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Richard Schiff is an American actor best known for his role as Toby Ziegler on the political drama series The West Wing.

Background[]

Schiff was born in Bethesda, Maryland, the second of three sons of Charlotte, a television and publishing executive, and Edward Schiff, a real estate lawyer. His parents divorced when he was 12. He dropped out of high school, but later obtained an equivalency diploma. He studied briefly at The City College of New York (CCNY) in 1973, but did not graduate. He moved to Colorado where he found employment cutting firewood. Returning to New York in 1975 he began to study acting at CCNY and was accepted into their theater program.

Schiff met his wife Sheila Kelley during auditions for Antigone in 1993; they married in 1996 and have a son named Gus and a daughter named Ruby.

On Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior[]

Schiff portrayed Jack Fickler, the director of the FBI and colleague of Sam Cooper, for a total of four episodes.

Filmography[]

  • Psych 2: Lassie Come Home (2020) - Doctor Hirsch
  • The Good Doctor - 56 episodes (2017-2020) - Doctor Aaron Glassman
  • Ballers - 26 episodes (2015-2019) - Brett Anderson
  • The Affair - 12 episodes (2015-2019) - Jon Gottlief
  • After Class (2019) - Jeff Cohen
  • Vandal (2019) - Jacob Lipman
  • Counterpart - 7 episodes (2018-2019) - Roland Fancher
  • Clemency (2019) - Marty Lumetta
  • Castle Rock (2018) - Warden Porter's Superior (voice)
  • Alien Code (2018) - Miles Driskoll
  • Jean-Claude Van Johnson - 2 episodes (2017) - Alan Morris
  • Geostorm (2017) - Senator Cross
  • Shock and Awe (2017) - The Usual
  • Seven Bucks Digital Studios (2017) - Brett Anderson
  • Chicago Justice (2017) - Frank Linden
  • Rogue - 22 episodes (2015-2017) - Marty Stein
  • When We Rise (2017) - Judge Vaughn Walker
  • Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency - 5 episodes (2016) - Zimmerfield
  • House of Lies - 9 episodes (2012-2016) - Harrison 'Skip' Galweather
  • Mom (2016) - Robert
  • American Fable (2016) - Jonathan
  • The Grinder - 2 episodes (2016) - Gordon Stutz
  • Manhattan - 9 episodes (2014-2015) - Occam
  • Gen Zed (2015) - Father O'Brien (voice)
  • Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015) - Dean Fairchild
  • Lego Jurassic World (2015) - Eddie Carr (voice, uncredited)
  • Entourage (2015) - Director
  • The Automatic Hate (2015) - Dr. Ronald
  • Take Me to the River (2015) - Don
  • Key and Peele (2014) - Ambassador
  • The Gambler (2014) - Jeweler
  • Kill the Messenger (2014) - Richard Zuckerman
  • Murder in the First - 10 episodes (2014) - David Hertzberg
  • Before I Disappear (2014) - Bruce Warham
  • Beach Pillows (2014) - Henry Midwood
  • Bones (2013) - Professor Leon Watters
  • Man of Steel (2013) - Doctor Emil Hamilton
  • Decoding Annie Parker (2013) - Allen
  • Chasing the Hill - 4 episodes (2012-2013) - Charlie Kowles
  • Fire with Fire (2012) - Harold Gethers
  • NCIS - 3 episodes (2012) - Harper Dearing
  • The Mindy Project (2012) - Doctor
  • Walk and Talk the Vote: West Wing Reunion - Bridget Mary McCormack (2012) - Toby Ziegler
  • Knife Fight (2012) - Dimitris Vargas
  • Once Upon a Time - 2 episodes (2012) - King Leopold
  • Innocent (2011) - Tommy Molto
  • Up All Night (2011) - Doctor Dean Chafin
  • Johnny English Reborn (2011) - Titus Fisher
  • Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior - 4 episodes (2011) TV episodes - Jack Fickler
  • White Collar (2011) - Andrew Stanzler
  • The Cape - 3 episodes (2011) - Patrick Portman
  • Any Human Heart - 2 episodes (2010) - Doctor Byrne
  • Another Harvest Moon (2010) - Jeffrey
  • Made in Dagenham (2010) - Robert Tooley
  • Svetlana (2010) - Doctor Lawrence
  • Past Life - 9 episodes (2010) - Doctor Malachi Talmadge
  • The Infidel (2010) - Lenny Goldberg
  • Solitary Man (2009) - Steve Heller
  • Imagine That (2009) - Carl Simons
  • In Plain Sight (2009) - Samuel Garfinkel
  • Ceremonies of the Horsemen (2009) - Lieb
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008) - Charles Fischer/Paul Stewart
