on “Arrested Development”, “Dr. Grant Linkletter” on “Young Sheldon”, and “Clifford Main” on “Better Call Saul”, for which he and his fellow cast members received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble. 

And he’s starred in numerous highly acclaimed TV movies including “Elvis”, “In the Best Interest of the Child”, “World War 2: When Lions Roared”, “Incident at Deception Ridge”, “Georgia O’Keefe”, “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight”, and “Recount”. 

Ed Begley Jr. is also extremely well known and highly respected for his advocacy and activism in raising public awareness about the need to save our planet, conserve our resources, protect the environment and live a sustainable, eco-friendly and green lifestyle. He’s written 3 books on that subject: “Living Like Ed: A Guide to the Eco-Friendly Life”, “Living Green”, and “Ed Begley Jr.’s Guide to Sustainable Living”. And together with his wife Rachelle and daughter Hayden, he created TWO reality TV series: “Living With Ed” and the multi-award winning show, “On Begley Street”. And he and Rachelle also host a popular podcast called “Begleyesque”. He also has a line of eco-friendly household cleaning products that we’re going to hear about today. 

And if all of that weren’t enough, Ed Begley Jr. has also written a fascinating and highly entertaining memoir entitled, “To the Temple of Tranquility: And Step on It,” and for 16 years he served on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 

Harvey Brownstone is a retired judge of the Ontario Court of Justice and was the first openly gay judge in Canada. He is also the bestselling author of “Tug of War: A Judge’s Verdict on Separation, Custody Battles and the Bitter Realities of Family Court” and hosted “Family Matters with Justice Harvey Brownstone,” a television talk show on matters involving the family justice system.

​After a distinguished legal career, Harvey was appointed a judge at the age of 38 in 1995.  He has presided in family and criminal courts.   He has been a trailblazer in several ways.  He was the first openly gay judge in Canada.  He was the first sitting judge in the world to write a national best seller and to host a TV talk show.  

​Harvey has been a role model and icon in the LGBTQ community.  When same-sex marriage was legalized in Canada in 2003, he was the only judge to make himself publicly available to officiate at weddings for lesbian and gay couples travelling to Toronto from all over the world to get married.  In 2007, he officiated at the wedding of Edith Windsor and Thea Spyer, the American couple whose marriage triggered the 2013 United States Supreme Court decision overturning the definition of “spouse” in the federal Defense of Marriage Act.  

​In February 2021, Harvey launched his online talk show “Harvey Brownstone Interviews” on his own YouTube channel. He saw this as an interesting hobby.   Within several months, the show attracted hundreds of thousands – and then eventually, millions – of viewers.  Because of the overwhelming success of the show, Harvey decided to retire from the judiciary on December 31, 2021 after having presided as a full-time judge for 26 1/2 years.  Free from the constraints imposed upon judges regarding the expression of opinions and the endorsement of private enterprise, Harvey now happily devotes his full-time attention to hosting “Harvey Brownstone Interviews” as a regular member of the public – albeit one with a rather illustrious and unique career history.  

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