After compiling a list of big screen classics for Mother’s Day for Southern Living's The Daily South, we upped the ante for this Father’s Day with our “favorites” list of a dozen television shows and a dozen movies depicting some famous and infamous fathers.  No matter what their faults, most often the good outweighs the bad just like in real life.  Loyal, steadfast, stern, genuine, generous, honest, hardworking, inspiring, patient, kind, faithful, determined and disciplined…  these are the kind of men that made our list:    


Steve Douglas - My Three Sons

Sheriff Andy Taylor – The Andy Griffith Show

Archie Bunker –  All in the Family

Howard Cunningham – Happy Days

Charles Ingalls – Little House on the Prairie

Mike Brady – The Brady Bunch

Tom Bradford – Eight is Enough

Martin Crane – Frasier

Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable – The Cosby Show

Danny Tanner – Full House

Tony Micelli – Who’s the Boss?

Tim Taylor – Home Improvement


Adam Mitchell - Courageous

Atticus Finch - To Kill A Mockingbird

Bob Ivanovich – My Life

Chris Gardner - The Pursuit of Happyness

Clark Griswold - National Lampoon’s Vacation

Ed Bloom - Big Fish

Gil Buckman - Parenthood

Marlin – Finding Nemo

Ray Kinsella - Field of Dreams

Stanley Banks - Father of the Bride

Tom Baker - Cheaper by the Dozen

Vito Corleone – The Godfather

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Comment by Cheri Leavy on June 12, 2013 at 9:25am

I love this list!  Atticus Finch is the pillar on the list to me. 

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