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Richard was born in Bethesda, Maryland, the middle of three sons of Edward, a real estate lawyer, and Charlotte, a cable TV and publishing executive. His parents divorced when he was 12. He dropped out of high school but obtained an equivalency diploma. He tried studying at the City College of New York (CCNY) in 1973, but had no interest. After ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The West Wing
The West Wing Toby Ziegler
(1999-2006)
Man of Steel
Man of Steel Dr. Emil Hamilton
(2013)
Se7en
Se7en Mark Swarr
(1995)

Filmography

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 2018 Counterpart (TV Series) (post-production)
Roland Fancher
- Episode #1.2 (2018) ... Roland Fancher
- Episode #1.1 (2018) ... Roland Fancher
 2018 Vandal (post-production)
Jacob Lipman
 2017 The Good Doctor (TV Series)
Dr. Aaron Glassman
- Sacrifice (2017) ... Dr. Aaron Glassman
- Intangibles (2017) ... Dr. Aaron Glassman
- Apple (2017) ... Dr. Aaron Glassman
- 22 Steps (2017) ... Dr. Aaron Glassman
- Not Fake (2017) ... Dr. Aaron Glassman
 2017 Geostorm
Senator Cross
 2017 Shock and Awe
The Usual
 2015-2017 Ballers (TV Series)
Mr. Anderson / Brett Anderson
- Yay Area (2017) ... Brett Anderson
- Alley-Oops (2017) ... Brett Anderson
- Ricky-Leaks (2017) ... Brett Anderson
- I Hate New York (2017) ... Brett Anderson
- Make Believe (2017) ... Mr. Anderson
 2017 Seven Bucks Digital Studios (TV Series short)
Mr. Anderson
 2017 Chicago Justice (TV Series)
Frank Linden
- Tycoon (2017) ... Frank Linden
 2015-2017 Rogue (TV Series)
Marty Stein
- Bifocals (2017) ... Marty Stein
- Maria, Full of Grace (2017) ... Marty Stein
- A Piece of Wood (2016) ... Marty Stein
- How to Treat Us (2016) ... Marty Stein
- Close to Heaven (2016) ... Marty Stein
 2017 The Men
Dr. Miles Driskoll
 2017 When We Rise (TV Mini-Series)
Judge Vaughn Walker
- Night IV: Part VI and VII (2017) ... Judge Vaughn Walker
 2016 Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (TV Series)
Zimmerfield
- Very Erectus (2016) ... Zimmerfield
- Watkin (2016) ... Zimmerfield
- Rogue Wall Enthusiasts (2016) ... Zimmerfield
- Lost & Found (2016) ... Zimmerfield
- Horizons (2016) ... Zimmerfield
 2012-2016 House of Lies (TV Series)
Harrison 'Skip' Galweather
- No Es Facil (2016) ... Harrison 'Skip' Galweather
- Violent Agreement (2016) ... Harrison 'Skip' Galweather
- Holacracy (2016) ... Harrison 'Skip' Galweather
- Creative Destruction Phenomenon (2016) ... Harrison 'Skip' Galweather
- Business (2012) ... Harrison 'Skip' Galweather
 2016 Mom (TV Series)
Robert
 2016 American Fable
Jonathan
 2016 The Grinder (TV Series)
Gordon Stutz
- Blood Is Thicker Than Justice (2016) ... Gordon Stutz
- Exodus (Pt. 1) (2016) ... Gordon Stutz
 2015 The Affair (TV Series)
Jon Gottlief
- 212 (2015) ... Jon Gottlief
- 211 (2015) ... Jon Gottlief
- 210 (2015) ... Jon Gottlief
- 208 (2015) ... Jon Gottlief
- 207 (2015) ... Jon Gottlief
 2014-2015 Manhattan (TV Series)
Occam
- 33 (2015) ... Occam
- Fatherland (2015) ... Occam
- Damnatio Memoriae (2015) ... Occam
- Perestroika (2014) ... Occam
- Tangier (2014) ... Occam
 2015 Gen Zed (TV Series)
Father O'Brien (2015) (voice)
 2015 Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (TV Series)
