Cody Fern, born 6 July 1988, is an Australian actor and director. Following his feature debut in The Tribes of Palos Verdes (2017), he portrayed murder victim David Madson in the FX series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (2018). Later that year, Fern played Michael Langdon in American Horror Story: Apocalypse. He also appeared in the final season of the Netflix drama House of Cards as Duncan Shepherd. In 2019, he returned to American Horror Story for its ninth season 1984 playing Xavier Plympton. In 2021, he returned for one episode, entitled Feral, for the first season of the anthology series American Horror Stories where he played park ranger Stan Vogel.