Actors and actresses who have played fictional presidents and prime ministers.
Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, to Dorothy (Nidelman), a radio actress, and Christopher Ford (born John William Ford), an actor turned advertising executive. His father was of Irish and German ancestry, while his maternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Minsk, Belarus...
“ President James Marshall (Air Force One) ” - Lindenhurst
“ President Benjamin Asher (Olympus Has Fallen) ” - Lindenhurst
Jamie Foxx is an American actor, singer, and comedian. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, for his work in the 2004 biographical film Ray
. The same year, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the action film Collateral
“ President James Sawyer (White House Down) ” - Lindenhurst
Actor, director, producer Tony Goldwyn is taking multi-tasking to a new level. Currently starring as President Fitzgerald Grant in Shonda Rhimes' hit series "Scandal," -- now in its fourth season -- Goldwyn has other projects in the works as well. He recently took on the controversial figure Warren Jeffs...
“ President Fitzgerald Grant (Scandal) ” - Lindenhurst
As a child, Geena dreamed of being an actress. While in high school, she felt left out and had low self-esteem because, at 6 feet, she was the tallest girl in school. After high school graduation, Geena entered New England College in New Hampshire and then transferred the next year to Boston University...
“ President Mackenzie Allen (Commander in Chief) ” - Lindenhurst
“ President Theodore Roosevelt Bridges (Commander in Chief) ” - Lindenhurst
Multiple Emmy- and Golden Globe-winner Martin Sheen is one of America's most celebrated, colorful, and accomplished actors. Moving flawlessly between artistic mediums, Sheen's acting range is striking. Sheen was born Ramón Antonio Gerard Estevez in Dayton, Ohio, to Mary-Ann (Phelan), an Irish immigrant (from Borrisokane...
“ President Josiah Bartlet (The West Wing) ” - Lindenhurst
Michel is a first generation American born to parents who narrowly escaped the Holocaust. They themselves sprung from the Great Diaspora, which began, for their parents, in Moscow, Odessa and Kiev. Michel's mother, Nadine Gill, lives in New York, and his father, James Vladimir Gill, lived in Switzerland until his death in 1995...
“ President Garrett Walker (House of Cards, U.S.) ” - Lindenhurst
William Thomas Sadler was born on April 13, 1950 in Buffalo, New York, to Jane and William Sadler. He began his acting career in New York theaters, appearing in more than 75 productions over the course of 12 years. His roles included that of Sgt. Merwin J. Toomey in Neil Simon
's Tony Award winning play "Biloxi Blues"...
“ President Ellis (Iron Man 3) ” - Lindenhurst
From Holywell to Hollywood, Jonathan Pryce, CBE is a critically acclaimed and award winning actor from North Wales, internationally regarded as the one of greatest ones both on stage and screen. Renowned for his immense versatility and powerful presence he has transcended the industry, effortlessly...
“ U.S. President (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) ” - Lindenhurst
Actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover has been a commanding presence on screen, stage and television for more than 25 years. Glover was born in San Francisco, California, to Carrie (Hunley) and James Glover, postal workers who were also active in civil rights. Glover trained at the Black Actors' Workshop of the American Conservatory Theater...
“ President Thomas Wilson (2012) ” - Lindenhurst
William McChord Hurt was born in Washington, D.C., to Claire Isabel (McGill) and Alfred McChord Hurt, who worked at the State Department. He was trained at Tufts University and The Juilliard School and has been nominated for four Academy Awards, including the most recent nomination for his supporting role in David Cronenberg
's A History of Violence
“ President Ashton (Vantage Point) ” - Lindenhurst
Josef Sommer is a classically trained stage actor who has also been a prolific performer in films. He made his debut at the age of nine in a production of "Watch on the Rhine" with the Carolina Playmakers in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He trained as an actor at the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford...
“ The President (X-Men: The Last Stand) ” - Lindenhurst
A masculine and enigmatic actor whose life and movie career have had more ups and downs than the average rollercoaster and whose selection of roles has arguably derailed him from achieving true superstar status, James Caan is New York-born and bred. He was born in the Bronx, to Sophie (Falkenstein) and Arthur Caan...
“ The President (Get Smart) ” - Lindenhurst
“ The President (National Treasure: Book of Secrets) ” - Lindenhurst
William James Pullman was born in Hornell, New York, one of seven children of Johanna (Blaas), a nurse, and James Pullman, a doctor. He is of Dutch (mother) and English, Northern Irish, and Scottish (father) descent. After high school, Bill went into a building construction program at SUNY Delhi in New York...
