|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|
|Allison Smith as||Mallory O'Brian||Teacher / Leo McGarry's daughter|
|Troy Ruptash as||Scott Tate||NASA Public Affairs|
|John Carroll Lynch as||Jack||Reese (last name from TVGuide.com)|
|Charlotte Cornwell as||Nadia||Kozlowski (last name from TVGuide.com) /
|Colm Feore as||Tad Whitney|
|Kathryn Joosten as||Mrs. Landingham||President's Secretary /
Delores (first name)
|NiCole Robinson as||Margaret||Hooper (last name) /
Assistant to Chief of Staff
|Melissa Fitzgerald as||Carol||Fitzpatrick (last name)
Assistant to the Press Secretary
|Duffy Epstein as||Aide #1|
|Nigel Gibbs as||Aide #2|
|Molly Schaffer as||Staffer|
|Tom Hall as||Officer Mike|
|Nina Hodoruk as||Military Aide|
|Ann Lim as||Staff Aide|
|Steve Shih as||Man #1|
|John Leslie Wolfe as||Man #2|
|Matthew Dickens as||Man #3||Benny|
My 16-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, has recently given up Dawson's Creek for The West Wing. While you may not think this is of get-clean-for-Gene magnitude, that could be because you did not live through the grip of Dawson's Creek last year.
When we stood together the other evening at the Kennedy Center, where President Bartlet had gone to hear the Icelandic Symphony (he had, in his sharp and straightforward way, insulted the Icelandic ambassador and was now making amends), my studious but glamour-inclined daughter compared the moment, with only slightly conscious irony, to when Bill Clinton came to Washington and met John Kennedy.
Watching all of elite Washington turn out for the Kennedy Center event -- the men with trench coats over black tie, the women in gray gowns, the various Secret Service details and swarms of D.C. motorcycle cops, along with Sam Seaborn, the president's deputy director of communications, outside on a cell phone, and C. J. Cregg, the White House press secretary, checking her makeup -- I was startled to suddenly remember the time my own father had brought me to Washington. I remembered the feeling, the message: This was it; you could get no higher, do no better, achieve no more.
"Everyone have their mark?" screamed an assistant director to elite Washington, which, having exited the Kennedy Center regally once, backed up and exited regally again.
"Our Remote-Control President"
by Michael Wolff
December 4, 2000
New York Magazine
President Clinton allowed use of his President's Box at the Kennedy Center for scenes of a concert.
"The Rocco Effect on Florida Recounts"
by Leah Garchik
December 13, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Presidents rarely become involved in stamp issues, PMG [Post Master General] William Henderson noted in an interview with Linn's Dec. 5. But that's not how writers of the series were planning it.
On Oct. 27, Henderson was in Beverly Hills to unveil next year's Diabetes Awareness stamp design at the Carousel of Hope Ball, a celebrity-packed event that has raised millions of dollars for diabetes research.
"The West Wing cast came over to me and they said, 'Tell us about the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee,'" Henderson said. "I said, 'What?'" They said, "We're going to be filming an episode, and we don't know anything about it.'"
The actors complained that they thought their writers "had it wrong" about CSAC, because the actors were assuming that Congress approves stamps, Henderson said. "I said, 'No, it's the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee,'" the PMG said. "And they said, 'Oh, God, what is that?'"
Once Henderson set the actors straight, Azeezaly Jaffer, the Postal Service vice president of public affairs and communications, followed up with more material to the show's writers.
Henderson said he hadn't seen the show that often and didn't recognize the stars who approached him at the Beverly Hills event.
When told that the script that aired had a line referring to CSAC as "the dork squad," Henderson threw his hand to his head and exclaimed "Oh, don't say that. Don't say that. The odd thing is that the White House doesn't have anything to do with stamps," Henderson said.
A spokeswoman for West Wing told Linn's that the dork remark, made by the actor portraying Josh Lyman (Bradley Whitford), a youthful aide to the president, was "just a joke" and shouldn't be taken seriously.
She said the proposal for a stamp for the Puerto Rican statehood advocate was a fictitious one.
But the show did mention a real episode -- the repeated and unsuccessful efforts of the Jewish War Veterans to gain a stamp for their organization. The Postal Service rejected the stamp proposal on the grounds that the group was a religious, not a patriotic, organization, a claim that the Jewish War Veterans denied.
"'West Wing' included subplot for citizens stamp committee"
by Bill McAllister
Dec. 25, 2000
Linn's Stamp News
It seems like the world is coming to an end every week on The West Wing. How 'bout the mushroom cloud promo for Galileo 'cause there was a fire in a Russian missle silo? - Aaron "Benjamin" Sorkin
Posted at mightybigtv.com Forum
by Aaron "Benjamin" Sorkin
March 5, 2001
... Kevin [Falls] coming up with the stamps and the Russian Silo for Galileo ... - Aaron "Benjamin" Sorkin
Posted at mightybigtv.com Forum
by Aaron "Benjamin" Sorkin
July 22, 2001
They try to never mention any president after Eisenhower, and according to a co-executive producer, Kevin Falls, who runs the writers' room, "When we talk about the Kennedy Center on 'West Wing,' we're referring to George Kennedy."
"Aaron Sorkin Works His Way Through the Crisis"
by Peter de Jonge
October 28, 2001
New York Times