Edwards served on the Board of Trustees of Cure Autism Now, an organization that directly funds Autism research and advocates on behalf of families dealing with autism, from 1995 to 2001. He has also served, from 2007 to 2015, on the Board of Trustees of Shoe4Africa, an organization dedicated to both improving health and empowerment through sport in East Africa. The most significant accomplishment was building the first public children’s hospital in Kenya.

Edwards has had a career as an actor in both film and television since 1978. He is best known as Dr. Green in the ER television series from 1994 – 2002, and as Goose in the film Top Gun. He continues to work in film, television and theater. He recently directed the independent dark comedy, My Dead Boyfriend.

Edwards lives in NYC and is the father of four children.