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Andy Samuel Griffith was born on 1 June 1926, in Mount Airy, North Carolina USA, and was a renowned American actor, television producer, writer and singer. Andy rose to prominence after being cast in “A Face in the Crowd”(1957) but what really helped him carve his niche was bagging the role of the lead character in the eponymous situation comedy, “The Andy Griffith Show”(1960-68). Andy Griffith passed away in March 2012, after a career in the entertainment industry spanning more than 50 years

So just how rich was Andy Griffith? Andy’s net worth is estimated to amount to $65 million, his net worth sky-rocketing after his breakthrough. The fact that Andy was actively involved in acting, producing, music and writing explains the accumulation of this impressive figure.

Andy Griffith Net Worth $65 Million

Andy Griffith’s family was working class; Andy was an only child who was left with his relatives ’til his parents could manage to pay for a house. He attended Mount Airy High School where he took a keen interest in arts, drama and music. He graduated from the University of North Carolina with a Bachelor of Music degree, and was the head of the UNC chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, America’s oldest committee for men in music. Later, he went on to teach music and drama at Goldsboro school and also took to writing.

After appearing in a number of teleplays and musicals, Andy made his debut in “A Face in the Crowd” in 1957, which was a success at the box office. In 1960, Griffith got his big break on TV in “The Andy Griffith Show”(1960-1968) which he was roped into for the main lead, Sherriff Andy Taylor, for the CBS television network; the show was ranked the 9th best show in American television history by TV Guide, and won six Primetime Emmy Awards. However, in 1968 he quit the show to pursue a career in movies, but after working in a number of films, Griffith returned to television as Ben Matlock, in the legal drama “Matlock”, which was nominated for four Emmys. Griffith started his own production company, Andy Griffith Enterprises in 1972.

In his music career, Andy actually sang in some episodes of his self-titled TV show, but also released several albums, and won a Grammy Award for Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album in 1997. He also recorded a number of religious-type albums, the most successful being I Love to Tell the Story: 25 Timeless Hymns, which was certified platinum by RIAA and also won a Grammy.

In his personal life, Andy Griffith married Barbara Bray Edwards in 1949, and they adopted two children, Andy Samuel Griffith and Dixie Nann Griffith, but then divorced in 1972. He was then married to Greek actress Solica Cassuto from 1973 to 1981. Griffith married Cindi Knight on 12th April 1983, a union that lasted until his death.

Aside from the entertainment industry, Andy endorsed the presidential campaign of Barack Obama and was attributed the credit for Attorney-General Mike Easley’s victory as he appeared in Easley’s campaign commercial. Andy also appeared in several commercials for Ritz crackers, Medicare, AT&T etc.

Andy Griffith had several relatively severe health problems – in 1983 he was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome, and was paralysed for weeks. In 2000 he had a quadruple heart by-pass, and in 2007 underwent hip surgery after a fall. He died aged 86, on 3rd July 2012 from a heart attack at his house in Manteo, Roanoke Island, North Carolina.

