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Associates of the Gallaghers

     "Steve"/Jimmy Lishman 
Portrayed by: Justin Chatwin
Seasons 1-3, 4-5

  • The Bus Came Back: Briefly returns in two episodes of Season 5 after being absent for the whole last season, only to leave again.
  • Consummate Liar: Goes in hand with being a Gentleman Thief. His last action during his return in Season 5 is telling Fiona that he called off his work in Dubai to be with her, but then she later realizes that he was lying, and the work was called off for him.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: To Fiona, before they get together for real.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Despite his own shady dealings, he is openly disgusted with Frank's actions. One particular example was when Frank broke Ian's nose for asking him about his shirt.
  • Fingore: Had his finger broken by Estefania's father's right-hand man after trying to steal a car for profit.
  • I Have Many Names: Has invariably been known on the show as Jimmy, but everyone else knew him from his alias of Steve. When he returns in the Season 4 finale, he's calling himself Jack.
  • It's All About Me: During his return in Season 5, he doesn't care about Fiona being married and is certain that she'll leave Gus to be with him.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Tries to be this for Fiona in Season 1, often trying to give her money to buy new appliances or pay bills, or take her away for nights off and even offers to take her away to Costa Rica, where she wouldn't have to worry about taking care of the kids anymore, an offer she ultimately turns down. Season 3 finds him getting increasingly irritated by the actual responsibilities that living with the Gallaghers calls for, and his reappearance in Season 5 proves how little he's interested in Fiona's development.
  • Love at First Sight: Was attracted to Fiona the moment he saw her, and remembers exactly what she wore that night, proving to her that he wasn't just making it up.
  • Never Found the Body: Up for debate in the third season finale, but it was heavily implied throughout the episode that he was Killed Off for Real. Word of God was that Jimmy is dead, the lack of a death scene being due to filming complications. An added gunshot sound effect added to the Season 4 recap suggested he was indeed killed. However, at the end of Season 4 it is revealed that he was alive after all.
  • Nice Guy: Yes, he can be a Jerkass but he is still a nice guy (compared to other people like Frank) and willing to start anew and become normal for Fiona, even going out of the way to buy braces for Carl with money he barely has. Not only that, he desperately wants to be Fiona's Knight in Shining Armor, if only everything wasn't fucked up for him and her. Illustrated perfectly when Monica slits her wrists, he was the first one to take action - say what you will about the guy but most people don't have the stomach to step up like that.
  • Not Quite Dead: Revealed to be alive in the Season 4 finale Stinger.
  • Put on a Bus: Twice. Once at the end of the third season finale, and again in Season 5, after coming back into Fiona's life and then only leaving again, this time by choice.
  • Reformed Criminal: Although not by choice.
  • Shotgun Wedding: To save his life, more then likely. He is married to Estefania, a Cartel leader's daughter.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: After repeatedly trying to persuade Fiona in the first two seasons that he could fit in well with the family, Season 3 sees him chafe under the pressure of life with the Gallaghers. Even though he has far fewer responsibilities than Fiona and fails to even find a job, he complains that Fiona sees him as only good for "changing diapers", and he expresses his frustration about Fiona deciding to take on guardianship of her siblings without consulting him first. In his reappearance in Season 5, he's much more selfish, getting in the way of Fiona's marriage and trying (yet again) to make her leave her family.
  • Uptown Girl: Gender-inversion: He's from an incredibly wealthy family while trying to get with the paycheck-to-paycheck Fiona.

     Tony Markovich 
Portrayed by: Tyler Jacob Moore
Seasons 1-2, 4, 6

A young police officer who is a family friend of the Gallaghers and regularly looks out for them.

  • Betty and Veronica: The Betty to Jimmy/Steve's Veronica.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: After season 2, he only makes a few token appearances, and aside from a brief cameo in Season 6, he complete disappears afterwards.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: While he's not in a relationship with Fiona, he's so obsessed with being with her, that he does everything he can to bad mouth Steve, and even gets him arrested.
  • Fair Cop: He's quite a handsome man.
  • Nice Guy: For the most part, although the enmity between him and Steve brings out his Jerkass side.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: A good and reliable cop. After Sheila kidnaps Karen's baby, he and his partner see how horrible a person Karen is and how much Sheila loves the baby, and let her keep him, much to Karen's chagrin.

     Tommy & Kermit 

Seasons 1-present

Two of the barflies at The Alibi who are (reluctant) acquaintances of Frank.

