If you clicked on this hoping to regaled with the wonderous tales of Mickey and Mandy Milkovich I’m sorry to disappoint but they’re only peripherals here. Nope, this article is all about those other Milkoviches who we’ve only seen once or twice but that didn’t stop them from leaving an impression on us. Even if we didn’t always know their name.
When you and Frank get done passing around, uh, “Daddyzgirl,” why don’t you,
uh, send her over to our place? Someone’s got to pop this little pussy’s cherry.
Not gonna lie, I’d forgotten this guy even had a name. And apparently, IMDb doesn’t either because in the first season finale Lip clearly refers to him as Joey, but they have his name listed as Tony. So really who the fuck knows. He was only around for a couple of brief scenes in two different episodes, but that didn’t stop him from leaving an impression and one that includes some nameless kid who is never seen or heard from again.
Joey/Tony Milkovich was played by Frank Pacheco. You can find him on Twitter @TheFrankPacheco
“It gets used a lot.”
Absolutely nothing is known about Phil Milkovich. He was there one moment, gone the next. Hell, this time if it wasn’t for IMDb we would have never of known his name. We don’t even know if he’s a Milkovich sibling or a Milkovich cousin. We do know that he frequents Terry Milkovich’s “They Let You Out of Jail Again???” parties and it’s apparently his job to put up the welcome home banner.
Phil Milkovich was played by Chicago actor Tyler Smith.
“Oh, yeah, that’s just my girl penis.”
“It looks exactly like a boy penis.”
Molly is Mickey, Mandy, Colin, & Iggy’s half-sibling through their dad Terry and an unnamed woman who may or may not be a meth head. If you’re wondering why I didn’t include Joey/Tony or Phil as their sibling it’s because we don’t actually know if they are their brothers. But anyways, we are first introduced to Molly when Mandy & Lip go to check on the girl after receiving a message that her mother had died. Turns out Molly’s mother was alive and for the most part well.
We also soon learn that Molly is an MTF or Male to Female transgender. At first, it appears the reason for this is because Molly’s mother hates men and didn’t want to raise a boy so she instead chose to raise Molly as a girl. In a controversial scene, Fiona comes right out tells Molly that she isn’t really a girl. Unfortunately, a follow-up scene where Jimmy Steve basically tells Molly that she can be whichever gender she chooses was deleted.
Molly Milkovich was played by Madison Rothschild (Moellers)
“Mandy’s making eggs.”
I know what you’re thinking, “How in the hell could you put Terry Milkovich on this list??? He’s scum. He deserves to rot in prison for the rest of his life!!” And I agree with you, Terry Milkovich is worse than scum because at least scum serves a useful purpose whereas Terry brings misery everywhere he goes. Mentioning Terry has absolutely nothing to do with him and everything to do with his portrayer Dennis Cockrum who comes in every time and knocks it out of the park.
When you have a character as vile as Terry it can sometimes be hard to remember the performance that goes into creating that person. But even so, it doesn’t mean that Dennis shouldn’t be recognized for the work he put into making Terry the most hated person on Shameless with Sammi Slott a very close runner up.
Terry Milkovich was played by veteran character actor Dennis Cockrum.
“Mandy, I thought you said they were getting beer?”
I could probably write an entire article on just the adventures of Colin & Iggy Milkovich and one day I just might. I’m sitting here trying to remember if either or their names was ever actually said on screen and I’m drawing a complete blank. Which is pretty par for the course on Shameless when it comes to the Milkovich family and any character who isn’t a Gallagher, Fisher, or Ball. This isn’t a slight on them but rather a simple observation.
While the UK version of Shameless eventually had more Maguires (their version of the Milkovich family) than they had Gallaghers the US chose to go another way. This probably had more to do with the nature of how television is produced over here versus over there.
Even so, when it comes to the Milkovich family Colin & Iggy have been around the most and every time they show up the episode is that much the better for it. Unfortunately, we don’t know much about either of them except for that Mickey trusts them to help him out with the family business. We also know Iggy’s pretty good with a grave, gun running, and excels at pharmaceutical sales.
We know that both Mickey and Mandy are gone and it’s doubtful we will ever see them again, but that doesn’t mean they should shut all the Milkoviches out of the show. I’m not saying they should give them their own storylines, the window to fully integrate them into the show has passed, but there’s no reason Iggy can’t pop up at the Alibi Room or perhaps Fiona could give Colin a job at diner. All we know is the Milkovich family added something to the show that has been missed. Here’s hoping we get to see them again.