“ President Dale Gilchrist (1600 Penn)
President Thomas J. Whitmore (Independence Day) ” - Lindenhurst
Smart, confident, eloquent, exceptionally handsome African-American actor Blair Underwood was born in Tacoma, Washington in 1964, the son of Marilyn Ann, an interior decorator, and Frank Eugene Underwood, Sr., an army colonel. With his family, he lived all over the world. Trained in musical theater at Carnegie-Mellon...
“ President Elias Martinez (The Event) ” - Lindenhurst
Naughton first came to prominence in the TV series adaption of the Planet Of the Apes movie series of the same name. As one of the two astronauts, he balanced out the earnest performance of co-star Ron Harper with his more laid-back portrayal. He has appeared as a recurring character in a number of TV series since then, most recently in Gossip Girl in 2009.
“ President Paul Kincaid (Hostages)
President Davenport (First Kid) ” - Lindenhurst
Adrian Pasdar was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, to Rosemarie Pasdar
(née Sbresny), who owns a travel agency, and Homayoon Pasdar, a prominent heart surgeon. His father is Iranian and his mother, who was born in Germany, is of German, and some Polish, descent. At the age of 2, his father moved the family to Powelton...
“ President Paul Garcetti (Political Animals) ” - Lindenhurst
“ President Dave Segovia (FlashForward)
President Sterling (Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief)
President Adair T. Manning (Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil) ” - Lindenhurst
“ President David Palmer (24) ” - Lindenhurst
“ President Matthew Santos (The West Wing) ” - Lindenhurst
“ President Allison Taylor (24) ” - Lindenhurst
Christopher B. Duncan
Christopher is from Colorado Springs, Colorado. He received his B.F.A. in acting from The University of Colorado, Boulder. He also worked with The Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Additional theatre credits include "The Old Settler" at The Pasadena Playhouse for which he received an Ovation award nomination...
“ President William Johnson (The First Family) ” - Lindenhurst
“ President Edward Taylor (Impact) ” - Lindenhurst
“ The President (Heroes) ” - Lindenhurst
American actor born 1948, in Snyder, Texas. Leading man of the American stage, TV, and films. He made a strong presence in some films in the 80s, but he was most successful on TV. He won an Emmy award as Best Actor for his performance in the TV movie Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones
“ President Noah Daniels (24: Redemption) ” - Lindenhurst
“ President Wayne Palmer (24) ” - Lindenhurst
Beau Bridges is the son of actor Lloyd Bridges
and his wife, who was his college sweetheart, Dorothy Dean Bridges
. Born just two days after the attack on Pearl Harbour, he was delivered by candlelight because of a power blackout. Named Lloyd Vernet Bridges III, his parents immediately started calling him Beau after Ashley Wilkes' son in Gone with the Wind
“ President Paul Hollister (10.5) ” - Lindenhurst
Pierson was born and raised in Chicago. After graduating from high school, he moved to New York to attend Fordham University. He earned a Bachelor's Degree and went on to the Yale School of Drama where, in 1980, he earned his masters. He began his career in summer stock outside of Chicago. In 1983, he landed the role of "Frank Ryan" on ABC's daytime drama Ryan's Hope
“ President John Keeler (24) ” - Lindenhurst
William Devane, the movie and television actor, was born in Albany, New York, the son of Joseph Devane, who served as Franklin D. Roosevelt
's chauffeur when he was Governor of New York. After graduating from New York City's American Academy of Dramatic Arts, he appeared on-stage. He finally made his Broadway debut in "The Watering Place" with Shirley Knight
“ President James Heller (24: Live Another Day)
The President (The Dark Knight Rises)
President Henry Hayes (Stargate SG-1) ” - Lindenhurst
“ President Raphelson (White House Down) ” - Lindenhurst
“ President Howard Lewis (Salt) ” - Lindenhurst
A five-time Emmy Award winner, Kelsey Grammer was born in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, to Sally (Cranmer), a singer, and Frank Allen Grammer, Jr., a musician and restaurateur. He was raised in New Jersey and Florida. Grammer was drawn to the works of William Shakespeare
and spent two years at the prestigious Juilliard School...
“ President Andrew Boone (Swing Vote) ” - Lindenhurst
“ President Ballentine (The Sentinel)
President Whitman (DAG) ” - Lindenhurst
Jeffrey Leon Bridges was born on December 4, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, the son of well-known film and TV star Lloyd Bridges
and his long-time wife Dorothy Dean Bridges
(née Simpson). He grew up amid the happening Hollywood scene with big brother Beau Bridges
. Both boys popped up, without billing...
