Alexander Chaplin

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Alexander Chaplin
Alexander Gaberman

(1971-03-20) March 20, 1971 (age 48)
Other namesSandy Chaplin
Years active1992–present
Spouse(s)Daisy Chaplin

Alexander 'Sandy' Chaplin (born March 20, 1971) is an American actor. Chaplin's most prominent role was that of speechwriter James Hobert on the sitcom Spin City. He was born as Alexander Gaberman in New York City.

As with the rest of the Spin City main cast, Chaplin has featured in creator Bill Lawrence's subsequent sitcom, Scrubs, playing a drug addict who tries to trick Elliot into giving him prescription medication in "My Moment of Un-Truth" and later tricks Jordan into giving him money in "My Rite of Passage". His character later appeared in "My Scrubs" as a drugs counsellor for the hospital, claiming to be reformed.

Personal life[edit]

Chaplin is the son of a jazz musician and a novelist.[1] As a teen, Chaplin attended Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in upstate New York. He and his wife, Daisy, producer Harold Prince's daughter, changed their surnames to Chaplin, his mother-in-law's professional surname.[citation needed]



Year Title Role
1995 The Basketball Diaries Bobo
1999 30 Days Mike Charles
2002 Alma Mater William Anderson
2003 All Grown Up
2004 Dog Gone Love Steven Merritt
2005 Confessions of a Dog
2006 The Wedding Weekend Ted
2007 New York City Serenade Terry
2008 Cop Dog Barry
2013 Syrup Paul
2014 Wish I Was Here Rabbi Rosenburg
2019 The Report


Year Title Role Notes
1992 ABC Afterschool Specials Spinner Episode: "Summer Stories: The Mall"
1993 Homicide: Life on the Street Johnny Episode: "Gone for Goode"
1996-2000 Spin City James Hobert Main Cast (100 Episodes)
2003 Law & Order Tim Schwimmer Episode: "Bodies"
2004-2007 Scrubs Sam Thompson Recurring Role (3 Episodes)
2007 Numb3rs Austin Parker Episode: "Democracy"
2009 The Hustler Referee Episode: "Hustle and Throw"
Ugly Betty Fabian Episode: "Sisters on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown"
2013 The Good Wife Arthur Schumacher Episode: "Red Team, Blue Team"
Shake It Up! Sergei Episode: "Clean It Up"
Ray Donovan Father Flannery Episode: "Bridget"
The Neighbours Tad Hollander Episode: "Challoweenukah"
2015 Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Episode: "Sand Hill Shuffle"
Scorpion Simon Episode: "Cliffhanger"
Madam Secretary Chad Sorenson Episode: "Waiting for Taleju"
2016 Elementary Davis Potter Episode: "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing"
2017 Kevin Can Wait Stuart Episode: "Neighborhood Watch"
2017 Chicago P.D. Dr. Lewis Macy Episode: "Monster"
2018 Blue Bloods Mickey Cardoza Episode: "Close Calls"
2019 Blindspot Garret Young Episode: "Though this be Madness, Yet there is Method In't"


  1. ^ Profile,; accessed March 14, 2015.

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