  • The Alcoholic: Both, though downplayed to an extent, as they're not nearly as bad as Frank.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Tommy is always snarking about whatever drama Kevin or Frank is currently involved in.
  • Disappeared Dad: Tommy is implied to be this.
  • The Eeyore: Kermit.
  • Gag Penis: During Fiona's bachelorette party, the Alibi men (Kevin, Tommy, Kermit and Billy) dance on stage. Kermit's the only one to do the "Full Monty" and reveals he's packing quite a bit down below.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Kermit occasionally reveals himself to be very knowledgeable on a variety of subjects, such as politics and science.
    • Tommy is a skilled construction worker and immediately takes control of the project to renovate the laundromat
  • Those Two Guys: Are rarely seen apart.

     Jody Silverman 
Portrayed by: Zach McGowan
Seasons 2-3

A recovering sex addict that Karen starts dating in Season 2 after they met in Sexaholics Anonymous. They break up mid-season, after which Jody hooks up with Sheila, Karen's mother.

  • Brainless Beauty: He's easy on the eyes, and is also pretty dim.
  • Dumb Jock: He is not a smart man.
  • Hidden Depths: Knows American Sign Language and is seen creating a metalwork sculpture.
  • Likes Older Women: Has a relationship with Sheila, who is about twenty years older than him, and they raise Karen's baby together once she abandons it. Though he also had a relationship with the much younger Karen.
  • Mr. Fanservice: It's easier to list the amount of times he wasn't naked.
  • Nice Guy: One of the nicest guys in the series.
  • Parental Substitute: With baby Hymie.
  • Put on a Bus: Towards the end of Season 3, he leaves Chicago with Karen and Hymie to take Karen to a faith healer in Arizona to fix her brain damage.
  • Really Gets Around: He is a recovering sex addict, and mentions having had sex 12 times per day in the past.
  • The Rival: To Lip, for Karen's affection. Lip wins, though they both soon agree that Jody "dodged a bullet" once Karen reveals herself to be a total sociopath.
  • Unknown Rival: Is more concerned with being a doting father and loving husband to Karen than Lip's manipulations.

     Sierra Morton 
Portrayed by: Ruby Modine
Seasons 7-8

A single mom and employee of Fiona's, who Lip starts dating in Season 7.

  • Berserk Button: Flips out when Lip says that she's "good for [him]," telling him that she's not around to help him fix his problems.
  • Broken Bird: Is this towards the end of season 8 after finding out her father, who she watched kill her mother, was released from prison
  • Dark and Troubled Past: In season 8, it's revealed that her father killed her mother in front of her and threatened to kill Sierra herself if she told anyone.
  • Mama Bear: She's very protective of her son, Lucas.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Gets more than a few nude scenes, and her work uniform is pretty tight-fitting and revealing.
  • Nice Girl: An easygoing, friendly employee and good girlfriend to Lip.

Portrayed by: Stephanie Fantauzzi
Seasons 2-3

Jimmy/Steve's wife, only because he was working with her father, who's a drug lord.

  • Domestic Abuse: Marco (her flame) abuses her, and she ends up crashing at the Gallaghers for a while.
  • Mafia Princess: Her father is a big time drug lord and he spoils her quite a lot. She generally seems oblivious to her father's true occupation.
  • Ms. Fanservice: With some Foreign Fanservice mixed in due to her Brazilian origins. She's always in something tight or skimpy.
  • Spoiled Sweet: Is a generally nice girl who just wants to live a normal life and is nowhere near as nasty as her mob boss father is.

    Bill Darrgen 
Portrayed by: John Aylward
Season 7

Monica's long-estranged father and maternal grandfather to the Gallagher kids.

  • Due to the Dead: He pays to have a proper funeral service for Monica while Fiona would have been just fine cremating her.
  • Last Episode, New Character: He makes his debut in the Season 7 finale.
  • Papa Wolf: Soon as he's let into the house, he makes a beeline for Frank, holding him responsible for corrupting Monica as well as her death.

Associates of Frank Gallagher

     Bianca Samson 
Portrayed by: Bojana Novakovic
Season 5
"When I woke up this morning, this is not how I saw my day ending. With a derelict, getting stoned."

A young doctor who treats Frank during one of his many hospital visits. She soon reveals that she is dying of cancer, and gets Frank to help her fulfill a bucket list of sorts before she goes.

