Anthony Edwards
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Anthony Edwards
Anthony Charles Edwards is an American actor and director. He has appeared in various movies and television shows, including Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Top Gun, Zodiac, Revenge of the Nerds, Northern Exposure, and ER.
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How Yoga And A Blowpop Saved My Life
Huffington Post - 3 months
The day was full of excitement and anxiety. I was hoping for nothing out of the ordinary--only smooth sailing, and drama free. But as anyone who works in TV production or has ALS knows, that's wishful thinking. I was on location at a local yoga studio, shooting a promo video for our national Yoga Day for ALS campaign. The entire concept, 25 yogi volunteers, film crew and one caregiver were collected on a warm muggy Saturday afternoon to help me execute a creative vision. The previous month emailing with the director, yoga instructor/studio owner had felt great. I love producing; it's usually equal parts creative mind and logistics. What's more, I'd organized the entire production via emails I wrote with my eyes! If you think that's impressive, just wait until you hear what happened next... Right before leaving my house, my feeding tube appeared to be clogged. It worked with no issue earlier when I consumed a breakfast smoothie. However, when it came time for morning med ...
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Actor-Director Anthony Edwards on 'My Dead Boyfriend'
Wall Street Journal - 4 months
Actor Anthony Edwards discusses "My Dead Boyfriend," a new film he directed which stars Heather Graham, about a woman who learns her boyfriend was a lot more interesting than she thought. She learns this after he dies.
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Man sentenced in wife's disappearance, death
Channel 10 News - San Diego, CA - almost 2 years
Anthony Edward Simoneau was given an 11-year state prison term.
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Chris Barnes: What You Didn't Know About 'The Golden Girls' Home
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Everyone knows and loves "The Golden Girls." But who knew that a television show about three widows and a divorcée would leave an indelible mark on American pop culture? For almost thirty years, the adventures of Blanche, Dorothy, Sophia and Rose entertained us. Most people can even sing the theme song. But what do we know about the house that the series was set in? We do know the address: 6151 Richmond Street, Miami, Florida (unfortunately, no such address exists in the real world.) The house was originally owned by Blanche. Then, Dorothy and Rose moved in after replying to a "roommate wanted" ad that Blanche left at a grocery store. Finally, Sophia moved in after the Shady Pines Retirement Home burnt down, and the rest is history. The exact layout of the house was never made clear, though several people have come up with varying ideas of the floor plan based on descriptions of the house from the series itself. Though this can be subject to debate, what we can all agree o ...
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'Zero Hour' Returns
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
"Zero Hour" will return to ABC with a new Saturday timeslot. According to The Futon Critic, ABC will air the remaining episodes of "Zero Hour" starting Saturday, June 15 at 8 p.m. ET. There will be two episodes on June 15, the following weeks will just be one installment until the two-hour series finale on August 3. "Zero Hour" marked "ER" veteran Anthony Edwards's return to series TV and also starred Scott Michael Foster, Addison Timlin, Jacinda Barrett, Carmen Ejogo and Michael Nyqvist. "Zero Hour" debuted to 6.3 million viewers and a 1.3 rating in the key 18-49 demographic, but ratings dropped in the following weeks. The conspiracy drama was canceled by ABC after three episodes. According to TVLine, "Zero Hour" will likely be joined by "666 Park Avenue" on Saturday nights.
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Jim Hill: Vocal Cast for Disney's Planes Includes a Top Gun Reunion, Top Names From Stand-up Comedy
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
So how did Klay Hall wind up as director of Disney's Planes? First there was this train derailment ... Or should I say: First an earlier project that Hall was going to helm -- one built around a talking steam train -- got derailed. "This must have been June or July of 2009. I was just finishing up directing Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure. And John Lasseter asked me what I wanted to do next," Klay remembered. "As it turns out, John and I are both big train buffs. So for a while there, we knocked around an idea for a movie that would kind of built off of the steam train from Dumbo.'Where this train would transport animals that could talk, and you'd only see the people who ran this steam train in shadow. It was a fun sounding concept, but the overall story never really jelled. So our steam train movie idea eventually wound up getting shelved." Still, Lasseter had so enjoyed doing story development with Hall that he immediately offered this CalArts alumni another proje ...
