Frances "Frank" Gallagher is the proud single dad of a large brood of smart, spirited, independent kids who without him would be A hopeless addict and troublemaker, when Frank isn't at the bar spending what little money he has, he's usually passed out on the floor. In place of a job, he puts most of his effort into swindling the state welfare system, often trying to teach his type of opportunistic deceit to his children, often also for his own gain. Frank begins affairs with many conveniently introduced available women, often for financial gain. Frank is the biological father of Sammi, Fiona, Lip, Debbie, Carl, and Liam, but not of Ian, who is the children's half-brother and cousin.
Francis "Frank" Gallagher
Shameless wouldn't be one of the best - if not the best - comedy-dramas of all time without William. Macy's Frank Gallagher who, hands down, is the funniest in The Gallagher family and is featured in very unique storylines all the time. Even though he is the father of the dysfunctional family and supposed to be an adult, he often acts like a child, who doesn't want to get out of bed and act like a man. Thanks to him, Fiona Gallagher, her oldest daughter, had to take up the mantle of managing the family and he couldn't care less. Here are ten questions about the character fans often have. It's bad, it's really bad. The Gallagher children absolutely hate their father and who can blame them, considering the hardships they have had to bear because of no one acting like an adult in the house. And to be honest, Frank Gallagher doesn't care one bit about that. It's like he doesn't have any children or responsibilities that come with being the biggest man in the family. Everyone in the house absolutely hates him and they wouldn't think twice before kicking him out forever.
William H. Macy
The following is a list of fictional characters from the English comedy-drama Shameless , created by Paul Abbott , which began broadcasting on Channel 4 in The programme is set on the fictional Chatsworth Estate in suburban Manchester and the surrounding area, and primarily follows the lives of the Gallagher family and the neighbouring Maguire family , and their friends and neighbours in the town's shops and local pub The Jockey. When the second series begins, the Maguire family are introduced, with certain episodes just focusing on their family, and both the Maguire family and Gallagher coming into contact and conflict, with marriage, teenage pregnancies and neighbourhood rivalry. Other characters also take major focus throughout the years after starting as minor characters, such as the Karib family. Since the series started, the Gallagher family has split hugely, with many of the Gallagher children departing the show, due to the actors' moving onto other projects. He appeared in episodes in total. Frank's hallmarks are drunken rants on a wide variety of literary, historical and philosophical subjects, usually returning to how decent, hard-working people, among whom he erroneously seems to count himself, are discriminated against. Frank frequently quotes Shakespeare , the Bible , references international current events and uses poetry and soliloquy to express his feelings or view, as he does at the start of each episode.
He is a perpetually unemployed, absentee single parent and also a severe alcoholic who blows all his time and money getting drunk at The Jockey. He has appeared more regularly than any other cast member and has been voted Best Shameless Character On Earth. He is also de jure father to Monica's other son Ian. He also fathered twins Nigel and Delia with ex-girlfriend Sheila Jackson , and he also apparently fathered Monica's half-sister with Joan Dallimore. During a drunk rant, it is implied he impregnated several girls in high school, which leaves the question of how many kids that he really has.