|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|
|Janel Moloney as||Donna (Donnatella) Moss||Assistant to Deputy Chief of Staff|
|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 Guest Star
Mary-Louise Parker as
|Amy (Amelia) Gardner||Political Operative|
John Amos as
|Admiral Percy "Fitz" Fitzwallace||Chairman of the Joint Chiefs|
Marlee Matlin as
|Joey (Josephine) Lucas||Pollster|
|Kathryn Joosten as||Mrs. Delores Landingham||President's Secretary|
|Kathleen York as||Rep. Andy (Andrea) Wyatt||Congresswoman|
|NiCole Robinson as||Margaret||Hooper (last name) /
Assistant to Chief of Staff
|Bill O'Brien as||Kenny Thurman||Sign Language Interpreter|
|Glenn Morshower as||Mike Chysler|
|Thomas Kopache as||Assisant Secretary of State||Bob "Bobby" Slatterly|
|Jeffrey Pierce as||Jeff Johnson||Donna's predecessor|
|Bruce French as||Bill Stark||Kingspeak Reporter|
|Eyal Podell as||Michael Gordon||"NSA"|
|Melissa Fitzgerald as||Carol||Fitzpatrick (last name)
Assistant to the Press Secretary
|Bill Ferrell as||Guard|
|Nicole Lyn as||Intern||Stacy|
|Kim Webster as||Ginger||Assistant to Communications' Director|
|William Duffy as||Larry||Congressional Liaison|
|Peter James Smith as||Ed||Congressional Liaison|
|Rick Cramer as||Aide|
|Lance Baldwin as||Date||Peter Harlow|
"You're going to see opposition on the show, and you're going to see them making strong, compelling arguments. In our parallel West Wing universe, which is two years off from the actual universe, Bartlet's going to need to start running for re-election. And he's facing all kinds of opposition -- including, by the way, opposition to his left." - Aaron Sorkin
"New opponents to besiege 'West Wing'"
by Eric Deggans
February 6, 2001
St. Petersburg Times
He [Aaron Sorkin] also hopes to put Bartlet on a train for the first six episodes of that fourth season, taking the show on the road for a series of whistle-stops "all over the country."
"Sorkin's drug subplot ending"
by Ed Bark
July 22, 2001
Dallas Morning News
"When candidates are on the stump or in debates and you're watching, how often do you say, 'He should have said this,' or, 'Why didn't he say that?' We're going to have some fun with that." - Aaron Sorkin
"Reality intrudes on West Wing"
by Tom Jicha
January 21 2002
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
At this point in production, episode four is being filmed on the Warner Bros. lot. That requires creative scheduling to accommodate the days cast members will be in the Pittsburgh area filming.
"We've tried to put the trip over a weekend to be able to have some characters here only a day," Misiano said. "Hopefully [when you're watching episode four] you won't really feel like people have departed [to film these scenes in episode one]."
"'West Wing' filming in district creates a buzz"
by Rob Owen
August 21, 2002
Lyman and Schiff's communications director Toby Ziegler will each have romances...
"Shaking the chill of the attacks"
by Eric Deggans
September 8, 2002
St. Petersburg Times
"We finally had a table read on Episode 4 Monday, and we'd already started shooting it on Friday." - Aaron Sorkin
""West Wing" creator is eager for new season"
by Gail Pennington
September 10, 2002
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
ThinkFilm producers Stephanie Antosca and Jonathan Zurer managed all aspects of the local filming, including location scouting, casting extras, hiring crew and renting equipment. The September trip included scenes with actress Mary-Louise Parker riding a bike (attached to a golf cart rig designed by Key Grip Tom Nichols and Brian Leach) near the Jefferson Memorial, having dinner with a date (local actor Lance Baldwin) at Signatures Restaurant at Market Square and entering her apartment in Dupont Circle.
"ThinkFilm, Inc. Going National"
"I think some of that was the election [story line], some of these were not our best episodes, some of it was that we got hit with 'The Bachelor' and people started to leave, given an excuse," [Thomas] Schlamme said.
"Shedding light on murky look of 'West Wing'"
by Phil Rosenthal
January 15, 2003
He is a fictitious U.S. president but Jed Bartlet from The West Wing may well teach Premier Bernard Landry a few tricks before the Quebec leaders' debate.
Some members of Landry's entourage happen to be fans of the hit TV show and in particular an episode where Bartlet gets to practise his pithy one-liners for the leaders' debate.
They watched the show for ideas and will have Landry do the same sometime before the debate on Monday, March 31, between Liberal leader Jean Charest and Action d?mocratique du Quebec leader Mario Dumont.
"Yes, I plan to have him watch it," Landry's press aide Hubert Bolduc said yesterday. "I have the tape."
The episode, Debate Camp, features Bartlet and his key staff preparing for the debate in a rustic North Carolina conference centre. Senior staff play the various roles including star Sam Seaborn, who gets the job of being Robert Ritchie, the Republican Party candidate.
"Debating, West Wing style"
by Phillip Authier
March 22, 2003
"There were some decisions made about the election that didn't have much dramatic punch," says [John] Wells. "You knew Bartlet was coming back. And that story line coincided with a wave of successful reality-TV programming."
"The West Wing"
by Allison Hope Weiner
September 12, 2003