Richard Schiff, July 2007
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Richard Schiff (born May 27, 1955) is an Emmy Award-winning American actor, known for playing Toby Ziegler on the NBC television drama The West Wing, a role for which he won an Emmy Award. Events 927 - Simeon the Great, Tsar of Bulgaria, dies 1120 - Richard III of Capua is anointed Year 1955 ( MCMLV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar) Bethesda is an Unincorporated area in southern Montgomery County Maryland, just Northwest of Washington D Events 927 - Simeon the Great, Tsar of Bulgaria, dies 1120 - Richard III of Capua is anointed Year 1955 ( MCMLV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar) The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Tobias Zachary 'Toby' Ziegler, is a Fictional character played by Richard Schiff on the television serial drama The West Wing. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Schiff also made his directorial debut with The West Wing, directing an episode entitled "Talking Points. " Talking Points " (formerly known as The Promise) is episode 107 of The West Wing. "
Schiff, the middle of three sons, was born in Bethesda, Maryland, the son of Charlotte, a television and publishing executive, and Edward Schiff, a real estate lawyer. Bethesda is an Unincorporated area in southern Montgomery County Maryland, just Northwest of Washington D Real estate is a legal term (in some jurisdictions notably in the USA, United Kingdom  His parents divorced when he was twelve. He dropped out of high school, but later obtained an equivalency diploma. General Educational Development (or GED) tests are a group of five tests which (when passed certifies that the taker has American or Canadian High He studied briefly at The City College of New York (CCNY) in 1973, but had no interest. The City College of The City University of New York (known more commonly as the City College of New York or simply City College, CCNY, or colloquially as The City College of The City University of New York (known more commonly as the City College of New York or simply City College, CCNY, or colloquially as After not appearing for final exams, he went to Colorado where he cut firewood. He returned to New York in 1975 and started studying acting at CCNY and was eventually accepted into their theater program.
Schiff met his wife Sheila Kelley during auditions for "Antigone" in 1993; they married in 1996 and have one son, Gus. Sheila Kelley (born October 9, 1961) is an American actress One of her most famous roles is that of Gwen Taylor in L 
Schiff initially disliked acting and studied to be a director. He directed several off-Broadway plays, including "Antigone" with a then just-graduated Angela Bassett in 1983. Off-Broadway plays or musicals are performed in New York City. Angela Evelyn Bassett (born August 16 1958 is an Emmy - and Academy Award -nominated and Golden Globe -winning African- American Actress He met present wife, Sheila Kelley, during auditions for this play. Sheila Kelley (born October 9, 1961) is an American actress One of her most famous roles is that of Gwen Taylor in L The two married many years later – in 1996. In the mid-1980s, Schiff says he conquered his fears and decided to take a stab at acting. He got several TV roles, and was seen by Steven Spielberg in an episode of the TV drama High Incident. Steven Allan Spielberg, KBE (Hon (born December 18 1946 is an American Film director, Screenwriter and producer. Spielberg then cast him in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) and his career has been on an upward climb ever since that has led to his co-starring role in The West Wing. The Lost World Jurassic Park (commonly referred to as The Lost World or Jurassic Park 2) is a 1997 American Science
In 1996 Schiff guest starred on the popular TV series ER, and appeared in NYPD Blue the following year. ER is an Emmy Award -winning American Medical drama series created by Novelist Michael Crichton and airing on NYPD Blue is an American television police drama set in New York City, exploring the internal and external struggles of the fictional 15th precinct Schiff played a doctor alongside Eddie Murphy in the 1998 Dr. Dolittle remake. Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy (born April 3 1961 is an Academy Award -nominated Golden Globe - Screen Actors Guild Award -winning American Dr Dolittle is an American family comedy, released in 1998 and starring Eddie Murphy as a doctor who discovers that he has the ability He also played Col. /Brig. Gen. Robert Laurel Smith in the 1998 HBO TV movie "The Pentagon Wars", based on the real-life development of the US Army's Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle. The Pentagon Wars is a 1998 HBO film starring Kelsey Grammer, Cary Elwes and Richard Schiff, based on a book of the same That same year, Schiff was also in the movie blockbuster Deep Impact, in which he played Don Beiderman. This article refers to the theatrical slang term for other uses see Blockbuster (disambiguation. Deep Impact is a 1998 sci-fi - drama Disaster film released by Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks SKG in the Schiff also appeared in one episode of 'Becker' during the first season of the series.
