There are a variety of fictional characters appearing in the American comedy-drama television series Shameless , created by Paul Abbott. The series was first broadcast on January 9, on the Showtime network. It is based on the UK series of the same name. Shameless is set in Chicago's South Side  and tells the story of an alcoholic father, Frank Gallagher, and his six children who take care of each other and create better lives despite Frank's poor influence. Abbott grew up in a family in the United Kingdom much like that portrayed in the UK series. Francis "Frank" Gallagher William H. Macy and, in flashbacks, Jacob DeMonte-Finn aged 53, is the father of six children.
This page is about the original UK version of Carl Gallagher. Carl Gallagher born January 18th, is the fourth oldest Gallagher sibling. The son of Frank and Monica , Carl initially played only a minor role in the show, likely due to his age, but since Series 2 has been featured just as much as the other Gallagher children. Carl left Chatsworth early in Series 9 to move in with his girlfriend, Clem but he returned to the estate in Series In Series 3 , Carl briefly worked for the Maguires by growing marijuana for them in the house's loft, until the police found out about the production. Carl was taken into custody and gave a statement that the marijuana was grown for the household's own personal use. But after a tip was given to the police about Mandy Maguire selling drugs, her mother Mimi suspected that Carl had betrayed them after his arrest and sent her sons Donny and Shane after him. Later, Carl's siblings Lip , Ian and Debbie , figured out that the only person with the motive for informing the police about Mandy's dealings was in fact her brother Shane, who was angry that his mother chose his sister over him to oversee that area of the family business. After Lip confronted Shane over the matter, Shane agreed to call off the family hunt for Carl. Like his oldest brother Lip, Carl develops a long tally of sexual conquests in the later series, a notable example being the mother of one girl whom he was dating during his last year of secondary school.
The following is a list of fictional characters from the English comedy-drama Shameless , created by Paul Abbott , which began broadcasting on Channel 4 in The programme is set on the fictional Chatsworth Estate in suburban Manchester and the surrounding area, and primarily follows the lives of the Gallagher family and the neighbouring Maguire family , and their friends and neighbours in the town's shops and local pub The Jockey. When the second series begins, the Maguire family are introduced, with certain episodes just focusing on their family, and both the Maguire family and Gallagher coming into contact and conflict, with marriage, teenage pregnancies and neighbourhood rivalry. Other characters also take major focus throughout the years after starting as minor characters, such as the Karib family.
Carl Francis Hashish Gallagher is a main character. He is the second youngest Gallagher child. When he was younger, he shared a room with his older brothers Lip and Ian.