Bradley Whitford

Mostly Credited As: Bradley Whitford
Sometimes Credited As: Brad Whitford

Date Of Birth: October 10, 1959 (Age 56)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Madison, Wisconsin
Height: 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Bradley Whitford

Born October 10, 1959 in Madison, Wisconsin, Bradley Whitford attended Wesleyan University where he earned a major in both Theater and English. From Wesleyan, Bradley went on to attend the prestigious Juilliard School where he earned his master's degree in theater.

Bradley made his stage debut in the off-Broadway production of "Curse of the Starving Glass," which landed him roles in the Broadway productions of "The West Wing", "Three Days of Rain", and Aaron Sorkin's "A Few Good Men."

In 1993, Bradley made his television debut on the short-lived NBC series, Black Tie Affair, and went on to star in The Secret Lives of Men, which ABC pulled from its lineup after seven episodes. After landing the role of Josh Lyman on The West Wing, the critically acclaimed series helped propel Bradley's career and he landed roles in several movies including Billy Madison, Kate & Leopold, Bicentennial Man, and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

Aside from The West Wing, Bradley appeared in guest star roles on several series including NYPD Blue, ER, Malcolm in the Middle, and The X-Files.

Currently, Bradley is married to actress Jane Kaczmarek, of Malcolm in the Middle fame, and reside in Los Angeles, California with their three children, Frances, George, and Mary Louisa.

Bradley can be seen as Danny Tripp on the NBC series, Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Happyish (2015)As: Jonathan
Trophy Wife (2013)As: Pete Harrison
Lauren (2012)As: Milgram
The Good Guys (2010) (2010)As: Det. Dan Stark
Off Duty (2009)As: Detective Glenn Falcon
Burn Up (2008)As: Mack
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006)As: Danny Tripp
The West Wing (1999)As: Josh Lyman
The Secret Lives of Men (1998)As: Phil Cahill
Black Tie Affair (1993)As: Dave Brodsky
Episode Cast Credits 

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013) 
  Karen Peralta 03x14: (Feb/02/2016) As Roger Peralta 
  Captain Peralta 02x18: (Mar/08/2015) As Roger Peralta 

The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore (2015) 
  Starbucks vs. Racism & Greedy Preachers 01x30: (Mar/18/2015) As Himself 

Alpha House (2013) 
  The Retreat 02x06: (Oct/24/2014) As Ned 

Hollywood Game Night (2013) 
  Off With the Top of Your Head 02x15: (May/29/2014) As Himself 

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) 
  Reasonable Doubt 15x22: (May/07/2014) As Frank Maddox, [Special Guest Stars]

The Talk (2010) 
  Bradley Whitford, Ingrid Hoffman 04x06: (Sep/16/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Shameless (US) (2011) 
  Civil Wrongs 03x10: (Mar/24/2013) As Abraham Paige, [Special Guest Stars]
  Frank the Plumber 03x09: (Mar/17/2013) As Abraham Paige, [Special Guest Stars]

Go On (2012) 
  Ring And A Miss 01x17: (Feb/26/2013) As Hughie, [Special Guest Stars]

Parks and Recreation (2009) 
  Live Ammo 04x19: (Apr/19/2012) As Councilman Pillner 

The Mentalist (2008) 
  Little Red Book 04x02: (Sep/29/2011) As Red John, [Uncredited]
  Strawberries & Cream (2) 03x24: (May/19/2011) As Red John, [Uncredited]

Law & Order: Los Angeles (2010) 
  Big Rock Mesa 01x16: (May/23/2011) As Attorney Miklin 

In Plain Sight (2008) 
  Crazy Like a Witness 04x02: (May/08/2011) As Adam Wilson / Adam Roston, [Special Guest Stars]

Glenn Martin DDS (2009) 
  Camp (1) 02x13: (Dec/23/2010) Voiced  Gary “Gonzo” Gonzales 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Russell Brand, Chris Colfer, Jonny Lang with Chris Layton, Brad Whitford & Billy Cox 18x171: (Dec/06/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Jarod Miller, Bradley Whitford, Ray LaMontagne 15x15: (Oct/06/2006) As Himself 
  Molly Shannon, Bradley Whitford, Mandy Moore 10x39: (Aug/09/2001) As Himself 

Monk (2002) 
  Mr. Monk on Wheels 07x11: (Jan/16/2009) As Dean Berry, [Special Guest Stars]

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Season 19, Episode 231 26x186: (May/19/2008) As Himself 

Living With Ed (2007) 
  `West Wing' Actor Sees Green 02x06: (Sep/17/2007) As Himself 

