Chuck Long is the main antagonist of the religious comedy movie Evan Almighty.
He is head congressman and is shown to be an evil business man that will do anything to make a profit, including ruining Evan Baxter's life.
He regularly took kickbacks from various corporations to sponsor bills that would profit them in various ways, with the corporations' freedoms then often leading them to greatly damage local ecosystems. Long dismissed all of this as "Just business."
This corruption and profiteering ended up causing a major flood, as Long arranged for a company that supported him to get a sweet contract to build a dam, and the company then built it using substandard materials and cutting corners left and right in order to save money. Long was well aware of this, but believed them when they assured him that the dam would never break.
The dam ultimately does break, flooding a small town, though its residents are saved from drowning by boarding Evan's ark.
In the end of the movie, we learn that Long will be facing an indictment for his corrupt and self- serving abuses of power, indicating he will almost certainly be stripped of his position and imprisoned.
He is portrayed by American actor John Goodman, who also played Ocious P. Potter, Big Dan Teague, Layton T. Montgomery, Bones Darley, Marshall from The Hangover, George Wolfsbottom and Howard Stambler.