Guest Star :: Ed Begley, Jr.

Ed Begley Jr. is an American actor and environmental activist. He is best known for his role as Dr. Victor Ehrlich on the medical drama series St. Elsewhere. Begley's other TV credits include recurring roles on 7th Heaven, Six Feet Under, and Arrested Development.

Begley's film credits include This is Spinal Tap, Whatever Works, and Pineapple Express. He also starred in a trio of mockumentaries from Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy: Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration.


 Ed Begley, Jr. has guest starred in 32 episodes of Young Sheldon.

  1. A Nuclear Reactor and a Boy Called Lovey

    213. A Nuclear Reactor and a Boy Called Lovey as Dr. Linkletter

    Aired January 17, 2019

    After George complains about his electricity bill, Sheldon sets about building a small nuclear reactor. Meanwhile, Meemaw is worried that she won't appear smart when Dr. Sturgis invites her to be his plus-one at a university event, and Georgie is upset to learn that Veronica has a boyfriend.

  2. A Swedish Science Thing and the Equation for Toast

    222. A Swedish Science Thing and the Equation for Toast as Dr. Linkletter

    Aired May 16, 2019

    Dr. Linkletter reaches out to Meemaw when Dr. Sturgis has an incident at the university.

  3. A Broom Closet and Satan's Monopoly Board

    302. A Broom Closet and Satan's Monopoly Board as Dr. Linkletter

    Aired October 3, 2019

    With Dr. Sturgis still away, Meemaw asks Dr. Linkletter if Sheldon can attend his lectures.

  4. An Entrepreneurialist and a Swat on the Bottom

    303. An Entrepreneurialist and a Swat on the Bottom as Dr. Linkletter

    Aired October 10, 2019

    When Dr. Linkletter invites Sheldon and Meemaw to attend a lecture with him, Meemaw fears he's using Sheldon to get to her.

  5. An Academic Crime and a More Romantic Taco Bell

    317. An Academic Crime and a More Romantic Taco Bell as Dr. Linkletter

    Aired March 5, 2020

    Sheldon asks Dr. Linkletter for advice when he feels Dr. Sturgis is unfairly using his work.

  6. A Philosophy Class and Worms That Can Chase You

    407. A Philosophy Class and Worms That Can Chase You as Dr. Linkletter

    Aired February 11, 2021

    Dr. Linkletter somewhat reluctantly agrees to look out for Sheldon when he starts college.

  7. An Existential Crisis and a Bear That Makes Bubbles

    408. An Existential Crisis and a Bear That Makes Bubbles as Dr. Linkletter

    Aired February 18, 2021

    Dr. Linkletter tries to help Sheldon through his existential crisis.

  8. Cowboy Aerobics and 473 Grease-Free Bolts

    410. Cowboy Aerobics and 473 Grease-Free Bolts as Dr. Linkletter

    Aired March 4, 2021

    Sheldon begs Dr. Linkletter to give him a job in his lab.

  9. A Pager, a Club and a Cranky Bag of Wrinkles

    411. A Pager, a Club and a Cranky Bag of Wrinkles as Dr. Linkletter

    Aired March 11, 2021

    Dr. Linkletter is fed up of Sheldon always hanging around him on campus.

  10. A Box of Treasure and the Meemaw of Science

    412. A Box of Treasure and the Meemaw of Science as Dr. Linkletter

    Aired April 1, 2021

    After Dr. Linkletter finally asks for Sheldon's help with his experiment, Meemaw comes along for the ride.

  11. The Geezer Bus and a New Model for Education

    413. The Geezer Bus and a New Model for Education as Dr. Linkletter

    Aired April 8, 2021

    Sheldon asks Dr. Linkletter to deliver his lecture over the phone when he's afraid to travel to college.

  12. Potential Energy and Hooch on a Park Bench

    503. Potential Energy and Hooch on a Park Bench as Dr. Linkletter

    Aired October 21, 2021

    Sheldon turns to Dr. Linkletter to convince Dr. Sturgis to return the university.

  13. Stuffed Animals and a Sweet Southern Syzygy

    505. Stuffed Animals and a Sweet Southern Syzygy as Dr. Linkletter

    Aired November 4, 2021

    When Sheldon and Dr. Linkletter get stuck on a problem, Sheldon wants to ask Dr. Sturgis to help them.

  14. The Grand Chancellor and a Den of Sin

    508. The Grand Chancellor and a Den of Sin as Dr. Linkletter

    Aired December 2, 2021

    Dr. Linkletter tries to keep Sheldon from gatecrashing the faculty meetings.

