As Father’s Day approaches, we take a look at Black TV dads who did not mess around and faithfully kept it 100 with their offspring.

The men who helped shaped our lives deserve much praise and applause. As such, we also want to honor the talented men who shaped our cultural ideal of black fatherhood. And in case you missed the Black TV moms edition, we did for Mother’s Day, you can check it out here.

  1. Curtis Payne, LaVan Davis – House of Payne (2006)
  2. Fred G. Sanford, Redd Foxx – Sanford and Son (1972)
  3. Bernie ‘Mac’ McCullough, Bernie Mac – The Bernie Mac Show (2001)
  4. James Evans, Sr., John Amos – Good Times (1974)
  5. Lester Jenkins, Hal Williams – 227 (1985)
  6. George Jefferson, Sherman Hemsley – The Jeffersons (1975)
  7. Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable, Bill Cosby – The Cosby Show (1984)
  8. Michael Kyle, Damon Wayans – My Wife and Kids (2001)
  9. Lucious Lyons, Terrence Howard – Empire (2015)
  10. Andre Johnson, Anthony Anderson – Blackish (2014)
  11. Robert Peterson, Robert Townsend – The Parent ‘Hood (1995)
  12. Julius Rock, Terry Crews – Everybody Hates Chris (2005)
  13. Carl Winslow, Reginald VelJohnson – Family Matters (1989)
  14. Joe Carmichael, David Allen Grier  – The Carmichael Show (2015)
  15. John ‘Pops’ Williams, John Witherspoon – The Wayans Bros (1995)
  16. Phillip Banks, Avery Johnson – The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990)
  17. Flex Alexander, Mark ‘Flex’ Washington – One on One (2001)
  18. Robert ‘Granddad’ Freeman, John Witherspoon – The Boondocks (2005)
  19. Robert James Sr., Duane Martin – All Of Us (2003)
  20. Frank Mitchell, William Allen Young – Moesha (1991)


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