Bradley Whitford (born 10 October 1959 in Madison, Wisconsin) is an American actor.
Whitford majored in English and Theater at Wesleyan University and then went on to receive a master's degree from The Juilliard School.
Whitford is best known for his role as Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman on the NBC television drama The West Wing, which he began with the show's premiere in 1999. For that role, he won an Emmy in 2001 for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. In the show's sixth and seventh seasons, Whitford also wrote and directed episodes of the show.
Whitford is also popular for his role as the evil businessman Eric Gordon in the 1995 smash comedy Billy Madison. He made his Broadway theatre debut playing Lt. Daniel Kaffee, succeeding Tom Hulce, in A Few Good Men. Whitford also made a memorable guest appearance on ER in the award-winning episode "Love's Labor Lost".
With The West Wing to end in May 2006, Whitford signed on to West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin's new series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip playing the role of Danny Tripp.
He is married to actress Jane Kaczmarek, best known for her role as "Lois" on Malcolm in the Middle. They live in Los Angeles, California with their three children.