In the timely new drama Shots Fired, an unarmed white teenager is fatally shot by a black police officer in a small town in North Carolina. In a press conference, Governor Patricia Eamons (Helen Hunt) tells the public that she contacted the Justice Department to launch an investigation. While social unrest begins to percolate, the governor — who is hoping to be re-elected — turns to successful, powerful businessman Arlen Cox for help.
Arlen Cox is portrayed by Richard Dreyfuss. The Oscar winner is known for his roles in the TV mini-series Madoff (Bernie Madoff), and in the films Mr. Holland’s Opus (Glenn Holland), The American President (Senator Bob Rumson), What About Bob? (Dr. Leo Marvin), Stakeout (Chris Lecce), Down and Out in Beverly Hills (Dave Whiteman), The Goodbye Girl (Elliot), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Roy), and Jaws (Hooper), among many others. Shots Fired airs Wednesdays at 8pm on FOX.