  • Adult Fear: Spending pretty much your whole life working and studying only to find out that you have late-stage pancreatic cancer, and you'll die before you have a chance to live out your dreams? Yikes...
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has her moments, especially when she first meets Frank.
  • Driven to Suicide: Takes her own life by swimming out into the ocean to avoid a slow death from cancer.
  • Florence Nightingale Effect: Averted; their relationship doesn't start blossoming until they're out of the hospital.
  • Hospital Hottie: She is a very attractive doctor.
  • Ill Girl: Doesn't really show it, since she refuses to go through any sort of chemotherapy treatment, but she has terminal cancer.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Played with. Frank certainly sees her as this, but much of it comes from Bianca's attempts to deal with her cancer and live life to the fullest before she dies. In a way, he's also sort of a Manic Pixie Dream Girl for her.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Has quite a few nude scenes.

     Mikey O'Shea 
Portrayed by: Luis Guzman
Seasons 9, 10

A homeless alcoholic and scam artist rivalling Frank himself in terms of expertly working the angles. He and Frank compete against each other in a social media contest to become the "Hobo Loco Man", an ad campaign for a new alcohol brand, and he later reappears for a string of episodes to reconnect with Frank.

  • The Alcoholic: When tested at the Hobo Loco contest, his blood alcohol level was higher than Frank's.
  • Birds of a Feather: One of the few people to have a genuine friendship with Frank, predominantly because of how similar they are.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Much like Frank, he has a very sharp and devious mind, but he'd much rather use his talents to screw over minor institutions and feed his addictions than actually try and make something of himself.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Wears them throughout "The Hobo Games", as part of his exaggerated homeless look.
  • You See, I'm Dying: In his last episode, he reveals to Frank that he is suffering from kidney disease. He punches a cop to get himself sent to prison to make the most of their free healthcare.
  • War Refugees: When he turns up again in season 10, he is panhandling in the streets by pretending to be a war veteran who had both legs blown off in an explosion.

Associates of Fiona Gallagher

     Jasmine Hollander 
Portrayed by: Amy Smart
Seasons 1-2
A classmate of Fiona's who introduces her to the world of lavish parties and men.

     Mike Pratt 
Portrayed by: Jake McDorman
Seasons 3-4

Fiona's boss, the manager of sales for a company that makes paper cups, who she soon starts dating.

     Robbie Pratt 
Portrayed by: Nick Gehlfuss
Season 4

Mike's brother, a recovering alcoholic who soon starts an affair with Fiona.

     Sean Pierce 
Portrayed by: Dermot Mulroney
Seasons 4-6
"All it would take to make everything I'm feeling go away is one visit to a street corner. Bobby, Kilpatrick and Maypole. Needle, spoon, little bag of dope. 'Cause if I move, that's where I'm going. So I'm not gonna move. I'm gonna try like hell not to move."

A parolee and former heroin junkie who gives Fiona a job at his restaurant in the Season 4 finale. After a lot Unresolved Sexual Tension, they finally get together at the end of Season 5, and they then get engaged in the second half of Season 6. However, on their wedding day, Frank reveals that Sean is using heroin again (and is actually high at that very moment), and the wedding is cancelled.

  • Dark and Troubled Past: He was a heroin addict, after all, and was jailed for killing someone while he was high.
  • Hot-Blooded: Generally fairly calm and collected, but prone to serious anger at times. Frank in particular is very good at bringing this out.
  • May–December Romance: Sean is roughly twenty years older than Fiona.
  • Office Romance: Has an obvious crush on Fiona, his employee, which eventually blossoms into a full relationship.
  • Off the Wagon: Briefly starts using again in the middle of Season 6. In the Season 6 finale, its revealed - on his and Fiona's wedding day, no less! - that he has in fact fully relapsed and is back to regularly abusing heroin.
  • Recovered Addict: At first.
  • Sleeping with the Boss: The boss to Fiona's employee.

     Gail Johnson 
Portrayed by: Regina King
Season 4

The probation officer of Fiona's, after the latter is arrested for child endangerment when Liam accidentally sniffs cocaine.

  • Birds of a Feather: She and Fiona are both born and raised in South Side.
  • Satellite Character: She only appears in the latter half of Season 4 and isn't seen again after Fiona's house arrest is up. Justified, as she was likely on another probation case.

     Gus Pfender 
Portrayed by: Steve Kazee
Seasons 5-6

A musician who meets, hooks-up with, and then marries Fiona in very quick succession during Season 5. The marriage soon ends after Fiona is unfaithful on several different occasions, and they eventually get officially divorced in Season 6.