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Lelia Nebeker: Dear ABC: Just Stop Trying to Air Shows on Thursdays at 8 (It's Getting Embarrassing)
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Last week, ABC canceled the midseason conspiracy drama Zero Hour after airing just three episodes. In case you missed it -- either because you were taking a really long nap, or maybe you just blinked -- Zero Hour was about an editor of a paranormal-themed magazine (Anthony Edwards) whose wife goes missing, and in his quest to find her, he discovers that he's part of a larger conspiracy that threatens the world as we know it. With its cataclysmic prophecies and borderline-supernatural mythology, Zero Hour reminded me of one of its time slot predecessors: FlashForward. Remember that show? It was the one where the entire world blacked out at the same time and saw flashes of their futures. Sounds promising, right? It was. Like Zero Hour, FlashForward couldn't find its footing in the Thursday 8 p.m. time slot, and it didn't help that its run was interrupted by the 2010 Winter Olympics. FlashForward was among the first shows to fall victim to ABC's Thursday night curse. Since then, ...
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'Zero Hour' Gets The Axe
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
"Zero Hour" has been canceled, a spokesperson for ABC confirmed to The Huffington Post. The ABC drama, starring "ER" alum Anthony Edwards, has been pulled after three episodes. "Zero Hour's" cancellation should come as no surprise, considering the series held the unfortunate honor of being the least-watched premiere for a scripted series ever on ABC -- it debuted to 6.3 million viewers and a 1.3 rating in the key 18-49 demographic. "Zero Hour" continued to drop in the ratings -- its final airing on Feb. 28 brought in just 5.1 million viewers and earned a 1.0 rating (and while CBS was airing reruns). The show was up against "The Big Bang Theory" and "American Idol" in its 8 p.m. Thursday timeslot -- "Last Resort" held the timeslot on ABC in the fall before it was also axed. Now that "Zero Hour" has been canceled, encores of "Shark Tank" will air for the next two Thursdays at 8 p.m. until "Wife Swap" kicks off its seven-week run on March 21 and then "Wipeout" returns in ...
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Maureen Ryan: 'Cult' Vs. 'Zero Hour': Can You Tell Them Apart?
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Television fans, we've been doing things all wrong. When we prioritize what we want to watch, we've asked ourselves: Is this show entertaining? Is it thought-provoking? Is it funny? Is it surprising, suspenseful or reassuring? Will my life be a little richer for having seen it? All along, we should have been asking this question: Does this show have Nazi babies? I have to think that's the question that motivated the creators of "Zero Hour" (Thursdays, 8 p.m. ET on ABC), at least in part. They looked at the television landscape and saw families, zombies, doctors, werewolves and cops, and said, "Where are the Nazi babies?" Where indeed? Not satisfied with granting our unspoken wish for adorable children with strange eyes who were created for nefarious purposes by the Third Reich, "Zero Hour" also featured lots of other weird stuff, including angry old men and a frozen Nazi Anthony Edwards. That's a phrase I didn't think I'd ever write. In any event, "Cult ...
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Watch: Zero Hour Premieres
ABC News - about 4 years
Anthony Edwards talks new ABC show.
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What Brought Anthony Edwards Back To TV
Huffington Post - about 4 years
NEW YORK — A decade after Dr. Mark Greene hung up his white lab coat for good on "ER," Anthony Edwards is back as the star of a new television series. He plays Hank Galliston, a magazine publisher wrapped up in an historical mystery after his wife is kidnapped on ABC's "Zero Hour," which premieres Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. EST. The action thriller requires an audience to concentrate as the story unfolds layer by layer. The road back to series television took Edwards many miles to travel – literally thousands upon thousands. Edwards' character Greene was the heart of what was then television's most popular drama before the actor bowed out after eight years. Upon leaving, "I didn't really have a plan other than I knew I wasn't going to jump into a series again and I knew that I was really tired and burnt out," he said. Professionally, maybe. Personally, Edwards had a clear strategy. The California native moved his wife and four children to New York. He was going to s ...
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‘Top Gun’ jets into IMAX 3-D: Insight into the conversion
The Business Journals - about 4 years
More than a quarter century since “Top Gun” first flew into theaters, eventually grossing more than $350 million worldwide, Maverick, Goose and Iceman are riding back into the danger zone. Tony Scott’s classic 1986 dogfighting actioner will play exclusively in IMAX 3-D for a six-day run prior to its release on Blu-ray. As the charismatic fighter pilots at the center of the drama set in an elite Navy flight school, Tom Cruise and Anthony Edwards may have felt the need for speed, but Legend3D,…
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ER Alum Anthony Edwards Ready For Primetime Return With ABC’s Zero Hour
Access Hollywood - about 4 years
Anthony Edwards makes his return to series television with ABC’s “Zero Hour” and on Thursday, the “ER” veteran explained what drew him back to primetime.
