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Richard Schiff

Richard was the middle of three sons born to Edward, a real estate lawyer, and Charlotte, a cable TV and publishing executive. His parents divorced when he was 12. He dropped out of high school but obtained an equivalency diploma. He tried studying at the City College of New York (CCNY) in 1973, but had no interest. After not bothering to show up ... See full bio »

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 2015 The Locals (announced)
Ira Goldberg
 2015 Ted 2 (filming)
 2015 The Automatic Hate (post-production)
Dr. Ronald Green
 2015 Entourage (post-production)
 2014 Manhattan (TV Series)
- Perestroika (2014) ... Occam
- Tangier (2014) ... Occam
- The Understudy (2014) ... Occam
- Acceptable Limits (2014) ... Occam
 2014 Kill the Messenger
Richard Zuckerman
 2014 Before I Disappear
 2013 Bones (TV Series)
Professor Leon Watters
- The Spark in the Park (2013) ... Professor Leon Watters
 2013 Beach Pillows
Henry Midwood
 2013 Decoding Annie Parker
Mr. Allen
 2012-2013 Chasing the Hill (TV Series)
Charlie / Charlie Kowles
- Optimus Primary (2013) ... Charlie Kowles
 2012 The Mindy Project (TV Series)
- Pilot (2012) ... Doctor
 2012/II Fire with Fire
Harold Gethers
 2012 Knife Fight
Dimitris Vargas
 2011 Innocent (TV Movie)
Tommy Molto
 2011 Up All Night (TV Series)
Dr. Dean Chafin
- Parents (2011) ... Dr. Dean Chafin
 2011 Johnny English Reborn
Titus Fisher
 2011 White Collar (TV Series)
Andrew Stanzler
- Power Play (2011) ... Andrew Stanzler
 2011 The Cape (TV Series)
Patrick Portman
- Scales (2011) ... Patrick Portman
- Tarot (2011) ... Patrick Portman
 2010 Any Human Heart (TV Series)
Dr. Byrne
- Episode #1.3 (2010) ... Dr. Byrne
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... Dr. Byrne
 2010 Svetlana (TV Series)
Dr. Lawrence
- Eco-Shlong (2010) ... Dr. Lawrence
 2009 Ceremonies of the Horsemen (Short)
 2008 Eli Stone (TV Series)
David Green
- Soul Free (2008) ... David Green
 2007/II Waiting (Short)
 2007 Burn Notice (TV Series)
Phillip Cowan
- Wanted Man (2007) ... Phillip Cowan (voice, uncredited)
 2006 Civic Duty
FBI Agent Tom Hilary
 2005 Entourage (TV Series)
Richard Schiff
- The Abyss (2005) ... Richard Schiff
 2004/I Ray
Jerry Wexler
 2004 With It (Short)
Virgil LaRocca
 2000 Lucky Numbers
Jerry Green
 2000 Forever Lulu
Jerome Ellsworth
 2000 Whatever It Takes
P.E. Teacher
 2000 Gun Shy
 1999 Roswell (TV Series)
Agent Stevens
- River Dog (1999) ... Agent Stevens
- Pilot (1999) ... Agent Stevens (uncredited)
 1999 Crazy in Alabama
Norman the Chauffeur
 1999 Becker (TV Series)
- Truth and Consequences (1999) ... Berry
 1998 Living Out Loud
Phil Francato
 1998 Heaven
 1998 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Bernie Gilson
- These Are the Days (1998) ... Bernie Gilson
 1998 Deep Impact
Don Biederman
 1998 Brooklyn South (TV Series)
Chris McIntrick
- Cinnamon Buns (1998) ... Chris McIntrick
 1998 The Practice (TV Series)
Bob Show
- Trees in the Forest (1998) ... Bob Show
 1998 The Pentagon Wars (TV Movie)
Colonel Smith
 1997 Santa Fe
 1995-1997 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Steve Cameron / Vartan Illiescu
- Bombs Away (1995) ... Vartan Illiescu
 1997 Volcano
 1997 Loved
District Attorney Steve Waters
 1997 Touch
 1996 Grace of My Heart
Audition Record Producer
 1996 The Trigger Effect
Gun Shop Clerk
 1996 The Arrival
 1996 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Mark Sarison
- Quiet Riot (1996) ... Mark Sarison
 1996 ER (TV Series)
Mr. Bartoli
- The Match Game (1996) ... Mr. Bartoli
 1996 Special Report: Journey to Mars (TV Movie)
Eric Altman
 1996 High Incident (TV Series)
Ed Ossip
- Coroner's Day Off (1996) ... Ed Ossip
 1995 Murder One (TV Series)
Prof. Stanley Fletcher
- Chapter Nine (1995) ... Prof. Stanley Fletcher
 1995 Maybe This Time (TV Series)
- Snitch Doggy-Dogg (1995) ... Perlman
 1995 Se7en
Mark Swarr
 1995 If Not for You (TV Series)
- Pilot ... Chernikov
 1995 Rough Magic
Marvin Wiggins
 1995 Tank Girl
Trooper in Trench
 1994 Speechless
Sound Technician (uncredited)
 1994 Love & War (TV Series)
Lester Michaels
- The Bum (1994) ... Lester Michaels
 1994 Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight (TV Movie)
Movietone News Director
 1994 Speed
Train Driver
 1994 Thunder Alley (TV Series)
Pat Perkins
- Bloodsuckers (1994) ... Pat Perkins
 1994 Major League II
 1994 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Mel Woodworthy
- Anything But Cured (1994) ... Mel Woodworthy
 1994 The Hudsucker Proxy
Mailroom Screamer
 1994 The John Larroquette Show (TV Series)
 1993 Ghost in the Machine
Scanner Technician
 1993 My Life
Young Bill Ivanovich
 1993 Skinner
 1993 Wild Palms (TV Mini-Series)
Security Guard
- The Floating World (1993) ... Security Guard (uncredited)
 1993 Doogie Howser, M.D. (TV Series)
Billy Tishler
- What Makes Doogie Run (1993) ... Billy Tishler
 1993 South of Sunset (TV Series)
Bobby Bruck
- Dream Girl (1993) ... Bobby Bruck
 1992 Hoffa
Government Attorney
 1992 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Dog Pound Operator
- Helter Shelter (1992) ... Dog Pound Operator
 1992 The Bodyguard
Skip Thomas
 1992 Malcolm X
JFK Reporter
 1992 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Joey Fero
- Pilot (1992) ... Joey Fero
 1992 The Public Eye
Thompson Street Photographer
 1992 Rapid Fire
Art Teacher
 1992 Cruel Doubt (TV Movie)
 1992 Till Death Us Do Part (TV Movie)
Jack Wells
 1990 Young Guns II
Rat Bag
 1990 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Lester Middleton
- Korman's Kalamity (1990) ... Lester Middleton
 1989 Trenchcoat in Paradise (TV Movie)
 1988 Medium Straight
Pat Harding
 1987 Arena Brains (Short)
Deli Clerk
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Stage play: "Glengarry Glen Ross" - playing George Aaronow in the Broadway revival of David Mamet's play. With Al Pacino, Bobby Cannavale, John C. McGinley, David Harbour, Jeremy Shamos and Murphy Guyer. Direction by Daniel Sullivan [Schoenfeld Theater, New York] See more »

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It seems not to matter that we are at the brink of a war that may spread beyond Afghanistan and Iraq to Iran and Georgia and then where? To Syria? To North Korea? To China? That we in America are in economic doldrums and are seeing small businesses fold and houses reclaimed by banks and a smouldering panic that is palpable everywhere. See more »


Daughter, Ruby Christine. See more »


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