In the NCIS episode “Double Down,” NCIS Special Agents Nick Torres (Wilmer Valderrama) and Jack Sloane (Maria Bell) are running protection detail for U.S. Senator John Phillips in Afghanistan for the holidays. He’s no ordinary politician from D.C. in Afghanistan. He’s a three-star Marine General. When they hear from Gibbs (Mark Harmon) that the senator’s son Chandler (Blake Webb) is in the ICU (it wasn’t an accident!), Torres and Sloane do their best to get Phillips back to the States, before it’s too late. (You can stream 9000+ episodes and live TV with a CBS All-Access free trial.)
Senator Phillips is portrayed by James Morrison. He’s known for his roles on Twin Peaks (Warden Dwight Murphy), Revenge (Gordon Murphy), Hawthorne (John Morrissey), Private Practice (William White), and 24 (Bill Buchanan, see link above), among others. NCIS airs Tuesdays at 8pm on CBS, right before Bull starring former NCIS star Michael Weatherly.