Dean Fairchild
- Auditions (2015) ... Dean Fairchild
 2015 Lego Jurassic World (Video Game)
Eddie Carr (voice, uncredited)
 2015 Entourage
Director
 2015 The Automatic Hate
Dr. Ronald Green
 2014 Key and Peele (TV Series)
Ambassador
- Sex Addict Wendell (2014) ... Ambassador
 2014/III The Gambler
Jeweler
 2014 Kill the Messenger
Richard Zuckerman
 2014 Murder in the First (TV Series)
David Hertzberg
- Blunt the Edge (2014) ... David Hertzberg
- Family Matters (2014) ... David Hertzberg (credit only)
- Win Some, Lose Some (2014) ... David Hertzberg
- Suck My Alibi (2014) ... David Hertzberg
- Punch Drunk (2014) ... David Hertzberg
 2014 Before I Disappear
Bruce Warham
 2014 Beach Pillows
Henry Midwood
 2013 Bones (TV Series)
Professor Leon Watters
- The Spark in the Park (2013) ... Professor Leon Watters
 2013 Man of Steel
Dr. Emil Hamilton
 2013 Decoding Annie Parker
Allen
 2012-2013 Chasing the Hill (TV Series)
Charlie Kowles
- Optimus Primary (2013) ... Charlie Kowles
- The Enchanted Life of Samantha Clemons (2012) ... Charlie Kowles
- Send in the Dancing Chihuahuas (2012) ... Charlie Kowles
- Awesomeness Is a Warm Gun (2012) ... Charlie Kowles
 2012/II Fire with Fire
Harold Gethers
 2012 NCIS (TV Series)
Harper Dearing
- Extreme Prejudice (2012) ... Harper Dearing
- Till Death Do Us Part (2012) ... Harper Dearing
- Up in Smoke (2012) ... Harper Dearing
 2012 The Mindy Project (TV Series)
Doctor
- Pilot (2012) ... Doctor
 2012 Knife Fight
Dimitris Vargas
 2012 Once Upon a Time (TV Series)
King Leopold
- The Stable Boy (2012) ... King Leopold
- Fruit of the Poisonous Tree (2012) ... King Leopold
 2011 Innocent (TV Movie)
Tommy Molto
 2011 Up All Night (TV Series)
Dr. Dean Chafin
- Parents (2011) ... Dr. Dean Chafin
 2011 Johnny English Reborn
Titus Fisher
 2011 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (TV Series)
Jack Fickler
- Strays (2011) ... Jack Fickler
- The Time Is Now (2011) ... Jack Fickler
- Here Is the Fire (2011) ... Jack Fickler
- Two of a Kind (2011) ... Jack Fickler
 2011 White Collar (TV Series)
Andrew Stanzler
- Power Play (2011) ... Andrew Stanzler
 2011 The Cape (TV Series)
Patrick Portman
- The Lich: Part 1 (2011) ... Patrick Portman
- Scales (2011) ... Patrick Portman
- Tarot (2011) ... Patrick Portman
 2010 Any Human Heart (TV Series)
Dr. Byrne
- Episode #1.3 (2010) ... Dr. Byrne
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... Dr. Byrne
 2010 Another Harvest Moon
Jeffrey
 2010 Made in Dagenham
Robert Tooley
 2010 Svetlana (TV Series)
Dr. Lawrence
- Eco-Shlong (2010) ... Dr. Lawrence
 2010 Past Life (TV Series)
Dr. Malachi Talmadge
- Regressing Henry (2010) ... Dr. Malachi Talmadge
- All Fall Down (2010) ... Dr. Malachi Talmadge
- Running on Empty (2010) ... Dr. Malachi Talmadge
- Saint Sarah (2010) ... Dr. Malachi Talmadge
- Gone Daddy Gone (2010) ... Dr. Malachi Talmadge
 2010 The Infidel
Lenny Goldberg
 2009 Solitary Man
Steve Heller
 2009 Imagine That
Carl Simons
 2009 In Plain Sight (TV Series)
Samuel Garfinkel
- Aguna Matatala (2009) ... Samuel Garfinkel
 2009 Ceremonies of the Horsemen (Short)
Lieb
 2008 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (TV Series)
Charles Fischer / Paul Stewart
