List of Commander in Chief characters

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This is a list of Commander in Chief characters. Commander in Chief is a television show that aired on the ABC television network in the United States during 2005 and 2006.


Constitutional officers[edit]

Bridges Administration[edit]

  • President Theodore Roosevelt "Teddy" Bridges (R-CA), former vice president and California governor; has a stroke shortly after closing a year-and-a-half in office and dies of complications.
    • Vice President Mackenzie Allen (I-CT), political independent, former moderate Republican; former two-term congresswoman, chancellor of the University of Richmond, prosecutor, Middle East expert, and Nobel laureate; chosen by Bridges and nominated by the Republican Party as his running-mate; improves Bridges' 40% approval rating with women; many, including Speaker Nathan Templeton, credit her with winning the election for the Republican ticket; Bridges considers naming her to the Supreme Court after she begins heavily involving herself in political matters and "sprouting her own agenda".

Allen Administration[edit]

  • President Mackenzie Spencer Allen (I-CT), succeeds to the Presidency following the death of President Teddy Bridges; first female president.
    • Vice President Warren Fitzgerald Keaton (D-OK), former four-star general and Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe; according to Allen he "won a war" without any casualties and is an "economics genius"; was Governor Jack Crawford's running-mate on the Democratic ticket that lost to Bridges/Allen; resigns after a year in office due to wife's ovarian cancer.
    • Vice President James "Jim" Gardner (R-MD), White House Chief of Staff nominated to succeed General Keaton.

The Cabinet[edit]

  • Secretary of State Martin Wye (R)
  • Secretary of the Treasury Stan Dennison (D-MO), wealthy banker and Democratic Senate candidate when Allen appointed him to clear the field for Republican Senator Joe Peck.
  • Secretary of Defense Mills Francis (R), close friend of and advisor to President Bridges; reprimanded by Allen and Gardner, along with CIA Director Shoop and General Krieger, for keeping the president in the dark about the North Korean arms trade spy mission.
  • Attorney General Melanie Blackston (R), fired by Allen after ignoring her order not to torture a terrorist detainee
  • Attorney General Carl Brantley (R-CT), former prosecutor, Attorney General of Connecticut, US Senator, gubernatorial nominee; old friend of Allen's appointed to replace Melanie Blackston. Republican Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Joe Peck tried to derail Brantley's nomination at Templeton's behest; despite liking Brantley, Templeton wanted to use the nomination to hurt Allen, whom he planned to challenge in the presidential election and Peck, facing a difficult reelection campaign, could not afford to alienate the Republican Party, until Allen offered to appoint his opponent as her Treasury Secretary.
  • Secretary of the Interior Charlie Witherspoon (R), resigns from the cabinet at Templeton's urging; had originally told then-Vice President Allen, while Bridges was ill, that he would support her Presidency.
  • Secretary of Agriculture Francis Barnes (R)
  • Secretary of Labor (R), resigns after Allen takes the oath of office despite Bridges and the Republicans having asked her to step aside so that another Republican (Speaker Templeton) may assume office.
  • National Security Advisor Roman Wolfe (R), resigns on the day of the Russian summit along with Secretary Witherspoon; Templeton offers him the same job in a potential Templeton Administration.
  • National Security Advisor Anthony Prado, appointed by Allen following Wolfe's resignation; college friend of Allen who arranged for her first job after law school; first Latino National Security Advisor.

White House Staff[edit]

  • White House Chief of Staff Jim Gardner (R-MD), Chief of Staff to Presidents Bridges and Allen
  • Deputy White House Chief of Staff Dan Pierce
  • White House Press Secretary Hale Richardson, Bridge's Press Secretary; fired by Jim Gardner shortly after Bridges' death for disloyalty to Allen.
  • White House Press Secretary Kelly Ludlow, former communications director and speechwriter for Vice President Allen, elevated to Press Secretary after Richardson's termination.
  • Deputy White House Press Secretary Alex Williams, fired by Kelly Ludlow following disrespectful comments while inebriated; more qualified for press secretary than Kelly, felt the president should have chosen him.
  • Campaign advisor and political consultant Dickie McDonald
  • Special Assistant/Special Aide to the President Vince Taylor
  • Presidential Secretary Laura Richardson, formerly Allen's secretary in the Vice President's office
  • Presidential Secretary Ruth, Bridges' long-time secretary who refuses Allen's offer to stay on in her administration, feeling Allen was disloyal to Bridges

Other government leaders[edit]

  • CIA Director Margaret Shoop
  • CIA Director Paul Vitagliano
  • Ralph Dolan, D.E.A.
  • Karen Parsons, Commissioner, S.E.C.

