List of actors who played President of the United States

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This is a partial list of actors and actresses who have played the role of a real or fictitious President of the United States in films or television.

Presidents who played themselves[edit]

Films[edit]

ActorPresidentFilmYear
Richard NixonHimselfRowan & Martin's Laugh-In1968
Bill ClintonHimselfFirst Kid1996
Bill ClintonHimselfContact1997
Barack ObamaHimselfPacific Rim2013

Television[edit]

ActorPresidentTV showYear
Gerald FordHimselfDynasty1983
Jimmy CarterHimselfHome Improvement1994
Barack ObamaHimselfSaturday Night Live2013

Actors who played real presidents[edit]

Films[edit]

PresidentActorFilmYear
George WashingtonJoseph KilgourWashington Under the American Flag1909
Washington Under the British Flag1909
The Battle Cry of Peace1915
The Dawn of Freedom1915
William BerryThe Spirit of '761917
Duke R. LeeIn the Days of Daniel Boone1923
Arthur DeweyAmerica1924
George NashAlexander Hamilton1924
George NashYorktown1924
Francis X. BushmanThe Flag: A Story Inspired by the Tradition of Betsy Ross1927
Alan DinehartThe Road is Open Again1933
Robert WarwickGive Me Liberty1936
Montagu LoveSons of Liberty1939
Barry BostwickGeorge Washington1984
Frank WindsorRevolution1985
Barry BostwickGeorge Washington: The Forging of a Nation1986
Jeff DanielsThe Crossing2000
Terry LaymanThe Patriot2000
Kelsey GrammerBenedict Arnold: A Question of Honor2003
David MorseJohn Adams2008
Jess HarnellMr. Peabody & Sherman2014
John KoopmanAmerica (2014 film)2014
John AdamsWilliam Daniels17761972
George GrizzardThe Adams Chronicles1972
Pat HingleIndependence1976
Hal HolbrookGeorge Washington1984
Paul GiamattiJohn Adams2008
Thomas JeffersonKen Howard17761972
Independence1976
Jeffrey JonesGeorge Washington: The Forging of a Nation1986
Nick NolteJefferson in Paris1995
Stephen DillaneJohn Adams2008
James MadisonBurgess MeredithMagnificent Doll1946
Ken KerchevalThe Adams Chronicles1972
Guy PaulGeorge Washington: The Forging of a Nation1986
James MonroeMorgan WallaceAlexander Hamilton1931
Charles WaldronThe Monroe Doctrine1939
Robert KellyGeorge Washington: The Forging of a Nation1986
John Quincy AdamsGrant MitchellThe Monroe Doctrine1939
Anthony HopkinsAmistad1997
Ebon Moss-BachrachJohn Adams2008
Andrew JacksonCharlton HestonThe President's Lady1953
Basil RuysdaelDavy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier1955
Charlton HestonThe Buccaneer1958
G. D. SpradlinHouston: The Legend of Texas1986
Dave McArdleAndrew Jackson : Good, Evil & The Presidency2008
Martin Van BurenNigel HawthorneAmistad1997
William Henry HarrisonJames SeayBrave Warrior1952
Wolfgang GreeseTecumseh1972
David ClennonTecumseh1994
James K. PolkEdwin StanleyThe Monroe Doctrine1939
Ian WolfeCalifornia1946
Addison RichardsThe Oregon Trail1959
Zachary TaylorAllan CavanRebellion1936
James GammonOne Man's Hero1999
Millard FillmoreMillard VincentThe Monroe Doctrine1939
Franklin PiercePorter HallThe Great Moment1944
James BuchananPeter CarlisleEdward the Seventh1975
James HandyDeterrence1999
Abraham LincolnJoseph HenaberyThe Birth of a Nation1915
J. Herbert FrankIn the Days of Buffalo Bill1922
George A. Billings Sr.The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln1924
Walter HustonAbraham Lincoln1930
Frank McGlynn, Sr.Are We Civilized?1934
The Littlest Rebel1935
The Plainsman1936
John CarradineOf Human Hearts1938
Henry FondaYoung Mr. Lincoln1939
Raymond MasseyAbe Lincoln in Illinois1940
Austin GreenThe Story of Mankind1957
Raymond MasseyHow the West Was Won1962
John AndersonThe Fortune Cookie1966
Hal HolbrookSandburg's Lincoln1974
John AndersonThe Lincoln Conspiracy1977
Hal HolbrookNorth and South1985
North and South: Book II1986
F. Murray AbrahamDream West1986
Robert V. BarronBill & Ted's Excellent Adventure1989
Jason RobardsThe Perfect Tribute1991
Lance HenriksenThe Day Lincoln Was Shot1998
Brendan FraserBedazzled2000
Tim WillettKiss Kiss Bang Bang2005
Gerald BestromThe Conspirator2010
Bill Oberst Jr.Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies2012
Benjamin WalkerAbraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter2012
Daniel Day-LewisLincoln2012
Kevin SorboFDR: American Badass!2012
Tom AmandesSaving Lincoln2013
Jess HarnellMr. Peabody & Sherman2014
Andrew JohnsonVan HeflinTennessee Johnson1942
Dennis ClarkThe Conspirator2010
Ulysses S. GrantDonald CrispThe Birth of a Nation1915
Guy OliverOnly the Brave1930
Joseph CrehanThey Died with Their Boots On1941
Stan JonesThe Horse Soldiers1959
Harry MorganHow the West Was Won1962
