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Andy Griffith (I) (1926–2012)


Andy Griffith is best known for his starring roles in two very popular television series, The Andy Griffith Show (1960) and Matlock (1986). 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 (1948) and The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956). He was ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Andy Griffith Show
(1960-1968)
Matlock
Matlock Ben Matlock / Charlie Matlock
(1986-1995)
A Face in the Crowd
A Face in the Crowd Larry 'Lonesome' Rhodes
(1957)
Waitress
Waitress Old Joe
(2007)

Filmography

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 2009 Play the Game
Grandpa Joe
 2008 Ron Howard's Call to Action (Video short)
Andy Taylor
 2007 Christmas Is Here Again (Video)
Santa Claus (voice)
 2007 Waitress
Old Joe
 2006 The Very First Noel (Video short)
Melchoir (voice)
 2001 Daddy and Them
O.T. Montgomery
 2001 Dawson's Creek (TV Series)
Andrew Lanier, Mr. Brooks' Friend
- A Winter's Tale (2001) ... Andrew Lanier, Mr. Brooks' Friend
 2001 Family Law (TV Series)
Colin Sawyer
- The Quality of Mercy (2001) ... Colin Sawyer
 1999 A Holiday Romance (TV Movie)
Jake Peterson
 1998 Scattering Dad (TV Movie)
Hiram
 1997 What It Was Was Football (Short)
Narrator (uncredited)
 1997 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Ben Matlock
- Murder Two: Part 2 (1997) ... Ben Matlock
- Murder Two: Part 1 (1997) ... Ben Matlock
 1997 Close Combat: A Bridge Too Far (Video Game)
British (voice)
 1996 Spy Hard
General Rancor
 1995 Gramps (TV Movie)
Jack MacGruder
 1986-1995 Matlock (TV Series)
Ben Matlock / Charlie Matlock
- The Scam (1995) ... Ben Matlock
- The Heist (1995) ... Ben Matlock
- The Assault (1995) ... Ben Matlock
- The Target (1995) ... Ben Matlock
- The Deadly Dose (1995) ... Ben Matlock
 1994 The Gift of Love (TV Movie)
Phil Doucet
 1986 Under the Influence (TV Movie)
Noah Talbot
 1986 Return to Mayberry (TV Movie)
Andy Taylor
 1985 Crime of Innocence (TV Movie)
Judge Julius Sullivan
 1985 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Larry Cooper
 1985 Hotel (TV Series)
J. Scott 'Scotty' Foreman
- Illusions (1985) ... J. Scott 'Scotty' Foreman
 1985 Rustlers' Rhapsody
Colonel Ticonderoga
 1984 Fatal Vision (TV Mini-Series)
Victor Worheide
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Victor Worheide
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Victor Worheide
 1983 The Demon Murder Case (TV Movie)
Guy Harris
 1983 Murder in Coweta County (TV Movie)
John Wallace
 1982 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Judge Roy Bean
- Legends/The Perfect Gentleman (1982) ... Judge Roy Bean
 1982 For Lovers Only (TV Movie)
Vernon Bliss
 1982 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Andy Taylor
- Ron Howard/The Clash (1982) ... Andy Taylor (uncredited)
 1981 Best of the West (TV Series)
Lamont Devereaux
- The Reunion (1981) ... Lamont Devereaux
 1981 Murder in Texas (TV Movie)
Ash Robinson
 1980 The Yeagers (TV Series)
Carroll Yeager
- The Neighbors (1980) ... Carroll Yeager
- The Strong Survive (1980) ... Carroll Yeager
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series)
Commander Robert Munroe
- Episode #1.6 (1979) ... Commander Robert Munroe
 1978-1979 Centennial (TV Mini-Series)
Professor Lewis Vernor
- The Scream of Eagles (1979) ... Professor Lewis Vernor
- The Winds of Death (1979) ... Professor Lewis Vernor
- The Winds of Fortune (1979) ... Professor Lewis Vernor
- The Crime (1979) ... Professor Lewis Vernor
- The Storm (1979) ... Professor Lewis Vernor
 1979 From Here to Eternity (TV Mini-Series)
Gen. Barney Slater
- Part I (1979) ... Gen. Barney Slater
- Part II (1979) ... Gen. Barney Slater
- Part III (1979) ... Gen. Barney Slater
 1979 Salvage 1 (TV Series)
Harry Broderick
- Round Up (1979) ... Harry Broderick
- Harry's Doll (1979) ... Harry Broderick
- Dry Spell (1979) ... Harry Broderick
- Diamond Volcano (1979) ... Harry Broderick
- Hard Water: Part 2 (1979) ... Harry Broderick
 1977 Deadly Game (TV Movie)
Police Chief Abel Marsh
 1977 The Girl in the Empty Grave (TV Movie)
Police Chief Abel Marsh
 1977 Washington: Behind Closed Doors (TV Mini-Series)
Esker Scott Anderson
- Part 6 (1977) ... Esker Scott Anderson (credit only)
- Part 5 (1977) ... Esker Scott Anderson (credit only)
- Part 4 (1977) ... Esker Scott Anderson (credit only)
- Part 3 (1977) ... Esker Scott Anderson
- Part 2 (1977) ... Esker Scott Anderson
 1976 Frosty's Winter Wonderland (TV Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1976 Six Characters in Search of an Author (TV Movie)
