Bradley Whitford

Bradley Whitford

  • Highest Rated: 98% Get Out (2017)
  • Lowest Rated: 7% CBGB (2013)
  • Birthday: Oct 10, 1959
  • Birthplace: Madison, WI
  • An actor whose well-scrubbed Midwestern good looks have served him well in a wide variety of roles, Bradley Whitford was born in Madison, WI, on October 10, 1959. Whitford developed an interest in acting while in high school, and after graduating in 1977, he attended Wesleyan University, where he majored in English and Theater. After completing his studies at Wesleyan, he went on to receive a master's degree in Theater from the Juilliard Theater Center, and began pursuing an acting career in New York. Whitford made his screen debut in 1985 in a low-budget thriller called Dead As a Doorman, but received a good bit more attention for a supporting role in a 1986 TV movie, C.A.T. Squad, directed by William Friedkin. In 1987, Whitford appeared in both the New York and Los Angeles productions of Sam Shepard's drama Curse of the Starving Class; while in L.A. with the play, Whitford was cast as Jack Ford in the TV movie The Betty Ford Story. After returning to New York, Whitford continued to alternate stage roles with film assignments, and by the early '90s was appearing in a steady stream of supporting roles in such films as Presumed Innocent, A Perfect World, and Philadelphia. However, Whitford soon began scoring more substantial roles on television, including a recurring role as Norman Gardner on the series NYPD Blue and a memorable turn as a distraught father-to-be on the Emmy-award winning "Love's Labor's Lost" episode of E.R. In 1999, Whitford's finally scored the role that made him famous when he was cast as Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman on the TV series The West Wing (created by Aaron Sorkin, whose play A Few Good Men had featured Whitford in its Broadway cast). Whitford's work on the series eventually earned him an Emmy Award in 2001; the same year, he was also recognized as part of the show's ensemble cast by the Screen Actor's Guild Awards (also honored with Whitford was John Spencer, who had appeared with him in the movie Presumed Innocent).Whitford appeared in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants in 2005, as well as the critically acclaimed comedy drama Bottleshock in 2008. The actor enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in 2012 for his turn as a ruthless, yet oddly likable businessman in director Joss Whedon's popular horror comedy Cabin in the Woods.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Last Full Measure Actor 2020
No Score Yet Three Christs Clyde 2020
21% Phil Michael Fisk 2019
42% Godzilla: King of the Monsters Dr. Stanton 2019
63% Unicorn Store Actor 2019
No Score Yet The Call of the Wild Actor 2019
74% Destroyer DiFranco 2018
18% A Happening of Monumental Proportions Actor 2018
16% The Darkest Minds President Gray 2018
88% The Post Arthur Parsons $80.4M 2018
87% Megan Leavey Bob $13.5M 2017
98% Get Out Dean Armitage $175.5M 2017
85% Other People Norman $63.1K 2016
88% All the Way Hubert Humphrey 2016
18% I Saw the Light Fred Rose $1.7M 2016
56% Decoding Annie Parker Marshall $40.4K 2014
79% Saving Mr. Banks Don DaGradi $53.3M 2013
7% CBGB Nicky "F.cking" Gant 2013
13% Savannah Jack Cay $26.2K 2013
91% The Cabin in the Woods Sitterson $42.1M 2012
No Score Yet Have A Little Faith Mitch Albom 2011
49% Bottle Shock Prof. Saunders $4M 2008
38% An American Crime Prosecutor 2007
No Score Yet Global Warming Actor 2007
No Score Yet Global Warming: The Rising Storm Actor 2007
No Score Yet Behind the Mask Actor 2007
77% Little Manhattan Adam $0.4M 2005
77% The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Al $43.6M 2005
No Score Yet Fathers and Sons Anthony 2005
40% This Thing of Ours Brad 2003
50% Kate & Leopold J.J. $47.1M 2001
No Score Yet The Sky's on Fire John Morgan 2000
36% Bicentennial Man Lloyd 1999
53% The Muse Hal 1999
No Score Yet Behind the Mask Brian Shushan 1999
30% Red Corner Bob Ghery 1997
No Score Yet Cloned Rick Weston 1997
19% Masterminds Miles Lawrence 1997
48% My Fellow Americans Carl Witnauer 1996
No Score Yet Wildly Available Professor 1996
40% Billy Madison Eric Gordon 1995
65% Cobb Process Server 1994
78% The Client Thomas Fink 1994
No Score Yet The Desperate Trail Tommy Donnelly 1994
No Score Yet Web of Deception Larry Lake 1994
80% Philadelphia Jamey Collins 1993
61% Wayne's World 2 Himself 1993
79% A Perfect World Bobby Lee 1993
42% My Life Paul Ivanovich 1993
88% Scent of a Woman Randy 1992
88% Awakenings Dr. Tyler 1990
35% Young Guns II Charles Phalen 1990
87% Presumed Innocent Jamie Kemp 1990
50% Vital Signs Dr. Ballentine 1990
7% Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise Roger 1987
75% Adventures in Babysitting Mike Tedwell 1987
No Score Yet Dead as a Doorman Terry Reilly 1985