Norman BurtonSandburg's Lincoln1974
Jason RobardsThe Legend of the Lone Ranger1981
Kevin KlineWild Wild West1999
Aidan QuinnJonah Hex2010
Jared HarrisLincoln2012
Rutherford B. HayesJohn DilsonBuffalo Bill1944
James A. GarfieldFrancis SaylesThe Night Riders1939
Chester A. ArthurEmmett CorriganSilver Dollar1932
Grover ClevelandStuart HolmesThe Monroe Doctrine1939
The Oklahoma Kid1939
Pat McCormickBuffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson1976
Benjamin HarrisonRoy GordonStars and Stripes Forever1952
William McKinleyBrian KeithRough Riders1997
Theodore RooseveltE. J. RatcliffeThe Fighting Roosevelts1919
Sundown1924
Frank HooperThe Rough Riders1927
E. J. RatcliffeI Loved a Woman1933
Sidney BlackmerThe Monroe Doctrine1939
John AlexanderFancy Pants1950
Brian KeithThe Wind and the Lion1975
William PhippsEleanor and Franklin1976
Tom BerengerRough Riders1997
Robin WilliamsNight at the Museum2006
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian2009
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb2014
Ed MetzgerThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button2008
William Howard TaftWalter MasseyThe Greatest Game Ever Played2005
Woodrow WilsonAlexander KnoxWilson1944
Bob GuntonIron Jawed Angels2004
Calvin CoolidgeIan WolfeThe Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell1955
Franklin D. RooseveltJack YoungYankee Doodle Dandy1942
Ralph BellamySunrise at Campobello1960
Edward HerrmannEleanor and Franklin1976
Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years1977
Dan O'HerlihyMacArthur1977
Jason RobardsF.D.R.:The Last Year1980
Edward HerrmannAnnie1982
Jon VoightPearl Harbor2001
Kenneth BranaghWarm Springs2005
Alan CummingReefer Madness2005
Albert McFadyenThe National Parks: America's Best Idea2009
Bill MurrayHyde Park on Hudson2012
Barry BostwickFDR: American Badass!2012
Harry TrumanRobert VaughnThe Man from Independence1974
James WhitmoreGive 'em Hell, Harry!1975
E. G. MarshallCollision Course: Truman vs. MacArthur1976
Ed FlandersMacArthur1977
Gary SiniseTruman1995
David Patrick KellyFlags of Our Fathers2006
Dwight D. EisenhowerHenry GraceThe Longest Day1962
Robert BeerThe Right Stuff1983
Keene CurtisIQ1994
Tom SelleckIke: Countdown to D-Day2004
Robert CatriniFDR: American Badass!2012
Robin WilliamsThe Butler2013
John F. KennedyCliff RobertsonPT 1091963
James FranciscusJacqueline Bouvier Kennedy1981
William PetersenThe Rat Pack1998
Bruce GreenwoodThirteen Days2000
Ossie DavisBubba Ho-Tep2002
Brett StimelyWatchmen2009
John Allen NelsonFire Bay2011
Brett StimelyTransformers: Dark of the Moon2011
Jim Meskimen (voice)2011
Brett StimelyKill the Dictator aka El Teniente Amado2013
James MarsdenThe Butler2013
Brett StimelyParkland2013
Lyndon B. JohnsonDonald MoffatThe Right Stuff1983
Randy QuaidLBJ: The Early Years1987
Tom HowardJFK1991
Michael GambonPath to War2002
Liev SchreiberThe Butler2013
Richard NixonPhilip Baker HallSecret Honor1984
Lane SmithThe Final Days1989
Anthony HopkinsNixon1995
Dan HedayaDick1999
Frank LangellaFrost/Nixon2008
James McManusBlack Dynamite2009
Robert WisdenWatchmen2009
John H. TobinTransformers: Dark of the Moon2011
John CusackThe Butler2013
Mark CamachoX-Men: Days of Future Past2014
Gerald FordDick CrockettThe Pink Panther Strikes Again1976
Larry LindsayHot Shots! Part Deux1993
Corbin BernsenThe Commission2003
Neal MatarazzoCrisis 762004
Jimmy CarterEd BehelerSextette1978
Hot Shots! Part Deux1993
Ronald ReaganRip TornAirplane II: The Sequel (deleted scene)1982
Jay KochBack to the Future Part II1989
Bryan ClarkPizza Man1991
Jay KochHot Shots! Part Deux1993
Panther1995
Richard CrennaThe Day Reagan Was Shot2001
Fred WardL'affaire Farewell2009
Alan RickmanThe Butler2013
George H. W. BushJohn RoarkeThe Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear1991
Daniel T. HealyHot Shots! Part Deux1993
James CromwellW.2008
Bill ClintonScott HerriotNaked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult1994
Pat RickThe Silence of the Hams1994
Dale ReevesBeavis and Butthead Do America1996
Craig BarnettThe Godson1998
Damian Mason2001: A Space Travesty2000
Timothy WattersLife or Something Like It2002
Dennis QuaidThe Special Relationship2010
Jess HarnellMr. Peabody & Sherman2014
George W. BushTimothy BottomsThe Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course2002
DC 9/11: Time of Crisis2003
Bruce MendenhallPostal2007
Kamal HaasanDasavathaaram2008
James AdomianHarold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay2008
Josh BrolinW.2008
Barack ObamaChristopher B. DuncanMy Name Is Khan2010
Orlando Eric StreetThe Butler2013

Television[edit]

