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Mr. Gallagher was the father of Ginger Gallagher and adoptive father to an unnamed son. He is also the adoptive grandfather of Frank, Jerry, Clayton, and Wyatt. He is the adoptive paternal great grandfather of Sammi, Fiona, Lip, Debbie, Carl, Liam, Ian and Jacob. He is also great-great grandfather of Chuckie Slott, Franny, Freddie, and Carl's kids.



It was mentioned in Nana Gallagher Had an Affair that his wife cheated on him with a black sax player and conceived their son. There were rumors of the affair, but they were not confirmed until Liam, the only one of his siblings to be black was revealed to be Frank's biological son.


  • His real name is unknown.
  • As his son and grandson were depicted as abusive alcoholics, it is unknown if that went for him too.
  • He possibly has another son, an Uncle George that Frank mentioned to live in Jersey in "Killer Carl".
    • He must have one more child, due to the case of his grandson Patrick.
  • While Frank appears to of had a good relationship with his grandmother, it is unknown what terms he was on with his grandfather.
  • It is unknown what terms he was on with his son and daughter.
  • It is unknown if he ever got along with his daughter-in-law Peggy.