|Rob Lowe as||Sam (Samuel Norman) Seaborn||Deputy Communications Director|
|Dulé Hill as||Charlie (Charles) Young||Personal Aide to the President|
|Allison Janney as||C.J. (Claudia Jean) Cregg||Press Secretary|
|Richard Schiff as||Toby (Tobias Zachary) Ziegler||Communications Director|
|John Spencer as||Leo Thomas McGarry||Chief of Staff|
|Bradley Whitford as||Josh (Joshua) Lyman||Deputy Chief of Staff|
Martin Sheen as
|Jed (Josiah Edward) Bartlet||President of the United States|
|Special Appearances By|
|David Hasselhoff as||Himself|
|Jay Leno as||Himself|
|Veronica Webb as||Herself|
|Special Guest Stars|
|Marlee Matlin as||Joey (Josephine) Lucas||Bill O'Dwyer's Campaign Manager / Pollster|
|Bob Balaban as||Ted (Theodore) Marcus||Film Producer|
Tim Matheson as
|John Hoynes||Vice President|
|Jorja Fox as||Gina Toscano||Special Agent|
|Janel Moloney as||Donna (Donnatella) Moss||Assistant to Deputy Chief of Staff|
|Elisabeth Moss as||Zoey Patricia Bartlet||Bartlets' youngest daughter|
|John de Lancie as||Al Kiefer||Pollster|
|Bill O'Brien as||Kenny Thurman||Sign Language Interpreter|
|Michael O'Neill as||Ron Butterfield||Head of POTUS' Secret Service detail|
|Chris Hogan as||Mark Miller||Development Deal offer|
|NiCole Robinson as||Margaret||Hooper (last name) /
Assistant to Chief of Staff
|Bill Duffy as||Larry||Congressional Liaison|
|Peter James Smith as||Ed||Congressional Liaison|
|Robert Pine as||Greer|
|Juan A. Riojas as||Secret Service Agent|
|Bart Braverman as||Shapiro|
|Giovanni Sirchia as||Carmine||Caterer|
|Bill Bolender as||Man #1|
|Christopher Shea as||Man #2|
|Franklin Dennis Jones as||Man #3|
|Mary Kathleen Gordon as||Woman|
"We'll be on Air Force One [[in this episode]] and to a certain extent I like showing the behind-the-scenes, cool stuff," - Aaron Sorkin
"'West Wing' wins votes of viewers"
by Rob Owen
February 23, 2000
Sorkin says he still "feels uncomfortable" about an episode last season in which Bartlett [Bartlet] and his staff fly to Hollywood for a fund-raiser. Tonight host Jay Leno, among other celebs, appeared in a party scene around a swimming pool.
"Where there is a Jay Leno, Bill Clinton is President of the United States, and we immediately know that," Sorkin says. "Moreover, for Leno to do a scene with [press secretary] C. J. Cregg [Allison Janney] a week after Allison was on Tonight is a strange line that's a little difficult to pinpoint, but you want to be able to."
"It started to feel like a Larry Sanders Show, trying to get mileage out of tossing around a contemporary name."
"Bush in a cameo role? No thanks, 'West Wing' producers say"
by Gail Shister
January 12, 2001
The character that had most training [was probably] Gina Toscano – she was one of 200 people on the planet that knew how to do what she did. So that was really cool to play her.
It was amazing. The year was 2000 -- there was a presidential election. We had the Democratic National Convention in LA that year, and there was a warm, sort of friendly relationship between the Clinton administration and The West Wing. So we were invited to go every night, we were invited to the White House Correspondents dinner in Clinton's last year. I got to go places and meet people that I would have never been able to meet and I felt so honored to be part of all that.
I've always had a naďve sense of romance about politics. I think it's interesting and what politicians do is really cool – the idea of it, going to Washington to serve your area or state, your country. That's a very noble pursuit. It was really wonderful for me to be a part of all that, to hear Gore speak on the floor that year. At the time of the Democratic National Convention – he was ahead by so much that everybody thought that we were seeing the future. It was a big shock to a lot of people when his numbers started to fall and there was that big debacle.
When I left The West Wing, I really thought I'd be back there because I thought that CSI would fall flat on its face. A show about death on a Friday night would never fly -- people wouldn’t be interested in it. Aaron Sorkin never wrote off any of his characters. With the amount of characters on the show, and the amount of people coming and going – he felt that's all he'd ever do was try to explain somebody's arrival and somebody's departure so for the most part characters would disappear into thin air. - Jorja Fox
"PopGurls Interview: CSI's Jorja Fox"
April 4, 2007