He is the aging patriarch of the Widmore family.
- Father of twins Clifford Widmore and Zander Widmore
- CEO of the Widmore Corporation, though the day to day operations are run by his son Cliff Widmore.
- Obsessed with his Scottish Heritage.
- Clifford and Zander's mother was his first wife.
- Vivian Widmore is his third wife. They have been married for 5 years.
- Likes to drink
- Fought with Zander the night before he disappeared about Zander's "craziest idea yet". Later he decided Zander might have been right.
- Clifford Widmore says he is senile and failing both phyically and mentally