|Stockard Channing as||Abbey (Abigail Ann) Bartlet M.D.||First Lady|
|Dulé Hill as||Charlie (Charles) Young||Personal Aide to the President|
|Allison Janney as||C.J. (Claudia Jean) Cregg||Press Secretary|
|Joshua Malina as||Will (William) Bailey||Vice President's Chief of Staff|
|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
Gary Cole as
|Robert "Bingo Bob" Russell||Vice President|
|Michael Hyatt as||Angela Blake||from New York|
|Steven Culp as||Jeff Haffley||Speaker of the House|
|Melissa Marsala as||Marina "Rena"|
|H. Richard Greene as||Robert Royce||Sen. R-Penn|
|NiCole Robinson as||Margaret||Hooper (last name) /
Assistant to Chief of Staff
|Melissa Fitzgerald as||Carol||Fitzpatrick (last name)
Assistant to the Press Secretary
|Devika Parikh as||Bonnie||Communications' Aide|
|Kris Murphy as||Katie||Witt (last name) / Reporter|
|Timothy Davis-Reed as||Mark||O'Donnell (last name) / Reporter|
|Steven Pierce as||OMB Director|
|Paul Mendoza as||Congressman Ramirez||Republican Leadership|
|Sarah Benoit as||Senator Lindsay||Republican Leadership|
|Tony Pasqualini as||Congressman Jaffe||Republican Leadership|
|Ben Siegler as||George||Reporter|
|Brandon Barash as||Bret||Reporter|
|Joyce Guy as||Charlayne||Reporter|
|Linda Bisesti as||Dem. Pundit||on TV|
|Andrew A. Rofles as||Rep. Pundit||on TV|
|Billy Mayo as||Secret Service Agent|
|Michael Mack as||Secret Service Agent Randy|
|Jane Beard as||Tourist|
|Michael P. Bryne as||Husband||Fuel Subsidy|
|Joanne McGee as||Wife||Fuel Subsidy|
|Katya Abelsky as||Girl||visiting Grandma|
"What you will see is the new speaker, the majority leadership (Republican) and their views much more represented on the show," Wells told reporters in a conference call last week. "Our characters aren't changing, but the world in which they live forces them to hear the other points of view."
"Big changes in store for 'West Wing'; 'Frasier' to finish up quietly"
by Mike McDaniel
September 23, 2003
"How does he get back to leading the country the way he originally envisioned?" said Wells. "It is what the whole fall is all about."
"'West Wing' looks for another successful term "
by Alan Pergament
September 24, 2003
The cast of the White House drama "The West Wing" had hauled in flags and busts for verisimilitude, set-dressing the third floor into a stand-in for someplace in the nation's capital.
Some City Hall aides were heard to mutter that as long as it was around, perhaps the Bartlet administration could do something to resolve the transit walkout, the grocery strike and the budget hole.
To which suggestion Bradley Whitford, who plays Josh Lyman on the show, laughed: "Actors have no business in government."
"Davis Gets Sympathy From an Unexpected Corner"
by Patt Morrison
October 27, 2003
Los Angeles Times
He doesn't know if or when he'll be back on "West Wing," which shoots on the same backlot (and shares producer John Wells ) with "ER." But his newest job often reminds him of that one.
"When I was on the 'ER' set, (producer) Jonathan Kaplan kept calling me 'Mr. Speaker.'" - Steven Culp
by Alan Sepinwall
February 25, 2004
He said he's pleased how true to life the show can be; in Shutdown (his own episode), Bartlet's passionate tirade to Haffley near the end was very similar to Bill Clinton's passionate tirade to Dick Armey during the '95 shutdown season. Gene Sperling, said Goffman, described how he was in the room with Clinton at the time and said that at the end of Clinton's explosion, everybody in the room was "against the wall with their hair on end"; Sperling said that he was very proud of Clinton at that moment
Posted at televisionwithoutpity.com Forum
April 24, 2004
Notes from seminar at Harvard with Mark Goffman