  • Last Chance Harvey (2008) - Marvin
  • Monk (2008) - Doctor Lawrence Climan
  • Eli Stone (2008) - David Green
  • Martian Child (2007) - Lefkowitz
  • Waiting (2007) - John
  • Burn Notice - 2 episodes (2007) - Phillip Cowan
  • The West Wing - 145 episodes (1999-2006) - Toby Ziegler
  • Civic Duty (2006) - FBI Agent Tom Hilary
  • Entourage (2005) - Richard Schiff
  • Ray (2004) - Jerry Wexler
  • With It (2004) - Virgil LaRocca
  • People I Know (2002) - Elliot Sharansky
  • I Am Sam (2001) - Turner
  • What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001) - Walter Greenbaum
  • Lucky Numbers (2000) - Jerry Green
  • Forever Lulu (2000) - Jerome Ellsworth
  • Whatever It Takes (2000) - P.E. Teacher
  • Gun Shy (2000) - Elliott
  • Roswell - 3 episodes (1999) - Agent John Stevens
  • Crazy in Alabama (1999) - Norman
  • Becker (1999) - Barry Becker
  • Forces of Nature (1999) - Joe
  • Living Out Loud (1998) - Phil Francato
  • Heaven (1998) - Stanner
  • Doctor Dolittle (1998) - Doctor Geno Reiss
  • Ally McBeal (1998) - Bernie Gilson
  • Deep Impact (1998) - Don Biederman
  • Brooklyn South (1998) - Chris McIntrick
  • The Practice (1998) - Bob Show
  • The Pentagon Wars (1998) - Colonel Smith
  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1998) - Mr. Green
  • Santa Fe (1997) - Alex
  • Jurassic Park: Chaos Island (1997) - Eddie Carr (voice)
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) - Eddie Carr
  • NYPD Blue - 2 episodes (1995-1997) - Steve Cameron/Vartan Illiescu
  • Loved (1997) - District Attorney Steve Waters
  • Volcano (1997) - Haskins
  • Relativity - 17 episodes (1996-1997) - Barry Roth
  • Touch (1997) - Jerry
  • Michael (1996) - Italian Waiter
  • Quack Pack (1996) - Tunnel Rat (voice)
  • Grace of My Heart (1996) - Audition Record Producer
  • The Trigger Effect (1996) - Gun Shop Clerk
  • Chicago Hope (1996) - Mark Sarison
  • ER (1996) - Mr. Bartoli
  • Special Report: Journey to Mars (1996) - Eric Altman
  • High Incident (1996) - Ed Ossip
  • The Arrival (1996) - Calvin
  • City Hall (1996) - Larry Schwartz
  • Murder One (1995) - Professor Stanley Fletcher
  • Maybe This Time (1995) - Perlman
  • If Not for You (1995) - Chernikov
  • Se7en (1995) - Mark Swarr
  • Rough Magic (1995) - Marvin Wiggins
  • Tank Girl (1995) - Trooper in Trench
  • Speechless (1994) - Sound Technician (uncredited)
  • Love & War (1994) - Lester Michaels
  • Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas (1994) - Deputy Dano
  • Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight (1994) - Movietone News Director
  • Speed (1994) - Train Driver
  • Thunder Alley (1994) - Pat Perkins
  • Major League II (1994) - Director
  • Murphy Brown (1994) - Mel Woodworthy
  • The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) - Mailroom Screamer
  • The John Larroquette Show (1994) - Wilson
  • Ghost in the Machine (1993) - Scanner Technician
  • My Life (1993) - Young Bill Ivanovich
  • Skinner (1993) - Eddie
  • South of Sunset (1993) - Unknown Character
  • Wild Palms (1993) - Security Guard (uncredited)
  • The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom (1993) - Life Photographer
  • Doogie Howser, M.D. (1993) - Billy Tishler
  • Hoffa (1992) - Government Attorney
  • L.A. Law (1992) - Dog Pound Operator
  • The Bodyguard (1992) - Skip Thomas
  • Malcolm X (1992) - JFK Reporter
  • Picket Fences (1992) - Joey Fero
  • The Public Eye (1992) - Thompson Street Photographer
  • Rapid Fire (1992) - Art Teacher
  • Cruel Doubt - 2 episodes (1992) - Inspector
  • Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992) - Gun Clerk
  • Till Death Us Do Part (1992) - Jack Wells
  • Young Guns II (1990) - Rat Bag
  • Tales from the Crypt (1990) - Lester Middleton
  • Trenchcoat in Paradise (1989) - Mole
  • Cheers (1988) - Tourist (uncredited)
  • Medium Straight (1988) - Pat Harding
  • Arena Brains (1987) - Deli Clerk

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For an up-to-date filmography, see here.

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