Leo Thomas McGarry is a fictional character played by American actor John Spencer on the television serial drama The West Wing. The role earned Spencer the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2002. McGarry's character, a former Secretary of Labor, begins the series as the White House Chief of Staff, he is President Josiah Bartlet's best friend and a father figure to the senior staff White House Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman. In crafting the character of Leo McGarry, series creator Aaron Sorkin said he envisioned John Spencer in the part but had not imagined he would be available. Although Spencer had decided he did not want to do another TV drama series due to the long hours, he was so impressed by the pilot script that he took the part. Like the character, Spencer was a recovering alcoholic, said he found he could relate to McGarry because "Leo's in recovery, too."In an earlier draft of the pilot script, dated February 6, 1998, McGarry is called "Leo Jacobi" and is described as being aged 55 and "professorial".
Leo McGarry is from Chicago, Illinois born in 1948, though he seems to have some family connection to Boston, Massachusetts. He is of Irish and Scottish ancestry, has at least two sisters, Elizabeth McGarry and Josephine McGarry, Ph. D. the latter serving as a school district superintendent in Atlanta. He divorces from his wife of several decades, Jenny, in late 2000 as his workaholic attitude is shown to take a toll on his personal life, with McGarry admitting that he considers his job in the White House more important than his marriage, he and his ex-wife have Mallory O'Brien, who teaches fourth grade. McGarry is Valium addict, his father was an alcoholic, who committed suicide. McGarry is a United States Air Force veteran, having flown a F-105 Thunderchief with the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing out of Takhli Royal Thai Air Force Base in the Vietnam War. During the war, he was wounded. Prior to working in the White House, McGarry had been United States Secretary of Labor during a presidency prior to the beginning of the show.
He speaks fluent Spanish. McGarry amassed significant wealth during his time in the private sector as a member of the board of directors of a defense contractor, Mueller-Wright Aeronautics, for ten or twelve years, he worked for Cultico, a chemical-agribusiness firm, blamed for a disaster in Haryana, India, in the 1980s. On more than one occasion, it is made known that he is the wealthiest member of the staff - worth more than the President himself, it is implied in the episode "And It's Surely to Their Credit". He went to the University of Michigan. In 1997, Leo travels to New Hampshire in an attempt to persuade his old friend Governor Josiah Bartlet to run for the Democratic presidential nomination. Having persuaded Bartlet, McGarry becomes his campaign manager and general chairman of the "Bartlet For America" campaign, hiring Josh Lyman, Toby Ziegler, C. J. Cregg, Sam Seaborn as advisors. Governor Bartlet, considered to be an insurgent candidate by the media, defeats Senator John Hoynes of Texas for the nomination and goes on to win the presidency, appointing McGarry as his Chief of Staff.
As President Bartlet's top advisor, McGarry has an office adjacent to the Oval Office and sits in with the President in the Situation Room. McGarry is involved in the formation of policy and the day-to-day operations of the White House and its staff; some of his inspirations include "Big Block of Cheese Day," where groups that would not be considered for White House attention get to have meetings with senior staffers, a plan to make the staffers submit two-page reports on policy issues or get ignored. On more than one occasion, McGarry is said to be the man who "runs the country" and is treated with great respect by people on both sides of the aisle; when President Bartlet is giving instructions to the Cabinet member, appointed the designated survivor during the State of the Union address, he asks the man if he has a best friend, if that friend is smarter than he is, if he could trust that friend with his life. The Cabinet member says yes on all counts. Bartlet says, "That's your Chief of Staff," not aware McGarry has heard him in the next room and broken into a smile, visibly moved.
In season six, during a Middle East peace negotiation at Camp David, McGarry finds it impossible to support Bartlet's position about sending thousands of American soldiers to the West Bank and Gaza as part of an Israeli-Palestinian agreement, Bartlet and McGarry come to an agreement that McGarry will resign at the first available opportunity. Minutes after the conversation, McGarry suffers a near-fatal heart attack and collapses while walking alone on the grounds, he is resuscitated and returns to work after Bartlet's last State of the Union address in a new role as Senior Counselor to the President. McGarry is succeeded as White House Chief of Staff by his personal recommendation, C. J. Cregg, who served as the White House Press Secretary; as Senior Counselor, Leo encourages staffers to present new ideas and resurrect old policy initiatives that have been abandoned out of political necessity, insisting that they could "accomplish more in one day in the White House than in a lifetime" once they leave.
