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Name: Douglas Stamper
Alias(es): Peteer
Status: Unknown
Age: 50
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 Vice President of the United States (2013-2014),
Chief of Staff to the House Majority Whip (2003-2013)
Played by: Michael Kelly
Seasons: 1, 2
Appears in: 2 seasons, 25 episodes

Douglas "Doug" Stamper (April 1, 1964 – (?) October 28, 2014) was 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 possibly killing him.

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.

Possible DeathEdit

Doug Stamper dead

Doug's body 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. His body remained almost motionless and undiscovered as a helicopter passed nearby. Even though there was a minimal twitch in his eye visible, this does not fully rule out his possible death in Chapter 26. Police will investigate his whereabouts and status in the first chapter of the third season, Chapter 27.


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.

Appearances Edit

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"

Behind the ScenesEdit

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

"Tammy" is the name of the Indian gaming casino waitress, played by Tanis Parenteau in House Of Cards Season 2, Episode 20 .  


  • Doug has met all main characters except Tom, Adam and Lucas.
    • He might have met Adam at the CWI party.
    • Both Tom and Lucas have seen Doug, but they never interacted.
  • Stamper's name is a reference to the character of Tim Stamper MP in the original British House of Cards, who was a loyal ally to Urquhart as Doug is to Underwood.

• Tammy takes Doug back to her home on her own, not on the urging of the Indian Gaming Casino owner. In a deleted scene, she's reprimanded by the Casino owner,according to a video interview with Tanis Parenteau, who plays her.

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