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2019
62% Perfect Harmony
2019
Arthur Executive Producer
  • 2019
88% The Handmaid's Tale
2017
  • 2019
90% Transparent
2014
  • 2019
69% Valley of the Boom
2018
  • 2019
No Score Yet Mom
2013
Mitch
  • 2019
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2013
73% Chicago Justice
2017
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
Panelist
  • 2017
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
97% Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2013
Roger Roger Peralta
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Years of Living Dangerously
2014-2016
Reporter
  • 2016
  • 2014
31% Happyish
2015
Jonathan Cooke
  • 2015
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
Panelist
  • 2015
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Frank Maddox Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2014
74% Trophy Wife
2013-2014
Pete Brad
  • 2014
  • 2013
56% Go On
2012-2013
Hughie
  • 2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2013
90% Shameless
2011
Abraham Paige
  • 2013
No Score Yet Shameless USA
2011
Abraham Paige
  • 2013
  • 2012
92% Parks and Recreation
2009-2015
Councilman Pillner
  • 2012
  • 2010
No Score Yet In Plain Sight
2008-2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
Ross/Red John Red John
  • 2011
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2010
36% Glenn Martin, DDS
2009-2011
Voice
  • 2010
68% The Good Guys
2010
Dan Stark
  • 2010
74% Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
2006-2007
Danny Tripp Director
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Live From Lincoln Center
2000
Performer
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2006
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Screenwriter Josh Lyman
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2005
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Voice of Stu
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2001
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
  • 1996
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Sean Sean O'Brien
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet Ellen
1994-1998
Doug
  • 1994
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Norman Gardner
  • 1994
74% The X-Files
1993-2018
Daniel Trepkos
  • 1994
No Score Yet The Equalizer
1985-1989
Dillart
  • 1985
No Score Yet Black Tie Affair
1993
Dave Brodsky
38% The Secret Lives of Men
1998
Phil

QUOTES FROM Bradley Whitford CHARACTERS

Don DaGradi
Introducing the creator of our beloved Mary.
P.L. Travers
Poppins. Never ever just Mary. Now where is Mr. Disney?
Sitterson
Aw man, I'm sorry.
Hadley
He had the conch in his hand!
Hadley
Tequila is my lady, my lady!
Hadley
Oh come on. [Merman bites his face]
Eric Gordon
I must find a way to destroy Billy Madison...
Curt
I have a feeling.
Sitterson
What is it?
Curt
That tonight is going to be a good night.
Hadley
Moron...
Hadley
More than anything else I want this moment to be over.
Hadley
We may as well tell Japan to take the rest of the weekend off.
Sitterson
Yeah, right. They're Japanese. What are they gonna do - relax?
Hadley
I don't know. Maybe they can do some group calisthenics or something.
Hadley
I'm never going to see a Mer-man.
Hadley
"How hard is it to kill a bunch of 9 year olds?"
Hadley
How hard is it to kill a bunch of 9 year olds?
Hadley
[To 10-year-old Japanese School Girls] Fuck you, fuck you and fuck you!
Hadley
[to 10-year-old Japanese school girls] Fuck you, fuck you and fuck you!