Oh God, I lost a brother. I absolutely adored him. He and I were the oldest; we were also AA people and we had so much in common. The nuances between us and the affection we had for each other… We were serious guys but he had a wonderful sense of humour and we would joke all the time. One time, Allison Janney was doing an interview with a reporter and the reporter said, “Well, you know, it’s surprising that The West Wing is such a success and there’s no love story.” And Allison said, “Well of course there is. Between Martin and John!” And she was absolutely right.
Martin Sheen on John Spencer’s passing