Portrayed by John Schneider
Schneider) was the father of Grace Bowman and adopted father of Tom
Bowman. He was married to Kathleen
Bowman before he died on a plane crash. Marshall was a doctor and
a devoted Christian.
Marshall had a brother who committed suicide
after been abused by his neighbour. Marshall waited until he
finished medical school before he got married to Kathleen and had sex according
to his religious belief. Marshall and
Kathleen had a daughter Grace Bowman and adopted a second child Tom
Marshall was concerned about his daughter
Grace having sex with her boyfriend Jack.
He gave a promise ring to remain her to wait until she was married to
have sex. When Jack cheated on Grace he
forbade his daughter from seeing Jack again.
Marshall didn't like Ricky Underwood gong
out with his daughter because he knew about Amy pregnancy. When Ricky admitted he was sexually abused by
his father Marshall
tried to support Ricky telling him his own brother abuse and suicide.
Marshall opposed his daughter when she
decided she was old enough to have sex.
He left home angry at her for a medical conference but didn't reach his destination
because his plane crashed.