List of the greatest and most memorable dads from through television history. Which TV fathers were the most inspirational? Who taught you the most about growing up and becoming an adult? Which TV fathers were just the funniest and most entertaining? Any TV dads who fit these criteria are eligible for this list, an attempt to drill down into the definitive answer to the question: "Who's the world's favorite TV Dad?"
Classic sitcoms revolving largely around the family gave us a ton of Dads to choose from, and for the most part, they were traditionally good fathers. Guys like Rob Petrie, Andy Taylor and Howard Cunningham looked out for their kids, paid attention to their needs and gave them solid life and career advice.
Through the '80s and '90s, pop culture got a bit a bit more realistic or cynical, depending on who you ask, and TV Dads became more of a hodge-podge of responsibility and immaturity, reflecting the real, complex and often difficult job of being a father. Though there remain the shining examples of great TV dads like Cliff Huxtable from "The Cosby Show" and Dan Conner from "Roseanne," you now had alternative views of fatherhood, like Homer Simpson and the iconic Al Bundy.But this list doesn't discriminate! If your favorite TV dads are likely to lose their kids at the mall, ignore them in favor of football and beer or forget their birthdays, vote for 'em anyway! Your old man would be proud.
51 194 285 Cameron Tucker Modern Family
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53 101 136 zxray added Bob Belcher Bob's Burgers
54 239 451 George Jefferson The Jeffersons
55 191 290 Tom Bradford Eight is Enough
56 83 106 ChrissyBaker added Mike Heck The Middle
57 118 152 CCOz_ added Burt Hummel Glee - Glee, father of Kurt Hummel and stepfather of Finn Hudson.
58 153 330 doriana added John Winchester Supernatural
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60 139 220 zxray added Phil Robertson Duck Dynasty, Buck Commander
61 124 299 Walter White Breaking Bad
62 52 42 carlybobarly added Jack Pearson This Is Us
63 64 81 eeyore 412 added Ranger Cordell Walker Walker, Texas Ranger
64 160 296 Dr Alex Stone The Donna Reed Show
65 60 83 LanaYoshii added Mitchell Pritchett Modern Family
66 125 356 Eric Taylor Friday Night Lights
67 137 295 ElinaKuusisto added Arthur Spooner The King of Queens
68 171 436 Dexter Morgan Dexter, Dexter: Early Cuts
69 166 334 Ross Geller Friends
70 129 298 Benjamin Sisko Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
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72 62 110 Zeek Braverman Parenthood
73 55 101 Sandy Cohen The O.C.
74 59 71 Jesse Duke The Dukes of Hazzard
75 43 74 Byron Sully Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
76 61 51 Gabby Gellerman added Jack Hodgins bones
77 96 139 ChrissyBaker added Jay Pritchett Modern Family
78 57 112 Louis Huang Fresh Off the Boat
79 151 362 zxray added Stan Smith American Dad!
80 67 73 RobLein added Ricky Ricardo I Love Lucy
81 45 131 Jax Teller Sons of Anarchy
82 83 101 graser20 added Batman Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, The New Batman Adventures
83 56 85 LanaYoshii added Prince Charming Once Upon a Time
84 34 49 bigcraig added Michael Richard Kyle, Sr. My Wife and Kids -
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