Bradley Whitford

Bradley Whitford

Date of Birth

Birthday: October 10
Birthplace: Madison, WI

Bradley Whitford is a film and television actor. He has played White House Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman on the NBC television drama The West Wing, Danny Tripp on 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, and antagonist Eric Gordon in the film Billy Madison.

Bradley Whitford is a film and television actor. He has played White House Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman on the NBC television drama The West Wing, Danny Tripp on 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, and antagonist Eric Gordon in the film Billy Madison.

Whitford was nominated for three consecutive Emmy Awards from 2001–2003 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role on The West Wing, winning the award in 2001. This role has also garnered him three consecutive Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role.

He was an occasional columnist for The Huffington Post, until November 2009.

Whitford had a recurring role on Amazon's Transparent in 2015.

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Awards & Nominations

7 Nominations | 3 Emmys
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series - 2020
  • Nominee
  • Bradley Whitford, as Commander Joseph Lawrence
  • The Handmaid's Tale
  • Hulu
  • MGM, Daniel Wilson Productions, The Littlefield Company, White Oak Pictures
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series - 2019
  • Winner
  • Bradley Whitford, as Commander Joseph Lawrence
  • The Handmaid's Tale
  • "Postpartum"
  • Hulu
  • MGM, Daniel Wilson Productions, The Littlefield Company, White Oak Pictures
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series - 2016
  • Nominee
  • Bradley Whitford, as Magnus Hirschfeld
  • Transparent
  • Amazon
  • Amazon Studios
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series - 2015
  • Winner
  • Bradley Whitford, as Marcy
  • Transparent
  • Amazon Instant Video
  • Amazon Studios
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series - 2003
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series - 2002
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series - 2001
Bradley Whitford and Jimmy Smits on stage at the 71st Emmy Awards.
Bradley Whitford and Adena Chawke at the 2019 Creative Arts Ball.
Bradley Whitford accepts his award at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys.
Bradley Whitford and Amy Landecker on the red carpet at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys.
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2017 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
2017 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
2017 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Bradley Whitford and John Tempereau at the 2016 Creative Arts Ball.
Bradley Whitford and Allison Janney on the red carpet at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys.
Allison Janney and Bradley Whitford present at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys.
Amy Landecker and Bradley Whitford at the 67th Emmys Governors Ball.
Bradley Whitford and Allison Janney backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Bradley Whitford presents Jill Soloway an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Jill Soloway accepts her award at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Joan Cusack and Bradley Whitford present at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Bradley Whitford attends the 2015 Creative Arts Ball.
Jane Lynch accepts her award from Bradley Whitford at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmys.
Amy Landecker and Bradley Whitford backstage at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmys.
Bradley Whitford and Chris Hardwick backstage at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmys.
Bradley Whitford accepts an award at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmys.
Bradley Whitford of Transparent and Honors host Dana Delaney at the presentation at the Eighth Annual Honors, May 28 at the Montage Beverly Hills.
Bradley Whitford and Judith Light of Transparent arrive at the Eighth Annual Television Academy Honors, May 27 at the Montage Beverly Hills.Actor Jay Duplann and producer
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Bradley Whitford and Jimmy Smits on stage at the 71st Emmy Awards.
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Bradley Whitford and Jimmy Smits on stage at the 71st Emmy Awards.

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Bradley Whitford and Adena Chawke at the 2019 Creative Arts Ball.
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Bradley Whitford and Adena Chawke at the 2019 Creative Arts Ball.

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Bradley Whitford accepts his award at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Bradley Whitford accepts his award at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys.

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Bradley Whitford and Amy Landecker on the red carpet at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Bradley Whitford and Amy Landecker on the red carpet at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys.

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The West Wing executive producer Thomas Schlamme, and The West Wing actor Bradley Whitford.

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The West Wing actor Bradley Whitford.

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The West Wing actor Bradley Whitford and The West Wing executive producer Thomas Schlamme.

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The Good Wife/The Good Fight/BrainDead creator Michelle King, The West Wing executive producer Thomas Schlamme, Veep executive producer/showrunner David Mandel, Madam Secretary creator/showrunner and Homeland co-executive producer Barbara Hall, event moderator/Designated Survivor actor/former White House staffer Kal Penn, The West Wing actor Bradley Whitford, and Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington.

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2017 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
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Amy Landecker and Bradley Whitford attend the 24th Television Academy Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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2017 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
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Richard Schiff, John Wells, Janel Moloney and Bradley Whitford attend the 24th Television Academy Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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2017 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
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Bradley Whitford and Bellamy Young attend the 24th Television Academy Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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Bradley Whitford and John Tempereau at the 2016 Creative Arts Ball.
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Bradley Whitford and John Tempereau at the 2016 Creative Arts Ball.

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Bradley Whitford and Allison Janney on the red carpet at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Bradley Whitford and Allison Janney on the red carpet at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys.

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Allison Janney and Bradley Whitford present at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Allison Janney and Bradley Whitford present at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys. 

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Amy Landecker and Bradley Whitford at the 67th Emmys Governors Ball.
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Amy Landecker and Bradley Whitford at the 67th Emmys Governors Ball. 

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Bradley Whitford and Allison Janney backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Bradley Whitford and Allison Janney backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards. 

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Bradley Whitford presents Jill Soloway an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Bradley Whitford presents Jill Soloway an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Jill Soloway accepts her award at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Jill Soloway accepts her award at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Joan Cusack and Bradley Whitford present at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Joan Cusack and Bradley Whitford present at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Bradley Whitford attends the 2015 Creative Arts Ball.
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Bradley Whitford attends the 2015 Creative Arts Ball.

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Jane Lynch accepts her award from Bradley Whitford at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Jane Lynch accepts her award from Bradley Whitford at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmys.

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Amy Landecker and Bradley Whitford backstage at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Amy Landecker and Bradley Whitford backstage at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmys.

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Bradley Whitford and Chris Hardwick backstage at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Bradley Whitford and Chris Hardwick backstage at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmys.

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Bradley Whitford accepts an award at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Bradley Whitford accepts an award at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmys. 

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Bradley Whitford of Transparent and Honors host Dana Delaney at the presentation at the Eighth Annual Honors, May 28 at the Montage Beverly Hills.
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Bradley Whitford of Transparent and Honors host Dana Delaney at the presentation at the Eighth Annual Honors, May 28 at the Montage Beverly Hills.

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Bradley Whitford and Judith Light of Transparent arrive at the Eighth Annual Television Academy Honors, May 27 at the Montage Beverly Hills.Actor Jay Duplann and producer
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Bradley Whitford and Judith Light of Transparent arrive at the Eighth Annual Television Academy Honors, May 27 at the Montage Beverly Hills.

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