ActorPresidentProgramYear
George WashingtonLorne Greene"Swing Out, Sweet Land" (television film)1970
Will GeerBewitched (episodes 8.21, 8.22)1972
Barry BostwickGeorge Washington (miniseries)1984
Barry BostwickGeorge Washington II: The Forging of a Nation (miniseries)1986
Maurice LaMarcheHisteria!1999
Kelsey GrammerBenedict Arnold: A Question of Honor2003
David MorseJohn Adams2008
Louis HerthumSleepy Hollow2014
Ian KahnTurn: Washington's Spies2014-present
Peter ShukoffEpic Rap Battles of History, episode "George Washington vs. William Wallace"2014
Jason O'Mara[1]Sons of LibertyTBA
John AdamsWilliam Shatner"Swing Out, Sweet Land" (television film)1970
George GrizzardThe Adams Chronicles1976
William DanielsThe Rebels1979
Billy CrystalLiberty's Kids2002-2003
Simon Russell BealeJohn and Abigail Adams on the PBS program The American Experience2006
Paul GiamattiJohn Adams2008
Thomas JeffersonHugh O'Brian"Swing Out, Sweet Land" (television film)1970
Albert StrattonThe Adams Chronicles1976
Sam NeillSally Hemings: An American Scandal2000
Ben StillerLiberty's Kids2002-2003
Stephen DillaneJohn Adams2008
James MonroeHenry ButlerThe Adams Chronicles1976
John Quincy AdamsDavid BirneyThe Adams Chronicles1976
William DanielsThe Adams Chronicles1976
Steven HinkleJohn Adams2008
Ebon Moss-BachrachJohn Adams2008
Andrew JacksonWesley AddyThe Adams Chronicles1976
Dave McArdleAndrew Jackson : Good, Evil & The Presidency2008
Kris KristoffersonTexas Rising2015
Abraham LincolnRobert RyanScreen Directors Playhouse, Season 1, "Lincoln's Doctor's Dog"1955
Barry AtwaterOne Step Beyond, Season 2, "The Day The World Wept - The Lincoln Story"1960
Austin GreenThe Twilight Zone, Season 3 - "The Passersby"1961
Robert MarsdenDoctor Who, season 2 - "The Chase"1965
Ford RaineyThe Time Tunnel1966
Lee BergereStar Trek (original series episode The Savage Curtain)1969
Hal HolbrookLincoln1975
Gregory PeckThe Blue and the Gray1982
Hal HolbrookNorth and South1985
Hal HolbrookNorth and South II1986
Sam WaterstonLincoln1988
Kris KristoffersonTad (television film)1995
Lance HenriksenThe Day Lincoln Was Shot1998
Dann FlorekThe Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer1998
David ShelbyTouched by an Angel, Season 5 - "Beautiful Dreamer"1998
Maurice LaMarcheHisteria!1999
Peter RenedayThe Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy2001-2008
Will ForteClone High2002-2003
Peter ShukoffEpic Rap Battles of History, episode "Abe Lincoln vs. Chuck Norris"2010
Peter RenedayBatman: The Brave and the Bold, final episode "Mitefall!" (aired November 11, 2011)2011
Billy CampbellKilling Lincoln (docudrama)2013
Ulysses S. GrantJames GregoryThe Wild Wild West (pilot episode)1965
Roy EngelThe Wild Wild West (7 episodes)1965-1969
Stanley AndersonSon of the Morning Star (television film)1991
Dennis LipscombDr. Quinn, Medicine Woman1994
Fred ThompsonBury My Heart at Wounded Knee (television film)2007
Grover ClevelandRichard HerdThe Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.1994
William Howard TaftRoss DurfeeThe Winds of Kitty Hawk1978
Victor BuonoBackstairs at the White House1979
Woodrow WilsonRobert VaughnBackstairs at the White House1979
Warren G. HardingGeorge KennedyBackstairs at the White House1979
Malachy ClearyBoardwalk Empire ("Hold Me in Paradise")2010
Calvin CoolidgeEd FlandersBackstairs at the White House1979
Herbert HooverLarry GatesBackstairs at the White House1979
Franklin D. RooseveltJohn AndersonBackstairs at the White House1979
Ralph BellamySunrise at Campobello1960
Jonah TriebwasserThe Winds of War1979
Arthur Hill"Churchill and the Generals"1979
David Ogden StiersJ. Edgar Hoover1987
David Ogden StiersDay One1989
John LithgowWorld War II: When Lions Roared1994
Dennis HowardAnnie (television film)1999
Albert McFadyenFDR Remembers Pearl Harbor(ABC News)2010
Alan CummingReefer Madness (television film - Showtime)2005
Jonah TriebwasserFDR: History in the Making2005
Jonah Triebwasser10 Days that Unexpectedly Changed America; Einstein's letter2006
Harry S. TrumanHarry MorganBackstairs at the White House1979
Billy WestFuturama2001
Richard DysartDay One1989
Dwight D. EisenhowerAndrew DugganBackstairs at the White House1979
Robert DuvallIke (miniseries)1979
Richard Dysart"Churchill and the Generals"1979
John F. KennedyVaughn MeaderThe Ed Sullivan Show (CBS)1963
William DevaneThe Missiles of October1974
Joe PiscopoSaturday Night Live (NBC)1980-1984
Martin Sheen"Kennedy" (miniseries)1983
Andrew RobinsonThe Twilight Zone, Season 1, "Profile in Silver"1986
Steven WeberThe Kennedys of Massachusetts (miniseries)1990
Stephen CollinsA Woman Named Jackie (miniseries)1991
Michael J. ShannonRed Dwarf (episode 7.01)1997
Tim MathesonJackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis2000
Chris MillerClone High2002-2003
Greg KinnearThe Kennedys (miniseries)2011
Peter ShukoffEpic Rap Battles of History, episode "Cleopatra vs. Marilyn Monroe"2012
Steven CulpPerception2012
Rob LoweKilling Kennedy (National Geographic Channel television film)2013
Lyndon B. JohnsonDon AllisonThe Kennedys (miniseries)2011
Francis GuinanKilling Kennedy (National Geographic Channel television film)2013
Richard NixonRich LittleThe Kopykats (ABC)1972
Rip TornBlind Ambition (TV miniseries) (miniseries) (CBS)1979
Dan AykroydSaturday Night Live (NBC)1975-1979
Billy WestFuturama1999–present
Stuart MilliganDoctor Who ("The Impossible Astronaut"/"Day of the Moon")2011
Gerald FordChevy ChaseSaturday Night Live (NBC)1975-1976
Josef SommerThe Betty Ford Story1987
Drew SnyderDark Skies1997
Jeffrey VentimiliaThat '70s Show1998
Joe StokesDays That Shook the World2003
Jimmy CarterDan AykroydSaturday Night Live (NBC)1975-1979
Joe PiscopoSaturday Night Live (NBC)1980-1984
Brad MaynardThe Tick Pilot episode2001
Ronald ReaganJoe PiscopoSaturday Night Live (NBC)1980-1984
Johnny CarsonThe Tonight Show (NBC)1981-1989
Phil HartmanSaturday Night Live (NBC)1985-1986
Randy QuaidSaturday Night Live (NBC)1985-1986
Robert BeattyBreakthrough at Reykjavik (Granada Television UK)1987
Bryan ClarkGuts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North (television film - CBS)1989
Bryan ClarkWithout Warning - The James Brady Story (television film - HBO)1991
Hank AzariaThe Simpsons1993, 1994, 2012
Bryan ClarkDark Skies, Season 1, "Bloodlines"1997
Richard CrennaThe Day Reagan Was Shot2001
James BrolinThe Reagans2003
Seth MacFarlaneFamily Guy2005, 2009
Seth MacFarlaneAmerican Dad2008, 2012
George H. W. BushDana CarveySaturday Night Live (NBC)1986-1993
Harry ShearerThe Golden Girls1990
Bill FarmerMurphy Brown1991
Harry ShearerThe Simpsons, Season 7, Two Bad Neighbors1996
Michael GreeneThe Day Reagan Was Shot2001
Bill ClintonTrey ParkerSouth Park1998
Phil HartmanSaturday Night Live1992-1994
Michael McKeanSaturday Night Live1994-1995
Pat RickMurphy Brown1995
Darrell HammondSaturday Night Live1995-2009
Frank WelkerPinky and the Brain1995-1998
Frank WelkerAnimaniacs1993-1998
David HermanMADtv1995-1996
Bryan CallenMADtv1996-1997
Pat RickLeaving L.A.1997
Seth MacFarlaneFamily Guy1999-2002, 2005–present
Gabriel IglesiasAll That2000
Frank CaliendoFrank TV2007-2008
Dennis QuaidThe Special Relationship2010
Michael KrassBeatrix, Oranje onder Vuur2012
Chriss AnglinNaked Run2011
George W. BushTrey ParkerSouth Park1997-2006
Christian DuguayMADtv2000-2001
Will FerrellSaturday Night Live2000-2002, 2009
Timothy BottomsThat's My Bush! (Comedy Central)2001
Will SassoMADtv2001-2002
Chris ParnellSaturday Night Live2002-2003
Frank CaliendoMADtv2002-2006
Steve BridgesNCIS2003
Darrell HammondSaturday Night Live2003
Will ForteSaturday Night Live2004-2006
Brent MendenhallRecount2008
James AdomianThe Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005-2009
Jason SudeikisSaturday Night Live2006-2008, 2010
Frank CaliendoFrank TV2007-2008
Barack ObamaRon ButlerJimmy Kimmel Live!2007
Larry WilmoreThe Daily Show with Jon Stewart2008
Trey ParkerSouth Park2008
Deon DavisWWE Raw2008
Freddy LockhartFrank TV2008
Keegan-Michael KeyMADtv2008-2009
Christopher B. DuncanThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno2008-2009
Fred ArmisenSaturday Night Live2008-2012
uncredited actorDoctor Who ("The End of Time")2009
Kevin ScarloJimmy Kimmel Live!2009
Kevin Michael RichardsonBatman: The Brave and the Bold (episode 48, Cry Freedom Fighters)2010
Jordan PeeleKey and Peele2012
Iman CrossonEpic Rap Battles of History, episode "Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney"2012
Jay PharoahSaturday Night Live2012
Dion FlynnLate Night with Jimmy Fallon2012-2014
Dion FlynnThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014