Quick Facts

Birth date: June 1, 1926
Birth place: Mount Airy, North Carolina, United States
Death date: July 3, 2012, Manteo, North Carolina, United States
Height:6 ft (1.83 m)
Profession:Actor, Screenwriter, Singer, Television producer, Comedian, Voice Actor, Writer
Education:Mount Airy High School, University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill (UNC), North Carolina
Nationality:American
Spouse:Cindi Knight (m. 1983–2012), Solica Casuto (m. 1973–1981), Barbara Griffith (m. 1949–1972)
Children:Andy Griffith Jr., Dixie Griffith
Parents:Carl Lee Griffith, Geneva (Nunn)
Awards:Presidential Medal of Freedom (2005), Tony Awards (1956), Theatre World Award (1956), Grammy Award for Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album (1997),
Nominations:Hollywood Walk of Fame, Television Hall of Fame, North Carolina Music Hall of Fame (2010), Christian Music Hall of Fame (2007)
Movies:Onionhead (1958), A Face in the Crowd (1957), Make Room for Daddy (1960), Return to Mayberry (1993 (1993), 2003)
TV shows:The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968), Headmaster (1970), The New Andy Griffith Show (1971), Adams of Eagle Lake (1975), Salvage 1 (1979), The Yeagers (1980), Matlock (1986–1995), No Time for Sergeants (The United States Steel Hour (The United States Steel Hour), 1955), Destry Rides Again (1959)
Albums:Songs, Themes and Laughs from the Andy Griffith Show (1961), Favorite Old Time Songs (2000), Absolutely the Best (2002), Back to Back Hits (2003), The Christmas Guest (2003), Somebody Bigger Than You and I (1972)
Books:What it Was, Was Football (1953),
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1According to Cindi Knight, she called 911 for her husband, because he was very sick. His widow heard that Griffith was vomiting, who was also found unconscious, who was also slumped over and wasn't responding to anything. He'd been ill, for 1 night, who also got outside and inside his wheelchair, and stopped breathing. The ambulance rushed over to his house, and got to Griffith, until the paramedics were unsuccessful in reviving him.
2He was the surrogate grandfather to all of Ron Howard's 4 children: daughter Bryce Dallas Howard, twins Jocelyn Carlyle and Paige Howard, and son Reed Cross Howard.
3Taught his Matlock (1986) co-star, Clarence Gilyard Jr. how to be very funny, and being a straightman to him.
4He suggested to his Matlock (1986) co-star, Clarence Gilyard Jr., to live in North Carolina, for the show's seventh season on ABC, after production would no longer filmed in Los Angeles, for NBC, fortunately for Gilyard, he did, for over a year.
5Was very preventive with the scripts on Matlock (1986).
6Was involved in every writing of the script of both of his series: The Andy Griffith Show (1960) and Matlock (1986).
7Born on the same date as Marilyn Monroe.
8In 1962, Griffith was one of the actors to have ruled the ranks of other sitcom male lead stars, such as Danny Thomas, John Forsythe, Alan Young, Robert Young, Fred MacMurray, Buddy Ebsen and Ernest Borgnine.
9Like his best friends Don Knotts and Dick Van Dyke, Griffith was known to be a very private man.
10Retired and living in Manteo, North Carolina. [January 2003]
11Released Christmas CD of songs/stories. [2003]
12Had suggested Ron Howard to write some scenes for The Andy Griffith Show (1960).
13Was a spokesperson for the PSA Tree Farmers in the 1970s.
14While working in New York, doing a play 'Destry Rides Again,' Griffith was approached by Danny Thomas and Sheldon Leonard, for their first choice as the lead role of Sheriff Andy Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show (1960), as a spin-off of Thomas's Make Room for Daddy (1953), he accepted the role.
15After starring in 2 unsuccessful series Headmaster (1970) and The New Andy Griffith Show (1971), he returned to working in nightclubs.
16After his relocation to Manteo, Roanoke Island, North Carolina, he met his third and final wife, Cindi Knight, in the play 'The Lost Colony.'.
17He suggested Dean Hargrove and Fred Silverman film a two-part episode in his real-life hometown of Manteo, North Carolina, for the beginning of the fourth season of Matlock (1986).
18After Brandon Tartikoff saw him in Fatal Vision (1984), he called Dean Hargrove and Fred Silverman to suggest hiring Griffith for the lead role in Matlock (1986), which was his comeback to television after 18 years.
19Was a staunch Democrat.
20Survived by his wife, Cindi Knight, of 29 years and 1 daughter.
21Played the guitar on both series: The Andy Griffith Show (1960) and Matlock (1986).
22He purchased his first trombone at age 15.
23An only child.
24He commuted from his coastal home in North Carolina to Los Angeles every weekend for the first 6 years while starring in Matlock (1986) on NBC.
25Before he was a successful actor, he used to sweep the schools, where he got paid $6 a month.
26Relocated to Manteo, Roanoke Island, North Carolina, from 1983 to 2012.
27Acting mentor and friends of Ron Howard, Kene Holiday, Nancy Stafford, Clarence Gilyard Jr. and Daniel Roebuck.
28Was the only actor to appear in all 249 episodes of The Andy Griffith Show (1960).
29Played the same character, Andy Taylor, five times on four different shows and one movie: Make Room for Daddy (1953), The Andy Griffith Show (1960), Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964), Mayberry R.F.D. (1968) and Return to Mayberry (1986).