United States military[edit]

  • General Al Pollack – Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • General Peter Allyson
  • General Krieger
  • Colonel Wesley
  • Colonel Carroll
  • Sgt. Michael Denton
  • Captain Andrew Dugan
  • Frank Terzano

Secret Service[edit]

  • Agent Joan Greer - reassigned when she allowed presidential daughter Rebecca to go unaccompanied with her date.
  • Agent Elderson
  • Agent Swift
  • Agent Powers
  • Agent Ragone
  • Agent Dulcer
  • Agent Doran

Supreme Court[edit]

  • Chief Justice
  • Justice Talbot
  • Justice Talmidge; Bridges planned to appoint Allen to the seat and replace her with Templeton, however Templeton refused, and Bridges died before he could.


  • Governor Maria Nuñez (D-FL) 2007-
  • Governor Luis Alfano (D-NM) 2003-2011
  • Governor Stan Preston (D-MD) 2007-
  • Governor Crawford (D-Rhode Island) 2003-2011, ran for President against Teddy Bridges but was defeated.
  • Governor Weld (R-NY), pro-choice, centrist, and indicted. Was a candidate to replace Keaton as were the Governors of California and Arizona.
  • Governor Antonio Solis (D-TX) 2007-
  • Governor Jenkins (R-Idaho) 2007-
  • Former Governor Tucker Baynes (R-OK) 1995-2003
  • Former Governor Theodore Roosevelt Bridges (R-CA) 1988-2004
  • Former Governor Cameron Manchester (D-ME) 1995-2003

State leaders[edit]

  • Florida State Senate Majority Leader Christine Chambers (R-FL)
  • Former Illinois Speaker of the House Vernon Rubino (R-IL)



  • President Pro Tempore (D) (seen in pilot)
  • President Pro Tempore Hugh Moreland (D-MN)
  • Senate Majority Leader Alison Remarque (D-NM)
  • Senate Majority Whip Howard Phelps (D-IL)


  • Senator Gil Olmstead (R-FL)
  • Senator Lou Arkin (R-FL)
  • Senator Bryan Quinn (R-MD)
  • Senator Jack Kirlander (R-MD)
  • Senator Kevin Colby (R-MN), considered for Vice President, by Allen and Bridges
  • Senator Rod Duke (R-NH)
  • Senator Eli Paxton (R-MS)
  • Senator Joe Peck (R-MO), Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman
  • Senator Diane Jim (R-AL)
  • Senator Robert Lee (R-VA)
  • Senator Alex Trucci (R-AZ)
  • Former Senator Carl Brantley (R-CT), former Attorney General of Connecticut. Ran against Marcia Tucker for Governor in the GOP Primary. Resigned to become Allen's Attorney General.



  • Representative Stan Dennison (D-MO) running for Senate against Senator Peck and is ahead in the polls.


  • Speaker Nathan Everett Templeton (R-FL) Elected in 1968. He served through 2012. He was a member of Congress from either Florida's 6th or 8th Congressional District. He has been Speaker since at least 1999.
    • Jayne Murray, Chief of Staff to Speaker Templeton
  • Majority Whip Charlie Wilson (R-TX)
  • Representative Frank Devane (R-MI)
  • Representative Marcia Tucker (R-CT)
  • Representative Bill Pasternak (R-OH)
  • Representative Alice Marlow (R-CA)
  • Representative Robert Rae (R-CA) - Chairman of the House Committee of Resources
  • Representative Steven Carnes (R-NJ) - Chairman of the House Committee on Science
  • Representative Alberto Ferrer (R-TX)
  • Representative Willy Wilcox (R-MO)


