In the Madam Secretary episode ‘Snap Back’, while Elizabeth (Tea Leoni) tries to stop Israel from going to war with Iran, her colleague Russell (Zeljko Ivanek) wants Henry (Tim Daly) to ask his old Air Force buddy-turned-congressman Jeff Pearson to support President Dalton (Keith Carradine) in the House’s election vote.
Congressman Jeff Pearson is portrayed by Michael Cerveris. He’s known for his roles on The Good Wife (James Castro), Treme (Marvin Frey), Fringe (September/The Observer), and Fame (Ian Ware), among others. Cerveris is also a Broadway star. The two-time Tony Award winner (Fun Home, Assassins) made his debut as Tommy in The Who’s Tommy — the groundbreaking rock opera — in 1993. Madam Secretary airs Sundays at 9pm on CBS.