In the 2010 Doctor Who special The End of Time, Part 1, the President of the United States makes a minor appearance, as seen in this video:

From his general appearance the actual man (before he turns into just another copy of the Master) is evidently meant to be Barack Obama, presumably the successor to the ill-fated President Winters.

Curiously, this man is not listed on the cast lists for the episodes, either at Wikipedia, TARDIS Wikia, or IMDb. Which begs the question: who played President Obama?

  • You mean this guy? (It's a screenshot to confirm if this is the guy who is supposed to be Obama in the video. Can't watch it right now)
    – Aegon
    Jul 15 '16 at 9:57
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    @Aegon No, the guy at 32 seconds. Though that doesn't mean much if you can't watch it ;) Jul 15 '16 at 10:00
  • @Aegon No, they found an actor who looked more like Obama than that! Also, we never see his face in the episode.
    – Rand al'Thor
    Jul 15 '16 at 10:03
  • @curiousdannii Thanks. Rand: Yeah just skipped to 00:32 and saw it.
    – Aegon
    Jul 15 '16 at 10:05

Simple answer is: Nobody knows.

According to Barack Obama's TARDIS wiki page, the stand-in is uncredited and we never see his face in the episode. However, the voice is genuinely Barack Obama's, it's archive sound taken from an older speech of his.

Your only hope of figuring it out is the BTS Doctor Who Confidential for that episode, called Lords and Masters, in which the actor's face can be seen for a fraction of a second after he finishes shaking his head for that scene:

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Unfortunately, due to the archive sound, any reference to the character's actor is always labelled as Barack Obama, and not the stand-in. So we may never truly know.

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    I'm reasonably sure lots of people know.
    – Valorum
    Jul 16 '16 at 19:52
  • Wow Rand al'Thor, nice still. Guess that's him. Pretty decent look-a-like. Tried a reverse google image search and its best guess was "person". Sep 1 '16 at 11:40
  • Ahem. Credit where it's due, please :-)
    – Valorum
    Sep 1 '16 at 11:43

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