Gil McGinnis is a pre-made Sim, living in Roaring Heights. He's an aspiring entertainer who's been taken in by Norma Davidson, who sees potential in him and thinks he may be able to help her get back into the spotlight.
At the start of the game, he is 12 days away from becoming an adult and has only 7 skill points in Fishing. His only friend is Norma Davidson.
He is based on the character of Joe Gillis from a 1950 noir film, Sunset Boulevard.