Anthony Edwards Biography

Birthday: 1962-07-19
Place of Birth: Santa Barbara, California USA
Height: 6' 2" (1.88 m)
Wiki Biography: Born to a well-blended family, Anthony Edwards was born in Santa Barbara, California, on July 19, 1962, the youngest of five children. Growing up as the son of an architect and an artist, his parents encouraged him to act at age 16, which eventually led him to attending a summer workshop in London before graduating from high school. Returning to the United States, Edwards worked in commercials, jobs that helped him pay his education at The University of Southern California, where he studied acting. However, he dropped out of college and, in that same year, he had a small role in the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), starring Sean Penn. The movie was a box office smash and Edwards was looking forward to doing more films. His first movie role was that of teen-aged "John Muldowney" in Heart Like a Wheel (1983) and his first starring role as nerdy "Gilbert Lowell", in Revenge of the Nerds (1984). Edwards didn't need to worry about being typecast as a socially-challenged loser. After starring in The Sure Thing (1985) and Gotcha! (1985), he landed another big-time successful movie Top Gun (1986), in which he played Tom Cruise's ill-fated easy-going navigator/best friend, Lt. Nick "Goose" Bradshaw. As Cruise rode Top Gun (1986) into the Hollywood stratosphere, Edwards also found his flight to stardom, at the same time. After Top Gun (1986), he reprised his role as Gilbert in the movie Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987), before he starred in Summer Heat (1987). He also starred in Mr. North (1988), and Miracle Mile (1988), although they weren't too successful. Edwards began working in TV movies and continued to star in more box office movies such as Hawks (1988), How I Got Into College (1989), Downtown (1990), Pet Sematary II (1992), Landslide (1992) and Delta Heat (1992). The '90s won Edwards his best reviews for his recurring role of the quirky "bubble man" Mike Monroe on the popular television series "Northern Exposure" (1990). He was nominated for a Cable Ace Award in HBO's Sexual Healing (1993), and the following year, he starred in Charlie's Ghost Story (1995), before he played law clerk "Clint Von Hooser" in the John Grisham movie The Client (1994). This led to his most prominent role, as easy-going charismatic physician "Dr. Mark Greene" on the very popular TV series "ER" (1994). For his work on "ER" (1994), he was nominated for an Emmy Award four times For Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, but has never won. However, he has won a Golden Globe Award For Best Performance by an Actor-in-a-TV-Series, and was nominated four times, and also has two Screen Actor's Guild Awards. Prior to playing Dr. Greene, he also played bank breaker turned cold-blooded killer, "Dick Hickock" in the TV movie remake of Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood" (1996), which was the best TV movie of the 1996-97 season. During Edwards' hiatus on "ER" (1994), he went back to the box office circuit to star and to produce the movie Don't Go Breaking My Heart (1999), a complex movie which wasn't a big hit. Edwards, once again, returned to the set of "ER" (1994), and this time, he signed up for a salary that almost no actor could be paid, so his decision was to stay on the show for 3 more years and possibly to save the money in order to spend a lot of family time and to work on directing later. His first big roles after "ER" (1994) were that of "Brains" in the movie Thunderbirds (2004), and as "Jim Paretta" in The Forgotten (2004). In the many years that he starred on "ER" (1994), that show gave him more success in working on and off the set. Also, it gave him a spiritual blessing that so many popular actors have had over the years.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Call to Glory 1984 - 1985 Action
Sexual Healing 1993 Drama
The Client 1994 Thriller
ER Dr. Mark Greene 1996 - 1997 Drama
The Forgotten Jim Paretta 2004 Drama
Zodiac Inspector William Armstrong 2007 Crime
Night of Too Many Stars 2008
Dancing About Architecture Roger 2009 Family
Zero Hour Hank Galliston 2013 Sport
Zero Hour (2013) Hank Galliston 2013
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
ER Dr. Mark Greene 0000 Drama
Heart Like a Wheel 1983 Drama, Sport
High School U.S.A. Beau Middleton 1983 Comedy
Revenge of the Nerds Gilbert Lowell 1984 Comedy
The Sure Thing 1985 Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Gotcha! 1985 Action, Comedy, Mystery
Top Gun Goose 1986 0, Biography
Summer Heat Aaron Walston 1987
Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise Gilbert Lowell 1987 Comedy
Hawks Deckermensky "Decker" 1988
Mr. North Theophilus North 1988 Comedy, Drama
Downtown Alex Kearney 1989
Miracle Mile 1989 Action, Drama, Romance
How I Got Into College 1989 Comedy, Romance
Pet Sematary II Chase Matthews 1992 Reality Tv, Game Show
Delta Heat Mike Bishop 1992 Action, Drama
The Client 1994 Thriller, Mystery, Drama
Charlie's Ghost Story Dave 1995 Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Landslide Bob Boyd 1999 Drama, Thriller
Don't Go Breaking My Heart Tony Dorfman 1999 Comedy, Romance, Sport
Playing by Heart Roger 1999 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Northfork 2003 0, 0
The Forgotten Jim Paretta 2003 0
Zodiac Inspector William Armstrong 2007 0, Game Show
The Dark Lurking Dare 2011 Action, Horror
Big Sur Lawrence Ferlinghetti 2013
Planes Echo 2013 Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The Hunters Club Club Member #5 2013 Action
Experimenter Miller 2015 0
Consumed Jacob 2015 Drama, Thriller
Unsung: The Forgotten CPT Ed Campbell 2016 Drama