The Father
 1976 Street Killing (TV Movie)
Gus Brenner
 1976 The Bionic Woman (TV Series)
Jack Starkey
- Angel of Mercy (1976) ... Jack Starkey
 1975 Hearts of the West
Howard Pike
 1975 Adams of Eagle Lake (TV Series)
Sheriff Sam Adams
- Treasure Chest Murder (1975) ... Sheriff Sam Adams
- Home Is the Coward (1975) ... Sheriff Sam Adams
 1974 Savages (TV Movie)
Horton Madec
 1974 Winter Kill (TV Movie)
Sheriff Sam McNeill
 1974 Pray for the Wildcats (TV Movie)
Sam Farragut
 1973 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Andy Johnson
- Lucy and Andy Griffith (1973) ... Andy Johnson
 1973 Go Ask Alice (TV Movie)
Priest
 1973 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Mitch Folger
- The Hoax (1973) ... Mitch Folger
 1972 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Arnold Lovejoy
- I'm a Family Crook - Don't Shoot! (1972) ... Arnold Lovejoy
 1972 The Strangers in 7A (TV Movie)
Artie Sawyer
 1972 Mod Squad (TV Series)
George Carter
- Big George (1972) ... George Carter
 1971 The New Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Andy Sawyer
- A Visit from Cousin Billy Jim (1971) ... Andy Sawyer
- The Millionth Vistor Is a Bum, or Is He? (1971) ... Andy Sawyer
- The Connection (1971) ... Andy Sawyer
- Big Noise, Small Claims (1971) ... Andy Sawyer
- Otis Burfoot Is 100 Years Old (1971) ... Andy Sawyer
 1970 Headmaster (TV Series)
Andy Thompson
- Harvard or Bust (1970) ... Andy Thompson
- Count the Ways I Love You (1970) ... Andy Thompson
- Nobody's Perfect (1970) ... Andy Thompson
- Let's Try It Mr. Hiller's Way (1970) ... Andy Thompson
- Bach Rock (1970) ... Andy Thompson
 1968-1969 Mayberry R.F.D. (TV Series)
Andy Taylor
- Andy's Baby (1969) ... Andy Taylor
- Mike's Losing Streak (1968) ... Andy Taylor
- Youth Takes Over (1968) ... Andy Taylor
- Help on the Farm (1968) ... Andy Taylor
- Andy and Helen Get Married (1968) ... Andy Taylor
 1969 Angel in My Pocket
Reverend Samuel D. Whitehead
 1960-1968 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Andy Taylor
- Mayberry R.F.D. (1968) ... Andy Taylor
- A Girl for Goober (1968) ... Andy Taylor
- Opie and Mike (1968) ... Andy Taylor
- Sam for Town Council (1968) ... Andy Taylor
- The Wedding (1968) ... Andy Taylor
 1966-1968 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Andy Taylor
- Gomer Goes Home (1968) ... Andy Taylor (uncredited)
- Opie Joins the Marines (1966) ... Andy Taylor
 1963 Bob Hope Special (TV Movie)
Sheriff Andy Taylor
 1963 General Foods Opening Night (TV Movie)
 1961 The Second Time Around
Pat Collins
 1960 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Andy Taylor
- Danny Meets Andy Griffith (1960) ... Andy Taylor
 1958 Onionhead
Alvin 'Al' Woods aka Onionhead
 1958 No Time for Sergeants
Pvt. Will Stockdale
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Prof. Tommy Turner
- The Male Animal (1958) ... Prof. Tommy Turner
 1955-1958 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Harry Emsen / Will Stockdale
- Never Know the End (1958) ... Harry Emsen
- No Time for Sergeants (1955) ... Will Stockdale
 1957 A Face in the Crowd
Larry 'Lonesome' Rhodes
 1957 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series)
Comedian-Report To The Nation
- Episode #2.32 (1957) ... Comedian-Report To The Nation
Show Show Producer (5 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (8 credits)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (96 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (11 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

(1960s) TV commercial: General Foods (various products) (as his Andy Taylor character from The Andy Griffith Show (1960)). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 6 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[In comparing himself to one of his characters]: I am from a little town in North Carolina. I have chosen to keep one foot in that life and my other foot in this life and I've had success with that. This man does the same thing. He is from a little community outside of Atlanta, and he has chosen to keep one foot in that life and the other foot in this life. So far as his being a country lawyer, ... See more »

Trivia:

Taught his Matlock (1986) co-star, Clarence Gilyard Jr. how to be very funny, and being a straightman to him. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently wore gray suits or blazers on Matlock (1986). See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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