2019 The Best Dad Characters In 2019  

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255 votes 51 voters 16 items

List Rules Vote 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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Phil Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dad Characters In 2019
Modern Family

Ty Burrell

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12 3
Jim Hopper is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dad Characters In 2019
Stranger Things

David Harbour

 

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14 7
Randall Pearson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dad Characters In 2019
This Is Us

Sterling K. Brown

 

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15 8
Jack Pearson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dad Characters In 2019
This Is Us

Milo Ventimiglia

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13 7
Sergeant Terry Jeffords is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dad Characters In 2019
Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Terry Crews

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15 9
Bob Belcher is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dad Characters In 2019
Bob's Burgers

Voiced by  H. Jon Benjamin

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12 7
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dad Characters In 2019
The Simpsons

Voiced by Dan Castellaneta

8
9 5
Dre Johnson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dad Characters In 2019
Black-ish

Anthony Anderson

9
8 4
Cameron Tucker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dad Characters In 2019
Modern Family

Eric Stonestreet

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5 5
Mitchell Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dad Characters In 2019
Modern Family

Jesse Tyler Ferguson

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5 5
Jefferson Pierce is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dad Characters In 2019
Jefferson Pierce Black Lightning

Cress Williams

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3 3
Louis Huang is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dad Characters In 2019
Fresh Off the Boat

Randall Park

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8 9
Rogelio de la Vega is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dad Characters In 2019
Rogelio de la Vega Jane the Virgin

Jaime Camil

 

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4 6
Owen Hunt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dad Characters In 2019
Grey's Anatomy, Grey's Anatomy

Kevin McKidd

15
4 6
Johnny Rose is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dad Characters In 2019
Johnny Rose Schitt's Creek

Eugene Levy

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3 8
Dan Conner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dad Characters In 2019
The Conners

John Goodman