Harold Mark Graham
55 (Birthday: September 19, 1960)
September 19, 1960
Head of IT for Ford
Two ex-wives, no current relationship
5'8", brown hair, dark blue eyes, average build, minimal sun exposure, looks exactly like the nerd he really is
Very nurturing, smart and curious, almost never loses his temper, does have a tendency to get caught up in one thing and put all his focus into it but usually that thing is parenting
Love language: quality time
ISTJ - Logistician
Does your character collect anything?
Most opiates, like eight kinds of pollen, fruit with pits
Kind of clothing?
He owns literally 112 neckties. Suits for work, but learned the value of casual clothes while raising toddlers.
Playing with his family's border collie, Sarge. Probably four or five years old.
Least favorite animal?
What element would they be?
Deadly sin that best represents them?
Which animal would they be?
Socioeconomic level as a child?
Birdwatching, traveling, robotics
Special skills / talents?
Might be a time traveler with the way he balances his professional and personal lives, very good at finding things out (and equally good at concealing them)
He regrets nothing about his children but many things about his relationships with their mothers.
Artichokes, lamb biryani, sushi, watermelon
Mode of transportation?
Ford Fusion plug-in hybrid. Early adopter of electric car technology.
Fenced rapier in college
L'Eau Issey Pour Homme and usually a hint of screen cleaner
How do they feel about love?
He's mostly convinced himself that he's satisfied with an abundance of familial love and a dearth of romantic love. This conviction is losing its grip as his children leave the nest.
Least favorite color?
Red LED light, because that usually indicates something's gone wrong
Where they live now?
Makes a living by?
Head of IT for Ford
Fears or phobias?
Bad things happening to his children (especially terrified of Tyler Jordan getting into a fatal car accident), snakes, justifiably worried about cancer as it runs in his family
Race, ethnicity and nationality?
Music they listen to?
Mostly classical and modern orchestral, has a weakness for film scores
Self-repression, constantly worries about things both major and minor
What turns them on?
Competence, intelligence, ceding control, has kind of a thing about articles of clothing that go around his neck
What turns them off?
Crudeness, intoxication, disrespect
It REALLY bothers him when his children use foul language.
He's effectively blind without his glasses, he hasn't gotten laid since before Olivia was born and he's never gotten off with another man even though he'd really like to
Religious and to what extent? Any spiritual beliefs?
Firmly atheistic, raised his children to be scientifically literate critical thinkers
Kind of student if they attend/were to attend school? (e.g. class clown, straight A)
He was a geek before being a geek was a thing.
Harold has brought his children on vacation to every continent except Antarctica.
What ONE item would they take to an uninhabited island?
A satellite phone so he could call someone to get him off the island
Most important person in their life
Absolutely devoted to his children.
What was your character like as a child?
Very inquisitive, precocious, well-behaved
What (if they can) does your character eat?
Omnivorous, made sure to expose his kids to a wide range of foods from all over the world
What is something other people assume about your character?
That he's a widower
Do they like the name they were given?
He was named after his great-grandfather and he appreciates the heritage of his name.
Fiddling with his glasses, blinks much less often when he's nervous
Having lost both of his children's mothers to some form of addiction, Harold takes his abstinence from substance use very seriously.
English, French, Portuguese, every major coding language
One brother, who he does not get along with at all
Class ring from college (MIT 1982)
Have they ever wanted to commit suicide?
As a child, what did they want to be when they grew up?
Glass half full or half empty?
Belief in an afterlife?
How much do they value money?
He's always been well off and he appreciates the possibilities that having money permits him to take advantage of
Wants to get married?
Was married twice
Wants to have kids, raise a family?
He wanted kids so badly that he's been faking straight his entire life
What's their one big kink?
A hand around his throat
Passive, agressive, or defensive?
Cat or dog person?
Ranch or Italian dressing?
Are they ticklish?
Do they play any instruments?
Coke or Pepsi?
Doesn't drink soda, drinks a lot of tea (hot and iced)
Important people in their life
His children, his parents
Would they dare kill someone?
Body modifications? (Piercings, implants, tattoos etc.)
None, and appalled that all of his adult children are collecting body mods
Can they speak any accents?
Under stress his southeastern MA accent becomes very apparent