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The West Wing (1999 - 2006)

The West Wing (1999 - 2006)



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Martin Sheen and Rob Lowe, as the U.S. President and his deputy communications director, play politics in this innovative Washington, D.C., drama series from award-winning producers John Wells, Aaron Sorkin and Thomas Schlamme.

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Critics Consensus: A contentious race for the White House gives The West Wing narrative focus during a final season that bids a heartfelt farewell to President Bartlet while thoughtfully exploring the dynamics of campaigns.

2005, NBC, 23 episodes

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

2004, NBC, 22 episodes

Critics Consensus: Executive producer John Wells admirably attempts to maintain the spirit of Aaron Sorkin's vision after succeeding him, but The West Wing's fifth season is a sloppy changing of the guard that bears the Bartlet administration's agenda but possesses not of its finesse or flair.

2003, NBC, 22 episodes

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

2002, NBC, 23 episodes

Critics Consensus: The West Wing still fires off enthralling repartee as if the series' wit was mandated by executive order, but this underwhelming third season finds the series' idealism curdling into a smug self-satisfaction that can't seem to stop wondering why real politics can't be as simple as they are in the fantasy world Aaron Sorkin has crafted.

2001, NBC, 22 episodes

Critics Consensus: President Bartlet is tested by his biggest scandal yet, but The West Wing's approval ratings are way up in a second season that is teeming with dramas on a national scale and burning with an idealistic fervor that will have viewers cheering.

2000, NBC, 22 episodes

Critics Consensus: The West Wing is a gripping fantasy of lawmakers and government operatives looking to make a difference, presenting an idealized vision of politicking that audiences can strive toward.