30Before he was a successful actor, he worked at various nightclubs in New York City, playing music and doing acting.
31His comedy record, "What it was, Was Football", sold more than 900,000 copies in 1953.
32Met Dick Van Dyke in 1954, in New York City. They become friends for over 55 years.
33His parents, Geneva Nunn and Carl Lee Griffith, were married in late 1918, just shortly after World War I. The couple had Andy 8 years later.
34His mother, Geneva Nunn Griffith, was a housewife and caregiver, and his father, Carl Lee Griffith, was a carpenter.
35His first wife Barbara Griffith was a dancer, a singer and soprano.
36Was the only actor to appear in all 195 episodes of Matlock (1986).
37Had auditioned for and won the leading role of 'The Carolina Playmakers,' while attending college.
38Met R.G. Armstrong and future wife Barbara Griffith in the play, 'The Carolina Playmakers', at the University of N. Carolina-Chapel Hill, in 1945.
39His decision to end Matlock (1986), in 1995, was because he wanted to spend more time with his family. He would reprise his role one more time, with Dick Van Dyke, in a 2 part episode of Diagnosis Murder (1993) in 1997.
40Childhood friend of Emmett Forrest.
41At Mt. Airy High School, he fell in love with performing arts and participated in school plays.
42His hobbies included golfing, fishing, playing guitar, politics, boat rowing, singing, Bible and reading.
43After his role on Play the Game (2009), he retired from acting at age 83.
44Began writing when he was age 15.
45Andy Griffith passed away on July 3, 2012. Just 24 days after his death, his longtime colleague, actor R.G. Armstrong, passed away. They were best friends for over 65 years.
46Was always involved with every detail of the script of both shows: The Andy Griffith Show (1960) and Matlock (1986).
47His mother introduced him to playing the guitar.
48Andy Griffith died on July 3, 2012, at age 86, and just 5 days before Ernest Borgnine, who died at age 95.
49Within five hours of his death, he was buried in the Griffith Family Cemetery on the island of Manteo, North Carolina.
50An old friend Dick Van Dyke guest-starred on the debut pilot episode of Matlock (1986). Years later, Van Dyke reunited with Griffith on Diagnosis Murder (1993), where Griffith kept his role as Ben Matlock.
51He played the same character (Sheriff, Andy Taylor) on four different series: Make Room for Daddy (1953), The Andy Griffith Show (1960), Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964) and Mayberry R.F.D. (1968).
52He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6148 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
53Andy Griffith and George Lindsey, a co-star from The Andy Griffith Show (1960), died less than 2 months apart. Lindsey's life-loss was in May 2012 and Griffith's life-loss was in July 2012.
54Unlike Lucille Ball and Jackie Gleason, Griffith disliked the idea of using a studio audience for his own sitcom, The Andy Griffith Show (1960), because he felt it would give him and his co-stars pressure to deliver their one-liners, so the series was filmed almost like a movie allowing for the actors to have quiet scenes and for the fictional town of Mayberry to feel like a real place.
55Andy recorded a speaking role in Brad Paisley's song, "Waitin' on a Woman", about a old man imparting romantic advice to Brad. Griffith played the role for an accompanying music video.
56Griffith's album, "I Love to Tell the Story: 25 Timeless Hymns" won the 1997 Grammy Award for Best Southern Gospel, Country Gospel or Bluegrass Gospel Album.
57In 2010, he appeared in a series of TV commercials advocating for the Health Care Reform bill proposed by President Barack Obama. The commercials were withdrawn after Griffith received hundreds of death threats from opponents of the bill.
58Friends with: Shirley Jones, Danny Thomas, Don Knotts, Dick Van Dyke, and brother Jerry Van Dyke, Bill Bixby, Gavin MacLeod, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, David Carradine, Dick Van Patten and wife Pat Van Patten and sister Joyce Van Patten, Rance Howard, Jack Dodson, Dabbs Greer, Betty Lynn, Aneta Corsaut, Mitchell Laurance, Arlene Golonka, R.G. Armstrong, Hal Smith, Ken Berry, George Lindsey, Denver Pyle, Jim Nabors, Fred Silverman, Dean Hargrove, Sheldon Leonard, Aaron Spelling, Roddy McDowall, Angie Dickinson, Mickey Rooney, William Schallert, Walter Matthau, James Drury, James Best and Patricia Neal.
59Remained good friends with Clarence Gilyard Jr. and Daniel Roebuck throughout Matlock (1986), before the creation and after it was canceled.
60Remained good friends with Ron Howard during and after The Andy Griffith Show (1960).
61Has a long association with ex-The Andy Griffith Show (1960) co-star, Ron Howard, before and after the show's cancellation. Howard guest-starred on an episode of Griffith's short-lived series, Headmaster (1970) in 1970, and he hosted Saturday Night Live (1975) in 1982, when Andy made a surprised appearance as Andy Taylor.
62On the longer-running and more popular The Andy Griffith Show (1960), Ron Howard co-starred as his son, "Opie Taylor". Ron Howard's biological mother, Jean Speegle Howard, guest-starred in one episode, Matlock: The Doctors (1987), of Griffith's second long-running show, Matlock (1986), in 1987.
