Representative Francis J. “Frank” Underwood (born July 26, 1959) is the House Majority Whip and anti-hero of the hit Netflix original "House of Cards". He is, on the outside, a Southern gentleman with a kind smile and a polite demeanor. He is in fact a ruthless, power-hungry politicking machine who regards nothing as important but his wife, Claire, and absolute power. Extremely vindictive and effective at getting his way, Francis is an ever-rising star in the upper echelons of the government.
Francis Underwood: There are two kinds of pain. The sort of pain that makes you strong, or useless pain. The sort of pain that's only suffering. I have no patience for useless things.