TV Guide’s ’50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time’

Jan 3, 2014  •  Post A Comment

1. Cliff Huxtable (The Cosby Show)
2. Ben Cartwright (Bonanza)
3. John Walton, Sr. (The Waltons)
4. Charles Ingalls (Little House on the Prairie)
5. Danny Williams (Make Room for Daddy)
6. Jim Anderson (Father Knows Best)
7. Steve Douglas (My Three Sons)
8. Andy Taylor (The Andy Griffith Show)
9. Howard Cunningham (Happy Days)
10. Ray Barone (Everybody Loves Raymond)
11. Reverend Eric Camden (7th Heaven)
12. Steven Keaton (Family Ties)
13. Dan Conner (Roseanne)
14. Mike Brady (The Brady Bunch)
15. Tom Corbett (Courtship of Eddie’s Father)
16. Alex Stone (The Donna Reed Show)
17. Forrest Bedford (I’ll Fly Away)
18. George Lopez (George Lopez)
19. Herman Munster (The Munsters)
20. Tim Taylor (Home Improvement)
21. Ozzie Nelson (The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet)
22. Rob Petrie (The Dick Van Dyke Show)
23. Tony Micelli (Who’s the Boss?)
24. Archie Bunker (All in the Family)
25. Sandy Cohen (The OC)
26. Doug Lawrence (Family)
27. Michael Kyle (My Wife and Kids)
28. Ward Cleaver (Leave it to Beaver)
29. Jack Bristow (Alias)
30. Chester A. Riley (Life of Riley)
31. Andy Sipowicz (NYPD Blue)
32. Lucas McCain (The Rifleman)
33. Tom Bradford (Eight is Enough)
34. Philip Banks (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
35. Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)
36. Rick Sammler (Once and Again)
37. Jason Seaver (Growing Pains)
38. John Robinson (Lost in Space)
39. Martin Lane (The Patty Duke Show)
40. Will Girardi (Joan of Arcadia)
41. Jim Walsh (Beverly Hills, 90210)
42. Fred Sanford (Sanford and Son)
43. Andy Brown (Everwood)
44. George Jefferson (The Jeffersons)
45. Rocky Rockford (The Rockford Files)
46. Michael Steadman (thirtysomething)
47. Bernie Mac (Bernie Mac)
48. Paul Hennessy (8 Simple Rules)
49. Graham Chase (My So-Called Life)
50. Benjamin Sisko (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)

bill cosby as cliff huxtable.pngBill Cosby as Cliff Huxtable


  1. Where’s Julius Rock? Everybody hates Chris…

  2. Where’s Robbie Ray Stewart from Hannah Montana?

  3. they should have danny tanner from full house…

  4. How did Al Bundy not make the list???!?

  5. I agree we had some good tv dads I think a tv dad knowing and understanding how to resolve a problem without violence and spitefulness is great I tip my hat to the producers for choosing good actors to fulfill what we need in life

  6. Al Bundy not being on the list is a disgrace!

  7. Frank Reynolds

  8. Why is ray barone higher than dan conner?everybody loves Raymond barely ever even involved scenes with the children while Roseanne was all about parenting and dan conner is number one in my book!

  9. Does being a serial rapist knock Bill Cosby from #1 ???

    • If that is so, than you need to get rid of Reverend Camden. He was predator!!! Danny Tanner had a potty mouth (off camera) according to the mothers of the girls.

  10. Julius Rock should be in the top 5 and al bundy deserves to be left off.

  11. bill Cosby should immidiately be reevaluated to zero status.His recent serial rape charges of innocent women, being raped by the use of drugs, highlights the need to remove him of who represents a decent best ever father role model.

  12. Is about the character not the actor.

  13. Andy Taylor should be number one.

    • Agreed

  14. What about Danny Tanner from Full House?

  15. How does Morty Seinfeld not make the list? Losers!! Archie Bunker should have been much higher. A working man that loved his little girl

  16. Charles Ingalls, Little House on the Prairie should be number one. My husband and.and I would love to have him as a father. Cosby shouldn’t be on the list.

  17. It is not about Bill Cosby, you idiots! Cliff Huxtable is a character, and the character was a PHENOMENAL father!

  18. Bob saget as Danny Tanner

  19. No Red Forman? No Al Bundy?

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