     Etta Teasdale 
Portrayed by: June Squibb
Season 7

The elderly owner of Wendell's Laundromat.

  • Crazy Cat Lady: An old lady with dementia and cats? Check.
  • Eating Pet Food: Due to her dementia, she has no problem with eating cat food, much to Fiona's chagrin.
  • Put on a Bus: Fiona has her put into assisted living near the end of Season 7.
  • Racist Grandma: Sometimes spouts out incendiary remarks about minorities, but she's clearly off her rocker so no one really gets mad at her.
  • Scatterbrained Senior: Not only has she forgotten that Fiona bought the place, but she also eats cat food and starts splurging her money on luxuries like a large TV, a hot tub and a wine rack.

     Nessa Chabon 
Portrayed by: Jessica Szohr
Season 8

A tenant of Fiona's apartment building.

Associates of Lip Gallagher

Portrayed by: Nichole Bloom
Seasons 4-6
"My parents started me on violin lessons when I was three. SAT prep when I was 12. I'm a walking stereotype. For Christ's sake, I'm a math major."

Lip's college roommate's girlfriend, who soon starts up a semi-open... thing with him, which eventually becomes more serious. They break up at the end of Season 5, after Lip begins an affair with one of his professors.

  • Armor-Piercing Slap: To Lip in the Season 5 finale, after he had supposedly gone to his professor late at night. Amanda does not take it well and slaps the ever-living shit out of Lip.
  • Asian and Nerdy: She even lampshades this: "I'm even a Math major", and notes her parents expect her to be a doctor. Hence, Lip's surprised when he finds out that she's the adopted daughter of an upper class white couple.
  • Best Served Cold: Takes revenge on Lip dumping her for Helene by leaking a nude photo of Helene sleeping in Lip's dorm, which leads to Helene's career tanking, her relationship with Lip ending, and Lip going haywire.
  • Brainy Brunette: Cute, and with an obvious social life, and good taste in clothes.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Amanda does not take it well at all when Lip's affair with his college professor gets serious, and in Season 6, succeeds in driving them apart and doing serious damage to the professor's career by leaking a photograph of her lying nude in his dorm room onto Twitter.
    • Her own bit on the side, Muff, is just as bad, refusing to accept it at all when Amanda ends things between them.
  • Dating What Daddy Hates: Part of why she's attraction to Lip.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Is pretty cold and standoffish to Lip until he brings in Liam, who she immediately fawns over.
  • Ethical Slut: She's saving herself for her future husband, but she's ready for lots of other stuff all the time and makes sure to put plenty of "BJ Break" time on Lip's schedule. By Season 5, however, she's totally in love with him and doesn't mind losing her virginity to him at her parents' place.
  • Genki Girl: As Lips' roommate points out, the only way to get her to be quiet for a couple of minutes is while she gives a blowjob; though she's less excessively over-the-top energetic than some examples of this trope.
  • Happily Adopted: Zigzagged - her parents do love her but often find themselves appalled by how she often goes out of her way to shock them.
  • Meaningful Name: Has the same name as one Lip's other prominent love interests Mandy, though she goes by the fuller/more formal version, highlighting her uptown status.
  • Nerd Glasses: Sports some big glasses.
  • Put on a Bus: Leaves school during Season 6 after getting harassed for the photo leak.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: She's not only a math major at an elite school, but a talented artist.
  • Uptown Girl: The rich girl to Lip's poor guy.

     Professor Helene Runyon-Robinson 
Portrayed by: Sasha Alexander
Season 5-7

One of Lip's college professors, an attractive older woman he soon begins an affair with.

  • The Beard: It's very subtly implied that her husband might not be straight.
  • Mrs. Robinson: Lip is apparently far from the first twenty-something guy that she's had an affair with.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: At one point, she seems to suggest that Lip murder her husband. It's very ambiguous as to whether she was joking or not.
  • Stacy's Mom: She may be old enough to be Lip's mother (and has a son his age), but that doesn't make her any less attractive.
  • Teacher/Student Romance: Her and Lip's affair when it starts turning a bit more serious. It doesn't end well at all for either of them when it's discovered by the school board.

     Professor Clyde Youens 
Portrayed by: Alan Rosenberg
Season 6-8

A college professor and mentor of Lip's.

