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Richard Schiff

Richard Schiff (born May 27, 1955) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Toby Ziegler on the NBC television drama The West Wing, a role for which he received an Emmy Award.

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I had forgotten Richard Schiff and Christopher Meloni were in it. . Smallville will never recover; it's a ghost town now.
Remember when we got a JURASSIC PARK sequel with Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Vince Vaughn, Richard Schiff and Pete Postlethwaite?
Somewhere in America tonight, actors Martin Sheen, Richard Schiff and Edward James Olmos are smiling quietly to themselves.
Richard Schiff is in Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas?! This suddenly became watchable.
Toby Z played by was perhaps my favorite character on WW. Miss that show, also your show on US television
I liked a unwanted guest grabs the mic at People's Choice Awards 2016
I'm re watching it for the third time. Mr Schifd, you've just been fired.
well if he's got Toby's characteristics on the course most balls would end up left!!
He's thrown a few clubs... very Toby-esque if he starts shanking.
Toby rocks. Please paste in the clip/link Mr. Dagnall, otherwise it's just a tease.
does he do the head scratching like Toby does?
He's as brilliant in real life, especially on a golf course. . cc
I was going to proposition but then I read that his wife invented the pole dancing workout so never mind
This is exactly how Richard Schiff won an Emmy on The West Wing.
You're pretty cool for replying thanks! I dont know if there is a character in any work that I love more than Toby Ziegler👍🏻
my last silent role. Paid my rent for a couple of months. And a fun film
Hey remember your little role in Speed? I was so excited when i thought i saw you!! Love your work!
To be fair I'd vote for a golf club over Donald Trump.
Some president's cheat with style. is not one of those.
Sam Seaborn? ;) I'd vote him for prez any day, too!
Have just finished watching The West Wing again for the second time. Best show ever. 😊😊😊
I have been so proud of you and Richard Schiff!
Can't wait to see it tomorrow! Two of the best all in one episode.
we're about to start Season 4 on our West Wing podcast! And we got a great interview with Janel last month 😊
We'd love to have you both on our podcast. It was fun, right :)
Rumor has it: a certain Communications Dir will be reunited with his deputy on Y/N?
How am I only just watching West Wing 15 yrs late? I love Toby!! Must have been such fun to play him.
Debunking the Hyperinflation of Peter Schiff and the Gold Bugs: A Guide for Investors by Richard Moheban -
As a very own Richard Schiff as you like to help with ADDamn is we're not true, it's up in school though as Fox News would
can't blame you, but we miss you! Let me know when you're back for our next loft-hunting mission ;-)
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The West Wing was the greatest TV show - ever. Not one bad episode, not one bad part or actor. Toby, Josh and Sam rocked.
been working my way through the West Wing boxset over the holiday. Toby still rocks, ten years on. About to start season 4
?? Don't tell me who. I love surprises
Grateful to watch 2x thru and cry at the end (Again) Thank U
THANKS and Happy New Year... Glad i'm out of the Toronto freeze this winter
Seeing Richard Schiff on Netflix again has made my day
Finally all caught up on .BRILLIANT JOB (as ever)
Saw on and then locked myself in the bathroom to harmonize to
Kick off-1st day of filming for season2 has begun. S/O to slay it today…
apparently Richard Schiff hated that storyline. I'm not there yet, is it season 6?
I think of Richard Schiff as my TV dad.
Reminds me that Jess has railed against Richard Schiff's tics for years & I've ignored, until The Affair finally broke me.
Melvyn Douglas plays the same guy in Being There he played in The Candidate where Peter Boyle = Richard Schiff on The West Wing.
I don't remember this being referenced on
Watching Made in Dagenham. Richard Schiff looks SO different without his beard. I wouldn't recognise him if not for his voice.
I was doing a play out in L.A. 20-some-odd years ago called 'Goose and Tomtom' b...
And Richard Schiff as Eddie Carr is a god *** hero!
thank you for the entertainment. Happy new year from 🇮🇪
Ooh it's the wonderful in the amazing
Just finished mix of final Ep of Season 4. Helluva show. htt…
Saw you on stage with , you were both great but there's only 1 performance I remember from that night.
Amongst the many West Wing themed Xmas gifts my 17 year old daughter received.
That looks like the scene in Jurassic Park 2 where the two t-rexes are about to tear Richard Schiff apart...
Richard Schiff, Neve Campbell, Mamie Gummer, Daniel Stern all in 1 episode! Competing with for best guest stars?
Richard Schiff from Melrose Place stars in Big Time Rush about a sad Bar attendant named Rebecca
We watched it last night. Best of the season! (Plus I am a West Wing fan, so love Dule Hill & Richard Schiff)
a Wet Hot spinoff that's just David Hyde Pierce, Rob Huebel, and Richard Schiff being astrophysics professors.
John Slattery in WHAS is 👌🏼. The cast for this is incredible. This episode also has Richard Schiff and Jon Hamm.
