Being President of the United States is a huge responsibility — especially when you’ve got the job on TV. Many actors have played the commander-in-chief on the small screen, but few have approached it with the intensity of Kiefer Sutherland, who plays Tom Kirkland on Designated Survivor. Since Kirkman was thrust into the Oval Office under unexpected, tragic circumstances, Sutherland understands that his president comes with a certain amount of pain and sacrifice. (Click on the media bar below to hear Kiefer Sutherland)
Sutherland can at least take solace in the fact that his Designated Survivor wife lasted a half-season longer than his 24 wife, right? New episodes of Designated Survivor air Wednesday nights at 10/9c on ABC.