On Madam Secretary, President Conrad Dalton (Keith Carradine) went around his Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord (Tea Leoni) and appointed a new of National Security Agency (NSA), Craig Sterling. McCord knows Sterling from her days with the CIA. She doesn’t like him one bit, which is exactly why the President went around her. When Sterling appears on the job, McCord can barely look at him. He will threaten to undermine her professional relationship with the President.
Craig Sterling is portrayed by Julian Acosta. The Puerto Rican-born actor has appeared on several TV shows including Entourage, Scrubs, and The West Wing. He’s best known for his recurring role as Kathy’s dad Edward on The Secret Life of the American Teenager, and more recently, as Gael Montoya in Being Mary Jane with Gabriel Union, and Hand of God with Ron Perlman. Madam Secretary airs Sundays at 8:30pm on CBS.