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John Adams Gates
Biographical information
Gender

Male

Ethnic group

American

Eye color

Blue

Hair color

White

Born

c. 1906

Family

Patrick Henry Gates (son)
Emily Appleton Gates (ex-daughter-in-law)
Benjamin Franklin Gates (grandson)

Behind the scenes
First appearance

National Treasure

Latest appearance

National Treasure

Portrayer

Christopher Plummer

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"Grandpa!"
―Young Benjamin Franklin Gates after his grandfather catches him in the attic.[src]

John Adams Gates is the father of Patrick Henry Gates and the grandfather of Benjamin Franklin Gates. In 1974, to Patrick's dismay, he tells Ben about the Templar Treasure.