He maintains a board in his office that shows how many days remain for the Administration and the initiatives which have been proposed. Among these initiatives are a serious attempt at health care reform, new foreign policy approaches in Latin America, trying to convince Congress to enact an earned income tax credit (called by Charlie Young and Annabeth Schott a'poor tax' to make it easier to def
The West Wing
The West Wing is an American serial political drama television series created by Aaron Sorkin, broadcast on NBC from September 22, 1999, to May 14, 2006. The series is set in the West Wing of the White House, where the Oval Office and offices of presidential senior staff are located, during the fictitious Democratic administration of Josiah Bartlet; the West Wing was produced by Warner Bros. Television and featured an ensemble cast, including Martin Sheen, John Spencer, Allison Janney, Rob Lowe, Bradley Whitford and Richard Schiff. For the first four seasons, there were three executive producers: Sorkin, Thomas Schlamme, John Wells. After Sorkin left the series, Wells assumed the role of head writer, with executive producers being directors Alex Graves and Christopher Misiano, writers Lawrence O'Donnell Jr. and Peter Noah. The West Wing is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential television series, it has been ranked among the best television shows of all time in publications such as, Time, TV Guide, Rolling Stone, the New York Daily News.
The Writers Guild of America ranked. It has received praise from critics, political science professors, former White House staffers and has been the subject of critical analysis; the West Wing received a multitude of accolades, including two Peabody Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, 26 Primetime Emmy Awards, including the award for Outstanding Drama Series, which it won four consecutive times from 2000–2003. The show's ratings waned in years following the departure of series creator Sorkin after the fourth season, yet it remained popular among high-income viewers, a key demographic for the show and its advertisers, with around 16 million viewers; the West Wing employed a broad ensemble cast to portray the many positions involved in the daily work of the federal government. The President, the First Lady, the President's senior staff and advisers form the core cast. Numerous secondary characters, appearing intermittently, complement storylines that revolve around this core group. Josiah "Jed" Bartlet is the President of the United States.
An economist by training, he is a former Congressman and Governor from New Hampshire who unexpectedly won the Democratic Party nomination. He suffers from multiple sclerosis, a fact he hides from the electorate, he is succeeded by Matt Santos. Leo McGarry is Chief of Staff. Following a heart attack, he becomes Counselor to the President, the Democratic Candidate for Vice President, he dies before assuming office. Josh Lyman is the Deputy Chief of Staff to Leo McGarry. Josh leaves the White House to become the "Santos for President" campaign manager; when Santos is elected, Josh becomes White House Chief of Staff. Toby Ziegler is the Communications Director, where he wrote many of Bartlet's speeches, including both Inaugural Addresses and many State of the Union Addresses, he is fired from the Bartlet administration during a leak investigation, though he is pardoned for his crimes at series' end. He has twin children with his ex-wife, a congresswoman from Maryland. Sam Seaborn is the Deputy Communications Director to Toby Ziegler.
In his time at the White House, Sam is responsible for writing many of Bartlet's speeches. He departs the White House following the re-election of President Bartlet to run for Congress, he is recruited to become Santos' Deputy Chief of Staff at the series end. C. J. Cregg is the Press Secretary, she succeeds Leo McGarry as Chief of Staff and departs the White House at the end of the Bartlet administration. Post-series, she has a child. Charlie Young is the Personal Aide to the President and a Deputy Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff, he is in a relationship with Zoey Bartlet. At the series end he begins to study law at Georgetown. Donna Moss is the Senior Assistant to Josh Lyman, she departs to be a spokesperson for the Russell campaign and the Santos campaign. Upon Santos' election, she becomes Chief of Staff to the First Lady. Abbey Bartlet is the First Lady, Jed's wife, a physician.. Mandy Hampton is Josh Lyman's ex-girlfriend and a media consultant contracted by the Bartlet administration.
