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Alpha House

the series philosopher alpha house wikiAlpha House is a television series released in 2013 produced by Amazon Studios. The show stars John Goodman (Roseanne, Treme, Community), Clark Johnson (The Wire), Matt Malloy (Six Feet Under) and Mark Consuelos (Missing, All My Children) as four U.S. Senators who share a house in Washington, D.C. It was created by Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau.

The series is inspired by real-life Congressmen who share a home in D.C.: Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Representative George Miller (D-CA). The series has a number of cameos from celebrities such as Bill Murray (as Senator Vernon Smits) and politicians such as Schumer as himself. Amazon Studios offered the first three episodes of Alpha House for free, with each subsequent episode released weekly thereafter for Amazon Prime members on Amazon Instant Video.

The show stars:

  • John Goodman (Roseanne, Treme, Community) as Gil John Biggs, a U.S. Senator from North Carolina, former basketball coach of the North Carolina Tar Heels.
  • Clark Johnson (The Wire) as Robert Bettencourt, a Black Republican and U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania who is currently eighth in seniority.
  • Matt Malloy (Six Feet Under) as Louis Laffer, a U.S. Senator from Nevada who owns the house where the four Senators live
  • Mark Consuelos (Missing, All My Children) as Andy Guzman, a Marco Rubio-like U.S. Senator from Florida.
  • Yara Martinez (Hollywood Heights) as Adriana de Portago, Andy Guzman’s girlfriend and Cuban-American heiress who runs a super PAC that assists Republican campaigns.
  • Alicia Sable as Tammy Stackhouse, a legislative assistant to Senator Biggs.
  • Julie White (Go On, Nurse Jackie) as Maddie Biggs, the demanding wife of Senator Biggs.

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