If you were quick, you would have seen Justin Chatwin in the film “Josie and the Pussycats”. Most likely, you would probably know this Canadian actor from his guest appearances in “Weeds” and “Lost”. “Shameless” put this actor on the showbiz map.
Since this break, Chatwin has played a cartoonist in CBS’s “American Gothic”, a superhero in the “Doctor Who” Christmas release, and more recently, a scientist in the Netflix production “Another Life”. Chatwin is a promoter of leading a nomadic lifestyle. Joining him in his constant need to roam is Ombú, the sweet stray dog he adopted in 2016.
Jake McDorman (aka Mike Pratt)
We have seen this face before, plenty of times. Jake McDorman’s first big break came from "Greek," a series exploring the friendships and love lives of college students. His role as Evan Chambers in "Greek" is completely different from his in “Shameless” as his character in "Greek" is the one with the infidelity problem.
Other notable performances of his include “Are You There, Chelsea?” and “Manhattan Love Story”. He has also had some roles in movies such as “American Sniper”. Currently, this Dallas-born actor is unmarried, but he has been in a romantic relationship with the actress and model Lio Tipton.
Steve, we mean Jimmy, makes a dubious living from stealing cars, and yet, audience members were rooting for him from the get-go. Though clearly an outsider, Jimmy tries his best to fit in with the Gallaghers and win Fiona’s heart (as many other charters do, throughout the show).
Eventually, the ice queen cracks, and the two start an intimate relationship. Steve’s problem, um, we mean Jimmy’s problem, is that he is not Steve. He has been living under the alias of Steve McBride and introduces himself to the Gallaghers using this name, but his past cannot be so easily buried.
As a regular patron of the local bar, the Alibi, Tommy adds a much-needed comic relief to the otherwise somewhat bleak "Shameless" and he does so often at the expense of Frank. Many of our first encounters with Tommy are in the company of Frank at the Alibi where Frank is often the butt of one of Tommy’s jokes.
To make a living, Tommy manages a group of construction workers. Lip Gallagher takes up a temporary job with Tommy. Though Tommy is constantly teasing Frank, his heart is in the right place and he often intervenes when Frank is in danger.
Michael Patrick McGill (aka Tommy)
“Shameless” may have helped Michael Patrick McGill to obtain more acting recognition, but this actor has had a long career as a professional actor. People in the soap circles might know McGill from his roles in the soap operas “Days of Our Lives” and “Passions”.
Yet this actor has had numerous guest appearances on both TV and in movies. In fact, he has had so many small roles in different tv shows, that if you name three random shows from the year 2001 onwards, odds are, he worked on it. This Wisconsin-born actor continues to add to his acting credentials but “Shameless” remains one of his biggest roles. Michael Patrick and Amy McGill married in 2012.