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The West Wing: Season 3 (2001-2002)

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Series 3 begins with President Bartlet (Martin Sheen) announcing that he intends to run for re-election. Parallel storylines include Bartlet being accused of committing electoral fraud by concealing his MS, a death threat against C.J. and terrorist attacks against the US.

Cast

Martin Sheen
as President Josiah `Jed' Bartlet
Rob Lowe
as Sam Seaborn
John Spencer
as Leo McGarry
Richard Schiff
as Toby Ziegler
Allison Janney
as C.J. Cregg
Bradley Whitford
as Josh Lyman
Dulé Hill
as Charlie Young
Janel Moloney
as Donna Moss
Stockard Channing
as First Lady Abigail Bartlet
Mary-Louise Parker
as Amy Gardner
Anna Deavere Smith
as Nancy McNally
Tim Matheson
as Vice President John Hoynes
Ron Silver
as Bruno Gianelli
Mark Harmon
as Simon Donovan
John Amos
as Fitzwallace
Oliver Platt
as Oliver Babish
Emily Procter
as Ainsley Hayes
Connie Britton
as Connie Tate
Randolph Brooks
as Reporter No. 5
Gregory Alan Williams
as Officer No. 1
Evan Handler
as Doug Wegland
Marlee Matlin
as Joey Lucas
Joanna Gleason
as Jordon Kendall
Adam Arkin
as Dr. Stanley Keyworth
Peter Scolari
as Jake Kimball
Thomas Kopache
as Civilian No. 1
Dennis Cockrum
as Officer No. 2
Rick Cramer
as Officer
Michael O'Neill
as Butterfield
Mary Mara
as Sherri Wexler
James Hong
as Chinese Ambassador
Laura Dern
as Tabatha Fortis
Lily Tomlin
as Deborah Fiderer
Sam Lloyd
as Robert Engler
Kathleen York
as Rep. Andrea Wyatt
Roger Rees
as Lord John Marbury
Nicholas Pryor
as Clem Rollins
Kevin Tighe
as Jack Buckland
Traylor Howard
as Lisa Sherborne
Christian Clemenson
as Evan Woodkirk
Alanna Ubach
as Celia Watson
Hector Elizondo
as Dr. Millgate
Mioguel Sandoval
as Victor Campos
James Keane
as Registrar
James Brolin
as Governor Ritchie
Kathryn Joosten
as Mrs. Landingham
Svetlana Efremova
as Svetlana Koss
Carmen Argenziano
as Leonard Wallace
Ian McShane
as Nickolai
Michael O'Keefe
as Will Sawyer
Hal Holbrook
as Albie Duncan
Patrick Breen
as Kevin Kahn
Dinah Lenney
as Mary Klein
Robin Thomas
as Senator Enlow
Clark Gregg
as Agent Mike Casper
Nancy Cassario
as Janet Price
Jerry Lambert
as Chuck Kane
Tom Porter
as Officer
Ty Burrell
as Starks
Gerald McRaney
as General Adamley
Bob Glouberman
as Terry Beckwith
James Handy
as Chairman
Ted Garcia
as Newscaster
Basil Wallace
as McKonnen Loboko
Steven Gilborn
as Rep.Dearborn
James Eckhouse
as Bud Wachtel
Bill Cobbs
as Mr. Tatum
Matthew Yang King
as Chinese Staffer
James Hornbeck
as Bedrosian
Valerie Mahaffey
as Tawny Cryer
Doug Ballard
as Gov. Pratt
Todd Waring
as Rep. Rathburn
Jenny Gago
as Bernice
Mark D. Hutter
as Rep. Erickson
Dave Hager
as Faragut
Damien Leake
as Dr. Tatum
Thom Barry
as Mark Richardson
Diana Morgan
as Reporter
Edmund L. Shaff
as Bill Horton
David St. James
as Rep. Gibson
Ralph Mayering Jr.
as Civilian No. 2
Greta Sesheta
as Congresswoman
Marcy Goldman
as Reporter
Joe O'Connor
as Calhoun
Steve Tom
as General
Christopher Michael
as Floor Manager
Ivy Jones
as Martha
Dan Sachoff
as Reporter
David Katz
as Assistant
Bruce Kirby
as Barney Lang
Lionel D. Carson
as Security Guard
Tim Haldeman
as Barnett
Sid Conrad
as Ed Ramsay
Kate Palmer
as Assistant
Bill Erwin
as Ronald Kruickshank
William J. Jones
as Secret Service Agent
Jack Choy
as Civilian
Ivan Allen
as Newscaster
Jill Remez
as Reporter No. 4
Lois Foraker
as Bartender
Earl Boen
as Paulson
Kirk Kinder
as One-Star General
Dayna Devon
as Air Force One Reporter
J.P. Stevenson
as Air Force One Reporter
Jacqueline Torres
as Air Force One Reporter
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Critic Reviews for The West Wing: Season 3

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (6)

It made up for its cheap sentiments and preachiness with a few very strong episodes.

June 27, 2018 | Full Review…

By far one of the most exciting political seasons of television that also featured the widest leading cast the show would ever have.

September 25, 2018 | Full Review…

The West Wing always raised the bar when it came to end-of-season finales and the closer for the third season was an absolute classic.

September 25, 2018 | Full Review…

By the middle of Season 3, it was clear that Sorkin was trying to give Rob Lowe more to do-to have an actor of his caliber playing a speechwriter was limiting to be sure, and some storylines worked better than others.

September 25, 2018 | Full Review…

This remains the smartest, snappiest, most ambitious entertainment around, and features the most evenly matched ensemble on TV.

July 6, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Are these folks just a wee bit over-impressed with themselves or what? Has Sorkin perhaps just slightly overestimated the importance of what he has to say?

June 27, 2018 | Full Review…

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