Gary was the works foreman at Mike Peterson's former place of employment, who laid Mike off when the latter was injured at work, and presumably was part of the process which denied Mike workers' compensation. In the "Pilot", Mike returns to the factory, cap in hand, looking to get his old job back, as he can now work harder than ever, but becomes violent when Gary dismisses him in a high-handed manner. Mike throws Gary into a set of metal tubing, and turns his own words ("It's the company, man. I'm not the bad guy.") against him, declaring him to be the villain, and Mike himself as the hero, before seemingly knocking him unconscious (or worse) with a metal barrel. As no murder charges are mentioned, it appears likely that Gary at least survived.
He is portrayed by Bob Stephenson.