What the ‘West Wing’ Cast Has Done Since the NBC Show Ended

The West Wing Actors
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Hail to the TV chief! The cast and creator of The West Wing recently reunited for a staged performance of Season 3’s election-themed episode “Hartsfield’s Landing,” resulting in the TV special A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote, airing on October 15 on HBO Max.

It’s been more than 14 years since we’ve seen this cast together on the small screen, but the West Wing actors have hardly been resting on their laurels. Here’s what they’ve been up to since the NBC drama’s 2006 series finale…

A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote, Thursday, October 15, HBO Max

Martin Sheen
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Martin Sheen (President Jed Bartlet)

Sheen currently stars in the Netflix comedy Grace and Frankie alongside former West Wing costar Lily Tomlin. He also shared the screen with son Charlie Sheen in FX’s 2012-14 comedy Anger Management, and he played Uncle Ben in the 2012 blockbuster The Amazing Spider-Man.

Allison Janney
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Allison Janney (C.J. Cregg)

After The West Wing, Janney picked up a Guest Actress Emmy for her role as Margaret Scully in the 2013-16 Showtime period drama Masters of Sex and two Supporting Actress Emmys for her current role as Bonnie Plunkett on the CBS sitcom Mom. She’s also landed major roles in film, with recent scene-stealing parts in 2017’s I, Tonya, for which she won an Oscar, and this year’s Bad Education.

Rob Lowe
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Rob Lowe (Sam Seaborn)

After taking supporting series regular roles in ABC’s 2006-11 drama Brothers and Sisters, NBC’s 2009-2015 comedy Parks and Recreation, and CBS’ 2016-18 medical drama Code Black, Lowe is #1 on the call sheet with the Fox first reponders series 9-1-1: Lone Star. He also directed and starred in the 2018 Lifetime movie The Bad Seed.

Richard Schiff
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Richard Schiff (Toby Ziegler)

Schiff has kept his docket full in recent years, with recurring roles on Showtime’s 2014-19 drama The Affair and HBO’s 2015-19 series Ballers and a starring role as Dr. Aaron Glassman on ABC’s The Good Doctor. He also reunited with Lowe in both the 2012 film Knife Fight and two episodes of the 2015 Fox comedy The Grinder.

Bradley Whitford
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Bradley Whitford (Josh Lyman)

After The West Wing went off the air, Whitford re-teamed with creator Aaron Sorkin for Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, starring opposite Matthew Perry and Sarah Paulson on the NBC drama. He later earned a Guest Actor Emmy for his part on Prime Video’s 2014-19 comedy Transparent and a Supporting Actor trophy for his performance in The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu, and he made a memorable big-screen turn in the 2018 horror film Get Out. More recently, he led the cast of the one-season NBC musical comedy Perfect Harmony.

Dulé Hill
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Dulé Hill (Charlie Young)

Hill’s post-West Wing career is defined by his eight-year run from 2006 to 2014 on the USA comedy Psych, and he returned to the part of Burton “Gus” Guster for this year’s TV movie Psych 2: Lassie Come Home. He also starred opposite Katherine Heigl both in the 2017 CBS drama Doubt and in the final seasons of Suits; and he’s currently filming the movie Lockdown alongside Ben Stiller, Anne Hathaway, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Janel Moloney
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Janel Moloney (Donna Moss)

Since leaving the fictional White House, Moloney has guest-starred on the 2009-16 CBS drama The Good Wife and NBC’s The Blacklist, recurred on ABC’s 2015-17 anthology American Crime, and starred on The Leftovers on HBO from 2014 to 2017. Aside from the West Wing reunion, she’ll next be seen in the HBO series The Undoing alongside Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant.