Gregory Itzin

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Gregory Itzin
Itzin in 2006
Gregory Martin Itzin

(1948-04-20)April 20, 1948
DiedJuly 8, 2022(2022-07-08) (aged 74)
Years active1979–2022
(m. 1979)

Gregory Martin Itzin[1] (April 20, 1948 – July 8, 2022) was an American character actor of film and television best known for his role as U.S. President Charles Logan in the action thriller series 24.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Itzin was born in Washington, D.C., the son of Evelyn Loretta (née Smith) and Martin Joseph Itzin.[4] When he was in sixth grade, his family moved to Burlington, Wisconsin, where his father was mayor. Itzin originally intended to become a theater actor, receiving training at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. He acted on many stages across the country.



Itzin appeared in guest starring roles on various television shows like in the MacGyver episode "Final Approach" (1986). He received a Tony Award nomination for his role in the Pulitzer Prize–winning play The Kentucky Cycle. In the movie Airplane!, Itzin played Religious Zealot #1. He had a small role in The A-Team episode "Wheel of Fortune" as Howard, an accountant at a casino.

In 2005, Itzin joined the cast of 24, halfway through its fourth season, in the recurring role as Vice President Charles Logan. By the following season the character had become President and was expanded to become one of the leading figures in the storyline. Itzin received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for this performance. He didn't have to audition for the role, since he had previously auditioned for a role during the second season of the show, and knew one of the producers.[5] Itzin returned for four episodes in season six. Itzin returned for a story arc during the eighth season of the show to help President Allison Taylor keep the Peace Treaty alive.[6] This resulted in an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.[7] Somewhat coincidentally, before this role, Itzin played a Presidential Candidate in a commercial for cheese products, who was deemed a "doofus" for not liking cheese.

In 2007, he made a guest appearance as William Adama, Dick Tracy, and a police officer at Randy's Halloween night in an episode of Robot Chicken.

Itzin has held recurring roles on popular TV series such as Friends as Theodore Hannigan, father of Mike Hannigan, Murder One, NCIS, and The Mentalist. He played the head of the unit in the latter for 13 episodes, before leaving to return to 24 for its final season. Itzin also appeared on Night Court, Matlock, Diagnosis: Murder, Jake and the Fatman, The O.C., Beverly Hills, 90210, Judging Amy, Boston Legal, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Practice, The Pretender and the short-lived science fiction series, Firefly. He also portrayed John Ashcroft in the 2003 television movie DC 9/11: Time of Crisis. He had a recurring role on Covert Affairs.

Itzin made his first Star Trek appearance in 1993, in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Dax". He became a frequent Star Trek actor, playing five different roles in the various series over the years; his most recent Trek role was Admiral Black in Star Trek: Enterprise. He later guest starred on DS9 again, in the sixth-season episode "Who Mourns for Morn?". He appeared as Doctor Dysek in the episode "Critical Care" in the 7th season of Star Trek: Voyager.

Itzin was a special guest star on the Disney Channel hit show Hannah Montana in the season two episode "Test Of My Love" as a billionaire whose son becomes a romantic interest of Miley's. He hosted ACME: This Week! at the ACME Comedy Theatre on February 23, 2008, appearing in several sketches as well as a short film, "Law and Order: Really Special Victims Unit". Itzin had a recurring role in seasons 1–4 of USA Network's series, Covert Affairs.[8]


On stage, he appeared in numerous theatrical venues across the country, and was a member of the Matrix Theatre Company in Los Angeles, where he acted in award-winning productions of Waiting for Godot, The Homecoming, and The Birthday Party (each earning him an L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for performance). For his work in the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Kentucky Cycle — which he performed in the world premiere at the Intiman Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, the Kennedy Center, and on Broadway — he received Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nominations.

He appeared on stage as Louis de Rougemont in the world premiere of Donald Margulies' Shipwrecked! An Entertainment at South Coast Repertory, and subsequently revived at the Geffen Playhouse.

In 2010, he appeared as the Earl of Kent in the Antaeus Company's production of King Lear. He won the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for this performance.

He was in several radio plays with The L.A. Theatre Works, and played the Archbishop in the Hollywood Theater of the Ear's 2010 audio production of Saint Joan.


