Bradley Whitford

Bradley Whitford

Oct. 10th, 1959
Born in
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
5' 11"

Bradley Whitford's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The West Wing TV Show
The West Wing
Trophy Wife TV Show
Trophy Wife
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip TV Show
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
The Good Guys TV Show
The Good Guys
Happyish TV Show
Burn Up (UK) TV Show
Burn Up (UK)
The Secret Lives of Men TV Show
The Secret Lives of Men
Black Tie Affair TV Show
Black Tie Affair

Main Movie Roles

2013 - Saving Mr. Banks
2013 - Savannah
2013 - CBGB
2008 - Bottle Shock
2007 - An American Crime
2005 - The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
2005 - Little Manhattan
2001 - Kate & Leopold
1999 - The Muse
1999 - Bicentennial Man
1997 - Masterminds
1997 - Red Corner
1996 - My Fellow Americans
1995 - Billy Madison
1994 - Cobb
1994 - The Client
1993 - My Life
1993 - RoboCop 3
1993 - Philadelphia
1993 - A Perfect World
1992 - Scent of a Woman
1990 - Vital Signs
1990 - Awakenings
1990 - Young Guns II
1990 - Presumed Innocent
1987 - Adventures in Babysitting
1987 - Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Norman Gardner
Roger Peralta
Abraham Paige
Sean O'Brien
Timothy Carter
[Complete List]


Bradley Whitford's credits in film, television and theater include work with some of the most noted writers, directors and playwrights in the arts, and constitute a career worthy of a Juilliard-trained actor -- which he is. But stardom is something else altogether, and it remained elusive, at least until 1999 and his appearance on NBC's acclaimed political drama, "The West Wing" (1999).

Growing up in Wisconsin, Whitford spent his youth at a decidedly slower pace. He went on to study theater and English literature at Wesleyan University and earned a master's degree in theater from the prestigious Juilliard Theater Center. Whitford's first professional performance was in the off-Broadway production of "Curse of the Starving Glass," with Kathy Bates (I). Ironically, he also starred in the Broadway production of "The West Wing" and in creator Aaron Sorkin's "A Few Good Men." His additional theater credits include "Three Days of Rain" at the Manhattan Theatre Club, "Measure for Measure" at the Lincoln Center, and the title role in "Coriolanus" at the Folger Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C.

Some of Whitford's most memorable performances include roles in such films as The Muse (1999) with Albert Brooks (I) and Bicentennial Man (1999) with Robin Williams (I). He has also appeared in Scent of a Woman (1992), A Perfect World (1993), Philadelphia (1993), The Client (1994), My Life (1993/I), Red Corner (1997), Presumed Innocent (1990) and My Fellow Americans (1996).

Whitford lives in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Jane Kaczmarek ("Malcolm in the Middle" (2000)) and their children, Frances, George, and Mary. His birthday is October 10.

  • Graduated June 4, 1977, from Madison East High School in Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Played a Republican Chief of Staff in _My Fellow Americans (1996)_ (qv) and a Democratic Deputy Chief of Staff in _"The West Wing" (1999)_ (qv).
  • If he could change one thing about his life, he would have started dancing when he was young.
  • Graduated Wesleyan University (Middletown, Connecticut), 1981. Attended Juilliard.
  • Founded the charity "Clothes off our Back" ( with his wife, 'Jane Kaczmarek' (qv), in 2002. Clothes off our Back run on-line auctions after major awards shows where celebrities' gowns and tuxedos, and other articles of clothing, are auctioned off. The proceeds go to children's charities such as Cure Autism Now ( and The Children's Defense Fund (
  • Is close friends with _"Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" (2006)_ (qv) co-star 'Matthew Perry (I)' (qv).
  • Waited tables at "Panarellas" at 84th & Columbus, New York City.
  • His college roommate and best friend was the brother of his future co-star on _"The West Wing" (1999)_ (qv), 'Richard Schiff' (qv).

Related sites for this celeb
» BuddyTV
» TVGuide
» AceShowbiz
» Celebrity-Mania
You are successfully logged out.

ShareTV Login

Enter the text in the image shown if you are human.
WARNING: after 2 more failed attempts you will be locked out

Create Account

Verify Password

Verification code (check your email for the verification code)

Verification code has been sent to the following email address:
If you didn't receive the verification code:

1. Check your bulk/spam folder.

2. Try to whitelist our email address (

3. Resend verification email

If you mistyped your email address change it here
Create a free ShareTV account to make a personalized schedule of your favorite TV shows, keep track of what you've watched, earn points and more.
Verify your username and email to complete your Registration
Enter the text in the image shown if you are human.
WARNING: after 2 more failed attempts you will be locked out

Forgot Your Password?

Enter the email address you used to create the account and your password will be emailed to you.