1980's TV Dads

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1.
Conrad Bain
Usually sized up as an erudite gent, advice-spouting father or uptight, pompous neighbor, the acting talents of Conrad Bain were best utilized on stage and on TV. Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, on February 4, 1923, Conrad Stafford Bain was a twin son (the other was named Bonar) born to Stafford Harrison Bain...
“ Phillip Drummond
Diff'rent Strokes ” - yohmarit-143-626778
 
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Bill Cosby
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...
“ Dr Heathcliff Huxtable
The Cosby Show ” - yohmarit-143-626778
 
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Greg Evigan
Actor, TekWar
Born in South Amboy, New Jersey, Greg Evigan grew up in Sayreville. While in high school he won acclaim as Cornelius Hackl in Hello Dolly, which won the New Jersey High School Musical Contest. One month after graduating from Sayreville War Memorial High School in 1971, Greg auditioned for and won a part in the Broadway show "Jesus Christ Superstar." He also joined the cast of a touring company...
“ Joey Harris
My Two Dads ” - yohmarit-143-626778
 
4.
George Gaynes
George Gaynes was born in Helsinki in May, 1917, which was then the capital of the Grand Duchy of Finland. The Grand Duchy was part of the Russian Empire, which was in a state of collapse at the time of Gaynes' birth. The Emperor Nicholas II of Russia had abdicated the throne on March 15, two months prior to Gaynes' birth., and the Empire was in the process of splintering...
“ Henry Warnimont
Punky Brewster ” - yohmarit-143-626778
 
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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...
“ Dan Conner
Roseanne ” - yohmarit-143-626778
 
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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...
“ Steven Keaton
Family Ties ” - yohmarit-143-626778
 
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Gavin MacLeod
Gavin MacLeod was raised in Pleasantville, New York, the son of a gas station owner who was part Chippewa Indian (Ojibwa). He followed his 1952 graduation from Ithaca College with military service, then moved to New York City and worked for a while as an usher and elevator operator at Radio City Music Hall...
“ Captain Merrill Stubing
The Love Boat ” - yohmarit-143-626778
 
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Gerald McRaney
McRaney holds the distinction of being the last guest star to meet "Matt Dillon" in a gunfight on Gunsmoke - in the episode "Hard Labor", first broadcast February 24, 1975 (he lost). In fact, in the early portion of Gerald McRaney's career he almost always played the villain; but, since his first series...
“ Major John D. "Mac" MacGillis
Major Dad ” - yohmarit-143-626778
 
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Richard Mulligan
Actor, Empty Nest
Originally a student of playwriting at Columbia University, Richard Mulligan began his acting career in regional theater and soon after made his Broadway debut in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "All the Way Home". In addition to his continuing Broadway career, Mulligan has successfully transferred his unique comedic talents to television and film...
“ Dr Harry Weston
Empty Nest ” - yohmarit-143-626778
 
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“ Hayden Fox
Coach ” - yohmarit-143-626778
 
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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....
“ Al Bundy
Married With Children ” - yohmarit-143-626778
 
12.
Paul Reiser
Actor, Whiplash
A seasoned actor, writer and producer, Paul Reiser continues to add to his list of accomplishments. Having co-created and starred in the critically acclaimed NBC series "Mad About You" which garnered him multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, American Comedy Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations, Reiser returned...
“ Michael Taylor
My Two Dads ” - yohmarit-143-626778
 
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“ Danny Tanner
Full House ” - yohmarit-143-626778
 
14.
Josh Taylor
Armed with a Burt Reynolds-like laid-back grin, virility and swagger, handsome soap actor Josh Taylor was first noticed tending bar near the popular Burbank Studios, where Days of Our Lives was being cast. He won the role of working-class "Chris Kositchek" (a bartender, natch) and, for four seasons...
“ Michael Hogan
Valerie/The Hogan Family ” - yohmarit-143-626778
 
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“ Dr Jason Seaver
Growing Pains ” - yohmarit-143-626778
 
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Bob Uecker
Bob Uecker's first career was professional baseball. He played six seasons in the majors (1962-1967), playing catcher for three different National League teams: Braves (Milwaukee, WI, and Atlanta, GA), Cardinals (St. Louis, MO), and Phillies (Philadelphia, PA). His batting, never stellar, declined steadily over his career: he finished with a .200 lifetime average...
“ George Owens
Mr. Belvedere ” - yohmarit-143-626778
 
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“ Carl Winslow
Family Matters ” - yohmarit-143-626778
 
18.
Hal Williams
Actor, 227
A veteran professional actor who has co-starred as a television series regular in NINE, prime time, HIT series, and has established himself solidly in both the areas of comedy and drama. Hal's latest projects include Disney Family Channel's Snow 2: Brain Freeze and Hallmark's Generation Gap. His 25 year professional career has seen him firmly plant both feet in such dramas as Roots: The Next Generations...
“ Lester Jenkins
227 ” - yohmarit-143-626778