(written from a Production point of view)
Before Edling started his career as an actor he served in the United States Air Force and worked as Sheriff's Sergeant in the Ventura County Sheriff Department.
Prior to his Star Trek appearance, Edling had featured and background parts in the drama Georgia Rule (2007), the drama The Human Contract (2008, with Joanna Cassidy, Anne Elizabeth Ramsay, and Titus Welliver), the thriller Eagle Eye (2008, with Bill Smitrovich, William Sadler, Deborah Strang, Bob Morrisey, J. Patrick McCormack, Manny Perry, Colby French, Peggy Roeder, Terryl Daluz, Christopher Jude, and Arne Starr), the fantasy comedy Bedtime Stories (2008, with Paul Dooley, Brian Waller, and Arne Starr), and Steven Spielberg's action sequel Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008, with Pavel Lychnikoff, Alan Dale, and Douglas Tait).
Further film work includes the television drama Ice Dreams (2009), the comedy Fired Up! (2009), the science fiction action film G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009, with Rachel Nichols, David Jean Thomas, Westley Nguyen, and Brianna Womick), the comedy All About Steve (2009, with Holmes Osborne, Mickey Giacomazzi, Wayne Grace, and Jon Donahue), and the action comedy G-Force (2009, with Corey Michael Eubanks, Steve Kelso, Michael Papajohn, and Arne Starr).
Edling's television appearance include episodes of Ugly Betty (2007, with Tony Plana, Alan Dale, and Vanessa Williams), Grey's Anatomy (2007), Miss Guided (2008), Desperate Housewives (2008, with Teri Hatcher, Brenda Strong, Ellen Geer, Kevin Rahm, and Arlo Hemphill), Boston Legal (2007-2008, starring William Shatner and John Larroquette, and with Tony Todd, Pamela Adlon, Henry Gibson, Aaron Lustig, Larry Drake, Bruce Gray, David Clennon, Leonard Kelly-Young, Richard McGonagle, Jude Ciccolella, and Brian Waller), My Boys (2008, with Loran Taylor), Mad Men (2008, with Mark Moses, Denise Crosby, John Thaddeus, Deborah Lacey, David Bowe, and Frank Novak), Privileged (2008), Eli Stone (2008, with James Saito and Mike Baldridge), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2008-2009, with Wallace Langham, Liz Vassey, Bill Cobbs, Miguel Ferrer, and Rick Worthy), True Blood, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!.