Edward Laurence Albert (February 20, 1951 – September 22, 2006) was an American actor. The son of actor Eddie Albert and Mexican actress Margo, he starred opposite Goldie Hawn in Butterflies Are Free (1972), a role for which he won a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year. He was nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. Albert starred in more than 130 films and television series, including Midway, The Greek Tycoon, Galaxy of Terror, The House Where Evil Dwells, The Yellow Rose, Falcon Crest and Power Rangers Time Force.
Edward Laurence Albert
February 20, 1951
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Died||September 22, 2006 (aged 55)|
Malibu, California, U.S.
Edward Laurence Albert was born in Los Angeles, California, to actor Eddie Albert (1906–2005), and Mexican actress María Marguerita Guadalupe Teresa Estela Bolado Castilla y O'Donnell, who went by the name Margo (1917–1985).
Albert made his motion picture debut in the 1965 drama The Fool Killer, as a runaway orphan who crossed paths with a disturbed Civil War veteran, played by Anthony Perkins. He played opposite Goldie Hawn as a blind man in the film Butterflies Are Free (1972), for which he won a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year and was nominated for the Golden Globe's Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
In 1973, Albert starred with Liv Ullmann in the film adaptation of the play 40 Carats. He played a U.S. Navy fighter pilot in the 1976 film Midway, portraying the son of a naval captain, played by Charlton Heston.
Albert made a guest appearance in a 1976 episode of the NBC dramatic series Gibbsville. He also was featured in the Gene Hackman suspense film The Domino Principle (1977) and the drama The Greek Tycoon (1978) with Anthony Quinn and Jacqueline Bisset. In 1981, Albert starred with Ray Walston and Erin Moran in Roger Corman's horror film Galaxy of Terror.
During the 1983–1984 television season, Albert starred as Quisto Champion on the NBC series The Yellow Rose with Sam Elliott, Cybill Shepherd and David Soul. He had a recurring role in the 1980s television series Beauty and the Beast, in which he played Elliot Burch, a New York developer who loves series heroine, Catherine Chandler, played by Linda Hamilton.
Albert played Mr. Collins, father to Wesley Collins, the Red Ranger in Power Rangers Time Force. He appeared in the 1987 film The Underachievers and voiced the superhero Daredevil in two episodes of Spider-Man: The Animated Series in the 1990s.
In 1992's The Ice Runner, Albert played an agent arrested in Russia who tries to escape from prison. In 1993, he made a guest appearance in the television show Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman as Dr. William Burke. In Guarding Tess (1994), Albert played the son of former First Lady Tess Carlisle (Shirley MacLaine).
Albert was an advocate of the environment and the rights of Native Americans, especially the Chumash tribe. He served on the California Coastal Commission and the California Native American Heritage Commission. The Escondido Canyon was renamed in his honor as the Edward Albert Escondido Trail and Waterfalls.
In the 2000s, Albert cared for his father, Eddie Albert, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease and died on May 26, 2005 at the age of 99. The younger Albert was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2005 and died at age 55 on September 22, 2006.
|1965||The Fool Killer||George Mellish|
|1972||Butterflies Are Free||Don Baker||Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor|
Nominated- Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
|1973||40 Carats||Peter Latham|
|1976||Midway||Lieutenant Tom Garth|
|1977||The Domino Principle||Ross Pine|
|The Purple Taxi||Jerry Keen|
|1978||The Greek Tycoon||Nico Tomasis|
|The Squeeze||Jeff Olafsen|
|1980||When Time Ran Out||Brian|
|1981||Galaxy of Terror||Cabren|
|A Time to Die||Michael Rogan|
|The House Where Evil Dwells||Ted Fletcher|
|1986||Getting Even||"Tag" Taggar|
|Terminal Entry||Captain Danny Jackson|
|The UnderAchievers||Danny Warren|
|1988||The Rescue||Commander Merrill|
|1989||Fist Fighter||Harry "Punchy" Moses|
|Mind Games||Dana Lund|
|Wild Zone||Colonel Elias Lavara|
|1990||Out of Sight, Out of Mind||Kurt Williams|
|1992||The Ice Runner||Jeffrey West|
|Exiled in America||Filipe Soto|
|1993||Shootfighter: Fight to the Death||Mr. C|
|Fist Fighter 2|
|Broken Turst||Peter Wyatt|
|1994||Hard Drive||The Examiner|
|Guarding Tess||Barry Carlisle|
|The Other Man||Richard|
|Red Sun Rising||Decklin|
|Demon Keeper||Remy Grilland|
|1996||Space Marines||Captain Tom "Gray Wolf" Gray|
|The Secret Agent Club||Max Simpson|
|Kid Cop||Frank Rebbins|
|1997||Modern Rhapsody||The Choreographer|
|1998||The Face of Alexandre Dumas||Athos|