63At least five actors and actresses named him as their favorite actor or comedian: Jack Dodson, Aneta Corsaut, Betty Lynn, Arlene Golonka and Don Knotts, all guest-starred with him on Matlock (1986).
64Inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame and Museum in 2007.
65After a fall, he underwent successful hip surgery, on Wednesday, September 5th, 2007.
66His decision to end The Andy Griffith Show (1960), in 1968, led him to a contract with Universal Studios, where he pursued a movie career.
67His characters had driven 2 separate Ford automobiles on both of his series: The Andy Griffith Show (1960) and Matlock (1986).
68Graduated from Mount Airy High School in Mount Airy, North Carolina in 1944.
69Before becoming an actor, he was a comedian and a singer.
70While attending high school, he looked up Ed Mickey, who was a minister at Grace Moravian Church, who was also a musical band leader, in the brass instruments, Ed Mickey taught Andy Griffith how to play the trombone, successfully.
71Before Andy's parents had purchased a house, he lived with relatives. Without a crib or bed, Andy slept in drawers for a few months, just a couple of years after he was born.
72Taught English at Goldsboro High School in Goldsboro, North Carolina for a period of time.
73Was idolized by: Nancy Stafford, Clarence Gilyard Jr., Daniel Roebuck, Randolph Mantooth, Katie Couric and Matt Lauer.
74He and Don Knotts were best friends from 1955 to Friday, February 24, 2006, when Don Knotts lost his life.
75Best known by the public for his starring roles as Andy Taylor in The Andy Griffith Show (1960) and the title character in Matlock (1986).
76The town of Mayberry on "The Andy Griffith Show" is based upon Andy Griffith's hometown Mount Airy, North Carolina. By the same token, the characters on the show will commonly mention the "sister city" of Mount Pilot. Mount Pilot does exist, but its true name is Pilot Mountain, and has the same basic geographical positioning to Mount Airy as Mayberry does to Mount Pilot. The towns in both reality and the series are about 15 miles apart. Both towns (in both universes) are north of Winston-Salem, North Carolina near the North Carolina and Virginia state borders.
77Was on same stage with Elvis Presley in The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956). It was Steve Allen's second show, after Allen piloted his debut, with more popular celebrities, Bob Hope, and others were in the debut and pilot, the previous week, and Allen's show skyrocketed in popularity.
78Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush on Tuesday November 9th, 2005. Other recipients were Frank Robinson, Muhammad Ali, General Richard Myers, Paul Rusesabagina, Carol Burnett, Aretha Franklin, Vint Cerf and his Internet co-developer Robert Kahn, Jack Nicklaus, Alan Greenspan, and former congressman Gillespie "Sonny" Montgomery.
79During a 1959 performance of the Broadway musical "Destry Rides Again", in which Griffith starred opposite Dolores Gray, a small fire broke out backstage at the Imperial Theater. Although it was put out within a few minutes time, without causing any major damage, just enough smoke drifted toward the stage that there could have been a panic had not Griffith and Gray continued on with the scene as though nothing was happening. For their bravery, they were rewarded by the audience that night with a standing ovation and by the New York City Fire Comissioner with citations for heroism.
80Was twice nominated for Broadway's Tony Award: in 1956, as Best Supporting of Featured Actor (Dramatic) for "No Time for Sergeants," and in 1960 as Best Actor (Musical) for "Destry Rides Again."
81Andy Griffith's longest and most popular character role of Andy Taylor, on The Andy Griffith Show (1960), was ranked at number 8 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time", in Sunday, June 20th, 2004's issue.
82Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 195-196. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
83He recorded some albums of standup comedy, including one titled "Just for Laughs". Among his classic routines is "What It Was, Was Football", about a country bumpkin who witnesses his first football game.
84Attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music in 1949. He originally attended school to study to be a Moravian preacher before he changed his major.His social life in college included: President of UNC Men's Glee Club and membership in Alpha Rho Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the US' oldest music fraternity for men.
85He was the Tuesday night host for CBS Radio's "Sears Mystery Theater" (1979). He was still Tuesday's host when it became "The Mutual Radio Theater" on Mutual Radio (1980).
86On May 9, 2000, he successfully underwent a quadruple bypass surgery.
87In 1987, when he accepted the People's Choice Award, he said he was happy it was for Matlock (1986). He said that Matlock (1986) was his favorite character to date.
88His two children, Andy Griffith Jr. and Dixie Griffith, were from his first of three wives, Barbara Griffith, as they decided to be parents, by adoption.
89His son, Andy Griffith Jr., died of alcoholism, in 1996.
90Suffered from Guillain-Barre Syndrome and couldn't walk for 7 months. [1983]


