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Bradley Whitford's credits in film, television and theater include work with some of the most noted writers, directors and playwrights in the arts, and constitute a career worthy of a Juilliard-trained actor -- which he is. But stardom is something else altogether, and it remained elusive, at least until 1999 and his appearance on NBC's acclaimed ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The West Wing
The West Wing Josh Lyman
Scent of a Woman
Billy Madison
Billy Madison Eric Gordon


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 2017 Civil (TV Movie) (pre-production)
Grant Taylor
 2016/I Phil (post-production)
Michael Fisk
 2016 All the Way (TV Movie)
Hubert Humphrey
 2016 PSA: Justice for Vets (Video short)
 2015-2016 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV Series)
Roger Peralta
 2016/I Other People
 2014 Alpha House (TV Series)
Senator #1 (Ned)
 2014 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Frank Maddox
- Reasonable Doubt (2014) ... Frank Maddox
 2013 CBGB
Nicky Gant
 2013 Man Up, Little Boy (Short)
 2013 Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter (Video short)
Agent Flynn
 2013 Lauren (TV Series)
- Episode #2.10 (2013) ... Milgram
- Episode #2.9 (2013) ... Milgram
- Episode #2.8 (2013) ... Milgram
- Episode #2.7 (2013) ... Milgram
- Episode #2.6 (2013) ... Milgram
 2013 Decoding Annie Parker
 2013 Shameless (TV Series)
Abraham Paige
 2013 Savannah
Jack Cay
 2013 Go On (TV Series)
- Ring and a Miss (2013) ... Hughie
 2012 The Asset (TV Movie)
Leo Maxiell
 2011 Have a Little Faith (TV Movie)
 2011 The Mentalist (TV Series)
Timothy Carter / Red John claimant
- Little Red Book (2011) ... Timothy Carter (uncredited)
- Strawberries and Cream: Part 2 (2011) ... Red John claimant / Timothy Carter (uncredited)
 2011 Law & Order: LA (TV Series)
Attorney Miklin
- Big Rock Mesa (2011) ... Attorney Miklin
 2010 Glenn Martin DDS (TV Series)
Gonzo Gonzales
- Camp (2010) ... Gonzo Gonzales (voice)
 2010 The Good Guys (TV Series)
Dan Stark
- Partners (2010) ... Dan Stark
- Cop Killer (2010) ... Dan Stark
- Supercops (2010) ... Dan Stark
- The Getaway (2010) ... Dan Stark
 2009 Off Duty (TV Movie)
Detective Glenn Falcon
 2009 Monk (TV Series)
Dean Berry
- Mr. Monk on Wheels (2009) ... Dean Berry
 2008 Burn Up (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Mack
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Mack
 2008 Bottle Shock
Professor Saunders
 1999-2006 The West Wing (TV Series)
Josh Lyman
- Tomorrow (2006) ... Josh Lyman
- Institutional Memory (2006) ... Josh Lyman (credit only)
- The Last Hurrah (2006) ... Josh Lyman (credit only)
- Transition (2006) ... Josh Lyman
- Requiem (2006) ... Josh Lyman
 2005 Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (Video Game)
Avery Carrington / Phil Cassidy (voice, uncredited)
 2005 Fathers and Sons (TV Movie)
 2002 Frasier (TV Series)
- Kissing Cousin (2002) ... Stu (voice)
 1999 The Muse
 1998-1999 The Secret Lives of Men (TV Series)
- T-Day (1999) ... Phil
- Guessing Games (1999) ... Phil
- Mafia Boss (1998) ... Phil
 1999 The Sky's on Fire (TV Movie)
John Morgan, KTML News
 1999 Felicity (TV Series)
Tom Anderson
- Happy Birthday (1999) ... Tom Anderson (uncredited)
 1999 Behind the Mask (TV Movie)
Brian Shushan (as Brad Whitford)
 1997 The People
Michael Leary
 1997 The Spittin' Image (Short)
 1997 Cloned (TV Movie)
Rick Weston
 1997 Masterminds
Miles (as Brad Whitford)
 1997 Tracey Takes On... (TV Series)
- Vegas (1997) ... Nik
 1997 High Incident (TV Series)
Deputy Carl Engler
- Black & Blue (1997) ... Deputy Carl Engler
 1997 In the Line of Duty: Blaze of Glory (TV Movie)
Tom LaSalle
 1996 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Steve Bell
- Out of the Darkness (1996) ... Steve Bell (as Brad Whitford)
 1996 Wildly Available
 1995 ER (TV Series)
Sean O'Brien
 1995 Nothing But the Truth (TV Movie)
'Mack' McCarthy
 1995 People V (TV Movie)
Peter Koffer
 1994 Cobb
Process Server
 1994 The X-Files (TV Series)
Daniel Trepkos
- Firewalker (1994) ... Daniel Trepkos
 1994 Ellen (TV Series)
- The Fix-Up (1994) ... Doug
 1994 The Desperate Trail (Video)
Tommy Donnelly
 1994 Web of Deception (TV Movie)
Larry Lake
 1993 The Silent Alarm (Short)
Referee Dad
 1993 Philadelphia
Jamey Collins
 1993 A Perfect World
Bobby Lee
 1993 Black Tie Affair (TV Series)
Dave Brodsky
- Episode #1.5 (1993) ... Dave Brodsky
- Episode #1.4 (1993) ... Dave Brodsky
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Dave Brodsky
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Dave Brodsky
- One (1993) ... Dave Brodsky
 1993 RoboCop 3
 1990 Awakenings
Dr. Tyler
 1990 Young Guns II
Charles Phalen (as Brad Whitford)
 1990 Presumed Innocent
Jamie Kemp
 1990 Vital Signs
Dr. Donald Ballentine
 1988 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
Tom Dash
- The Deal (1988) ... Tom Dash
 1987 The Betty Ford Story (TV Movie)
Jack Ford
 1986 C.A.T. Squad (TV Movie)
Leon Trepper
 1986 Doorman
Terry Reilly
 1985 The Equalizer (TV Series)
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Other Works:

Portrayed Bernard in "Boeing-Boeing" play by Marc Camoletti, translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans, on Broadway at the Longacre Theater, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Brad Whitford


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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Personal Quote:

[on if he's felt typecast after "The West Wing"] You're going to get typecast as whatever you do, but to be typecast as that guy who was complicated, passionate, funny, that's fine. But yeah, people think you're going to be a smart guy in a suit. But my God, what a wonderful experience. The only problem with it is it does spoil you; honestly, not to be pretentious but the creative experience, ... See more »


He and his ex-wife, Jane Kaczmarek, have three children: Frances Whitford was born in January 1997; George Whitford was born on December 23, 1999 and Mary Louisa Whitford was born on November 25, 2002. See more »



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