Yes. But they left off Josh Malina and Richard Schiff.
Wasn't impressed by Ballers but both Dule Hill and Richard Schiff are recurring, so we'll see.
How did I not remember that Richard Schiff (AKA Toby Ziegler) is in The Lost World?! Everything I love is colliding right now.
Right, who's gonna make a Philip Roth biopic. Richard Schiff can play the man himself I'll play him in flashbacks to the 1970s. Any takers?
"So that's what you're doing in those beautiful dark rooms?" ~Richard Schiff at the Encino Student Showcase.
and catch up at last night's SOLD OUT Show!
It's about to be out all the over press and I wanted you to hear it from me.It's true.We're a couple
I just realized is in it! I don't think y'all understand how excited (cont)
Just finished day 1 of rehearsals for Speed The Plow with my director Lindsay Posner and my co star Richard Schiff. http:…
The best part of 'The Gambler' thus far? Undoubtedly the performance of
Had a fever dream that I told Martin Sheen & Dule Hill about my But I waited to tell bc I w…
I've been a huge fan since WW, but your work on Bones was stunning and completely heartbreaking. An amazing episode.
Richard Schiff from Violet Tendencies stars in Dead Poets Society about a helpful Tour guide named Sundee
Big vote today in Ireland for marriage equality. let's not "tempt the wrath of whatever, from high on top the thing"
The Seattle Times calls us a highlight of SIFF lineup this week:
Thrilled to welcome some wonderful new cast members:
New cast joining and for new season of Rogue:
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she razzed up richard schiff too - only one who really could. great it's all on US netflix.
last night my wife & I watched your beautiful performance in 1st Xmas West Wing. Thank you
You're not too shabby yourself, sir. 😉 Toby really resonated with me. Brilliantly portrayed with elegance, humor & humanity.
I'm a bit late to the West Wing party, but I wanted to thank you & for your exceptional & moving portrayals.
I'm actually so glad not to be anywhere remotely near Penn Station, now more than usual...
I'm sorry, that's a false idol. . Moses, help us! 😨
Toby, I love you, but I gotta side on this one.
not going to happen Yankees and rangers lose in the same night
wait so they're taking vampire diaries off Netflix
What about this. You are missed take care
Bravo for acting tour de force in S6 E16 (Drought Conditions). Genuinely moving and gripping.
Aww yay! Just got a photo & autograph with Richard Schiff (King Leopold on outside the theatre 😄😄😄
L.L. had a one dimensional performance. Richard Schiff was really good but felt like Woody Allen material rather than Mamet...
Major fangirling over seeing Richard Schiff playing King Leopold; never noticed before!! :D
I bet Richard Schiff would have been a fantastic Roose Bolton.
Richard Schiff and London Stage Vet Nigel Lindsay to Join a Nervous in
Further casting announced for David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow at the Playhouse Theatre - Richard Schiff and Nigel Lindsay join Lindsay Lohan!
…Richard Schiff and Lindsay Lohan in a David Mamet play on Broadway. I’m gonna think about that for a minute.
The West Wing star Richard Schiff and stage actor Nigel Lindsay are to join Lindsay Lohan in the revival of David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow.
Richard Schiff join Nigel Lindsay and Lindsay Lohan in Lindsay Posner's production of David Mamet's SPEED-THE-PLOW at the Playhouse Theatre.
Also born on this day: Steven Brill, Peri Gilpin, Siouxsie Sioux, Richard Schiff, Lee Meriwether & Henry Kissinger
Aaron Sorkin rang up Richard Schiff to console him over what John Wells did to Toby:
THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK MPAA Rating: PG-13/ Genre: Sci-Fi-Action/ Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, Arliss Howard, Richard Attenborough, Vince Vaughn, Peter Stormare, Richard Schiff/ Runtime: 129 minutes This inevitable sequel to Jurassic Park is a pretty enjoyable movie with excellent special effects and frequent moments of tension and if you study the structure of the film closely, you'll notice that it not only presents itself as a sequel to the earlier film but also resembles a loose remake of King Kong. There are a few misjudgments in the movie, just little things that undermine the overall impact, but generally-speaking it hits its targets with the kind of slick, consummate efficiency that characterizes most Steven Spielberg films. The plot is as follows: 4 years after the incident at Jurassic Park Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), a survivor from the original adventure, is summoned by fellow survivor and entrepreneur John Hammond (Richard Attenborough). Hammond confesse ...
Love meeting new follows like a Sean Hartofilis film. A+ cast inc & Choons by
"Richard Schiff looks mildly amused" is more or less a good summary of superman returns.
you'll recall that happened to me with - I believe you were there, and hung out with him in the choc factory bar
OR CJ. Maybe CJ would make more sense. Just do it! :)
She assembles old Bartlet team, but Amy Gardner as C.O.S. (naturally)
hey movie idea: Abbey Bartlett runs for Pres (& Jed helps!)
today is my sis bday it would make her day if u would wish her Happy Bday. Thanks.