  • The Alcoholic: To the extent that Lip tends to regularly run classes that Professor Youens is too intoxicated to attend. It's also what makes him so determined to help Lip with his own struggles with alcoholism.
  • Broken Pedestal: Lip gets this after Youens shows up to court drunk, with little care for the fact that he'll be put in prison for a long time for his DUI, admitting that he "chose booze".
  • Character Death: Dies of a stroke off-screen whilst going through alcohol withdrawal in prison.
  • Cool Old Guy: Continues to look out for Lip, even after Lip smashes up his car in a drunken rage.
  • Determinator: Refuses to give up on Lip.
  • Dirty Old Man: Frequently leers at young women nearly half his age.
  • Good Counterpart: To Frank. Both are intelligent, middle-aged alcoholics who have been father figures to Lip. However, while Frank threw his promising future down the toilet, has no intention of ever stopping his drinking, doesn't give a shit about his kids and actively encourages their own substance abuse, Youens has a distinguished career, makes regular attempts to sober up, and goes out of his way to help Lip and encourage him to quit drinking.
  • Parental Substitute: Has become this for Lip, to a degree.

Associates of Ian Gallagher

Portrayed by: Pej Vahdat
Seasons 1-2

A closeted gay Muslim man who was both Ian's employer and boyfriend.

  • Age-Gap Romance: He is in his 30s and has a relationship with Ian, who is 15.
  • Armored Closet Gay: He is very deep in the closet, due to being both married and a Muslim.
  • Betty and Veronica: Kash starts out as the "Betty" in contrast to Mickey's "Veronica" for Ian's "Archie". It doesn't stay like that.
  • Betty and Veronica Switch: Kash starts as a rather caring, supporting boyfriend to Ian who's stuck in his now loveless marriage and has more history with him; Mickey, on the other hand, first appears robbing and humiliating Kash and trying to kill Ian for a misunderstanding with his sister. Gradually, both switch places: Kash falls out with Ian after revealing his cowardly side and unwillingness to come to terms with himself and Mickey falls in love with Ian and they start sleeping together, with the implication that Ian was Mickey's Closet Key. Both clash over this when Mickey is amiably stealing form Kash and he shoots him with little provocation for sleeping with Ian.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: His reaction to Mickey taunting him by stealing a candy bar from his store right in front of him, minutes after catching Ian and Mickey having sex in the storeroom, is to shoot Mickey! Though he was already doubtlessly stoked with memories of Mickey hitting and robbing him, he's never moved to action until he catches them together.
  • Dirty Coward: One of the defining reasons why his and Ian's relationship collapses. Kash is a decent-ish guy and likes Ian, but he's so in denial of his own sexuality he's willing to be a doormat to anyone, his wife included. Not to say, a rather pushover pacifist who can't even confront someone over stealing the store in front of him. Eventually, he leaves his pregnant wife for a younger man, because he can't handle the fact that he's gay.
  • Extreme Doormat: Deconstructed. His unwillingness to stand up for himself leads him to dismiss Ian in public (which alienates him), be a Henpecked Husband to his wife (which makes him a bad security guard when it comes to Mickey Milkovich and his gang and an even worse administrator) and to be so in denial of his own sexuality he gives in to his wife's proposition to get her pregnant in exchange for keeping the secret. It reaches its logical conclusion when it transforms him into the villain of his own story, leaving with a new lover in spite of his pregnant wife and children (supposedly the reason why he stayed in the closet).
  • Karma Houdini: Gets away with shooting Mickey without any repercussions too, since Mickey was so scared of being outed that he went along with Kash's self-defense excuse and was sent to juvie.
  • Put on a Bus: Disappears after Season 2.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: He was always decent by comparison, even if some of his actions spoke volumes of his less savory traits. However, soon after shooting Mickey, he abandons the store and his family, including his bed-bound and pregnant wife, to abruptly run off with a younger man.
  • Think of the Children!: The only reason why he stays with his wife is to be near his kids. It doesn't stop him from leaving them when he reaches a boiling point.

Portrayed by: Elliot Fletcher
Season 7-8

Ian's boyfriend after his break-up from Caleb, a volunteer worker who helps at-risk youth (particularly LGBT kids).

