14 TV (and One Broadway) Casts Who Have Endorsed Hillary Clinton

9:30 AM 10/29/2016

by Caitlin Greenho

Watch starring ensembles from Shondaland to ‘Will and Grace’ and ‘The Simpsons’ throw their support to the Democratic presidential nominee.

Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
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With the election less than two weeks away, Hollywood is continuing to ramp up its support. Stars including Sigourney Weaver, Elizabeth Banks, Meryl Streep, Connie Britton, Demi Lovato, Lady Gaga, RuPaul, America Ferrera, Lena Dunham, Amy Schumer, Julianne Moore, George and Amal Clooney, Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry and Pharrell have all thrown their support to Hillary Clinton. While many little-screen ensembles — as well as the starring faces of Broadway's Hamilton — have produced their own public declarations to say, "I'm With Her." 

  • 'Empire'

    'Empire' Endorses Hillary Clinton
    'Empire' Endorses Hillary Clinton
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    The Empire cast voiced their support in a Lee Daniels-directed ad. “There’s only one person in this race who said, 'Black Lives Matter,'” says actor Bryshere Gray, who plays Hakeem Lyon on the Fox show. (Read more.)
  • 'Will & Grace'

    The stars of Will & Grace — Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes — appeared together in character for the first time since 2006 in a video released hours ahead of the first presidential debate. (Read more.)

  • 'The West Wing'

    'The West Wing' - Josh Malina
    'The West Wing' - Josh Malina
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    Castmembers from The West Wing, including Richard Schiff, Allison Janney, Bradley Whitford, Joshua Malina, Dule Hill and Mary McCormack, reunited to campaign around the state of Ohio. "It all came together on the fly," Malina said. "As a California Democrat, in order to have any effect on the general election, you have to leave town. The idea of going to a battleground state is thrilling for me." (Read more.)

  • 'Veep'

    'Veep' - Julia Louis-Dreyfus
    'Veep' - Julia Louis-Dreyfus
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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who plays President Selina Meyer on HBO's Veep, took to Twitter to "declare proudly" that she supports Clinton after she made history as the first female presidential nominee for a major party at the DNC. The actress tweeted: "Since this is #VEEP nite at #DNC2016 I thought it would b appropriate 2 declare proudly #ImWithHer @HillaryClinton." (Read more.)

  • 'Broad City'

    Broad City star Ilana Glazer salutes the "future Presidentress of the United States." Despite her and co-creator Abbi Jacobson saying that the Clinton cameo was not a political statement during their SXSW panel, Glazer tweeted her support for the candidate after the episode aired, saying, "Let's go get that primary." (Read more.)

  • 'Scandal'

    Scandal stars have thrown their support behind Clinton at all angles. Kerry Washington appeared on ABC's "TGIT" lineup in a pro-Hillary ad with her fellow Shondaland stars from Grey's Anatomy and How to Get Away With Murder (see below). Creator Shonda Rhimes then appeared in in the "Real Life" ad, which was directed by Scandal co-star Tony Goldwyn. (Read more.) Goldyn was also a scheduled speaker on the second day of the DNC, when he introduced the Mothers of the Movement and endorsed Clinton. (Read more.)

  • 'How to Get Away With Murder'

    Viola Davis
    Viola Davis
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    How to Get Away With Murder star Viola Davis participated in the Shondaland "TGIT" ad. After its release, Davis tweeted: "How was that for an OMG moment!?" (Read more.)

  • 'Grey's Anatomy'

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    Ellen Pompeo joins the list of Shondaland stars in ABC's endorsement ad. The actresses called Clinton, "A bonafide, rolls-up-her-sleeves, fights for what's right, in it for you, won't back down champion for all of us." (Read more.)

  • 'The Simpsons'

    The Simpsons showed support for Clinton when Homer Simpson told the story of how he became a democrat.

    While watching TV, Homer and Marge Simpson see profiles of Clinton and Donald Trump in the style of Clinton's famous ad campaign, which documented Americans answering 3 a.m. phone calls asking them who they wanted to lead their country. While Clinton responds to the Panic Room call, Trump ignores it o focus on Twitter and his beauty prep. Marge tells Homer she can't be with him if he votes for Trump, so the two decide they're pro-Hillary. 

  • 'Orange Is the New Black'

    The cast and crewmembers of Netflix's Orange Is the New Black responded to Trump's infamous leaked audiotape with T-shirts bareing the words: "Vaginas Against Trump." Co-star Lea DeLaria, who plays Big Boo, tweeted the photo of herself with costars Taryn Manning, Emma Myles and Beth Dover. Several other castmembers, including Uzo Aduba, Taylor Schilling and Natasha Lyonne, also starred with DeLaria in an ad this summer to endorse Clinton. (Read more.)

  • 'Star Trek'

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    Star Trek  joined Team Hillary when they signed an anti-Trump letter from the "Trek Against Trump" Facebook page. Participating castmembers include J.J. Abrams, director and producer of the 2009 Star Trek, and George Takei of the original series. 

    The pro-Clinton letter states, "Never has there been a presidential candidate who stands in such complete opposition to the ideals of the Star Trek universe as Donald Trump.” It goes on to declare that Clinton has, "devoted her life to public service, and has deep and valuable experience with the proven ability to work with Congress.

    Find the letter here. (Read more.)

  • 'Steve Harvey Show'

    When Clinton appeared on Steve Harvey's radio and television show, he claimed she was the best candidate to carry on President Barack Obama's legacy. He told her, "I'm endorsing you as my candidate for President of the United States and I just think that you're going to just do the right thing for the majority of the people in this country."

  • 'Power Rangers'

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    Power Rangers creator and Univision chairman Haim Saban hosted Clinton and a number or other influencers, including Magic Johnson and Disney CEO Bob Iger, for a pro-Clinton fundraising dinner. Saban has donated millions of dollars to her campaign and is currently the number-one donor to Priorities USA, one of the largest democratic Super PACs. (Read more.)

  • 'Hamilton'

    Hamilton Opening Night
    Hamilton Opening Night
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    Casts of Clinton supporters aren't limited to the screen, as the Tony Award-winning musical hosted a special performance and pro-Clinton fundraiser in July. Tickets to the special viewing and after party were even harder to get than those to the regular Broadway show, costing up to $100,000. The star-studded benefit raised hundred of thousands of dollars for her campaign. (Read more.)

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