Top Ten TV Dads

Happy Father's Day! Here's my breakdown of the Top Ten TV Dads. 

10. Adrian Monk, Monk

Adrian Monk, star of the hit TV series Monk, represents one of the smartest dads on the Top Ten TV Dads list.  

9. Homer Samson, The Simpsons

Few TV cartoon dads represent fatherhood like Homer. He's hitting all the high notes.

8. Ray Romano, Everybody Loves Raymond

Rounding out the list at #8 is Ray Romano, the undisputed king of TV dads.

7. Hagrid, Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Porter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2 [ABC Family]

What to say about Hagrid? He's big, lovable, and lives in a shack near the woods. Replace that shack with a van and the woods with a river and he's a regular Chris Farley. 

6. Frank Underwood, Parks and Recreation

One of streaming TV's most memorable TV dads, Frank Underwood leaves us wanting more while still giving us everything he's got.

5. Bill Cosby, The Cosby Show Tonight

You can't say the words "Top Ten TV Dads" without thinking about Bill Cosby, at least subconsciously.

4. Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men

Charlie Sheen plays one of the dads in this show, right? This show is about two dads, I think.

3. Al Bundy, Married... With a Children

Who can forget Ed O'Neill's unforgettable performance as Al Bundy? I haven't been able to.

2. Jay Pritchett, Modern Family

How Ed O'Neill manages to balance real fatherhood and being two of the Top Ten TV Dads on TV today is beyond me. I don't understand.

1. Drew Brees, Monday Night Football

Drew Brees is the #1 TV Dad in the business today. Balancing a career, football, fathering, and TV time is no easy task, but he makes it look as easy as throwing a touchdown for six points. 


Bonus: Jodie Foster, Alien

I know this is a Top Ten TV Dads list but I couldn't help but include Jodie Foster from her memorable role in the movie Alien as it appears on TV.