Agent X Cast Bios
Season 1 Cast Bios
Sharon Stone (@sharonstone)
Vice President Natalie Maccabee
Sharon Stone returns to television in TNT's Agent X, in which she plays a U.S. Senator who rises up the political ranks and becomes the United States' first female Vice President.
Stone started her career in New York at the age of 19 as a model. She was discovered by Woody Allen in 1984 when she made her film debut in Stardust Memories. In 1992, she rose to fame in the blockbuster Basic Instinct and earned a Golden Globe® award and Academy Award® nomination for her role in Martin Scorsese's Casino in 1995. Other film credits include The Muse, Sliver, Bobby, The Quick and the Dead, Irreconcilable Differences, Alpha Dog and Fading Gigolo. For her television work she earned and Emmy® for her role on The Practice.
In 1995 while at the Cannes film festival for The Quick and the Dead, Stone was asked to step in for Dame Elizabeth Taylor at the amfAR Gala. She has continued her worked with the organization for 20 years as the Global Fundraising Chairperson, raising hundreds of millions of dollars to find a cure for aids with amfAR all over the globe. In 2002 the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) honored Stone for her contribution to the fight against AIDS. She was presented the Global Institutes Healthcare & Medicine Humanitarian Award by a hundred of the top doctors in America. In 2013 she was honored by the Nobel Peace Laureates at the Nobel Peace Summit in Poland with the Peace Summit Award for her continuous work with HIV/AIDS. Stone was presented the award by His Holiness the Dali Lama.
Jeff Hephner (@HephnerJeff)
Jeff Hephner is currently starring in TNT's Agent X as John Case, a smooth, athletic, tough and quick-witted operative. Last year, Hephner co-starred in Christopher Nolan's blockbuster sci-fi adventure Interstellar. His other big-screen credits include Tigerland, Maid in Manhattan and Free Ride.
For television, Hephner recently starred in the drama series Chicago Fire. He has also had regular roles on Boss, The O.C., The Jury, Hellcats, Easy Money and Mercy, as well as guest appearances on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Criminal Minds, CSI: Miami, Nip/Tuck, House M.D., Castle and Drop Dead Diva. Hephner's television movies include The Water is Wide, Capitol Law, The Wedding Album and The 19th Wife.
At an age when most actors are struggling to find interesting roles, Gerald McRaney continuously works in high-quality projects. 2015 has proven to be a momentous year with a wonderful array of projects and characters in such films as Focus, opposite Will Smith and Margot Robbie; Best of Me, based on the best-selling Nicholas Sparks novel; and the upcoming The Disappointments Room, starring Kate Beckinsale and written and directed by DJ Carusso.
Without skipping a beat, "Mac" (as he prefers to be called) easily segues from portraying wealthy businessman Raymond Tusk ("Donald Trump meets Warren Buffett") on the award-winning Netflix drama House of Cards to recurring as the villainous Barlow Connelly on Netflix's contemporary western Longmire. He has just wrapped his starring role opposite Jeff Hephner and Sharon Stone in the first season of TNT's brand new action-drama Agent X.
A few years ago, McRaney made his Broadway debut in the New York premiere of Horton Foote's Dividing the Estate. He currently chairs the Horton Foote Award Committee of the Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration, which annually recognizes outstanding screenwriting. He also appeared on stage in the 2003 critically acclaimed off-Broadway hit play The Exonerated.
McRaney is an avid angler, hunter and lover of all things outdoors. A Mississippi native, he has also defied the odds in Hollywood coupling by being happily married to actress Delta Burke for the past 25 years. They reside in Los Angeles.
FBI Director Stanton
Jamey Sheridan is a veteran actor who first gained notice on Broadway, for his Tony®-nominated performance as Chris Keller in the Tony-winning Best Revival of Arthur Miller's All My Sons. The next year, he returned as James Tyrone, Jr. in the great Jose Quintero's beloved production of Long Day's Journey into Night, with Jason Robards and Colleen Dewhurst. Soon he was acclaimed as the maverick attorney in the title role of John Sayles' quirky NBC drama Shannon's Deal and later as the man-demon Randall Flagg in the Stephen King miniseries The Stand.
No stranger to the big screen, Sheridan will soon begin production on Clint Eastwood's upcoming directorial effort Sully, in which he will star alongside Tom Hanks. This November, he will also be seen in Tom McCarthy's upcoming film Spotlight, with Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, and Rachel McAdams.
Perhaps Sheridan's most recognizable movie role is the taciturn scientist Jim Carver in Ang Lee's The Ice Storm, with Joan Allen. His other film work includes Zal Batmanglij's The East, with Ellen Page; Stephen Gaghan's Syriana; Life as a House; The Cradle Will Rock, opposite Emily Watson; Luminous Motion; and Desert Saints. Earlier films include Stanley and Iris, A Stranger Among Us, Distant Thunder, Talent For The Game, All I Want For Christmas, Whispers In The Dark, Quick Change, Nothing But the Truth and Wild America.
On television, Sheridan is perhaps best known for his starring role as Captain James Deakins on Law & Order: Criminal Intent and for his role as the complicated doctor John Sutton on Chicago Hope. His other standout television roles include Vice President William Walden on Showtime's Homeland, Robert Queen on The CW's Arrow. He has also turned in notable performances, in television movies such as Game Change, The Lost Child, Hamlet, The Echo of Thunder, Spring Awakening, All Lies End In Murder, Video Voyeur: The Susan Wilson
Story and Ricky Nelson: Teen Idol, in which he played Ozzie Nelson.'
