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Doug Stamper
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Name: Douglas Stamper
Alias(es): Peter (pseudonym)
Doug (nickname)
Status: Alive
Age: 51
Date of birth: April 1, 1964
Birthplace: San Francisco, California,
United States of America
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Residence(s): Washington, D.C.,
United States of America
Affiliation: United States House of Representatives
Profession: Chief of Staff to the President of the United States (2015-present)
Chief of Staff to the Vice President of the United States (2013-2014)
Chief of Staff to the House Majority Whip (2003-2013)
Sibling(s): Brother:
Gary Stamper
Significant other(s): Ex-lovers:
Saphire (2013-2015),
Tammy (2014)
Played by: Michael Kelly
Seasons: 1, 2, 3
First episode: "Chapter 1"
Appears in: 3 seasons, 25+ episodes

Douglas "Doug" Stamper (born April 1, 1964) is Frank Underwood's chief of staff and former director of strategy.


In Season 1, Stamper used Rachel Posner to seduce Peter Russo, compromising his pledge of sobriety, which led to Russo's failed candidacy and eventual death.

When Posner met Zoe Barnes for an impromptu conversation about Russo's death, and Underwood's ascension to the Vice Presidency, Posner chose to have her own personal life played out in the press rather than rat out Stamper and Underwood's plan. Doug moved Rachel out of the public eye and forced her to live in a new apartment away from Washington, this caused much tension between them and led to Rachel snapping and throwing a brick at him, leaving him lying alone in a forest.

His loyalty to Underwood was unquestioning and uncompromising. When the wheel was set in motion, Underwood called on Stamper to start taking down Underwood's enemies.

Also, Stamper was a recovering alcoholic. Despite being over 14 years sober he regularly attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. He used that fact to keep Russo clean for the necessary time, sponsoring and taking Russo to meetings.


Doug Stamper dead

Doug lies motionless.

Doug was attacked by Rachel Posner after a tense confrontation when she attacked Doug with a brick, using it to strike his head three times after he followed her into the woods. He remained almost motionless and undiscovered as a helicopter passed nearby.

Doug was eventually found and recovered in the hospital.


Quiet, cold, and calculating, Stamper was a vital cog in Underwood's political machine, serving as his chief of staff. His talents for discretion and subterfuge allow him to be ruthlessly efficient.

Stamper has demonstrated a willingness to control his targets mainly through coercion. Due to his proven skills and decades-long loyalty, Underwood fully trusts Stamper, giving him a high degree of autonomy in his work.

Behind the ScenesEdit

Doug Stamper was portrayed by Michael Kelly in Seasons 1, 2 and 3 of House of Cards.


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"


Political offices
Preceded by
Remy Danton
White House Chief of Staff
2015 – present
United States order of precedence
Preceded by
Order of Precedence of the United States
as White House Chief of Staff
Succeeded by

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