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Father’s Day: Top 50 TV Dads of All Time

The Internet Movie Database lists Bill Cosby from the 80s hit The Cosby Show as the top TV dad. Here are the others on its list.  The TV Dads from Modern Family, The Middle, and a few other more recent ones are missing. Who else should be there? Comment below.

2.Ben Cartwright -Bonanza (1959 TV Series), Lorne Greene

3.John Walton -The Waltons (1971 TV Series), Andrew Duggan

4.Charles Ingalls-Little House on the Prairie (1974 TV Series), Michael Landon

5.Danny Williams-Make Room for Daddy (1953 TV Series), Danny Thomas

6.Jim Anderson-Father Knows Best (1954 TV Series), Robert Young

7.Steve Douglas-My Three Sons (1960 TV Series), Fred MacMurray

8.Sheriff Andy Taylor-The Andy Griffith Show (1960 TV Series), Andy Griffith

9.Howard Cunningham-Happy Days (1974 TV Series), Tom Bosley

10.Ray Barone-Everybody Loves Raymond (1996 TV Series), Ray Romano

11.Eric Camden-7th Heaven (1996 TV Series), Stephen Collins

12.Steven Keaton-Family Ties (1982 TV Series), Michael Gross

13.Dan Conner-Roseanne (1988 TV Series), John Goodman

14.Mike Brady-The Brady Bunch (1969 TV Series), Robert Reed

15.Tom Corbett-The Courtship of Eddie’s Father (1963), Glenn Ford

16.Dr. Alex Stone-The Donna Reed Show (1958 TV Series), Carl Betz

17.Forrest Bedford-I’ll Fly Away (1991 TV Series), Sam Waterston

18.George Lopez-George Lopez (2002 TV Series), George Lopez

19.Herman Munster-The Munsters (1964 TV Series), Fred Gwynne

20.Tim Taylor-Home Improvement (1991 TV Series), Tim Allen

21.Ozzie Nelson-The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952 TV Series), Ozzie Nelson

22.Rob Petrie-The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961 TV Series), Dick Van Dyke

23.Tony Micelli-Who’s the Boss? (1984 TV Series), Tony Danza

24.Archie Bunker-All in the Family (1971 TV Series), Carroll O’Connor

25.Sandy Cohen-The O.C. (2003 TV Series), Peter Gallagher

26.Doug Lawrence-Family (1976 TV Series), James Broderick

27.Michael Kyle-My Wife and Kids (2001 TV Series), Damon Wayans

28.Ward Cleaver-Leave It to Beaver (1957 TV Series), Hugh Beaumont

29.Jack Bristow-Alias (2001 TV Series), Victor Garber

30.Chester A. Riley-The Life of Riley (1949 TV Series), Jackie Gleason

31.Det. Andy Sipowicz-NYPD Blue (1993 TV Series), Dennis Franz

32.Lucas McCain-The Rifleman (1958 TV Series), Chuck Connors

33.Tom Bradford-Eight Is Enough (1977 TV Series), Dick Van Patten

34.Philip Banks-The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990 TV Series), James Avery

35.Homer Simpson-The Simpsons (1989 TV Series), Dan Castellaneta

36.Rick Sammler-Once and Again (1999 TV Series), Billy Campbell

37.Dr. Jason Seaver-Growing Pains (1985 TV Series), Alan Thicke

38.Prof. John Robinson-Lost in Space (1965 TV Series), Guy Williams

39.Martin Lane-Roseanne (1988 TV Series), William Schallert

40.Will Girardi-Joan of Arcadia (2003 TV Series), Joe Mantegna

41.Jim Walsh-Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990 TV Series), James Eckhouse

42.Fred Sanford-Sanford and Son (1972 TV Series), Redd Foxx

43.Dr. Andrew ‘Andy’ Brown

44.George Jefferson-The Jeffersons (1975 TV Series), Sherman Hemsley

45.Joseph ‘Rocky’ Rockford #2-The Rockford Files (1974 TV Series), Robert Donley

46.Michael Steadman-thirtysomething (1987 TV Series), Ken Olin

47.Bernie Mac-The Bernie Mac Show (2001 TV Series), Bernie Mac

48.Paul Hennessy-8 Simple Rules (2002 TV Series), John Ritter

49.Graham Chase-My So-Called Life (1994 TV Series), Tom Irwin

50.Captain Benjamin Sisko-Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993 TV Series), Avery Brooks

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