Actors who played fictional presidents[edit]

Films[edit]

ActorPresidentFilmYear
Forrest J AckermanThe PresidentAmazon Women on the Moon1987
Eddie AlbertThe PresidentDreamscape1984
Alan AldaThe PresidentCanadian Bacon1995
Stanley AndersonThe PresidentArmageddon1998
Stanley AndersonThe PresidentThe Rock1996
Tomas AranaPresident Harry CarreyThe President's Staff2013
William AthertonPresident John FieldsExecutive Power1997
Dan AykroydPresident William HaneyMy Fellow Americans1996
Robert BeattyThe PresidentSuperman IV: The Quest for Peace1987
John BeckPresident FallbrookThe Alternate2000
Michael BelsonThe PresidentWag the Dog1997
Hunt BlockPresident Howard LewisSalt2010
Bruce BoxleitnerPresident HowardContagion2002
Jeff BridgesPresident Jackson EvansThe Contender2000
Lloyd BridgesPresident Thomas "Tug" BensonHot Shots! Part Deux1993
Arthur ByronPresident Stanley CraigThe President Vanishes1934
James CaanThe PresidentGet Smart2008
George ClooneyPresident DevlinSpy Kids 3-D: Game Over2003
Stephen ColbertPresident HathawayMonsters vs. Aliens2009
Ronny CoxPresident Tom KimballCaptain America1990
Ronny CoxThe PresidentMartians Go Home1989
Ronny CoxPresident Jack NeilMurder at 16001997
Ronny CoxPresident SimmonsNadia's Promise2014
Peter CoyotePresident Adair T. ManningBehind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil2006
Peter CoyotePresident SterlingDr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief2008
Terry CrewsPresident Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert CamachoIdiocracy2006
James CromwellPresident Robert FowlerThe Sum of All Fears2002
Roger CrossThe PresidentPolar Storm2009
Robert CulpThe PresidentThe Pelican Brief1993
Jim CurleyThe PresidentIn the Line of Fire1993
William DevaneThe PresidentThe Dark Knight Rises2012
Michael DouglasPresident Andrew ShepherdThe American President1995
Sam DouglasThe President ("John")Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London2004
Richard DreyfussThe PresidentFail Safe2000
Charles DurningThe PresidentTwilight's Last Gleaming1977
Aaron EckhartPresident Benjamin AsherOlympus Has Fallen2013
London Has Fallen2015
R. Lee ErmeyPresident Richard BensonMegiddo: The Omega Code 22001
Joe EstevezPresident James MarshallCorruption.Gov2010
Tom EverettThe PresidentThe Island2005
Henry FondaThe PresidentFail-Safe1964
Henry FondaThe PresidentMeteor1979
Glenn FordPresident RichardsonVirus1980
Harrison FordPresident James MarshallAir Force One1997
Jamie FoxxPresident James SawyerWhite House Down2013
Morgan FreemanPresident Tom BeckDeep Impact1998
Morgan FreemanActing President Allan TrumbullOlympus Has Fallen2013
James GarnerPresident Matt DouglasMy Fellow Americans1996
Danny GloverPresident Thomas Wilson20122009
Louis Gossett, Jr.President Gerald FitzhughLeft Behind: World at War2005
Louis Gossett, Jr.President Ryan GordonSolar Attack2005
Kelsey GrammerPresident Andrew "Andy" BooneSwing Vote2008
Bruce GreenwoodThe PresidentNational Treasure: Book of Secrets2007
Gene HackmanPresident Alan RichmondAbsolute Power1997
Gene HackmanFormer President Monroe E. ColeWelcome to Mooseport2004
Mark HarmonPresident James FosterChasing Liberty2004
Gregory HarrisonPresident Jonathan HayesFirst Daughter1999
Gregory HarrisonPresident Jonathan HayesFirst Target2000
Gregory HarrisonPresident Jonathan HayesFirst Shot2002
Charles HowertonPresident Calvin ClementAssassination1978
Phil HartmanPresident DillardThe Second Civil War1997
John HeardPresident Ted MatthewsMy Fellow Americans1996
Edward HerrmannPresident Arthur FellwickAtomic Train1999
Jimmy HaywardThe PresidentFree Birds2013
Hal HolbrookPresident Adam ScottThe Kidnapping of the President1980
William HurtPresident AshtonVantage Point2008
Walter HustonPresident Judson C. "Judd" HammondGabriel Over the White House1933
Richard JenkinsPresident Eli Raphelson (Assumed and Sworn)White House Down2013
James Earl JonesPresident Douglass DilmanThe Man1972
James KarenPresident MitchellFreedom Strike1998
Michael KeatonPresident MackenzieFirst Daughter2004
Perry KingPresident BlakeThe Day After Tomorrow2004
Ben KingsleyPresident Gary NanceDave1993
Kevin KlinePresident William Harrison MitchellDave1993
Alexander KnoxPresident HughesCrack in the Mirror1960
Ronald LaceyPresident WidmarkThe Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension1984
Martin LandauPresident MoroseBy Dawn's Early Light1990
Jack LemmonPresident Russell P. KramerMy Fellow Americans1996
Tom Lister, Jr.President LindbergThe Fifth Element1997
Charles MacaulayThe PresidentSplash1984
Fredric MarchPresident Jordan LymanSeven Days in May1964
E. G. MarshallThe PresidentSuperman II1980
Christopher McDonaldThe PresidentSpy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams2002
Donald MoffatPresident BennettClear and Present Danger1994
Zero MostelThe PresidentFore Play1975
Michael MurphyPresident Alvin Hammond (Assumed and Sworn)White House Down2013
James NaughtonPresident DavenportFirst Kid1996
Bob NewhartPresident Manfred LinkFirst Family1980
David NicholsPresident KelloggMan of the Year2006
Jack NicholsonPresident James DaleMars Attacks!1996
Leslie NielsenPresident HarrisScary Movie 32003
Leslie NielsenPresident HarrisScary Movie 42005
Michael PateThe PresidentThe Return of Captain Invincible1984
Gregory PeckThe PresidentAmazing Grace and Chuck1987
Gordon PinsentThe PresidentColossus: The Forbin Project1970
Donald PleasencePresident WhiteEscape from New York1981
Kevin PollakPresident Walter EmersonDeterrence1999
William PrinceThe PresidentThe Soldier1982
Jonathan PryceU.S. PresidentG.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra2009
Jonathan PryceU.S. PresidentG.I. Joe: Retaliation2012
Bill PullmanPresident Thomas J. WhitmoreIndependence Day1996
Dennis QuaidPresident StatonAmerican Dreamz2006
Randy QuaidPresident A. Thorton Osgood IIMail to the Chief2000
David RaschePresident WhitmanDAG2000-2001
David RaschePresident John BallentineThe Sentinel2006
James RebhornPresident SignoffThe Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle2000
John RitterPresident Chet RooseveltAmericathon1979
Tim RobbinsThe PresidentAustin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me1999
Eric RobertsPresident Robert WoodruffFirst Dog2010
Cliff RobertsonPresident Jack CahillEscape from L.A.1996
Chris RockPresident Mays GilliamHead of State2003
William SadlerPresident Matthew EllisIron Man 32013
John SavagePresident DestenoBermuda Tentacles2014
Roy ScheiderThe PresidentChain of Command2000
Roy ScheiderPresident CarlsonExecutive Target1997
Roy ScheiderPresident Robert BakerThe Peacekeeper1997
Peter SellersPresident Merkin MuffleyDr. Strangelove1964
Harry ShearerPresident Arnold SchwarzeneggerThe Simpsons Movie2007
Charlie SheenPresident RathcockMachete Kills2013
Chris ShieldsThe PresidentSuddenly2013
John Wesley ShippThe PresidentGolden Shoes2013
Cotter SmithPresident McKennaX2: X-Men United2003
Josef SommerThe PresidentX-Men: The Last Stand2006
Rod SteigerThe PresidentCaptain Nuke and the Bomber Boys1995
Peter StraussPresident James SanfordxXx: State of the Union2004
Billy Bob ThorntonThe PresidentLove Actually2003
Lee TracyPresident Art HockstaderThe Best Man1964
John TravoltaPresident Jack StantonPrimary Colors1998
Ivan VolkmanThe PresidentHow to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying1967
Jack WardenPresident RobertsBeing There1979
Sam WaterstonPresident William FosterThe Enemy Within1994
Sam WaterstonPresident Edward ManchesterShadow Conspiracy1997
Kenneth WelshPresident Raymond BeckerThe Day After Tomorrow2004
James WhitmorePresident Sam BakerFavorite Son1988
Richard WidmarkPresident Paul RoudebushVanished1971
Luke WilsonPresident Joe Bauers (aka "Not Sure")Idiocracy2006

