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Richard Schiff
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Schiff at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Knife Fight
Born May 27, 1955 (1955-05-27) (age 65)
Nationality American
Alma mater City College of New York
Occupation Actor, comedian
Years active 1983–present
Sheila Kelley
(m. 1996)
Children 2

Richard Schiff (born May 27, 1955) is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for playing Toby Ziegler on The West Wing, a role for which he received an Emmy Award. Schiff made his directorial debut with The West Wing, directing an episode entitled "Talking Points". He is on the National Advisory Board of the Council for a Livable World. He currently has a recurring role on the HBO series Ballers. Since September 2017 he has had a leading role in ABC's medical drama The Good Doctor, as Dr. Glassman, president of a fictional teaching hospital in San Jose, California.

Early life

Schiff was born on May 27, 1955 in Bethesda, Maryland to Charlotte Schiff and to Edward Schiff. He was educated at City College of New York.


Schiff's career started in 1983. He has appeared in more than 100 movies. He played Professor Emil Hamilton in the 2013 movie Man of Steel. Schiff is mostly known for his role Toby Ziegler on The West Wing. He also starred in The Lost World: Jurassic Park and in Skinner.

Personal life

Schiff has been married to Sheila Kelley since 1996. They have 2 children, Gus and Ruby.

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