My All Time Favorite TV Dads.

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“ Name: Burt Hummel
TV Show: Glee ” - gleekout29
John Stamos
Actor, Full House
John Phillip Stamos was born in Cypress, California, to Loretta (Phillips), a model, and William Stamos, a restaurateur. He is of Greek (father) and English-Irish (mother) descent, and his family's surname was originally "Stamotopoulos". John has two younger sisters, Janeen & Alaina, both school teachers...
“ Name: Jesse Katsopolis
TV Show: Full House ” - gleekout29
Tim Allen
Timothy Allen Dick was born on June 13, 1953, in Denver, Colorado, USA, to Martha Katherine (Fox) and Gerald M. Dick. His father, a real-estate salesman, was killed in a collision with a drunk driver while driving his family home from a University of Colorado football game, when Tim was eleven years old...
“ Name: Tim Taylor
TV Show: Home Improvement ” - gleekout29
“ Name: Jason Seaver
TV Show: Growing Pains ” - gleekout29
Bill Cosby
Music Department, Bill Cosby: Himself
Bill Cosby is one of the world's most well-known entertainers and comedians. William Henry Cosby, Jr. was born on July 12, 1937, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Anna Pearl (Hite), a maid, and William Henry Cosby, Sr., a U.S. Navy sailor. After tenth grade, Cosby joined the Navy and completed high school through a correspondence course...
“ Name: Cliff Huxtable
TV Show: The Cosby Show ” - gleekout29
John Goodman
John Stephen Goodman is a U.S. film, television, and stage actor. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Virginia Roos (Loosmore), a waitress and saleswoman, and Leslie Francis Goodman, a postal worker who died when John was a small child. He is of English, Welsh, and German ancestry. John is best known for his role as Dan Conner on the television series Roseanne (1988-1997)...
“ Name: Dan Conner
TV Show: Roseanne ” - gleekout29
Ed O'Neill
Ed O'Neill is an American actor best known for playing Al Bundy on Married with Children, the most iconic working class character on television since Archie Bunker. Upon his debut on the world stage in Youngstown, Ohio on April 12, 1946, he was christened Edward Philip O'Neill, Jr. Both his father, Ed, Sr....
“ Name: Al Bundy
TV Show: Married with Children ” - gleekout29
“ Name: Danny Tanner
TV Show: Full House ” - gleekout29
“ Name: Nels Oleson
TV Show: Little House on the Prairie ” - gleekout29
“ Name: Jack Arnold
TV Show: The Wonder Years ” - gleekout29
Michael Gross
Michael Gross was born in 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, to Virginia Ruth (Cahill), a telephone operator, and William Oscar Gross, a tool designer. He was involved with a gang for a couple of years during high school before becoming a better student. He went on to be senior class president. Received an M.F.A...
“ Name: Steven Keaton
TV Show: Family Ties ” - gleekout29
Jim Belushi
James Adam Belushi was born June 15, 1954, in Chicago, to Agnes Demetri (Samaras) and Adam Anastos Belushi, a restaurant owner. His father was an Albanian immigrant, from Qytezë, and his mother was also of Albanian descent. The third of four children - his brother was John Belushi - he grew up in Wheaton...
“ Name: Jim
TV Show: According to Jim ” - gleekout29
“ Name: Bill Miller
TV Show: Still Standing ” - gleekout29
“ Name: Red Forman
TV Show: That '70s Show ” - gleekout29
“ Name: George Lopez
TV Show: George Lopez ” - gleekout29
Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke was born Richard Wayne Van Dyke in West Plains, Missouri, to Hazel Victoria (McCord), a stenographer, and Loren Wayne Van Dyke, a salesman. His younger brother is entertainer Jerry Van Dyke. His ancestry includes English, Scottish, German, Swiss-German, and Dutch. Although he'd had small roles beforehand...
“ Name: Rob Petrey
TV Show: The Dick Van Dyke Show ” - gleekout29
“ Name: Jim Walsh
TV Show: Beverly Hills 90210 ” - gleekout29
“ Name: Eric Camden
TV Show: 7th Heaven ” - gleekout29
Tim Reid
Tim Reid was born December 19, 1944 in Norfolk, Virginia and came from a troubled, impoverished childhood. He straightened out his life enough to attend Norfolk State College (now University) and graduate with a business administration degree. He worked for Du Pont in Chicago for a period of time in the late 60s and married his first wife Rita...
“ Name: Ray Campbell
TV Show: Sister, Sister ” - gleekout29
James Avery
Although best known as the uncle/patriarch and judge "Philip Banks" on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, James Avery is a classically trained actor and scholar. A native of Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, he joined the US Navy after graduating high school and served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969. Upon leaving the military...
