Joshua Malina

Joshua Malina

Jan. 17th, 1966
Born in
New York City, New York, USA
5' 9

Joshua Malina's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Scandal TV Show
In Plain Sight TV Show
In Plain Sight
The West Wing TV Show
The West Wing
Big Shots TV Show
Big Shots
Sports Night TV Show
Sports Night
Imagine That TV Show
Imagine That

Main Movie Roles

2015 - The Young Kieslowski
2014 - Knights of Badassdom
2012 - The First Time
1998 - Bulworth
1997 - Clockwatchers
1996 - Infinity
1995 - The American President
1993 - In the Line of Fire
1993 - Malice
1992 - A Few Good Men

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Kenny Mitchell
Howard Meeks
President Siebert
Tim Marley
Assistant Chief James Guthrie
Jimmy Onassis
Egghead Announcer
[Complete List]


Joshua Charles Malina (born January 17, 1966) is an American film and stage actor. He is best known for portraying Will Bailey on the NBC drama The West Wing, Jeremy Goodwin on Sports Night and David Rosen on Scandal.

  • Attended Horace Mann School in Riverdale, New York (Class of '84).
  • Avid poker player. Played to pay for rent when he struggled as an actor.
  • Came in sixth (out of 1,191 players) in the first event of the 2008 LA Poker Classic at Commerce Casino, for a win of over 11 thousand dollars.
  • While in the cast of 'Aaron Sorkin' (qv)'s Broadway play "A Few Good Men," he and Sorkin were members of a bowling league composed of cast and crew from Broadway shows. One night Sorkin bought the team a tray of hamburgers and, while trying to entertain the group, started to choke on a bite of one. Although he did not know how to perform the Heimlich Maneuver, Malina attempted to perform it on Sorkin, dislodging the burger and breaking three of Sorkin's ribs in the process.
  • Brother-in-law of _"The West Wing" (1999)_ (qv) cast mate 'Timothy Busfield' (qv). Malina's wife, 'Melissa Merwin' (qv), is the sister of Busfield's wife, Jenny Merwin.
  • One of the executive producers of the new Bravo series _"Celebrity Poker Showdown" (2003)_ (qv) .
  • 1988: Graduated from Yale as a Theater Studies major.
  • Latest in a string of actors who appeared in _The American President (1995)_ (qv) to join the cast of _"The West Wing" (1999)_ (qv), following 'Martin Sheen' (qv), 'Nina Siemaszko' (qv), 'Anna Deavere Smith' (qv) and "President" writer 'Aaron Sorkin' (qv), who had a cameo appearance and later created and is executive producer of "The West Wing".

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