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Richard Schiff is an Emmy Award-winning[1] American actor, comedian and director. Schiff portrays Toby Ziegler on The West Wing.


Schiff has consistently taken part in acclaimed works over the decades, enriching narratives with notable presences. In 2000, Schiff won an Emmy Award for the role of Toby Ziegler, for which he was nominated again in 2001 and 2002. Schiff has starred in movies including Ray, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, The Martian Child, Deep Impact, I Am Sam, Last Chance Harvey, Man of Steel and What's the Worst That Could Happen?. He has also made memorable guest appearances on Burn Notice, Entourage and Bones.

Richard directed two episodes of The West Wing: Talking Points and A Good Day.

He also guest-starred on "NCIS", playing businessman/terrorist Harper Dearing which saw him often appearing in scenes alongside Mark Harmon who plays NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs and who had previously played Secret Service agent Simon Donovan on "The West Wing".


2019 Clemency Marty Lumetta
2014 Kill The Messenger Richard Zuckerman
2010 Made In Dagenham Robert Tooley
2010 Solitary Man Steve Heller
2004 Ray Jerry Wexler
1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park Eddie Carr
1995 Se7en Mark Swarr
1994 Speed Train Driver
1992 Malcolm X JFK Reporter
1988 Medium Straight Pat Harding
2017—present The Good Doctor Aaron Glassman
2015—2019 The Affair Jon Gottlief Recurring role
2015—2019 Ballers Brett Anderson Recurring role
2018—2019 Counterpart Roland Fancher Recurring role
2017 When We Rise Judge Vaughn Walker
2016 Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Zimmerfield
2016 The Grinder Gordon Stutz 2 episodes
2014 Murder In The First David Hertzberg
2008 Monk Dr. Lawrence Climan
1996—1997 Relativity Barry Roth Main role
1996—1997 High Incident Ed Ossip TV Guide entry
1995—1997 Murder One Stanley Fletcher
1990 Tales from the Crypt Lester Middleton


  • Schiff's favourite character he's ever played is Barry Roth on the Jason Katims series Relativity[2]

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