William Ross
Key information
Status Alive
Profession Politician
Chicago Alderman
Relatives Wife
Relationships Mona Fredericks - Chief of Staff
Behind the scenes
Portrayed by James Vincent Meredith
Season 1 & 2
First episode "Listen"
Last episode "Louder Than Words"
Appearances 8 episodes (see below)
William Ross is a Chicago alderman.


Season 1Edit

Mayor of Chicago Tom Kane chairs a city council meeting to vote on an ordnance related to his pet project; the redevelopment of O'Hare International Airport. Ross is obstructive to Kane freely wielding power. Kane forces the vote to be undocumented, locking the council members in chambers and taking their phones until the issue is decided.[1]

Season 2Edit

He is devastated by his marriage ending and stops attending work. He begins drinking in the daytime and leaves his political career in the hands of his chief of staff, Mona Fredericks.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

Ross is a recurring character in the first and second seasons. He is played by guest star James Vincent Meredith.


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"


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