This former American football player ended his football career and followed a new path in acting in 2010. Born in San Antonio, Alabi had much success with football. He made the NFL draft with the Miami Dolphins in 2005 and later went on to play for the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Playing something other than America’s favorite sport, he decided to try his hand as an actor, and it seems to have paid off handsomely. His acting career is only taking off, but his most major role has been as Coach Spitz in “Raven’s Home”. He has also had appearances on “NCIS”, “Black-ish”, and “Modern Family”.
Chloe Webb (aka Monica Gallagher)
Chloe Webb is an actress hailing from Syracuse, New York. Before acting, Webb attended Berklee College of Music (in Boston) where she became a committed singer. Though singing was her true love, she realized her talents really lay in acting and pursued it as a career.
Her first major breakthrough was starring as Nancy Spungen in “Sid & Nancy” for which she won numerous awards. Other notable roles include portraying Laurette Barber in “China Beach” and Louise Kracklite in “The Belly of Architect”. Little is known about Webb, except that she has been with partner J. Thomas Gelder since 1975.
As a neighbor to the Gallaghers in the later seasons, Mavar tries to fill in the shoes of Frank Gallagher by being an example to the youngest and most neglected Gallagher, Liam. Mavar is a responsible African American man who aims to take Liam under his wing, showing him the best example by being a dependable role model.
As a black kid growing up in a white family, Liam needed Mavar more than he realized. However, Mavar is not the first to get too close to a Gallagher and to get burned in the process. Needless to say, he is not the last either.
We meet one of the quirkier and lighter “Shameless” characters. Known for cooking naked, Jody Silverman is a tattoo artist who meets Karen Jackson at an Addicts Anonymous group. He forms a close relationship with her mother, Sheila Jackson, which becomes a little too close, in some viewers' opinion.
Despite his background and possibly intimidating appearance, Jody is a good guy through and through and he does the right thing by marrying Karen. The only bad thing about the character is we saw him too little as he only stuck around for Seasons 2 and 3. Well, that and the fact that he was somehow in a relationship with a woman as well as that woman's mother.
Zach McGowan (aka Jody Silverman)
Starting out as a model for art students, this bearded, long-haired, blue-eyed boy comes from New York. While Zach McGowan is known for his dazzling performance as the troubled Jody Silverman, he has achieved much success in the acting world, especially as a voice artist.
He has done voice-over work for the “Resident Evil” franchise’s latest “Operation Raccoon City” and the video game “Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier”. Roles in the actor’s credentials include playing Roan in “The 100” and Charles Vane in “Black Sails”. The actor has been married since 2008 to Emily Johnson and they have four children.