Just finished watching in its entirety for the 1st time!
A driver on was a Steve Sorkin. In my head he drove Richard Schiff and said, "hey, you should meet my uncle, Aaron..."
Richard Schiff just asked you for 10 phone lines in the conference room. You delivered with 1 minute.
Super & Hope Tom doesn't give you to much trouble on the Golf course.
How come Richard Branson, Bill Gates, & Warren Buffett did so well and what we can learn form them …
do you agree or not that The West Wing is many times better than House of Cards?
Amazing cast for Very much looking forward to it.
Watching The West Wing (of course) and drunkenly whisper-singing the M.A.S.H. theme is killing me.
checking in from the left coast. Would have checked in sooner, but ran into Richard Schiff (Toby from West Wing)
Whenever the President releases a stmt on someone's passing/retirement/etc., I picture and/or writing it
Re-finished S1 of House of Cards, now watching one of best performance as in Drought Conditions
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"Shuffle and Snow" - staring Richard Schiff, Richard Dreyfuss, Billy Crystal, James Caan, with Jessie Eisenburg as the grandson.
Jay, your work in this piece is stunning. Reminiscent of a young Richard Schiff. Except I can understand w…
Now I need to find if there's a movie where Paul Giamatti plays against Richard Schiff but I'm afraid to asplode.
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Well, Richard Schiff and I just joked about inedible hors d'oeuvres together. You can catch Kristen Brockman's chat with him, Tim Daly, Richard Kind, and more tomorrow, on BiteSizeTV.
Lots of familiar faces in the audience for The Blind Date Project tonight. Thanks to Maggie Grace, Richard Schiff, Joel Edgerton, Erik Odom, Drew Droege, Kat Foster and more for coming out!
Don't mind me. Just bawling my eyes out over and final scene in Bones.
If you're in LA, check out at Eddie Kaye Thomas & Arye Gross a…
currently halfway though 'the West Wing' saga and it is THE BEST. thank you
Loved the dynamic between Richard Schiff and on recent episode. Gorgeous script, great performances by both.
: Lovely work together on this week.
and right next to each other in my timeline. Fiction and reality mixed-up.
(Oh. I guess really I should really be shouting out not for that epic scene in 17 People)
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.A Must Watch! Judging others on their appearance.
How'd Richard Branson, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffett do so well? They lived according to these seven principles:
wow richard writting in spanish, Idolo!! more movies for the whole world Richard!!!
Extremely pleasant surprise seeing in
As if having a surprise episode on, it's also got Richard Schiff guest starring! (I saw him as Toby in 'The West Wing'!)
I always feel cheated when Richard Schiff is in a show and he doesn't turn out to be the cunningly manipulative villain.
was wonderful in Parfumerie at the Annenburg - you all should see it!
"Toby's right, what's the good in being in power if you can't haul your enemies in for questioning?"
Does Sen. remind anyone of Mrs. Landingham from CC
Mr. Schiff. "West Wing" changed my life. Thank you for the great Toby Ziegler from Spain.
is such a delight in More please, Mr. Schiff!
I also just discovered that Richard Schiff is still alive. I thought he died 5 or so years ago.
Bartlet: You're what my mother calls a pain in the *** Toby: thats what my mother calls it too Sir
good first day. Could have been 20 degrees WARMER but.
na mate. Take the beard off and that's you sorted.
I'm really obsessed with The West Wing. I saw Richard Schiff in the movie Man of Steel and screamed, "OMG IT'S Toby Ziegler!" 😂
When my kids were born my Father's 1st statement each time was, "they come with hats?!" yeah, we're West Wing people.
keeps guesting in tv shows I watch, & I keep having to resist thinking of him as Toby Ziegler. I liked Toby, at least?
What traits do Bill Gates, Richard Branson and Warren Buffett have in common?
Watching an old Never know was in one! Very cool.
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Tha's just crazy. Sheila's TedxTalk has topped 160,000 views! Congrats Sheila!!
you are going to lose it when they see each other again and Toby says "stick a lemon up it"
I love this! I'm in the middle of season 7 and it's us lol
I feel like and are our spirit animals!
I didn't know Sheila from Sheila Kelley S Factor is married to Richard Schiff. Really liked him on the West Wing. How interesting.
Last night I watched the latest episode of Bones, featuring a moving performance by Richard Schiff as the father of the victim. Today, I decided on a whim to finally "get into" The West Wing, which is, as it turns out, Richard Schiff's "known for" title on IMDB. Huh.
Matthew Perry is writing y starring in the Remake of The Odd Couple for CBS. Please casting gods let Richard Schiff sign on soon!
Body of Proof's Geoffrey Arend and Mad Men's Vincent Kartheiser are two suburban loafers who are letting their "goose loose" in the new trailer for the indie buddy comedy "Beach Pillows," also starring Richard Schiff and Annette O'Toole. Arend is a bitter fu...
