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Who Is the Best TV Dad? Vote For Your Favorite! (Photos)

Best TV Dad via Babble.comThere are some tv shows from my childhood that I still love watching now — one of them being The Cosby Show. I loved the dynamic of the working parents, all the kids and their fun antics and couldn’t wait to have a family of my own some day. There were also Dads on TV who seemed to give the title ‘dad’ a bad name.

From the more funny Dads like Al Bundy from “Married With Children” to the easy to love Dads from “Modern Family”, we all probably have someone in the nominations that we love or love to hate.

ABCNews is conducting a readers poll — trying to find out who we think is the “Best TV Dad”. There are some of my personal favorites in the running and others I wonder why they would be considered the ‘best’.

Click through to see who is in the running for ” Best TV Dad” in the ABCNews vote:


  • Eric Stonestreet as “Cameron Tucker” 1 of 10
    Eric Stonestreet as "Cameron Tucker"
    I love love love his character on "Modern Family". He is so fun and cute and quirky.
  • Kyle Chandler as “Eric Taylor” 2 of 10
    Kyle Chandler as "Eric Taylor"
    I have never watched "Friday Night Lights", but Kyle has made quite an impression as dad.
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson as “Mitchell Pritchett” 3 of 10
    Jesse Tyler Ferguson as "Mitchell Pritchett"
    Another Dad that I love -- he's also on "Modern Family". I love that there are newer dad's on this list.
  • John Goodman as “Dan Conner” 4 of 10
    John Goodman as "Dan Conner"
    Who could forget his role on "Roseanne" -- the dad that really didn't do a whole lot.
  • Tom Bosley as “Howard Cunningham” 5 of 10
    Tom Bosley as "Howard Cunningham"
    Tom played Dad on "Happy Days" from 1974 - 1984
  • Bill Cosby as “Cliff Huxtable” 6 of 10
    Bill Cosby as "Cliff Huxtable"
    Ah, my favorite from "The Cosby Show", he was full of humor and the right touch of honesty.
  • Andy Griffith as “Sheriff Andy Taylor” 7 of 10
    Andy Griffith as "Sheriff Andy Taylor"
    We all love him from "The Andy Griffith Show" he could totally win for Best TV Dad.
  • Robert Young as “Jim Anderson” 8 of 10
    Robert Young as "Jim Anderson"
    This show was before my time, but Robert played dad on "Father Knows Best" from 1954-1960.
    Photo credit: IMDb
  • Ed O’Neill as “Al Bundy” 9 of 10
    Ed O'Neill as "Al Bundy"
    You know, I love his dad character in "Modern Family", but he's up for best dad for his role on "Married With Children" ... weird.
  • Hugh Beaumont as “Ward Cleaver” 10 of 10
    Hugh Beaumont as "Ward Cleaver"
    Who doesn't love the Cleavers?! Hugh played the dad of the bunch on "Leave it to Beaver" from 1957 - 1963.
    Photo credit: IMDb

Don’t leave your vote out! Click and cast who you think should win for “Best TV  Dad” 

Photo credits: PRPhotos.com

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