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.

  • Malina told an audience at the University of Florida that early in his career, he was not allowed to audition for a pizza commercial that took place during Passover, because the casting agents wanted him actually to eat the pizza. He refused, because pizza dough is leavened, rendering it not kosher for Passover. Malina offered to mime eating the pizza instead, but the advertiser's casting agents insisted that he had to eat the pizza or he would not be able to audition.
  • Has a daughter named Isabel, and a son named Avi.
  • One of the executive producers of the new Bravo series _"Celebrity Poker Showdown" (2003)_ (qv) .
  • 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.
  • 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".
  • Avid poker player. Played to pay for rent when he struggled as an actor.
  • Attended Horace Mann School in Riverdale, New York (Class of '84).
  • 1988: Graduated from Yale as a Theater Studies major.

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