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The Best Dad Characters In 2019

Updated June 14, 2019 1.0k votes 139 voters 1.6k 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 Hopper1
    72
    22

    Jim Hopper

    Stranger Things

    David Harbour

     

  • Phil Dunphy2
    64
    33

    Phil Dunphy

    Modern Family

    Ty Burrell

  • Sergeant Terry Jeffords3
    49
    23

    Sergeant Terry Jeffords

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    Terry Crews

  • Cameron Tucker4
    46
    21

    Cameron Tucker

    Modern Family

    Eric Stonestreet

  • Bob Belcher5
    53
    32

    Bob Belcher

    Bob's Burgers

    Voiced by  H. Jon Benjamin

  • Homer Simpson6
    48
    27

    Homer Simpson

    The Simpsons

    Voiced by Dan Castellaneta

  • Mitchell Pritchett7
    37
    26

    Mitchell Pritchett

    Modern Family

    Jesse Tyler Ferguson

  • Jack Pearson8
    36
    30

    Jack Pearson

    This Is Us

    Milo Ventimiglia

  • Randall Pearson9
    33
    27

    Randall Pearson

    This Is Us

    Sterling K. Brown

     

  • Louis Huang10
    21
    23

    Louis Huang

    Fresh Off the Boat

    Randall Park

  • Dre Johnson11
    24
    29

    Dre Johnson

    Black-ish

    Anthony Anderson

  • Dan Conner12
    19
    30

    Dan Conner

    The Conners

    John Goodman 

  • Johnny Rose13
    18
    28

    Johnny Rose

    Schitt's Creek

    Eugene Levy

  • Jefferson Pierce14
    15
    25

    Jefferson Pierce

    Black Lightning

    Cress Williams

  • Rogelio de la Vega15
    20
    34

    Rogelio de la Vega

    Jane the Virgin

    Jaime Camil

     

  • Owen Hunt16
    15
    33

    Owen Hunt

    Grey's Anatomy, Grey's Anatomy

    Kevin McKidd