Bradley Whitford (born October 10, 1959) is an American actor. He is known for his portrayal of White House Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman in the NBC television political drama The West Wing (1999–2006), for which he was nominated for three consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards from 2001 to 2003, winning in 2001. This role also earned him three consecutive Golden Globe Award nominations.In addition to The West Wing, Whitford also played Danny Tripp in Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip; Dan Stark in the Fox police buddy-comedy The Good Guys; Timothy Carter, a character who was believed to be Red John, in the CBS series The Mentalist; antagonist Eric Gordon in the film Billy Madison; Arthur Parsons in The Post, Dean Armitage in the horror film Get Out; and Roger Peralta in Brooklyn Nine-Nine.In 2015, he won a second Primetime Emmy Award for his role as Marcy in Transparent and later garnered a fifth Primetime Emmy Award nomination for portraying Magnus Hirschfeld in the same series. Since 2018, Whitford has portrayed Commander Joseph Lawrence in Hulu dystopian drama The Handmaid's Tale, for which he won his third Primetime Emmy Award in 2019.
Whitford married actress Jane Kaczmarek in August 1992. They had three children together, Frances Genevieve (born October 1997), George Edward (born December 1999), and Mary Louisa (born November 2002). In June 2009, the couple announced that they were divorcing after 16 years of marriage, and the divorce was finalized in October 2010.Whitford began dating his Transparent co-star Amy Landecker in 2015. They announced their engagement in March 2018. Whitford and Landecker eloped on July 17, 2019.In May 2007, Whitford was honored by Alliance for Justice, a nonprofit organization, as the 2007 Champion of Justice. He was the keynote speaker for Class Day at Princeton University in June 2007. As of 2012, Whitford serves on the Board of Trustees of his alma mater, Wesleyan University.
Whitford was born in Madison, Wisconsin, the son of Genevieve Louie (née Smith; 1915–2011) and George Van Norman Whitford (1915–1999). Between the ages of three and fourteen, he lived in Wayne, Pennsylvania. His mother, a poet, later resided in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania. He grew up in a Quaker household. Whitford graduated from Madison East High School in 1977. He majored in English and theatre at Wesleyan University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1981, where he was a roommate of producer Paul Schiff. Whitford then studied drama at the Juilliard School, where he was a member of "Group 14".
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Marvel Studios: Legends
In preparation for the stories still to come, revisit the epic heroes, villains and moments from across the MCU. The stage for future events is set by each dynamic segment. The series weaves together ...
Jon's girlfriend Susan is tired of putting her life on hold for Jon's career ambitions. Michael, his best friend and roommate, has given up on his ambitions for a high paying advertising job on Madiso...
Taking inspiration from the comic books of the same name, each episode explores a pivotal moment from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and turns it on its head, leading the audience into uncharted territ...
How It Ends
Liza embarked on a hilarious journey through LA in hopes of making it to her last party before it all ends, running into an eclectic cast of characters along the way.
During a pandemic, a young man with rare immunity must overcome martial law, murderers, and a powerful family to return to his love, Sara.
The Last Full Measure
The true story of a Vietnam War hero. Pitsenbarger is a U.S. The medic saved over sixty men. Thirty-two years later, Pentagon staffer Scott Huffman investigates a Congressional Medal of Honor request ...
The Call of the Wild
Buck is a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is relocated to the exotic wilds of the Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest member of a mail del...
A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote
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The life of top UN diplomat Brazilian Sérgio de Mello hangs in the balance during the most dangerous mission of his career in a sweeping drama set in the aftermath of the US invasion of Iraq.
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Valley of the Boom
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In order to open the doorway of the train, passengers must explore a series of endless cars that contain unique worlds and puzzles to solve in order to uncover the mysteries of the train.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
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Robyn is an expert at her craft but a complete self-saboteur when it comes to her personal life. As a crisis PR strategist, she counsels high-profile people in entertainment, fashion and sports.
Transparent: Musicale Finale
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When Arthur Cochran stumbles into choir practice at a small-town church, he finds a group of singers that are out of tune in more ways than one.
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The Darkest Minds
After 98% of America's children are killed by a disease, 2% develop powers and are placed in internment camps. A group of teens are on the run after a girl escapes her camp.
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Kit moved back to her parent's house after receiving a mysterious invitation that would fulfill her childhood dreams.