Itzin starred in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas as a Mint Hotel clerk, who looked and sounded a lot like actor McLean Stevenson on M*A*S*H. He played a psychiatrist in the Lindsay Lohan thriller I Know Who Killed Me and as a prison warden in Law Abiding Citizen. His final film role was as James Bond (ornithologist) in the 2022 British documentary The Other Fellow.

Personal life, health and death[edit]

Itzin and his wife, Judie, whom he married in 1979, had two children.[9]

Itzin had a "major heart attack" in 2015, but was able to continue acting.[9] He died on July 8, 2022, at the age of 74 due to complications during an emergency surgery.[10]



Year Title Role Notes
1980 Airplane! Religious Zealot #1
1982 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Melvin's Crew
1982 Airplane II: The Sequel Young Man Uncredited
1984 Hard to Hold Owen
1985 Teen Wolf English Teacher
1989 The Fabulous Baker Boys Vince Nancy
1989 Dad Ralph Kramer
1989 How to Get... Revenge Officer P.F. Uncredited
1993 Young Goodman Brown George Burroughs
1995 Born to Be Wild Walter Mallinson
1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Clerk at Mint Hotel
1999 One Last Flight Joe
1999 Making Contact Hans
2000 What's Cooking? James Moore
2000 Boys Life 3 Scott's Father
2001 Evolution Barry Cartwright
2001 Original Sin Colonel Worth
2002 Life or Something Like It Dennis
2002 Igby Goes Down Eulogist #2 Uncredited
2002 Adaptation Prosecutor
2007 I Know Who Killed Me Dr. Greg Jameson
2008 Float Ray Fulton
2009 Law Abiding Citizen Warden Iger
2009 The Job Mr. D
2010 Autopilot Dr. Brian
2011 L.A., I Hate You George
2011 The Change-Up Flemming Steel
2011 The Ides of March Jack Stearns
2012 Lincoln John Archibald Campbell
2014 Small Time Lennie
2016 Sensitivity Training Barry
2018 Ice: The Movie Joe Grantham
2022 The Other Fellow James Bond (ornithologist)