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Frequently wore gray suits or blazers on Matlock (1986).
2Gruff, gregarious voice
3Both of his characters have driven 2 separate Ford automobiles: on The Andy Griffith Show (1960), he drove a Ford Galaxie and on Matlock (1986), he drove a Ford Crown Victoria.
4Slow, Southern drawl
5Often recounts classic stories and histories with a folksy point of view. These include: Romeo and Juliet, Cleopatra, and Christopher Colombus discovering America
6Most all of his characters have a folksy, friendly personality
7Commonly plays the accoustic guitar and sings folk or gospel songs


Quotes

#Quote
1People started saying that Mayberry was based on Mount Airy. It sure sounds like it, doesn't it?
2It's the damnedest thing I ever heard of. There are books of all kinds, trading cards, videotapes of the shows. Fan clubs? Oh, there's several of them. They have conventions and things. I can't go; I'm working. But a lot of the others from the old show. But I just can't, while I'm doing this show I can't [find the time to] do anything else.
3[In 1991]: I can't tell you how surprised I was - until my wife admitted she had torn out the page of the article that had included me. I deserve worst dressed - both as Andy Griffith and as the character I play. Away from the set, I only wear Levi's jeans and Lands' End shirts and tennis shoes. And for six seasons on 'Matlock,' I've been wearing the same rumpled gray suit.
4Hell, I'm just not comfortable with it. But isn't this one beautiful piece?
5[In 1989]: I always wanted to bring a show here. I thought it would be good for the town and good for the company.
6[on comparison his sociable sheriff role to his sociable lawyer role]: I'm not going to retire. I cannot live without comedy. I write a lot on 'Matlock,' too, and I put a lot of comedy in it. Sometimes the writers make Matlock is a very bright man, but he's vain.
7[on working off-camera on- the set of _"Matlock" (1986)]: I do my best in the mornings. I've also asked to put the grueling courtroom scenes at the end of the week's filming, so that I have time to learn all the lines. They have, all but twice - and those two times were nightmares. Learning lines in front of the crew is one of the most difficult things you can do.
8[In 1986]: There ain't no way you're going to do an hour show every week and go home to Mayberry.
9[In comparing himself to one of his characters]: I am from a little town in North Carolina. I have chosen to keep one foot in that life and my other foot in this life and I've had success with that. This man does the same thing. He is from a little community outside of Atlanta, and he has chosen to keep one foot in that life and the other foot in this life. So far as his being a country lawyer, he's the kind of guy that will let you believe anything you choose to believe as long as it works in his corner.
10[In 1987]: They saw me as more of a personality than an actor, and I didn't get much work.
11[In 1996]: I'll be 70 on June 1. I don't want to make a living - I mean, I do. I really don't have to. But I want to work for my mind and my spirit. I know how to do a couple of things, and I can sing a little, and I can act, and I can write a little, so I wanna try that.
12If you think and feel what you're supposed to think and feel, hard enough, it'll come out through your eyes - and the camera will see it.
13[on being released from Universal Studios - while being typecast as Andy Taylor]: I wanted to prove that I could play something else, but there were 249 episodes out there of 'Mayberry,' and it was aired every day. It was hard to escape.
14[on filming a 2-part Matlock (1986) episode in his hometown]: During all the years of the old Griffith show I tried to talk them into filming something in North Carolina, but they said, 'Why? They already think you're in North Carolina anyway.'
15[When he used a televangelist as his model]: I did an impression of Oral Roberts, and near the end, I took Elia Kazan's head in my hands, and I healed him, I walked out of that restaurant with the part.
16I still play that guitar. It's a Martin D-18 with a clear pick guard. I've played that guitar on and off my TV shows for nearly 50 years.
17I was baptized alongside my mother when I was 8 years old. Since then, I have tried to walk a Christian life, ... And now that I'm getting older, I realized that I'm walking even closer with my God.
18[For making Chapel Hill, which is where he went to college, proud of him]: I am proud of my connections to Carolina and pleased to know that some results from a lifetime of work on television, film, stage and recordings will have a permanent home in Chapel Hill.
19[How he valued Don Knotts as an actor/best friend]: I loved Don. There was no one like him.
20[on his off-camera relationship with Frances Bavier, who played Aunt Bee] There was just something about me she did not like.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsLife Achievement Award (Performer)
2004Legend AwardTV Land AwardsThe Andy Griffith Show (1960)· Don Knotts
· Jim Nabors
· George Lindsey
· Elinor Donahue
· Betty Lynn
· Howard Morris
· Maggie Mancuso
· Harvey Bullock (writer)
· Earle Hagen (composer)
· Aaron Ruben (producer)
2003TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsSingle Dad of the YearThe Andy Griffith Show (1960)
2000OFTA TV Hall of FameOnline Film & Television AssociationActors and Actresses
1987People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male Performer in a New TV Program
1976Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionAwarded on April 21, 1976 at 6418 Hollywood Blvd.

