Countdown to Father's Day: Top TV Dads

dad-countdown09As we count down to Father’s Day (06/21) – here’s our 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.

So lets begin our look at TV dads by going back to those black and white happy days of the 1950’s & 60’s.

TV’s Top Dads (in chronological order)

Ward Cleaver (1950’s/60’s)

Played by Hugh Beaumont, Ward Cleaver was the model of fatherly patience on the hit sitcom Leave It To Beaver (1957-1963). No matter what calamity son Beaver embroiled himself in – and there were some doozies, Ward was always ready with an encouraging word and some life wisdom.

Check back each day for another TV dad (or you can cheat and check out all our TV dads here).

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