Richard Schiff may well be the face of exasperation. Maybe because even in rooms crammed with smart folks, one gets the feeling he is a bit more intelligent.
As Dr. Aaron Glassman on The Good Doctor, ABC’s Monday night drama about a brilliant young doctor with savant syndrome, Schiff plays a physician, former hospital president and cancer patient. Schiff chatted about growing up in New York City, where he was an elite student. He attended a top public school, the Bronx High School of Science, but dropped out and later earned his degree. Always a math whiz, he put that and his sports knowledge (as a diehard Yankees fan, he has an encyclopedic cache of facts about the team) to the test when he made (and lost) money as a professional gambler. Schiff is married to actress Sheila Kelley. On a rainy Saturday in Vancouver, he answered our “7 Questions.”