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To celebrate Father’s Day, we’re counting down the top TV dads of all time, from the silly to the unhinged to the just plain classics, you’re not going to want to miss this list.


Coach Eric Taylor (Friday Night Lights)

His passion for football never superseded his passion for people, whether it be his family or his players, he was always there to give them a nudge in the right direction.


Al Bundy (Married With Children)

Who knew that being a shoe salesman could make you so cynical?


Alan Mathews (Boy Meets World)

He cared about his family more than anything and his family wasn’t just his blood, it was all the peoples lives he was a part of.


Frank Costanza (Seinfeld)

Who could forget Festivus? (George Tried but couldn’t) he was wacky, loud, and obnoxious, but it made for the perfect formula for a TV dad.


George Jefferson (The Jeffersons)

You could not leave this quick-witted man off of this list, a true pioneer in TV dad comedy.


Danny Tanner (Full House)

The Goofy dad whose daughters and family meant the world to him, he was always there for them whenever they really needed it.


Michael Bluth (Arrested Development)

With a family like his who needs friends? He certainly tried to keep the wackiness in some sort of order (to no avail).


Homer Simpson (The Simpson)

A true classic TV Dad, with his wacky antics, outlandish ideas, and excessive drinking what’s not to like?


Tim Taylor (Home Improvement)

We can’t deny his love of the Detriot Lions and power tools. Even though DIY projects didn’t always go exactly as planned he was a great father…at least we think so Tim.


Tony Soprano (The Sopranos)

He’d do anything for his family and I mean ANYTHING (some more legal than others).



Mike Brady (The Brady Bunch)

The classic father, living in the age of the disco music and funky patterns, always upbeat and ready to give you vaguely inspiring advice.


Phil Dunphy (Modern Family)

He’s the “fun” dad, he likes to feel like a kid (and acts like one a good portion of the time) but when he needs to be an adult for his family he’s ready to flip the switch.


Phillip Banks (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)

He took his wild nephew from Philadelphia Will in and we all know how that went…He was more of a father figure to Will than he ever had and it helped shape him into a better person.


We hope you liked our list of Top TV Dads & to all the amazing dads out there, we at On Location Tours wish you an amazing Father’s Day!