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'The West Wing' Cast: Where Are They Now?

by Rich Keller, posted Sep 22nd 2010 6:05PM
West Wing castOnce you enter 'The West Wing,' you never really leave.

The cast members of the award-winning NBC drama, which premiered 11 years ago on Sept. 22, 1999, can't seem to let each other go -- they've often paired up on other shows since the series ended in 2006.

Interestingly, many of these pairings have taken place in shows on the USA network. Maybe it's due to the drama's huge cast of regulars and recurring characters, the stranglehold NBC Universal had on these actors, or the fact that they all liked working with each other.

So, where is the cast of 'The West Wing' now? Doing a lot of television and, as usual, pairing up. Here's a breakdown:

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West Wing Cast: Where Are They Now

Martin Sheen
(Josiah Bartlet)


Then: Many viewers wished this former congressman, New Hampshire governor and a Nobel Laureate could be their real commander-in-chief. And for his portrayal, Sheen earned six Emmy nominations and won Golden Globe and SAG Awards.

West Wing Cast: Where Are They Now

Martin Sheen
(Josiah Bartlet)


Now: Since the show's end, the 70-year-old actor has appeared in the movies 'Bobby,' 'Talk to Me' and 'Imagine That,' as well as provided a voice to the character Arthur Square in the animated 'Flatland: The Movie.'

West Wing Cast: Where Are They Now

Allison Janney
(C.J. Cregg)


Then: After serving as Bartlet's White Hose press secretary, she went on to become chief of staff after Leo McGarry's heart attack, In the seventh season premiere, which glimpses into the future, C.J. is married to former White House reporter Danny Concannon.

West Wing Cast: Where Are They Now

Allison Janney
(C.J. Cregg)


Now: This past season, Janney had a recurring role on USA Network's 'In Plain Sight,' where she worked with 'West Wing' co-star Mary McCormick. This season she will be a recurring character on the new Showtime series 'Shameless.' as well as star alongside another 'West Wing' alumni -- Matthew Perry -- in the new ABC Comedy 'Mr. Sunshine.'

West Wing Cast: Where Are They Now

Elisabeth Moss
(Zoey Bartlet)


Then: Presidential daughter Zoey Bartlet was the youngest of three and became romantically involved with Charlie Young during the first two seasons. At the end of season 4, Zoey was kidnapped, causing the President to abdicate his position for a short period of time.

West Wing Cast: Where Are They Now

Elisabeth Moss
(Zoey Bartlet)


Now: Moss currently plays Peggy Olson, executive assistant to Don Draper, on the very successful 'Mad Men.'

West Wing Cast: Where Are They Now

Dulé Hill
(Charlie Young)


Then: Young was President Bartlet's personal aide; special aide to chief of staff C.J. Cregg; boyfriend to Zoey Bartlet, the President's youngest daughter; and target of an assassination attempt at the end of the first season.

West Wing Cast: Where Are They Now

Dulé Hill
(Charlie Young)


Now: Hill is one of the leads of USA network's flagship series 'Psych,' where he plays Burton "Gus" Guster -- friend and partner to fake-psychic detective Shawn Spencer. The show is currently in its fifth season.

West Wing Cast: Where Are They Now

Bradley Whitford
(Josh Lyman)


Then: Whitford's Lyman started out as the deputy chief of staff. Towards the end of the Bartlet Administration, Lyman became the campaign manager for Matt Santos' presidential bid. When Santos won, Josh became chief of staff.

West Wing Cast: Where Are They Now

Bradley Whitford
(Josh Lyman)


Now: Immediately after 'The West Wing' ended, Bradley joined Matthew Perry and Timothy Busfield, recurring guest-stars on 'TWW,' on Aaron Sorkin's new venture 'Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.' Canceled after only one season, Bradley guested on shows like 'Monk' and 'The Sarah Silverman Program' until he landed a role as police detective Dan Stark in the FOX action-comedy 'The Good Guys.'

West Wing Cast: Where Are They Now


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Nicolaus

If you're going to mention her at least a half dozen times, you might want to learn how to spell Mary McCormack's name.

September 26 2010 at 2:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
LogoMojo

No matter what the subject is, someone asks, "Who cares?" Duhh! Just look at all the comments from those who obviously care. If you don't care, why do you bother to read the article? And then take the time to write a comment? Not very bright.

September 26 2010 at 2:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Makimaus

Lily Tomlin played Arnold Vinick? Bit of a stretch, isn't it?

September 26 2010 at 1:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sandy

Thanks so much for putting such interesting information on the cast of West Wing. I am currently watching it for the first time. I have gone though most of it. Thinking about getting it on DVD. Thanks again

September 26 2010 at 12:13 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ken

Whqt happened to the cast of "West Wing"?

Who cares.

September 25 2010 at 11:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
leila

How about GARY COLE? TIM MATHESON?
They were both integral to the show as Barlett's VP's. Gary has worked with Lilly Tomlin (Twelve Miles of Bad Road), Dule Hill (Psych), Brad Whitford (The Good Guys) to name several TWW actors. Tim Matheson has gone on the directing and continues to act.

September 25 2010 at 11:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Era

That second picture of NiCole Robinson, isn't her. The story is right, but the picture isn't.

September 25 2010 at 10:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bill

Disturbing trend these days to call anyone who was on some program of some sort "star". Just because some rather forgettable bit players were on a TV show doesn't connote "star". Yeah, they were on a TV show along with hundreds of others over the years but they are not "stars", they are forgotten and unremembered except for their obsessed stalker fans and of course AOL and these absurd articles. "Star"? Hardly.

September 25 2010 at 9:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
falkowskic

so nice to hear from an open minded TV viewer who cannot judge acting but spouts political venom. You are surely within your rights to have a political opinion. Too bad you chose to state it in a way that exposes your ignorance.

September 25 2010 at 9:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
txjoshinla

The second picture of NiCole Robinson is NOT NiCole (I'm friends with her, so I would know). Also, the plot inaccuracies, grammatical mistake and misspellings in these captions is an insult to what made TWW so great, which is too bad since I am a Wingnut.

September 25 2010 at 9:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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