I have almost finished watching the final episode of "The West Wing", a teleseries that ran for five years between 1999 and 2006 ; a total of nearly 150 episodes. The trials, travails, success, defeats and the overwhelming responsibility of the office of President of United states was wonderfully captured by a set a talented actors for the mini screen. A mature, enlightened citizenship , such as one found in America requires a high quality of bureaucracy to run the country; to make those tough moral, economic and social decisions that can alter the basis of power. A country found in freedom is very difficult to govern. This is a lesson that history has taught on every page since Grecian times. Each episode of this epic series brings forth the tremendous amount of courage, discipline and clear thinking that is required to govern such a free nation in a manner that embellishes the constitution of America. Democracy is a great experiment and does provides an open atmosphere for society to blossom, if the r . ...
Well, well, well! Hi There AfroNerd Followers and Science Fiction Fans of all ages. Once again I have a Link-Blog chock full of interesting stories around my maniacal interests. But first, some quick TV points:   Some shows just get under your skin and are able to make you emotional at a moment's notice. Bones is that type of show for me. Richard Schiff guest starred as a professor equivalent to Brennan who just lost his gymnast daughter. Their final two scenes together during this episode just un-dammed my waterworks as the walls between their intelligence and emotion fell with the "life formula" explained. You will just have to watch.. I can't explain it well enough to honor it here...   One of the things I am enjoying immensely on Sleepy Hollow is the depiction of the Irving Family. Orlando Jones as Frank is doing some of the best work of his career as the Dad consumed by his job but Jill Marie Jones is absolutely stealing the scenes as his estranged wife Cynthia. I know this is a supernatural series ...
The Little Drummer Boy Synopsis The lyrics tell the apocryphal story of a poor young boy who, unable to afford a gift for the infant Jesus, plays his drum for the newborn with the Virgin Mary's approval. Miraculously, the baby, although a newborn, seems to understand, manages to refrain from an outburst of crying (as one might expect of a drum being played near a newborn infant) and smiles at the boy in gratitude. The story is somewhat similar to an old twelfth-century legend retold by Anatole France as Le Jongleur de Notre Dame (French: Our Lady's Juggler), which was adapted into an opera in 1902 by Jules Massenet. In the French legend, however, a juggler juggles before the statue of the Virgin Mary, and the statue, according to which version of the legend one reads, either smiles at him or throws him a rose (or both, as in the 1984 made-for-television film). Television special In 1968, Rankin-Bass produced a stop motion animated Christmas television special based on The Little Drummer Boy. The film name ...
I was just utterly blown away by what has to be the greatest piece of scripted entertainment I've ever seen. Spoiler alert. It was the latest episode of the TV series Bones, called The Spark in the Park. A math professor played by Richard Schiff loses his daughter to murder. In the endscene, Bones finds him at his office chalkboard having written a bunch of equations and formulas. Bones noted that each one mathematically represented a different motion, and she figured out that the professor was describing his daughter's life. For instance, one equation for circular motion on a flat plane was the girl figure skating. This is brilliant and poignant writing. It needs to win an Emmy.
I may have finally given up the ghost on Bones. This last episode with Richard Schiff as the physicist dad of the deceased was so amazingly anti-intellectual I wanted to spit.
So, one of my favorite actors from The West Wing, Richard Schiff was on Bones this week - he gave an amazing performance...
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Mark Brokaw, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Deborah Ann Woll and Richard Schiff chat with about the production of Parfumerie at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. *
What to Watch Friday: Bones' Fall Finale, Grimm Exorcism, CBS' Grammy Noms Concert and More On TV this Friday: Bones flips out for its fall finale, the Grimm team deals with a demonic possession, Haven falls under a terrible new curse, the Grammy Nominations are announced and more. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar. 8 pm The Carries Diaries (The CW) | Larissa and Samantha finally find some common ground: sex. 8 pm Bones (Fox) | Fall finale: As the Jeffersonian team investigates the murder of a promising young gymnast who was living a secret double life, Brennan shows uncharacteristic empathy for the victim’s father (Richard Schiff, The West Wing). McKayla Maroney (she of the “not impressed” face and the gold medals) guest-stars as the prime suspect. 8 pm Last Man Standing (ABC) | Mike sides with Kristen and Ryan after Bud (Robert Forster, Breaking Bad) spanks his great-grandson, Boyd. 8:30 pm The Neighbors (ABC) | Jackie’s parents, played by returning guest-stars Meredith Baxter (Family T ...
I miss seeing Alan Dale and Richard Schiff on
BEACH PILLOWS is the debut feature film from Writer/Director Sean Hartofilis starring Geoffrey Arend, Vincent Kartheiser, Richard Schiff, and Annette O'Toole...