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Career Achievement AwardTelevision Critics Association Awards
2008Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest Supporting ActorWaitress (2007)
1981Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a SpecialMurder in Texas (1981)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Playhouse 901958TV SeriesProf. Tommy Turner
The United States Steel Hour1955-1958TV SeriesHarry Emsen / Will Stockdale
A Face in the Crowd1957Larry 'Lonesome' Rhodes
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1957TV SeriesComedian-Report To The Nation
Play the Game2009Grandpa Joe
Ron Howard's Call to Action2008Video shortAndy Taylor
Christmas Is Here Again2007VideoSanta Claus (voice)
Waitress2007Old Joe
The Very First Noel2006Video shortMelchoir (voice)
Daddy and Them2001O.T. Montgomery
Dawson's Creek2001TV SeriesMr. Brooks' Friend
Family Law2001TV SeriesColin Sawyer
A Holiday Romance1999TV MovieJake Peterson
Scattering Dad1998TV MovieHiram
What It Was Was Football1997ShortNarrator (uncredited)
Diagnosis Murder1997TV SeriesBen Matlock
Close Combat: A Bridge Too Far1997Video GameBritish (voice)
Spy Hard1996General Rancor
Gramps1995TV MovieJack MacGruder
Matlock1986-1995TV SeriesBen Matlock / Charlie Matlock
The Gift of Love1994TV MoviePhil Doucet
Under the Influence1986TV MovieNoah Talbot
Return to Mayberry1986TV MovieAndy Taylor
Crime of Innocence1985TV MovieJudge Julius Sullivan
The Love Boat1985TV SeriesLarry Cooper
Hotel1985TV SeriesJ. Scott 'Scotty' Foreman
Rustlers' Rhapsody1985Colonel Ticonderoga
Fatal Vision1984TV Mini-SeriesVictor Worheide
The Demon Murder Case1983TV MovieGuy Harris
Murder in Coweta County1983TV MovieJohn Wallace
Fantasy Island1982TV SeriesJudge Roy Bean
For Lovers Only1982TV MovieVernon Bliss
Saturday Night Live1982TV SeriesAndy Taylor
Best of the West1981TV SeriesLamont Devereaux
Murder in Texas1981TV MovieAsh Robinson
The Yeagers1980TV SeriesCarroll Yeager
Roots: The Next Generations1979TV Mini-SeriesCommander Robert Munroe
Centennial1978-1979TV Mini-SeriesProfessor Lewis Vernor
From Here to Eternity1979TV Mini-SeriesGen. Barney Slater
Salvage 11979TV SeriesHarry Broderick
Deadly Game1977TV MoviePolice Chief Abel Marsh
The Girl in the Empty Grave1977TV MoviePolice Chief Abel Marsh
Washington: Behind Closed Doors1977TV Mini-SeriesEsker Scott Anderson
Frosty's Winter Wonderland1976TV ShortNarrator (voice)
Six Characters in Search of an Author1976TV MovieThe Father
Street Killing1976TV MovieGus Brenner
The Bionic Woman1976TV SeriesJack Starkey
Hearts of the West1975Howard Pike
Adams of Eagle Lake1975TV SeriesSheriff Sam Adams
Savages1974TV MovieHorton Madec
Winter Kill1974TV MovieSheriff Sam McNeill
Pray for the Wildcats1974TV MovieSam Farragut
Here's Lucy1973TV SeriesAndy Johnson
Go Ask Alice1973TV MoviePriest
The Doris Day Show1973TV SeriesMitch Folger
Hawaii Five-O1972TV SeriesArnold Lovejoy
The Strangers in 7A1972TV MovieArtie Sawyer
Mod Squad1972TV SeriesGeorge Carter
The New Andy Griffith Show1971TV SeriesAndy Sawyer
Headmaster1970TV SeriesAndy Thompson
Mayberry R.F.D.1968-1969TV SeriesAndy Taylor
Angel in My Pocket1969Reverend Samuel D. Whitehead
The Andy Griffith Show1960-1968TV SeriesAndy Taylor
Gomer Pyle: USMC1966-1968TV SeriesAndy Taylor
General Foods Opening Night1963TV Movie
The Second Time Around1961Pat Collins
Make Room for Daddy1960TV SeriesAndy Taylor
Onionhead1958Alvin 'Al' Woods aka Onionhead
No Time for Sergeants1958Pvt. Will Stockdale

