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Edward Albert
Albert in 1977
Edward Laurence Albert

(1951-02-20)February 20, 1951
DiedSeptember 22, 2006(2006-09-22) (aged 55)
Other namesEddie Albert jr.
Years active1965–2006
(m. 1978)
Parent(s)Eddie Albert

Edward Laurence Albert[1] (February 20, 1951 – September 22, 2006) was an American actor.[2] 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.[3] 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.[2]

Early life[edit]

Edward Laurence Albert[1] was born in Los Angeles, California, to actor Eddie Albert (1906–2005), and Mexican actress María Margarita Guadalupe Teresa Estela Bolado Castilla y O'Donnell, who went by the name Margo (1917–1985).[2]

Albert attended Oxford University and studied psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles.[2]


Albert made his motion picture debut in the 1965 drama The Fool Killer,[2] 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),[2] 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[2] (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.[2]

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.[2] He appeared in the 1987 film The Underachievers[4] and voiced the superhero Daredevil in two episodes of Spider-Man: The Animated Series in the 1990s.

In 1992's The Ice Runner,[2] 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[2] (1994), Albert played the son of former First Lady Tess Carlisle (Shirley MacLaine).

Personal life[edit]

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.[5] The Escondido Canyon was renamed in his honor as the Edward Albert Escondido Trail and Waterfalls.[6]

In the 1970s, Albert was engaged to actress Kate Jackson.[7] In 1978, Albert married actress Katherine Woodville. The couple had a daughter, Thaïs Carmen Albert.[6][2]

Albert was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2005 and died at age 55 on September 22, 2006.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
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
1982 Butterfly "Wash" Gilespie
A Time to Die Michael Rogan
The House Where Evil Dwells Ted Fletcher
Tales of the Unexpected: In the Bag Sam
1983 Veliki transport Danny
1984 Ellie Tom
1986 Getting Even "Tag" Taggar
1987 Distortions Jason Marks
Terminal Entry Captain Danny Jackson
The UnderAchievers Danny Warren
1988 The Rescue Commander Merrill
1989 Fist Fighter Harry "Punchy" Moses
Mind Games Dana Lund
Accidents Eric Powers
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 Trust Peter Wyatt
The Ice Runner Jeff West
1994 Hard Drive The Examiner
Guarding Tess Barry Carlisle
The Other Man Richard
Red Sun Rising Decklin
Demon Keeper Remy Grilland
Sorceress Howard Reynolds
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 a.k.a. The Man in the Iron Mask
1999 Unbowed US Army Officer
2000 Stage Ghost U.S. Deputy Marshal Coburn
2001 Ablaze Mayor Phillips
Mimic 2 Darksuit
Night Class Shelly a.k.a. Seduced by a Thief
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
2006 A-List Alfred
Sea of Fear Captain
2007 Fighting Words Marc Neihauser Posthumous release, re-released as Street Poet (2010)
2008 Chinaman's Chance: America's Other Slaves Charles Posthumous release
2008 Bullets & Butterflies Harry Short film, posthumous release


Year Title Role Notes
1973 Orson Welles Great Mysteries The Young Gambler Episode: "A Terribly Strange Bed"
1974 Killer Bees Edward Van Bohlen Television film
Kung Fu Johnny Kingsley McLean Episode: "Blood of the Dragon"
Death Cruise James Radney Television film
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 Clay Peters, Billy Bob 2 episodes
1976 Gibbsville John Episode: "Afternoon Waltz"
1978 Black Beauty Lewis Barry Miniseries
The Love Boat Doug Warren Episode: "Heads or Tails/Mona of the Movies/The Little People"
The Millionaire Paul Mathews Television film
1979 Silent Victory: The Kitty O'Neil Story Tom Buchanan Television film
The Last Convertible Ron Dalrymple Miniseries
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 Television film
The Yellow Rose Quisto Champion Main cast
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 Recurring role (seasons 5–6)
1988 ABC Afterschool Special Bill Watson Episode: "Daddy Can't Read"
1987-1990 Beauty and the Beast Elliot Burch Recurring role
1991 Guns of Paradise Robert Carroll Episode: "Birthright"
The Girl from Mars Dan Puttman Television film
Midnight Caller State Senator Joran Pearl Episode: "The Added Starter"
1992 Body Language Charles Stella Television film
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"
Dark Justice Quin Episode: "Incorrect Dosage"
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Dr. William Burke 2 episodes
1994 Fantastic Four Silver Surfer Voice, episode: "Doomsday"
The Other Man Richard Television film
Fortune Hunter Dave Jarrett 1 episode
1995 Hawkeye Luc 1 episode
Star Witness Television film
1996 Spider-Man Daredevil 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 Unaired television pilot
1997-1999 Port Charles Bennett Devlin Recurring role
1998 Mike Hammer, Private Eye Leader of Robbers Episode: "Gone Fishing"
Invasion America Rafe Main voice role
Sabrina the Teenage Witch Dave "Diamond Dave" LaRouche Episode: "You Bet Your Family"
USMA West Point Television film
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 (as Edward Laurence Albert)
Resurrection Blvd Armando Lamas Episode: "Compadres"
Power Rangers Time Force Mr. Collins Main cast (as Edward Laurence Albert)
2002 The Brothers Garcia Bobby Junior's Dad Episode: "Space Race"
2003 She Spies Beck Episode: "Off with Her Head"


  1. ^ a b "Edward Albert". TVGuide.com. Retrieved 2020-08-09.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Edward Albert, 55, Movie and TV Actor, Dies". The New York Times. Associated Press. September 28, 2006. Retrieved August 9, 2020.
  3. ^ "Edward Albert, 55; Actor Starred in Film 'Butterflies Are Free'". Los Angeles Times. June 27, 2006.
  4. ^ Dan Pavlides (2015). "The Underachievers". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2015-06-05.
  5. ^ a b Nudd, Tim (September 28, 2006). "Actor and Activist Edward Albert Dies". People. Retrieved May 26, 2012.
  6. ^ a b Archerd, Army (September 25, 2006). "Edward Albert Dies". Variety. Retrieved April 8, 2018.
  7. ^ Sheehan, David (June 4, 1979). "Charlie's Fallen Angel". People. Retrieved December 14, 2018.

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