Captain William Denninger is everything you'd want in the person leading humanity on its first deep space mission: noble, fair, confident and commanding. At least publicly he is.
About Brian Van Holt
Brian Van Holt appeared opposite Reese Witherspoon in Jean-Marc Vallée's feature film Wild for Fox Searchlight. His other film credits include Black Hawk Down directed by Ridley Scott, Confidence directed by James Foley, Swat directed by Clark Johnson, House Of Wax directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, and Bullet To The Head directed by Walter Hill.
On television, Van Holt has appeared in a recurring role as "Ray Burton" in FX's hit series The Bridge starring Demian Bichir and Diane Kruger. He also starred in the TBS/ABC comedy Cougar Town, and in David Milch's HBO series John From Cincinnati.