He began his career in New York, where he founded and served as the Artistic Director of the Manhattan Repertory Theater and directed off-Broadway productions such as Antigone starring Angela Bassett. Schiff performed with Tim Robbins' Actors' Gang, while landing roles in City Hall with Al Pacino and David Fincher's Seven with Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman.
Schiff's extensive film credits now number more than 40, including the Oscar-nominated biopic Ray, as well as a wide range of roles in films such as I Am Sam, Malcolm X, Lost World: Jurassic Park, People I Know, Forces of Nature, Lucky Numbers, Crazy in Alabama, Deep Impact, Hoffa, Living Out Loud, Doctor Doolittle and The Hudsucker Proxy. He also appeared in independent films such as Heaven, Grace of My Heart and Civic Duty.
His television roles include his Emmy Award-winning portrayal of Toby Ziegler, the White House Communications Director on The West Wing.
Schiff resides in Los Angeles with his family.
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Richard Schiff Facts
|Birthday||May 27, 1955 (62)|
|Birthplace||Bethesda, Maryland, USA|
|Awards||2000 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series (for The West Wing)|
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