“ Name: Phillip Banks
TV Show: Fresh Prince of Bel Air ” - gleekout29
Greg Evigan
Actor, TekWar
Born in South Amboy, New Jersey, Greg Evigan auditioned and won a part in the Broadway show "Jesus Christ Superstar" one month after graduating from high school. He also joined the cast of another touring company, playing the lead in the musical "Grease". He has had much success in television and has had two hit series, B.J. and the Bear and My Two Dads.
“ Name: Joey Harris
TV Show: My Two Dads ” - gleekout29
Ray Romano
Ray Romano grew up in Forest Hills, Queens. He performed in the NYC comedy club circuit before landing a guest spot on The Letterman Show. It was here that he propelled his TV show Everybody Loves Raymond. He was also the voice of the Mammoth in the extremely successful Ice Age Series Movies. He is also the inspiration for the character'Paul'...
“ Name: Ray Barone
TV Show: Everybody Loves Raymond ” - gleekout29
“ Name: Carl Winslow
TV Show: Family Matters ” - gleekout29
Tony Danza
Tony Danza is an American actor, perhaps best known for starring on some of television's most beloved and long-running series, including Taxi (1978-1983) and Who's the Boss (1984-1992). Danza was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, to Anne (Cammisa), a bookkeeper, and Matty Iadanza, a garbageman...
“ Name: Tony Micelli
TV Show: Who's the Boss? ” - gleekout29
Paul Reiser
Actor, Whiplash
As a seasoned actor, writer, and stand-up comedian, Paul Reiser continues to add to his list of accomplishments. In addition to co-creating and starring in the critically-acclaimed NBC series, Mad About You, which garnered him Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations for Best Actor in a Comedy Series...
“ Name: Michael Taylor
TV Show: My Two Dads ” - gleekout29
William Russ
Son of a naval officer; born in Portsmouth, VA. Father of one daughter. Enjoys thrill sports, is an avid downhill skier.
“ Name: Alan Matthews
TV Show: Boy Meets World ” - gleekout29
Christopher Rich
Actor, Reba
Most familiar to television viewers as the dim-witted anchorman Miller Redfield on Murphy Brown, Christopher Rich has enjoyed a successful career in television, film and theater. Born in Dallas, Texas, Rich began performing in plays while attending high school in the Rio Grande Valley, urged by a teacher to channel his rowdy tendencies into acting rather than protesting the Vietnam War...
“ Name: Brock Hart
TV Show: Reba ” - gleekout29
Scott Baio
Scott Vincent James Baio was born on September 22, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York. He was the third child of Mario and Rose Baio, who had emigrated from Italy. At the young age of nine, Scott decided that he wanted to be an actor. Soon after, his parents took him on interviews and he was able to land in small roles in commercials...
“ Name: David Hobbs
TV Show: See Dad Run ” - gleekout29
“ Name: Bob Duncan
TV Show: Good Luck Charlie ” - gleekout29
“ Name: Robbie Ray Stewart
TV Show: Hannah Montana ” - gleekout29
Ralph Waite
Ralph Waite was born in White Plains, New York on June 22, 1928. Educated at Bucknell University where he graduated with a BA degree, Waite existed rather aimlessly as a young adult while trying to find his way in the world. Occupations came and went, including social worker, religious editor for Harper & Row...
“ Name: John Walton
TV Show: The Waltons ” - gleekout29
Desi Arnaz
Desiderio Alberto Arnaz ye de Acha the Third was born in Santiago, Cuba on March 2, 1917. His father was the mayor of Santiago. The 1933 revolution led by Fulgencio Batista had landed his father in jail and stripped the family of its wealth, property and power. His father was released because of the intercession of U.S...
“ Name: Ricky Ricardo
TV Show: I Love Lucy ” - gleekout29
John Ritter
Jonathan Southworth Ritter was born in Burbank, California, on September 17, 1948. He was the son of legendary country singer/actor Tex Ritter and his wife, actress Dorothy Fay. The couple married in 1941 and had their first child, Tom Ritter, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. John was destined to follow in his parents footsteps...
“ Name: Paul Hennessy
TV Show: 8 Simple Rules of Dating My Teenage Daughter ” - gleekout29
Michael Landon
Actor, Bonanza
Michael Landon was born Eugene Maurice Orowitz, on Saturday, October 31st, 1936, in Forest Hills, Queens, New York. In 1941, he and his family moved to Collingswood, New Jersey. When Eugene was in high school, he participated -- and did very well -- in track and field, especially javelin throwing, and his athletic skills earned him a scholarship to USC...
