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William H. Macy
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.
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. Sheila is simultaneously trying to find Eddie who committed suicide last season and working on being outside her home. Frank also has to deal with the return of his overbearing and controlling mother Peggy Gallagher and lashes out at her when she makes herself at home. Peggy is not fazed and puts him in his place while calling him a loser.
Frank Gallagher is one of the main characters on the hit Showtime series Shameless, and is played by the talented William H. The show is a moving comedy-drama about the lives of the Gallagher family in an impoverished Chicago neighborhood. This award-winning series is extremely popular not only for its outstanding acting and humor, but also for its honest and unabashed depiction of modern poverty. It is a show that presents the poor not as a sideshow, but as people who live only blocks away that face significant financial, medical, and personal issues. He is very promiscuous, which has led to the birth of his children: Fiona, Lip, Debbie, Liam, and Carl. Ian is another child in the family, although Frank is not his biological father. Frank is an alcoholic and drug abuser who consistently attempts to mooch off his children or anyone with money. Although he is perhaps defined by his alcoholism and depravity, Frank is actually a much more complicated character. He has a great deal of charisma, he has the capacity to be kind and compassionate, and he is surprisingly eloquent.