- Complications (2008) ... Charles Fischer / Paul Stewart
 2008 Last Chance Harvey
Marvin
 2008 Monk (TV Series)
Dr. Lawrence Climan
- Mr. Monk Gets Hypnotized (2008) ... Dr. Lawrence Climan
 2008 Eli Stone (TV Series)
David Green
- Soul Free (2008) ... David Green
 2007 Martian Child
Lefkowitz
 2007/II Waiting (Short)
John
 2007 Burn Notice (TV Series)
Phillip Cowan
- Loose Ends, Part 1 (2007) ... Phillip Cowan
- Wanted Man (2007) ... Phillip Cowan (voice, uncredited)
 1999-2006 The West Wing (TV Series)
Toby Ziegler
- Institutional Memory (2006) ... Toby Ziegler
- Requiem (2006) ... Toby Ziegler
- Welcome to Wherever You Are (2006) ... Toby Ziegler
- Two Weeks Out (2006) ... Toby Ziegler
- Running Mates (2006) ... Toby Ziegler
 2006 Civic Duty
FBI Agent Tom Hilary
 2005 Entourage (TV Series)
Richard Schiff
- The Abyss (2005) ... Richard Schiff
 2004/I Ray
Jerry Wexler
 2004 With It (Short)
Virgil LaRocca
 2002 People I Know
Elliot Sharansky
 2001 I Am Sam
Mr. Turner
 2001 What's the Worst That Could Happen?
Walter Greenbaum
 2000 Lucky Numbers
Jerry Green
 2000 Forever Lulu
Jerome Ellsworth
 2000 Whatever It Takes
P.E. Teacher
 2000 Gun Shy
Elliott
 1999 Roswell (TV Series)
Agent Stevens
- River Dog (1999) ... Agent Stevens
- The Morning After (1999) ... Agent Stevens
- Pilot (1999) ... Agent Stevens (uncredited)
 1999 Crazy in Alabama
Norman
 1999 Becker (TV Series)
Barry Becker
- Truth and Consequences (1999) ... Barry Becker
 1999 Forces of Nature
Joe
 1998 Living Out Loud
Phil Francato
 1998 Heaven
Stanner
 1998 Doctor Dolittle
Dr. Gene 'Geno' Reiss
 1998 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Bernie Gilson
- These Are the Days (1998) ... Bernie Gilson
 1998 Deep Impact
Don Biederman
 1998 Brooklyn South (TV Series)
Chris McIntrick
- Cinnamon Buns (1998) ... Chris McIntrick
 1998 The Practice (TV Series)
Bob Show
- Trees in the Forest (1998) ... Bob Show
 1998 The Pentagon Wars (TV Movie)
Colonel Smith
 1998 The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (TV Movie)
Mr. Green
 1997 Santa Fe
Alex
 1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Eddie Carr
 1995-1997 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Steve Cameron / Vartan Illiescu
- Is Paris Burning? (1997) ... Steve Cameron
- Bombs Away (1995) ... Vartan Illiescu
 1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park - Chaos Island (Video Game)
Eddie Carr (voice)
 1997 Volcano
Haskins
 1996-1997 Relativity (TV Series)
Barry Roth
- Hearts and Bones (1997) ... Barry Roth
- Valentine's Day (1997) ... Barry Roth
- Karen and Her Sisters (1997) ... Barry Roth
- Billable Hours (1997) ... Barry Roth
- The Day the Earth Moved (1997) ... Barry Roth
 1997 Loved
District Attorney Steve Waters
 1997 Touch
Jerry
 1996 Michael
Italian Waiter
 1996 Quack Pack (TV Series)
Tunnel Rat
- Ducky Dearest (1996) ... Tunnel Rat (voice)
 1996 Grace of My Heart
Audition Record Producer
 1996 The Trigger Effect
Gun Shop Clerk
 1996 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Mark Sarison
- Quiet Riot (1996) ... Mark Sarison
 1996 ER (TV Series)
Mr. Bartoli
- The Match Game (1996) ... Mr. Bartoli
 1996 Special Report: Journey to Mars (TV Movie)
Eric Altman
 1996 High Incident (TV Series)
Ed Ossip