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Andy Griffith Show Reunion: Back to Mayberry2003TV Special documentary executive producer
Matlock1991-1995TV Series executive producer - 69 episodes
Andy Griffith Show Reunion1993TV Special producer
Return to Mayberry1986TV Movie executive producer
Mayberry R.F.D.1968-1971TV Series executive producer - 78 episodes

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
MatlockTV Series consultant - 57 episodes, 1986 - 1989 executive story supervisor - 54 episodes, 1989 - 1991

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Christmas Is Here Again2007Video performer: "All Because of Me"
Contact1997performer: "The Fishin' Hole" - uncredited
Matlock1987-1995TV Series performer - 14 episodes
Frosty's Winter Wonderland1976TV Short performer: "Winter Wonderland"
The Andy Griffith Show1960-1965TV Series performer - 14 episodes
The Milton Berle Show1958TV Series performer - 1 episode
A Face in the Crowd1957performer: "Free Man in the Morning" 1957, "Just Plain Folks" 1957, "Old Fashioned Marriage" 1957, "Mama Guitar" 1957 - uncredited

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
What It Was Was Football1997Short written by
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken1966uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards2012TV Special in memory of
Can't Stop the Rock2007Video special thanks
Jeff Foxworthy's Comedy Classics2000Video documentary acknowledgment: footage & photos courtesy of

