His mother, a poet, later resided in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania. Whitford then attended the Juilliard School for drama, where he was a member of "Group 14,"  alongside Thomas Gibson. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. April Learn how and when to remove this template message Whitford first appeared on television in in an episode of The Equalizer. His film debut was in the film Doorman. He made his Broadway theatre debut in  playing Lt.
Jack Ross followed a few months later in the lead role of Lt. This was the beginning of a recurring working relationship between Whitford and Sorkin. Whitford also wrote two episodes of the series " Faith Based Initiative " in the sixth season and " Internal Displacement " in the seventh.
He starred on Broadway in Boeing-Boeing which began in previews on April 19, and opened on May 4, He left the show in September , and was succeeded in the role by Greg Germann. He appeared in the season three finale of The Mentalist as a minion of and decoy for " Red John ", the long-sought nemesis of the show's protagonist Patrick Jane.
Los Angeles as a lawyer. On September 15, , the American Foundation for Equal Rights , in partnership with Broadway Impact, announced the complete cast—including Whitford—and roles for the one-night only staged reading of 8, a new play chronicling the historic trial in the federal legal challenge to California's Proposition 8.
Most recently, Whitford appeared in the Amazon series Transparent in the first season in a recurring role as a cross-dressing businessman  and in the second season in a recurring role as Magnus Hirschfeld. In , Whitford played Dean Armitage, a father and neurosurgeon, in the racially themed horror film Get Out.
They announced their engagement in March of April Whitford is a political liberal and has appeared several times on Real Time with Bill Maher. Bush for re-election, but which actually lampooned Bush, who went on to win re-election. Proposition 32 was defeated by a margin of 56 to 44 percent.