Who plays the President in The Night Agent on Netflix?

By Louie Fecou
Published: March 24, 2023 (Last updated: March 26, 2023)
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Who plays the President in The Night Agent on Netflix? We discuss the Netflix series and one of its significant roles. 

There is a political thriller on Netflix that has all the elements audiences will want. A conspiracy, corruption, The White House, The President, and a low-level FBI agent that suddenly receives the call to action all feature in the show that has viewers gripped.

The show is based on a novel by Mathew Quirk, with ten episodes to get through. There is also some great talent bringing the show to life, but who plays the President in The Night Agent?

What is The Night Agent about?

The Night Agent is an exciting and involving political thriller with a mystery at its center and a great cast of characters.

So far, the show has been compared to classic TV thrillers such as 24 and Bodyguard, and initial reviews have been positive.

We see the action unfolding through the eyes of Peter Sutherland, played by Gabriel Basso, a lower-tier FBI agent who works in the offices of the White House, manning a phone that never seems to ring.

However, one night the lonely phone rings, and Peter, and the viewer, are thrown into a fast-moving and dangerous conspiracy that seems to lead all the way upstairs to The Oval Office.

Who plays the President in The Night Agent on Netflix?

The President in The Night Agent is played by Kari Matchett. Matchett, born in 1970, is a hard-working Canadian actor who has worked consistently in television and had great roles in some underrated films.

Matchett is a graduate of the National Theatre School and studied Chekhov at the Moscow Theatre School as an exchange student. She attended Red Deer College, where she received her start in Summer stock.

What is Kari Matchett known for?

Kari Matchett has worked extensively in television and film. An early prominent role was in The Rez, a Canadian drama television series aired on CBC from 1996 to 1998. Her television career would be consistent, appearing in single episodes of shows such as Wild Card, 24, ER, and Criminal Minds.

She would also do a number of made-for-TV movies including Mad Mom and Return to Christmas Creek. By 2002, Hatchett would appear in two theatrically released movies, Cube 2, the sequel to the cult classic Cube, and as Diane in the 2002 film Cypher.

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She is also known for playing Mary Reed in the 2019 film Code 8 and played alongside Ethan Hawke in the 2016 film Maudie. Matchett seemed to find often herself playing alongside actor Timothy Hutton.

She would guest star with him on episodes of A Nero Wolfe Mystery and would guest star in Leverage. She would also work with Hutton on the gripping mini-series 5ive Days to Midnight. In all these roles, she was the love interest for Hutton.

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