Television[edit]

ActorPresidentProgramYear
Lloyd BochnerPresident Mark HaydenLoyal Opposition: Terror in the White House1998
Powers BoothePresident Noah Daniels24: Redemption (Fox)2008
John BourgeoisPresident GalbrainXIII2008
Beau BridgesPresident Paul Hollister10.52004
President Hank LandryStargate SG-12007
Keith CarradinePresident Conrad DaltonMadam Secretary2014
Gary ColePresident Mike BradyThe Brady Bunch in the White House (television film)2003
Dabney ColemanPresident George RichmondMy Date with the President's Daughter1998
Ronny CoxPresident Robert KinseyStargate SG-12001
Peter CoyotePresident Dave SegoviaFlashForward (ABC)2009
James CromwellFormer President D. Wire NewmanThe West Wing (NBC)2004
Steven CulpPresident Edward TaylorImpact2009
John D'AquinoPresident Richard MartinezCory in the House (Disney Channel)2007–2008
Brian DennehyU.S. PresidentVoyage of Terror (Television movie)1998
William DevanePresident Henry HayesStargate SG-12003-2007
President James Heller242014
Michael DornThe PresidentHeroes (NBC)2008-2010
Christopher B. DuncanPresident William JohnsonThe First Family2012
Robert FoxworthPresident Charles HalseyThe Outer Limits/Episode "Trial By Fire"1996
Paul FreesPresident James Norcross / Super PresidentSuper President1967
Michel GillPresident Garrett Allen WalkerHouse of Cards2013-2014
Tony GoldwynPresident Fitzgerald Thomas Grant IIIScandal (ABC)2012-present
John GoodmanActing President Glen Allen WalkenThe West Wing (NBC)2003
Harry HamlinPresident KempersQuarantine2000
Dennis HaysbertPresident David Palmer24 (Fox)2002-2004
Hal HolbrookPresident Maxwell MonroeUnder Siege1986
Ernie HudsonPresident WestwoodStealth Fighter1999
Gregory ItzinPresident Charles Logan24 (Fox)2005-2006
Peter JasonPresident DemskyAlien Apocalypse (television film)2005
Ken KerchevalPresident Cliff BarnesDallas, final episode Conundrum (aired May 3, 1991)1991
Logan LermanPresident Robert McCallisterJack & Bobby2004-2005
Will LymanPresident Theodore Roosevelt (Teddy) BridgesCommander in Chief (ABC)2005
William H. MacyThe PresidentThe Unit (CBS)2007
Barry MorsePresident Johnny CyclopsWhoops Apocalypse (ITV)1982
James NaughtonPresident Paul KincaidHostages2013
Adrian PasdarPresident Paul GarcettiPolitical Animals2012
Rob PaulsenPresident PinkyPinky and the Brain1996
Geoff PiersonPresident John Keeler24 (Fox)2005
Geoff PiersonPresident Wayne BanningSabrina, the Teenage Witch2001
Richard PryorThe 40th President of the United StatesThe Richard Pryor Show1977
Bill PullmanPresident Dale Gilchrist1600 Penn (NBC)2013
Ford RaineyU.S. PresidentVoyage to the Bottom of the Sea1964-1965
Ford RaineyThe PresidentLost in Space1965
Jason RobardsPresident Richard MoncktonWashington: Behind Closed Doors (mini-series)1977
Mark RobertsThe PresidentHighway to Heaven, final episode Merry Christmas from Grandpa (aired August 4, 1989)1989
Ricky SchroderThe PresidentSilver Spoons1983
George C. ScottPresident Samuel A. TreschMr. President (FOX)1987-1988
Martin SheenPresident Josiah BartletThe West Wing (NBC)1999-2006
Jimmy SmitsPresident Matthew SantosThe West Wing (NBC)2006
Kevin SpaceyPresident Francis Joseph "Frank" UnderwoodHouse of Cards (Netflix)2014-present
Blair UnderwoodPresident Elias MartinezThe Event (NBC)2010
Robert UrichPresident Adam MayfieldThe President's Man : A Line In The Sand (television film)2002
Ralph WaitePresident MathewsThe President's Man (television film)2000
Fred WillardPresident GarnerLois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (ABC)1996-1997
Steven WilliamsU.S. PresidentseaQuest DSV (NBC)1994
D.B. WoodsidePresident Wayne Palmer24 (FOX)2007
"Weird Al" YankovicPresident StuntcastinThe Aquabats! Super Show! (The Hub)2012