1999, NBC, 22 episodes


Martin Sheen
as President Josiah `Jed' Bartlet
John Spencer
as Leo McGarry
Steve Ryan
as Secretary of Defense Miles Hutchison
Rob Lowe
as Sam Seaborn
Richard Schiff
as Toby Ziegler
Allison Janney
as C.J. Cregg
Bradley Whitford
as Josh Lyman
Stockard Channing
as First Lady Abigail Bartlet
Janel Moloney
as Donna Moss
Dulé Hill
as Charlie Young
Kathryn Joosten
as Delores Landingham
Tim Matheson
as John Hoynes
Moira Kelly
as Madeline Hampton
Mary-Louise Parker
as Amy Gardner
Joshua Malina
as Will Bailey
Lily Tomlin
as Debbie Fiderer
Emily Procter
as Ainsley Hayes
Mary McCormack
as Kate Harper
Kristin Chenoweth
as Annabeth Schott
Jimmy Smits
as Rep. Matthew Santos
Alan Alda
as Sen. Arnold Vinick
Elisabeth Moss
as Zoey, Zoey Bartlet
Timothy Busfield
as Danny, Danny Concannon
John Amos
as Admiral Fitzwallace, Fitzwallace
Gary Cole
as Robert Russell
Janeane Garofalo
as Louise Thornton
Anna Deavere Smith
as National Security Adviser
Ron Silver
as Bruno Gianelli
Marlee Matlin
as Joey Lucas
Teri Polo
as Helen Santos
Timothy Davis-Reed
as Reporter No. 2
Terry McCrea
as FBI Sharpshooter
Kathleen York
as Andrea Wyatt
Jesse Bradford
as Ryan Pierce
Oliver Platt
as Oliver Babish
Steven Culp
as Speaker Haffley
Nina Siemaszko
as Ellie Bartlet
Allison Smith
as Leo McGarry's Daughter
Terry O'Quinn
as Gen. Nicholas Alexander
Randolph Brooks
as Reporter No. 3
Clark Gregg
as Agent Mike Casper
Donald Moffat
as Talmidge Cregg
Sam Robards
as Greg Brock
Danica McKellar
as Elsie Snuffin
Thomas Kopache
as Civilian No. 1
Joanna Gleason
as Jordon Kendall
Roger Rees
as John Marbury, Lord John Marbury
Michael O'Neill
as Butterfield
Patricia Richardson
as Sheila Brooks
Mark Harmon
as Simon Donovan
Stephen Root
as Bob Meyer
Adam Arkin
as Dr. Stanley Keyworth
Jorja Fox
as Agent Gina Tuscano, Gina Toscano
Ivan Allen
as Newscaster
Annabeth Gish
as Elizabeth Bartlet Westin
John Goodman
as Glenallen Westin
Lisa Edelstein
as Laurie, Laurie (Brittany Rollins)
Michael Hyatt
as Angela Blake
Verna Bloom
as Molly Cregg
Ron Canada
as Theodore Montgomery
Matthew Perry
as Joe Quincy
Jana Lee Hamblin
as Reporter No. 1
Steven Eckholdt
as Doug Westin
Jay Mohr
as Taylor Reid
Ryan Cutrona
as George Sliger
Tom Everett
as Charles Frost
Connie Britton
as Connie Tate
George Coe
as Senator Stackhouse
Thom Barry
as Mark Richardson
Matthew Modine
as Marco Arlens
James Brolin
as Governor Ritchie
Christian Slater
as Cdr. Jack Reese
Brett Cullen
as Gov. Ray Sullivan
Taye Diggs
as Wesley
Jason Isaacs
as Colin Ayres
Brian Kerwin
as Ben Dryer
Evan Handler
as Doug Wegland
Corbin Bernsen
as Rep. Shallick
Armin Mueller-Stahl
as Israeli Prime Minister
Trent Ford
as Jean-Paul
Peter Scolari
as Jake Kimball
Penny Griego
as Anchor No. 2
Ed O'Neill
as Sen. Chris Carrick
Hal Holbrook
as Albie Duncan
Edward James Olmos
as Mendoza, Roberto Mendoza
Terry Beaver
as Dr. Voight
Paul Provenza
as Steve Onorato
F. William Parker
as Rev. Al Caldwell (guest)
Dennis Cockrum
as Officer No. 2
James Handy
as Congressman Bruno
Rick Cramer
as Officer
Natalija Nogulich
as Shira Galit
Milo O'Shea
as Cheif Justice Roy Ashland
