All about Andy Griffith

Many people may see this comic man in his many television shows and appearances in movies and think he is very annoying. Others see him as a comedy genius that gets into a lot of trouble with his characters yet pulls through to keep the series going! This man was born in North Carolina at Mount Airy and has starred in a number of roles. He also was given the presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bush in 2005. This man has accomplished many great things and has brought many great things to the people who enjoy his work.

His shows are available on DVD as well as new upcoming Bluray formats to take advantage of these great shows that could never be compared to anything else. The special editions of the DVD releases are special to have now that Andy Griffith is well into his old age. Remembering how great his show was and the goofy antic of his cousin in his show (played by Don Knotts) really brings back memories of a greater time when situations were much simpler but often had complicated but funny outcomes. Thes show was about a fictional town named Mayberry in North Carolina and the Sherriff named Andy Taylor and all of the sleepy slow paced goodness of the town.

The show centers around solving problems with common sense advice and can easily escalate to more complex problems from out of town criminals to moonshiners. Depending on the situation Andy Taylor and sometimes his goofy cousin will take care of the trouble and get the sleepy town doing what it does best, lay back and enjoy freedom as well as the quietness of the North Carolinian space. The shows and movies that include Andy Griffith are special and one of a kind, make sure to enjoy them while you can!

The Life and Times of Andy Griffith.

A person who says he does not know Andy Griffith must be living in a hole in the wall and have no access to a television set. Born on 1st June 1926 as Andy Samuel Griffith, he is 83 years old today. His life as a child growing up in North Carolina wasn’t a rosy picture. Staying with his relatives as his parents couldn’t afford a house, he would often be forced to sleep in dresser drawers. He was a shy student in school and he knew from the very beginning that he was considered from the wrong side of the tracks. He started his college life majoring in Moravian preaching but soon realized it would be better for him to major in music. In 1949, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in music from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He released his first single in 1953 after he had tasted success in performing monologues. He started his Broadway career in 1955 in a show called “No Time for Sergeants” and in 1958 he reprised the role for a movie. The first TV appearance he made was in the adaptation of “No Time for Sergeants” in 1958.

He played the role of a sheriff called Andy Taylor; of a make believe town called Mayberry, North Carolina on the Andy Griffith Show in 1960. His old friend Don Knotts also acted in the show and it also featured a young Ron Howard, as his son. He quit the show in 1967 for pursuing his career in movies. The show still continued though with Ken Berry taking Andy’s role and the name being changed to Mayberry, RFD. He had a set back in 1983 when he suffered from Guillain-Barr


If you have ever had any questions about what Andy Griffith has appeared in (either on the big or small screen), you can now answer you questions by consulting the official Andy Griffith filmography:

A Face in the Crowd (1957)

No Time for Sergeants (1958)

Onionhead (1958)

The Second Time Around (1961)

Angel in My Pocket (1969)

Hearts of the West (1975)

Rustlers’ Rhapsody (1985)

Spy Hard (1996)

Daddy and Them (2001)

The Very First Noel (2006) (voice)

Waitress (2007)

Christmas Is Here Again (2007) (voice)

Play The Game (2008)

Short subjects

Rowan & Martin at the Movies (1968)

What It Was, Was Football (1997)

Waitin’ on a Woman (music video by Brad Paisley (featuring Griffith) (2008)

Television work

The Andy Griffith Show (1960-1968)

The Headmaster (1970-1971)

The New Andy Griffith Show (1971) (canceled after 13 episodes)

The Strangers In 7A (1972)

Go Ask Alice (1973)

Pray for the Wildcats (1974)

Winter Kill (1974)

Savages (1974)

Adams of Eagle Lake (1975) (canceled after 2 episodes)

Street Killing (1976)

Six Characters in Search of an Author (1976)

Frosty’s Winter Wonderland (1976) (voice)

The Girl in the Empty Grave (1977)

Deadly Game (1977)

Centennial (1978) (miniseries)

Salvage 1 (1979) (canceled after 20 episodes)

From Here to Eternity (1979) (miniseries)

Roots: The Next Generations (1979) (miniseries)

The Yeagers (1980) (canceled after 2 episodes)

Murder in Texas (1981)

For Lovers Only (1982)

Murder in Coweta County (1983)

The Demon Murder Case (1983)

Fatal Vision (1984) (miniseries)

Crime of Innocence (1985)

Return to Mayberry (1986)

Matlock (1986-1995)

Under the Influence (1986)

The Gift of Love (1994)

Gramps (1995)

Scattering Dad (1998)

A Holiday Romance (1999)