• AlbertCast Member
    Albert

    ALBERT -- 47 -- Albert is Chantel's offbeat, live-in boyfriend of seven years. Although he comes off a bit strange and often-times unintelligible, he is a very sincere and hard-working guy who absolutely adores Chantel (he said he knew he was in love with her "after about 20 minutes of looking at her"). He is totally devoted to the Dowden family and is thankful that they have let him into the inner sanctum. Due to his bad back, he is hoping to get out of the family's c business and either make money playing his music or starting a small fishing company. He spends certain weekends functioning as a roadie/manager for his friend Jelvis a local, over-weight Elvis impersonator. Everyone else in the family just rolls their eyes in reference to his guitar playing, but Chantel insists that his friends call him Jimi, because he plays just like Hendrix.

  • AlbertCast Member
    Albert

    ALBERT -- 47 -- Albert is Chantel's offbeat, live-in boyfriend of seven years. Although he comes off a bit strange and often-times unintelligible, he is a very sincere and hard-working guy who absolutely adores Chantel (he said he knew he was in love with her "after about 20 minutes of looking at her"). He is totally devoted to the Dowden family and is thankful that they have let him into the inner sanctum. Due to his bad back, he is hoping to get out of the family's c business and either make money playing his music or starting a small fishing company. He spends certain weekends functioning as a roadie/manager for his friend Jelvis a local, over-weight Elvis impersonator. Everyone else in the family just rolls their eyes in reference to his guitar playing, but Chantel insists that his friends call him Jimi, because he plays just like Hendrix.

  • ChantelCast Member
    Chantel

    CHANTEL -- 41 -- Chantel is Gerald and Kitten's second oldest. She's much more timid and self-conscious than the others, but is the sweetest one of the bunch. She's recently become the proud recipient of a brand new set of teeth, courtesy of her loving parents. She also lives on her father's property with her long-time boyfriend, Albert. She has one son, Ivan (16). Although seemingly dainty and demur, she's a bit of a tomboy, who isn't afraid to go fishing in the pond or feed her Daddy's dogs. She's taken some time off from her career as a beautician, but is getting the urge to get back into the profession; perhaps in her own beauty shop.

  • ChantelCast Member
    Chantel

    CHANTEL -- 41 -- Chantel is Gerald and Kitten's second oldest. She's much more timid and self-conscious than the others, but is the sweetest one of the bunch. She's recently become the proud recipient of a brand new set of teeth, courtesy of her loving parents. She also lives on her father's property with her long-time boyfriend, Albert. She has one son, Ivan (16). Although seemingly dainty and demur, she's a bit of a tomboy, who isn't afraid to go fishing in the pond or feed her Daddy's dogs. She's taken some time off from her career as a beautician, but is getting the urge to get back into the profession; perhaps in her own beauty shop.

  • Gerald DowdenCast Member
    Gerald Dowden

    GERALD -- 62 -- Gerald is the charming and carefree patriarch of the family, whose constant smile and zest for life is infectious. Gerald is adamant about enjoying his recent prosperity (he calls the whopping monthly checks he receives from the gas company, "mailbox money") and it's clear that this unexpected windfall will not change his outlook or personality, only accentuate it. He used to work grueling hours in the construction business for 40 years in order to provide for his family, but now that he's worth millions he admits, "I used to roll out of bed every morning, now I just roll over." He is indeed king of his castle and is the maker of all major decisions and rulings involving the family, although his wife Kitten has the final say (even if she happens to whisper it in his ear). He spends a significant portion of the day tending to his 38 hunting dogs and can be seen driving around his 80-acre compound on his souped-up Polaris ATV, in his boxer shorts.

  • Gerald Jr.Cast Member
    Gerald Jr.

    GERALD JR. -- 37 -- Gerald Jr. is Gerald and Kitten's eldest son. He's a professional ATV racer and the daredevil of the family. He's the only one of the four children who lives off the Dowden compound, in a solar-powered home with his wife Peggy and his family. He and his younger brother Thomas still earn their keep by running their father's construction company now that Gerald has finally retired. He is a black belt along with his two oldest sons John Marshall (19) and Dalton (18), and has a younger son, Donavan (10).

