|Stockard Channing as||Abbey (Abigail Ann) Bartlet M.D.||First Lady|
|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|
|Special Guest Stars|
|Mary McCormack as||Kate (Katherine) Harper||Deputy National Security Advisor|
|Gary Cole as||Robert "Bingo Bob" Russell||Vice President|
|Jason Isaacs as||Colin Ayres||Photojournalist|
|Gerald McRaney as||Alan Adamley||Air Force General|
Lily Tomlin as
|Debbie (Deborah) Fiderer||President's Secretary|
|Steven Culp as||Jeff Haffley||Speaker of the House|
|Ron Canada as||Theodore "Ted" Barrow||Under Secretary of State|
|Steve Ryan as||Miles Hutchinson||Secretary of Defense|
|Natalija Nogulich as||Shira Galit||Israeli Ambassador|
|Renée Estevez as||Nancy||Aide|
|Navid Negahban as||Maz||Josh's Contact|
|Tim Lounibos as||Colonel Leahy||Surgeon|
|Marcelo Tubert as||Saeb Mukarat||Palestinian Prime Minister|
|Makram J. Khoury (uncredited) as||Chairman Nizar Farad||on phone|
|Melissa Fitzgerald as||Carol||Fitzpatrick (last name)
Assistant to the Press Secretary
|Mindy Seeger as||Chris||Reporter|
|Ron Ostrow as||John||Reporter|
|Ben Siegler as||George||Reporter|
|Sonya Leslie as||Nurse Parnes|
|Di Koob as||Nurse Rinier|
|Hira Ambrosino as||Commentator|
|John Colella as||Commentator #2|
|Doug Hale as||Anchor|
|Endre Hules as||Maitre d'|
|Jake Mailey as||Commentator #3|
|John Hartmann as||Floor Manger|
|Dave McGowan as||Stadium Announcer|
White House officials are looking for a new leader for the Palestinian Authority. This time, its not about a new plan by President Bush to bring peace to the Middle East, but a new initiative of recruiting an Israeli actor to play the role of the Palestinian leader in the drama series "The West Wing". According to the script, the 'new' chairman will be engaged for several episodes in a heated dialogue with the US president, played by Martin Sheen.
Production representatives have already turned to cast assembler, Yael Aviv. "They wanted me to find them an actor, Arab or Israeli, who would play a charismatic role," she said.
Aviv already has several candidates for the position. Shooting is scheduled to take place next month.
""West Wing" looking for Israeli actor to play Palestinian leader"
by Ruti Zuaretz
March 6, 2004
Jason Isaacs has landed a three-episode arc on NBC's "The West Wing." He will play a photojournalist and a love interest for Donna Moss (Janel Moloney).
"'NYPD Blue' Adds New Detective"
April 7, 2004
Fans attending Friday night's game against Toronto are encouraged to be in their seats by 7:15 p.m. if they want to be part of the filming of the season finale of TV's "The West Wing."
The filming will take place during the afternoon and pregame ceremonies at Camden Yards. The plot of the finale will have President Josiah Bartlet (Martin Sheen) throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. Fans will have a chance to be in the background of the scene.
"Notes: Hairston on schedule"
by Gary Washburn
April 21, 2004
Martin Sheen will become the third fictional president of the United States to throw out a ceremonial first pitch at Camden Yards when the NBC series "The West Wing" films part of its season finale Friday night, prior to the Orioles' game against the Blue Jays. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats 20 minutes before the 7:35 p.m. start to participate in the shoot.
The other fictional presidents to grace the Camden Yards mound were Kevin Kline ("Dave") and Chris Rock ("Head of State").
"Riley, Orioles Roughed Up by Devil Rays"
by Dave Sheinin
April 22, 2004
Actor Martin Sheen, who portrays President Josiah Bartlet in the popular television series The West Wing, threw out the first pitch for the drama's final episode of the season. His windups - there were four of them - came about 45 minutes late because of the weather.
Sheen rehearsed the scene earlier in the day, walking from the dugout to the mound and waving to a fictitious crowd. He bounced a few throws to home plate before retreating inside.
Once the real shooting began, Sheen was given four chances to record a strike, or something close to it. His first attempt veered outside, the second was high, the third skipped in front of catcher Javy Lopez, and the fourth sailed to the backstop.
Asked a few hours earlier what Lopez should look for, Sheen quipped: "A lot of dirt on the ball."
Cameramen and other employees of the show crowded the area in front of the home dugout before the game. Sheen and actor John Spencer, who portrays chief of staff Leo McGarry, were filmed as they toured the clubhouse.
Rafael Palmeiro and Miguel Tejada rose from one of the sofas to shake Sheen's hand, and Jerry Hairston wandered over for an introduction.
"Don't get up," Spencer said to Palmeiro. "You have a game to play tonight."
The actors also stopped by manager Lee Mazzilli's office. "I asked them if they could hit," he said.
Sheen said the mound looked "three miles away" from the plate, another sign that he's not a natural at the sport.
"I'm acting. That's what I do for a living. I'm into fakery," he said. "I'm not a baseball player. I don't have a sense of it at all."
