On sketch comedy shows like Saturday Night Live, it’s par for the course that a cast member or two will impersonate presidents, from Kate McKinnon’s hilarious interpretation of Hillary Clinton, to Chevy Chase’s falling down Ford, and everything in between.
But apart from satire, the growing popularity of dramas has given rise to a long list of actors who have played fictional versions of a U.S. president. Some have been humble and kind, others cunning, manipulative, and still others downright drunk with power.
In the gallery above we’ve highlighted eight of the most interesting fictional presidents to have graced our television screens in recent years. Enjoy!
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