Movies - TV
Every Main Character On The
West Wing Ranked Worst
To Best
By JENN ADAMS
15. Kate Harper
Former CIA agent Kate Harper (Mary McCormack) is a competent character, and it's refreshing to see a woman occupy a role of authority on television — but she is relatively boring and joins the show at its lowest point. Kate's act of kindness towards Leo McGarry earns her goodwill from the audience, but it isn't enough to make her likable.
14. Annabeth Schott
Annabeth Schott (Kristin Chenoweth) is another compelling character who had the misfortune to enter the show at a time of upheaval. Chenoweth joined the show following her Tony-nominated performance as the good witch Glinda in "Wicked," and she adds a burst of energy to "The West Wing" but struggles to find her footing.
13. Will Bailey
Will Bailey (Joshua Malina) starts his journey with the Bartlet camp as deputy communications director, then moves to enemy territory and becomes the chief of staff for "Bingo" Bob Russell, which didn't go down well with the fans of the show. Had Will ventured down a different path, he would be a series standout.
12. Deborah Fiderer
As guardian to the highest office in the land, Deborah Fiderer (Lily Tomlin) takes her position seriously, demanding an efficiency that often confounds the more cavalier members of senior staff. Impressed with her work ethic, President Bartlet eventually welcomes Debbie into his inner circle late in Season 3, but she is never really in the thick of the action.
11. Abbey Bartlet
Dr. Abigail Bartlet (Stockard Channing) never fails to support her husband — the president — but maintains her own views and agenda, constantly using her platform to champion women's issues. Channing received six Emmy nominations and one win for playing Abbey, and she would likely rank higher on this list if she'd appeared in more episodes.