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Richard Schiff

Award-Winning Actor Known for "The West Wing" & "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp"

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 Richard Schiff Biography

Initially, Richard Schiff had a strong disliking to acting, rather seeing himself behind the scenes as a director. After studying directing at CCNY he went on to direct several off-Broadway plays including “Antigone” staring a fresh faced Angela Bassett.

In the mid-1980s Schiff decided to conquer his fear of acting which proved to be an inspired decision because he quickly landed roles. He moved to Los Angeles and joined Tim Robbins' acclaimed Actor's Gang, racking up more stage credits before making his feature debut with a starring role in the independent gangster comedy "Medium Straight" (1988), but soon moved on to smaller roles in bigger films, including a 1990 appearance in "Young Guns II". In 1992, he appeared in several features, including "The Bodyguard" and "Malcolm X" before landing a role in "The Lost World: Jurassic Park," playing Eddie Carr, an equipment specialist outfitting the research team led by Jeff Goldblum's Ian Malcolm. While Carr meets his end relatively early on in the film, Schiff's multifaceted portrayal was one of the more engagingly true-to-life aspects of Spielberg's fantastical sequel, and audiences especially responded to his efforts and struggle.

On the heels of “Jurassic Park” Schiff appeared in several more popular films including "Deep Impact," "Dr. Dolittle," "Living Out Loud and "Forces of Nature.

The actor's work in television was comparably prolific, guesting on many popular series and co-starring in several TV-movies. Schiff made his TV debut with 1989's "Trenchcoat in Paradise" (CBS) and was featured on HBO's "Korman's Kalamity," "Tales From the Crypt," "L.A. Law," "Picket Fences" and "Murphy Brown.” Schiff landed a regular role on the critically acclaimed romantic drama "Relativity” which offered him some powerful if limited screen time. After a few more memorable TV gigs including David E Kelley's legal series "The Practice" (ABC) and "Ally McBeal" (Fox), Schiff returned to series television full-time with a regular role on NBC's "The West Wing", a Washington, DC set ensemble drama, co-starring such luminaries as Martin Sheen and Rob Lowe. The actor brought a playful cynicism to his characterization of White House communications director Toby Ziegler, an overworked and slightly shaken man who battles his anxiety-laden profession with a dose of dry humor. As Ziegler, Schiff earned another Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series.

When “The West Wing” concluded Schiff went on to star in a variety of additional film and television series including; “Past Life,” “House of Lives” and “Murder in the First.”

In addition to his acting Schiff is a proud advocate of the Jewish religion and cancer research.

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Richard Schiff

Award-Winning Actor Known for "The West Wing" & "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp"

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Richard Schiff Biography

Initially, Richard Schiff had a strong disliking to acting, rather seeing himself behind the scenes as a director. After studying directing at CCNY he went on to direct several off-Broadway plays including “Antigone” staring a fresh faced Angela Bassett.

In the mid-1980s Schiff decided to conquer his fear of acting which proved to be an inspired decision because he quickly landed roles. He moved to Los Angeles and joined Tim Robbins' acclaimed Actor's Gang, racking up more stage credits before making his feature debut with a starring role in the independent gangster comedy "Medium Straight" (1988), but soon moved on to smaller roles in bigger films, including a 1990 appearance in "Young Guns II". In 1992, he appeared in several features, including "The Bodyguard" and "Malcolm X" before landing a role in "The Lost World: Jurassic Park," playing Eddie Carr, an equipment specialist outfitting the research team led by Jeff Goldblum's Ian Malcolm. While Carr meets his end relatively early on in the film, Schiff's multifaceted portrayal was one of the more engagingly true-to-life aspects of Spielberg's fantastical sequel, and audiences especially responded to his efforts and struggle.

On the heels of “Jurassic Park” Schiff appeared in several more popular films including "Deep Impact," "Dr. Dolittle," "Living Out Loud and "Forces of Nature.

The actor's work in television was comparably prolific, guesting on many popular series and co-starring in several TV-movies. Schiff made his TV debut with 1989's "Trenchcoat in Paradise" (CBS) and was featured on HBO's "Korman's Kalamity," "Tales From the Crypt," "L.A. Law," "Picket Fences" and "Murphy Brown.” Schiff landed a regular role on the critically acclaimed romantic drama "Relativity” which offered him some powerful if limited screen time. After a few more memorable TV gigs including David E Kelley's legal series "The Practice" (ABC) and "Ally McBeal" (Fox), Schiff returned to series television full-time with a regular role on NBC's "The West Wing", a Washington, DC set ensemble drama, co-starring such luminaries as Martin Sheen and Rob Lowe. The actor brought a playful cynicism to his characterization of White House communications director Toby Ziegler, an overworked and slightly shaken man who battles his anxiety-laden profession with a dose of dry humor. As Ziegler, Schiff earned another Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series.

When “The West Wing” concluded Schiff went on to star in a variety of additional film and television series including; “Past Life,” “House of Lives” and “Murder in the First.”

In addition to his acting Schiff is a proud advocate of the Jewish religion and cancer research.

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  • How to book Richard Schiff?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Richard Schiff for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Richard Schiff, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Richard Schiff or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Richard Schiff?

    Booking fees for Richard Schiff, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Richard Schiff, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Richard Schiff?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Richard Schiff for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Richard Schiff for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Richard Schiff or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Richard Schiff or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Richard Schiff is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Richard Schiff for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Richard Schiff generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Henry Winkler, Brad Garrett, Ben Stein, Noah Wyle and Alicia Silverstone. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Richard Schiff for an upcoming event.

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