John De Lancie
as Al Kiefer
Jon Bon Jovi
as Himself
Michael Kagan
as FBI Director Arnold
Thomas J. McCarthy
as Rep. Thomas
Ted McGinley
as Mark Gottfried
Joyce Guy
as Charlayne
Deirdre Lovejoy
as Lisa Wolfe
Sara Botsford
as Jenny McGarry
Bradley James
as Agent Donnie
Bradley James
as Agent Donnie
Richard Riehle
as Jack Sloan
John P. Connolly
as Matt Kelly
Richard Saxton
as TV Anchor
Steven Pierce
as OMB Director
James Denton
as Tom Jordan
Jay Underwood
as Christopher Wick
Deborah Hedwall
as Josephine McGarry
Jolie Jenkins
as Stephanie Gault
Albie Selznick
as Todd Schumaker
Mary Kay Place
as Dr. Millicent Griffith
Ed Begley Jr.
as Sen. Seth Gillette
Josef Sommer
as Senator Gaines
Roma Maffia
as Off. Rhonda Sachs
Sam Lloyd
as Robert Engler
Laura Dern
as Tabatha Fortis
James Hong
as Chinese Ambassador
James Cromwell
as D. Wire Newman
Al Fann
as Joe Willis
Henry O
as Jhin Wei
Gregory Jbara
as Congressman Segal
Michael McGuire
as Cal Tillinghouse, Tillinghouse
Zakes Mokae
as Nimbala
Charlotte Cornwell
as Nadia Kozlowski
Mary Mara
as Sherri Wexler
Shannon Marshall
as Randy Weathers
Ralph Mayering Jr.
as Civilian No. 2
John Billingsley
as Dr. Fallow
Jason Widener
as Jed Barlet (age 17)
Nicholas Pryor
as Clem Rollins
John Larroquette
as Lionel Tribbey
Sam Anderson
as John La Salle
Jacqueline Kim
as Emily Lowenbrau
Traylor Howard
as Lisa Sherborne
Gabrielle Union
as Meeshell Anders
Ruben Santiago-Hudson
as Captain Morris Tolliver M.D. (guest), Morris Tolliver
Ariono Suriawinata
as President of Indonesia
Rebecca Creskoff
as Sarah Jordan
Cara DeLizia
as Winifred Hooper
Kevin Tighe
as Jack Buckland
Malachi Throne
as Ben Yosef
Maree Cheatham
as Governor Wade
Kate Burton
as Senator Brainerd
Joe Egender
as Santos Volunteer
Charley Lang
as Paul Skinner
Victor McCay
as Dandridge
Fred Ornstein
as Rep. Wade
David Katz
as Staffer
Ned Schmidtke
as Industry Leader
Tom Skerritt
as Senator Carrick
Dakin Matthews
as Simon Blye
Richard Penn
as Blakely
Robert Knepper
as Morgan Ross
Nick Searcy
as Representative Singer
Michael Nouri
as Senator Turner
Jeffrey DeMunn
as Kenneth O'Neal
Cherry Jones
as Rep. Barbara Layton
Al Frann
as Joe Willis
Ken Howard
as Harrison, Peyton Cabot Harrison III
Mioguel Sandoval
as Victor Campos
Hector Elizondo
as Dr. Millgate
Melinda McGraw
as Jane Braun
Karl Malden
as Father Thomas Cavanaugh, Rev. Tom Cavanaugh
Christian Clemenson
as Evan Woodkirk
Alanna Ubach
as Celia Watson
James Keane
as Registrar
Svetlana Efremova
as Svetlana Koss
Paul Austin
as George Hufnagle
CCH Pounder
as Debbie O'Leary
Bob Balaban
as Ted Marcus
Tom Bower
as Gen. Ed Barrie
David St. James
as Rep. Gibson
Penny Grieco
as TV Anchor
Christina Chang
as Alex Moreau
Christopher Lloyd
as Prof. Lawrence Lessig
John Diehl
as Claypool
Lawrence Pressman
as Ken Cochran
Daniel Roebuck
as Lt. Buckley
Annie Corley
as Mary Marsh
Ian McShane
as Nickolai
Patrick Breen
as Kevin Kahn
Kris Iyer
as Dr. Salmi
Gary Coles
as Robert `Bingo' Russell
Michael O'Keefe
as Will Sawyer
Dinah Lenney
as Mary Klein
Carmen Argenziano
as Leonard Wallace
Miriam Shor
as Christine
Tom Quinn
as John Noonan