She departs without explanation following the first season. Will Bailey is hired as a speechwriter and transitions into the role of Deputy Communications Director, he becomes Chief of Staff to the Vice President, Russell's Campaign Manager, Communications Director. After the series end he becomes a congressman for Oregon. Kate Harper is the Deputy National Security Advisor. Matt Santos is a Congressman from Texas, convinced by Josh Lyman to run for President, he wins the nomination and the election.. Arnold Vinick is a Senator from California. After his loss in the general election, he is appointed Secretary of State by President-elect Santos. Annabeth Schott (Kristin Chenowet
David Jonathan Heyman is an English film producer and the founder of Heyday Films. In 1999, he secured the film rights to the Harry Potter film series and went on to produce all eight instalments, becoming one of the most central crew members over the course of the eight films. In 2013, as the producer of Gravity, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture and won a BAFTA Award for Best British Film, his second collaboration with director Alfonso Cuarón after Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Heyman was born in London, he is the son of John Heyman, producer of the films The Go-Between and Jesus, Norma Heyman, an actress, Academy Award-nominated producer of the films Dangerous Liaisons and Mrs Henderson Presents. His paternal grandparents were German Jews who left Nazi Germany and emigrated to England prior to World War II, while his mother's family was English. At age seven, he was a page boy in the wedding of Diana Dors, to actor Alan Lake. Heyman went to Westminster School and, following graduation, he decided to study abroad.
He earned a degree in Art History from Harvard University in 1983. Heyman started in the film industry as a production assistant on David Lean's A Passage to India, in 1986, Heyman became a creative executive at Warner Brothers. In the late'80s, he became vice president of United Artists and subsequently embarked on an independent producing career with his first film, Juice, in 1992, followed by the cult "stoner" film The Stoned Age and others. In 1997 Heyman founded his own production company, Heyday Films, he has since produced a number of films including the popular Harry Potter film adaptations, beginning with 2001's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and ending with 2011's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. Other notable productions during this time include the 2007 blockbuster I Am Legend and the 2008 films The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Is Anybody There?, Yes Man. After finishing work on the Harry Potter films, Heyman reunited with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban director Alfonso Cuarón to produce the 2013 science fiction thriller Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.
The film grossed more than US$700 million worldwide and was nominated for ten Academy Awards including Best Picture, winning seven including Best Director for Cuarón. He produced the 2013 comedy We're the Millers and the 2014 family film Paddington, for which he was nominated for the Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film. Heyman produced the Warner Bros. film adaptation of J. K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, released in November 2016, as well as its 2018 sequel, he is set to produce Fables, based on the comic book series. He was announced as the producer of the fantasy film The Queen of the Tearling, starring Emma Watson and based on the novel written by Erika Johansen. Warner Bros. will distribute the film. Heyman is currently developing projects with Potter director David Yates and has long been developing a film adaptation of Mark Haddon's 2003 novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time with Potter screenwriter Steve Kloves, it was announced in 2016 that Heyman is partnering with China's Alibaba to produce a movie about Warrior Cats, feral cats who have a complex social hierarchy and take residence in a forest written by Erin Hunter.
The release date for the film is yet to be announced, though it is hinted on the back of an Italian version of Starlight, a book in the second series of Warriors, that it could be released in 2018. This is doubtful though, due to the fact that there are no trailers, or a cast, announced. Heyman lives in Pimlico, is married to interior designer Rose Uniacke, they have one son. David Heyman on IMDb Interview with David Heyman about The Boy In The Striped Pajamas and Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince Boy in the Striped Pajamas Interview & Biographies Film Journal International: David Heyman Interview Daily Mail Rose Uniacke Interview Interview with David Heyman about the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, his projects after the Harry Potter films end
Ravenous is the score for the film of the same name. It was performed by Damon Albarn and Michael Nyman; the score was not a collaboration, according to Nyman: "Ravenous was a joint composition in the sense that Damon Albarn composed 60% of the tracks and I did the rest." It features Nyman's first writing for banjo since his 1981 self-titled album. The tracks known to be composed/arranged by Nyman include: Hail Columbia & Noises Off and Welcome To Fort Spencer; these were written for and performed by Foster's Social Orchestra, a group of non-musician artists Nyman assembled under the inspiration of the Portsmouth Sinfonia. Cannibal Fantasy. In addition, the tracks most recognisably in Nyman's idiom include: The "Ives" tracks. Trek To The Cave. Checkmate. Ives Torments Boyd And Kills Knox. While the only tracks known to be composed by Albarn are "Boyd's Journey" and "Colqhoun's Story" per the aforementioned DVD commentary, the following tracks share similar rhythmic and electronic characteristics, based upon looped samples and distortions: He Was Licking Me Let's Go Kill That Bastard The Pit Martha And The Horses Saveoursoulissa Manifest DestinyThe long track, "The Cave," features many characteristics of Albarn's other tracks while sampling a sting from Nyman's rejected score to the film Practical Magic.
