Whitford also made a guest appearance on ER in the Emmy award-winning March 1995 episode "Love's Labor Lost".Whitford joined the cast of Sorkin's The West Wing as Josh Lyman with the show's premiere in 1999. Things heated up between Transparent co-stars over the summer and the pair made their red-carpet debut at the Creative Arts Emmys on September 12.Related: Emmys 2015 — All The Big Winners From The Night!I’m from Madison, Wisconsin, and we have a really terrible union-busting, anti-education governor named Scott Walker, and apparently the thing that got me Happyish was a speech at a labor rally that’s on You Tube that Shalom [Auslander] saw. [Laughs.] I didn’t realize it was an audition, but that’s what did it.And something like this in my world is an absolute no-brainer. They don’t like how old you are.” But an experience like The West Wing is what I would imagine—even though I’ve never done itthat surfing feels like. I can just stand up here and ride this without all the anxiety! Adventures In Babysitting—I remember I had a huge crush on Lisa Shue, and… I think he’d sold some scripts, but it was the first time he’d directed. ” And the guy goes, “Yeah, why do you always play assholes?
It’s not like a Broadway play — you know, “The Book of Mormon,” they go to an awards show once.The actor: Bradley Whitford first broke through as an actor on the stage, as befits someone who trained at Juilliard.But he soon made the jump to on-camera work, doing small roles in films and on TV series during the late ’80s and throughout the next decade. Club: We just did this feature with John Kapelos, who shared a sex scene with her and Juno Temple. I had not seen it when Transparent came up—because, you know, Jill [Soloway] directed that movie—and after I saw that movie, I emailed Kathryn, because I had done a Broadway play with her, Boeing Boeing, and I said, “I worked with you for six months.Just as the ’90s were wrapping up, however, Whitford scored the role that would take him from a “that guy” actor to a regular prime-time presence for the next seven seasons: Josh Lyman on The West Wing. You never once looked me in the eyes when you came.Since President Bartlett’s departure from the Oval Office, Whitford has added a few more series to his resume, including Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip and Trophy Wife, and he can currently be seen alongside Steve Coogan and Kathryn Hahn on Showtime’s Happyish. [Laughs.] You don’t say to yourself, “Gee, I really want to live in the world of this morally bankrupt pragmatist.” You just have to sort of wallow in the darkness. I’m playing it with [Steve] Coogan and Kathryn Hahn, who is a national treasure who doesn’t get the attention she deserves. Not once.” [Laughs.] But, seriously, how great was she in that? AVC: So how did you find your way into Happyish in the first place?