Revealed! The Best Television Dad of All Time - NBC Connecticut

Revealed! The Best Television Dad of All Time

Revealed! The Best Television Dad of All Time
Who's the best all-time favorite TV dad? You be the judge.

The people have spoken.

After weeks of voting, Sheriff Andy Taylor of "The Andy Griffith Show" has been declared the best television dad of all time.

Taylor took out a tough competitor in Charles Ingalls of "Little House on the Prairie" after sailing through earlier rounds of the competition. 

Andy Griffith portrayed the wisdom-doling Andy Taylor from 1960-1968. He must have done something right. His on-screen son Opie, portrayed by Ron Howard, became an Oscar-winning director in real life. 

Griffith died in 2012. In a 2007 interview with The Associated Press, Griffith acknowledged he wasn't as wise as the sheriff, or as affable.

"But I guess you could say I created Andy Taylor," he said. "Andy Taylor's the best part of my mind. The best part of me," he told the Associated Press.

Here's wishing all the Andy Taylors a Happy Father's Day.