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.
Sterling K. Brown
Voiced by H. Jon Benjamin
Voiced by Dan Castellaneta
Jesse Tyler Ferguson