Berenger plays Jim Vance. He has two career Emmy nominations.
Strathairn plays John Dos Passos, an American novelist and artist. He has one Emmy win in two career nominations.
Harris plays John McCain, the Arizona Senator running for U.S. President in 2008. He has two career Emmy nominations.
O'Hare plays Larry Harvey, the "burned man" who is heavily scarred and walks with a limp. This is his first Emmy nomination.
Freeman plays Dr. John Watson, the trusted associate of Sherlock Holmes. This is his first Emmy nomination.