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Richard Schiff
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Richard was born in Bethesda, Maryland, the middle of three sons of Edward, a real estate lawyer, and Charlotte, a cable TV and publishing executive. His parents divorced when he was 12. He dropped out of high school but obtained an equivalency diploma. He tried studying at the City College of New York (CCNY) in 1973, but had no interest. After not bothering to show up for finals, he headed to Colorado where he cut firewood and lived a hippie life. He returned to New York in 1975 and started studying acting at CCNY and eventually was accepted into their theater program. He initially disliked acting and studied to be a director. He directed several off-Broadway plays, including "Antigone" with a then just-graduated Angela Bassett in 1983. He also met present wife, Sheila Kelley, during auditions for this play. The two married in 1996. In the mid-1980s, Richard says he conquered his fears and decided to take a stab at acting. He got several TV roles, but he was seen by Steven Spielberg in an episode of the TV drama High Incident (1996). Spielberg then cast him in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) and his career has been on an upward climb ever since that has led to his co-starring role in The West Wing (1999).

Richard Schiff stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Scene On Rating
The Bodyguard 1992 Don't Remember 0000-00-00 ***
Malcolm X 1992 With Anne and Jean and someone else at Milford Post Cinema 0000-00-00 *** 1/2
Speed 1994 With Cheri and kids at Showcase North Haven 0000-00-00 *** 1/2
Major Leage II 1994 Don't Remember 0000-00-00 *
The Hudsucker Proxy 1994 0000-00-00 ** 1/2
Se7en 1995 in Tampa, FL 2004-10-06 ***
Michael 1996 With Kim in Westbrook 0000-00-00 ***
The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1997 0000-00-00 ** 1/2
Volcano 1997 in Hotel in LA 0000-00-00 ** 1/2
Deep Impact 1998 2019-03-28 ** 1/2
Lucky Numbers 2000 North Haven Showcase 2000-10-29 **
I Am Sam 2001 w/ Family on DVD 2004-03-06 ** 1/2
Dr. Dolittle 2 2001 w/ Suzy, Kendra & Alissa at Southington Drive-In 2001-07-27 ** 1/2
Last Chance Harvey 2008 Suzy 2009-05-02 ** 1/2
Johnny English Reborn 2011 Suzy and Hanna 2012-01-14 ** 1/2
Fire With Fire 2012 2018-11-27 **
Man of Steel 2013 2015-11-04 **