  • GrandpaCast Member
    Grandpa

    GRANDPA -- 90 -- Grandpa is Kitten's father, who prides himself on being a real ladies man. He claims to currently have five different girlfriends who hail from all around the globe. He lives with Gerald and Kitten in his own bedroom/bachelor pad right next to the kitchen. His mind is still extremely sharp and is up on the latest news thanks to his fascination with FOX News. He's surprisingly fashion conscious for his age and refuses to wear anything on his feet except designer cowboy boots.

  • GrandpaCast Member
    Grandpa

    GRANDPA -- 90 -- Grandpa is Kitten's father, who prides himself on being a real ladies man. He claims to currently have five different girlfriends who hail from all around the globe. He lives with Gerald and Kitten in his own bedroom/bachelor pad right next to the kitchen. His mind is still extremely sharp and is up on the latest news thanks to his fascination with FOX News. He's surprisingly fashion conscious for his age and refuses to wear anything on his feet except designer cowboy boots.

  • Kitten DowdenCast Member
    Kitten Dowden

    KITTEN -- 59 -- Kitten is Gerald's wife of over 40 years and is the eyes and ears of the family. If there was a Dowden chess set, she would definitely be the Queen, moving in all directions, doing her best to protect her husband, but at the same time, keeping him in check. She is a loving mother of four and doting grandmother of eight. An ex-model and beautician, she enjoys dressing-up and looking good but isn't afraid to throw on some overalls and join the guys in a gator hunt. Kitten is clearly the catalyst to upgrade and cultivate the family and is the first in line to volunteer to: enroll in classes, host events, hire experts and open new doors to a most sophisticated, upper-class lifestyle. Her relationship with Gerald is inspired; amidst all the nuttiness and hubbub, their tight bond and undeniable love is a constant throughout the series.

  • ThomasCast Member
    Thomas

    THOMAS -- 34 -- Thomas is Gerald and Kitten's youngest son and is the "mama's boy" of the family. He is the most outspoken and opinionated of the children and has a fiery, competitive streak, especially when it comes to his older brother and his wife Mallory. He, Mallory and his daughter Ellie Rae (1), live in their own home on a one-acre piece of land on Gerald's property. He and Mallory are also black belts and are determined to open up their very own Tae Kwon Do dojo. He, of all the Dowdens, is the most proud of his redneck ways and is not willing to change who he is, what he does or where he lives, even for all the "mailbox money" in the world.

  • ThomasCast Member
    Thomas

    THOMAS -- 34 -- Thomas is Gerald and Kitten's youngest son and is the "mama's boy" of the family. He is the most outspoken and opinionated of the children and has a fiery, competitive streak, especially when it comes to his older brother and his wife Mallory. He, Mallory and his daughter Ellie Rae (1), live in their own home on a one-acre piece of land on Gerald's property. He and Mallory are also black belts and are determined to open up their very own Tae Kwon Do dojo. He, of all the Dowdens, is the most proud of his redneck ways and is not willing to change who he is, what he does or where he lives, even for all the "mailbox money" in the world.

  • Valerie Cast Member
    Valerie

    VALERIE -- 42 -- Valerie is Gerald and Kitten's oldest child who works for the public defender's office in Shreveport and prides herself on being a legal professional. She and her three children: Jessica (19), Devyn (16) and Nikki (10) all live in a double-wide trailer on Gerald and Kitten's property. Valerie is a divorcee who claims she's not interested in getting back into the dating game, but at the same time, would like to find someone to share her time with. Her relationship with her oldest daughter Jessica is turbulent at times, fueled mostly by her Jessica's rebellious nature. Valerie, of all the Dowdens, wants to live like a socialite. She constantly talks of going to the big city, dressing-up, going out on the town and mingling with celebrities.

  • Valerie Cast Member
    Valerie

    VALERIE -- 42 -- Valerie is Gerald and Kitten's oldest child who works for the public defender's office in Shreveport and prides herself on being a legal professional. She and her three children: Jessica (19), Devyn (16) and Nikki (10) all live in a double-wide trailer on Gerald and Kitten's property. Valerie is a divorcee who claims she's not interested in getting back into the dating game, but at the same time, would like to find someone to share her time with. Her relationship with her oldest daughter Jessica is turbulent at times, fueled mostly by her Jessica's rebellious nature. Valerie, of all the Dowdens, wants to live like a socialite. She constantly talks of going to the big city, dressing-up, going out on the town and mingling with celebrities.