Richard is Jewish-American.
In 2000, Richard won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series playing Toby Ziegler on The West Wing.
In May of 2010, Richard Schiff attended the White House Correspondent's Association Dinner in Washington DC.
Richard has been nominated for six SAG Awards. From 2001-2006, he was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for The West Wing. He won in 2001 and 2002.
Richard Schiff: (On The West Wing cast) We come from theatre, but a whole bunch of people come from broadway and still don't know how to act their way out of shoes.
Richard Schiff: (On The West Wing cast) This ensemble is so talented, and we understand what 'ensemble' means.
Richard Schiff: (On his character Toby) Who is somewhat conscience-driven and dynamic in his opinions. There is pressure to relieve him of his voice.
Richard Schiff: (On bombings in Tel Aviv mirroring an episode of The West Wing) It was mind blowing. Hopefully this is the last time our nonfiction reflects the fiction.
Richard Schiff: (On his character Toby) There are very few personal treasures that you put in your knapsack to carry with you for the rest of your life, and he's one of those.