  15. The Yips and an Oddly Hypnotic Bohemian

    509. The Yips and an Oddly Hypnotic Bohemian as Dr. Linkletter

    Aired December 9, 2021

    Sheldon is excited to face his midterm test in Dr. Linkletter's class.

  16. A Pink Cadillac and a Glorious Tribal Dance

    512. A Pink Cadillac and a Glorious Tribal Dance as Dr. Linkletter

    Aired January 20, 2022

    Dr. Linkletter is happy to be getting time off from Sheldon when spring break arrives.

  17. A Free Scratcher and Feminine Wiles

    514. A Free Scratcher and Feminine Wiles as Dr. Linkletter

    Aired February 24, 2022

    Dr. Sturgis and Dr. Linkletter do not see eye to eye on how to proceed with their project.

  18. A Lobster, an Armadillo and a Way Bigger Number

    515. A Lobster, an Armadillo and a Way Bigger Number as Dr. Linkletter

    Aired March 3, 2022

    Dr. Linkletter isn't keen on Sheldon joining him and Dr. Sturgis on a science road trip.

  19. Babies, Lies and a Resplendent Cannoli

    518. Babies, Lies and a Resplendent Cannoli as Dr. Linkletter

    Aired April 14, 2022

    Sheldon invites Dr. Linkletter to join a book club celebrating Isaac Asimov's life.

  20. Uncle Sheldon and a Hormonal Firecracker

    520. Uncle Sheldon and a Hormonal Firecracker as Dr. Linkletter

    Aired April 28, 2022

    Sheldon isn't his usual sharp self in Dr. Linkletter's lecture after learning about Georgie's situation.

  21. A Clogged Pore, a Little Spanish and the Future

    522. A Clogged Pore, a Little Spanish and the Future as Dr. Linkletter

    Aired May 19, 2022

    Sheldon turns to Dr. Linkletter for advice about puberty.

  22. Future Worf and the Margarita of the South Pacific

    602. Future Worf and the Margarita of the South Pacific as Dr. Linkletter

    Aired October 6, 2022

    Dr. Linkletter calls to ask Meemaw out again.

  23. Blonde Ambition and the Concept of Zero

    604. Blonde Ambition and the Concept of Zero as Dr. Linkletter

    Aired October 20, 2022

    Sheldon and Dr. Sturgis share an alarming mathematical conclusion with Dr. Linkletter.

  24. A Tougher Nut and a Note on File

    607. A Tougher Nut and a Note on File as Dr. Linkletter

    Aired November 10, 2022

    Sheldon uses Dr. Linkletter's computer to access a comic book bulletin board.

  25. Legalese and a Whole Hoo-Ha

    608. Legalese and a Whole Hoo-Ha as Dr. Linkletter

    Aired December 8, 2022

    Dr. Linkletter tries to claim credit for Sheldon's database invention.

  26. Ruthless, Toothless, and a Week of Bed Rest

    611. Ruthless, Toothless, and a Week of Bed Rest as Dr. Linkletter

    Aired February 2, 2023

    Dr. Linkletter and the university aim to launch a grant database of their own.

  27. A Baby Shower and Testosterone-Rich Banter

    612. A Baby Shower and Testosterone-Rich Banter as Dr. Linkletter

    Aired February 9, 2023

    Sheldon as Dr. Linkletter for lab access on a Sunday so he can avoid male bonding at home.

  28. Teen Angst and a Smart-Boy Walk of Shame

    615. Teen Angst and a Smart-Boy Walk of Shame as Dr. Linkletter

    Aired March 9, 2023

    Sheldon turns to Dr. Linkletter for advice following the failed launch of his database.

  29. Little Green Men and a Fella's Marriage Proposal

    618. Little Green Men and a Fella's Marriage Proposal as Dr. Linkletter

    Aired April 27, 2023

    Sheldon asks Dr. Linkletter to give him telescope access so he can search for extra-terrestrial life.

  30. A New Weather Girl and a Stay-at-Home Coddler

    619. A New Weather Girl and a Stay-at-Home Coddler as Dr. Linkletter

    Aired May 4, 2023

    Sheldon blames Dr. Linkletter and Dr. Sturgis after he realizes he's left it too late to apply for summer programs.

  31. German for Beginners and a Crazy Old Man with a Bat

    620. German for Beginners and a Crazy Old Man with a Bat as Dr. Linkletter

    Aired May 11, 2023

    Dr. Linkletter is keen to help Sheldon afford a summer trip to Germany.

  32. A Romantic Getaway and a Germanic Meat-Based Diet

    621. A Romantic Getaway and a Germanic Meat-Based Diet as Dr. Linkletter

    Aired May 18, 2023

    Sheldon tries to enjoy a German meat-based meal in Dr. Linkletter's class as preparation for his trip to Germany.

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