Russell Jackson is a government official who served as White House Chief of Staff to President's Dalton and McCord. Prior to serving as White House White House Chief of Staff, he served in the House of Representatives.


Biography[edit | edit source]

Early Life[edit | edit source]

His father left when he was young. During the summer after his junior year of high school his big brother, Kenny, took him fishing. His brother was boned by a drunk truck driver. His brother died at the scene.

Career[edit | edit source]

He is President Conrad Dalton's Chief of Staff at the White House Office. During the Episode "The Race" he was about to give Stevie her recommendation letter for Harvard when he suffered a heart attack. Stevie quickly stepped in to administer CPR and he was rushed to the hospital. He survived and returned to work at the White House. He also delivers the President's orders to the Secretary of State.

Behind the Scenes[edit | edit source]

Russell Jackson was portrayed by Željko Ivanek in Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of Madam Secretary


Appearances[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • He has a photographic memory
  • He always has his phone in his hand and is always texting
  • He is a PandaCammer
  • He cheats on his diet often
  • Russell's wife Carol is a Pediatric surgeon, as Carol stated in an episode, "I operate on children."
  • He is an alumni of Harvard Law School.
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.