“ President Jackson Evans (The Contender) ” - Lindenhurst
“ President Jo Myeong-Ho (IRIS) ” - Lindenhurst
Pernilla August started acting as a child, performing in plays at Vår teater and at school. In 1979 she was accepted at the Statens scenskola to study acting professionally. Director Ingmar Bergman
took note of her early and cast her as a nanny in his Fanny and Alexander
. In 1982 she got married to author Klas Östergren
and started work at the Folkteatern in Gävle...
“ Prime Minister Sara Landhag (Hamilton) ” - Lindenhurst
“ President Richard Adar (Battlestar Galactica) ” - Lindenhurst
Mary McDonnell is a two-time Oscar®-nominated actress, who is known for her character portrayals in both period and present-day screen roles. Mary Eileen McDonnell was born on April 28, 1952 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, to Eileen (Mundy) and John McDonnell, a computer consultant, both of Irish descent...
“ President Laura Roslin (Battlestar Galactica) ” - Lindenhurst
Pierce Brendan Brosnan was born in Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland, to May (Smith), a nurse, and Thomas Brosnan, a carpenter. He lived in Navan, County Meath, until he moved to England, UK, at an early age (thus explaining his ability to play men from both backgrounds convincingly). His father left the household when Pierce was a child and although reunited later in life...
“ Prime Minister Adam Lang (The Ghost Writer) ” - Lindenhurst
Byrne was the first of six children, born in Dublin, Ireland. His father was a cooper and his mother a hospital worker. He was raised Catholic and educated by the Irish Christian Brothers. He spent five years of his childhood in a seminary training to be a Catholic priest. He later said, "I spent five years in the seminary and I suppose it was assumed that you had a vocation...
“ Prime Minister Tom Dawkins (Secret State) ” - Lindenhurst
Tobias was born in London. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in 1998 and began his acting career in popular UK series such as Foyle's War, Midsomer Murders, and Casualty. He also appeared in the controversial drama A Very Social Secretary. He is best known to international audiences as Marcus Junius Brutus in the television series Rome...
“ Prime Minister Charles Flyte (Secret State) ” - Lindenhurst
“ Prime Minister Maureen Graty (The West Wing) ” - Lindenhurst
“ Prime Minister Efraim Zahavy (The West Wing) ” - Lindenhurst
Born in Los Angeles but raised in Manhattan and educated at Middlebury College and Carnegie-Mellon University, James Cromwell, the son of famous film director John Cromwell
, studied acting at Carnegie-Mellon. He went into the theater (like both his parents) doing everything from Shakespeare to experimental plays...
“ President D. Wire Newman (The West Wing) ” - Lindenhurst
John Shrapnel was born in Birmingham, the son of Norman and Myfanwy Shrapnel. He was brought up in Stockport and south London, attending City of London School and Cambridge University. He was an original member of the National Youth Theatre and has worked extensively in theatre, particularly the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre. He lives in Suffolk and London.
“ Prime Minister Edward Shaw (The Palace) ” - Lindenhurst
A classical actor (and founding member in 1960 of the Royal Shakespeare Company), Richardson earned international fame as the villainous Francis Urquart in the BBC television trilogy, "House of Cards." Uttered in a cut-glass accent, the Machiavellian Prime Minister's sly "You might well think that ...
“ Prime Minister Francis Urquhart (House of Cards, U.K.) ” - Lindenhurst
“ President Grace Bellanger (L'État de Grace) ” - Lindenhurst
“ President Edmond Zuwanie (The Interpreter) ” - Lindenhurst
“ President Yuri Suvarov (24) ” - Lindenhurst
“ Prime Minister Birgitte Nyborg Christensen (Borgen) ” - Lindenhurst
Ulrich Thomsen graduated from The Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance in 1993, after which playing on several theaters in Copenhagen, i.e. Dr. Dantes Aveny, Mungo Park and Østre Gasværks Teater. His debut on film was in Ole Bornedal
. Since then a number of roles in...
“ President Mikhail Belicoff (Hitman) ” - Lindenhurst
“ President Charles Logan (24) ” - Lindenhurst
“ President Michael Dugan (Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2) ” - Lindenhurst
“ The President (Polar Storm) ” - Lindenhurst
Benito Martinez is most widely recognized as David Aceveda, the character he portrays on the long running hit drama The Shield
, winner of the Golden Globe for best drama. For his work as "David," Benito has received national and international attention, nominated for many acting accolades and has been recognized by the National Council of La Raza...
“ President Benjamin Castillo (The Unit) ” - Lindenhurst
Isaach De Bankolé
Isaach De Bankole, C'sar award-winning actor, was born on the Ivory Coast. Isaach was discovered on the streets of Paris while studying to be an airline pilot. He has a degree in Acting from Cours Simon and a Masters in Mathematics from the Universite de Paris.
