Frank Gallagher is the proud single dad of six smart, spirited, independent kids, plus a recent addition, who without him would be ... perhaps better off. A hopeless alcoholic and troublemaker, when Frank isn't at the bar spending what little money the family has, he's usually passed out on the floor. Frank is constantly scheming on how to beat the system and support his addictions, and he thinks nothing of throwing his kids under a bus to do so. Now that he has a new liver and a new lease on life, he's happily living it up, and trying to make a buck in the process. Never mind that he has to take full advantage of his daughter Sammi and his new wife, Sheila to do so.
William H. Macy is an Oscar® and Golden Globe® nominee, an Emmy® and SAG® Award winning actor and a writer in theater, film, and television. He was most recently nominated for an Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Emmy Award for SHAMELESS. In addition, Macy is a founding member of the Atlantic Theater Company. His film credits include SEABISCUIT, THE COOLER, MAGNOLIA, BOOGIE NIGHTS, JURASSIC PARK III, FARGO, TNT's DOOR TO DOOR, and WILD HOGS. In 2013, William H. Macy made his feature directorial debut with RUDDERLESS, which was the closing film at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. RUDDERLESS will be distributed by Paramount/Goldwyn later this year.