Kiefer Sutherland & More Actors Who Played Multiple Presidents on TV

Tim Matheson Benito Martinez Kiefer Sutherland
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Hail to the Pretend Chiefs! With Presidents’ Day upon us—falling on February 22 this year—we’re honoring the television actors who have played multiple real-life and fictitious U.S. presidents on TV over the years.

Geoff Pierson, for example, has played the leader of the free world in two different TV shows starring Kiefer Sutherland. And Sutherland is no stranger to presidential roles himself. In fact, he’s headed back to the small-screen Oval Office this year in the upcoming Showtime anthology series The First Lady.

Scroll down to see these actors and  more…

Beau Bridges and Claire Danes in Homeland on Showtime
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Beau Bridges

President Paul Hollister, 10.5 (2004) and 10.5 Apocalypse (2006)

President Hank Landry, Stargate SG-1 (2007)

President Ralph Warner (pictured), Homeland (2020)

Steven Culp
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Steven Culp

President Edward Taylor, Impact (2009)

President John F. Kennedy, Perception (2012)

President Joshua Reiss, The Last Ship (2018)

William Daniels as John Quincy Adams in The Adams Chronicles
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William Daniels

President John Quincy Adams (pictured), The Adams Chronicles (1976)

President John Adams, The Rebels (1979)

William Devane in 24: Live Another Day
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William Devane

President John F. Kennedy, The Missiles of October (1974)

President Henry Hayes, Stargate SG-1 (2004)

President James Heller (pictured), 24: Live Another Day (2014)

Hal Holbrook Lincoln
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Hal Holbrook

President Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln (1974–76, as seen here), North and South (1985–86)

President George Washington, George Washington (1984)

President Maxwell Monroe, Under Siege (1986)

Kris Kristofferson in Tad
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Kris Kristofferson

President Abraham Lincoln (pictured), Tad (1995)

President Andrew Jackson, Texas Rising (2015)

Tim Matheson as Ronald Reagan in Killing Reagan
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Tim Matheson

President John F. Kennedy, Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (2000)

President Ronald Reagan (pictured), Killing Reagan (2016)

Benito Martinez
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Benito Martinez

President Benjamin Castillo, The Unit (2009)

President Alvarez, Shooter (2018)

President Robert Diaz, The Blacklist (2019)

Geoff Pierson
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Geoff Pierson

President Wayne Banning, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (2001)

President John Keeler, 24 (2005)

Former President Cornelius Moss, Designated Survivor (2017)

Kiefer Sutherland as President Tom Kirkman in Designated Survivor
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Kiefer Sutherland

President Tom Kirkman (pictured), Designated Survivor (2016–19)

President Franklin D. Roosevelt, The First Lady (2022)

Rip Torn Blind Ambition
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Rip Torn

President Richard Nixon (pictured), Blind Ambition (1979)

President Ulysses S. Grant, The Blue and the Gray (1982)

Steven Weber as Thomas Jefferson in Sleepy Hollow
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Steven Weber

President John F. Kennedy, The Kennedys of Massachusetts (1990)

President George Washington, Reefer Madness (2005)

President Thomas Jefferson (pictured), Sleepy Hollow (2015)