Asked if he would be nervous once the crowd filed in, Sheen said, "Sure, wouldn't you?"
Sheen is the second member of his family to visit the ballpark. His son, actor Charlie Sheen, was filmed at Camden Yards for the movie Major League II.
"Sheen's wing is lacking on first pitch"
by Roch Kubatko
April 23, 2004
Hours before the game, the cast got a tour of the Orioles' clubhouse, and Sheen met Orioles manager Lee Mazzilli. Mazzilli said he had a little advice to offer about the first pitch. "I just told him to throw it low and outside, as I do all my pitchers," he joked. "But it was good to meet him. But I try to stay away from those Hollywood guys."
"Notes: Matos given night off"
by Gary Washburn
April 23, 2004
This one was delayed 61 minutes at the start by rain, and the teams waited a few extra moments for NBC's crew to finish four takes of Martin Sheen throwing out a presidential first pitch for The West Wing.
Later, [Eric] DuBose joked, "I had a tough act to follow. [Sheen] may have been throwing harder than I was."
"DuBose, hot Orioles keep Jays blue, 11-3"
by Joe Christensen
April 24, 2004
On the second take, Sheen drew Orioles catcher Javy Lopez out of his crouch with a high pitch. On his third try, Sheen bounced one in front of the plate, drawing a smattering of jeers. Then, on his final heave, he floated one well over Lopez's head.
Four hours earlier, Sheen walked to the mound in an effort to avoid embarrassing himself in front of the cameras and Orioles fans who served as extras.
"It seems like the plate is three miles away, and the mound is two miles high," he said with a grin.
Sheen uncorked about a dozen throws, several of which came up short as he tried to find the range from 60 feet, 6 inches away.
"The President needs to work on his pitching," Orioles coach Tom Trebelhorn quipped from the dugout.
Asked what kind of pitch Lopez could expect to see, Sheen quipped, "Look for a lot of dirt on the ball."
Lopez is no stranger to being on the receiving end of ceremonial first pitches. While in Atlanta, he caught one from Hank Aaron and another from a real president, Jimmy Carter.
Told that Sheen has an erratic arm, Lopez quipped, "If it bounces and I can't catch it, they'd better do it again. I want to look good."
"Names in the Game"
April 24, 2004
Before the game, Sheen and co-star John Spencer toured the Baltimore clubhouse. They met several players, Mazzilli and Orioles Hall-of-Fame pitcher and now broadcaster Jim Palmer. "You guys are the best," Palmer told the actors. "If you had seen me out there throwing," Sheen quipped, "you wouldn't be saying that."
"Rain can't stop these Orioles"
by Dan Connolly
April 24, 2004
York Daily Record
One student asked when Josh and Donna will get together (to some applause); Goffman told us to watch the last three episodes of the season, as the show will be "playing this out" -- he may have mentioned the first two S6 eps too, but don't quote me. That being said, Goffman continued, the convention in the business is that once the characters kiss, it's tough to continue the storyline -- and he didn't leave the impression that such a resolution was imminent. But *that* being said, he noted that he knew that a story can't be drawn out indefinitely. "But, yeah, I think they have great chemistry," he concluded.
Posted at televisionwithoutpity.com Forum
April 24, 2004
Notes from seminar at Harvard with Mark Goffman
I've just filmed some episodes of The West Wing, where I'm a little bit of totty for Donna - so I've been snogging Janel Moloney.
The show is sensational, it's the best programme on American telly. In the show Donna and Josh are the great unconsummated love story, but I suddenly stick my oar in.
It could be my most unpopular role yet! Even when I was kissing her I could imagine myself watching it screaming "noooo!" - Jason Isaacs
"We're Hooked on Potter baddie"
by Simon Rothstein
April 30, 2004
According to Donna's portrayer, Janel Moloney, Josh and Donna will grow closer as she recovers from her injuries in that German hospital. "You get to see the relationship become very intimate," she tells TV Guide Online. "There's an intimacy and an emotionality that you haven't seen between them."
"West Wing's Love Dilemma"
by Daniel R. Coleridge
May 19, 2004
TV Guide Online
"I think three-quarters of the fun is just, you definitely wanting them to get together," she [Janel Moloney] says. "One of the incredibly artful things about this accident and him coming to Germany is you get to see the relationship become very intimate. There's an intimacy and an emotionality that you haven't seen between them that's pretty fun, I think.
"'West Wing' Romance?"
by Rick Porter
May 19, 2004
Schlamme, who calls his "West Wing" time "the four best years professionally of my life," said he knew that "it was going to be a completely different show" without Sorkin and him. "For me to judge whether it's better or worse or whether I like it or I don't like it is disingenuous," he said.
"It's hail to the chief (and farewell, too?) on 'The West Wing'"
by Phil Rosenthal
August 12, 2004
"We had the experience of changing drivers in a race car in the middle of the track doing 200 miles per hour," he says. "It was as difficult a thing as I have ever been involved in creatively -- but a lot of the shows we were very proud of."
"Shake-up in 'The West Wing'"
by Charlie McCollum
October 19, 2004
San Jose Mercury News