Andy Griffith

BirthDay:

01 Jun 1926

BirthPlace:

Mount Airy, North Carolina, USA

BirthName:

Andy Samuel Griffith

Bio:

Andy Griffith is best known for his starring roles in two very popular television series, The Andy Griffith Show (1960) and Matlock (1986). Griffith earned a degree in music from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In the 1950s, he became a regular on The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) and The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956). He was featured in the Broadway play "No Time for Sergeants" (1955) for which he received a Tony nomination, and he later appeared in the film version. His film debut was in the provocative and prophetic A Face in the Crowd (1957), in which Griffith gave a performance that has been described as stunning.

On The Andy Griffith Show (1960), Griffith portrayed a folksy small-town sheriff who shared simple heartfelt wisdom. The series was one of the most popular television series in history. It generated some successful spin-offs, and the original is still seen in reruns to this day. Griffith created his own production company in 1972, which produced several movies and television series. In 1981, he was nominated for an Emmy for his portrayal in Murder in Texas (1981). In 1983, Griffith was stricken with Guillain-Barre syndrome, but he recovered after rehabilitation. In 1986, he produced and starred in the very successful television series Matlock (1986). The series spawned numerous television movies as well. When he accepted the People's Choice Award for this series, he said this was his favorite role. Andy Griffith died at age 86 of a heart attack in his home in Dare County, North Carolina on July 3, 2012.
Filmography

Actor ( 101 credits )