There was a cover-up in four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join the fight. It was inspired by true events.
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Megan Leavey was a marine who formed a strong bond with her dog. While deployed in Iraq, the two complete more than 100 missions and save countless lives, until an IED explosion puts their faithfulnes...
The Handmaid's Tale
A woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship. Margaret Atwood's novel was adapted into a TV show.
Chris and Rose are going upstate to visit her parents. Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the wee...
The State's Attorney's dedicated team of prosecutors and investigators are unafraid to pursue justice.
A Happening of Monumental Proportions
During the course of one day, a group of students at a school in Los Angeles find themselves caught up in a plot of sex, lies and dead bodies.
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David moved to California to help his sick mother after he broke up with his boyfriend. He is living with his family for the first time in a decade. David frantically tries to convince everyone that h...
I Saw the Light
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Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Bee breaks up late-night's all-male sausage fest with her nuanced view of political and cultural issues, her sharp interview skills, her repartee with world leaders and, of course, her 10-pound lady b...
All the Way
Lyndon B. Johnson's 11-month journey from taking office after JFK's assassination, through the fight to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act and his own presidential campaign, culminated on the night he was...
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Thom Payne is a 44 year-old man whose world is thrown into disarray when his 25 year-old "wunderkind" boss arrives, saying things like "digital," "social" and "viral." Is he in need of a "rebranding,"...
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert is leaving his "The Colbert Report" character to make his long-awaited return to television. As the host of The Late Show franchise redux -- taped at the historic Ed Sullivan Theatre a...
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Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter
One year after the events of Captain America: The First Avenger, a member of the Strategic Scientific Reserve is searching for the Zodiac.
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The true story of Ward Allen is that he rejects his plantation heritage for the freedom of life on a river. Ward navigates the change of early 20th century America on the wrong side of the law and soc...
Historical reenactments from A-list talent. A unique take on the familiar and less familiar people and events from America's great past as great moments in history are retold with unforgettable result...
A take on true family love. Newly sober mother of two struggles to raise her children in a world full of temptations and pitfalls. Now back in her daughter's life, her mother is eager to share her ins...
A single-camera ensemble comedy follows the lives of an eclectic group of detectives in a New York precinct, including one slacker who is forced to shape up when he gets a new boss.
Saving Mr. Banks
The author was P.L. While reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen, Travers looked back at her childhood and contemplated her future.
The Lower East Side club started by eccentric Hilly Kristal in 1973, which launched thousands of bands, is the subject of CBGB's look at New York's dynamic punk rock scene.
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When a soldier reports an assault, she is forced to choose between what she loves and what's right.
Ryan King is ready to get back to work. Stephen wants Ryan to go to grief counseling. A reluctant Ryan finds himself in a support group for "life change," where he meets an odd cast of characters, all...
The Cabin in the Woods
Five college friends spend the weekend at a cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. They need to find the truth behind the cabin in the woods.
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Without Frank, six smart, independent kids would not be fathered by him. Maybe better off. Frank passed out on the floor when he wasn't at the bar. The kids have grown up in spite of him. They don't m...
Have a Little Faith
Albert Lewis, the former rabbi ofMitch Albom, wants the famous Detroit sports writer to give his eulogy when he dies. Rabbi Lewis has served a congregation for about 50 years in the New Jersey town wh...
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The Good Guys
Once upon the 1970s, Dan Stark and his partner, Frank Savage, were big-shot Dallas detectives. So big, in fact, that they were lauded as American heroes after saving the Governor's son. Thirty years l...
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Parks and Recreation
A hilarious ensemble comedy that follows a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana, and her efforts to make her quintessentially American town just a little bit ...
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An oil industrialist, an environmental activist and a politician are in conflict in this drama set around a summit on climate change.
Patrick Jane, a former celebrity psychic medium, uses his razor sharp skills of observation and expertise at "reading" people to solve serious crimes with the California Bureau of Investigation.
Steven Spurrier is looking for cheap wine that he can use for a blind taste test. A stuck-up Englishman is shocked to find a winery. He wants to bring the booze back to Paris.
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Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
A fictional TV show has a behind-the-scenes look.
The Megan Mullally Show
The Megan Mullally Show is an American talk show hosted by Megan Mullally that debuted in syndication on September 18, 2006, and was cancelled in January 2007 due to its low ratings. Early promotions ...
