Date of Birth: 10 October 1959
Bradley Whitford biography:
Graduated June 4, 1977, from Madison East High School in Madison, Wisconsin. Graduated Wesleyan University (Middletown, Connecticut), 1981. Attended Juilliard. Waited tables at "Panarellas" at 84th & Columbus, New York City. He and his wife Jane Kaczmarek have three children: Frances Whitford was born in January 1997; George Whitford was born on December 23, 1999 and Mary Louisa Whitford was born on November 25, 2002. Actor Daniel von Bargen has coincidentally appeared with husband and wife actors Jane Kaczmarek and Bradley Whitford in four different projects. Along with Kaczmarek, he appeared in "Malcolm in the Middle" (2000). With Whitford, he was in RoboCop 3 (1993), Philadelphia (1993) and "The West Wing" (1999). Founded the charity "Clothes off our Back" (http://www.clothesoffourback.org) with his wife, Jane Kaczmarek, in 2002. Clothes off our Back run on-line auctions after major awards shows where celebrities' gowns and tuxedos, and other articles of clothing, are auctioned off. The proceeds go to children's charities such as Cure Autism Now (http://www.cureautismnow.org) and The Children's Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org/) His college roommate and best friend was the brother of his future co-star on "The West Wing" (1999), Richard Schiff. If he could change one thing about his life, he would have started dancing when he was young. Gave the commencement speech at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in May 2004. His wife is a distinguished alumnus of UW-Madison; he graduated from Madison East High School. Was in The Client (1994) with Mary-Louise Parker, who later played his love interest on "The West Wing" (1999). Son of Genevieve Smith Whitford. Played a Republican Chief of Staff in My Fellow Americans (1996) and a Democratic Deputy Chief of Staff in "The West Wing" (1999). Is close friends with "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" (2006) co-star Matthew Perry.