Year Title Role Notes
1979 Backstairs at the White House White House Tour Guide Episode #1.1
1979 Mork & Mindy Man #2 Episode: "Dr. Morkenstein"
1979 Charlie's Angels Waiter Episode: "Fallen Angel"
1981 Thornwell Polygraph Tester Television film
1981 Murder in Texas Newsman Television film
1981 Bulba V. Ogelthorpe Television film
1982 Fame Dr. Reston Episode: "To Soar and Never Falter"
1982 Lou Grant Young Reporter Episode: "Unthinkable"
1982, 1983 Voyagers! Ernst / Davis 2 episodes
1983 American Playhouse Goldsmith Episode: "Miss Lonelyhearts"
1983 The Other Woman Mario Television film
1985 Street Hawk Harvey Episode: "Vegas Run"
1985 Falcon Crest Dr. Bitters Episode: "The Trial"
1985 Santa Barbara Attorney Howard Otis 3 episodes
1985 Scarecrow and Mrs. King Paul Cavanaugh Episode: "You Only Die Twice"
1985 Tales from the Darkside Newton Episode: "Grandma's Last Wish"
1985 Hunter Charlie Latimer Episode: "The Biggest Man in Town"
1985 Hill Street Blues Dr. Kaplan Episode: "Seoul on Ice"
1985 Hotel Ed Banner Episode: "Echoes"
1986 The A-Team Howard Episode: "Wheel of Fortune"
1986 Easy Street Mr. Haskell Episode: "Pride Goeth Before a Cheap Hotel"
1986 MacGyver Tom Cavanaugh Episode: "Final Approach"
1986 St. Elsewhere Ving Shalimar Episode: "Lost Weekend"
1987 Outlaws Art Collier Episode: "Hymn"
1987 Max Headroom Gregory Episode: "Deities"
1987 Frank's Place Brandon Episode: "Season's Greetings"
1987–1992 Matlock Various 5 episodes
1987–1994 L.A. Law D.D.A. Jack Angeletti 3 episodes
1988 21 Jump Street Principal Jack Garner Episode: "Brother Hanson & the Miracle of Renner's Pond"
1988 A Year in the Life Joel Episode: "Love Mother"
1988 Something Is Out There Dr. Wilcher Episode: "Gladiator"
1989 Knots Landing Val's Lawyer Episode: "A Grave Misunderstanding"
1989 Jesse Hawkes Frank Keith Episode: "Eddy Street"
1989 The Nutt House Dennis 10 episodes
1989–1991 Night Court Mugger / Warren Karr 2 episodes
1989–1992 Empty Nest Judge Russell / Bill Wallace / Frank 3 episodes
1990 Murphy Brown Gil Porter Episode: "On the Road Again"
1990 Head of the Class Meriner Episode: "Cement Hi-Tops"
1990 Coach Tom Episode: "Hayden's in the Kitchen with Dinah"
1990 Over My Dead Body Cosby / Crosby 3 episodes
1991 Gabriel's Fire Evan Stahl Episode: "A Prayer for the Goldsteins"
1991 Jake and the Fatman Dr. Mike Summers Episode: "Dr. Mike Summers"
1991 Dark Justice Sterling Pope Episode: "What Comes Around"
1991 DEA Sam Blankenship Episode: "The Fat Lady Sings Alone"
1991 Hi Honey – I'm Dead Phil Television film
1991 Homefront Allan Carmichael Episode: "Man, This Joint Is Jumping"
1991–1992 Eerie, Indiana The Mayor 4 episodes
1992 Davis Rules Host Episode: "Love at First Sighting: Part 2"
1992 Bodies of Evidence Phillip Montgomery Episode: "Time Served"
1992 Civil Wars Tom Turnbull 2 episodes
1992 Beverly Hills, 90210 Father Chris Episode: "Destiny Rides Again"
1993 Major Dad Mitch Hewitt Episode: "Come Rain or Come Shine"
1993 Shaky Ground Repairman Episode: "Asbestos and Costello"
1993 Quantum Leap Sam Phillips Episode: "Memphis Melody – July 3, 1954"
1993 Donato and Daughter Cornell Television film
1993 Moment of Truth: Stalking Back Rick Boyer
1993, 1998 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Hain / Ilon Tandro Episodes: "Who Mourns for Morn?"; "Dax"
1994 Dave's World Alvin Episode: "The Funeral"
1994 Picket Fences Michael Kramer 2 episodes
1994–1995 Something Wilder Jack Travis 15 episodes
1995 The Client George Sherman Episode: "The Burning of Atlanta"
1995 Strange Luck Ted Glenn Episode: "Hat Trick"
1995 Murder, She Wrote Ralph Brewer Episode: "Frozen Stiff"
1995–1996 Murder One D.A. Roger Garfield 17 episodes
1996 ER Burn Doctor Episode: "The Healers"
1996 Chicago Hope Dr. Kyle Mitchell Episode: "Sexual Perversity in Chicago Hope"
1996 Arliss Tom Gale Episode: "The Client's Best Interest"
1996 Diagnosis: Murder Andrew King 2 episodes
1996, 1998 Caroline in the City Hank Parsons / Mr. Lepner
1997 Friends 'Til the End Mr. Romley Television film
1997 The Pretender Phil Campbell Episode: "Jaroldo!"
1997 Millennium Hans Ingram Episode: "Walkabout"
1997 JAG Undersecretary of State Lawrence Culbertson Episode: "Above and Beyond"
1997 Players Quentin Belkey Episode: "Three of a Con"
1997–2003 The Practice Various 5 episodes
1998 Suddenly Susan Bob Episode: "Car Trouble"
1998 The Day Lincoln Was Shot Mr. Crook Television film
1998 The Closer Larry Colburn Episode: "My Best Friend's Funeral"
1998 C-16: FBI Royce Bender Episode: "Green Card"
1998 Any Day Now Councilman Emmett Kearn Episode: "No Comment"
1998 Brother's Keeper Mr. Weaver Episode: "Who's Your Daddy?"
1999 V.I.P. Ronnie Beeman Episode: "Midnight in the Garden of Ronnie Beeman"
1999 Party of Five School Psychologist 2 episodes
1999 The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer Arlen Specter Television film
1999 Johnny Tsunami Headmaster Pritchard
1999 Wasteland Max Brody Episode: "Double Date"
1999 Early Edition Bruce Bryce Episode: "Camera Shy"
1999 It's Like, You Know... Chuck 2 episodes
2000 Family Law Mr. Allero Episode: "Media Relations"
2000 Profiler Joel Marks 6 episodes
2000 Bull Lloyd Styner Episode: "What the Past Will Bring"
2000 Star Trek: Voyager Dr. Dysek Episode: "Critical Care"
2000 The Michael Richards Show Matty Stillman Episode: "It's Only Personal"
2000–2001 Strip Mall Sergei 21 episodes
2001 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Norman Stirling Episode: "Boom"
2001–2005 Judging Amy ASA Ethan Donahue 3 episodes
2002 Wolf Lake Gerald Carter Episode: "Leader of the Pack"
2002 Philly Paul Cabretti Episode: "Thanks for the Mammaries"
2002 The West Wing State Dept. Representative Episode: "Enemies Foreign and Domestic"
2002 For the People Judge Donald Kingman Episode: "The Double Standard"
2002 Firefly Magistrate Higgins Episode: "Jaynestown"
2002 NYPD Blue Martin Walsh Episode: "Healthy McDowell Movement"
2002–2004 Friends Theodore Hannigan 2 episodes
2002, 2005 Star Trek: Enterprise Adm. Black / Capt. Sopek Episodes: "In a Mirror, Darkly Part II"; "Shadows of P'Jem"
2003 Without a Trace Sydney's co-worker Episode: "Fallout: Part 1"
2003 DC 9/11: Time of Crisis John Ashcroft Television film
2003 The Lyon's Den Mr. Thomas Episode: "The Other Side of Caution"
2003, 2020 NCIS Director Charlie / Spencer Downing 3 episodes
2004 Medical Investigation Howard Lewson Episode: "Progeny"
2004 The O.C. Stephen Herbert Episode: "The New Era"
2005 Crossing Jordan Andrew Helm Episode: "Gray Murders"
2005 Boston Legal A.D.A. Todd Milken 2 episodes
2005–2010 24 Charles Logan 45 episodes
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2007)
2007 Robot Chicken William Adama / Dick Tracy / Police Officer Episode: "Rabbits on a Roller Coaster"
2007 Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office Stone Television film
2008 Medium Senator Jed Garrity Episode: "Aftertaste"
2008 Hannah Montana William Harris Episode: "The Test of My Love"
2008–2012 The Mentalist Virgil Minelli 15 episodes
2010 Proposition 8 Trial Re-Enactment David Blankenhorn Television documentary
2010–2013 Covert Affairs Henry Wilcox 25 episodes
2011 Big Love Senator Dwyer 9 episodes
2011 Desperate Housewives Dick Barrows 2 episodes
2013 Once Upon a Time Alphonse Frankenstein Episode: "In the Name of the Brother"
2013 Mob City Mayor Fletcher Bowron 6 episodes
2015 Hawaii Five-0 Alex Mackey Episode: "Poina 'ole"
2016 12 Deadly Days Grandpa Episode: "Love Bites"
2018 Code Black Dr. David Stoval Episode: "Hell's Heart"
2018 America 2.0 President Ward Baker Episode: "Ice"
2019 The Resident Sunflower Episode: "The Unbefriended"