Interesting way to end my birthday, watching Taking of Pelham 123. The original with Walter Mathau and Robert Shaw. Not the remake with Richard Schiff and Goren from L&O: CI (I can't spell his name) or the remake of the remake starring Travolta and Denzel Washington.
Great news, great series! Looking forward to more of both shoes!!
Well deserved, and a long time coming. Congratulations Bobby!
Congrats pal. Just heard. Welcome to the club.
My niece on her first film set. About to shoot her scene with Richard Schiff. Photo credit…
is Richard schiff in character in that picture?
I share a birthday with The West Wing. How's that for perfect?
I am making my way through The West Wing on Netflix. Made me wonder: do you still come to Western PA from time to time?
oh god, absolutely slays me in this scene when Toby explains to CJ what happened to his brother David :'(
Doing homework for my TV class led me here, one of my absolute favorite West Wing scenes. Classic!
Looking forward to at festival, Oct. 10-14, 2013 - Starring the glorious and others
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hey Rich did u tell him its not the size that counts!! hope u well!
Wow! It has been a long time. Great show, great acting.
I just watched all 7 series in a month, freaking fabulous!! ;-)
on maybe?Politics and where is the pineapple?
Good timing because I'm watching the whole series on DVD... great job, everyone!
Streets of heaven are too crowded with angels tonight. Nairobi Attacks.
no doubt 350 yrds down the middle. Looks beautiful. The course that is.x
I stood an egg on its end at the EXACT moment of the equinox!
14 yrs ago on my birthday, the greatest show started. Although I was only 10. Happy birthday the West Wing!
"How to Be a West Wing Fan this is the best thing in the world.
Turns out despises Should we lock him in a dark room with Toby and Charlie? And Josh?!?
It's fun rewatching Toby Ziegler has always been my favorite character. Richard Schiff kicks ***
It makes me strangely happy to know that people have written slash fiction about Martin Sheen and Richard Schiff.
If someone had told me Richard Schiff was in 'Man of Steel', U'd have watched it a LOT sooner.
1. What do you propose to do? [20 words] Richard Schiff stands at the intersection of news, media, networks and the future. He will unlock the answers, whatever they might be. 2. Is anyone doing...
just had Richard Schiff in *** s Sporting Goods and got to talk to him for a little bit. That made my day.
Yep. Richard Schiff. Bobby Cannavale. Really good cast. Would have been brilliant.
Just met the actor Richard Schiff. I asked him how it felt to be ripped apart by 2 t rex courtesy of Steven Spielberg...his reply "pretty great but not as good as working with Jeff Golfblum."
Dulé Hill & Richard Schiff go head to head over which is the hottest, clearly Bradley Whitford would win
Richard Schiff (Toby of West Wing fame) working for Ford management in Made in Dagenham.
I'd really like to see Timothy Busfield and/or Richard Schiff guest star on The Newsroom at some point. The best of the WW bunch, IMO.
Man of Steel : the film that boldly dares to ask, "What if Superman was an a-hole?" (Except they already sorta did that and it was called Hancock.) Kevin Costner as Pa Kent is just wasting film. The idea that Clark is torn about is powers is something that is OK to play with, but then they throw that whole idea out of the water when Zod shows up. Larry Fishburne as Perry White is also wasting time -- why would a self-respecting editor who has fairly conclusive proof that aliens walk among us not be yelling STOP THE PRESSES!? Also : Richard Schiff from The West Wing, what are you DOING IN THIS MOVIE? guh. So many missed opportunities and bungled moments.
MAN OF STEEL (2013) Director: Zack Snyder Writer: David S. Goyer Producers: Christopher Nolan; Charles Roven; Emma Thomas; Deborah Snyder Cast: Henry Cavill; Amy Adams; Michael Shannon; Russell Crowe; Kevin Costner; Diane Lane; Laurence Fishburne; Antje Traue; Ayelet Zurer; Christopher Meloni; Henry Lennix; Richard Schiff; Michael Kelly Man of Steel, the long-awaited Superman reboot, is finally here and it rocks. The Zack Snyder-directed film revisits Superman’s origin, but unlike Batman Begins it’s not quite as slavish to justifying every single aspect of the character’s mythology. We find out why Kal-El (Henry Cavill) has the Fortress of Solitude, why the costume is the way it is, but at a certain point you just accept the fact that this is an alien on Earth and you run with it. While certainly a superhero movie, Man of Steel is first and foremost a science fiction drama about a humanoid alien trying to find his place in our world and dealing with humanity’s reaction to his existence. More than ...
I had no clue Richard Schiff (Toby Ziegler in West Wing) had a minor role in Deep Impact. He played the father of a boy named Leo.
Please support and help promote our next benefit screening of DECODING ANNIE PARKER for FORCE in Chicago on July 25th. The film stars Helen Hunt, Samantha Morton, Aaron Paul, Maggie Grace, Alice Eve, Rashida Jones, Corey Stoll, Bradley Whitford and Richard Schiff. Here's the trailer. Let us know what you think!