Actresses who played fictional presidents[edit]

Films[edit]

ActressPresidentFilmYear
Christina ApplegatePresident Diane SteenMafia!1998
Ernestine BarrierMadame PresidentProject Moonbase1953
Polly BergenPresident Leslie McCloudKisses for My President1964
Sally ChamplinPresident of the United StatesThe Woman Every Man Wants2001
Stephanie PaulPresident of the United StatesIron Sky2012
Joan RiversPresident RiversLes Patterson Saves the World1987
Loretta SwitPresident Barbara AdamsWhoops Apocalypse1986

Television[edit]

ActressPresidentProgramYear
Kate BurtonActing President Sally LangstonScandal2012-2013
Patty DukePresident Julia MansfieldHail to the Chief1985
Geena DavisPresident Mackenzie AllenCommander in Chief2005-2006
Cherry JonesPresident Allison Taylor242008-2010
Mimi KuzykPresident Sally SheridanXIII2008
Julia Louis-DreyfusPresident Selina MeyerVeep2014-present
Patricia WettigPresident Caroline ReynoldsPrison Break2006
Alfre WoodardPresident Constance PaytonState of Affairs2014-present

Awards[edit]

Actual Presidents[edit]

Academy Awards[edit]

YearCategoryPresidentNomineeFilmResult
1941Best ActorAbraham LincolnRaymond MasseyAbe Lincoln in IllinoisNominated
1976Best ActorHarry S. TrumanJames WhitmoreGive 'em Hell, Harry!Nominated
1996Best ActorRichard NixonAnthony HopkinsNixonNominated
1998Best Supporting ActorJohn Quincy AdamsAmistadNominated
2009Best ActorRichard NixonFrank LangellaFrost/NixonNominated
2013Best ActorAbraham LincolnDaniel Day-LewisLincolnWon

Golden Globe Awards[edit]

YearCategoryPresidentNomineeFilm or Television Series or MiniseriesResult
1976Best Actor - DramaHarry S. TrumanJames WhitmoreGive 'em Hell, Harry!Nominated
1996Best Actor – Motion Picture DramaRichard NixonAnthony HopkinsNixonNominated
Best Actor – Miniseries or Television FilmHarry S. TrumanGary SiniseTrumanWon
1998Best Supporting Actor – Motion PictureJohn Quincy AdamsAnthony HopkinsAmistadNominated
2009Best Actor – Motion Picture DramaRichard NixonFrank LangellaFrost/NixonNominated
Best Actor – Miniseries or Television FilmJohn AdamsPaul GiamattiJohn AdamsWon
2011Best Actor – Miniseries or Television FilmBill ClintonDennis QuaidThe Special RelationshipNominated
2013Best Actor – Motion Picture DramaAbraham LincolnDaniel Day-LewisLincolnWon
Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or ComedyFranklin D. RooseveltBill MurrayHyde Park on HudsonNominated

Primetime Emmy Awards[edit]

YearCategoryPresidentNomineeFilm or Television Series or MiniseriesResult
1975Outstanding Lead Actor in a Special Program - Drama or ComedyJohn F. KennedyWilliam DevaneThe Missiles of OctoberNominated
1976Outstanding Lead Actor in a Special Program - Drama or ComedyFranklin D. RooseveltEdward HerrmannEleanor and FranklinNominated
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited SeriesAbraham LincolnHal HolbrookLincolnWon
John AdamsGeorge GrizzardThe Adams ChroniclesNominated
1979Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a SpecialWoodrow WilsonRobert VaughnBackstairs at the White HouseNominated
Calvin CoolidgeEd FlandersNominated
1980Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a SpecialFranklin D. RooseveltJason RobardsF.D.R.: The Last YearNominated
1987Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a SpecialLyndon B. JohnsonRandy QuaidLBJ: The Early YearsNominated
1996Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a SpecialHarry S. TrumanGary SiniseTrumanNominated
Richard NixonBeau BridgesKissinger and NixonNominated
2002Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieLyndon B. JohnsonMichael GambonPath to WarNominated
2004Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieRonald ReaganJames BrolinThe ReagansNominated
2005Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieFranklin D. RooseveltKenneth BranaghWarm SpringsNominated
2008Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieJohn AdamsPaul GiamattiJohn AdamsWon
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieGeorge WashingtonDavid MorseNominated
Thomas JeffersonStephen DillaneNominated
2009Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieFranklin D. RooseveltLen CariouInto the StormNominated
2010Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieBill ClintonDennis QuaidThe Special RelationshipNominated
2011Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieJohn F. KennedyGreg KinnearThe KennedysNominated

Satellite Awards[edit]