The "End Titles" track features alternate recordings of "Boyd's Journey" and "Cannibal Fantasy". Individual pieces from the score have shown up in two different movies: Opening sample of Saveoursoulissa in unaltered form in MagnoliaActually, the Magnolia score features the beginning of the main title track from P. T. Anderson's Hard Eight by Michael Penn. Manifest Destiny banjo riff in Hostel "Hail Columbia" 2:42 "Boyd's Journey" 3:02 "Welcome to Fort Spencer" 1:41 "Noises Off" 1:54 "Stranger at the Window" 1:48 "Colquhoun"'s Story 4:43 "Weendigo Myth" 1:23 written and sung by Quiltman "Trek to the Cave" 4:24 "He Was Licking Me" 1:41 "The Cave" 8:01 "Run!" 2:10 "Let's Go Kill that Bastard" 3:51 "The Pit" 4:37 "Ives Returns" 0:49 "Cannibal Fantasy" 2:13 "A Game of Two Shoulders" 2:25 "Checkmate" 2:17 "Martha and the Horses" 3:14 "Ives Torments Boyd and Kills Knox" 2:16 "Manifest Destiny" 5:20 "Saveoursoulissa" 8:40 "End Titles" 5:01 The Michael Nyman Orchestra, led by Jackie Shave, conducted by Michael Nyman Ben Paley, violin Tab Hunter, jaw harp Matt Goorney, banjo Bing Lyle, squeeze box Tracks 3 & 4 performed by Foster's Social Orchestra Voices: Quiltman, Gail Turcotte.
Executive in charge of soundtracks for Virgin Records: Cynthia Sexton The British version of the soundtrack album features three tracks remixed by William Orbit, "Boyd's Beauty pt. A", "Screech Jam", "The Pit." Due to the length of the album, this necessitated the omission of three tracks: "Ives Returns," "Manifest Destiny," and "End Credits." Hail Columbia 2:42 Boyd's Journey 3:02 Welcome to Fort Spencer 1:41 Noises Off 1:54 Stranger at the Window 1:48 Colquhoun's Story 4:43 Weendigo Myth 1:23 written and sung by Quiltman Trek to the Cave 4:24 "He Was Licking Me" 1:41 The Cave 8:01 "Run!" 2:10 "Let's Go Kill that Bastard" 3:51 "The Pit" 4:37 Cannibal Fantasy 2:13 A Game of Two Shoulders 2:25 Checkmate 2:17 Martha and the Horses 3:14 Ives Torments Boyd and Kills Knox 2:16 Saveoursoulissa 8:38 Boyd's Beauty pt. A* 4:21 Screech Jam* 3:31 The Pit* 4:40 *Additional production and mix by William Orbit Recorded and mixed at Guerilla Studios Keyboards and tweaks by William Orbit and Damian Legassick Pro Tools programming and engineering by Sean Spuehler Head of soundtracks for EMI Records: Vivian Baber
In the 19th century, manifest destiny was a held belief in the United States that its settlers were destined to expand across North America. There are three basic themes to manifest destiny: The special virtues of the American people and their institutions The mission of the United States to redeem and remake the west in the image of agrarian America An irresistible destiny to accomplish this essential dutyHistorian Frederick Merk says this concept was born out of "a sense of mission to redeem the Old World by high example... generated by the potentialities of a new earth for building a new heaven". Historians have emphasized that "manifest destiny" was a contested concept—Democrats endorsed the idea but many prominent Americans rejected it. Historian Daniel Walker Howe writes, "American imperialism did not represent an American consensus. Whigs saw America's moral mission as one of democratic example rather than one of conquest."Newspaper editor John O'Sullivan is credited with coining the term manifest destiny in 1845 to describe the essence of this mindset, a rhetorical tone.