A cast with Richard Schiff, Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe, Amy Adams, and Laurence Fishburne was just wasted on this nonsense.
The new movie from a David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan story, directed by Zak Snyder, starring Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Kal-El/Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Russell Crowe as Jor-El, Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Richard Schiff as Dr. Emil Hamilton, and Lawrence Fishburne as Perry White.   So, after seeing the movie once, I thought it was good not great.  Nothing particularly bad, but not as awe inspiring and awesome as I would have liked.  Many scenes felt rushed, and that often makes the action feel consquence-less and thus less epic.  I liked the first part leading up to the official Superman reveal more than the later parts, but it was fine.   After the second time, I thought it was much better.  I understood the choices the creative team made and why they had the characters do what they did.  Can't say I wouldn't have done some stuff different, but there you go.   Best things: actual action, Superman fighting people, joy of ...
Seriously, whoever got Kevin Coster, Christopher Meloni, Richard Schiff, and Michael Shannon in the same film is BRILLIANT.
Man of Steel casting overall was amazing. I appreciated even the bit parts were accomplished actors that have history playing serious material. Lawrence Fishburne looking intensely at the world ending around him is just something special you don't get with an unknown. I liked being able to pin accomplished serious actors to the height of the scale. Richard Schiff as Emil, Russell Crowe as Jor-El, Amy Adams as Lois, Diane Lane as Martha, Kevin Costner (yeah, I know) as Jonathan Kent. You have to believe these characters have the lives I've read about for 20 years now. Having serious actors as opposed to say the early 20-something bikini girl from Blue Crush Kate Bosworth as Pulitzer Prize winning Lois Lane really add to the experience of making me see intelligence in the people I'm looking at even when they aren't saying lines. That touch of finding the right people for the mood of the project really was appreciated by this fan. I mean someone from The freaking West Wing was in my Superman movie. Yes, plea ...
So Alessandro Juliani (Gaeta on "Battlestar Galactica") played Dr. Emil Hamilton on "Smallville." In "Man of Steel," he has a small role as Officer Sekowsky opposite Richard Schiff, who plays ... Dr. Emil Hamilton! Coincidence?? And for BSG fans, Tahmoh Penikett also has a small role.
The West Wing fans...have you heard about this webseries? Chasing the Hill starts WW alums Richard Schiff, Joshua Malina, and Melissa Fitzgerald, among others. I haven't seen it yet, but I'm looking forward to checking it out soon. Episodes are pay-per-download, but the price is pretty reasonable.
I love that Richard Schiff is Snow White's father in Once Upon a Time. Was hoping to get a Toby Ziegler-esque quip from him at some point.
Richard Schiff is in Man of Steel. I would be much more excited to see it if I knew he was playing Toby Ziegler.
Among those who have confirmed their participation so far are: 1) Richard Kind (Drama Desk Award winner for "The Big Knife") 2) Richard Schiff ("Glengarry Glen Ross" and "The West Wing") 3) Keala Settle (Drama Desk and Tony Award nominee for"Hands on a Hard Body") Additional participants will be announced soon.
BroadwayWorld reports! Richard Schiff, Richard King, & More Set for Panel at Fordham Univ
Richard Schiff (born May 27, 1955) American actor. He is best known for playing Toby Ziegler on the NBC television drama The West Wing, a role for which he received an Emmy Award. Schiff made his directorial debut with The West Wing, directing an episode entitled "Talking Points." Schiff was born in Bethesda, Maryland, the second of three sons of Charlotte, a television and publishing executive, and Edward Schiff, a real estate lawyer. He dropped out of high school, but later obtained an equivalency diploma. In 1973, he studied briefly at The City College of New York (CCNY) but did not graduate. He moved to Colorado where he found employment cutting firewood. Returning to New York in 1975, he began to study acting at CCNY and was accepted into their theater program. Career-Richard Schiff initially studied directing. He directed several off-Broadway plays, including Antigone in 1983 with a just-graduated Angela Bassett. In the mid-1980s Schiff decided to try his hand at acting and landed several TV roles. ...
SAVE THE DATE! | Robin Milling, host of Milling About on Blogtalk Radio, will moderate the Drama Desk panel 'Making My Broadway Debut' on Monday, June 17, 2013, at 6:30 pm in Pope Auditorium on the Lincoln Center campus of Fordham University. (Pope Auditorium is located at West 60th Street and Columbus Avenue in Manhattan, with access via the 60th Street entrance of the building.) The panel will feature stars of screen and television discussing their Broadway debuts. Our first panelist is Richard Schiff, best known for his long running role on television's "The West Wing," Schiff made his Broadway debut this past season in "Glengarry Glen Ross." Keep your eyes open for more panelists, coming soon!
- re-watching The West Wing recently, and can't express enough how great your performances were in every episode - thanks!