“ Name: Charles Ingalls
TV Show: Little House on the Prairie ” - gleekout29
Andy Griffith
Andy Griffith is best known for his starring roles in two very popular television series, The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock. Griffith earned a degree in music from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In the 1950s, he became a regular on The Ed Sullivan Show and The Steve Allen Plymouth Show. He was featured in the Broadway play "No Time for Sergeants" (1955) for which he received a Tony nomination...
“ Name: Andy Taylor
TV Show: The Andy Griffith Show ” - gleekout29
Carroll O'Connor
Carroll was born in Manhattan and raised in Forest Hills, a community of Queens, New York. After high school in 1942, he joined the Merchant Marines and worked on ships in the Atlantic. In 1946, he enrolled at the University of Montana to study English. While there, he became interested in theater. During one of the amateur productions...
“ Name: Archie Bunker
TV Show: All in the Family ” - gleekout29
Redd Foxx
Redd Foxx began doing stand-up comedy on the infamous "Chitlin' Circuit" in the 1940s and 1950s. Foxx was one of the premier "blue humor" comedians. Blue humor was very dirty, too dirty for white audiences. For years his party albums were not available in white record stores. In the 1960s his records became available...
“ Name: Fred Sanford
TV Show: Sanford and Son ” - gleekout29
“ Name: Mike Brady
TV Show: The Brady Bunch ” - gleekout29
“ Name: Howard Cunningham
TV Show: Happy Days ” - gleekout29
Dick Sargent
Actor, Bewitched
Congenial, mild-mannered Dick Sargent was a reliably bemused foil on film and TV for nearly four decades. He was born Richard Cox on April 19, 1930 in Carmel, California. His mother, Ruth McNaughton, was a minor actress who went by the stage name of "Ruth Powell"; his father, Colonel Elmer Cox, served...
“ Name: Darren Stephens
TV Show: Bewitched ” - gleekout29
Dick York
Actor, Bewitched
The gangly York is best remembered as the first and most frustrated "Darrin Stephens" on the long-running TV series Bewitched. He left the series in 1969 due to a chronic back ailment. He later founded Acting for Life, a private fund-raising effort for the homeless, which he managed from his home where he was bedridden with a degenerative spine injury.
“ Name: Darren Stephens
TV Show: Bewitched ” - gleekout29
Hugh Beaumont
Beaumont began his career in show business by perfoming in theatres, nightclubs, and on the radio in 1931. He attended the University of Chattanooga, but left when his position on the football team was changed. He later attended the University of Southern California, and graduated with a Master of Theology degree in 1946...
“ Name: Ward Cleaver
TV Show: Leave it to Beaver ” - gleekout29
Sherman Hemsley
Sherman Hemsley played characters known to be wise-cracking, "Weezy" loving, boisterous fools which America and the entire world laughed with kindheartedly. Sherman Alexander Hemsley, Air Force veteran and actor, was born on Feb. 1, 1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father, William Hemsley, worked at a printing press while his mother worked at various factories during the war...
“ Name: George Jefferson
TV Show: The Jeffersons ” - gleekout29
Bill Bixby
The son of a sales clerk and a department store owner, Bill Bixby was the sixth-generation Californian born as Wilfred Bailey Bixby, on January 22, 1934, in San Francisco, California. An only child growing up in the 1940s and 1950s, he attended schools in the same area, took ballroom dance lessons, before attending Lowell High School...
“ Name: Tom Corbett
TV Show: The Courtship of Eddie's Father ” - gleekout29
Gerald McRaney
Gerald McRaney was born August 19, 1947 in Collins, Mississippi. He is known as "Mac" to his family and friends. He began his acting career in junior high school when he injured his knee playing football and he joined the drama club. He spent several years acting in small roles and guest appearances while working in the Louisiana oil fields to support himself and his family...
“ Name: Russell Greene
TV Show: Promised Land ” - gleekout29
Robert Young
Quiet, soft-spoken Robert grew up in California and had some stage experience with the Pasadena Playhouse before entering films in 1931. His movie career consisted of playing characters who were charming, good-looking--and bland. In fact, his screen image was such that he usually never got the girl...
“ Name: Jim Anderson
TV Show: Father Knows Best ” - gleekout29
Danny Thomas
Known primarily as a TV actor, he starred as a nightclub singer on the popular Make Room for Daddy. He also served TV behind the cameras partnering with Sheldon Leonard and Aaron Spelling to create such shows as Dick Van Dyke's show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Andy Griffith Show and Mod Squad. He was also dedicated to building the St...
“ Name: Danny Williams
TV Show: Make Room for Daddy ” - gleekout29