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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 BOX OFFICE YEAR
69% American Fable
  • Jonathan
2017
70% Take Me To The River
  • Don
$28.4k 2016
67% The Automatic Hate
  • Dr. Ronald Green
2016
33% Entourage
  • Director
2015
46% The Gambler
  • Jeweler
$18.9M 2014
36% Before I Disappear
  • Bruce Warham
$3.2k 2014
78% Kill the Messenger
  • Richard Zuckerman
$2.5M 2014
56% Decoding Annie Parker
  • Allen
$40.4k 2014
No Score Yet Beach Pillows
  • Actor
2014
55% Man of Steel
  • Dr. Emil Hamilton
$291.1M 2013
28% Knife Fight
  • Dimitris
2013
7% Fire With Fire
  • Harold Gethers
2012
39% 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
80% Solitary Man
  • Steve Heller
$4.4M 2010
65% The Infidel
  • Lenny
2010
70% Last Chance Harvey
  • Marvin
$14.9M 2009
33% Martian Child
  • Lefkowitz
$7.5M 2007
56% Civic Duty
  • FBI Agent Tom Hilary
$55.4k 2006
81% Ray
  • Jerry Wexler
$75.3M 2004
42% People I Know
  • Elliot Sharansky
2003
34% 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
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
53% The Lost World - Jurassic Park
  • Eddie Carr
1997
46% 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 YEAR
81% When We Rise
2016
  • Judge Walker
  • 2017
No Score Yet Rogue
2013
  • Marty Abrams
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
72% Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
2016
  • Zimmerfield
  • 2016
No Score Yet Mom
2013
  • Robert
  • 2016
93% The Grinder
2015-2016
  • Gordon Stutz
  • 2016
68% Ballers
2015
  • Mr. Anderson
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Murder in the First
2016
  • David Hertzberg
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet House of Lies
2012-2016
  • Harrison "Skip" Galweather Harrison 'Skip' Galweather
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Bones
2005
  • Leon Watters
  • 2013
81% Once Upon a Time
2011
  • Sleepy Owen Flynn Carny Wendy Darling Seer Dopey Doctor King Leopold
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Harper Dearing
  • 2012
44% Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
2011
  • Jack Fickler
  • 2011
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Dr. Byrne
  • 2011
45% The Cape
2011
  • Patrick Portman
  • 2011
71% Up All Night
2011-2013
  • Dean Chafin
  • 2011
100% White Collar
2009-2014
  • Actor
  • 2011
17% Past Life
2010
  • Dr. Malachi Talmadge
  • 2010
No Score Yet In Plain Sight
2008-2012
  • Actor
  • 2009
84% In Treatment
2008-2010
  • Director
  • 2009
No Score Yet Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
2008-2009
  • Fischer (elder)
  • 2008
89% Burn Notice
2007-2013
  • Phillip Cowan
  • 2007
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Toby Ziegler
  • Director
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
67% Entourage
2004-2011
  • Guest
  • 2005
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Actor
  • 1998
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Mr. Bartoli
  • 1996
50% Any Human Heart
2010
  • Dr. Byrne
No Score Yet The Good Doctor
2017
  • Dr. Ira Glassman
No Score Yet The Mindy Project
  • Actor
86% The Mindy Project
2012
  • Actor

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