Sheridan has graced the Broadway boards with other stimulating performances, including Sgt. Toomey in Biloxi Blues and Brian in The Shadow Box. His off-Broadway credits include Brutus in Julius Caesar at the New York Shakespeare Festival in Central Park and Mazon in Sam Shepard's Killer's Head at the Public Theater. Other memorable roles include Alan Turing in Breaking the Code at the Berkshire Theater Festival, his return to the role of James Tyrone, Jr. in Eugene O'Neill's Moon for the Misbegotten at Williamstown and Enigma Variations, a duet opposite Donald Sutherland at the Mark Taper Forum.
President Thomas Eckhart
Writer, director, producer and Emmy®-winning actor John Shea has worked consistently in theatre, film, and television since his Broadway debut years ago. Current projects include starring with Sharon Stone, James Earl Jones, Gerald McRaney and Jeff Hephner in Agent X, a new series for TNT. Shea has also just competed work on Grey Lady, a romantic thriller that he wrote and directed. He also produced the film with Armyan Bernstein and Suzann Ellis of Beacon Pictures. The first major feature shot entirely on Nantucket Island, Grey Lady stars Eric Dane, Natalie Zea, Adrian Lester, and Amy Madigan. With cinematography by Andrzej Bartkowiak, and with Wendy Schmidt (of Google) as Executive Producer, Grey Lady will be released in 2016.
As a film actor, Shea burst onto the international film scene in 1982 with his depiction of a young American idealist caught up in the violence of Chilean politics in Costa Gavras' Academy Award®-winning political thriller Missing. The movie, which won the Palme D' Or at the Cannes Film Festival, also starred Jack Lemmon and Sissy Spacek. For his political work following the film's release, Shea was honored by Amnesty International. One the most versatile actors of his generation, Shea's fifty diverse film credits include Hussy, Windy City, Lune de Miel (Honeymoon), A New Life, Honey, I Blew Up the Baby, Stealing Home, Unsettled Land, The Adventures of Sebastian Cole, The Insurgents, An Invisible Sign and The Trouble With the Truth.
Shea has starred in these television series: WIOU (CBS and Grant Tinker), Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (Warner Brothers-ABC), Mutant X (Warner Brothers) and Gossip Girl (Warner Brothers). Among his many television credits are guest starring roles on Sex and the City, Law and Order, Tales from the Crypt, and as a recurring character in The Good Wife. Shea won his Emmy Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Movie or a Miniseries in 1988 for Baby M; he also scored high praise for his role as the determined DA who brought infant killer Diana Downs (Farrah Fawcett) to justice in the Peabody Award-winning Small Sacrifices.
Shea's New York theatre work is marked by wide diversity. He made his cabaret debut at the Manhattan Theatre Club in Bethlehem Steal with Yale Drama schoolmate Meryl Streep. He made his Broadway debut at the age of 26 in Nobel Prize winner Isaac B. Singer's Yentl, playing a Hassidic Jew and garnering the Theatre World Award for Most Promising Actor. Among his many theatre credits since then are End of the World, American Days of Stephen, The Normal Heart, The Dining Room and Daniella Frank.
As a filmmaker, Shea co-wrote and directed the independent film Southie (1998) starring Donnie Wahlberg, Rose McGowan, Amanda Peet, Laurence Tierney, Will Arnet, and Anne Meara. After directing Southie, Shea returned to the New York stage for three Off Broadway plays: The Director, Down the Garden Paths and How I Learned to Drive.
For the last six seasons, Shea served as Artistic Director of the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket, the professional theatre where he apprenticed while in college. Since 2009 he has co-produced 40 major productions. Shea grew up in Springfield, Massachusetts, where he attended Cathedral High School, and received his B.A. from Bates College where he performed on both the varsity debating and football teams. He lives with his wife, the painter Melissa MacLeod, and his family on Nantucket Island where he is a founding member of the Nantucket Film Festival and the Artistic Director Emeritus of the Theatre Workshop. For his body of work, he received the John F. Kennedy Award for outstanding cultural contribution by a person of Irish-American descent.
Mike Colter is a recognizable actor who has had memorable roles in some of television's most critically acclaimed series and some of Hollywood's most successful blockbuster films. In addition to starring in TNT's Agent X, Colter is set to star opposite Krysten Ritter in the Netflix/Marvel series Jessica Jones.
Colter's big break came after he was cast in Clint Eastwood's 2005 Best Picture Academy Award®-winning film Million Dollar Baby, where he shared the screen opposite Morgan Freeman and Hillary Swank. Since then, Colter has continued on to work in big blockbuster films like Salt, alongside Angelina Jolie, and Men In Black III, in which he plays father to Will Smith's Agent J. This role turned out to be a big revelation in the film, as it tied together the characters and the story lines for all three films.
Colter recently wrapped filming the lead role of Charlie Walker in America is Still the Place. Written and directed by Patrick Gilles (Olive), the film is based on the book of the same name by Charlie Walker. The film describes the true events that occurred in Walker's life when he was hired by Tower Oil to clean up the mess left on Stinson Beach after a tanker collision near Golden Gate Bridge and the racial animosity this caused during the 1970's.
In addition to his film work, Colter has had a hot streak in television as a recurring guest star in CBS's critically acclaimed drama The Good Wife, in which he plays the powerful Lemond Bishop. Colter also had a character arc in the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-nominated American Horror Story: Coven, in which he played an executive of a powerful company and head witch hunter alongside Jessica Lange and Angela Basset. He is also known for his recurring role on The Following, alongside Kevin Bacon and his series regular turn in the short-lived Ringer, with Sarah Michelle Gellar.
On the stage, Colter starred in Adam Bock's play Drunken City, which had a world premiere at the Playwrights Horizon. He has also received exceptional reviews for his turn as guitar-playing blues singer CJ Memphis in the 2005 revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Soldier's Play, the original stage adaptation of Colter's career inspiration A Soldier's Story. The play was a big off-Broadway success and brought Colter's acting career full circle.