Special Sub-Topic: Top Ten TV Dads
|Coming in at number ten is a father who has six children. Of these six, three of them are girls who became his daughters when their mother married him in the first episode. Who is this man?|
Mike Brady. Robert Reed played Mike Brady on "The Brady Bunch" from 1969-1974. According to imdb.com, Robert Reed hated "The Brady Bunch" and was embarrassed by the character he played. However, he was fond of the cast members and was like a second father to the children in the cast. Robert Reed died in 1992 of colon cancer and complications due to AIDS.
|Coming in at number nine we have a man who loved a woman named Lucy both on and off the screen. Who was this man?|
Ricky Ricardo. Desi Arnaz played Ricky on "I Love Lucy" from 1951 to 1957. Desi was born in Cuba in 1917. He came to the USA in 1933. As everyone knows, he was married to Lucille Ball. They ended up divorcing in 1960, although they had problems long before that due to the fact he was always with other women. Desi wrote his autobiography and called it "A Book," in which he talked about his problems with alcohol and infidelity. Desi Arnaz died from lung cancer in 1986.
|Coming in at number eight is a man with two sons, both who are psychiatrists. He, himself, is a retired cop. He has a cute dog named Eddie who can beat his oldest son in a staring contest anytime. Who is this man?|
Martin Crane. John Mahoney played Martin Crane, father of Niles and Frasier Crane, from 1993-2004. Mahoney is originally from England, though most probably wouldn't know since he has no English accent. He worked very hard to get rid of the accent when he came to America.
|Next, at number seven, is a father who has seven children, and has taken in many other children as well. Which father, who will become grandfather to many sets of twins, am I talking about?|
Eric Camden. Stephen Collins has played Rev. Eric Camden since 1996. Those seven children that he has would be from oldest to youngest: Matt, Mary, Lucy, Simon, Ruthie, and the twins Samuel and David. The 2006 final season episode revealed that Sarah (Matt's wife), Mary, and Lucy are all pregnant with twins.
|At number six we have a father of three girls. His wife was killed in a car accident shortly after the youngest daughter was born, but his brother-in-law and best friend moved in to help him raise his children. He is the cleanest man in San Francisco. Who is he?|
Danny Tanner. Bob Saget played Danny Tanner on "Full House" from 1987 to 1993. Just like his character, Bob Saget also has (as of 2006), three daughters.
|Alright folks we're halfway done! And at number 5, we have a father of four girls and a boy. He is a doctor, and his wife is a lawyer. He once gave birth to twins: a submarine sandwich and a bottle of soda in a dream. Who is this father?|
Cliff Huxtable. Bill Cosby played Cliff Huxtable on "The Cosby Show" from 1984 to 1992. Bill Cosby has had a very successful career in television. Besides, "The Cosby Show", he was also in "I Spy" in the 60's. In the 70's he did the cartoon series "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids". In the 90's he was in "Cosby" as well as the cartoon series "Little Bill". He is also well known for his Jell-O pudding pop commercials.
|Coming in at number 4 we have a father who adopted a little girl with different colored shoes. Also living with them was the little girl's dog Brandon. Who is this man?|
Henry Warnimont. George Gaynes played Henry on "Punky Brewster" from 1984 to 1988. Gaynes is originally from Finland.
|We're down to the last three. At number three we have a man who fell in love with the town's doctor. When he married her, he ended up becoming a father to her three children, whom she adopted when their mother died, as well as being a father to Katie, the child he had with this doctor. Who is this wonderful man?|
Byron Sully. Joe Lando played Sully on "Dr. Quinn" from 1993 to 1998. Joe Lando was born December 9, 1961 in Chicago.
|This father existed in real life, although not all of the children he had (or adopted) did. He was a wonderful man, loved by everyone in Walnut Grove. Who is the "Pa" I am referring to?|
Charles Ingalls. Landon played Pa Ingalls on "Little House in the Prairie" from 1974 to 1984. He was also in two other very successful series: "Bonanza" where he played Little Joe, and "Highway to Heaven" where he played Jonathan Smith, an angel.
|The number one TV dad was sheriff of Mayberry, NC. Who is this awesome father?|
Andy Taylor. Andy Griffith played Opie Taylor's father on "The Andy Griffith Show" from 1960 to 1968. Besides being a talented actor, Andy Griffith is a very good singer and has recorded some Christian albums.
Did you find these entries particularly interesting, or do you have comments / corrections to make? Let the author know!
Send the author a thank you or
Submit a correction