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Frank Gaad was a main character on the FX series The Americans. He was the director of the FBI's Counter Intelligence Department, working closely with FBI secretary Martha Hanson and FBI agents Stan Beeman and Dennis Aderholt. Like his agents, he was dedicated to unmasking the Soviet spies operating on American soil.

Frank had a lengthy marriage to Linh Gaad, a woman he met while serving in Vietnam, and it is implied they had two sons together. Frank described his marriage as happy. Frank volunteered to serve in Vietnam although he was already employed at the FBI (and could have therefore been exempt from service). During his tour, he was injured, and spent some time recuperating at Walter Reed Medical Center.

He had a close call when he and Agent Aderholt tried to confront a disguised Elizabeth as she fled from meeting with a CIA informant. Gaad was punched in the nose and Aderholt was subdued shortly after. ("EST Men") After Aderholt found a bug in Gaad's pen, the Office of Professional Responsibility is brought in to investigate. Realizing he's likely to be fired, Gaad takes his frustrations out on the Mail Robot. ("Divestment") Martha was already working at the FBI when Gaad was transferred into his position. His old secretary wanted to come with him, but he felt bad "kicking Martha off the desk" and let her stay. He came to regret this decision as it ultimately led to his early retirement.



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Gaad died in 1983 while vacationing to Thailand. He was preparing to leave his hotel room when three Soviets approached him with a proposal. Gaad didn't wait to hear them out, but turned and ran through a glass door, causing his death. This is clearly not the result the Russians were hoping for as the leader of the three men apologizes to a dead Gaad twice. ("Munchkins") Arkady Zotov is later shown feeling terrible when he gets word the mission went awry. Philip is also troubled when Stan Beeman tells him what happened to Gaad. He'd included Gaad's trip to Thailand in his report to The Center, based on a conversation he had with Stan while playing racquetball.



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Main Characters
Elizabeth JenningsHenry JenningsPaige JenningsPhilip JenningsStan Beeman • "Clark Westerfeld"
KGB & Witting Agents
AbigailFather AndreiAnneliseOleg BurovCalLucia ChenaClaudiaEmmett ConnorsJared ConnorsLeanne ConnorsWilliam CrandallAdam DorwinCharles DuluthGabrielGeorgeHankHansJoanKateVlad KosyginNina KrilovaMajor KuznetsovHelen LeavisMarilynRobert McKenzieDan MurtonReuben NcgoboNikitaVasili NikolaevichNormZinaida PreobrazhenskayaSanford PrinceRezidentFather RivasRuslanIrina SemenovaCaptain StaponovGregory ThomasFred TimbrookNikolai TimoshevAnatoli VictorovichVolodyaTatiana VyazemtsevaViktor ZhukovArkady Zotov
FBI
Agent AderholtAgent AmadorAgent BatholomewBernadetteAgent BrooksGene CraftAgent DelluvaAgent GaadAgent GanzelAgent HalliwellMartha HansonAgent HillAgent JamesAgent LoebMail RobotAgent MilbankMike OrndorffAgent PedersenAgent SamuelsAgent Wolfe
Recurring Characters
Janine AderholtAliceArthurAnton BaklanovJackson BarberMatthew BeemanSandra BeemanIsaac BrelandKimberly BrelandAlexander BurovElina BurovaIgor BurovYelena BurovaYevgeny BurovSofia BystrovaCarlChrisClaire LouiseCurtisBruce DameranDeputy Attorney GeneralTuan EckertElizabeth's MotherEricaLydia ForminaLinh GaadMartin GurrinBill HansonElaine HansonErica HaskardGlenn HaskardHowardIliaJackieViola JohnsonKelliDeirdre KempKendallLaceyAndrew LarrickLawrenceLisaMauricePatrick McCleeshAlexei MorozovEvgheniya MorozovaPasha MorozovBrad MullinNancyNealTed PaaswellPastor TimRichard PattersonPaulYousaf RanaLewis RendellLyle RennhullRickEkaterina RikovaMischa SemenovDmitri SharanovDon SeongYoung-Hee SeongEvi SneijderStavosBenjamin StobertWalter TaffetThomasToddToriVasoEugene VenterWadeMrs. WeinbergerYossiZach
Minor Characters
AaronAbbyCalvin AderholtAlbertAlejandroC. AmanJacob BaklanovStuart BatletErrol BengosterAndrzej BielawskiBorisJeremy BranchBrianCharlotteRandy ChiltonJerry ClancyClarkAmelia ConnorsDerekDmitriRay FucciRabbi GittelsenJohn GranholmGraysonM. HanleyKevin JeffriesJennyGeneral KovtunLanaGary LiaMatteen and SalarBetsy McLellanNickNicoleRoy OatwayOlyaRich PerkinsJavid PervezK PortmanAnna ProkopchukPyotrJoyce RamirezRaymondRichThane RosenbloomSarahDavid SatoKurt SchultzRobert SemelFyodor SemenovShaneJohn SkeeversDana SimonMajor StoddardAlan StreiterTamaraBob TannerChristy TannerTerrified BusboyEdgar ThompsonTomTonyAndy TurnerBetty TurnerEvan UrqhardtFather ViktorVinceAbassin ZadranZev
Historical Characters
Yuri AndropovMarion BarryGeorge H W BushKonstantin ChernenkoMikhail GorbachevAlexander HaigNikita KhrushchevVladimir LeninSam NunnRonald ReaganJoseph StalinCaspar Weinberger
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