BRADLEY WHITFORD (Bob) is a classically trained stage actor who
has received critical acclaim for his roles in theater, film and television. He
gained overnight fame as the sarcastic yet vulnerable Josh Lyman on the beloved
NBC drama "The West Wing," which earned him a 2001 Emmy Award as well as Golden
Globe Award nomination in 2001 and 2002. Whitford won his second Emmy in 2015
for his recurring role on Amazon's groundbreaking series "Transparent."
The actor recently co-starred in the surprise hit from Blumhouse — comedic
thriller Get Out. Written and directed by Jordan Peele, the film stars Daniel
Kaluuya, Catherine Keener, Allison Williams, Caleb Landry Jones and LilRel
Howery. Whitford also appeared as Hubert Humphrey opposite Bryan Cranston's LBJ
in HBO's Lyndon B. Johnson biopic "All the Way." Directed by Jay Roach, the
telefilm featured an all-star cast including Melissa Leo, Anthony Mackie, Frank
Langella and Stephen Root.
Up next for Whitford is Brie Larson's directorial debut feature, Unicorn Store,
co-starring Larson, Joan Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson; Greg Kinnear's
directorial debut The Philosophy of Phil, with Emily Mortimer and Jay Duplass;
Judy Greer's A Happening of Monumental Proportions, alongside Katie Holmes,
Allison Janney, Common and Anders Holms; and Jon Avnet's Three Christs, with
Richard Gere, Walton Goggins, Peter Dinklage and Julianna Margulies.
Previously, the actor was seen in Chris Kelly's Other People, opposite Jesse
Plemons, Molly Shannon and Zach Woods and Saving Mr. Banks, with Emma Thompson
and Tom Hanks.
Other film credits include I Saw The Light, The Cabin in the Woods, An American
Crime, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Little Manhattan, Kate & Leopold,
The Muse, Bicentennial Man, Scent of a Woman, A Perfect World, Philadelphia, The
Client, My Life, Red Corner, Presumed Innocent and My Fellow Americans.
On the small screen, Whitford also starred in Showtime's "Happyish," opposite
Steve Coogan and Kathryn Hahn, and ABC's "Trophy Wife," alongside Malin Ackerman
and Marcia Gay Harden. Additional television credits include "The Good Guys,"
"Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," "ER," "The X-Files" and "NYPD Blue."
Whitford grew up in Wisconsin and studied theater and English literature at
Wesleyan University and attended the Juilliard Theater Center. He received rave
reviews for his return to the stage in "Boeing-Boeing" at the Longacre Theatre
opposite Mark Rylance, Christine Baranski, Kathryn Hahn, Gina Gershon and Mary
McCormack. Previously, Whitford appeared on Broadway in Aaron Sorkin's military
courtroom drama "A Few Good Men."
The actor's professional debut came in the Off Broadway production of "Curse of
the Starving Class," opposite Kathy Bates. Additional theater credits include
"Three Days of Rain," at the Manhattan Theatre Club; "Measure for Measure," at
Lincoln Center Theater; and the title role in "Coriolanus," at the Folger
Shakespeare Theater in Washington, DC.
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