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Mark Usher is an American politician who served as the 52nd Vice President of the United States. He was a political strategist and the former campaign manager of Will Conway. A member of the Republican Party, Usher served as a Special Advisor to President Frank Underwood.

Usher was initially hired by Hannah Conway as a campaign manager but during the election deadlock in late 2016 and early 2017 he was shown to be much more aligned to Ted Brockhart, Republican vice presidential nominee.

Later, Usher struck a deal with the Underwoods and helped Frank to win the presidency and has served since as a Special Advisor. After the resignation of Frank Underwood as President of the United States, Vice President Claire Underwood was sworn in, and it was then put forward to her by Usher himself to consider him as a potential Vice President. In 2017 President Claire Underwood would later nominate him to the position, and the senate would confirm him, making him the 52nd Vice President of the United States .

Usher is notable for being one of only four characters on the series to break the fourth wall (the others being both Underwoods and Doug Stamper) - in Chapter 61, during the inauguration of the first President Underwood, Usher looked to the camera and waved, mirroring Frank's own fourth wall break in the pilot.


Mark Usher: "Why are you allowing me to be gutted?"

Annette Shepherd: "Gutted?"

Mark Usher: "Yes. Gutted. Gutted, gutted."

Characters met

Behind the Scenes

Mark Usher was portrayed by Campbell Scott in Seasons 5 and 6 of House of Cards.


Season 5
"Chapter 53" "Chapter 54" "Chapter 55" "Chapter 56" "Chapter 57"
"Chapter 58" "Chapter 59" "Chapter 60" "Chapter 61" "Chapter 62"
"Chapter 63" "Chapter 64" "Chapter 65"
Season 6
"Chapter 66" "Chapter 67" "Chapter 68" "Chapter 69" "Chapter 70"
"Chapter 71" "Chapter 72" "Chapter 73"