More John Spencer Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for West Wing)With scores of television, film and stage credits, Spencer began his career as an actor on The Patty Duke Show. However, he is best known to television audiences as the tough and funny New York attorney Tommy Mullaney on the hit series L.A. Law (1990-94). Spencer also appeared in one of NBC's most highly rated television movies, The Tangled Web and starred in Joseph Wambaugh's A Jury of One. He has also guest-starred on NBC's Law & Order, and Miami Vice, as well as Spenser: For Hire, Early Edition, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and Tracey Takes On ...
Spencer's film credits include the thriller The Negotiator, with Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey, Twilight with Paul Newman and Susan Sarandon, Copland with Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel, and The Rock with Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery and Ed Harris. Spencer also appeared in the comedies Forget Paris with Billy Crystal, Green Card with Gerard Depardieu and Andie MacDowell, and Albino Alligator, with Matt Dillon and Faye Dunaway.
Spencer's work on Broadway and off-Broadway earned him an Obie Award for his performance in A Still Life. He received critical acclaim plus a Drama League Award for his portrayal of Dan White in the Broadway production of Execution of Justice. Also, he received a Drama Desk nomination for his role in The Day Room. Other stage appearances include LakeBoat, Amulets Against the Dragon Forces, Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Good as New and Pera Palas. Spencer appeared in the Broadway production of Glimmer, Glimmer, Shine.
Bio courtesy NBC for "West Wing" (21-Feb-2003)