Richard Schiff

  • Birth Place: Bethesda, Maryland, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Grew up in New York City.
  • Parents divorced when he was 12.
  • Entered City College of New York in 1973, but dropped out, not picking up his studies again until 1977.
  • Studied to be a theater director, deciding later to give acting a try.
  • Founded the Manhattan Repertory Theater in 1982 and served as its first artistic director.
  • Drove a cab to help pay the rent and raise money to stage plays. 
  • Directed several off-Broadway plays, including Antigone with Angela Bassett in 1983.
  • Joined Tim Robbins' Actors Gang (a theater group) after moving to L.A. in the 1980s.
  • Wears his wedding ring on a chain around his neck.

Awards

  • 2002, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2001, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2003, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2002, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2001, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Ruby Schiff — Daughter
  • Clarence Jones — Stepfather
  • Sheryl Noethe — Ex-wife
  • Gus Schiff — Son
  • Sheila Kelley — Wife
  • Edward Schiff — Father
  • Charlotte Schiff — Mother

College

  • City University of New York, City College, New York, New York, United States (BA in Theater, 1983)

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