Gordon Fontana is a recurring character in the TV series, Hartman. Gordon was served as the show's main antagonist from near end of the season 8 to throughout the season 9 and the final season.
Born in Brooklyn, New York in March 1968. Gordon was born as a fling between Wendell Fontana and Emma Greico. Emma gives Gordon up but Wendell discovers about the baby and tracks him down. Wendell was already married and has a other son, Ralph. Wendell's wife Barbara adopted him as her own son despite her hated against his real mother. Throughout his childhood, Gordon has a rocky relationship with his parents because they favours Ralph over him and was forced to get involved with criminal activity. On his 13th birthday, Gordon was forced to kill his pet rabbit to impress his family. Three days later, an angry Gordon got himself expelled from his school for violently attacking two young female students in their changing room.
Gordon knew Barbara wasn't his real mother because of the accident which left her infertile. When he was 16, Gordon tracks Emma out on Abby's 7th birthday party but she furiously rejected him and threatened to ruins him if he goes near her family. Gordon turned his attention on Emma's younger sister - his biological aunt and violently raped her in revenge. She became pregnant with Gordon's baby boy as the result. Then, Emma and her sister give the baby up in the same place where had given Gordon up but Emma never told her sister about Gordon.
Despite his real mother's rejection, Gordon stalks Emma and her family for years. His stepmother Barbara later got herself involved with Emma's husband Frank and was planning to have somebody to get rid of Emma but one night, Gordon follows Emma to a clearing where she was planning to meet Barbara to talk about Frank. Emma furiously confronted Gordon over his life before telling him that he was a mistake that she wishes she had aborted. As Emma walked away, Gordon furiously attacked and then strangled her in anger, killing her. Barbara arrived and discover what Gordon did before helping him to cover the murder. Barbara pays the hitman despite no involvement and promise Gordon that she will keeep his name out if the truth about Emma's death comes out.
In 2006, Gordon first meets a single mother Ellis Henderson. Ellis has one daughter, Ariel who didn't like Gordon. Gordon and Ellis begin dated before two years later, they got married. In same year, he secretly got involved with a 14 years old Morgan Shane before raping her. A year later, Gordon become dad where Morgan gives birth to his son Jonathan (which Gordon didn't know) and Ellis gives birth to his daughter Angela.
The relationship between Ariel and Gordon turns sour where Gordon turn violent and raped Ariel in her bed one night and threatened to kill her if she told anybody afterwards.
After raping Ariel, Gordon has been paying more attention to Ariel than his own wife and daughter, continued to secretly abuse her for years as he knowledge his true feelings for his step-daughter. Ariel moved out of her family's house for college but despite Ariel moving out, Gordon still routinely abused Ariel and even threatened to do same abuse to Angela.
Season 8 & 9
In the eighth season, Gordon was seen in Ariel's apartment, letting himself in. Ariel found Gordon and wasn't happy to see him. Gordon said he just wanted to talk, but then made a sexual advance towards and began touching and kissing her. Ariel, out of fear, ended up ultimately gives into Gordon's unwanted advances again.
Gordon spending a night by ends up in bed with Ariel. Gordon left Ariel's apartment the next morning before kissing a upset Ariel in the lip. At the beginning at Season 9, Ariel declares war against Gordon after catching him holding Chloe Hartman's grandson Jason in his arm. Ariel hired a group of teenagers to vandalize Gordon's car as her "first strike". Gordon suspect Vargas was behind the vandalism but didn't have proof however Gordon did threatens Ariel to sexually assault her again if she has been lying.
Couple of weeks later, Gordon invite Ariel for lunch at his house where things turn deadly seduction when Gordon seducting Ariel into sleeping with him again, not knowing Vargas was going to steal his office key. For weeks, Gordon starts to lose his power against Ariel when she got involved with now Deputy District Attorney Morgan.
Decides to have her "dealt with" once and for all, Gordon hired a hitman to kill Ariel, however the hitman mistakenly stabbed Beth Greico, mistaking Beth as Ariel before Beth kills the hitman.
At first, Gordon was responsibly and locally man who enjoys balance in his personal and family life but as his colours revealed, Gordon is revealed to be a manipulating and vicious seducer who likes to prey on young girls. He lets his victims face consequences of his actions. He never have real feelings for his victim, except for his stepdaughter (who he realised that he is in love with her). He controlled Ariel for years as he repeatedly raped her, forcing her to be in a relationship, even threatening to hurt her and her half-sister's life.
- 1985: Juliet Greico (raped and impregnated)
- 1996: Emma Greico (strangle to death)
- 2009: Morgan Shane (raped and impregnated)
- 2009-2026: Ariel Vargas (raped repeatedly, impregnated twice - miscarried first child and aborted second child)
- 2025: Alison Hamilton (raped and impregnated)
- 2026: Susie Hunsacker (raped and impregnated)
- Unknown year: Wendy Driver (raped and impregnated)
- Unknown year: Lisa Geiger (raped and impregnated)
- 2030: Ariel Vargas (attempted rape)
- An episode of Hartman season 9 mentions his birthdate as March 27, 1968.