|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||Vice President's Chief of Staff|
|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|
|Melissa Marsala as||Marina "Rena"||Research Assistant|
|Josef Sommer as||Steve Gaines||Senator|
|Kate Burton as||Sarah Brainerd||Senator|
|Michael Nouri as||Roy Turner||Senator|
|Scott Allan Campbell as||Grey Polk||Wall Street Journal Reporter|
Joaquim de Almeida as
|Carlos Carrio||Argentine Economic Attaché|
|Melissa Fitzgerald as||Carol||Fitzpatrick (last name)
Assistant to the Press Secretary
|Mindy Seeger as||Chris||Reporter|
|Ron Ostrow as||John||Reporter|
|Joyce Guy as||Charlayne||Reporter|
|Ivan Allen as||Commentator||Roger Salier|
|Tom W. Chick as||Gordon||Reporter|
|John J. Dalesandro as||Secret Service Agent|
|James Ingersoll as||Cable News Pundit|
TVG: How did you meet?
Jane Kaczmarek: On a blind date in New York City.
TVG: Did you bond over your Wisconsin roots?
Jane Kaczmarek: When we finally went out we did.
TVG: You didn't want to go out?
Bradley Whitford: I was doing a play at Lincoln Center, a Shakespearean play ("Measure for Measure") with Kate Burton, Richard Burton's daughter.
Jane Kaczmarek: She's my best friend. We went to Yale together.
Bradley Whitford: So I'm doing a play with [Kate] and she has this friend, and...I didn't want to go out with an actress.
Jane Kaczmarek: I didn't want to go out with an actor. Conventional wisdom is that actors are very self-involved.
by Janet Weeks
TV Guide (American edition)
Michael [Nouri]: Just before this, I was playing Senator Turner on "The West Wing."
Reporter: Is that a recurring role?
Michael [Nouri]: I hope so.
"'It's a Living,' a Play in One Act"
by Joyce Wadler
February 12, 2004
New York Times
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Rep. John McHugh are picking a fight with the fictional "West Wing" White House over a scene aired Wednesday where an aide discussed closing a upstate military base.
... before adding a bit of levity in their postscript, thanking another fictional person on the show for "trying to save Social Security" in a PREVIOUS
"Clinton lobbies 'West Wing' aide"
by Devlin Barrett
February 26, 2004