Became interested in acting as an English major at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, when he played Bolingbroke in a production of Shakespeare's Richard II.
Trained at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.
Has portrayed numerous political figures, including president of the United States on 24 (2005-2010) and a senator on Big Love (2011). These roles should come easily for him—his father served as mayor of Burlington, WI.
2006, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
2010, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
1994, Tony — Actor (Featured Role--Play): Nominee
2006, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
Julia Itzin — Daughter
William Itzin — Son
Judie Goldman — Wife
Martin Itzin — Father
Attended University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States