|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
Roger Rees as
|Lord John Marbury|
|David Graf as||Colonel Mark Chase|
|Kathryn Joosten as||Mrs. Landingham||President's Secretary /
Delores (first name)
|Renee Estevez as||Nancy||Mrs. Landingham's Assistant|
|NiCole Robinson as||Margaret||Hooper (last name) /
Assistant to Chief of Staff
|Robert Clotworthy as||Tom||Chief of Protocol|
Rocky Carroll as
|Corey Sykes||Cornelius / Comedian|
|Melissa Fitzgerald as||Carol||Fitzpatrick (last name)
Assistant to the Press Secretary
|Kim Webster as||Ginger||Assistant to Communications Director|
|Devika Parikh as||Bonnie||Communications' Aide|
|Tom Hall as||Officer||Mike|
|Alberto Isaac as||Tada Sumatra||of Thailand|
|Erik Holland as||Peter Hans||of Sweden|
|Jodie Hanson as||Caprice||Lord Marbury's Aide|
|Kris Murphy as||Katie||Witt (last name) / Reporter|
|Randolph Brooks as||Arthur||Leeds (last name) / Reporter|
|Timothy Davis-Reed as||Reporter||Mark|
|Eric A. Payne as||Secret Service Agent|
|Elkin Antoniou as||Bartender||Alice|
|Eliott Goretsky as||Staffer|
|Brian Watt as||Staffer|
Sharp-eared viewers may have noticed that President Bartlet (Martin Sheen) was dealing with a group called the Global Defense Council - the exact same group Sorkin used in his 1995 movie, "The American President," starring Michael Douglas and Annette Bening.
"The Starr Report"
by Michael Starr
January 26, 2001
New York Post
The New York Women in Communications, Inc. (NYWICI) has a new video clip to add to its PR package, just in time for the announcement of its 2001 honorees: NBC's hit White House drama The West Wing. In Wednesday night's episode, White House press secretary C.J. Cregg (Allison Janney) mentions to communications director Toby Ziegler (Richard Schiff) that she'll be flying up to New York to receive a Matrix Award, NYWICI's annual award for "women who changed the world" in advertising, broadcasting, PR and publishing.
The organizers of the event had no clue the West Wing plug was coming, but they would gladly hand C.J. a Matrix award. "She's smart, she's witty, she's sensitive, she shoots from the hip," says avid West Wing fan Maurie Perl, the head of corporate communications at luncheon sponsor Conde Nast. "They listen to her."
"Matrix Awards Get An Unexpected Plug On West Wing"
January 31, 2001
"Leo is very much for 'Star Wars,' remember that episode?" asks [John] Spencer, referring to Leo's advocacy for the construction of a space-based missile-defense system. "I am totally against that. All we need to do is f--- up the universe like we have the earth, ya know? That took some work from me, actually. I had to get behind that emotionally, because you have to believe what you are playing, like it or not."
by Robert Schork
February 12, 2002
Soap Opera Weekly
"I [disagree with] hate crimes legislation. [Differentiating] between how you prosecute someone based on what they were thinking is wrong," he [Bradley Whitford] said. Spencer confronted the same issue when he had to support "Star Wars" programs.
"GU Goes Behind The Scenes With 'The West Wing' Cast"
by Adam Jones
February 26, 2002