Franklin "Frank" Hollis (played by Xander Berkeley) is an American billionaire who made his fortune in the computer or technology industry. His character seem to be loosely modeled on Bill Gates the founder of Microsoft.

He is rumored to have bought a private island and "most of Montana." In 2007, he started a charitable foundation to build highways and other infrastructure in Africa, with a starting budget of ten billion US dollars, and former White House Chief of Staff C.J. Cregg as its chair.