Have you noticed how much NBC loves actors from their hit 7 year drama The West Wing? I’ve noticed it in recent years as they have been popping up all over the NBC-owned USA Network since TWW went off the air.
- Richard Schiff, who played Toby Ziegler on TWW, has appeared in episodes of Monk, Burn Notice, and In Plain Sight.
- Joshua Malina, who played Will Bailey, has appeared in several episodes of In Plain Sight
- Dule Hill, who played Charlie Young, is a main character on USA’s psychic detective show Psych.
- Bradley Whitford, who played Josh Lymon, appeared in an episode of Monk
- Mark Feuerstein, who played Cliff Calley, now stars in the new series Royal Pains.
- Mary McCormack, who played Kate Harper, is the star of In Plain Sight.
- Gary Cole, who played Bob Russell, has appeared on Psych
- Tim Matheson, who played John Hoynes, appeared on Burn Notice.
- Kathryn Joosten, who played Dolores Landingham, appeared in two episodes of Monk.
There might even be more, but those are the ones I could come up with. They are all fine actors and I’m glad to see that NBC recognizes talent and keeps them in mind for future programming, even if for one episode.