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'Zero Hour' Shoot on Union St. Means Zero Parking Friday Night
Carrol Gardens Patch - over 4 years
On Friday evening, between 12 midnight and 6 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1, an ABC paranormal thriller series, Zero Hour, will be shooting in our neighborhood. The catch? As of now, you have less than 17 hours to remove your car from the area that will be filmed. The attached flyer was spotted at the corner of Union and Bond Streets and describes the ABC series as starring Anthony Edwards, Carmen Ejogo, Scott Michael Foster, Addison Timlin, Jacinda Barrett and Michael Nyqvist in a tale following a magazine owner whose wife is abducted from her antique clock shop. What follows is a mysterious chase through history in a race against time to find his beloved as well as prevent a "cataclysmic event." The thing is, residents might feel the film shoot is rather cataclysmic, as any cars parked on the mentioned street areas after 10 p.m. will likely be relocated to another area. But if you don't drive and want to simply ogle the set, the night is all yours. Let Patch save you time ...
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Noah Wyle On 'Falling Skies,' Becoming TV Elder Statesman
Huffington Post - over 4 years
LOS ANGELES -- Noah Wyle is confronting an alien invasion, the death of his wife and the potential annihilation of the human species in "Falling Skies." But he had to face a more personal issue in tackling the role of history professor Tom Mason in TNT's sci-fi series, returning 9-11 p.m. EDT Sunday for season two: Wyle, 41, has become an elder statesman, relatively speaking. "I'm Anthony Edwards," said Wyle, referring to the "ER" co-star who's got eight years on him and boasted more credits when they started on the medical drama in 1994. "I'm the guy who's been around a little longer and has a little more set savvy." It's a shift that came up faster than expected for Wyle, who looks younger than his years despite the beard he added for gravitas on "Falling Skies." "When I showed up on set and realized I was going to play a father to Drew Roy, who's 26, my first instinct was, `You gotta be kidding me.' Then I thought, `Why is nobody else having a problem wit ...
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ABC Fall Shows: The Worst New Comedies On TV?
Popeater - over 4 years
We've seen ABC's new fall and midseason pilots, and while they're not for review (things often change drastically before the shows are set to premiere), we do want to share our first reactions with you. This quick guide is designed to get you excited for some new shows ... and to warn you to curb your enthusiasm for others. Just keep in mind that we'll have full reviews of the final pilots closer to airdate. For now, here are our snap judgments of all of ABC's new shows for the 2012-2013 TV season. READ ABC SHOW FULL DESCRIPTIONS & WATCH TRAILERS HERE There are 10 new scripted shows coming to ABC that were ready to preview -- the good (welcome back, Shawn Ryan), the questionable (an "ER" alum in a drama with Nazis?) and the someone-please-save-Reba-McEntire ("Malibu Country," just stop) -- and HuffPost TV staff Maureen Ryan, Maggie Furlong, Jaimie Etkin, Chris Harnick, Alex Moaba, Leigh Weingus and Laura Prudom had plenty of varying opinions. Here's how we broke ...
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'8' Reading With Pitt, Clooney Will Hit The Airwaves
Huffington Post - over 4 years
NEW YORK — The star-studded West Coast performance of the gay marriage play "8" led by George Clooney and Brad Pitt will be heard again this month – on radio and online. A recording by L.A. Theatre Works of the March 3 performance in Los Angeles will be broadcast in the coming days on 90.7 KPFK in Southern California, 89.7 WGBH in Boston, 91.5 WBEZ in Chicago, 94.9 KUOW in Seattle, 91.1 KRCB in San Francisco, 89.3 WPFW in Washington, D.C.; and over 100 other markets nationwide. June is Gay Pride Month. The play is about the 2010 federal court fight against Proposition 8, the gay-marriage ban that California voters approved in 2008. The play by Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black made its Broadway debut last year in similar starry fashion. Relying largely on transcripts from court proceedings, "8" introduces viewers to the couples who challenged the California initiative, the attorneys who argued their case and witness who spoke out against them. The legal fight ove ...
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Next Season's Big Trends
Seattle Pi - over 4 years
Next Season's Big Trends Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2012 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 04:45 a.m., Friday, May 25, 2012 The networks have announced 39 new series for 2012-2013, spanning virtually every kind of drama (procedurals, serials, thrillers) and comedy (family, workplace, romantic). [...] while new X Factor judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato threaten to dominate the media's attention this fall, even they may be no match for Dr. Zaius, the monkey M.D. on NBC's Animal Practice, or the drippy aliens on ABC's The Neighbors. Other big names headlining new shows are Friday Night Lights and American Horror Story star Connie Britton in ABC's musical Nashville; Friends' Matthew Perry in NBC's comedy Go On; and ER's Anthony Edwards in ABC's mid-season drama Zero Hour. CBS' Elementary, a modern retelling of Sherlock Holmes, s ...
