|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||Deputy Communications Director|
|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
Matthew Perry as
|Joe (Joseph) Quincy||Associate White House
Lily Tomlin as
|Debbie (Deborah) Fiderer||President's Secretary|
|Elisabeth Moss as||Zoey Patricia Bartlet||Bartlets' youngest daughter|
|Michael O'Neill as||Ron Butterfield||Head of POTUS' Secret Service detail|
|NiCole Robinson as||Margaret||Hooper (last name) /
Assistant to Chief of Staff
|Renée Estevez as||Nancy||Aide|
|Melissa Fitzgerald as||Carol||Fitzpatrick (last name)
Assistant to the Press Secretary
|Peter James Smith as||Ed||Congressional Liaison|
|William Duffy as||Larry||Congressional Liaison|
|Robert Alan Beuth as||Translator|
|J.P. Hubbell as||Agent #1|
|Bradley James as||Agent #2||Donnie|
|Willie Gault as||Agent #3|
|Jim Moret as||Reporter|
|Penny Griego as||Anchor|
Under an end table is a mysterious red phone. "In the actual Oval Office... there are several red phones that say 'Crash' on the handle," says [Ellen] Totleben. [Set Decorator] " We asked the Secret Service what that meant, and they said, ' Oh, we can't tell you that.' We know they exist, and even though we don't know what they're for, they still looked pretty cool." But [Bradley] Whitford claims to know: "It's for when there's a major problem at the gate."
by William Keck
October 12, 2001
"We are thrilled that Matthew will bring his tremendous skills to yet another stage on the Warner Bros. lot," says Jeff Zucker, president of NBC Entertainment. "Matthew has seen every episode of 'The West Wing,' and he will now bring that great knowledge to a great storyline in the spring."
"Perry Takes Dramatic Turn on 'West Wing'"
March 14, 2003
San Diego, CA: Why do you think Friends' Matthew Perry is doing a guest spot on The West Wing? Would Aaron Sorkin have come up with that, or is it likely an NBC idea to boost the show?
Robert Bianco: According to his spokesperson, it was Perry's idea - he's a big fan of the show. I think it could be good for all concerned.
by Robert Bianco
March 17, 2003
Matthew Perry will never forget where he was when war in Iraq broke out. "I was sitting in a replica of the Oval Office," marvels the Friends cut-up, who was taping his two-episode West Wing stint (airing April 23 and 30) at the time. "It was very surreal. Things got very quiet and tense, and it [became] difficult to work."
After viewing WW tapes earlier this year in his trailer on the set of The Whole 10 Yards, the recently-wrapped sequel to his 2001 hit, he knew he'd found the perfect showcase. "It was the kind of dramatic writing I've been looking for," he says.
"West Wing Rocked by Chandlergate!"
by Michael Ausiello
April 14, 2003
TV Guide Online
I know this West Wing experience has been great. The degree of difficulty was high. It was a really great challenge, and [I had] a very good, tired feeling driving home, which we all kind of like. - Matthew Perry
"Perry Mulls West Wing Return"
by Michael Ausiello
April 23, 2003
TV Guide Online
He's one of the stars of TV's most-watched comedy, but this year he's nominated for a guest shot on "The West Wing." "Interesting for funny sitcom boy to be nominated for a drama, isn't it," joked Matthew Perry from London, where he is starring opposite Hank Azaria in a stage production of David Mamet's "Sexual Perversity in Chicago."..."Especially with 'Friends' coming to an end, I'm interested in pursuing some dramatic stuff in films," Perry said. "This (the 'West Wing' role) was a great way to put my foot in that world."
"Emmys: Nominees react"
by Cynthia Littleton, Nellie Andreeva and Andrew Wallenstein
July 18, 2003