Hail to the Chiefs: 13 Memorable TV Presidents

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TVLine Nation, you’ve got a big choice to make today, and it’s not one to take lightly.

After all, if you don’t click through the gallery of memorable TV presidents below, how will you be equipped to hit the comments and properly cast your vote for your favorite small-screen commander-in-chief?

We’ve rounded up a bunch of fictional heads of state and given you a refresher on each, including high and low points of their administrations and a choice quote or two — because an informed electorate is a powerful electorate. 

Click on the right arrow to get started — oh, and don’t forget to vote in that other big election that’s going on today, too.



Comments (82)

  • Laura Roslin – FTW!!!

    Comment by Van – November 6, 2012 01:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Palmer

    Comment by Amy – November 6, 2012 01:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is there really any doubt? Josiah Bartlett all the way! Anyone who can deliver Sorkin speeches with such passion and panache has to win.

    Comment by charissa29 – November 6, 2012 01:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The character was despicable and Greg Itzin was utterly brilliant in his portrayal of Charles Logan. Logan dripped slime with just about every scene he was in.

    Comment by Pat D. – November 6, 2012 02:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Totally a toss up between David Palmer and Allison Taylor. Loved both of them. They would be my fantasy presidential ticket.

    Comment by Ana – November 6, 2012 02:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bartlett for America, forever!

    Comment by Jane – November 6, 2012 03:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jed Bartlett but Laura Roslin almost made me change my mind. I loved Bartlett first so I’m sticking with him.

    Comment by Kelly – November 6, 2012 03:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bartlet for America!!

    Comment by Betsy – November 6, 2012 04:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jed Bartlet and the West Wing and Martin Sheen FTW!!!

    Comment by SLS – November 6, 2012 06:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bartlett for president

    Comment by Emily – November 6, 2012 09:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Roslin FTW

    Comment by John – November 6, 2012 11:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Charles Logan ftw!

    Comment by chujciwdupe – November 7, 2012 02:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jed Barlett, by a landslide! But my heart wants to choose Laura Roslin…

    Comment by arial2 – November 7, 2012 03:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fitzgerald Grant from Scandal.

    Jed Bartlett from The West Wing.

    Mackenzie Allen from Commander in Chief.

    Comment by Allison – November 7, 2012 09:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Palmer

    Comment by Carolyn – October 4, 2013 11:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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