Roland Beaks is Harvey Beaks' grandfather on his father's side.
Roland Beaks, despite his age, is rather muscular and has an eye-patch on his right eye. When Roland was younger he did not have the eye-patch implying he may have got some unknown injury to his eye at some point when Irving was growing up.
In his debut episode, Roland appeared to be a quiet and reserved man who shows little to no emotion.
- In a Tumbler post, Greenblatt revealed that Roland's wife passed away a while back which would explain his depressed mood.