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Schiff in April 2012

Richard Schiff (born May 27, 1955) is an American actor and television director and producer. He is an Emmy Award winning actor.

Early life

Schiff was born on May 27, 1955 in Bethesda, Maryland[1] to Charlotte Schiff and to Edward Schiff. He was educated at City College of New York.


Schiff's career started in 1983. He has appeared in more than 100 movies. He played Professor Emil Hamilton in the 2013 movie Man of Steel. Schiff is mostly known for his role Toby Ziegler on The West Wing. He also starred in The Lost World: Jurassic Park and in Skinner.

Personal life

Schiff has been married to Sheila Kelley since 1996. They have 2 children, Gus and Ruby. Schiff is a Democrat.


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