YearCategoryPresidentNomineeFilm or Television Series or MiniseriesResult
2008Best Actor – Motion PictureRichard NixonFrank LangellaFrost/NixonNominated
Best Actor – Miniseries or Television FilmJohn AdamsPaul GiamattiJohn AdamsWon
2010Best Actor – Miniseries or Television FilmBill ClintonDennis QuaidThe Special RelationshipNominated
2012Best Actor – Motion PictureAbraham LincolnDaniel Day-LewisLincolnNominated

Screen Actors Guild Awards[edit]

YearCategoryPresidentNomineeFilm or Television Series or MiniseriesResult
1996Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading RoleRichard NixonAnthony HopkinsNixonNominated
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television MovieHarry S. TrumanGary SiniseTrumanWon
2006Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television MovieFranklin D. RooseveltKenneth BranaghWarm SpringsNominated
2009Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading RoleRichard NixonFrank LangellaFrost/NixonNominated
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureNominated
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television MovieJohn AdamsPaul GiamattiJohn AdamsWon
2011Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television MovieBill ClintonDennis QuaidThe Special RelationshipNominated
2012Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television MovieJohn F. KennedyGreg KinnearThe KennedysNominated
2013Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading RoleAbraham LincolnDaniel Day-LewisLincolnWon
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureNominated
2014
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureDwight D. EisenhowerRobin WilliamsThe ButlerNominated
John F. KennedyJames Marsden
Lyndon B. JohnsonLiev Schreiber
Richard NixonJohn Cusack
Ronald ReaganAlan Rickman
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television MovieJohn F. KennedyRob LoweKilling KennedyNominated

Fictional Presidents[edit]

Academy Awards[edit]

YearCategoryPresidentNomineeFilmResult
2001Best Supporting ActorJackson EvansJeff BridgesThe ContenderNominated

Golden Globe Awards[edit]

YearCategoryPresidentNomineeFilm or Television Series or MiniseriesResult
1965Best Actor – Motion Picture DramaJordan LymanFredric MarchSeven Days in MayNominated
1994Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or ComedyBill MitchellKevin KlineDaveNominated
2000Best Actor – Television Series DramaJosiah BartletMartin SheenThe West WingNominated
2001Best Supporting Actor – Motion PictureJackson EvansJeff BridgesThe ContenderNominated
Best Actor – Television Series DramaJosiah BartletMartin SheenThe West WingWon
2002Best Actor – Television Series DramaJosiah BartletMartin SheenThe West WingNominated
2003Best Actor – Television Series DramaJosiah BartletMartin SheenThe West WingNominated
2004Best Actor – Television Series DramaJosiah BartletMartin SheenThe West WingNominated
2007Best Actress – Television Series DramaMacKenzie AllenGeena DavisCommander in ChiefWon
2014Best Actor – Television Series DramaFrank UnderwoodKevin SpaceyHouse of CardsNominated
Best Actress – Television Series Musical or ComedySelina MeyerJulia Louis-DreyfusVeepNominated

Primetime Emmy Awards[edit]

YearCategoryPresidentNomineeFilm or Television Series or MiniseriesResult
1971Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading RolePaul RoudebushRichard WidmarkVanishedNominated
2000Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesJosiah BartletMartin SheenThe West WingNominated
2001Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesJosiah BartletMartin SheenThe West WingNominated
2002Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesJosiah BartletMartin SheenThe West WingNominated
2003Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesJosiah BartletMartin SheenThe West WingNominated
2004Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesJosiah BartletMartin SheenThe West WingNominated
2006Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesJosiah BartletMartin SheenThe West WingNominated
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesMacKenzie AllenGeena DavisCommander in ChiefNominated
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesCharles LoganGregory Itzin24Nominated
2010Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesCharles LoganGregory Itzin24Nominated
2012Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesSelina MeyerJulia Louis-DreyfusVeepWon
2013Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesFrank UnderwoodKevin SpaceyHouse of CardsNominated
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesSelina MeyerJulia Louis-DreyfusVeepWon
2014Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesFrank UnderwoodKevin SpaceyHouse of CardsNominated
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesSelina MeyerJulia Louis-DreyfusVeepWon

Satellite Awards[edit]

YearCategoryPresidentNomineeFilm or Television Series or MiniseriesResult
2000Best Actor – Television Series DramaJosiah BartletMartin SheenThe West WingWon
2001Best Actor – Television Series DramaJosiah BartletMartin SheenThe West WingNominated
2002Best Actor – Television Series DramaJosiah BartletMartin SheenThe West WingNominated
2003Best Actor – Television Series DramaJosiah BartletMartin SheenThe West WingNominated
2005Best Actress – Television Series DramaMacKenzie AllenGeena DavisCommander in ChiefNominated
2014Best Actor – Television Series DramaFrank UnderwoodKevin SpaceyHouse of CardsNominated

Screen Actors Guild Awards[edit]

YearCategoryPresidentNomineeFilm or Television Series or MiniseriesResult
2000Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama SeriesJosiah BartletMartin SheenThe West WingNominated
2001Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama SeriesJosiah BartletMartin SheenThe West WingWon
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesWon
2002Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama SeriesJosiah BartletMartin SheenThe West WingWon
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesWon
2003Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama SeriesJosiah BartletMartin SheenThe West WingNominated
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNominated
David PalmerDennis Haysbert24Nominated
2004Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama SeriesJosiah BartletMartin SheenThe West WingNominated
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNominated
2005Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesJosiah BartletMartin SheenThe West WingNominated
2006Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama SeriesMacKenzie AllenGeena DavisCommander in ChiefNominated
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesJosiah BartletMartin SheenThe West WingNominated
Matt SantosJimmy Smits
2007Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesCharles LoganGregory Itzin24Nominated
2014Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama SeriesFrank UnderwoodKevin SpaceyHouse of CardsNominated

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