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More ABC Pilots Go To Series Including Shawn Ryan's Last Resort, Zero Hour Starring Anthony Edwards
Cinema Blend - almost 5 years
It's been a while since Anthony Edwards appeared on television, and now thanks to ABC, the former ER star is headed back to the small screen in a lead role. Among the latest crop of pilots greenlit to series by ABC is Zero Hour. Also returning to TV in a starring role is Scrubs' Sarah Chalke, who's set to star in How To Live With Your Parents For The Rest Of Your Life.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Anthony Edwards
    FIFTIES
  • 2013
    Age 50
    In 2013, Edwards returned to episodic television with the conspiracy drama, Zero Hour, playing the male lead Hank Galliston.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2011
    Age 48
    Since his teenage years, Edwards has been a close friend of picture book illustrator Steven Kellogg. In 2011, Edwards's gift of $350,000 made it possible for Kellogg's complete life's work of more than 2700 illustrations to be donated to the Mazza Museum of International Art from Picture Books.
    More Details Hide Details Edwards has been a certified private pilot (airplane single engine land) since 2012. Edwards received four Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. He earned a People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series (1995); and won six Screen Actors Guild Awards for: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series (1996 and 1998), and Best Ensemble Cast (1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999). He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Drama in 1998). Edwards also won a Daytime Emmy for the production of the underground rock documentary N.Y.H.C. (1999) and the telepic adaptation of Kimberly Willis Holt's 1998 coming of age novel My Louisiana Sky (2001), and earned the Carnegie Medal Award for: My Louisiana Sky (2003).
  • 2009
    Age 46
    He ran in the ING New York City Marathon on November 1, 2009 to raise funds for Shoe4Africa.
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  • 2008
    Age 45
    In 2008, Edwards returned to ER to reprise his role as Dr. Greene (in flashback scenes, where he treats the dying son of character Catherine Banfield) for one episode during its 15th and final season.
    More Details Hide Details In 2010, Edwards appeared in the movie Motherhood, which set a record for the biggest bomb in British cinema history garnering just £88 on 11 tickets on opening weekend. Motherhood did not fare much better in the United States. earning just $93,388 in three weeks of release.
  • 2007
    Age 44
    In 2007, Edwards appeared as SFPD inspector Bill Armstrong in David Fincher's Zodiac, about the Zodiac Killer, the notorious serial killer who terrorized San Francisco in the 1960s and 1970s.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1994
    Age 31
    Edwards' best known role is as Dr. Mark Greene on the long-running TV series ER, whom he portrayed from its premiere in 1994 to the end of the 8th season in 2002.
    More Details Hide Details The series also afforded Edwards his first opportunity to direct. Edwards' desire to pursue directing led to his request to be written out of the series. He reportedly earned $35,000,000 for three seasons on ER, which made him one of television's highest-paid actors. Edwards and his 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. Edwards never won a Primetime Emmy, though he was nominated four times. He won a Golden Globe Award For Best Performance by an Actor-In a TV Series after being nominated four times, and he has two Screen Actor's Guild Awards.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1992
    Age 29
    In 1992 and 1993 he played Mike Monroe in ten episodes of Northern Exposure.
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  • 1989
    Age 26
    He also played widowed veterinarian Chase Matthews, father of Edward Furlong's character in the horror film, Pet Sematary Two (1992), a sequel to the film Pet Sematary in 1989.
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  • 1986
    Age 23
    It was Edwards' role as LTJG Nick "Goose" Bradshaw alongside Tom Cruise in the 1986 film Top Gun that brought his first widespread public acknowledgement.
    More Details Hide Details His character, who died in an aviation accident, was among the most prominent and popular in the film. He appeared as a terminally ill patient in Hawks (1988) alongside Timothy Dalton, another role which brought him worldwide fame. He starred in the Cold War era comedy Gotcha! as a college student who gets wrapped up in spy antics. He starred in the 1990 movie Downtown with Penelope Ann Miller and Forest Whitaker.
  • 1984
    Age 21
    In 1984, he starred in the hit comedy film Revenge of the Nerds playing the main role of Gilbert Lowe, a sensitive and well meaning nerd, Lewis' (played by Robert Carradine) best friend and later president of the tri-lambs.
    More Details Hide Details He reprised the role of Gilbert for a few brief scenes in the sequel Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987), with his character unable to join the rest of the nerds because of a broken leg.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1982
    Age 19
    Edwards' early work included a co-starring role in the TV series It Takes Two with Richard Crenna and Patty Duke Astin as his parents and Helen Hunt as his sister. He made a cameo in the hit 1982 film Fast Times at Ridgemont High as "Stoner Bud."
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1962
    Born
    Born on July 19, 1962.
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