Actors who have made guest appearances on 'The West Wing'

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Jane Lynch
Actress, Glee
“ Reporter - "Two Cathedrals" and "In the Shadow of Two Gunmen: Part I" ” - jeff-sharon
“ Jerry (an environmental lobbyist) - "The Crackpots and These Women" ” - jeff-sharon
“ Staffer #1 (for Oliver Babish) - "Bad Moon Rising" ” - jeff-sharon
Ty Burrell
Tyler Gerald Burrell was born on August 22, 1967 in Grants Pass, Oregon, where his family owned a business. He is the son of Sheri Rose (Hauck), a teacher, and Gary Gerald Burrell, a family therapist, and is primarily of English and German ancestry. He earned a BA from Southern Oregon University and...
“ Tom Starks - "The Women of Qumar" ” - jeff-sharon
“ Steve Atwood (Chief of Staff to Glenallen Walken) - "The Dogs of War" ” - jeff-sharon
John Goodman
John Stephen Goodman is a U.S. film, television, and stage actor. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Virginia Roos (Loosmore), a waitress and saleswoman, and Leslie Francis Goodman, a postal worker who died when John was a small child. He is of English, Welsh, and German ancestry. John is best known for his role as Dan Conner on the television series Roseanne (1988-1997)...
“ President Glenallen Walken ” - jeff-sharon
John de Lancie
John de Lancie was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Kent State University where he won a scholarship to Juilliard. John's father was a professional oboist with the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. de Lancie is probably best known for his portrayal as Eugene Bradford on Days of Our Lives and the iconic, all-powerful Q on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
“ Al Kiefer ” - jeff-sharon
William Devane
William Devane, the movie and television actor, was born in Albany, New York, the son of Joseph Devane, who served as Franklin D. Roosevelt's chauffeur when he was Governor of New York. After graduating from New York City's American Academy of Dramatic Arts, he appeared on-stage. He finally made his Broadway debut in "The Watering Place" with Shirley Knight...
“ Lewis Berryhill, Secretary of State ” - jeff-sharon
Taye Diggs
Actor, Chicago
Taye Diggs was born in Newark, New Jersey, and was raised in Rochester, New York. He is the son of Marcia (Berry), a teacher and actress, and Andre Young, a visual artist. When he was a child, his mother married Jeffries Diggs, whose surname Taye took. He received a BFA degree in musical theater from Syracuse University...
“ Agent Wesley, Secret Service ” - jeff-sharon
Paxton Whitehead
Paxton Whitehead was born on 17 October, 1937 in Kent, England, UK. He trained at London's Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts starting at the age of 17. After attending the academy for two years he went to work in stock companies starting with the "weekly rep", small touring companies that rehearsed and performed a new play each week...
“ Bernard Thatch, White House Archivist - "A Change is Gonna Come", "Noel" ” - jeff-sharon
“ Gov. Robert Ritchie of Florida ” - jeff-sharon
Gerald McRaney
McRaney holds the distinction of being the last guest star to meet "Matt Dillon" in a gunfight on Gunsmoke - in the episode "Hard Labor", first broadcast February 24, 1975 (he lost). In fact, in the early portion of Gerald McRaney's career he almost always played the villain; but, since his first series...
“ USAF Gen. Alan Adamle, Pentagon Official - "Memorial Day", "War Crimes" ” - jeff-sharon
“ Mickey Troop - "The War at Home", "Bartlet's Third State of the Union" ” - jeff-sharon
Corbin Bernsen
Actor, L.A. Law
Corbin Bernsen made his initial mark on the seminal television series L.A. Law as opportunistic divorce lawyer "Arnie Becker" earning him multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations over the show's eight-year run. He proved along the way the role was not to be a dead-end stereotype, maintaining a steady career in both television and film over the course of three decades...
“ Rep. Henry Shallick (R-MO) - "Bartlet's Third State of the Union", "The Leadership Breakfast" ” - jeff-sharon
Tom Skerritt
Actor, Alien
Lean, ruggedly handsome leading man and supporting actor whose "outdoor" looks have improved with age, Tom Skerritt attended Wayne State University and UCLA, and was first noticed in a UCLA production of "The Rainmaker" before making his movie debut in War Hunt. However, he spent most of the next decade in television...
“ Sen. Chris Carrick (D-ID), Switched parties after a run-in with Josh - "Constituency of One" ” - jeff-sharon
Christian Slater
Christian Michael Leonard Slater was born on August 18, 1969 in New York City, to Michael Hawkins, a well-known soap actor, and Mary Jo Slater (née Lawton), a casting agent. Christian started in show business early, appearing on the soap opera The Edge of Night in 1976 at the age of 7. He went on to star in many Broadway shows in the early-1980s...
“ Lt. Cmdr. Jack Reese, Aide to National Security Advisor Nancy McNally, dates Donna briefly - Season 4 ” - jeff-sharon
Matthew Perry
Actor, Friends
Matthew Perry was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts, to Suzanne Marie (Langford), a Canadian journalist, and John Bennett Perry, an American actor. His ancestry includes English, Irish, German, Swiss-German, and French-Canadian. Perry was raised in Ottawa, Ontario, where he became a top-ranked junior tennis player in Canada...
“ Associate White House Counsel Joe Quincy - Seasons 4 & 5 ” - jeff-sharon
“ National Security Advisor Dr. Nancy McNally - Seasons 2-7 ” - jeff-sharon
Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook is an Emmy- and Tony-Award winning actor who is one of the great craftsman of stage and screen. He is best known for his performance as Mark Twain, for which he won a Tony and the first of his ten Emmy Award nominations. Aside from the stage, Holbrook made his reputation primarily on television...
“ Assistant Secretary of State Albie Duncan - "Game On", "Gone Quiet" ” - jeff-sharon
“ Dr. Stanley Keyworth, Josh's, and later President Bartlet's, therapist - "Noel", "Night Five", "Posse Comitatus", "Holy Night" ” - jeff-sharon