  • Former Representative Mackenzie Allen (I-CT)

Other Representatives[edit]

  • Representative Hank
  • Representative Mitford
  • Representative Mentry
  • Representative Triemain
  • Representative Prackett
  • Representative Binette
  • Representative Esther Chamberlin (VA) 4th District

Foreign leaders[edit]

  • President Juan Duran - San Pasquale
  • General Joseph Sanchez - San Pasquale
  • President Dmitri Kharkov - Russia
    • First Lady Patya Kharkova
  • Prime Minister Tony Blair, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Representative to the United Nations Nang - North Korea
  • Prime Minister of Nigeria (in reality Nigeria has a non-Sharia presidential system)
  • Ambassador Manute Obama- Nigeria
  • Prime Minister Levitas - Turkey
  • Ambassador from China

Party leaders[edit]

  • Gerry Levitt (DNC Chairman)
  • Richard Laughlin (DNC Political Consultant)
  • Courtney Winters (DNC Intern)
  • Walter Spaulding (RNC Political Director)
  • Henry Napier (RNC Finance Chairman)
  • Lance Addison (RNC Political Consultant). He elected Lawson, Calvino, Riggs (Montana) and ran Marcia Tucker's gubernatorial campaign against Carl Brantley in the Connecticut Republican primary. Advising Speaker Templeton on his future presidential campaign, likely future campaign manager.

Potential vice presidential candidates[edit]

After Mac becomes President[edit]

  • General Warren Keaton (D)
  • John Vernon (D)
  • Governor Luis Alfano (D-NM)
  • Former Governor Tucker Baynes (portrayed by Bruce Boxleitner) (R-OK)

After Keaton's resignation[edit]

  • Governor of California
  • Governor of Arizona
  • Governor Weld (R-NY)
  • Governor Maria Nuñez (D-FL)
  • Governor Antonio Solis (R-TX)
  • Senator Kevin Colby (R-MN)
  • Ambassador Cameron Manchester (D-ME), former two-term governor and Ambassador to China (portrayed by Tim Daly). A Democrat turned Independent.
  • Chief of Staff Jim Gardner (R-MD)

The First Gentlemen's Staff[edit]

  • First Gentleman Rod Calloway - Former Attorney General of Connecticut
  • White House Social Director and First Spouse's Chief of Staff Norah Woodruff

Inside the White House[edit]

  • Presidential Secretary Laura Rodgers
  • Chief Usher Waverly
  • Sam, Butler
  • Andrew, Staffer

The press[edit]

  • Gordon Blake, conservative talk show host
  • Gilda Rockwell, member of the Press Corps
  • Samantha, member of the Press Corps
  • Roger, member of the Press Corps
  • Charlie, member of the Press Corps
  • Steve, member of the Press Corps
  • Luis, member of the Press Corps
  • Barry, member of the Press Corps
  • Jill, member of the Press Corps
  • Terry, member of the Press Corps
  • Pam, member of the Press Corps
  • Oliver, member of the Press Corps
  • Sharon, member of the Press Corps
  • Jim, member of the Press Corps
  • Patricia, member of the Press Corps
  • Ned, member of the Press Corps
  • Robert, reporter on Air Force One

Family members[edit]

  • Rod Calloway, husband of President Mackenzie Allen
    • Horace Calloway, 16-year-old son of President Allen. Older than Rebecca by four minutes
    • Rebecca Calloway, 16-year-old daughter of President Allen. Has more conservative views than her mother
    • Amy Calloway, 6-year-old daughter of President Allen
  • Kate Allen, mother of President Mackenzie Allen
    • Michael Allen, father of President Mackenzie Allen
    • Bill Harrison, Kate's boyfriend of 1 year
  • Former First Lady Grace Bridges, wife of the late President Teddy Bridges
    • Former First Son Tommy Bridges, son of the late President Teddy Bridges
  • Former Second Lady Abigail Keaton, wife of Former Vice President Warren Keaton
    • Former Second Son Hunter Keaton, grandson of Former Vice President Warren Keaton
  • Sara Templeton, wife of Speaker of the House Nathan Templeton


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