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[[Image:Toby.jpg|right|thumb|200px|Richard Schiff as [[Toby Ziegler]]]]
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{{Actor
'''Richard Schiff''' (born May 27, 1955) is an actor, best known for his role as Communications Director [[Toby Ziegler]] on the television series ''The West Wing.''
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|birthdate = [[May 27|27 May]] [[1955]] (age 64)
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|from = Bethesda, MD
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|occupation = Actor, comedian, director
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|years = 1983–present
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|website = [http://officialrichardschiff.com Official Website]
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|role = [[Toby Ziegler]]
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}}'''Richard Schiff''' is an [[Emmy]] Award-winning<ref>[https://www.emmys.com/news/me-and-my-emmy/me-and-my-emmy-richard-schiff Me and My Emmy: Richard Schiff] (September 2018)</ref> American actor, comedian and director. Schiff portrays [[Toby Ziegler]] on ''[[The West Wing]]''.
   
==Biography==
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== Career ==
Richard Schiff is the middle of three sons born to a real estate lawyer and a cable TV and publishing executive. His parents divorced when he was twelve. He dropped out of high school, but obtained an equivalency diploma. He studied briefly at CCNY in 1973, but had no interest. After not bothering to show up for finals, he headed to Colorado where he cut firewood and lived a hippie life. He returned to New York in 1975 and started studying acting at CCNY and was eventually accepted into their theater program. He initially disliked acting and studied to be a director. He directed several off-Broadway plays, including "Antigone" with a then just-graduated Angela Bassett in 1983. He met present wife, Sheila Kelley, during auditions for this play. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Schiff]
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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''.
   
===Family===
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Richard directed two episodes of ''The West Wing'': [[Talking Points]] and [[A Good Day]].
Is married to actress Sheila Kelley, and father to two children, Ruby and Gus.[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0771493/]
 
   
===Acting Career===
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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".
In the mid-1980s, Schiff says he conquered his fears and decided to take a stab at acting. He got several TV roles, and was seen by Steven Spielberg in an episode of the TV drama High Incident. Spielberg then cast him in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) and his career has been on an upward climb ever since that has led to his co-starring role in The West Wing. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Schiff]
 
   
==Trivia==
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==Filmography==
Richard directed two episodes of ''The West Wing'': Talking Points and A Good Day. [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0771493/]
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| 2019
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| ''Clemency''
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| Marty Lumetta
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|-
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| 2014
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| ''[https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1216491 Kill The Messenger]''
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| Richard Zuckerman
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|-
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| 2010
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| ''[https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1371155 Made In Dagenham]''
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| Robert Tooley
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|-
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| 2010
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| ''[https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1294213 Solitary Man]''
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| Steve Heller
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|-
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| 2004
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| ''[https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0350258 Ray]''
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| Jerry Wexler
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|-
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| 1997
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| ''[https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119567 The Lost World: Jurassic Park]''
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| Eddie Carr
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|-
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| 1995
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| ''[https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114369 Se7en]''
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| Mark Swarr
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|-
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| 1994
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| ''Speed''
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| Train Driver
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|-
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| 1992
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| ''Malcolm X''
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| JFK Reporter
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|-
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| 1988
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| ''[https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097857 Medium Straight]''
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| Pat Harding
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==Selected Filmography==
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*''Ray'' (2004)
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*''I Am Sam'' (2001)
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*''Deep Impact'' (1998)
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*''The Lost World: Jurassic Park'' (1997)
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! style="text-align: center" |TITLE
*''Se7en'' (1995)
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==References==
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! style="text-align: center" |NOTES
[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0771493/ Richard Schiff at Imdb]<BR>
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| 2017—present
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| ''[[w:c:the-good-doctor|The Good Doctor]]''
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| [[w:c:the-good-doctor:Aaron Glassman|Aaron Glassman]]
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| style="font-size: 90%" | This page uses content from [http://www.wikipedia.org '''Wikipedia''']. The original article was at [http://en.wikipedia.org{{localurl:Richard_Schiff}} '''Richard Schiff''']. The list of authors can be seen in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Richard_Schiff&action=history '''page history''']. As with [[Project:About|{{SITENAME}}]], the text of Wikipedia is available under the [[Wikia:Text of the GNU Free Documentation License|GNU Free Documentation License]].
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|-
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| 2015—2019
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| ''[https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2699110 The Affair]''
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| Jon Gottlief
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| Recurring role
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| 2015—2019
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| ''[https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2891574 Ballers]''
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| [[w:c:ballers:Brett Anderson|Brett Anderson]]
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| Recurring role
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|-
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| 2018—2019
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| ''[[w:c:counterpartstarz|Counterpart]]''
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| [[w:c:counterpartstarz:Roland Fancher|Roland Fancher]]
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| Recurring role
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|-
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| 2017
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| ''When We Rise''
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| Judge Vaughn Walker
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|-
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| 2016
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| ''[[w:c:dirkgently|Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency]]''
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| Zimmerfield
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| 2016
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| ''[https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4481322 The Grinder]''
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| Gordon Stutz
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| <small>2 episodes</small>
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| 2014
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| ''Murder In The First''
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| David Hertzberg
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|-
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| 2008
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| ''[https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0312172 Monk]''
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| Dr. Lawrence Climan
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|-
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| 1996—1997
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| ''[https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115332 Relativity]''
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| Barry Roth
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| Main role
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| 1996—1997
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| ''[https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115202 High Incident]''
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| Ed Ossip
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| <small>[https://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/high-incident/201984/ TV Guide entry]</small>
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| 1995—1997
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| ''[https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112086 Murder One]''
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| Stanley Fletcher
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| 1990
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| ''[https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096708/ Tales from the Crypt]''
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| Lester Middleton
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[[Category:Cast|Schiff, Richard]]
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== Trivia ==
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*Schiff's favourite character he's ever played is Barry Roth on the Jason Katims series ''Relativity''<ref>[https://open.spotify.com/episode/48kD5UDCOl1Yr6hq2E86Vi The West Wing Weekly — 1.10: In Excelsis Deo (with Richard Schiff] (May 2016)</ref>
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== Notes and references ==
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{{References}}
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[[Category:Main Cast]]
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[[Category:Directors|Schiff, Richard]]

Latest revision as of 02:34, May 4, 2020

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

Career Edit

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".

FilmographyEdit

FILM
YEAR TITLE ROLE NOTES
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
TELEVISION
YEAR TITLE ROLE NOTES
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

Trivia Edit

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

Notes and references Edit

  1. Me and My Emmy: Richard Schiff (September 2018)
  2. The West Wing Weekly — 1.10: In Excelsis Deo (with Richard Schiff (May 2016)
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