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The Best Dad Characters In 2019

Updated June 14, 2019 1.0k votes 143 voters 1.7k views16 items

List RulesVote up your favorite father figure in 2019.

Who are the best dad characters on TV? The boob tube has a long history of creating patriarchs that are equally kind, supportive, and oftentimes hilarious. Each TV generation has its own version of Mike Brady, John Walton, or Steven Keaton. Which current TV dad do you think tops the list?

No father bats a thousand. But the best dad characters more than make up for their flaws. Sure, Homer Simpson may spend too much time at Moe’s Tavern and Phil Dunphy may still think he can have a career in magic, but there is an inherent sweetness in both characters - though it may sometimes be a little harder to find. The best dad TV characters of 2019 share many of the same characteristics today than they did 60 years ago when Ward Cleaver was disciplining the Beaver.

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    Jim Hopper

    Stranger Things

    David Harbour

     

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    59
    33

    Phil Dunphy

    Modern Family

    Ty Burrell

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    47
    22

    Sergeant Terry Jeffords

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    Terry Crews

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    50
    31

    Bob Belcher

    Bob's Burgers

    Voiced by  H. Jon Benjamin

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    45
    27

    Homer Simpson

    The Simpsons

    Voiced by Dan Castellaneta

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    35
    28

    Jack Pearson

    This Is Us

    Milo Ventimiglia

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    33
    26

    Randall Pearson

    This Is Us

    Sterling K. Brown

     

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    45
    42

    Cameron Tucker

    Modern Family

    Eric Stonestreet

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    21
    22

    Louis Huang

    Fresh Off the Boat

    Randall Park

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    23
    27

    Dre Johnson

    Black-ish

    Anthony Anderson

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    36
    53

    Mitchell Pritchett

    Modern Family

    Jesse Tyler Ferguson

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    20
    29

    Dan Conner

    The Conners

    John Goodman 

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    18
    28

    Johnny Rose

    Schitt's Creek

    Eugene Levy

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    19
    33

    Rogelio de la Vega

    Jane the Virgin

    Jaime Camil

     

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    14
    25

    Jefferson Pierce

    Black Lightning

    Cress Williams

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    14
    32

    Owen Hunt

    Grey's Anatomy, Grey's Anatomy

    Kevin McKidd