Ed Begley, Jr.

Ed Begley, Jr. with wife Rachelle Carson Begley, and Shanica Knowles – LA’s Environmental Charter Schools Rethink Green Awards Arrivals – Blackwelder LA – Culver City, CA, 91360, in 2010 – Photo Credit: richard shotwell / PR Photos

Birth Name: Edward James Begley, Jr.

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: September 16, 1949

*father – Irish
*mother – English, German

Ed Begley, Jr. is an American actor and activist.

Ed is the son of Allene Jeanne Sanders and actor Ed Begley. Ed is married to Rachelle Carson. He has three children.

During his childhood, Ed believed that Amanda Huff, to whom his father was married at the time of his birth, was his mother. In his teenage years, he discovered that his birth mother was Allene Sanders.

Ed’s paternal grandfather was Michael Joseph Begley (the son of Michael Begley and Margaret Lowney). Ed’s grandfather Michael was Irish. Ed’s great-grandfather Michael was born in Laharan, Killorglin, Kerry, the son of John Begley and Ellen Cluvane. Margaret was born in Kerry.

Ed’s paternal grandmother was Hannah Clifford (the daughter of Patrick Clifford and Margaret Griffin). Hannah was Irish. Margaret was born in Kerry, and was the daughter of Daniel Griffin and Mary Moran.

Ed’s maternal grandfather was William P. Sanders (the son of William C. Sanders and Hettie M. Andrews). Ed’s grandfather William was born in New York. Ed’s great-grandfather William was born in Bermuda, to an English father. Hettie was the daughter of Margaret.

Ed’s maternal grandmother was Grace Lee Lang (the daughter of Henry P. Lang and Katie/Kate Franciska Brink). Grace was born in Missouri.

Sources: Ed’s mother on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Ed’s maternal grandfather, William P. Sanders, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

1 Response

  1. bablah says:

    It says on census that William Sanders’ father was born in Bermuda:

    That would make his parents William C. Sanders and Hettie Andrews.


    Ed is English and German on his mother’s side.

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