Bradley Whitford

Bradley Whitford

His role as Joshua Lyman on The West Wing
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 political drama, "The West Wing."Growing up in Wisconsin, Whitford spent his youth at a decidedly slower pace. "I participated in theater in high school, but I never thought you could actually be an actor for a living," said Whitford. Nevertheless, he went on to study theater and English literature at Wesleyan University and earned a master's degree in theater from the prestigious Juilliard Theater Center.Whitford's first professional performance was in the off-Broadway production of "Curse of the Starving Class," with Kathy Bates. Ironically, he also starred in the Broadway production of "The West Wing" and in creator Aaron Sorkin's "A Few Good Men." His additional theater credits include "Three Days of Rain" at the Manhattan Theatre Club, "Measure for Measure" at the Lincoln Center, and the title role in "Coriolanus" at the Folger Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C.Some of Whitford's most memorable performances include roles in such films as "The Muse" with Albert Brooks and "Bicentennial Man" with Robin Williams. He has also appeared in "Scent of a Woman," "A Perfect World," "Philadelphia," "The Client," "My Life," "Red Corner," "Presumed Innocent" and "My Fellow Americans."He has guest-starred on such hit series as NBC's "ER" (in the critically acclaimed "Love's Labor Lost" episode), "The X-Files" and "NYPD Blue."Whitford lives in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Jane Kaczmarek ("Malcolm in the Middle) and their children, Frances and George. His birthday is October 10.Source:
We're telling a story. And the demands of that are different from the demands of a documentary. The audience must believe in order to keep faith in the story.More Bradley Whitford quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
John Wells let me write a couple of West Wings, which was an incredible gift. I loved it once I got past the brain injury part of it, and so I'm working on a couple of things that are far from fruition, but what I want to pursueMore Bradley Whitford quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I identify with this guy's frustration and inability to control his fury at moments. I even identify with the way that this guy covers up a lot with humour. So yeah, it's interesting.More Bradley Whitford quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The issue for my character, and the issue of the show is, how dirty do your feet have to get without suffocating yourself in the mud in order to get an inch of what you really want done?More Bradley Whitford quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I was at the vice president's Christmas party. I thought that his speech was spectacular, and I knew that it was a very emotional and difficult thing for him to do, but I admonished him for not waiting just one more stinking day.More Bradley Whitford quotes [07/19/2011 02:07:07]

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