- Coroner's Day Off (1996) ... Ed Ossip
 1996 The Arrival
Calvin
 1996 City Hall
Larry Schwartz
 1995 Murder One (TV Series)
Prof. Stanley Fletcher
- Chapter Nine (1995) ... Prof. Stanley Fletcher
 1995 Maybe This Time (TV Series)
Perlman
- Snitch Doggy-Dogg (1995) ... Perlman
 1995 If Not for You (TV Series)
Chernikov
- Pilot ... Chernikov
 1995 Se7en
Mark Swarr
 1995 Rough Magic
Marvin Wiggins
 1995 Tank Girl
Trooper in Trench
 1994 Speechless
Sound Technician (uncredited)
 1994 Love & War (TV Series)
Lester Michaels
- The Bum (1994) ... Lester Michaels
 1994 Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas (TV Movie)
Deputy Dano
 1994 Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight (TV Movie)
Movietone News Director
 1994 Speed
Train Driver
 1994 Thunder Alley (TV Series)
Pat Perkins
- Bloodsuckers (1994) ... Pat Perkins
 1994 Major League II
Director
 1994 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Mel Woodworthy
- Anything But Cured (1994) ... Mel Woodworthy
 1994 The John Larroquette Show (TV Series)
Wilson
 1994 The Hudsucker Proxy
Mailroom Screamer
 1993 Ghost in the Machine
Scanner Technician
 1993 My Life
Young Bill Ivanovich
 1993 South of Sunset (TV Series)
- Satyricon (1993)
 1993 Skinner
Eddie
 1993 Wild Palms (TV Mini-Series)
Security Guard
- The Floating World (1993) ... Security Guard (uncredited)
 1993 Doogie Howser, M.D. (TV Series)
Billy Tishler
- What Makes Doogie Run (1993) ... Billy Tishler
 1992 Hoffa
Government Attorney
 1992 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Dog Pound Operator
- Helter Shelter (1992) ... Dog Pound Operator
 1992 The Bodyguard
Skip Thomas
 1992 Malcolm X
JFK Reporter
 1992 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Joey Fero
- Pilot (1992) ... Joey Fero
 1992 The Public Eye
Thompson Street Photographer
 1992 Rapid Fire
Art Teacher
 1992 Cruel Doubt (TV Mini-Series)
Inspector
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Inspector
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Inspector
 1992 Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
Gun Clerk
 1992 Till Death Us Do Part (TV Movie)
Jack Wells
 1990 Young Guns II
Rat Bag
 1990 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Lester Middleton
- Korman's Kalamity (1990) ... Lester Middleton
 1989 Trenchcoat in Paradise (TV Movie)
Mole
 1988 Cheers (TV Series)
Tourist
- One Happy Chappy in a Snappy Serape (1988) ... Tourist (uncredited)
 1988 Medium Straight
Pat Harding
 1987 Arena Brains (Short)
Deli Clerk
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Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
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Other Works:

Stage: Directed "Antigone", off-Broadway. Cast included: Angela Bassett. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

I remember the day Richard Nixon won in 1968. That was a time that seemed certain to bring about long awaited seismic change in America. But events of tragic proportion took us on a turn. Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. were suddenly dead. See more »

Trivia:

Schiff and Sheila Kelley have a son, Gus. See more »

Trademark:

His Beard

Star Sign:

Gemini

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