|Portrayed by||Oliver Platt|
|First appearance||2012 (film)|
Carl Anheuser is the main antagonist of 2012. He was the Chief of Staff to the late President Thomas Wilson. He was shown to be strict and determined for things to be done right. He was the chief organiser of the American side of the Ark project and had personaly authorized most of the dastardly deeds that had to do with keeping the Ark Project secret.
With the Vice President dead and the Speaker of the House missing, and with others in the line of succession unaccounted for, Carl Anheuser appoints himself the acting commander-in-chief. His relationship with Adrian Helmsley is difficult but he often teases him just for the goof of it.
Events of 2012 Edit
Carl doesn't want to let the remaining passengers onto the ship but Adrian Helmsley convinces the governments of the world otherwise. Although this seems good, it also results in the death of Gordon Silberman.