Still Life (1981) (Won).
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for The West Wing (2002 - Won) (2001, 2003, 2004 - Nomination).
Best Perforamnces by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, for The West Wing (2003) (Nomination).
Screen Actors Guild Awards
Outstanding Performances by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for The West Wing. (2001-2002 - Won) (2003-2005 - Nominations).
TV Guide Awards
Supporting Actor of the Year in a Drama Series, for The West Wing (2001) (Nomination).
Viewers for Quality in Television Awards
Best Supporting Actor ina Quality Drama Series, for The West Wing (2000) (Won).
Supporter of Aids related charities and Aids Walk
He won several 4H awards as a child for his gardening. Gardening remained a favourite pastime until he died. He was also an avid art and antique collector.
(on his political views)
John Spencer: Let me tell ya. I'm proud to be a liberal. A liberal is somebody who takes care of their brothers. Uh, who believes that we who are better off should take care of those who are less better off. I don't see that as false responsibility. I see that as what makes America great.