Birth of the Living Dead (2013) Himself (archive footage)
The Sixties (2013)  Himself / ... (1 episode, 2014)
Play the Game (2009) Grandpa Joe
Waitress (2007) Old Joe
TV Land's Top Ten (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Daddy and Them (2001) O.T. Montgomery
Here's Hal: Hal Riddle (2001) Alvin 'Al' Woods
Family Law (1999)  Colin Sawyer (1 episode, 2001)
Dawson's Creek (1998)  Mr. Brooks' Friend (1 episode, 2001)
What It Was Was Football (1997) Narrator (uncredited)
Spy Hard (1996) General Rancor
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)  Sheriff Andy Taylor (1 episode, 2008)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2000)
Diagnosis Murder (1993)  Ben Matlock (2 episodes, 1997)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 1995)
Biography (1987)  Himself (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Matlock (1986)  Benjamin Matlock / ... (181 episodes, 1986-1995)
Siskel & Ebert (1986)  Himself - Comedian: 'What It Was, Was Football' (1 epi
Crook & Chase (1986)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
Rustlers' Rhapsody (1985) Colonel Ticonderoga
Larry King Live (1985)  Himself (2 episodes, 2003-2006)
Fatal Vision (1984)  Victor Worheide (2 episodes, 1984)
Hotel (1983)  J. Scott 'Scotty' Foreman (1 episode, 1985)
Best of the West (1981)  Lamont Devereaux (1 episode, 1981)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
The Yeagers (1980)  Carroll Yeager (1 episode, 1980)
The Nashville Palace (1980)  Himself (1 episode, 1980)
Salvage 1 (1979)  Harry Broderick (19 episodes, 1979)
Fantasy Island (1977)  Judge Roy Bean (1 episode, 1982)
The Love Boat (1977)  Larry Cooper (1 episode, 1985)
The Bionic Woman (1976)  Jack Starkey (1 episode, 1976)
The Sonny and Cher Show (1976)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1976)
The Captain and Tennille (1976)  Himself (1 episode, 1976)
The Rich Little Show (1976)  Himself (1 episode, 1976)
Easy Does It... Starring Frankie Avalon (1976)  Himself (1 episode, 1976)
Hearts of the West (1975) Howard Pike aka Billy Pueblo
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Andy Taylor (uncredited) (1 episode, 1982)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself (1 episode, 1979)
Adams of Eagle Lake (1975)  Sheriff Sam Adams (2 episodes, 1975)
Tony Orlando and Dawn (1974)  Himself (1 episode, 1976)
Dinah! (1974)  Himself (4 episodes, 1975-1979)
The Bobby Darin Show (1973)  Himself (1 episode, 1973)
NBC Follies (1973) (1 episode, 1973)
The Ken Berry 'Wow' Show (1972)  Cameo / ... (1 episode, 1972)
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (1971)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
The New Andy Griffith Show (1971)  Andy Sawyer (10 episodes, 1971)
This Is Your Life (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 1971)
Stand Up and Cheer (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 1972)
Flip (1970)  Himself (2 episodes, 1971-1973)
Headmaster (1970)  Andy Thompson (13 episodes, 1970)
The Don Knotts Show (1970)  Himself (1 episode, 1970)
Angel in My Pocket (1969) Reverend Samuel D. Whitehead
The David Frost Show (1969)  Himself (2 episodes, 1971)
The Jim Nabors Hour (1969)  Himself (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
The Andy Williams Show (1969)  Himself (1 episode, 1970)
Allen Ludden's Gallery (1969)  Himself (1 episode, 1969)
Rowan & Martin at the Movies (1968) Himself
Mod Squad (1968)  George Carter (1 episode, 1972)
Hawaii Five-O (1968)  Arnold Lovejoy (1 episode, 1972)
Here's Lucy (1968)  Andy Johnson (1 episode, 1973)
Mayberry R.F.D. (1968)  Andy Taylor (5 episodes, 1968-1969)
The Doris Day Show (1968)  Mitch Folger (1 episode, 1973)
The Don Rickles Show (1968)  Himself (1 episode, 1969)
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967)  Himself (1 episode, 1971)
The Carol Burnett Show (1967)  Himself - Guest (3 episodes, 1969-1972)
Good Morning, World (1967)  Himself (1 episode, 1967)
The Joey Bishop Show (1967)  Himself (3 episodes, 1967-1969)
The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (1965)  Himself (2 episodes, 1968-1970)
Hollywood Talent Scouts (1965)  Himself (1 episode, 1966)
Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964)  Sheriff Andy Taylor (2 episodes, 1966-1968)
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963)  Himself (1 episode, 1963)
The Danny Kaye Show (1963)  Himself (2 episodes, 1964-1966)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962)  Himself (3 episodes, 1970-1986)
The Merv Griffin Show (1962)  Himself (1 episode, 1962)
The Andy Williams Show (1962)  Himself (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
The Second Time Around (1961) Pat Collins
The Andy Griffith Show (1960)  Sheriff Andy Taylor (249 episodes, 1960-1968)
Here's Hollywood (1960)  Himself (2 episodes, 1961)
Onionhead (1958) Alvin 'Al' Woods aka Onionhead
No Time for Sergeants (1958) Pvt. Will Stockdale
The Garry Moore Show (1958)  Himself (3 episodes, 1959-1960)
The Milton Berle Show (1958)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 1958)
The Chevy Showroom Starring Andy Williams (1958)  Himself (1 episode, 1959)
A Face in the Crowd (1957) Larry 'Lonesome' Rhodes
The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957)  Himself (4 episodes, 1958-1962)
Club Oasis (1957)  Himself (1 episode, 1958)
The Polly Bergen Show (1957)  Himself (1 episode)
Playhouse 90 (1956)  Prof. Tommy Turner (1 episode, 1958)
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956)  Himself - Guest / ... (5 episodes, 1956-1959)
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956)  Himself (1 episode, 1958)
Make Room for Daddy (1953)  Sheriff Andy Taylor (1 episode, 1960)
The United States Steel Hour (1953)  Harry Emsen / ... (2 episodes, 1955-1958)
Person to Person (1953)  Himself (1 episode, 1957)
Today (1952)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
I've Got a Secret (1952) (1 episode, 1962)
The Linkletter Show (1952)  Himself (1 episode, 1957)
The Bob Hope Show (1952)  Himself (1 episode, 1963)
The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950)  Himself - Comedian (1 episode, 1954)
What's My Line? (1950)  Himself - Mystery Guest (4 episodes, 1958-1967)
The Ed Sullivan Show (1948)  Himself / ... (5 episodes, 1954-1960)
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (1948)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 1959)

Producer ( 2 credits )

Matlock (1986) executive producer (69 episodes, 1991-1995)
Mayberry R.F.D. (1968) executive producer (78 episodes, 1968-1971)

Writer ( 2 credits )

What It Was Was Football (1997) (written by)
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)