Gil Renard is the main antagonist of The Fan. Renard is a knife salesman who stalked Bobby Rayburn.
He is portrayed by Robert De Niro.
Renard used be a baseball player as child but now as a knife salesman and divorced father who was banned by his ex wife for not seeing his son and his favorite player was Bobby Rayburn, a Giants like Renard he was single father of his son Sean. Renard witness the fight between Rayburn and his teammate Juan Primo at sauna caused Renard kills Primo which framed Rayburn as the killer, Renard kidnapped Rayburn's son Sean to blackmailed him for returning to the game. He was shot and killed by police when Renard is about to throw a knife at Rayburn.