“ Prime Minister Ule Matobo (24: Redemption) ” - Lindenhurst
Living in a Chawl in Tilak Nagar, Punjabi-speaking Anil was born in 1959 to Surinder and Nirmal aka Suchitra Kapoor. He has an elder brother, Boney, a sister, Reena, and a younger brother, Sanjay. His dad used to be Shammi Kapoor's Secretary. A loner, without many friends, he studied in the nearby O.L.P.S...
“ President Omar Hassan (24) ” - Lindenhurst
Ciaran Hinds was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on February 9, 1953. He was one of five children and the only son. His father was a doctor who hoped to have Ciaran follow in his footsteps, but that was not to be. It was his mother Moya, an amateur actress, who was the real influence behind his decision to become an actor...
“ President Donald Hammond (Political Animals) ” - Lindenhurst
George C. Scott
George C. Scott was an immensely talented actor, a star of screen, stage and television. He was born on October 18, 1927 in Wise, Virginia, to Helena Agnes (Slemp) and George Dewey Scott. At the age of eight, his mother died, and his father, an executive at Buick, raised him. In 1945, he joined the United States Marines and spent four years with them...
“ President Samuel Arthur Tresch (Mr. President) ” - Lindenhurst
Patty Duke was born Anna Marie Duke on December 14, 1946 in Elmhurst, New York, to Frances Margaret (McMahon), a cashier, and John Patrick Duke, a cab driver and handyman. She is of Irish, and one eighth German, descent. Her acting career began when she was introduced to her brother Ray Duke
“ President Julia Mansfield (Hail to the Chief) ” - Lindenhurst
“ U.K. Leader (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) ” - Lindenhurst
Ilia Volok is a Soviet-born actor. He has appeared in over 90 films, television shows, and video games. He was born on November 1, 1965 in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Ukraine. He is known for his work on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011) and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)...
“ Russian Leader (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) ” - Lindenhurst
“ Israeli President (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) ” - Lindenhurst
Raised in South Central Los Angeles, James Lew's destiny was to answer a cattle call in Hollywood for the hugely popular Kung Fu
television series. He went on to star in the now collectible Hong Kong film, Young Dragon
. He made the move to big budget studio films in 1984. John Carpenter
handpicked him as the Martial Arts Choreographer for 20th Century Fox's now cult film...
“ Chinese Leader (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) ” - Lindenhurst
“ Indian Leader (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) ” - Lindenhurst
“ North Korean Leader (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) ” - Lindenhurst
The towering presence of Canadian actor Donald Sutherland is often noticed, as are his legendary contributions to cinema. He has appeared in almost 200 different shows and films. He is also the father of renowned actor Kiefer Sutherland
, among others. Donald McNichol Sutherland was born in Saint John...
“ President Coriolanus Snow (The Hunger Games) ” - Lindenhurst
“ President Carrington (XIII: The Series) ” - Lindenhurst
“ Turkish Prime Minister (Scandal) ” - Lindenhurst
“ President Khan (Scandal) ” - Lindenhurst
“ Indian Prime Minister (Scandal) ” - Lindenhurst
“ President Blake (The Day After Tomorrow) ” - Lindenhurst
“ President William Foster (The Enemy Within) ” - Lindenhurst
Peter Strauss has focused on theater for the last few years. He recently performed the role of Leonardo da Vinci in "Divine Rivalry" at Hartford Stage, Ben Bradlee in "Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers" for the New York Theater Workshop, Sigmund Freud in "Sabina" for Primary Stages and in "The Outgoing Tide" as an Alzheimer's patient for the Delaware Theater and Primary Stages in NY...
“ President James Sanford (xXx: State of the Union) ” - Lindenhurst
“ President Robert Maxwell (Seven Days) ” - Lindenhurst
“ President Choi Eung-chan (City Hunter) ” - Lindenhurst
“ Prime Minister Lars Hesselboe (Borgen) ” - Lindenhurst
Mimi Kuzyk is a Winnipeg born actress, best know for her roles in the series Hill Street Blues and Blue Murder. Mimi grew up in Winnipeg with her brother and five sisters. She discovered her love of dance at the age of eight. Following her passion, Mimi joined the Rusalka Folk Ensemble, which she would participate in as both a dancer and a choreographer for the next fifteen years...
“ President Sally Sheridan (XIII) ” - Lindenhurst
Ted Atherton's big break came when he was cast as Pan Philips in the CBC TV series "Nothing Too Good For A Cowboy." This series gave him a Gemini Award nomination in 2000,as "Best Lead in a Continuing Dramatic Role." Now Ted is well known by fans everywhere as the sarcastic yet funny F.B.I. Agent Myles...