Robin Thomas
as Senator Enlow
Brent Huff
as Agent Broder
Jay Brazeau
as Mackey Lowell
Ashlyn Sanchez
as Miranda Santos
Peter Kors
as Bambang
Alfonso Freeman
as Jeffrey MacKintosh
Jordan Baker
as Dr. Sayles
William Devane
as Secretary of State Berryhill
Glenn Close
as Evelyn Baker Lang
Reed Diamond
as Dr. Gordon
Charlotte Colavin
as Sheila Fields
Mel Harris
as Sen. Rafferty
Joshua Cabrera
as Peter Santos
Eric Balfour
as Frat No. 1
Ty Burrell
as Starks
Nancy Cassario
as Janet Price
Kevin Hare
as Chicken Bob
as Yosh Takahashi
Brian Dennehy
as Sen. Rafe Framhagen
Jonah Rooney
as Morton Horn
Joaquim de Almeida
as Carlos Carrio
Michael Gaston
as Eric Hayden
Nadia Dajani
as Lilli Mays
Austin Pendleton
as Barry Haskell
Lauren Stamile
as Layla Cham
Ben Murray
as Curtis
Don S. Davis
as Rev. Pat Butler
Michele Marsh
as Economist
Mason Adams
as Crouch, Judge Joseph Crouch
David Proval
as Rabbi Glassman
Carl Lumbly
as Jeff Breckenridge
Franc Ross
as Sonny Sanunders
Brent Hinkley
as Professor Hike
Robert Walden
as Sen. Rossiter
Gerald McRaney
as General Adamley
Tom Porter
as Officer
Jerry Lambert
as Chuck Kane
Tim Kelleher
as Dylan Clark
Bryan Callen
as Louis Slater
Ron Dean
as Tom Broderick
Steven Flynn
as Brookline
Al Rodrigo
as Commander Cale
Rocky Carroll
as Corey Sykes
Elisabeth Rosen
as Diane Halley
Mark Moses
as Rep. Donald Richter
Jamison Yang
as Agent Lee
Linda Gehringer
as Mrs. Lydell
Jay Leno
as Himself
Jesse Corti
as Dave Stewart
Ted Garcia
as Newscaster
Omar Benson Miller
as Orlando Webber
Maz Jobrani
as Prince Bitar
Penn Jillette
as Penn Jillette
Joe Ochman
as News Director
Mannuel Urrego
as Civil Man
Bob Glouberman
as Terry Beckwith
William Fichtner
as Christopher Mulready
Darren Robertson
as Congressional Staffer
Castulo Guerra
as Gil Garcia
Blake Shields
as Frat No. 2
Amy Aquino
as Becky Reeseman, Rebecca Reeseman
David Brisbin
as Congressman No. 1
Bruce Weitz
as Senator
Rhonda Overby
as Reporter
Basil Wallace
as McKonnen Loboko
Dylan Baker
as Alan Fisk
David Andriole
as Ralph Fairfax
Margot Rose
as Portia Colgrave
Gabe Cohen
as Studio Director
Matthew Glave
as Scott Holcomb
Mary-Pat Green
as Vermont Congressman
Michelle Courtney
as Lisa Stanhower
Justin Urich
as Frat No. 3
Andy Buckley (II)
as Congressman No. 2
David Huddleston
as Sen. Lobell
Claire Yarlett
as Dr. Jenna Jacobs
Richard Hoyt-Miller
as Air Force One Steward
Tracey Costello
as Agent Moody
Steven Gilborn
as Rep.Dearborn
James Eckhouse
as Bud Wachtel
as Teller
Ray Baker
as Mr. Lydell
Evgeniy Lazarev
as Vasily Konanov
Bill Cobbs
as Mr. Tatum
Lee Garlington
as Alana Waterman
David Graf
as Colonel
Matthew Yang King
as Chinese Staffer
Steven Anderson
as FEMA Director
Bellamy Young
as Marylou Meriwether
Mike Starr
as Marino
Yo-Yo Ma
as Himself
Valerie Mahaffey
as Tawny Cryer
Doug Ballard
as Gov. Pratt
Carlos Gomez
as Admiral McGill
Beau Billingslea
as Agent Velasquez
Scott Macdonald
as Cyrus Yolander
Timothy Dale Agee
as Steward No. 2
J. Patrick McCormack
as Jimmy Wendall
Stephen Lee
as Mall Guy
Kenneth Kimmins
as Gen. Stanley
Mark Joe Packer
as Technician
Pat Falls
as Steward
James Hornbeck