  • Betty and Veronica: The Betty to Mickey's Veronica.
  • Berserk Button: Don't remind Trevor of his previous name or any indication of his past. Bonds with Ian over his driver's license.
  • Gag Penis: Played with. He has several made of silicone, but he and Ian go shopping for one that Ian likes more.
  • Mythology Gag: In Series 11 of the original UK version, Ian is mentioned to be marrying a transman, providing the basis for Trevor here in the US version.
  • Nice Guy: Friendly, helps homeless LGBT youth, is nice to Monica, and is a supportive boyfriend to Ian.

Associates of Debbie Gallagher

     Holly Herkimer 
Portrayed by: Dove Cameron (season 2), Danika Yarosh (season 4 onwards)
Seasons 2-present

One of Debbie's classmates who is very promiscuous, and is a prostitute.

  • Alpha Bitch: She is pretty, popular and mean.
  • Beauty Is Bad: She's pretty on the outside, rotten on the inside.
  • Book Dumb: It's been said that she's been in the 3rd grade four times.
  • Likes Older Men: She tries to have sex with Lip, who is three years older than her, and tries to encourage Debbie to date Matty, who's about 20 years old.
  • Slut-Shaming: Does this to Debbie, after she finds out the latter raped Matty.
  • Villainous Crush: Both Lip and Carl.

     Matty Baker 
Portrayed by: James Allen Mc Cune
Season 4-5

Debbie's first real boyfriend.

     Derek Delgado 
Portrayed by: Luca Oriel
Season 5-6

Debbie's first real boyfriend and the father of her daughter. He takes off after she tricks him into getting her pregnant.

     Neil Morton 
Portrayed by: Zack Pearlman
Season 7-8

Sierra's handicapped and brain-damaged brother who Debbie starts going out with.

  • Brutal Honesty: He has no filter between his brain and his mouth due to the brain damage, requiring Sierra and Debbie to let him know it.
  • Hidden Depths: Used to be a talented athlete before his accident.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: After realizing Debbie was only using him and has been going behind his back, he leaves her for his nurse.
  • Nice Guy: Even with his Brutal Honesty, he's sweet with Franny and tells Debbie that she's a good mother.
  • Staged Pedestrian Accident: He partakes in one of Frank and Monica's scams to rob a casino bus full of elderly people by falling in front of a bus.

Associates of Carl Gallagher

Portrayed by: Morgan Lily
Season 4

Carl's first girlfriend, who he meets in detention. She is a troublemaker like him, and also a homeless girl who lives in a van with several other siblings.

  • Birds of a Feather: With Carl.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Implied. She mentions to Carl that she doesn't like sex, and it is later mentioned it had something to do with one of her mothers boyfriends.
  • Delinquent: Like Carl. Her ideas of fun include raiding vending machines and armed robbery.
  • Pet the Dog: Her relationship with Carl, and the fact that she robs stores to help care of her younger siblings.
  • Shadow Archetype: To Fiona. Both the eldest sisters responsible for several siblings. However, the state of Bonnie's family is worse considering they live in a van.

     Dominique Winslow 
Portrayed by: Jaylen Barron
Season 6-7

Carl's girlfriend, who he breaks up with after she cheats on him.

  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Revealed as this in Season 7, when she cheats on Carl.
  • Blatant Lies: Refuses to give oral sex to Carl because he's not circumcised, leading to him blowing all of his money to get a painful circumcision... Only for him to find out later that she has no issue with other uncircumcised boys.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Initially, she regarded Carl and his gangster act with nothing but disdain and amusement. After he escapes the gang life and drops the tough guy facade, she begins to fall for him.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Intentionally makes Carl pop his circumcision stitches for her own amusement, and later tries to get him to abandon military school to wait for her — until her father reveals to Carl that she's already seeing someone else.
  • Morality Pet: For Carl. His feelings for her are a big part of what motivates him to stay on the straight and narrow. This changes in Season 7.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In Season 7, she goes from being the thoroughly nice girl and Morality Pet for Carl that she was in Season 6 to callously manipulating and repeatedly cheating on him.

     Sergeant Luther Winslow 
Portrayed by: Peter Macon
Season 6-7
"If I find out you've been fucking my daughter, I'm going to kill you."

The overprotective cop father of Carl's girlfriend Dominique.

  • Badass Baritone: Has a very deep, intimidating voice.
  • Papa Wolf: He lets Carl know he doesn't like or want to like him. Eventually does grow to like Carl and even says he feels a sense of responsibility towards him in Season 7.
  • Parental Substitute: Seems to be becoming this for Carl.
  • Scary Black Man: Even once he starts to soften around Carl, he still has to capacity to easily frighten him.


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