Richard Schiff


Date Of Birth

May 27, 1955


Born on May 27, 1955, Richard Schiff is an off-Broadway play director who eventually ventured into acting. He first attended The City College of New York before working as a firewood cutter. He made his acting debut in the late 80s, landing roles in Arena Brains, Medium Straight and the tele-movie Trenchcoat in Paradise. It wasn't until 1996 that he landed a recurring role on the series Relativity as Barry Roth. More opportunities came his way as he was cast in The Lost World: Jurassic Park. In fact, he later joined the cast of the award-winning drama The West Wing as Toby Ziegler, his most famous role yet.

Simultaneous to his work on The West Wing, Schiff appeared in movies such as Forces of Nature, Crazy in Alabama, Forever Lulu, Lucky Numbers, I am Sam, and Ray. After the conclusion of The West Wing, he remained on the spotlight by playing guest roles on Entourage, Burn Notice, Monk, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and In Plain Sight.

In 2010, Schiff was cast on Dr. Malachi Talmadge on FOX's Past Life. The series was short-lived, however it didn't take long for Schiff to land yet another show. Later he played Jack Fickler on the spin-off series Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior and appeared on Once Upon a Time, NCIS, Chasing the Hill, Murder in the First, The Affair, Manhattan, House of Lies, Rogue and Ballers. At present, he is part of the The Good Doctor.

Place of Birth

Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Birth Name

Richard Schiff




2000 Emmy - Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for The West Wing

2002 Screen Actors Guild Award - Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for The West Wing


The Good Doctor (TV Series) (2017)
Shock and Awe (2017)
Ballers (TV Series) (2015-2017)
Seven Bucks Digital Studios (2017)
Chicago Justice (2017)
Rogue (TV Series) (2015-2017)
The Men (2017)
When We Rise (TV Mini-Series) (2017)
Counterpart (TV Series) (2017)
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (TV Series) (2016)
House of Lies (TV Series) (2012-2016)
Mom (TV Series) (2016)
American Fable (2016)
The Grinder (TV Series) (2016)
The Affair (TV Series) (2015)
Manhattan (TV Series) (2014-2015)
Gen Zed (TV Series) (2015)
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (TV Series) (2015)
Lego Jurassic World (Video Game) (2015)
Entourage (2015)
The Automatic Hate (2015)
Take Me to the River (2015)
Key and Peele (TV Series) (2014)
The Gambler (2014)
Kill the Messenger (2014)
Murder in the First (TV Series) (2014)
Before I Disappear (2014)
Beach Pillows (2014)
2013 Bones (TV Series) (2014)
Professor Leon Watters(2014)
Man of Steel (2013)
Dr. Emil Hamilton(2013)
Decoding Annie Parker (2013)
Chasing the Hill (TV Series) (2012-2013)
Fire with Fire (2012)
NCIS (TV Series) (2012)
The Mindy Project (TV Series) (2012)
Walk and Talk the Vote: West Wing Reunion - Bridget Mary McCormack (Video short) (2012)
Knife Fight (2012)
Once Upon a Time (TV Series) (2012)
Innocent (TV Movie) (2011)
Up All Night (TV Series) (2011)
Johnny English Reborn (2011)
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (TV Series) (2011)
White Collar (TV Series) (2011)
The Cape (TV Series) (2011)
Any Human Heart (TV Series) (2010)
Another Harvest Moon (2010)
Made in Dagenham (2010)
Svetlana (TV Series) (2010)
Past Life (2010)
Made in Dagenham (2010)
The Infidel (2010)
Solitary Man (2009)
Another Harvest Moon (2009)
Imagine That (2009)
Ceremonies of the Horsemen (2009)
Last Chance Harvey (2008)
Waiting (2007)
Martian Child (2007)
Burn Notice (2007)
Civic Duty (2006)
With It (2004)
Ray (2004)
People I Know (2002)
What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001)
I Am Sam (2001)
Whatever It Takes (2000)
Gun Shy (2000)
Forever Lulu (2000)
Lucky Numbers (2000)
Roswell (1999)
Crazy in Alabama (1999)
Forces of Nature (1999)
The Pentagon Wars (1998)
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1998)
Doctor Dolittle (1998)
Living Out Loud (1998)
Heaven (1998)
Deep Impact (1998)
Santa Fe (1997)
Loved (1997)
Touch (1997)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park - Chaos Island
Volcano (1997)
The Trigger Effect (1996)
City Hall (1996)
The West Wing (1996)
Relativity (1996)
Michael (1996)
Grace of My Heart (1996)


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