|1999||Unbowed||US Army Officer|
|2000||Stagehost||U.S. Deputy Marshal Coburn|
|Extreme Honor||Senator Richards|
|2003||A Light in the Forest||King Otto / Ridgewell|
|2004||No Regrets||Alex Wheeler|
|The Work and the Glory||Martin Harris|
|Sea of Fear||Captain|
|2007||Fighting Words||Marc Neihauser||Posthumous release|
|2008||Chinaman's Chance: America's Other Slaves||Charles||Posthumous release|
|2008||Bullets & Butterflies||Harry||Short; Posthumous release; Final role|
|1973||Orson Welles Great Mysteries||The Young Gambler||Episode - "A Terribly Strange Bed"|
|1974||Killer Bees||Edward Van Bohlen||TV movie|
|Kung Fu||Johnny Kingsley McLean||Season 3 Episode 1: "Blood of the Dragon: Part 1"
Season 3 Episode 2: "Blood of the Dragon: Part 2"
|Death Cruise||James Radney||TV movie|
|1975||The Rookies||Edward Milland||Episode - "Nightmare"|
|Medical Story||Thor Halverson||Episode - "A Life in the Balance"|
|1976||Ellery Queen||Lee Marx||Episode - "The Adventure of Caesar's Last Sleep"|
|Origins of the Mafia||Sebastian||Episode - "Gli antenati"|
|1975-1976||Police Story||Billy Bob / Clay Peters||Two Episodes|
|1976||Gibbsville||John||Episode - "Afternoon Waltz"|
|1978||Black Beauty||Lewis Barry||TV mini-series|
|The Love Boat||Doug Warren||Two Episodes|
|The Millionaire||Paul Mathews||TV movie|
|1979||Silent Victory: The Kitty O'Neil Story||Tom Buchanan||TV movie|
|The Last Convertible||Ron Dalrymple||TV mini-series|
|1981||Walking Tall||Clell Brewster||Episode - "Kidnapped"|
|The Littlest Hobo||Joey Green||Episode - "The Hero"|
|1982||Today's F.B.I.||Carl||Episode - "Bank Job"|
|Tales of the Unexpected||Sam||Episode - "In the Bag"|
|1983||Blood Feud||Phil Wharton||TV movie|
|The Yellow Rose||Quisto Champion||22 Episodes|
|1984||Murder, She Wrote||Tony Holiday||Episode - "Hit, Run and Homicide"|
|1985||Deadly Nightmares||Arthur Brown||Episode - "Man at the Window"|
|1986||Brothers||Tony Martin||Episode - "Still Married After All These Years"|
|1987||The New Mike Hammer||Oliver Alden||Episode - "Deadly Collection"|
|1987||Houston Knights||Lester Farnum||Episode - "North of the Border"|
|1986-1987||Falcon Crest||Jeff Wainwright||18 Episodes|
|1988||ABC Afterschool Special||Bill Watson||Episode - "Daddy Can't Read"|
|1987-1990||Beauty and the Beast||Elliot Burch||10 Episodes|
|1991||Guns of Paradise||Robert Carroll||Episode - "Birthright"|
|The Girl from Mars||Dan Puttman||TV movie|
|Midnight Caller||State Senator Joran Pearl||Episode - "The Added Starter"|
|1992||Body Language||Charles Stella||TV movie|
|Bodies of Evidence||Charlie Harper||Episode - "Nearest and Dearest"|
|Civil Wars||Miles Wachtel||Episode - "Das Boat House"|
|Silk Stalkings||Edgardo / Tio Mendoza / Felix Bustamente||Episode - "Scorpio Lover"|
|1993||Star Trek: Deep Space Nine||Zayra||Episode - "A Man Alone"|
|FBI: The Untold Stories||Drew Dobson||Episode - "Dapper Drew"|
|L.A. Law||Warren McElroy||Episode - "Hello and Goodbye"|
|In the Heat of the Night||Lamar Sloan||Episode - "Legacy"|
|Time Trax||Frank Haskall||Episode - "Treasure of the Ages" (with his father Eddie Albert)|
|Dark Justice||Quin||Episode - "Incorrect Dosage"|
|Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman||Dr. William Burke||2 Episodes|
|1994||Fantastic Four||Silver Surfer / Norrin Radd (voice)||Episode - "The Boxer"|
|The Other Man||Richard||TV movie, also released as Sexual Malice|
|Fortune Hunter||Dave Jarrett||1 Episode|
|Star Witness||TV movie|
|1996||Spider-Man||Daredevil / Matt Murdock (voice)||2 Episodes|
|Walker, Texas Ranger||Taylor Griffin||Episode - "Cyclone"|
|1997||Profiler||Arthur DeRhodes||Episode - Doppelganger|
|The Sentinel||Dan Singleton||Episode - "Disappearing Act"|
|High Tide||Robert Janson||Episode - "Ghost Story"|
|Extreme Ghostbusters||Sheriff||Voice, 2 episodes|
|California||Ted McKay||Pilot Episode|
|1997-1999||Port Charles||Bennett Devlin||76 Episodes|
|1998||Mike Hammer, Private Eye||Leader of Robbers||Episode - "Gone Fishing"|
|Invasion America||Rafe||Voice, 8 Episodes|
|Sabrina, The Teenage Witch||Dave "Diamond Dave" LaRouche||Episode - "You Bet Your Family"|
|USMA West Point||TV movie|
|1999||Nash Bridges||Charles Gandy||Episode - "Angel of Mercy"|
|Martial Law||Deputy Chief Bain||Episode - "End Game"|
|Chicken Soup for the Soul||Joe||Episode - "Simple Wooden Boxes"|
|2000||Godzilla: The Series||Briggs||Voice, Episode - Vision|
|2001||Max Steel||Various Voices||3 Episodes, credited as Edward Laurence Albert|
|Resurrection Blvd||Armando Lamas||Episode - "Compadres"|
|Power Rangers Time Force||Mr. Collins||39 Episodes, credited as Edward Laurence Albert|
|2002||The Brothers Garcia||Bobby Junior's Dad||Episode - "Space Race"|
|2003||She Spies||Beck||Episode - "Off with Her Head"|
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