This man has a chilling presence as an actor. He is the master at playing a smiling, sneaky con artist who will murder you for your lunch money. He often plays a character who has scammed his way into power. As President Charles Logan on 24, he was a world-class confidence man who could out-lie, out-sneak and out-hustle the most vicious tyrants, terrorists, master criminals and world politicians. In the last season of 24, he played the ex-President as the devil incarnate who corrupts President Taylor with his twisted rationalizations for evil. President Logan was the most terrifying character on television. I would rather have dinner with Freddie Kreuger than Charles Logan.
In Murder One, he again played a fake nice guy smooth-talking D.A. who only a crazy person would trust. And in Firefly, he played a predatory warlord on a planet in space. In Firefly, there was no fake smile, just the bone-chilling glare of ruthlessness. Gregory Itzin uses his eyes to look into your soul and terrify you with the fear that the whole world is corrupt, there are no morals anywhere and humanity is a race of rattlesnakes. He is an excellent actor.