Bradley Whitford


Bradley Whitford

Infobox actor
name = Bradley Whitford



imagesize = 200px
caption = Bradley Whitford, 2006
birthdate = birth date and age|1959|10|10
location = Madison, Wisconsin, USA
spouse = Jane Kaczmarek
emmyawards = Outstanding Supporting Actor - Drama Series
2001 "The West Wing"
sagawards = Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble - Drama Series
2000, 2001 "The West Wing"

Bradley Whitford (born October 10, 1959) is an Emmy Award-winning American actor.

Biography

Early life

Whitford was born in Madison, Wisconsin. There he attended Madison East High School. Whitford majored in English and Theater at Wesleyan University and then went on to receive a fine arts degree from The Juilliard School.

Career

Whitford is best known for his role as Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman on the NBC television drama "The West Wing", which he began with the show's premiere in 1999. For that role, he won an Emmy in 2001 for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Whitford also wrote two episodes of the series ("Faith Based Initiative" in the sixth season and "Internal Displacement" in the seventh).

Whitford is also popular for his role as the evil businessman Eric Gordon in the 1995 comedy "Billy Madison". He made his Broadway theatre debut playing Lt. Daniel Kaffee, succeeding Tom Hulce, in "A Few Good Men". Whitford also made a memorable guest appearance on "ER" in the award-winning episode "Love's Labor Lost."

Since "The West Wing" ended in May 2006, Whitford has appeared in "West Wing" creator Aaron Sorkin's later series "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" playing the role of Danny Tripp. [ [http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr/television/brief_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002075944 The Hollywood Reporter ] ] He is currently starring on Broadway in "Boeing-Boeing" which began previews April 19, 2008 and opened on May 4, 2008. He also appeared in the British drama "Burn Up" on the BBC in July 2008.

Personal life

Whitford is married to actress Jane Kaczmarek, best known for her role as Lois on "Malcolm in the Middle." They live in San Marino, California with their three children, Frances, George, and Mary Louisa. Whitford and Kaczmarek run The Clothes Off Our Back Foundation, an organization that hosts charity auctions showcasing celebrity attire. Items are put up for bid to the public with proceeds going to benefit children's charities. They are also vocal supporters and spokespeople for Heifer International.

Whitford is politically liberal and has appeared several times on "Real Time with Bill Maher" espousing a left-wing point of view. He also once co-hosted "The Majority Report" on Air America Radio alongside Janeane Garofalo. He also made an appearance in the "Al Franken Show Party Album".

In May 2007, Whitford was honored by Alliance for Justice (nonprofit organization) as the 2007 Champion of Justice. He was the keynote speaker for Class Day at Princeton University in June 2007. [ [http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S18/09/85O63/index.xml Princeton University - Seniors and their supporters recognized at Class Day ] ]

Filmography

*"" (1987)
*"Adventures in Babysitting" (1987)
*"Tales From The Darkside" (1988)
*"Presumed Innocent" (1990)
*"Young Guns II" (1990)
*"Scent of a Woman " (1992)
*"My Life" (1993)
*"Philadelphia" (1993)
*"RoboCop 3" (1993)
*"A Perfect World" (1993)
*"The Client" (1994)
*"Billy Madison" (1995)
*"My Fellow Americans" (1996)
*"Red Corner" (1997)
*"Masterminds" (1997)
*"Bicentennial Man" (1999)
*"The West Wing" (1999-2006) (TV)
*"Kate & Leopold" (2001)
*"The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" (2005)
*"Little Manhattan" (2005)
*"An American Crime" (2007)
*"Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" (2006-2007) (TV)
*"Burn Up (miniseries)" (2008) (TV)

References

External links

*imdb|0925966
* [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bradley-whitford/get-the-irs-out-of-my-chu_b_11672.html Huffington Post] blog entry regarding the IRS investigation into the All Saints' Episcopal Church of Pasadena, of which Whitford is a member
* [http://www.news.wisc.edu/9829.html 2004 Commencement Speech at the University of Wisconsin]
* [http://www.bradley-whitford.net/media/vidaud/bradantibush.mov 2004 Election Ad]
* [http://www.bradley-whitford.net/ Unofficial Fan Site]
* [http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1123017 2001 NPR Interview]
* [http://www.moremusic104.com/audio/whitford.raml 2002 Interview (MoreMusic104)]
* [http://cf.wnbc.com/ny/sh/videoplayer/video.cfm?ID=4602656&owner=ny&popup=true','width=630,height=543 2005 NBC Today Clip]
* [http://www.clothesoffourback.org/ Clothes off our Back Foundation website]
* [http://www.graduationwisdom.com/speeches/0028-withford.htm Wisdom words from Bradley Whitford at College Graduation Speech]
* [http://www.broadway.com/gen/Buzz_Story.aspx?ci=564304 Bradley Whitford: Q&A Interview] at Broadway.com


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