As we countdown to Father’s Day (T-10 days) – here’s our continuing look at some of TV’s favorite fathers: From the 1950s cardigan-wearing, “Father Knows Best” types to the 21st century guys juggling dysfunctional families and questionable careers.
TV’s Top Dads (in chronological order)
Andy Taylor (1960’s)
Andy Taylor (played by Andy Griffith) was one of TV’s first single dads on The Andy Griffith Show (1960-1968). The down-home sheriff for the town of Mayberry, North Carolina, Andy set about raising his son Opie with a bit of hokey humor and a heaping of soliloquy-style discipline – and the help of the ever-present Aunt Bee.
Check back each day for another TV dad (or you can cheat and check out all our TV dads here).