The term was used by Democrats in the 1840s to justify the war with Mexico and it was used to divide half of Oregon with the United Kingdom. But manifest destiny always limped along because of its internal limitations and the issue of slavery, says Merk, it never became a national priority. By 1843, former U. S. President John Quincy Adams a major supporter of the concept underlying manifest destiny, had changed his mind and repudiated expansionism because it meant the expansion of slavery in Texas. Merk concluded: From the outset Manifest Destiny—vast in program, in its sense of continentalism—was slight in support, it lacked national, sectional, or party following commensurate with its magnitude. The reason was; the thesis that it embodied nationalism, found in much historical writing, is backed by little real supporting evidence. There was never a set of principles defining manifest destiny, therefore it was always a general idea rather than a specific policy made with a motto. Ill-defined but keenly felt, manifest destiny was an expression of conviction in the morality and value of expansionism that complemented other popular ideas of the era, including American exceptionalism and Romantic nationalism.
Andrew Jackson, who spoke of "extending the area of freedom", typified the conflation of America's potential greatness, the nation's budding sense of Romantic self-identity, its expansion. Yet Jackson would not be the only president to elaborate on the principles underlying manifest destiny. Owing in part to the lack of a definitive narrative outlining its rationale, proponents offered divergent or conflicting viewpoints. While many writers focused upon American expansionism, be it into Mexico or across the Pacific, others saw the term as a call to example. Without an agreed upon interpretation, much less an elaborated political philosophy, these conflicting views of America's destiny were never resolved; this variety of possible meanings was summed up by Ernest Lee Tuveson: "A vast complex of ideas and actions is comprehended under the phrase "Manifest Destiny". They are not, as we should expect, all compatible, nor do they come from any one source." Journalist John L. O'Sullivan was an influential advocate for Jacksonian democracy and a complex character, described by Julian Hawthorne as "always full of grand and world-embracing schemes".
O'Sullivan wrote an article in 1839 that, while not using the term "manifest destiny", did predict a "divine destiny" for the United States based upon values such as equality, rights of conscience, personal enfranchisement "to establish on earth the moral dignity and salvation of man". This destiny was not explicitly territorial, but O'Sullivan predicted that the United States would be one of a "Union of many Republics" sharing those values. Six years in 1845, O'Sullivan wrote another essay titled Annexation in the Democratic Review, in which he first used the phrase manifest destiny. In this article he urged the U. S. to annex the Republic of Texas, not only because Texas desired this, but because it was "our manifest destiny to overspread the continent allotted by Providence for the free development of our yearly multiplying millions". Overcoming Whig opposition, Democrats annexed Texas in 1845. O'Sullivan's first usage of the phrase "manifest destiny" attracted little attention. O'Sullivan's second use of the phrase became influential.
On December 27, 1845, in his newspaper the New York Morning News, O'Sullivan addressed the ongoing boundary dispute with Britain. O'Sullivan argued that the United States had the right to claim "the whole of Oregon": And that claim is by the right of our manifest destiny to overspread and to possess the whole of the continent which Providence has given us for the development of the great experiment of liberty and federated self-government entrusted to us; that is, O'Sullivan believed that Providence had given the United States a mission to spread republican democracy. Because Britain would not spread democracy, thought O'Sullivan, British claims to the territory should be overruled. O'Sullivan believed. O'Sullivan's original conception of manifest destiny was not a call for territorial expansion by force, he believed that the expansion of the United States would happen without the direction of the U. S. government or
Milcho Manchevski is a Macedonian film director. His 1994 film Before the Rain was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 67th Academy Awards, The New York Times included it in its Guide to the Best 1,000 Films Ever Made list. Manchevski’s work includes the films Dust, Mothers, Bikini Moon and Willow on IMDb in post-production, as well as the shorts The End of Time, Macedonia Timeless, Tennessee and 1.73. Manchevski has authored two exhibitions of photographs, works of fiction, as well as books of essays and performance art, his work had more than 250 festival screenings (including Venice, Toronto, São Paulo, Tokyo, Hong Kong, etc. His films have been distributed in more than 50 countries, his work has been included in the curricula of numerous universities and has been the subject of two academic conferences. He teaches at the Feirstein Graduate School at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, his previous teaching positions include Shanghai University in China, VGIK in Moscow, EICTV in Cuba, University of Valladolid, Institute of Advanced Studies Hungary and the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
