Anthony Edwards became famous as the friendly weapons systems officer "Nick 'Goose' Bradshaw" in Top Gun. Although "Goose" tragically dies in the action thriller, leaving behind his wife (played by Meg Ryan) and son, his character is one of the most popular of the film. Thanks to Top Gun, Tom Cruise turned into a Hollywood superstar. But what happened to the actor who played "Goose"?

Anthony Edwards Top Gun was his big break

Edwards had his big break in 1986 with his role in Top Gun. But even after the action film, he was able to keep up his successes. In 1988, he starred in the movie Hawks and his role once again brought him worldwide fame. Afterwards, the 56-year-old managed to get further film offers, too.

Anthony Edwards: His time on ER

Edwards had his biggest success with the hospital series E.R.. From 1994 to 2002, he portrayed "Dr. Mark Greene" for over eight seasons, alongside the likes of stars such as George Clooney. Anthony Edwards was awarded a Golden Globe and six Screen Actors Guild Awards for this role.

Anthony Edwards: This is "Goose" today

Edwards left E.R. to work as a director. But he still starred in movies such as Zodiac or Experimenter. He also works as a voice actor and has lend his voice to films such as Disney’s Planes, for example.

The actor has been married to his wife Jeanine Lobel since 1994. The couple lives in New York City and has three daughters and one son.

Anthony Edwards now stars on Designated Surivor

Most recently, he starred on the third season of the popular Netflix show Designated Survivor as Mars Harper", the Chief of Staff to "President Tom Kirkman", played by Kiefer Sutherland.