The cast of Shameless in real life

William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher

Whenever we love a show as much as we love Shameless, it is natural to feel like we really “know” our favorite characters. However, sometimes we get so lost in a series – especially after spending several days (or weeks) binge-watching, that we tend to forget they are actually just actors and actresses, and are usually living extremely different lives than the people they portray on-screen. Because of that reason alone we decided to make a list of some of the best characters on the show, to see what they are really like (and really look like) when they are not acting.

[post_page_title]William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher[/post_page_title]

The talented William H. Macy portrays the series’ patriarch, Frank Gallagher. Frank is a father of six intelligent, spirited, and independent kids, who would probably be better off without him.

William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher

He has a drinking problem, which often gets him into trouble. He is often shown passed out on the the house floor, when he isn’t still out at the local bar. Frank is certainly not seen as the the World’s Greatest Dad, and his children are usually the ones left cleaning up the messes that he gets himself into.

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