Richard Schiff

Highest Rated: 100% Clemency (2019)
Lowest Rated: 7% Fire With Fire (2012)
Birthday: May 27, 1955
Birthplace: Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Character actor Richard Schiff has done prolific work on both the large and small screens, and has appeared in films ranging from Seven (1995) to Living Out Loud (1998). Appearing as a cross between Wallace Shawn and Kevin Spacey, Schiff, a native of the East Coast, began his career as a stage director in New York. After founding and serving as the artistic director of the Manhattan Repertory Theatre and directing a number of on- and off-Broadway productions, he realized that he wanted to act. As such, Schiff began performing on both the stage and in independent films, then moved to Los Angeles so as to better pursue an acting career. He continued to work in the theatre, joining Tim Robbins' Actors Gang, and gradually broke into film. Appearances in such films as Spike Lee's Malcolm X (1992), the Coen Brothers' The Hudsucker Proxy (1994), and Steven Spielberg's The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) helped to put Schiff on the map as a character actor and led to substantial roles in Living Out Loud, which cast him as Danny De Vito's brother, and Dr. Dolittle (1998), in which he played one of Eddie Murphy's fellow men of medicine.Schiff also continued to do a great deal of work on television, appearing in shows ranging from Ally McBeal to E.R. In 2000, he joined the cast of the acclaimed NBC series The West Wing, playing the Chief Press Advisor to the President (Martin Sheen). That same year, he received a Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Emmy nomination for his portrayal. In the years to come, Schiff would remain active on screen, appearing on TV series like Past Life, The Cape, and House of Lies.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
100% Clemency Marty Lumetta 2019
No Score Yet Safe Spaces Actor 2019
No Score Yet Vandal Jacob Lipman 2019
29% Shock and Awe The Usual 2018
15% Geostorm Senator Cross $33.7M 2017
73% American Fable Jonathan 2017
No Score Yet Alien Code Dr. Miles Driskoll 2017
74% Take Me To The River Don $28.4K 2016
67% The Automatic Hate Dr. Ronald Green 2016
46% Ted 2 Steve $63.9M 2015
33% Entourage Director 2015
44% The Gambler Jeweler $18.9M 2014
38% Before I Disappear Bruce Warham $3.2K 2014
77% Kill the Messenger Richard Zuckerman $2.5M 2014
56% Decoding Annie Parker Allen $40.4K 2014
No Score Yet Beach Pillows Actor 2014
56% Man of Steel Dr. Emil Hamilton $291.1M 2013
28% Knife Fight Dimitris 2013
7% Fire With Fire Harold Gethers 2012
38% Johnny English Reborn Fisher $8.3M 2011
No Score Yet Another Harvest Moon Jeffrey 2011
90% Scott Turow's Innocent Actor 2011
80% Made in Dagenham Robert Tooley $1.1M 2010
79% Solitary Man Steve Heller $4.4M 2010
60% The Infidel Lenny 2010
71% Last Chance Harvey Marvin $14.9M 2009
34% Martian Child Lefkowitz $7.5M 2007
57% Civic Duty FBI Agent Tom Hilary $55.4K 2006
80% Ray Jerry Wexler $75.1M 2004
43% People I Know Elliot Sharansky 2003
35% I Am Sam Turner $40.3M 2001
10% What's the Worst That Could Happen? Walter Greenbaum $31.1M 2001
22% Lucky Numbers Jerry Green $9.6M 2000
16% Whatever It Takes P.E. Teacher 2000
24% Gun Shy Elliott 2000
No Score Yet Forever Lulu Jerome Ellsworth 2000
30% Crazy in Alabama Norman 1999
60% Heaven Stanner 1999
45% Forces of Nature Joe 1999
59% Living Out Loud Philly 1998
43% Dr. Dolittle Dr. Gene Reiss 1998
45% Deep Impact Don Biederman 1998
No Score Yet The Pentagon Wars General Smith 1998
No Score Yet The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (TV) Mr. Green 1998
No Score Yet Doctor Dolittle Actor 1998
14% Rough Magic Wiggins 1997
54% The Lost World - Jurassic Park Eddie Carr 1997
50% Volcano Haskins 1997
No Score Yet Loved Actor 1997
33% Touch Jerry 1997
38% Michael Italian Waiter 1996
75% Grace of My Heart Audition Record Producer 1996
75% The Trigger Effect Gun Shop Clerk 1996
64% The Arrival Calvin 1996
54% City Hall Larry Schwartz 1996
81% Seven (Se7en) Mark Swarr 1995
38% Tank Girl Trooper in Trench 1995
11% Speechless Sound Technician 1994
94% Speed Train Driver 1994
56% The Hudsucker Proxy Mailroom Screamer 1994
No Score Yet Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight Movietone News Director 1994
42% My Life Young Bill 1993
90% The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom Life Photographer 1993
11% Ghost in the Machine Scanner Technician 1993
No Score Yet Skinner Eddie 1993
54% Hoffa Government Attorney 1992
34% The Bodyguard Skip Thomas 1992
88% Malcolm X JFK Reporter 1992
63% The Public Eye Photographer at Thompson Street 1992
37% Rapid Fire Art Teacher 1992
8% Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot Gun Clerk 1992
No Score Yet Till Death Us Do Part Jack Wells 1992
35% Young Guns II Rat Bag 1990

TV

CREDIT
100% Counterpart
2017
Roland Fancher
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Good Doctor
2017
Dr. Ira Glassman Dr. Aaron Glassman
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet The $100,000 Pyramid
2016
Appearing
  • 2018
69% Ballers
2015
Mr. Anderson
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
86% The Mindy Project
2012-2017
  • 2017
81% When We Rise
2016-2017
Judge Walker
  • 2017
85% Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
2016-2017
Zimmerfield
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Rogue
2013-2017
Marty Abrams
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
86% Mom
2013
Robert
  • 2016
93% The Grinder
2015-2016
Gordon Stutz
  • 2016
No Score Yet Murder in the First
2014-2016
David Hertzberg
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
77% House of Lies
2012-2016
Harrison "Skip" Galweather Harrison 'Skip' Galweather
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
50% Any Human Heart
2010
Dr. Byrne
  • 2015
90% Bones
2005-2017
Leon Watters
  • 2013
80% Once Upon a Time
2011-2018
Sleepy Owen Flynn Carny Wendy Darling Seer Dopey Doctor King Leopold
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
Harper Dearing
  • 2012
42% Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
2011
Jack Fickler
  • 2011
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Dr. Byrne
  • 2011
41% The Cape
2011
Patrick Portman
  • 2011
71% Up All Night
2011-2013
Dean Chafin
  • 2011
97% White Collar
2009-2014
  • 2011
17% Past Life
2010
Dr. Malachi Talmadge
  • 2010
No Score Yet In Plain Sight
2008-2012
  • 2009
84% In Treatment
2008-2010
Director
  • 2009
  • 2008
60% Eli Stone
2008-2009
David Green
  • 2008
76% Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
2008-2009
Fischer (elder)
  • 2008
88% Burn Notice
2007-2013
Phillip Cowan
  • 2007
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Director Toby Ziegler
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
66% Entourage
2004-2011
Guest
  • 2005
No Score Yet Becker
1998-2004
Barry
  • 1999
61% Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • 1998
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Show
  • 1998
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Steven Cameron Vartan Illiescu
  • 1997
  • 1995
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Mr. Bartoli
  • 1996
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
Mel Woodworthy
  • 1994
No Score Yet Doogie Howser, M.D.
1989-1993
Billy
  • 1993
No Score Yet The Mindy Project

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