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Celebrate Father's Day with Famous TV Dads!

As we celebrate all the fathers out there, here's a peek at what some interviewees had to say about their roles as iconic TV dads. A few played classic TV fathers, while others portrayed more unconventional dads. Here's William Schallert ("Martin Lane"), Ed O'Neill ("Al Bundy"), Andy Griffith ("Andy Taylor"), Tom Bosley ("Mr. C"), Dan Castellaneta ("Homer Simpson"), Dick Van Patten ("Tom Bradford"), and Carroll O'Connor ("Archie Bunker") on their memorable paternal roles:    


William Schallert on playing "Martin Lane" on The Patty Duke Show:

Ed O'Neill on Married... With Children's "Al Bundy":

Andy Griffith on working with TV son Ron Howard on The Andy Griffith Show:

Tom Bosley on Happy Days' "Mr. C":

Dan Castellaneta on "Homer Simpson's" parenting skills on The Simpsons:

Dick Van Patten on Eight is Enough's "Tom Bradford:

All in the Family's Carroll O'Connor on "Archie Bunker's" fatherly advice passed down through generations:


Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!

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Monday, June 13, 2016
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Al Bundy
All In the Family
Andy Griffith
Archie Bunker
Carroll O'Connor
Dan Castellaneta
Dick Van Patten
Ed O'Neill
Eight is Enough
Father's Day
Homer Simpson
Martin Lane
Mr. Cunningham
Patty Duke Show
The Simpsons
Tom Boswell
Tom Bradford
TV Dads
William Schallert