Was really hoping this was gonna be a picture John Spencer and Richard Schiff bodysurfing
Congressman Adam Schiff's tribute to Fuller President Richard Mouw in the Congressional Record:
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, Kevin Costner, AND this score by Hans Zimmer?!!! Man Of Steel has too much awesome!!!
So excited to be ADing on production of with Richard Dreyfuss, Joe Mantegna, & Richard Schiff!
I am in love with Toby Ziegler! You are amazing, as is the West Wing =)
Still enjoying our re-view of all The West Wing. S7 tonight with superb acting from & the late John Spencer
Just saw Richard Schiff in the Man of Steel trailer.
Richard Schiff is one of those dudes who should always have facial hair. He looks incredibly defeated without.
Is that Richard Schiff in that cell phone ad or just one of the 3 billion people on Earth that look like Richard Schiff?
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have just revealed the latest international banner artwork for Zack Snyder’s upcoming action adventure “Man of Steel.” Said banner artwork is dubbed “Cape,” and as ...
Yo, remember how Wallace Langham and Richard Schiff were both in Michael? 1996 ya'l
look baby! 100,000 views today. Let's celebrate with a kiss.
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could we have Martin Sheen as an ageing Editor of a rival paper, also Richard Schiff has to be in there somewhere
Just finished re-watching Bradley Whitford, and are *everything.*
just watched City Hall and spent the time watching the movie adjusting to seeing you with out the beard
I am going to go see Man Of Steel at least in part for
Never registered with me before, but Richard Schiff and Vince Vaughn are in Lost World. Weird.
Recently introduced my girlfriend to West Wing. So I've been thinking about you. Interested in what your up to these days.
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Man walks past me in Southwark station. He’s watching TWW on his iPad, it’s paused on as Guy’s got taste.
Alessandro Juliani will be in the Is he going to pass the torch of "Emil Hamilton" to Richard Schiff?
“Yes, it’s very hard to resolve. You have to look at a calendar.” -
I liked a video Peter Schiff Schools Richard Wolff on Capitalism!
what ah ya gannah oahdah dah lanch tudaai ?! Richard Schiff on a bedda rice!
I was watching it last night and you came in. Is there no limits to your awesomeness sir?
New TV spot for the June 14 release
Yeah, Bruno is good. I also like the way he talks. Same with Toby. I want Richard Schiff's voice.
Richard Schiff and Mandy Patinkin buddy cop movie.
I like Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Richard Schiff and journalists who happen to be superheroes. Count me in
An Audio Assault movie written by Aaron Sorkin starring Bradley Whitford as me and Richard Schiff as Joe
Just heard someone say "former West Wing cast members Bradley Whitford, Richard Schiff, and Janel Maloney..." and i rushed to the tv. tww.
Up next on Click: more interviews from the Creative Coalition Ball including: Melissa Leo, Richard Schiff, John Leguizamo, Marlon Wayans and Orlando Jones. Also coming this Thursday - Johnny's Terri Nunn/ Berlin interview!!
Prep Entertainment Report (Prep-Entertainment-Repor) MONTY HALL AND GAME SHOW CREATOR BOB STEWART TO GET LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS NEW YORK (AP) _ Monty Hall and game show creator Bob Stewart will get lifetime achievement awards at the Daytime Emmys later this year. Hall hosted ``Let's Make a Deal,'' which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Stewart created ``The Price Is Right,'' ``To Tell the Truth,'' ``Password,'' and ``The $10,000 Pyramid.'' Stewart died last May, a few months short of his 92nd birthday. His son will accept the award in his place. RICHARD SCHIFF OF ``THE West Wing'' - SHUT UP AND ENJOY IT! WASHINGTON (AP) _ Richard Schiff has always wanted to star in Eugene O'Neill's drama ``Hughie.'' Now, if he could only enjoy it. Schiff is doing the play in Washington for the Shakespeare Theatre Company. He says often feels a ``sense of dread'' when he takes on a difficult role like this. He says he's been berating himself, saying ``You moron! You're doing Hughie! You wanted to do this ...
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Shakespeare Theatre Company's production of "Hughie," starring Richard Schiff, is a slow burn that will engulf you:
How many great actors are in it? Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Dule Hill, Richard Schiff, John Spencer, Bradley Whitford & more.
I've spent all day imagining Richard Schiff and Bradley Whitford screaming at each other ahead of tonight's State of the Union.
I love Bradley Whitford and Richard Schiff so much.
