A civilian member of the Committee to Detect and Defeat Conspiracies (a proto-CIA), Sackett works alongside Ben Tallmadge in devising novel ways to obtain intelligence. He is as offbeat as his ideas, several of which are far ahead of their time, while others are completely harebrained. His intellect and creativity are prized by Washington, who secretly funds a workshop where Sackett contrives new gadgets for spycraft, a sort of 18th century version of Q’s laboratory from the James Bond movies.
Stephen Root most recently appeared in Selma, produced by Brad Pitt and Oprah Winfrey; Hello, My Name Is Doris with Sally Field; and 7 Chinese Brothers with Jason Schwartzman. He recently finished filming Spectral, opposite Emily Mortimer.
Root's additional film credits include The Lone Ranger, J. Edgar, Rango, Cedar Rapids, Unthinkable, The Men Who Stare at Goats, The Soloist, Leatherheads, No Country for Old Men, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Finding Nemo, The Country Bears, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Office Space, Dave, Guilty by Suspicion, Ghost, and Stanley & Iris.
Root’s television credits include Fargo, Justified, Dragons, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Boardwalk Empire, The Newsroom, The Good Wife, King of the Hill, 24, True Blood, Pushing Daisies, Tripping the Rift, American Dad!, The West Wing, The X’s, and NewsRadio.
After graduating college, Root began his theater career touring the US and Canada with the National Shakespeare Company, before moving to New York. There, he performed in many regional theatres and starred off-Broadway in Journey’s End and The Au Pair Man. His Broadway debut came in So Long on Lonely Street, followed by the Tony Award®-winning production of All My Sons. A starring role, in the Broadway national touring company of Driving Miss Daisy, brought Root to Los Angeles where he currently resides.