You find Bradley Whitford in quality projects.
If you track back to the 1990s, already a decade into Whitford's acting career, you find appearances in classic films like 'Awakenings,' 'Philadelphia' and 'Scent of a Woman,' leading into television recurrances on 'The Secret Lives of Men' to 'The West Wing' in the Aughts. Heck, even his appearance in 'Billy Madison' is a mark of quality, as the Sandler vehicle is better than any of the funnyman's recent attempts at box office glory. Whitford is winning when it comes to great projects.
He takes that impressive resume along with him into the third season of Showtime's 'Shameless,' where Whitford will guest-star opposite film star William H. Macy.
Whitford joins the upcoming season of 'Shameless' as the character Abraham: a powerful, intelligent, well-dressed, sophisticated gay man who is a political activist. Abraham is slated to appear in two episodes of the hit series.
Starring William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum and Justin Chatwin, 'Shameless' centers around an alcoholic (Macy) and his six children as they struggle to get by in the absurdity of society. A roaring success in the UK, 'Shameless' is another in a long line of British television series to get remade for American audiences with American actors. Despite being comedic, 'Shameless' has received praise for its unabashed portrayal of the tragic outcomes of alcoholism; as series producers explain, the Gallaghers aren't Blue Collar, they're No Collar--these children have been forced to fend for themselves.
The Showtime series will return for season 3 on January 13, 2013 at 9 p.m.