Rob Lowe

'The West Wing' The idealistic, unlucky-in-love Sam Seaborn (Rob Lowe) served as the fiendishly articulate deputy communications director for President Josiah Bartlet ( Martin Sheen). Later, he decided to run for Congress to represent Orange County in a special election in which the Democratic candidate posthumously defeated the Republican incumbent. Seaborn lost and quit politics for law, but at the end of the series, was recruited to be the Deputy White House Chief of Staff for the new Matt Santos ( Jimmy Smits) administration. Best comeback Seeing Seaborn recruited once again echoed the shiny new idealism from his recruitment in the pilot. -- Hanh Nguyen,
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