24 Hours in The West Wingby leftywva | created - 11 Mar 2013 | updated - 21 May 2013 | Public
Actress | Mystery Men
Janeane, the petite woman with the acerbic wit, was born in Newton, New Jersey, in 1964, to Joan, a secretary, and Carmine Garofalo, an Exxon executive. She is of Italian and Irish descent. Janeane had many jobs before breaking into show biz. She worked as a bike messenger, a shoe salesperson, ...
2. Stephen Root
Actor | Office Space
Stephen Root, one of today's most prolific character actors, can be seen in the critically acclaimed psychological-thriller Get Out (2017), written and directed by Jordan Peele. Root also starred alongside Richard Gere, Peter Dinklage and Walton Goggins in John Avnet's drama-film Three Christs (...
Bill Prady/Bob Mayer
Actor | Dallas Buyers Club
Richard Walsh/Secret Service Agent Ron Butterfield
Actor | Bloodline
Glenn Morshower was born on April 24, 1959 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Glenn Grove Bennett. He is an actor and producer, known for Bloodline (2015), Supergirl (2015) and Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011). He has been married to Carolyn Elizabeth Lindsley since December 30, 1978. They have two ...
Aaron Pierce/Mike Chysler
5. Steven Culp
Actor | Thirteen Days
Steven Culp was born on December 3 in La Jolla, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Thirteen Days (2000) as Robert F. Kennedy, JAG (1995) as CIA Agent Clayton Webb and Desperate Housewives (2004) as Rex Van de Kamp. Despite being killed-off in season 1, Rex has appeared since in every season...
Ted Simmons/Speaker of the House Jeff Haffley
6. Nick Jameson
Actor | Frozen
President Yuri Suvarov/Chet / Martin Avery (played 2 different characters on The West Wing)
7. Alan Dale
Alan Dale was born on May 6, 1947 in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand. He is best known for his eight year role as Jim Robinson in the long running Australian soap opera Neighbours (1985), played Caleb in the hit Fox series The O.C. (2003), featured on Lost (2004) and has a long list of recurring...
Vice President Jim Prescott /Secretary of Commerce Mitch Bryce
8. Tony Lee
Actor | Lost
Deng/Jai Yung Ahn - Pianist
9. Evan Handler
Actor | Californication
Evan Handler was born on January 10, 1961 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Californication (2007), Sex and the City (1998) and American Crime Story (2016). He has been married to Elisa Atti since October 12, 2003. They have one child.
David Weiss/Douglas Wegland
10. Zeljko Ivanek
Actor | Seven Psychopaths
Zeljko Ivanek was born on August 15, 1957 in Ljubljana, Slovenia as Zeljko Simic-Ivanek. He is an actor, known for Seven Psychopaths (2012), Argo (2012) and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017).
Andre Drazen/Steve Atwood
11. Dean Norris
Actor | Breaking Bad
Dean Norris was born on April 8, 1963 in South Bend, Indiana, USA as Dean Joseph Norris. He is an actor, known for Breaking Bad (2008), Total Recall (1990) and Get the Gringo (2012). He has been married to Bridget since April 2001. They have five children.
General Bowden/Steve Hodder - Republican Party Chairman
12. William Devane
Actor | Knots Landing
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 ...
James Heller/Secretary of State Lewis Berryhill
13. Geoff Pierson
Actor | Dexter
Pierson was born and raised in Chicago. After graduating from high school, he moved to New York to attend Fordham University. He earned a Bachelor's Degree and went on to the Yale School of Drama where, in 1980, he earned his masters. He began his career in summer stock outside of Chicago. In 1983,...
President/Senator John Keeler /Senate Minority Leader Tripplehorn
14. James Cromwell
Actor | The Green Mile
Born in Los Angeles but raised in Manhattan and educated at Middlebury College and Carnegie-Mellon University, James Cromwell, the son of famous film director John Cromwell, studied acting at Carnegie-Mellon. He went into the theater (like both his parents) doing everything from Shakespeare to ...
Phillip Bauer/President D. Wire Newman
15. Cherry Jones
Actress | Signs
Cherry Jones was born on November 21, 1956 in Paris, Tennessee, USA. She is an actress, known for Signs (2002), The Village (2004) and The Perfect Storm (2000). She has been married to Sophie Huber since 2015.
President Allison Taylor/Barbara Layton
16. Paul Schulze
Actor | Rambo
Ryan Chappelle/Terrance Sligh
17. James Morrison
Actor | 24
A filmmaker, playwright, poet, actor, singer/songwriter and yoga teacher, James Morrison was born in Utah and is a product of Alaska. He began his acting career as a clown and wire walker for the Carson and Barnes Wild Animal Circus and served his theatrical apprenticeship with the Alaska Repertory...
Bill Buchanan/Colonel Jessie Weiskopf
18. Connie Britton
Actress | American Ultra
Connie Britton began playing country music fading sensation Rayna Jaymes in Nashville (2012) after having wrapped production for the five season long Friday Night Lights (2006) alongside Kyle Chandler. She previously appeared in Universal's Friday Night Lights (2004) -the movie- directed by Peter ...
Diane Huxley/Connie Tate
19. Jamie McShane
Actor | Bloodline
Jamie McShane was born and raised in Northern New Jersey with his four siblings.
He loved playing sports, especially ice hockey. He also loved TV and movies and was drawn to the talents of Gene Hackman, Steve McQueen, Alan Alda, Clint Eastwood, and Spencer Tracy. Jamie dreamed that he would play ...
Gerry Whitehorn/Dr. Hardin
20. Ray Wise
Actor | Batman: The Killing Joke
Raymond Herbert "Ray" Wise (born August 20, 1947) is an American actor. Some of his best-known roles include Leland Palmer in Twin Peaks (1990), henchman Leon C. Nash in RoboCop (1987), Jack Taggart Sr. in Jeepers Creepers II (2003), the Devil in the CW television series Reaper (2007), Donald ...
Vice President Hal Gardner/Governor Tillman D-CA
21. Paul McCrane
Actor | ER
Paul McCrane was born on January 19, 1961 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Paul David McCrane. He is an actor and director, known for ER (1994), RoboCop (1987) and Fame (1980). He has been married to Dana McCrane since 1998. They have two children.
Graem Bauer/Director - Running Mates (2006)
22. Xander Berkeley
Actor | Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Xander's father was a painter and his mother a school teacher who sewed, providing him with costumes (his preference over toys). School plays and Community Theater were next. An experimental theater troupe in the area (which was an offshoot from Joseph Chaikin's Open Theater in New York) took ...
George Mason/Franklin Hollis