Bradley Whitford


Date Of Birth

October 10, 1959


Bradley Whitford is an actor who is best known for his role as Deputy White House Chief of Staff Josh Lyman on The West Wing. Prior to his breakthrough role, however, he has appeared on numerous movies, including Dead as a Doorman, Adventures in Babysitting, Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise, Young Guns II, Scent of a Woman and Presumed Innocent.

Born on October 10, 1959, Whitford studied at Madison East High School before pursuing English and Theater at Wesleyan University. Additionally, he also attended The Juilliard School.

In 1995, Whitford was cast as antagonist Eric Gordon in the comedy Billy Madison, alongside Adam Sandler. This led to other projects like My Fellow Americans, Masterminds and recurring roles on The Secret Lives of Men, Malcolm in the Middle and ER. After his eight-year stint on The West Wing, where he earned an Emmy Award, he returned to the small screen as Danny Tripp on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. The series was canceled due to poor ratings though Whitford was eventually cast on yet another TV series, The Good Guys, where he plays lead character Dan Stark.

Place of Birth

Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Birth Name

Bradley Whitford



Fun Facts

-He is married to actress Jane Kaczmarek and has three children with her.


2001 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for The West Wing

2002 Satellite Award: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for The West Wing

2003 Satellite Award: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for The West Wing


1986 Doorman
1987 Adventures in Babysitting
1987 Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise
1990 Vital Signs
1990 Presumed Innocent
1990 Young Guns II
1990 Awakenings
1992 Scent of a Woman
1993 The Silent Alarm
1993 RoboCop 3
1993 My Life
1993 A Perfect World
1993 Philadelphia
1994 The Client
1994 Cobb
1994 Major League II
1995 Billy Madison
1995 The Desperate Trail
1996 My Fellow Americans
1997 The Spittin' Image
1997 The People
1997 Masterminds
1997 Red Corner
1999 Wildly Available
1999 The Muse
1999 Bicentennial Man
2001 Kate & Leopold
2005 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
2005 Little Manhattan
2007 An American Crime
2008 Bottle Shock
2011 The Cabin in the Woods




5' 11" (1.80 m)



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