Joseph Anders ran a tight ship. He was efficient, proper, and took his role as Carrington major-domo with great seriousness. The role of a major-domo seemed lost in today's society, but Joseph was proud of his title. He kept the staff in line and on more than one occasion, he reprimanded a servant for his or her behavior. Succeeding Joseph would be filling large shoes. Blake Carrington did not have to go outside his home to find the right man to head his household. He turned to Gerard (whose last name remains unknown), his head butler, rewarding Gerard for his years of devotion and loyalty. Gerard is trustworthy and dutiful. Gerard has admitted his feelings for head Carrington maid, Jeanette Robbins, though it is unclear if he and Jeanette have ever acted upon these feelings. When Krystle Carrington reunited the Carringtons, she didn't forget about its extended family members, Gerard and Jeanette.