  1. ^ "Gregory Itzin Official Website". Archived from the original on June 12, 2013. Retrieved August 27, 2013.
  2. ^ Nolfi, Joey (July 8, 2022). "Gregory Itzin, '24' and 'Star Trek' actor, dies at 74". Entertainment Weekly.
  3. ^ Evans, Greg (July 8, 2022). "Gregory Itzin Dies: Actor Who Played '24' President Charles Logan Was 74". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 8, 2022.
  4. ^ "Fourteenth Generation". Retrieved August 27, 2013.
  5. ^ Riley, Jenelle (September 14, 2006). "Head of the (White) House". Backstage. Archived from the original on March 13, 2007.
  6. ^ Ausiello, Michael (November 1, 2009). "'24' scoop: President Logan returns!". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 27, 2013.
  7. ^ "Emmy nomination list" (PDF). p. 21. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 27, 2011.
  8. ^ Abrams, Natalie (May 28, 2010). "24's Gregory Itzin Heading to Covert Affairs". TV Guide. Retrieved July 12, 2022.
  9. ^ a b Wenger, Stephanie (July 8, 2022). "24 and NCIS Star Gregory Itzin Dead at 74". People. Retrieved July 9, 2022.
  10. ^ Wright, Minnie (July 8, 2022). "Gregory Itzin, 24 and Star Trek actor, dies, aged 74". Radio Times. Retrieved July 8, 2022.

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