Gabe Sullivan
Family Moira Sullivan (ex-wife)
Chloe Sullivan (daughter)
Ella Lane (ex-sister-in-law, deceased)
Sam Lane (ex-brother-in-law)
Lois Lane (niece)
Lucy Lane (niece)
Oliver Queen (son-in-law)
Jonathan Sullivan-Queen (grandson)
Robert Queen (brother-in-law, deceased)
Laura Queen (sister-in-law, deceased)
Occupation Former plant manager (LuthorCorp Fertilizer Plant Number Three)
Played By Robert Wisden
Status Unknown

Gabriel "Gabe" Sullivan (born 1961) is the father of Chloe Sullivan. He worked as the plant manager at LuthorCorp Fertilizer Plant Number Three for many years.


He was very proud of his daughter and he talked about her all the time at work.

Season One

Gabe led Chloe's class on a field trip through the plant, embarrassing her with his corny jokes. During the field trip, everyone was taken hostage by Earl Jenkins, who was suffering from meteor rock poisoning.

He reported Chloe missing and led the search parties when she was kidnapped by the Sheriff's deputy.

He was on hand to greet Lionel Luthor the day he arrived at the plant to announce that it was closing.

Season Two

He went in with Lex on the employee buyout and he invited Lana Lang to live with Chloe and him until she graduates from high school.

Season Three

Lionel promoted him when Chloe started providing Lionel with information about Clark and he bought a new house in Brat Flats. But Lionel ordered Lex to fire him when Chloe refused to continue spying on Clark. Lionel went further of course and made it nearly impossible for him to get another job.

When Chloe decided to testify against Lionel Luthor, he entered protective custody with her. Their safe house was blown up moments after they entered.

Season Four

Gabe and Chloe were both led through a tunnel before the blast. It is later revealed that the explosion was staged by Lex to fake Chloe's death to protect her from Lionel.

Season Eight

Inexplicably, Gabe was absent from Chloe's wedding to Jimmy. Dialogue between Clark and Chloe seems to indicate that he died some time ago.


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 #
Season 1 - - - - - - - X - - - - - - - - - - - X X N/A 3
Season 2 - - - - - - - - X - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1
Season 3 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - X N/A 1
Season 4 - X - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - N/A 1
Total 6


  • Gabe Sullivan appears in a deleted scene in the Pilot episode, in which he was played by Eric Keenleyside. Gabe met Lex when he came down to the plant with orders by Lionel to fire some employees. To Gabe's surprise, Lex had no intention of firing the employees and planned to find other cost saving methods.
  • Robert Wisden played President Richard Nixon in DC Comic's 2009 film Watchmen.
  • Gabe Sullivan was never seen or mentioned throughout Seasons 5, 8, 9 or 10. However, he was mentioned in a flashback in Season Six's Progeny and his alternate universe counterpart was mentioned in Season Seven's Apocalypse.

Chloe Sullivan in Smallville
Family Gabe SullivanMoira SullivanLois Lane
'Ships LanaLoisPeteLexLionelEmilClarkJimmyDavisOliver
Work Smallville Torch (poll) • Daily PlanetIsis FoundationSuicide SquadJustice LeagueWatchtowerStar City Register
Chronicles Chloe ChroniclesVolume TwoVengeance Chronicles
Other Wall of WeirdSullivan's TravelsChloe's letterChlois theoryNear-death experiencesEpisodes

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