“ President John Fields (Executive Power) ” - Lindenhurst
“ President Kim Jeong-ho (Good Morning President) ” - Lindenhurst
South Korean actor Jang Dong Gun starred in two record-breaking box office hits; one of which was 'Friend,' the highest grossing Korean film at the time. He gained widespread critical acclaim for his portrayal of a troubled high school student who chooses the life of organized crime, paving the way for him to star in the 2004 hit 'Taegukgi:The Brotherhood of War'...
“ President Cha Ji-wook (Good Morning President) ” - Lindenhurst
“ President Han Gyeong-ja (Good Morning President) ” - Lindenhurst
Eugene Allen Hackman was born in San Bernardino, California, the son of Anna Lyda Elizabeth (Gray) and Eugene Ezra Hackman, who operated a newspaper printing press. He is of Pennsylvania Dutch (German), English, and Scottish ancestry, partly by way of Canada, where his mother was born. After several moves...
“ President Alan Richmond (Absolute Power) ” - Lindenhurst
An actor with over forty years of experience in theatre, film, and television, Michael Douglas branched out into independent feature production in 1975 with the Academy Award-winning One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
. Since then, as a producer and as an actor-producer, he has shown an uncanny knack for choosing projects that reflect changing trends and public concerns...
“ President Andrew Shepherd (The American President) ” - Lindenhurst
Thomas Mark Harmon was born in Burbank, California on September 2, 1951 to football player and broadcaster Tom Harmon
and actress Elyse Knox
(née Kornbrath). Harmon played college football and found success as one of TV's hunkiest actors. While many of his roles have relied on good looks, Harmon was impressive as the suave doctor on St. Elsewhere
who contracted AIDS...
“ President James Foster (Chasing Liberty) ” - Lindenhurst
With an authoritative voice and calm demeanor, this ever popular American actor has grown into one of the most respected figures in modern US cinema. Morgan was born on June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, to Mayme Edna (Revere), a teacher, and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, a barber. The young Freeman...
“ President Tom Beck (Deep Impact) ” - Lindenhurst
Quirky, inventive and handsome American actor Michael Keaton first achieved major fame with his door-busting performance as fast-talking ideas man Bill Blazejowski, alongside a nerdish morgue attendant (Henry Winkler
), in Night Shift
. He played further comedic roles in Mr. Mom
, Johnny Dangerously
“ President Mackenzie (First Daughter) ” - Lindenhurst
“ President Jonathan Hayes (First Shot) ” - Lindenhurst
Ronny Cox is a superbly talented actor, singer-songwriter and musician who has been consistently active in Hollywood for over 40 years portraying a diverse range of characters. Born in Cloudcroft, New Mexico, Cox received positive reviews in his first film role for his portrayal of ill-fated businessman...
“ President Simmons (Nadia's Promise)
President Robert Kinsey (Stargate SG-1)
President Jack Neil (Murder at 1600)
President Tom Kimball (Captain America)
The President (Martians Go Home) ” - Lindenhurst
“ Prime Minister Philippe Deleuvre (Les hommes de l'ombre) ” - Lindenhurst
“ Prime Minister Brian Green (Torchwood) ” - Lindenhurst
“ Prime Minister Harriet Jones (Doctor Who) ” - Lindenhurst
Emily Watson was born and raised in London, the daughter of Katharine (Venables), an English teacher, and Richard Watson, an architect. After a self-described sheltered upbringing, Watson attended university for three years in Bristol, studying English literature. She applied to drama school and was rejected on her first attempt...
“ Prime Minister Freya Gardner (The Politician's Husband) ” - Lindenhurst
Three-time Emmy Award winner Patricia Wettig made a noticeable dramatic impact on late 1980s TV as wife and mom Nancy Weston on the award-winning series Thirtysomething
. Although her husband, actor Ken Olin
, also co-starred on the series, they had different spouses on the show. Known for her searching blue eyes...
“ President Caroline Reynolds (Prison Break) ” - Lindenhurst
Daniel J. Travanti
The highly regarded actor Daniel J. Travanti was born Danielo Giovanni Travanty in the southeastern part of Wisconsin on March 7, 1940, but raised for a time in Iowa before returning to his native state. The youngest son of an American Motors auto worker, he showed both athletic and academic prowess in high school on both the football and debate teams...
“ President Richard Mills (Prison Break) ” - Lindenhurst
“ President Joseph K. Galbrain (XIII) ” - Lindenhurst
“ The President (The Unit) ” - Lindenhurst
“ The President (Golden Shoes) ” - Lindenhurst