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2007-2008TV SeriesHimself
Pioneers of Television2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself / Sheriff Andy Taylor
CMT: The Greatest - 20 Greatest Country Comedy Shows2006TV SpecialHimself
Larry King Live2003-2006TV SeriesHimself
American Revolutions: Country Comedy2005TV SpecialHimself
Facing the Past2005Video documentary shortHimself
TV Land Landmarks: Breaking the Mold2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
TV Land's Top Ten2004TV Series documentaryHimself
All Access Pass: The TV Land Awards2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Andy Griffith Show Reunion: Back to Mayberry2003TV Special documentaryHimself / Andy Taylor
CBS at 752003TV Special documentaryHimself
Inside TV Land: Cops on Camera2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Here's Hal: Hal Riddle2001Documentary shortAlvin 'Al' Woods
Jeff Foxworthy's Comedy Classics2000Video documentaryHimself
Inside TV Land: The Andy Griffith Show2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Biography1999-2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Today1996TV SeriesHimself
Crook & Chase1996TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995TV SeriesHimself
Andy Griffith Show Reunion1993TV SpecialHimself
All-Star Salute to Our Troops1991TV MovieHimself
The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards1988TV Special documentaryHimself - Co-Presenter: Favourite New Television Comedy
The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Favourite Male Performer in New Television Show
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1970-1986TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1985TV SeriesHimself
The 34th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1982TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1981TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Special
The Nashville Palace1980TV SeriesHimself
Dinah!1975-1979TV SeriesHimself
Good Morning America1979TV SeriesHimself
CBS: On the Air1978TV Mini-Series documentary
The Mike Douglas Show1972-1977TV SeriesHimself - Actor
The Sonny and Cher Show1976TV SeriesHimself / Various Characters
Donny and Marie1976TV SeriesHimself
The Captain and Tennille1976TV SeriesHimself
Easy Does It... Starring Frankie Avalon1976TV SeriesHimself
The Rich Little Show1976TV SeriesHimself
Tony Orlando and Dawn1976TV SeriesHimself
Celebration: The American Spirit1976TV MovieHimself
Mitzi and a Hundred Guys1975TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
NBC Follies1973TV SeriesHimself
Dinah Shore: In Search of the Ideal Man1973TV SpecialHimself
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour1972-1973TV SeriesHimself / Various Characters
The Bobby Darin Show1973TV SeriesHimself
Flip1971-1973TV SeriesHimself
Stand Up and Cheer1972TV SeriesHimself
The Carol Burnett Show1969-1972TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Jud Strunk Show1972TV MovieHimself
The Ken Berry 'Wow' Show1972TV SeriesHimself / Cameo
The David Frost Show1971TV SeriesHimself
This Is Your Life1971TV SeriesHimself
Laugh-In1971TV SeriesHimself
The Don Knotts Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Jim Nabors Hour1969-1970TV SeriesHimself
Don Knotts' Nice Clean, Decent, Wholesome Hour1970TV MovieHimself - Performer
The Andy Williams Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Dean Martin Show1968-1970TV SeriesHimself
Allen Ludden's Gallery1969TV SeriesHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1967-1969TV SeriesHimself
The Don Rickles Show1969TV SeriesHimself
Rowan & Martin at the Movies1968Documentary shortHimself
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Special1968TV MovieHimself
Good Morning, World1967TV SeriesHimself
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Special1967TV MovieHimself
The Don Knotts Special1967TV SpecialHimself - Comedian
The Match Game1967TV SeriesHimself - Team Captain
What's My Line?1958-1967TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest
The Danny Kaye Show1964-1966TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Talent Scouts1966TV SeriesHimself
The Andy Griffith-Don Knotts-Jim Nabors Show1965TV MovieHimself
Danny Thomas Special: Friends1965TV SpecialHimself
The Andy Williams Show1963-1964TV SeriesHimself
The Bob Hope Show1963TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1962TV SeriesHimself
I've Got a Secret1959-1962TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Andy Williams Special1962TV SpecialHimself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1958-1962TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHimself
Here's Hollywood1961TV SeriesHimself
CBS Fall Preview Special: Seven Wonderful Nights1961TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1954-1960TV SeriesHimself / Destry in a scene from 'Destry Rides Again'
The Garry Moore Show1959-1960TV SeriesHimself
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1959TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Chevy Showroom Starring Andy Williams1959TV SeriesHimself
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1956-1959TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself / Himself - Guest Performer
The Milton Berle Show1958TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Club Oasis1958TV SeriesHimself
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show1958TV SeriesHimself
The Polly Bergen Show1957TV SeriesHimself
Person to Person1957TV Series documentaryHimself
The Linkletter Show1957TV SeriesHimself
The Colgate Comedy Hour1954TV SeriesHimself - Comedian

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself / Andy Taylor
Birth of the Living Dead2013DocumentaryHimself
The 67th Annual Tony Awards2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - Actor (In Memoriam)
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Special Memorial Tribute
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesAndy Taylor
The Definitive Elvis: The Television Years2002Video documentary
Elvis Presley: His Early Performances2002Video documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Siskel & Ebert1994TV SeriesHimself - Comedian: 'What It Was, Was Football'

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