Frank Mathison
Frank Mathison
Status: Deceased
Age: 60s
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Spouse(s): Ellen Mathison (divorced)
Significant other(s): Bill Dunn (son-in-law)
Children: Maggie Mathison
Carrie Mathison
Tim (stepson)
Other family: Ruby Dunn (granddaughter)
Josie Dunn (granddaughter)
Frannie Mathison (granddaughter)
Played by: James Rebhorn
Seasons: 1, 2, 3
First episode: "Blind Spot"
Last episode: "The Star"
Frank Mathison was the father of Carrie Mathison and Maggie Mathison, the latter of whom he lived with. He had bipolar disorder, for which he went to therapy and took medication. His younger daughter, Carrie, inherited his illness, but she doesn't attend therapy and receives medication from her sister.


During a visit, Frank made Carrie a sandwich-to-go while he ironed his pants.

He died in his sleep from a stroke in 2014.

Behind the Scenes

Frank was written out of the show due to the death of actor James Rebhorn, who died of melanoma in March 2014.


Fiction books
Carrie's Run
Saul's Game
Season 1
"Pilot" "Grace" "Clean Skin" "Semper I" Blind Spot
"The Good Soldier" "The Weekend" "Achilles Heel" "Crossfire" "Representative Brody"
The Vest "Marine One"
Season 2
The Smile "Beirut is Back" State of Independence "New Car Smell" "Q&A"
"A Gettysburg Address" "The Clearing" "I'll Fly Away" "Two Hats" "Broken Hearts"
"In Memoriam" "The Choice"
Season 3
Tin Man Is Down Uh... Oh... Ah... "Tower of David" Game On "The Yoga Play"
"Still Positive" "Gerontion" "A Red Wheelbarrow" "One Last Thing" "Good Night"
"Big Man in Tehran" The Star