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When Rosemary Telesco walked into his life, he was just a normal kid growing up in Manhattan. Before Rosemary can tell him how she feels, she tells him that she won't be going to public school anymore...
Fathers and Sons
Intertwined tales of three families who grow up on the same street, focusing on the relationship of fathers and sons. The first section features Anthony and Jenny and traces the father-son bond that d...
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Four best friends buy a mysterious pair of pants that fit each of them, despite their differing sizes, and makes whoever wears them feel fabulous. When faced with the prospect of spending their first ...
The Colbert Report
The Colbert Report is an American satirical late night television program that airs Monday through Thursday on Comedy Central. It stars political humorist Stephen Colbert, a former correspondent for T...
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The Ellen DeGeneres Show
TheEllenDeGeneres Show is an American television talk show hosted by Ellen Degeneres.
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live! is a late-night talk show on ABC.
Real Time with Bill Maher
A panel of guests, including politicians, actors, comedians, musicians and the like, discuss what's going on in the world each week on Bill Maher's show.
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Adrian Monk was once a rising star with the San Francisco Police Department, renowned for using unconventional means to solve the department's most baffling cases. He developed an extreme case of obse...
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Banzai spoofed Japanese gameshows. It was part of RDF Media. There were silly contests on the show. The audience was encouraged to bet on the segments.
Kate & Leopold
Kate reluctantly takes responsibility for showing Leopold the 21st century when her scientist ex-boyfriend discovers a portal to travel through time and brings back a 19th century nobleman. The more t...
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Countdown: The Sky's on Fire
The ozone depleter causes insects to fly around. A scientist tries to warn people, but they don't believe him. When his predictions come true, they turn to him.
A new robot is purchased by Richard Martin. The youngest of the family's children named the product Andrew. Andrew, a robot purchased as a household appliance programmed to perform menial tasks, is th...
The West Wing
The West Wing gives a glimpse into presidential politics in the nation's capital as it tells the stories of the members of a fictional presidential administration. The politics that these characters d...
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Sexually-based offenses are considered heinous in the criminal justice system. In New York City, the detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Specia...
Behind the Mask
Dr. Bob Shushan is a father who runs a centre for the mentally and physically challenged. James Jones saved Shushan's life. The father-son bond has been missing in the lives of the two men.
When a writer loses his edge, he turns to others. Even if it's the mythical "Zeus's Daughter". He's willing to pay whatever it takes to satisfy this goddess, especially when her advice gets him going ...
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The Secret Lives of Men
Michael, Phil and Andy have been together for most of their lives. They love to play golf and have been thrust back into the lives of single men. They have the same thing. Problems with women.
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In the year 2008, a married couple is distraught over losing their son in a boating accident. However, when the mother suddenly sees another child who looks identical to her dead child, the Mother inv...
A young troublemaker is trapped in a school where a gang of criminals have taken over.
The most exciting events of the day are being discussed on ABC daytime's morning chat fest. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are ...
In the Line of Duty: Blaze of Glory
The former marine and cop started a new life after meeting his dream girl, who was running a bookshop, until they decided to become the modern Bonnie and Clyde. Learning on the job the hard way, Jeff ...
A female defense lawyer from the country is the only key to innocence for an American attorney in China who was wrongly accused of murder.
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Tracey Takes On...
A person takes on a challenge. It is a comedy show. The show ran for four seasons and was commissioned after the success of the 1993 comedy special "Tracey Ullman Takes on New York." Each episode focu...
The ABC network has a police drama series called High Incident. The show was created by Steven Spielberg. It ran a total of 32 episodes.
My Fellow Americans
They were in charge of the country. The United States has two former Presidents on the run. Framed in a scandal by the current President and pursued by armed agents, the two squabbling political foes ...
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Mad magazine inspired the creation of MADtv, an American sketch comedy television series. The show was on Saturdays on Fox.
The Desperate Trail
Jack Cooper is heading for the next group of suckers who will mistake him for an easy mark. Sarah O'Rourke was handcuffed to lawman Bill Speakes and headed for the death penalty. All should reach thei...
Bryan Madison is a very rich man who has made his living in the hotel industry. Billy stands to inherit his father's empire, but only if he can make it through all 12 grades, 2 weeks per grade, to pro...
