The following is a list of the fictional characters appearing in the American comedy-drama television series Shameless, created by Paul Abbott. It tells the story of an alcoholic father, Frank Gallagher and his six children, who strive to take care of each other and create better lives despite Frank's poor influence. He is a deadbeat alcoholic, drug addict and morally deficient freeloader who relies on his children to barely get by.The series was first broadcast on January 9, 2011 on the Showtime network. Abbott grew up in a family in the United Kingdom much like that portrayed in the UK series Shameless. He also swindles the state welfare system and this type of opportunistic deceit has been learned by his children.For instance, he begins a relationship with Sheila Jackson when he discovers that she gets maximum disability benefits for her agoraphobia.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. Although Frank pontificates self-righteously about political and social issues, he spends most of his time developing schemes to cheat the system and take advantage of others in order to make money.
Though often stressed and exhausted by her responsibilities, she always performs them.They had only dated for about 2 weeks before they got married.Frank bangs almost any available woman, resulting in the births of even more children.He "disowns" them and makes a "new" family at a luxurious homeless shelter he created by a scheme, of course.He is defenestrated when the homeless patrons find out he's been hiding money they earn.
The surgeon makes off with the money and one of Frank's kidneys, leaving Frank with his original failing liver.