Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith

Age
89
Birthday
Jun. 1st, 1926
Born in
Mount Airy, North Carolina, USA
Height
6'

Andy Griffith's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Andy Griffith Show TV Show
The Andy Griffith Show
Matlock TV Show
Matlock
Mayberry R.F.D. TV Show
Mayberry R.F.D.
Centennial TV Show
Centennial
The New Andy Griffith Show TV Show
The New Andy Griffith Show
Pioneers of Television TV Show
Pioneers of Television
Salvage 1 TV Show
Salvage 1
The Headmaster TV Show
The Headmaster
The Yeagers TV Show
The Yeagers
 

Main Movie Roles

2007 - Waitress
2001 - Daddy and Them
1996 - Spy Hard
1985 - Rustlers' Rhapsody
1957 - A Face in the Crowd

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Ben Matlock
2
Himself
1
Jack Starkey
1
Team Captain
1
Mitch Folger
1
Andy Johnson
1
Arnold Lovejoy
1
George Carter
1
Sheriff Andy Taylor
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Andy Griffith is best known for his starring roles in two very popular TV 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 and the Steve Allen Show. 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 show was one of the most popular TV series in history. It generated some successful spin-offs, and the original is still seen in re-runs to this day.

Griffith created his own production company in 1972, which produced several movies and TV series. In 1981, he was nominated for an Emmy for his portrayal in Murder in Texas (1981) (TV). In 1983 Griffith was stricken with Guillain-Barre syndrome, but he recovered after rehabilitation.

In 1986 he produced and starred in the very successful TV series "Matlock" (1986). The show spawned numerous TV movies as well. When he accepted the People's Choice Award for this show, he said this was his favorite role.


TRIVIA:
  • Best known by the public for his starring roles as Andy Taylor in _"The Andy Griffith Show" (1960)_ (qv) and the title character in _"Matlock" (1986)_ (qv).
  • (1983) Suffered from Guillain-Barre Syndrome and couldn't walk for 7 months.
  • Before he was an actor, he was a comedian and a singer.
  • At least 5 actors named him as their favorite actor or comedian: 'Jack Dodson' (qv), 'Aneta Corsaut' (qv), 'Betty Lynn' (qv), 'Arlene Golonka' (qv) and 'Don Knotts' (qv), all guest starred with him on _"Matlock" (1986)_ (qv).
  • Graduated from Mount Airy High School in Mount Airy, North Carolina, in 1944.
  • Attended 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.
  • After a fall, he underwent hip surgery. [September 5, 2007].
  • Recorded a gospel album called "I Love To Tell The Story" in 1996 that became a hit and won a Grammy.


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