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, waitress and temp secretary...
One of the most prolific character actors working today, Stephen Root has worked alongside many of the biggest names in Hollywood. Born in Sarasota, Root majored in acting and broadcasting at the University of Florida and remains a die-hard Gator fan. After three years of touring the U.S. and Canada with the National Shakespeare Company...
“ Bill Prady/Bob Mayer ” - leftywva
“ Richard Walsh/Secret Service Agent Ron Butterfield ” - leftywva
“ Aaron Pierce/Mike Chysler ” - leftywva
“ Ted Simmons/Speaker of the House Jeff Haffley ” - leftywva
“ President Yuri Suvarov/Chet / Martin Avery (played 2 different characters on The West Wing) ” - leftywva
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
, played Caleb in the hit Fox series The O.C.
, featured on Lost
and has a long list of recurring roles...
“ Vice President Jim Prescott /Secretary of Commerce Mitch Bryce ” - leftywva
“ Deng/Jai Yung Ahn - Pianist ” - leftywva
“ David Weiss/Douglas Wegland ” - leftywva
“ Andre Drazen/Steve Atwood ” - leftywva
“ General Bowden/Steve Hodder - Republican Party Chairman ” - leftywva
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
“ James Heller/Secretary of State Lewis Berryhill ” - leftywva
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, he landed the role of "Frank Ryan" on ABC's daytime drama Ryan's Hope
“ President/Senator John Keeler /Senate Minority Leader Tripplehorn ” - leftywva
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 experimental plays...
“ Phillip Bauer/President D. Wire Newman ” - leftywva
“ President Allison Taylor/Barbara Layton ” - leftywva
“ Ryan Chappelle/Terrance Sligh ” - leftywva
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 Theatre...
“ Bill Buchanan/Colonel Jessie Weiskopf ” - leftywva
“ Diane Huxley/Connie Tate ” - leftywva
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 hockey in the Olympics...
“ Gerry Whitehorn/Dr. Hardin ” - leftywva
“ Vice President Hal Gardner/Governor Tillman D-CA ” - leftywva
“ Graem Bauer/Director - Running Mates (2006) ” - leftywva
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 Xander under their wing when he was 16...
“ George Mason/Franklin Hollis ” - leftywva