Remy Danton is the former Chief of Staff for President Frank Underwood. Previously, he worked for Frank on Capitol Hill while he served as House Majority Whip. Following that he was also a partner at the lobbyist firm of Glendon Hill where his main responsibility is as a Washington lobbyist for SanCorp, a natural gas company.


Danton and SanCorp industries provide hefty sums of money to various political campaigns that Frank Underwood promotes. In return, SanCorp expects Underwood's assistance in promoting legislation that benefits their natural gas company. Danton also convinced Claire Underwood to backstab Frank by offering to help her to move a cargo shipment of water supplies through South Sudanese customs in exchange for her help in killing a bill that Peter Russo was sponsoring. He also switched allegiances from SanCorp to Tusk after being approached by Frank to persuade SanCorp to buy out some of Tusk's companies.


He worked for Frank Underwood as his Press Secretary for eight years.


Danton is serious and shown to be very concerned about the companies he works for, and seeks to accomplish the companies' main goals. However, he is shown to have a lighter side. Jackie Sharp noted that he is a shameless flirt, to which Danton admits, adding, however, that he just flirts and doesn't care for one-night stands.


  • He was given a watch by Frank Underwood with an inscription of a quote by Winston Churchill: "To improve is to change. To perfect is to change often."
  • He was seen speaking French with his parents while visiting them in Florida.

Behind the Scenes

Remy Danton is currently portrayed by Mahershala Ali .


Season 1
"Chapter 1" "Chapter 2" "Chapter 3" "Chapter 4" "Chapter 5"
"Chapter 6" "Chapter 7" "Chapter 8" "Chapter 9" "Chapter 10"
"Chapter 11" "Chapter 12" "Chapter 13"
Season 2
"Chapter 14" "Chapter 15" "Chapter 16" "Chapter 17" "Chapter 18"
"Chapter 19" "Chapter 20" "Chapter 21" "Chapter 22" "Chapter 23"
"Chapter 24" "Chapter 25" "Chapter 26"
Season 3
"Chapter 27" "Chapter 28" "Chapter 29" "Chapter 30" "Chapter 31"
"Chapter 32" "Chapter 33" "Chapter 34" "Chapter 35" "Chapter 36"
"Chapter 37" "Chapter 38" "Chapter 39"
Season 4
"Chapter 40" "Chapter 41" "Chapter 42" "Chapter 43" "Chapter 44"
"Chapter 45" "Chapter 46" "Chapter 47" "Chapter 48" "Chapter 49"
"Chapter 50" "Chapter 51" "Chapter 52"
Political offices
Preceded by
Linda Vasquez
White House Chief of Staff
2014 – 2015
Succeeded by
Doug Stamper
United States order of precedence
Preceded by
Order of Precedence of the United States
as White House Chief of Staff
Succeeded by