Ben Zajac
Ben Zajac
Key information
Status Alive
Age Early 40s
Profession Politician
Relatives Maggie Zajac - wife
Relationships Kitty O'Neill - lover
Behind the scenes
Portrayed by Jeff Hephner
Seasons 1 & 2
First episode "Choose"
Last episode "Louder Than Words"
Appearances 9 episodes (see below)
Ben Zajac is the Illinois State Treasurer and a candidate for Governor of Illinois. He is married to Maggie Zajac and they have two sons.


Season 1Edit

Zajac wins the support of Mayor Tom Kane to run for Governor of Illinois. Kane is looking to oust his crony Governor McCall Cullen. He takes Zajac to the City Hall roof garden, ensuring that their meeting is publicized and sending a message to Cullen. Zajac attends a Latino Association dinner where Kane receives an award. After the dinner Zajac begins an affair with Kane's key aide Kitty O'Neill.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Ben Zajac is a major character in the first and second seasons. He is played by starring cast member Jeff Hephner.


Season 1 appearances
"Listen" "Reflex" "Swallow" "Slip"
"Remembered" "Spit" "Stasis" "Choose"
Season 2 appearances
"Louder Than Words" "Through and Through" "Ablution" "Redemption" "Mania"
"Backflash" "The Conversation" "Consequence" "Clinch" "True Enough"