Richard Schiff (born May 27, 1955) is an American actor and television director and producer. He is an Emmy Award winning actor.
Early life[change | change source]
Schiff was born on May 27, 1955 in Bethesda, Maryland to Charlotte Schiff and to Edward Schiff. He was educated at City College of New York.
Career[change | change source]
Schiff's career started in 1983. He has appeared in more than 100 movies. He played Professor Emil Hamilton in the 2013 movie Man of Steel. Schiff is mostly known for his role Toby Ziegler on The West Wing. He also starred in The Lost World: Jurassic Park and in Skinner.
Personal life[change | change source]
Schiff has been married to Sheila Kelley since 1996. They have 2 children, Gus and Ruby. Schiff is a Democrat who endorsed John Kerry, Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders during their runs for President of the United States.
His step-father is civil rights activist, lawyer and speechwriter for Martin Luther King, Jr. Clarence B. Jones.
Filmography[change | change source]
|1992||Malcolm X||JFK Reporter|
|1992||The Bodyguard||Skip Thomas|
|1994||The Hudsucker Proxy||Mailroom Screamer|
|1994||Major League II||Commercial Director|
|1995||Tank Girl||Trooper in Trench|
|1995||Rough Magic||Marvin Wiggins|
|1996||City Hall||Larry Schwartz|
|1996||The Trigger Effect||Gun Shop Clerk|
|1997||The Lost World: Jurassic Park||Eddie Carr|
|1998||Dr. Dolittle||Gene Reiss|
|1998||Living Out Loud||Phil|
|1998||Deep Impact||Don Beiderman|
|1999||Forces of Nature||Joe|
|1999||Crazy in Alabama||Norman|
|2000||Whatever It Takes||P.E. Teacher|
|2001||I Am Sam||Mr Turner|
|2001||What's the Worst That Could Happen?||Walter Greenbaum|
|2002||People I Know||Elliot Sharansky|
|2004||With It||Virgil LaRocca||Short film|
|2006||Civic Duty||Tom Hilary|
|2007||Martian Child||Mr Lefkowitz|
|2009||Imagine That||Carl Simons|
|2009||Solitary Man||Steve Heller|
|2009||Another Harvest Moon||Jeffery|
|2010||The Infidel||Lenny Goldberg|
|2010||Made in Dagenham||Robert Tooley|
|2011||Johnny English Reborn||Titus Fisher|
|2012||Knife Fight||Dimitris Vargas|
|2013||Decoding Annie Parker||Mr Allen|
|2013||The Frozen Ground||Roy Hazelwood|
|2013||Man of Steel||Emil Hamilton|
|2014||Kill the Messenger||Richard Zuckerman/Walter Pincus|
|2014||Before I Disappear||Bruce Warham|
|2015||The Automatic Hate||Ronald Green|
|2015||Take Me to the River||Don|
|2017||The Men (Alien Code)||Miles Driskoll|
|2017||Shock and Awe||The Usual|
|2017||Geostorm||Senator Thomas Cross|
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Richard Schiff Biography (1955-)
- ↑ "'West Wing' Actor Richard Schiff Stresses Importance of Voting for Hillary Clinton: "This Is the Last Battle of the Civil War"". The Hollywood Reporter. November 7, 2016. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
- ↑ Caesar, Ed (2007-02-08). "Richard Schiff: Life after 'The West Wing'". The Independent. Retrieved 2022-06-16.
His family were highly politicised - his mother was a leader of the Women's Liberation movement, and his stepfather, Clarence Jones, was Martin Luther King's lawyer.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Richard Schiff homepage
- Richard Schiff on IMDb