30 Stars You Forgot Were on ‘The West Wing’

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It’s hard to believe that The West Wing, the Aaron Sorkin created political drama, has already been off the air for ten years. Who can forget that time that Sam accidentally went on a date with a prostitute (that was the pilot), or the string of amazing episodes leading up to the reveal that President Bartlet had multiple sclerosis. Sorkin created the show and penned nearly every episode of the show’s first four seasons before trying to roll through airport security high out of his mind with a duffel bag filled with hallucinogenic mushrooms, but we won’t talk about that. We prefer to focus on the happier times.

If the show was famous for anything (beyond its lightning fast dialog), it was the cast. Between Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, Richard Schiff, the great John Spencer and more, it absolutely had one of the best casts on TV and truly deserved every award it won in this regard (which, fun fact, was not nearly as many as you might think). However, the main cast was only one part of the story – you probably don’t remember this, but there are no fewer than 30 celebrities that actually appeared on The West Wing at some time during the show’s run! Some of these people were celebrities then, but a lot of them were just starting out their careers and were about to make an impact in the best way possible.

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