Willow - Bikini Moon Mothers Shadows Dust Before the Rain The End of Time Thursday Buddies: Race – Skopsko for Us Buddies: Filip – Skopsko for Us Buddies: Green Car – Skopsko for Us Macedonia Timeless: Mountains Macedonia Timeless: Temples Macedonia Timeless: Archaeology The Wire Nina Spirova – Eden baknez Kiril Dzajkovski – Jungle Shadow Kiril Dzajkovski – Primitive Science Kiril Dzajkovski – The Dead Are Waiting Kiril Dzajkovski – Brothel Tango Roachford – This Generation Arno Hintjens – Vive ma liberte George Lamond – Baby I believe in You Sonia Dada – You Ain't Thinking School of Hard Knocks – A Dirty Cop Named Harry Arrested Development – Tennessee Riff – If You're Serious Deskee – Kid Get Hyped Partners in Kryme – Undercover Bastion – Hot Day in Mexico Leb i sol – Aber dojde, Donke "Dreaming a Wu Yan Poem", 2017 "Five Drops of Dream", 2010 "Street", 1999 "Pictures and Lies" 2015 "Truth and Fiction: Notes on Faith in Art", 2012 "The Ghost of My Mother", 2000 Official website Milcho Manchevski on IMDb Vimeo Manchevski In Conversation: Macedonian Mythmaking: Milcho Manchevski with Conor McGrady & Dario Šolman, The Brooklyn Rail An interview
John Spencer (actor)
John Spencer was an American actor. He is best known for his role as Leo McGarry on the NBC political drama series The West Wing, his performance on the show earned him a Primetime Emmy Award in 2002. John Spencer was born John Speshock Jr. on December 20, 1946, in New York City, was raised in Totowa, New Jersey. He was the son of blue-collar parents Mildred, a waitress, John Speshock Sr. a truck driver. Spencer's father was of Irish and Czech descent, while his mother was of Ukrainian and Rusyn ancestry. With his enrollment at the Professional Children's School in Manhattan in 1963, Spencer found himself sharing classes with such fellow students as Liza Minnelli and violinist Pinchas Zukerman, he did not complete a degree. Spencer referred to himself as a "dyed-in-the-wool liberal" and described Franklin Delano Roosevelt as one of his heroes. Spencer began his television career on The Patty Duke Show, began appearing in supporting roles in feature films commencing with 1983's WarGames, he won an Obie Award for the 1981 off Broadway production of Still Life, about a Vietnam War veteran, received a Drama Desk nomination for The Day Room.
In 1986 he appeared on Broadway as Dan White, the killer of Harvey Milk, in Execution of Justice, alongside Stanley Tucci and Wesley Snipes. Spencer became a full-fledged supporting actor with the hit 1990 courtroom thriller Presumed Innocent portraying a tough, veteran homicide detective, starring opposite Harrison Ford; the same year, Spencer joined the cast of the television series L. A. Law, playing rumpled, street-wise trial attorney Tommy Mullaney. Spencer's work extended to video games, portraying the role of Captain Hugh Paulsen in the 1995 video game Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom. Spencer's subsequent film and television work consisted of supporting roles such as a colleague and friend to Billy Crystal's basketball ref in Forget Paris and a prickly FBI official in Michael Bay's film The Rock. In 1999, Spencer was cast as Leo McGarry on the NBC political drama series The West Wing. Spencer's character was White House Chief of Staff to the fictional U. S. President Josiah Bartlet.
Both McGarry and Spencer were recovering alcoholics. Spencer's role on the show earned him the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2002, after he was being judged on the show's third season episodes "Bartlet for America" and "We Killed Yamamoto". Spencer died of a heart attack in a Los Angeles hospital on December 16, 2005, four days before his 59th birthday. At Spencer's private funeral, his West Wing castmate, Kristin Chenoweth, sang the musical number "For Good" from the Broadway musical Wicked. Spencer's remains were interred at Laurel Grove Memorial Park in his hometown of New Jersey. At the time of his death, Spencer had filmed two of the five West Wing episodes that were in post-production: "Running Mates" and "The Cold". Spencer's death was written into the show's seventh and final season, in which McGarry was said to have died of a heart attack on election night. Coincidentally, McGarry had suffered a near-fatal heart attack in the show's sixth season.
Spencer's name remained in the opening credits throughout the remainder of the show. John Spencer on IMDb