Lamar University hosts American actor and environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr. in the university’s Academic Lecture Series, 7:00 p.m., May 4, in the University Theatre.

Begley has appeared in hundreds of films, television shows and stage performances. Best known for his role as Dr. Victor Ehrlich on the television series St. Elsewhere, for which he received six consecutive Emmy Award nominations, and his most recent reality show about green living called Living With Ed on Planet Green with his wife Rachelle Carson-Begley. Since 1970, he has been an environmentalist and strong proponent of electric vehicles, recycling, and eco-friendly products and low carbon footprint lifestyles.  The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (409) 880-8508.