MSNBC's slogan is -- A Place for Politics. Fox News Channel's slogan is -- We Report, You Decide. I don't mind political news, but not politics BRINGING me my news. Victory Fox News Channel. One of MSNBC's political experts is actor Richard Schiff (Toby from the television show The West Wing.) Schiff: "I'm not a real Democrat, but I play one on TV." One of Fox News Channel's political experts is Judge Andrew Napolitano. Andrew is a graduate of Princeton University (he was a founding member of the Concerned Alumni of Princeton) and Notre Dame Law School. Napolitano sat on the New Jersey bench from 1987 to 1995, becoming the state's youngest then-sitting Superior Court judge. He also served as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University School of Law for 11 years. Victory Fox News Channel. MSNBC puts nutballs like Ed Schultz (former sports broadcaster) Keith Obermann (former SportsCenter host on ESPN) and Chris Matthews (fired Washington cop) on the air. Fox News Channel puts Megyan Kelly (Kelly practiced ...
today in 2000 - These new films hit U.S. theatres: the comedy Gun Shy, starring Liam Neeson, Oliver Platt, Sandra Bullock, Jose Zuniga and Richard Schiff; and the funny, scary Scream 3, with Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox Arquette, David Arquette and Parker Posey.
Emmy Award-winning actor Richard Schiff discusses what's behind the success of "The West Wing" television show. "It was a perfect storm of good luck, I think...
Man Of Steel DATE June 14 DIRECTOR Zack Snyder CAST Henry Cavill, Michael Shannon, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Russell Crowe, Diane Lane, Richard Schiff, Ayelet Zurer, Antje Traue, Laurence Fishburne SYNOPSIS Clark Kent was adopted by Jonathan and Martha Kent as a baby, when his father Jor-El saved him from the death of his homeworld, Krypton. Now he hides his powers - until Earth comes under threat from other Kryptonian refugees with a grudge, led by General Zod
Dream 2 this morning involved dad (talking policy with Richard Schiff and Bradley Whitford. Not sure why wasn't there
"Fire With Fire" on Netflix isn't bad. But you can tell that they had certain big name actors in for 2-3 day shoots. Bruce Willis, Vincent D'onofrio & Rosario Dawson, Richard Schiff (Toby Ziegler from West Wing), Josh Duhamel (Transformers, Las Vegas) are others. Basically, while the movie script was interesting, the trouble with it is that you can tell all of the actors are disconnected. And the film seems rushed. Like they only had 3 takes with Willis saying his BS and only had D'onofrio do his "Christopher Walkin" thing in the police lineup once or twice. Shame too, because its a good flick that could have been something better. Maybe that's why it went straight to Blu-Ray & Netflix Instant.
Tonite, dinner at the Capital Grill and then we saw "Glengarry Glen Ross" with Al Pacino, Bobby Cannavale, Richard Schiff and a few other famous faces.
richard_schiff ahhh you were talking about the 'funky' hat? So the hat of an English eccentric or American whack-job xx
The scene in Ep. 14 of The West Wing between and David Proval is outstanding! Two exceptional actors!!
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my TabletPC has given me the typing ability of a chimp and not one of those clever ones either
Mr Schiff's hat is that of a gentleman which of course he is. ;)
Any plans on visiting Canada anytime soon? And by that I mean summer cuz now its all ... Snow-y =)
Going to try and finish West Wing season 7 this weekend. really hope things turn out ok for Toby
You criticize my hat... You criticize my kids for giving it to me. Beware.
Happy Friday! Here's a first look at the set and costume design for starring
great segment yesterday w/ on Loved the story about Hillary and Social Security.
Sure is OK in G/G & The West Wing. But who can truly deny the brilliance of his roles in Forces of Nature & The Bodyguard?!!
Tickets to Glengarry Glen Ross on Broadway this Saturday. Al Pacino on stage...but I'm really going to see Richard Schiff, whom I adore for some reason I can't explain. He was Toby on West Wing. One of my favorite characters. Know nothing about the play, didn't see the movie. This is one of those things, by the way, I will miss very much if we move...
watching TWW on Netflix! It still is one if my all time favorites!! Great cast!
Not to mention how amazing you are. Currently enjoying your genius scenes with :)
has to have been one of the most charming actors ever. I can only imagine what a joy he was to work with.
Yeah. If this was the real world, I'm sorry, but Vinick would get my vote. Not Santos.
I still need to get tickets for this, but I am super stoked on it.
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When promotes the world's axis has shifted and bedtime sounds even better. (sheesh)
I'm not sure if he's ready for this extremity!Also,can he understand us lol?Could you?
did your son make a decision on St. Andrews yet?It's cold in my homeland lol.Blizzards at the moment.
Article on upcoming Hughie at The Shakespeare Company in DC.
do u have a new podcast guesting? The last time I saw u on podcast was July 2012.
In other news, how much do I love this picture of Oh, my goodness SO much.
On one of them nights, y'all have a bad fight.
Walter Brennan won the Best Supt. Actor Oscar 3 times bc extras used to vote & they loved him.
nice to see Toby and Sam back together again!!!
New trailer for out now! Starring old pals and Looks awesome, can't wait to see the movie
Knife Fight (2012) - Toby and Sam, together again. Rob Lowe's new movie; its cast includes Richard Schiff.
Really enjoyed Richard Schiff. Watching the fifth season of West Wing, first time.
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