Gregory Itzin, actor who played president on ’24,’ dead at 74

Gregory Itzin, best known for his role as President Charles Logan in the series “24” has died. He was 74.

Jon Cassar, an executive producer and director on the popular Fox series, confirmed the news in a tweet on Friday morning.

“My friend Greg Itzin passed away today. He was one of the most talented actors I had the honor to work with, but more than that he was an all around great guy,” Cassar wrote.

“He’ll be missed by his ’24’ family who had nothing but love & respect for him. You made your mark, now Rest In Peace friend,” the filmmaker went on.

His cause of death has yet to be determined.

While the veteran actor was featured in a slew of TV shows and movies, his biggest role to date was on “24” as the diabolical politician Charles Logan. His character later goes on to become President of the United States.

His “Covert Affairs” costar Sendhil Ramamurthy expressed his sadness over the annoucement of his passing today, writing on Twitter: “Nooooooo. A consummate professional and all around lovely man. Horrible news. Such a pleasure working with you Greg. Sending love to his family. RIP #CovertAffairs

His “Nutt House” castmate Molly Hagan also shared her condolences. “The great actor Gregory Itzin has passed. My heart goes out to Judie and his kids. Funny, kind, extraordinarily talented, and a true Mensch. I first met Greg when he played the hilarious obsequious assistant manager in THE NUTT HOUSE. I’ll never forget our time together,” she posted on social media.

Itzin — who was born in Washington, DC, and raised in Wisconsin — told The Post in 2006, “As an actor who longs to be loved and approved of, I am finding this very gratifying.”

The character actor’s impressive resume also included roles on “Mentalist,” “Hannah Montana,” “Mob City,” “NCIS,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “Judging Amy,” “Friends” and “Star Trek.”

For his turn on “24” — which he starred from 2005 until 2010 — he scored two Emmy nominations for Supporting Actor in a Drama and for Guest Actor in a Drama.

The actor was best known for his role in the Fox series “24.”
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Itzin was also a part of season five’s SAG Award-nominated ensemble.

He began his Hollywood career in the ’70s, as well as the early 1980s, with guest roles on productions such as “Charlie’s Angels” and “Fame.”

On the Broadway stage, Itzin appeared in the project “The Kentucky Cycle” and even earned a Tony Award nomination in 1994.

Itzin leaves behind his wife, Judie and children, Wilke and Julia.

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