|“||You can pick your friends but you can't pick your family.||„|
|~ Claude's father|
Claude's Father is one of the antagonists in the 2002 film Ken Park directed by Larry Clark and Ed Lachman.
He was portrayed by Wade Williams, who also played Brad Bellick in the T.V Series Prison Break.
Claude's father is clearly one of the antagonists in the 2002 film Ken Park, destroying things that Claude enjoys having (I.E His Skateboard).
Claude's father is mean-spirited and obnoxious, a bully whose main objective is to put Claude down to make himself happy.
Claude's father detests him because he believes that Claude is a homosexual and will abuse him without Claude's mother doing anything to defend him.
However, there are a few moments that suggests that he maybe one himself. One night, when he and his friend were out, he was not interested in picking up any women off the streets and then he came home drunk and attempted to perform oral sex on Claude, causing him to kick him off the bed and run away.
Claude's father is harsh, abusive, alcoholic, brutish, has pure hatred for his son Claude and will never be satisfied until he leaves.
However, he seems to be a closeted homosexual shown when he picks on Claude and calls him homophobic names.
- Claude's father is simular to Frank Fitts. Both accuse their son of being homosexuals, they beat them up and both are closeted homosexual themselves.