Whitford, Bradley 1959– (Brad Whitford)

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WHITFORD, Bradley 1959
(Brad Whitford)


Born October 10, 1959, in Madison, WI; married Jane Kaczmarek (an actress), 1992; children: Frances, George, Mary Louisa. Education: Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, B.A., English literature, 1981; trained for the stage at the Juilliard School.

Addresses: Agent Innovative Artists, 1505 10th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401. Publicist Melissa Kates, PMK/HBH, 8500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Career: Actor. Appeared in commercials for M&Ms candy. Also worked as a waiter.

Member: Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors: Golden Satellite Award, best television ensemble (with others) International Press Academy, 2000, Q Award nomination, best supporting actor in a quality drama series, Viewers for Quality Television, 2000, Actor awards, outstanding ensemble in a drama series (with others), 2000, 2001, Emmy Award, outstanding supporting actor in a drama series, 2001, Golden Globe Award nominations, best supporting actor in a series, miniseries, or television movie, 2001, 2002, 2003, Screen Actors Guild awards, outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series (with others), 2001, 2002, Emmy award nominations, outstanding supporting actor in a drama series, 2002, 2003, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series, 2003, 2004, all for The West Wing.


Film Appearances:

Terry Reilly, Doorman (also known as Dead as a Doorman ), Manley Productions, 1986.

Mike Todwell, Adventures in Babysitting (also known as A Night on the Town ), Buena Vista, 1987.

Roger, Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1987.

Dr. Ballentine, Vital Signs, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1990.

Dr. Tyler, Awakenings, Columbia, 1990.

Jamie Kemp, Presumed Innocent, Warner Bros., 1990.

(As Brad Whitford) Charles Phalen, Young Guns II (also known as Young Guns II: Blaze of Glory ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 1990.

Randy, Scent of a Woman, Universal, 1992.

Larry Lake, Web of Deception, Hearst Entertainment, 1993.

Jamey Collins, Philadelphia (also known as At Risk and People Like Us ), Columbia/TriStar, 1993.

Paul Ivanovich, My Life, Columbia, 1993.

Fleck, Robocop 3, Orion, 1993.

Bobby Lee, A Perfect World, Warner Bros., 1993.

Referee dad, The Silent Alarm, 1993.

Tommy Donnelly, The Desperate Trail, Turner Home Entertainment, 1994.

Thomas Fink, The Client, Warner Bros., 1994.

Process server, Cobb, Warner Bros., 1994.

Eric Gordon, Billy Madison, Universal, 1995.

Professor, Wildly Available, Movie Group, 1996.

Carl Witnaur, My Fellow Americans, Warner Bros., 1996.

(As Brad Whitford) Miles Lawrence, Masterminds (also known as Smart Alec ), Columbia, 1997.

Bob Ghery, Red Corner, MetroGoldwynMayer, 1997.

The Spittin' Image, 1997.

Hal, The Muse, October Films/USA Films, 1999.

Lloyd Charney, Bicentennial Man (also known as Der 200 Jahre Mann ), Buena Vista, 1999.

J. J. Camden, Kate & Leopold, Miramax, 2001.

Anthony, Fathers and Sons, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Dave Brodsky, Black Tie Affair (also known as The Girl in 1216 and Smoldering Lust ), NBC, 1993.

Norman Gardner, a recurring role, NYPD Blue, ABC, 1994.

Phil, The Secret Lives of Men, ABC, 1998.

Deputy Chief of Staff Joshua "Josh" Lyman, The West Wing, NBC, beginning 1999.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Jack Ford, The Betty Ford Story, ABC, 1987.

Without Warning, 1994.

Lieutenant Thomas "Mack" McCarthy, Nothing But the Truth (also known as The Examiner ), CBS, 1995.

Tom LaSalle, In the Line of Duty: Blaze of Glory (also known as In the Line of Duty: Jeff and Jill ), NBC, 1997.

Rick Weston, Cloned, NBC, 1997.

Michael Leary, The People, 1997.

John Morgan, The Sky's on Fire (also known as Countdown: The Sky's on Fire ), ABC, 1998.

(As Brad Whitford) Brian, Behind the Mask, CBS, 1999.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Dillart, "The Children's Song," The Equalizer, CBS, 1985.

Tom Dash, "The Deal," Tales from the Darkside, syndicated, 1988.

(As Brad Whitford) Voice, The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1991.

Doug, "The FixUp," Ellen, ABC, 1994.

Daniel Trepkos, "Firewalker," The XFiles, Fox, 1994.

(As Brad Whitford) Steven Thomas "Steve" Bell, "Out of the Darkness," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1995.

Sean O'Brien, "Love's Labor Lost," ER (also known as Emergency Room ), NBC, 1995.

Sean O'Brien, "A Miracle Happens Here," ER (also known as Emergency Room ), NBC, 1995.

Nik, "Vegas," Tracey Takes On , 1997.

Deputy, "High Incident," Black and Blue, 1997.

(Uncredited) Tom Anderson, "Happy Birthday," Felicity, The WB, 1999.

Guest, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 2001.

Saturday Night Live, NBC, 2002.

Meg's husband, "Company Picnic: Parts 1 & 2," Malcolm in the Middle, Fox, 2002.

Guest, Mad TV, Fox, 2002.

Voice of Stu, "Kissing Cousin," Frasier, NBC, 2002.

Banzai, 2003.

Guest, The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2003.

Also appeared in All My Children, ABC; Guiding Light, CBS; and The More You Know.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Leon Trepper, C.A.T. Squad (also known as Stalking Danger ), NBC, 1986.

People V., NBC, 1995.

Captain David Brooks, I.A., NBC, 1996.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Interviewee, Intimate Portrait: Allison Janney, Lifetime, 2001.

Interviewee, Intimate Portrait: Jane Kaczmarek, Lifetime, 2002.

Interviewee, John Ritter Remembered, VH1, 2003.

TV Guide: Greatest Moments of 2003, 2003.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, CBS, 2001.

The 2001 TV Guide Awards, Fox, 2001.

The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, NBC, 2002.

Presenter, The 2003 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Stage Appearances:

Wesley, Curse of the Starving Class, Promenade Theatre, New York City, 19851986, and California production.

Paris, Romeo and Juliet, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1988.

Kyle, Human Gravity, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City, 1988.

Theseus and Oberon, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT, 19881989.

Claudio, Measure for Measure, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, New York City, 1989.

Lieutenant Daniel A. Kaffee, then Lieutenant Jack Ross, A Few Good Men, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1990.

Gautier Dolnay, The Tower of Evil, Classic Stage Company Theatre, New York City, 1990.

New York Actor, Ensemble Studio Theatre, 1994.

Pip and Theo, Three Days of Rain, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II, New York City, 19971998.

Also appeared in the title role, Coriolanus, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Washington, DC; in Raised in Captivity, South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, CA; as Richmond, Richard III, Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN; and in The West Wing, Broadway production.



People Weekly, May 21, 2001, p. 20.

Tennis, September, 2001, p. 18.

TV Guide, March 10, 2001, pp. 3235.