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Gregory Toole
Status: Deceased
Occupation: Railroad foreman
Former walking boss for cut crew three
Marital status: Married
Relatives: Declan Toole, brother
Relationships: Eva - wife
Behind the scenes
Portrayed by: Duncan Ollerenshaw
Seasons: 1, 2
First episode: "A New Birth of Freedom"
Last episode: "Blood Moon Rising"
Appearances: 16 episodes (see below)

Gregory Toole was a railroad worker whose bigotry causes him to clash frequently with his black colleagues. He later found God and changed his ways after almost dying. He married Eva.


Background information[]

Toole is from Ireland. His first name, Gregory, is only mentioned twice: once when he goes to collect his pay after the fight between Cullen Bohannon and Elam Ferguson and when his brother, Declan Toole, arrives during Range War. He was almost always referred to as Mr. Toole or simply Toole.

Season 1[]

Main article: Season 1

On Cullen Bohannon's first day as foreman, he informed him that Frank Harper was with the lodging crew 20 miles west of the cut. ("A New Birth of Freedom")

He boasted about his encounter with Eva and how the only thing she wouldn't sleep with was a black man. ("Jamais Je Ne T'oublierai")

He is shot in the face by Elam Ferguson. ("Revelations")

He survives the injury and this triggers a religious conversion. ("Timshel")

He proposes settling down with Eva. ("God of Chaos")

Commits suicide when he finds Eva at Elam's house.


Season 1 appearances
"Pilot" "Immoral Mathematics" "A New Birth of Freedom" "Jamais Je Ne T'oublierai" "Bread and Circuses"
"Pride, Pomp and Circumstance" "Revelations" "Derailed" "Timshel" "God of Chaos"
Season 2 appearances
"Viva La Mexico" "Durant, Nebraska" "Slaughterhouse" "Scabs" "The Railroad Job"
"Purged Away with Blood" "The White Spirit" "The Lord's Day" "Blood Moon" "Blood Moon Rising"