John Aylward

John Aylward

  • Born on
    • November 7th, 1946
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John Aylward (born November 7, 1946) is an American actor. He 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. Aylward was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. He attended St. Joseph's Grade school and went on to Prep High School, but graduated from Garfield High School in 1965. He graduated from the Professional Actor's Training Program at the University of Washington in 1970. He 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. Carol Flynt, co-producer of ER, first offered him an audition after seeing him in a 1996 production of "Psychopathia Sexualis" at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.


Acting (22 Credits)

2020The Way Back as Father Edward Devine
2016The Architect as Colin's Father
2014A Million Ways to Die in the West as Pastor Wilson
2013Gangster Squad as Judge Carter
2011Water for Elephants as Mr. Erwin
2010Norman as Robert Bessent
2010The Crazies as Mayor Hobbs
2007The Gray Man as Captain Ayers
2003Down with Love as E.G.
2002Path to War as Dean Rusk, Secretary of State
2002Bad Company as Officer Ferren
2001Just Visiting as Byron
2000Thirteen Days as Orville Dryfoos
2000The Others as Albert McGonagle
1999Instinct as Warden Keefer
1999Swing Vote as Justice Benjamin 'Rip' Ripley
1998Finding Graceland as Sheriff Haynes
1998Armageddon as Dr. Banks
1998Peter Benchley's Creature as Ben Madiera
1997Buddy as Mr. Joe Bowman
1993Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Sacred Scroll of Death as Niles
1989Three Fugitives as Second Cop


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