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Richard Schiff

Richard was born in Bethesda, Maryland, the middle of three sons of 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 ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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  Clemency (post-production)
Marty Lumetta
 2018 Vandal (post-production)
Jacob Lipman
 2015-2018 Ballers (TV Series)
Mr. Anderson / Brett Anderson
 2018 Counterpart (TV Series)
Roland Fancher
 2017-2018 The Good Doctor (TV Series)
Dr. Aaron Glassman
 2017 Jean-Claude Van Johnson (TV Series)
Alan Morris
 2017 Geostorm
Senator Cross
 2017 Shock and Awe
The Usual
 2017 Seven Bucks Digital Studios (TV Series short)
Mr. Anderson
 2017 Chicago Justice (TV Series)
Frank Linden
 2015-2017 Rogue (TV Series)
Marty Stein
 2017 Alien Code
Dr. Miles Driskoll
 2017 When We Rise (TV Mini-Series)
Judge Vaughn Walker
 2016 Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (TV Series)
 2012-2016 House of Lies (TV Series)
Harrison 'Skip' Galweather
 2016 Mom (TV Series)
 2016 American Fable
 2016 The Grinder (TV Series)
Gordon Stutz
 2015 The Affair (TV Series)
Jon Gottlief
 2014-2015 Manhattan (TV Series)
 2015 Gen Zed (TV Series)
Father O'Brien (2015) (voice)
 2015 Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (TV Series)
Dean Fairchild
 2015 Lego Jurassic World (Video Game)
Eddie Carr (voice, uncredited)
 2015 Entourage
 2015 The Automatic Hate
Dr. Ronald Green
 2014 Key and Peele (TV Series)
 2014/III The Gambler
 2014 Kill the Messenger
Richard Zuckerman
 2014 Murder in the First (TV Series)
David Hertzberg
 2014 Before I Disappear
Bruce Warham
 2014 Beach Pillows
Henry Midwood
 2013 Bones (TV Series)
Professor Leon Watters
 2013 Man of Steel
Dr. Emil Hamilton
 2013 Decoding Annie Parker
 2012-2013 Chasing the Hill (TV Series)
Charlie Kowles
 2012/II Fire with Fire
Harold Gethers
 2012 NCIS (TV Series)
Harper Dearing
 2012 The Mindy Project (TV Series)
 2012 Knife Fight
Dimitris Vargas
 2012 Once Upon a Time (TV Series)
King Leopold
 2011 Innocent (TV Movie)
Tommy Molto
 2011 Up All Night (TV Series)
Dr. Dean Chafin
 2011 Johnny English Reborn
Titus Fisher
 2011 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (TV Series)
Jack Fickler
 2011 White Collar (TV Series)
Andrew Stanzler
 2011 The Cape (TV Series)
Patrick Portman
 2010 Any Human Heart (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Byrne
 2010 Another Harvest Moon
 2010 Made in Dagenham
Robert Tooley
 2010 Svetlana (TV Series)
Dr. Lawrence
 2010 Past Life (TV Series)
Dr. Malachi Talmadge
 2010 The Infidel
Lenny Goldberg
 2009 Solitary Man
Steve Heller
 2009 Imagine That
Carl Simons
 2009 In Plain Sight (TV Series)
Samuel Garfinkel
 2009 Ceremonies of the Horsemen (Short)
 2008 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (TV Series)
Charles Fischer / Paul Stewart
 2008 Last Chance Harvey
 2008 Monk (TV Series)
Dr. Lawrence Climan
 2008 Eli Stone (TV Series)
David Green
 2007 Martian Child
 2007/II Waiting (Short)
 2007 Burn Notice (TV Series)
Phillip Cowan
 1999-2006 The West Wing (TV Series)
Toby Ziegler
 2006 Civic Duty
FBI Agent Tom Hilary
 2005 Entourage (TV Series)
Richard Schiff
 2004/I Ray
Jerry Wexler
 2004 With It (Short)
Virgil LaRocca
 2002 People I Know
Elliot Sharansky
 2001 I Am Sam
 2001 What's the Worst That Could Happen?
Walter Greenbaum
 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
 1999 Crazy in Alabama
 1999 Becker (TV Series)
Barry Becker
 1999 Forces of Nature
 1998 Living Out Loud
Phil Francato
 1998 Heaven
 1998 Doctor Dolittle
Dr. Gene 'Geno' Reiss
 1998 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Bernie Gilson
 1998 Deep Impact
Don Biederman
 1998 Brooklyn South (TV Series)
Chris McIntrick
 1998 The Practice (TV Series)
Bob Show
 1998 The Pentagon Wars (TV Movie)
Colonel Smith
 1998 The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (TV Movie)
Mr. Green
 1997 Santa Fe
 1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park - Chaos Island (Video Game)
Eddie Carr (voice)
 1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Eddie Carr
 1995-1997 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Steve Cameron / Vartan Illiescu
 1997 Loved
District Attorney Steve Waters
 1997 Volcano
 1996-1997 Relativity (TV Series)
Barry Roth
 1997 Touch
 1996 Michael
Italian Waiter
 1996 Quack Pack (TV Series)
Tunnel Rat
 1996 Grace of My Heart
Audition Record Producer
 1996 The Trigger Effect
Gun Shop Clerk
 1996 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Mark Sarison
 1996 ER (TV Series)
Mr. Bartoli
 1996 Special Report: Journey to Mars (TV Movie)
Eric Altman
 1996 High Incident (TV Series)
Ed Ossip
 1996 The Arrival
 1996 City Hall
Larry Schwartz
 1995 Murder One (TV Series)
Prof. Stanley Fletcher
 1995 Maybe This Time (TV Series)
 1995 If Not for You (TV Series)
 1995 Se7en
Mark Swarr
 1995 Rough Magic
Marvin Wiggins
 1995 Tank Girl
Trooper in Trench
 1994 Speechless
Sound Technician (uncredited)
 1994 Love & War (TV Series)
Lester Michaels
 1994 Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas (TV Movie)
Deputy Dano
 1994 Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight (TV Movie)
Movietone News Director
 1994 Speed
Train Driver
 1994 Thunder Alley (TV Series)
Pat Perkins
 1994 Major League II
 1994 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
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 South of Sunset (TV Series)
 1993 Wild Palms (TV Mini-Series)
Security Guard
 1993 Doogie Howser, M.D. (TV Series)
Billy Tishler
 1992 Hoffa
Government Attorney
 1992 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Dog Pound Operator
 1992 The Bodyguard
Skip Thomas
 1992 Malcolm X
JFK Reporter
 1992 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Joey Fero
 1992 The Public Eye
Thompson Street Photographer
 1992 Rapid Fire
Art Teacher
 1992 Cruel Doubt (TV Mini-Series)
 1992 Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
Gun Clerk
 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
 1989 Trenchcoat in Paradise (TV Movie)
 1988 Cheers (TV Series)
 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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I have to admit I've rarely been happier in my life. I have been absolutely thrilled to be back in New York and living a block from where I grew up. Just to be back in New York and, quite honestly, away from Hollywood has been an absolute thrill for me. I feel like I'm a real actor again. See more »


Daughter, Ruby Christine. See more »


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