Bradley Whitford

Actor, Waiter
Though originally a supporting player in various film and television projects, actor Bradley Whitford emerged as an Emmy Award-winning lead performer on the critically acclaimed political drama, "The West Wing" (NBC ... Read more »
Born: 10/09/1959 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Filmography

Actor (85)

Happyish 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Decoding Annie Parker 2014 (Movie)

Marshall (Actor)

Hollywood Game Night 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Trophy Wife 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

CBGB 2013 (Movie)

Nicky "F.cking" Gant (Actor)

Drunk History 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Go On 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Savannah 2013 (Movie)

Jack Cay (Actor)

Saving Mr. Banks 2013 (Movie)

Don DaGradi (Actor)

Shameless 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mitch Albom's Have a Little Faith 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Parks and Recreation 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Cabin in the Woods 2012 (Movie)

Hadley (Actor)

In Plain Sight 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: LA 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Mentalist 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ellen 1994 - 1995, 2003 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Glenn Martin, DDS 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

High Incident 1994 - 1997, 2003 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 1993 - 1997, 2003 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Real Time with Bill Maher 2003 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Guys 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sarah Silverman Program 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The X-Files 1994 - 1997, 2003 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1994 - 1996, 2003 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Burn Up 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Monk 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bottle Shock 2008 (Movie)

Professor Saunders (Actor)

Living With Ed 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2006 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The West Wing 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Fathers and Sons 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Little Manhattan 2005 (Movie)

Adam Burton (Actor)

The 2004 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2005 (Movie)

Al (Actor)

John Ritter Remembered 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 56th Annual Writers Guild Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

Intimate Portrait: Jane Kaczmarek 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Malcolm in the Middle 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Kate & Leopold 2001 (Movie)

J J Camden (Actor)

The 2001 TV Guide Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Behind the Mask 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Bicentennial Man 1999 (Movie)

Lloyd (Actor)

The Muse 1999 (Movie)

Hal (Actor)

The Secret Lives of Men 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Masterminds 1997 (Movie)

Miles Lawrence (Actor)

The Red Corner 1997 (Movie)

Bob Ghery (Actor)

My Fellow Americans 1996 (Movie)

Carl Witnaur (Actor)

Billy Madison 1995 (Movie)

Eric Gordon (Actor)

ER 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nothing But the Truth 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Desperate Trail 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Cobb 1994 (Movie)

Process Server (Actor)

The Client 1994 (Movie)

Thomas Fink (Actor)

A Perfect World 1993 (Movie)

Bobby Lee (Actor)

Black Tie Affair 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

My Life 1993 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Philadelphia 1993 (Movie)

Jamey Collins (Actor)

Robocop 3 1993 (Movie)

Fleck (Actor)

The Silent Alarm 1993 (Movie)

Referee Dad (Actor)

Scent of A Woman 1992 (Movie)

Randy (Actor)

Awakenings 1990 (Movie)

Dr Tyler (Actor)

Presumed Innocent 1990 (Movie)

Jamie Kemp (Actor)

Vital Signs 1990 (Movie)

Dr Ballentine (Actor)

Young Guns II 1990 (Movie)

Charles Phalen (Actor)

Adventures in Babysitting 1987 (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

Revenge of the Nerds II 1987 (Movie)

Roger (Actor)

C.A.T. Squad 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Doorman 1985 (Movie)

Terry Reilly (Actor)

An American Crime (TV Show)

Actor

Behind the Mask (TV Show)

Actor

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Tv Show)

Actor

Cloned (TV Show)

Actor

The Betty Ford Story (TV Show)

Actor

The Sky's on Fire (TV Show)

Actor

Web of Deception (TV Show)

Actor

Without Warning (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

Saving Mr. Banks 2013 (Movie)

("Fidelity Fiduciary Bank") (Song Performer)

Biography

Though originally a supporting player in various film and television projects, actor Bradley Whitford emerged as an Emmy Award-winning lead performer on the critically acclaimed political drama, "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006). Prior to his seven season run on that beloved program, Whitford made a small name for himself, usually as an arrogant yuppie type in films like "Adventures in Babysitting" (1987) and "Billy Madison" (1995). He also excelled on the stage, delivering standout performances in "Romeo and Juliet" (1988) and in the original production of "A Few Good Men" (1989), which introduced the actor to "The West Wing" creator Aaron Sorkin. In fact, Whitford became something of a Sorkin player, returning to star in the writer-playwright's critically acclaimed, but ultimately failed drama about the goings-on of a flailing late night sketch show, "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" (NBC, 2006-07). Always one to talk about his political views, which were firmly planted on the liberal side of the spectrum, Whitford was often called upon to express his opinions on talk shows like "Real Time with Bill Maher" (HBO, 2003- ) and even co-host a radio talk show on Air America. But his bread-and-butter remained being a strong character actor who could also excel as a prominent leading man.

Relationships

Jane Kaczmarek

Wife
Married in 1993 announced in June 2009 they were filing for divorce after 16 years of marriage

Frances Whitford

Daughter
Born October 1997 mother, Jane Kaczmarek

Mary Whitford

Daughter
Born Nobermber 25, 2002 mother, Jane Kaczmarek

George Whitford

Son
Born December 23, 1999 mother, Jane Kaczmarek

EDUCATION

The Juilliard School

New York , New York
Studied for four years

Madison East High

Madison , Wisconsin 1977

Wesleyan University

Middletown , Connecticut 1981
Roomed with Paul Schiff, the brother of Whitford's future "West Wing" co-star Richard Schiff

Wesleyan University

Middletown , Connecticut 1981
Roomed with Paul Schiff, the brother of Whitford's future "West Wing" co-star Richard Schiff

Milestones

2012

Co-starred in the horror thriller "The Cabin in the Woods"

2010

Co-starred with Colin Hanks on Fox's buddy-cop comedy series "The Good Guys"

2008

Returned to Broadway to star in "Boeing-Boeing"

2008

Appeared in the British drama "Burn Up" (BBC)

2007

Cast opposite Catherine Keener in Tommy O'Haver's "An American Crime"

2006

Re-teamed with "The West Wing" creator Aaron Sorkin for "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" (NBC) as television producer-director Danny Tripp

2005

Played America Ferrera's father in the coming-of-age story "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants"

2001

Landed supporting role in the romantic comedy "Kate & Leopold"

1999

Played Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman on the NBC drama series "The West Wing"; penned two episodes in the sixth and seventh season; earned Golden Globe (2001, 2002, 2003) and Emmy (2002, 2003) nominations for Best Supporting Actor

1998

Appeared on the short-lived ABC sitcom "The Secret Lives of Men"

1997

Had a prominent supporting role in "Red Corner" with Richard Gere and Bai Ling

1995

Played the husband of a pregnant woman on the "Love's Labor's Lost" episode of NBC's "ER"

1994

Appeared on four episodes of the ABC police drama "NYPD Blue"

1993

Cast on the short-lived NBC series "Black Tie Affair"

1992

Played Al Pacino's brother-in-law in "Scent of a Woman"

1990

Made Broadway debut succeeding Tom Hulce in "A Few Good Men"

1987

Portrayed Jack Ford in "The Betty Ford Story" (ABC)

1986

Made feature acting debut, playing the lead role in "Doorman"

1986

Starred in the NBC TV-movie "C.A.T. Squad"

Bonus Trivia

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Not to be confused with Brad Whitford who performs with the rock band Aerosmith.

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