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Richard Schiff

Highest Rated:   93% Speed (1994)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
67% American Fable
  • Jonathan
2017
70% Take Me To The River
  • Don
2016
67% The Automatic Hate
  • Dr. Ronald Green
2016
33% Entourage
  • Director
2015
46% The Gambler
  • Jeweler
2014
36% Before I Disappear
  • Bruce Warham
2014
78% Kill the Messenger
  • Richard Zuckerman
2014
56% Decoding Annie Parker
  • Allen
2014
No Score Yet Beach Pillows
  • Actor
2014
55% Man of Steel
  • Dr. Emil Hamilton
2013
28% Knife Fight
  • Dimitris
2013
7% Fire With Fire
  • Harold Gethers
2012
39% Johnny English Reborn
  • Fisher
2011
No Score Yet Another Harvest Moon
  • Jeffrey
2011
90% Scott Turow's Innocent
  • Actor
2011
80% Made in Dagenham
  • Robert Tooley
2010
80% Solitary Man
  • Steve Heller
2010
65% The Infidel
  • Lenny
2010
70% Last Chance Harvey
  • Marvin
2009
33% Martian Child
  • Lefkowitz
2007
56% Civic Duty
  • FBI Agent Tom Hilary
2006
81% Ray
  • Jerry Wexler
2004
42% People I Know
  • Elliot Sharansky
2003
34% I Am Sam
  • Turner
2001
10% What's the Worst That Could Happen?
  • Walter Greenbaum
2001
22% Lucky Numbers
  • Jerry Green
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
48% 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
51% The Lost World - Jurassic Park
  • Eddie Carr
1997
44% Volcano
  • Haskins
1997
No Score Yet Loved
  • Actor
1997
33% Touch
  • Jerry
1997
36% Michael
  • Italian Waiter
1996
77% 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
80% Seven (Se7en)
  • Mark Swarr
1995
38% Tank Girl
  • Trooper in Trench
1995
12% Speechless
  • Sound Technician
1994
93% Speed
  • Train Driver
1994
57% The Hudsucker Proxy
  • Mailroom Screamer
1994
No Score Yet Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight
  • Movietone News Director
1994
44% My Life
  • Young Bill
1993
89% The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom
  • Life Photographer
1993
13% Ghost in the Machine
  • Scanner Technician
1993
No Score Yet Skinner
  • Eddie
1993
52% Hoffa
  • Government Attorney
1992
32% The Bodyguard
  • Skip Thomas
1992
91% Malcolm X
  • JFK Reporter
1992
64% The Public Eye
  • Photographer at Thompson Street
1992
31% Rapid Fire
  • Art Teacher
1992
4% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet In Plain Sight
2008-2012
  • Actor
No Score Yet Rogue
2013
  • Marty Abrams
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Harper Dearing
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Actor
45% The Cape
2011
  • Patrick Portman
No Score Yet Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
2008-2009
  • Fischer (elder)
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Dr. Byrne
No Score Yet Murder in the First
2016
  • David Hertzberg
The Mindy Project
  • Actor
68% Ballers
2015-2016
  • Mr. Anderson
81% When We Rise
2016
  • Judge Walker
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Toby Ziegler
  • Director
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Mr. Bartoli
67% Entourage
2004-2011
  • Guest
84% In Treatment
2008-2010
  • Director
No Score Yet Bones
2005
  • Leon Watters
86% The Mindy Project
2012
  • Actor
No Score Yet House of Lies
2012-2016
  • Harrison "Skip" Galweather Harrison 'Skip' Galweather
71% Up All Night
2011-2013
  • Dean Chafin
17% Past Life
2010
  • Dr. Malachi Talmadge
No Score Yet Mom
2013
  • Robert
44% Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
2011
  • Jack Fickler
93% The Grinder
2015-2016
  • Gordon Stutz
50% Any Human Heart
2010
  • Dr. Byrne
72% Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
2016
  • Zimmerfield
81% Once Upon a Time
2011
  • Sleepy Owen Flynn Carny Wendy Darling Seer Dopey Doctor King Leopold
100% White Collar
2009-2014
  • Actor
86% Burn Notice
2007-2013
  • Phillip Cowan

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