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The Andy Griffith Show Cast List

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The Andy Griffith Show cast list, including photos of the actors when available. This list includes all of the The Andy Griffith Show main actors and actresses, so if they are an integral part of the show you'll find them below. You can various bits of trivia about these The Andy Griffith Show stars, such as where the actor was born and what their year of birth is. This cast list of actors from The Andy Griffith Show focuses primarily on the main characters, but there may be a few actors who played smaller roles on The Andy Griffith Show that are on here as well.

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    Andy Griffith

    The Andy Griffith Show, Matlock
    Andy Samuel Griffith (June 1, 1926 – July 3, 2012) was an American actor, comedian, television producer, Southern Gospel singer, and writer whose career spanned seven decades in music and television....  more
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    Aneta Corsaut

    The Andy Griffith Show, House Calls
    Aneta Louise Corsaut (November 3, 1933 – November 6, 1995) was an American actress and writer. She is best known for playing Helen Crump on The Andy Griffith Show (1963–1968)....  more
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    Arlene Golonka

    The New Scooby-Doo Movies, Speed Buggy
    Arlene Leanore Golonka (January 23, 1936 – May 31, 2021) was an American actress. She was perhaps best known for playing Millie Hutchins on the television comedy The Andy Griffith Show and Millie...  more
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    Bernard Fox

    The Andy Griffith Show, Bewitched
    Bernard Lawson (11 May 1927 – 14 December 2016), better known as Bernard Fox, was a Welsh actor. He is best remembered for his roles as Dr. Bombay in the comedy fantasy series Bewitched (1964–1972),...  more
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    Betty Lynn

    The Andy Griffith Show, Return to Mayberry
    Elizabeth Ann Theresa "Betty" Lynn (born August 29, 1926) is a retired American actress. She is best known for her role as Thelma Lou, Deputy Barney Fife's girlfriend, on The Andy Griffith Show....  more
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    Clint Howard

    The Andy Griffith Show, The Baileys of Balboa
    Clinton Engle Howard (born April 20, 1959) is an American actor. He is the younger brother of actor and director Ron Howard. He is best known for his roles in the films The Waterboy and Apollo 13,...  more
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    Denver Pyle

    The Andy Griffith Show, The Dukes of Hazzard
    Denver Dell Pyle (May 11, 1920 – December 25, 1997) was an American film and television actor. He was well-known for a number of TV roles from the 1960s through the 1980s, including his portrayal of...  more
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    Don Knotts

    The Andy Griffith Show, Three's Company
    Jesse Donald Knotts (July 21, 1924 – February 24, 2006) was an American actor and comedian, best known for his role as Deputy Sheriff Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show, a 1960s sitcom for which...  more
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    Elinor Donahue

    The Andy Griffith Show, The Odd Couple
    Mary Eleanor Donahue (born April 19, 1937), credited as Elinor Donahue, is an American actress, best remembered today for playing the role of Betty Anderson, the eldest child of Jim and Margaret...  more
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    Frances Bavier

    The Andy Griffith Show, Mayberry R.F.D.
    Frances Elizabeth Bavier (December 14, 1902 – December 6, 1989) was an American stage and television actress. Originally from New York theatre, she worked in film and television from the 1950s until...  more
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    George Lindsey

    The Andy Griffith Show, Mayberry R.F.D.
    George Smith Lindsey (December 17, 1928 – May 6, 2012) was an American character actor, best known for his role as Goober Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show, Mayberry R.F.D. and his subsequent tenure on...  more
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    Hope Summers

    The Andy Griffith Show, Hawkins Falls
    Sarah Hope Summers (June 7, 1896 – June 22, 1979), better known as Hope Summers, was an American character actress known for her work on CBS's The Andy Griffith Show and Mayberry RFD, portraying...  more
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    Howard McNear

    The Andy Griffith Show, The Brothers
    Howard Terbell McNear (January 27, 1905 – January 3, 1969) was an American stage, screen, and radio character actor. McNear is best remembered as Floyd Lawson, the barber in The Andy Griffith Show...  more
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    Howard Morris

    The Flintstones, The Andy Griffith Show
    Howard Jerome Morris (September 4, 1919 – May 21, 2005) was an American actor, voice actor and director who was best known for his role in The Andy Griffith Show as Ernest T. Bass, and as "Uncle...  more
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    Jack Burns

    The Andy Griffith Show, Wait Till Your Father Gets Home
    John Francis Burns (November 15, 1933 - January 26, 2020) was an American comedian, actor, voice actor, writer and producer. During the 1960s, he was part of two stand-up comedy partnerships, first...  more
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    Jack Dodson

    The Andy Griffith Show, Mayberry R.F.D.
    John Smeaton "Jack" Dodson (May 16, 1931 – September 16, 1994) was an American television actor best remembered for the milquetoast character Howard Sprague on The Andy Griffith Show and its spin-off...  more
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    Jim Nabors

    The Andy Griffith Show, Gomer Pyle
    James Thurston Nabors (June 12, 1930 – November 30, 2017) was an American actor, singer, and comedian. Nabors was born and raised in Sylacauga, Alabama, but he moved to southern California because of...  more
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    Maggie Peterson

    Maggie Peterson Mancuso (born January 10, 1941) is an American television actress. She is best known for playing Charlene Darling on The Andy Griffith Show. She also played the character of Doris in...  more
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    Olan Soule

    The Andy Griffith Show, Super Friends
    Olan Evart Soule (February 28, 1909 – February 1, 1994) was an American character actor and voice-over performer who had professional credits in nearly 7,000 radio shows and commercials, appearances...  more
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    Parley Baer

    The Andy Griffith Show, The Addams Family
    Parley Edward Baer (August 5, 1914 – November 22, 2002) was an American actor in radio and later in television and film....  more
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    Paul Hartman

    The Andy Griffith Show, Mayberry R.F.D.
    Paul Hartman (March 1, 1904 – October 2, 1973) was an American dancer, stage performer and television actor....  more
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    Rob Reiner

    All in the Family, America 2-Night
    Robert Reiner (born March 6, 1947) is an American actor and filmmaker. As an actor, Reiner first came to national prominence with the role of Michael Stivic on All in the Family (1971–1979), a role...  more
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    Ron Howard

    Arrested Development, Happy Days
    Ronald William Howard (born March 1, 1954) is an American filmmaker and actor. Howard first came to prominence as a child actor, guest starring in several television series, most notably in an...  more
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    Hal Smith

    The Flintstones, DuckTales
    Harold John Smith (August 24, 1916 – January 28, 1994) was an American actor and voice actor, who was best known for his role as Otis Campbell, the town drunk on CBS's The Andy Griffith Show. Smith...  more