Real Time With Bill Maher (2003) 
  Episode 103 05x13: (May/18/2007) As Himself 
  Episode 411 04x11: (May/05/2006) As Himself 

The Megan Mullally Show (2006) 
  Bradley Whitford, Shelley Morrison, Eric Mabius, Mario Vazquez, Phil Pfister 01x21: (Oct/16/2006) As Himself 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Bradley Whitford, Trudie Styler, Sam Roberts 02x152: (Sep/22/2006) As Himself 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Bradley Whitford, Dilana 04x11: (Sep/18/2006) As Himself 
  Cast of The West Wing 03x158: (May/11/2006) As Himself 
  Jimmy Smits/Laura Prepon 02x78: (Jan/05/2005) As Himself 

The Colbert Report (2005) 
  Bradley Whitford 01x12: (Nov/03/2005) As Himself 

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Bradley Whitford, Huey Lewis, & The News 03x73: (Jun/07/2005) As Himself 

The Wayne Brady Show (2002) (2002) 
  11/5/03 02x48: (Nov/05/2003) As Himself 

Banzai (2001) 
  Episode 6 01x06: (Aug/17/2003) As Himself 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Al Gore/Phish 28x10: (Dec/14/2002) As Himself, [Uncredited]

Frasier (1993) 
  Kissing Cousin 10x04: (Oct/15/2002) Voiced  Stu 

MADtv (1995) 
  Episode #803 08x03: (Sep/28/2002) As Himself, [Uncredited]

Malcolm in the Middle (2000) 
  Company Picnic (2) 03x12: (Feb/03/2002) As Meg's Husband, [Special Guest Stars]

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  The 53rd Annual Emmy Awards 53x01: (Nov/04/2001) As Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (for 'The West Wing') 

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996) 
  Bradley Whitford 06x62: (May/30/2001) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Felicity (1998) 
  Happy Birthday 01x18: (Apr/27/1999) As Tom Anderson, [Uncredited]

Tracey Takes On... (1996) 
  Las Vegas 02x04: (Feb/08/1997) As Nik 

High Incident (1996) 
  Black and Blue 02x15: (Feb/06/1997) As Deputy 

Touched by an Angel (1994) 
  Out of the Darkness 02x17: (Feb/17/1996) As Steve Bell 

ER (1994) 
  A Miracle Happens Here 02x10: (Dec/14/1995) As Sean O'Brien 
  Love's Labor Lost 01x19: (Mar/09/1995) As Sean O'Brien 
  The Birthday Party 01x17: (Feb/16/1995) As Sean O'Brien 

The X-Files (1993) 
  Firewalker 02x09: (Nov/18/1994) As Dr. Daniel Trepkos 

Ellen (1994) 
  The Fix-Up 02x05: (Oct/19/1994) As Doug 

NYPD Blue (1993) 
  From Whom the Skell Rolls 02x02: (Oct/18/1994) As Norman Gardner 
  Trials & Tribulations 02x01: (Oct/11/1994) As Norman Gardner 
  Guns 'n Rosaries 01x21: (May/10/1994) As Norman Gardner 
  Abandando Abandoned 01x13: (Jan/11/1994) As Norman Gardner 

Tales from the Darkside (1983) (1983) 
  The Deal 04x12: (Feb/28/1988) As Tom Dash, [Starring Roles]

The Equalizer (1985) 
  The Children's Song 01x07: (Oct/30/1985) As Dillart 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

The Good Guys (2010) (2010)• Producer

Episode Crew

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
What Kind of Day Has It Been 01x22 Jun/28/2007 As: Director
The West Wing (1999) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
Internal Displacement 07x11 Jan/15/2006 As: Writer
Faith Based Initiative 06x10 Jan/05/2005 As: Writer

In addition to acting, Bradley also wrote two episodes of The West Wing: "Faith Based Initiative" and "Internal Displacement".

In 2001, Bradley won an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role on The West Wing.

Bradley is a graduate of Madison East High School in Madison, Wisconsin.

With wife Jane Kaczmarek, Bradley founded the charity "Clothes off our Back" in 2002. The charity auctions off celebrity tuxedos and dresses after major events and the proceeds go to various children's charities.

The brother of West Wing co-star Richard Schiff and Bradley were roommates in college.

In 2001, it was reported that Bradley earned $70,000 per episode of The West Wing.

Prior to his successful acting career, Bradley waited tables at "Panarellas" at 84th & Columbus in New York City.

In 2004, Bradley delivered the commencement speech at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during their graduation ceremonies in May of that year.

Bradley was nominated for a Golden Globe for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television" in 2001, 2002, and 2003.

Bradley is the youngest of five children.

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