Character: Willard Cates (Deceased)
Played By: Bruce McGill
Willard Cates was the town's most powerful industrialist and reigning "Alpha" male of Wolf Lake. He was the husband of Vivian and father of Ruby and Luke. He was married to Ruby's mother, Regina (deceased), until her death. He killed his brother Bruce Cates after Bruce raped Miranda Devereaux. Shortly after killing Bruce, Willard was killed by an unknown shooter.