Thomas Vanderbilt - Aaron Eckhart
No, I described Vanderbilt in A Choice of Futures
as a bald man with olive skin. I don't have a particular actor in mind, though.
Darn, I completely forgot about that part. Vanderbilt's very earnest personality, his idealism and ambition for the Federation to grow, reminded me a lot of Eckhart's Harvey Dent in the first half of The Dark Knight
, but I had completely forgotten about how you described him.