as Bedrosian
Kathrin Lautner
as Diane Mathers
Paul Mendoza
as Representative Ramirez
Michael Krepack
as Gus Westin
Tom Chick
as Gordon
Jerry Levitan
as TV Producer
Alex Fernandez
as Andy Lazon
Dave Grohl
as Himself
Todd Waring
as Rep. Rathburn
Joan Armatrading
as Joan Armatrading
Paul Jenkins
as Martin Sheffield
J.F. Davis
as Bartender
Nathan Brooks Burgess
as Junior Arkansas
Alberto Isaac
as Tada Sumatra
Henry G. Sanders
as Ambassador Tiki
H.M. Winant
as Senator Starkey
John Lafayette
as Dr. Lewis Foy
Andy Brewster
as Isobel's Assistat
Tim Williams
as Reporter
Wendy Haines
as Abbey's Agent
Jenny Gago
as Bernice
Megan Cavanagh
as Woman No. 1
Allan Kerwin
as Steven Thomas
Ray Wise
as Gov. Gabe Tillman
Ivar Brogger
as Aide No. 1
Eric A. Payne
as Agent at Door
Kaarina Aufranc
as Beautiful Woman
Robert Picardo
as Bradford Shelton
Wesley Harris
as Moderator
Dave Hager
as Faragut
Robert Arce
as Senator Adair
Judy Jean Berns
as Betty Moss
Ann Ducati
as Maya Zahavy
P.J. Byrne
as David Orbitz
Sean Patrick Murphy
as Floor Manager
Stephen Tobolowsky
as Max Milkman
Chris Gardner
as First Guest
Christopher Maher
as Iranian Ambassador
Allen Garfield
as Roger Becker
Mark D. Hutter
as Rep. Erickson
Claire Coffee
as Cassie Tatum
Kevin West
as Randy Wysniewsky
Amy Turner
as Waitress
Wil Hall
as Other Guest
Kent Shockneck
as Anchorman
Don Chastain
as Reporter No. 2
John Cathran Jr.
as Civilian No. 1
Mitchell Ryan
as Sen. Roland Pierce
Lee Oliver Boyd
as Cable Anchor
Alex Manette
as Reporter
Cameron Daddo
as Aide No. 2
Diana Douglas
as Libby Lassiter
Ann Marie Howard
as Christine Korb
Eli Danker
as Gidon Mazar
Jack Shearer
as Engineer
Robert Curtis Brown
as Jamie Hotchkiss
Ayre Gross
as Dr. Glazer
Jody Wood
as Cameron
Greg Baker
as Interviewer
Dev Johnson
as Raven One
Marcelo Tubert
as Saeb Mukaret
Pamela Salem
as Prime Minister Graty
Ruben Garfias
as Rep. Freddy Cabrera
Rich Cooper
as Aide No. 3
S.E. Perry
as Marine General
Susan Ziegler
as Local Reporter
Pat Gebhard
as Grand Rapids Pollster
Bob Bayliss
as Johnson
Karen Lockhart
as Staffer at OEOB
Derek Thompson
as Man No. 2
Obi Ndefo
as Donald
Damien Leake
as Dr. Tatum
Alan Toy
as Franklin
Ken Strunk
as Republican Congressman
Charles Howerton
as Actor President
John J. Dalesandro
as Secret Service Agent
John O'Brien
as Reporter
Marc Goldsmith
as Staff Aide No. 1
John Antonini
as Jamie Reed
Matt Huhn
as Raven Co-pilot
Livia Trevino
as Reporter
John Prosky
as Aide No. 4
Edmund L. Shaff
as Bill Horton
Diana Morgan
as Reporter
Alex Hyde-White
as Andre's Accoster
Philip Baker Hall
as Sen. Matt Hunt
David Castellani
as On-Site Reporter
Elya Baskin
as Zubatov
John Mariano
as Bertram
Rick Najera
as Izzy Perez
Frank Ashmore
as Rep. Chris Finn
Michael Cunio
as Adamley's Aide
Judy Schown
as Rep. Wakefield
David Bickford
as NASA Official
Jonathan Goldstein
as Knocking Congressman
Kevin Fry
as Staff Aide No. 2
Jodie Hanson
as Caprice
Shana O'Neil
as Protester No. 1
Brett Barrett
as Volunteer
Sarah Benoit
as Senator Lindsay
Brooke Bauer
as Bradenton Pollster
Kimberly Bigsby
as Molly O'Connor
Devin Michaels
as Randal Fierstin
