Gregg Beam (David Harbour)
Gregg Beam played by David Harbour
Born in New York, USA, on 10th April 1974
Starred In Quantum of Solace (2008)
After identifying Dominic Greene as an interest, M contacts the CIA to find out more information. Her call is rerouted to the Gregg Beam, who tells her they have no interest in Greene. While M correctly realises that Greene is actually a person of extreme interest, she doesn't know that Beam is currently onboard a private jet with Greene heading to Austria.
On board Greene discusses a deal with Beam and the CIA. They agree not to interfere with any coup in Bolivia, in exchange for oil found in a patch of land in the country. Beam thinks this is a good deal, as effectively they don't need to take any action against a coup they know nothing about. Greene mentions that he has a 'pest' he would like eliminated as part of the deal. He shows a picture of Bond to Beam, who asks Felix Leiter to identify it. He lies and tells Beam he doesn't know who it is, something Beam is surprised about since he knew who it was all along.
Later in the film Bond phones the seemingly well known CIA office in Bolivia, and encourages Leiter to come and meet him. He tells Bond the intelligence he needs, practically using up the 30 seconds he mentioned before Beams agents come in guns blazing. Bond manages to escape, leaving Beam to question Felix as to what went wrong.
At the end of the film, M tells Bond that Beam has been replaced by Felix Leiter, leading Bond to make the comment that the right people kept their jobs.
Beam is the seemingly jovial, smug CIA Section Chief for South America. When he meets with Greene, he thinks as well as oil, Greene is either looking for, or has found diamonds, as he connects this to all the pipe work that Greene has been buying. He isn't as smart as he thinks however, since there is no oil, and he is just being manipulated to suit Greene's agenda.
Beam seemingly has no problems dealing with the likes of Greene, telling Felix that he needs to get with the program, since they will deal with anyone in order to meet their demand for oil.
While technically not a villain in the traditional sense, Gregg Beam does agree with Greene to remove Bond from the picture, consequently putting pressure on M to issue a capture or kill order on him. Since he is at such odds to Bond's goals, he is placed in this category. §