Supporting Cast: You’ll Never Get a Chicken – Shameless
We’ve got some more new characters from Episode 7, Season 7 of Shameless (11-13-16), and the actors and actresses who played them in this post. The recap of the episode is here.
Chet Hanks played Charlie, Sierra’s ex and the father of Lucas. Yes, Chet is Tom Hanks’ son and he really does have an “Audentes Fortuna Iuvat” (Fortune favors the bold) tattoo. Sierra did not want to shut Charlie out of her son’s life like her mother did to her but Charlie’s claim that he was in recovery turned out to be bogus when he left the boy with his neighbor, Noelle, to go on a quick errand and failed to return. If Charlie wants to ever see Lucas again, he may have to go to Parent Re-education.
That was a class that Debbie Gallagher had to go to where counselor Lenore (played by Lela Lee) tried to assure the disaffected parents that DCFS was on their side and not looking to take their children away. All they had to do was shape up. Going by their stories, let’s just say that Lenore had her work cut out for her.
Gina (Alyssa Garcia) was there because she left her son in her car while she was working. Lenore asked her what better choices she could make and Gina offered to roll the window down some more next time.
Willie (Richard Pierre-Louis) had some needles and his kit laying around when he got an unexpected home visit. He felt the best way to resolve that issue was just not let the social worker in his apartment next time. Willie’s defense was his son wasn’t even home when that happened but you kinda got the feeling that he wasn’t going to be putting that stuff away even when the baby was there!
Jennifer Taylor played Anne Seery, the head of Hopkins Academy. She managed the unmanageable Frank Gallagher like a true professional, winning him over with her tale of coping with Catholic school abuse and Guatemalan dark chocolates. But best of all, she gave little Liam a full scholarship to Hopkins Academy. Let us hope that Frank does not screw that up for the kid. It didn’t look too promising with his demonstration of how to break a chicken’s neck at the end!
Also in Episode 7
William H. Macy – Frank Gallagher
Emmy Rossum – Fiona Gallagher
Jeremy Allen White – Lip Gallagher
Cameron Monaghan – Ian Gallagher
Emma Kenney – Debbie Gallagher
Ethan Cutkowsky – Carl Gallagher
Brenden and Brandon Sims – Liam Gallagher
Steve Howie – Kevin Ball
Shanola Hampton – Veronica Fisher
Isidora Goreshter – Svetlana
Michael Patrick McGill – Tommy
Jim Hoffmaster – Kermit
Dollface Dolores – Arden Myrin
Mary E. Kennedy – New Fiona
Jonah Hwang – New Lip
Joshua McCrary – New Carl
Harley Cunningham – New Ian
Patsy’s Pies People:
Sharon Lawrence – Margo the owner
Ruby Modine – Sierra
Andrea Ellsworth – Didi
More Guest and Co-Stars:
June Squibb – Etta
Elliot Fletcher – Trevor
Alan Rosenberg – Professor Youens
Zack Pearlman – Neil
Cooper Friedman – Lucas
Hermie Castillo – Teacher
Ilia Volok – Vlad
Richard Augustine – Greg
Erin Barnes – Parent
Erin Callahan – Female Customer
Nicole O. Dele – Terry
Chiquita Fuller – Yolanda
Ntheny Ndunda – Noelle
Janitor – A.C. Smith