Mandy Freund
as Hoynes Assistant
Eric Cazenave
as Reporter
Michael Tomlinson
as Congressman
Free Brooks
as Protester No. 2
Tim Lounibos
as Dr. Leahy
Tony Pasqualini
as Representative Jaffe
Charles C. Stevenson Jr.
as Bradenton Pollster
Ginger Justin
as Swiss Diplomat
Claudia Lynx
as Miss Universe
Richard Hilton
as Convention Secretary
Greta Sesheta
as Congresswoman
Dat Phan
as NVA Officer
Kellyn Jones
as On-Site Reporter
Sharon Omi
as Gardner
Paige Orr
as Karen
Kevin Symons
as FBI Press Rep
Marcy Goldman
as Reporter
Joe O'Connor
as Calhoun
Steve Tom
as General
Brandon Noll
as Staffer
Trent Trail
as Lawrence
Novella Nelson
as Gail Fitzwallace
Shannon O'Hurley
as Susan Wertz
Tang Nguyen
as NVA Officer
Michael Charles Vaccaro
as Protester No. 3
Christine Lusita
as HR Assistant
Mitch Gibney
as Talking Head
Brent Schraff
as Kid in the Back
Carol Avery
as Maryland Congressman
Sean Anthony Moran
as Dr. Holbrook
Shirley Jordan
as FBI Receptionist
Bruce Norris
as Seantor Avery
Billy Mayo
as Secret Service Agent
James Ingersoll
as Cable News Pundit
Mara Casey
as Lauren
Derek Coleman
as Secret Service
James Kiriyama Lem
as Industry Leader
Christopher Michael
as Floor Manager
Don Fischer
as Major Castorp
Cheryl Carter
as Younger Congresswoman
Will MacMillan
as Davis Adams
Ivy Jones
as Martha
Howard Mann
as Senior Citizen
Dan Sachoff
as Reporter
Roger Hampton
as Floor Manager
Paul Webster
as TV Pundit
Michael Mack
as Secret Service Agent Randy
Don Priester
as Secret Service Agent
Mitchell Edmonds
as Bishop Campbell
Christopher Murray
as Tony Phillips
Bruce Kirby
as Barney Lang
Leesa Severyn
as AFT Anchor
Ken Weiler
as Officer
Tim Haldeman
as Barnett
Joe Cosgrove
as Cardinal
Harper Roisman
as Herb Morris
James Lashly
as Canadian Ambassador
Vincent Guastaferro
as Ernie Gambelli
Harrison Young
as Senator Grissom
Lionel D. Carson
as Security Guard
Anneliza Scott
as Second Nurse
Greg Wrangler
as Secret Service Agent
Ron Harper
as Chairman
Sid Conrad
as Ed Ramsay
Lynette Romero
as Anaheim Anchor No. 2
Mark L. Taylor
as Chairman Rorsche
Gia Cross
as Girl No. 1
Brian Cataland
as USS Cowpens Officer
Annie Morgan
as Vinick Staffer
Kate Palmer
as Assistant
Alex Paez
as David
William J. Jones
as Secret Service Agent
Oleg Vidov
as Lipecki
Dilva Henry
as Newsanchor
Ashley Benson
as Girl No. 2
Angelo Tiffe
as Greenway
Bill Erwin
as Ronald Kruickshank
Jack Choy
as Civilian
Pete Leal
as Steward
Don R. McManus
as Greg Summerhays
Petrea Burchard
as California Delegation Chief
Pete Postiglione
as Secret Service Agent
Matt McKenzie
as TV Speaker
Nancy Linari
as TV Speaker
Mindy Thomas
as Anchor No. 4
Chris Ellis
as Rep. Tim Fields
John Getz
as Rep. Mark Sellner
Jill Remez
as Reporter No. 4
Ken Lerner
as Rep. Jim Marino
Tony Amendola
as Ali Nisser
John Aniston
as Debate Moderator
Lois Foraker
as Bartender
Earl Boen
as Paulson
Scott Facher
as Stage Manager
Kirk Kinder
as One-Star General
Amy Parks
as Tammy
Stacy Reed
as Girl in Bar
Dayna Devon
as Air Force One Reporter
J.P. Stevenson
as Air Force One Reporter
Tim Van Pelt
as Congressman
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