Let’s hear it for Dads, especially TV Dads! Both the small screen, and the very large flat screen, deserves a round of applause for bringing all kinds of fatherly love right into our living rooms. We’ve watched them all. There’s the single Dad like Sheriff Andy from The Andy Griffith Show, the hot mess Dad like Frank Gallagher from Shameless, the hard ass Dad like Red Forman from That ‘70s Show and the warrior Dad like Ned Stark from Game Of Thrones. And we’ve learned a thing or two from these family guys, especially about grooming. Our favorite TV Dads know their way around a good after-shave and some hair goo. While Dad bods may be in fashion, these 15 well-groomed characters will always be in style. Set your VCR, grab a TV dinner and celebrate these spiffy Pops.
Don Draper from Mad Men (Jon Hamm) – Remember we said well groomed, not father of the year.
Phil Dunphy from Modern Family (Ty Burell) – Phil isn’t clueless when it comes to sporting retro good looks.
Jack from This is Us (Milo Ventimiglia) As one of our favorite new TV Dads, Jack’s 70’s long hair and beard is totally current for today.
Coach Eric Taylor from Friday Night Lights (Kyle Chandler) Because coaching under the lights prevents sun damage and has preserved Coach Taylor’s boyish good looks.
Ray from Ray Donovan (Liev Schreiber) Ray always looks polished. He’s a professional fixer after all.
George Jefferson from The Jeffersons (Sherman Hemsley) This successful dry cleaner was groomed for the penthouse with a confident strut to match.
Uncle Jesse from Full House (John Stamos) This favorite uncle turned Dad didn’t let the mullet end his television career.
The original Darrin Stephens from Bewitched (Dick York) Yes, there were two Darrins! But Dick York was the original, meticulously groomed ad man for McMann & Tate.
Jim Anderson from Father Knows Best (Robert Young) Jim Anderson is one of the TV Dads we admire most. He’s a traditional Dad with classic good looks.
Steve Douglas from My Three Sons (Fred MacMurray) Raising three boys is enough to make any Dad pull his hair out, but this American dad kept it tight.
Andy Taylor from The Andy Griffith Show (Andy Griffith) Before he was Matlock, he was a perfectly groomed sheriff that laid down the law in Mayberry.
Tony Micelli from Who’s The Boss (Tony Danza) Tony is a single Dad who didn’t throw in the towel.
Gomez from The Addams Family (John Astin) Morticia loved Puglsley and Wednesday’s devoted Dad’s pencil mustache.
Ricky Riccardo from I Love Lucy (Desi Arnaz) Little Ricky’s Dad was always perfectly quaffed while singing the “Babalu”.
Uncle Phil from Fresh Prince of Bel Air (James Avery) Uncle Phil kept it fresh by coordinating his salt and pepper beard to his fashionable sweaters.