Cotter Smith is an American actor. He has been acting since the 1980s. During this period, he appeared in the films Nickel Mountain, Lady Beware, Cameron’s Closet, and K-9. In the 1990s, he first starred as Deputy D.A. Eugene “Gene” Rogan in the TV series Equal Justice. Later, he had recurring roles in L.A. Law and Courthouse. The following decade, Smith a recurring part in Judging Amy, as well as several one-episode roles. He also played President McKenna in the film X2. More recently, he played Deputy Attorney General in The Americans and President Jack Davis in Revolution. In 2017, he played Unit Chief Shepard in Mindhunter.