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John Aylward

BFA, Drama (PATP)
Class of 1971
John Aylward


John is perhaps best known for playing the former DNC chairman Barry Goodwin on the NBC television series The West Wing and for playing Dr. Donald Anspaugh on the NBC television series ER. He also supplied his voice for Dr. Arne Magnusson in Half-Life 2: Episode Two. John was one of the founders, in 1973, of Seattle's Empty Space Theatre, and he worked regularly as a company member of the Seattle Repertory Theatre for 15 years until he became a television and film actor in the 1990s.

Films and TV: Briarpatch, The Way Back, The Nowhere Inn, Yellowstone, Nobodies, Shameless, Scorpion, Impastor, The Architect, A Million Ways to Die in the West, Major Crimes, Gangster Squad, Final August, American Horror Story, House of Lies, Fairly Legal, Fringe, Harry's Law, Water for Elephants, The Whole Truth, Mad Men, Norman, Legally Mad, Brothers & Sisters, The Crazies, Honor, Crimes of the Past, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Mentalist, ER, Big Shots, My Boys, The Gray Man, Cavemen, Forfeit, Without a Trace, Cold Case, The West Wing, Alias, The Celestine Prophecy, Stargate SG-1, Boston Legal, Law & Order, Surface, North Country, Monster-in-Law, Carinvale, Jack & Bobby, Nip/Tuck, The D.A., 'Good Morning, Miami', Judging Amy, L.A. county 187, Down with Love, The Practice, The Agency, Everwood, Path to War, The X-Files, Bad Company, Dharma & Greg, Ally McBeal, Harvey's Speech, Family Law, Just Visiting, Diagnosis Murder, The Fugitive, Thirteen Days, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Secret Agent Man, The Others, Any Day Now, Instinct, Swing Vote, Can't Stop Dancing, The Victim, Finding Graceland, Armageddon, Creature, From the Earth to the Moon, The Escape, Buddy, Grace Under Fire, Ink, Eden, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, Northern Exposure, With a Vengeance, Child in the Night, Third Degree Burn, Three Fugitives, Seven Hours to Judgement, Stamp of a Killer, Strings, The Secret Life of John Chapman