Biography

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Andy Samuel Griffith (born June 1, 1926) is an American actor, director, producer, Grammy Award-winning Southern-gospel singer, and writer. He gained prominence in the starring role in director Elia Kazan's epic film A Face in the Crowd (1957) before he became better known for his television roles, playing the lead characters in the 1960-68 situation comedy, The Andy Griffith Show, and in the 1986-95 legal drama, Matlock. Griffith was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by US President George W. Bush on November 9, 2005.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Andy Samuel Griffith (born June 1, 1926) is an American actor, director, producer, Grammy Award-winning Southern-gospel singer, and writer. He gained prominence in the starring role in director Elia Kazan's epic film A Face in the Crowd (1957) before he became better known for his television roles, playing the lead characters in the 1960-68 situation comedy, The Andy Griffith Show, and in the 1986-95 legal drama, Matlock. Griffith was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by US President George W. Bush on November 9, 2005.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 50

Birthday 1926-06-01

Day of Death 2012-07-03

Place of Birth Mount Airy, North Carolina, USA

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2009 Play the Game as Grandpa Joe
2007 Christmas Is Here Again as Santa Claus
2007 Waitress as Old Joe
2006 The Very First Noel as Melchior
2005 Facing the Past as Himself
2001 Daddy and Them as O.T. Montgomery
1999 A Song for the Season as Jake Peterson
1998 Dawson's Creek (1 episode) as Mr. Brooks' Friend
1996 Spy Hard as General Rancor
1995 Gramps as Jack MacGruder
1986 Under the Influence as Noah Talbot
1986 Return to Mayberry as Andy Taylor
1986 Matlock (195 episodes) as Ben Matlock
1985 Rustlers' Rhapsody as Colonel Ticonderoga
1984 Fatal Vision (2 episodes) as Victor Worheide
1983 The Demon Murder Case as Guy Harris
1983 Murder in Coweta County as John Wallace
1981 Murder in Texas as Ash Robinson
1980 The Yeagers (4 episodes) as Carroll Yeager
1979 Roots: The Next Generations (7 episodes) as Commander Robert Munroe
1979 From Here to Eternity (3 episodes) as General Barney Slater
1979 Salvage as Harry Broderick
1979 Salvage 1 (20 episodes) as Harry Broderick
1978 Centennial (12 episodes) as Professor Lewis Vernor
1977 Deadly Game as Police Chief Abel Marsh
1977 The Girl in the Empty Grave as Police Chief Abel Marsh
1977 Washington: Behind Closed Doors (6 episodes) as Esker Scott Anderson
1976 Frosty's Winter Wonderland as Narrator
1976 Six Characters in Search of An Author as The Father
1976 Street Killing as Gus Brenner
1975 Hearts of the West as Howard Pike
1975 Adams of Eagle Lake (2 episodes) as Sheriff Sam Adams
1974 Savages as Horton Madec
1974 Winter Kill as Sheriff Sam McNeill
1974 Pray for the Wildcats as Sam Farragut
1973 Go Ask Alice as Priest
1972 The Strangers In 7A as Artie Sawyer
1971 The New Andy Griffith Show (9 episodes) as Andy Sawyer
1970 The Headmaster (13 episodes) as Andy Thompson
1969 Angel in My Pocket as Reverend Samuel D. Whitehead
1968 Here's Lucy (1 episode) as Andy Johnson
1968 Rowan & Martin At the Movies as Himself
1967 The Carol Burnett Show (3 episodes)
1963 General Foods Opening Night
1961 The Second Time Around as Pat Collins
1960 The Andy Griffith Show (249 episodes) as Sheriff Andy Taylor
1958 Onionhead as Alvin 'Al' Woods aka Onionhead
1958 No Time for Sergeants as Will Stockdale
1957 A Face in the Crowd as Larry 'Lonesome' Rhodes
1955 No Time for Sergeants as Will Stockdale

Production

1986 Return to Mayberry Executive Producer
1986 Matlock (1 episode)Executive Producer

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