Date of Birth : Jul 19th 1962
Edwards had his first starring role in the 1984 comedy Revenge of the Nerds as Gilbert Lowell, though he had a tiny part in the 1982 film Fast Times at Ridgemont High, credited as “stoner Bud”. It was his role as Lt. (j.g.) Nick “Goose” Bradshaw alongside Tom Cruise in the 1986 film Top Gun that brought his first widespread public acknowledgement and as a terminally ill patient in Hawks alongside Timothy Dalton. His best known role to date is as Dr. Mark Greene on the long-running TV series ER. He reportedly earned $35,000,000 for three of his eight seasons on ER. His ER paycheck made him one of the highest paid television actors of all time. Anthony Edwards and his former co-star George Clooney, were the ones who suggested doing an episode of ER live. The fourth season premiere, “Ambush” was performed live twice with an East Coast and West Coast version.
He has been married to Jeanine Lobell since 1994, and they have four children. He has one son, Bailey, and three daughters: Esme, Poppy, and Wallis. He left ER so he could spend more time with his family.