In 2004, Schiff appeared in Ray as famed musician Ray Charles's producer, Jerry Wexler. Ray is a 2004 Biographical film focusing on thirty years of the life of legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles. Ray Charles Robinson ( September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004) known by his Stage name Ray Charles, was an American Gerald "Jerry" Wexler ( January 10 1917 &ndash August 15 2008) was a music journalist turned music producer and was regarded In this movie, he shaves off his trademark beard. After starring on The West Wing since 1999, Schiff chose to leave the series in its seventh season (2005–2006), and was contracted to appear in half of the season's episodes. However, with NBC choosing to end the series, Schiff continued to appear until the end of the show's run in May 2006, though he did not appear in the series finale. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's He starred along with Peter Krause in the thriller Civic Duty 2006. Peter William Krause (ˈkraʊzə born August 12 1965) is a Emmy - and Golden Globe Award -nominated and Screen Actors Guild Award -winning Civic Duty is a Thriller film that opened in 2006. It was directed by Jeff Renfroe and stars Peter Krause, Khaled Abol Naga Schiff is well known for his intense approach to acting and his consistent employment of a hushed, gruff tone of voice, the latter of which has earned him the nickname “The Hoarse Whisperer” among many West Wing fans.
Schiff had a memorable cameo in the second season finale of Entourage where he played himself. Entourage is an Emmy Award -winning HBO original series created by Doug Ellin that chronicles the rise of Vincent Chase — a In the scene, Schiff is at lunch with his agent Ari Gold, and declares his desire to act in action movies. In early 2006, Schiff returned to his stage roots, starring in the premiere run of Underneath the Lintel, a one-act, single-character play by Glen Berger, at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Underneath the Lintel is a 90-minute one-act play by Glen Berger which premiered in 2001 Glen Berger’s plays include Underneath the Lintel (Over 450 performances Off-Broadway Ovation Award (Los Angeles Sterling Award (Edmonton and Connecticut Critics Circle Award for George Street Playhouse is a Theater in New Brunswick New Jersey, one of the state's preeminent professional theatres committed to the production of new and established New Brunswick, also known as "the Healthcare City" or "Hub City" is a city and the County seat of Middlesex County In February 2007, he appeared in the West End production of Underneath the Lintel in the Duchess Theatre in London, England, and also appeared on BBC Radio Five Live and talked at length to Simon Mayo about his experience of acting in The West Wing and his new West End production. West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre staged in the large theatres of London 's "Theatreland" The Duchess Theatre is a West End theatre in the City of Westminster, located in Catherine Street near Aldwych. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Simon Mayo (born 21 September 1958 in Southgate London) is an English radio presenter In 2007, he appeared in the season finale of Burn Notice, . Burn Notice is an American Television Drama series created by Matt Nix and starring Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle A radio version of Underneath the Lintel, performed by Richard Schiff, was broadcast by BBC Radio 4 on 5 January 2008. Events 1477 - Battle of Nancy: Charles the Bold is killed and Burgundy becomes part of France. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common In 2008 Schiff co-star in Last Chance Harvey with Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson and Another Harvest Moon with Ernest Borgnine and is going to show up in the Season finale of Eli Stone. Academy Award ® winners Dustin Hoffman ( Rain Man) and Emma Thompson ( Sense and Sensibility) reunite in Last Chance Harvey, a hopeful Dustin Lee Hoffman (born August 8 1937 His brother Ronald is a lawyer and economist Emma Thompson (born April 15 1959 is an Academy Award - Emmy Award - BAFTA Award - and Golden Globe -winning Anglo-Scottish Actress Ermes Effron Borgnino (born January 24 1917 better known by his stage name Ernest Borgnine, is an American Golden Globe, BAFTA and Academy Eli Stone is an American Television Comedy-drama created by Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim, who also serve as