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Touched by an Angel
Touched by an Angel was an American drama series that ran for nine seasons on CBS and ended on April 27, 2003 The series stars Roma Downey as an angel named Monica, and Della Reese as her supervisor. ...
Mark Sway sees the suicide of a prominent Louisiana lawyer, whose current client is a Mafia hit-man. Mark was told where the body of a Senator was buried. The FBI and the Mafia quickly realized that M...
Critical issues faced by the dedicated physicians and staff of the overburdened emergency room were explored in the inner workings of an urban teaching hospital.
Ellen was a sitcom that aired on the ABC network from March 29, 1994 to July 22, 1998. The series centered on Ellen's dealing with her quirky friends, her family and the problems of daily life. The fi...
Web of Deception
Dr. Philip Pearloff has a successful practice and is married to a beautiful woman. His loyalty is tested when he meets a beautiful woman. She becomes obsessed with Pearloff after a night of passion, s...
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Bob Jones has a fulfilling job and a beautiful wife, Gail, who is pregnant. Bob's life was turned upside-down when he was diagnosed with cancer and given four months to live, not enough time to see hi...
Black Tie Affair
Black Tie Affair aired from May 29 to June 19 1993.
The exploits of FBI Special Agents Fox and Dana who investigate X-Files are not well known. Scully is assigned to make scientific analyses of Mulder's discoveries in order to debunk his work and retur...
Frasier moved back to Seattle to work as a radio psychiatrist after his policeman father was shot while on duty.
Delta City is the pet project of the mega corporation and is meant to replace the city of Detroit. The inhabitants of the area don't want to abandon their homes just for the sake of the company. They ...
Two competing lawyers are going to file a lawsuit against a prestigious law firm. Courage overcomes prejudice and corruption as their unlikely friendship develops.
A Perfect World
A kidnapped boy befriends his captor, who is an escaped convict on the run from the law. A man is named marshal.
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Scent of a Woman
A student at a private school comes from a poor family. To get the money for his flight back to Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving. Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade is a cantank...
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno was hosted by Jay Leno from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010. Three days after Johnny Carson's retirement as host of the Tonight Sho...
Jimmy Smits leads an all-star ensemble in a film that's as fascinating and fast-paced as the medical profession it explores. Third year med school means too much work, too little respect, and trying t...
A deputy prosecutor is having an affair with a coworker who is murdered. He's accused of the crime soon after. His fight to clear his name became a whirlpool of lies and hidden passions.
Dr. Malcolm Sayer uses an experimental drug to awaken the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first person to receive the treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, prov...
Young Guns II
Three of the original five "young guns" — Billy the Kid (Emilio Estevez), Jose Chavez y Chavez (Lou Diamond Phillips), and Doc Scurlock (Kiefer Sutherland) — return in Young Guns, Part 2, which is the...
The Betty Ford Story
Chris Chase and Betty Ford wrote The Times of My Life.
Adventures in Babysitting
ChrisParker ends up babysitting the Anderson kids when plans with her boyfriend fall through. When they leave the house to pick up Chris' friend, they turn into a series of ridiculous exploits. The gr...
Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise
A group of people are travelling to Fort Lauderdale for a conference. If they want to maintain their self-respect and get anywhere with the pretty girls, they will have to beat off the attacks of the ...
When terrorists start killing scientists who are working on NATO's laser defense program, an elite team, the Counter assault Tactical (C.A.T.) squad, is brought in to stop the killers.
It doesn't attract much attention when the doorman of an expensive apartment building shows up with a broken neck. The city gets nervous when it happens a second time and a third time. The trail of mu...
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Robert McCall is a former agent of a secret government agency who is now running his own private crime fighting operation where he fashions himself as "The Equalizer." It is a service for victims of t...
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Tales from the Darkside
George A created Tales from the Darkside. Each episode had a plot twist. The series' episodes ranged from horror, science fiction, and fantasy to black comedy and more lighthearted themes.
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Saturday Night Live
A late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying ...
Based on the novel When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle, we see the most famous love story ever told through the eyes of Juliet's cousin.
Godzilla: King of The Monsters- The Antarctic Base
In one of the film's most thrilling scenes, King Ghidorah shakes off his icy slumber and escapes from a frozen fortress. The filmmakers will show you how King Ghidorah was brought to terrifying life i...