Clancy Lass (Greg Kean), born c. 1960, is George's father and a Cancer. He is a tenured professor of English at the University of Washington. Even though he appears emotionally strong, he may be even more depressed
about his daughter's death than Joy. In "Pilot", George notes that he hugs another man for a long time which was part of a scrapped plot-line in which he was homosexual. Charlotte dumped him before "Be Still My Heart". He has vaguely implied wanting to come back to Joy, but she rejected this overture.
Five years after Georgia's death, Clancy has moved far away from his ex-wife and surviving daughter. It was also briefly stated that he started a new family.