Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith


6/1/1926, Mount Airy, North Carolina, USA



Birth Name

Andrew Samuel Griffith


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71 votes



Andrew Griffith is the son of Carl and Geneva Griffith. The family lived in Mount Airy N.C., known to many as Mayberry. His home today is a bed & breakfast and is located across the street from the Mount Airy water tower. At a young age Andy showed…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Andy: (when believed that Ron Howard will cast him in one of his former co-star's anticipated directorial movies): Ron Howard called me a few mornings ago. He and his wife had seen it and he wanted to tell me how he liked it. And he thought I was good in it, too, and he said, 'Sometime, it will happen.' I look forward to it when it does happen. At least Ronnie still knows that I'm a pretty good actor.

    • Andy: (as to how he valued Don Knotts as an actor and best friend): I loved Don. There was no one like him.

    • Andy: (when making a guest appearance, if he was interested in responding about himself being a Christian) I did the 'Crook & Chase' show, while I was in Nashville. They asked me if I had a church background, and when I said I was born a Baptist, that got the audience on fire. They must have all been Baptists.

    • Andy: I still play that guitar. It's a Martin D-18 with a clear pick guard. I've played that guitar on and off my TV shows for nearly 50 years.

    • Andy: (on his singing) I sang 'A Closer Walk with Thee,' along with blues singer, Brownie McGhee, ... Then, there was a show were Carol Huston, an actress on Matlock sang, It Is Well With My Soul, accompanied by a choir. Boy, that was powerful.

    • Andy: (on his off-camera relationship with Frances Bavier, who played Aunt Bee) There was just something about me she did not like.

    • Andy: (speaking about The Andy Griffith Show) Whenever Don Knotts and I were waiting for lighting cues, we would sing hymns in harmony... The show depicted Barney as tone deaf, but Don has a beautiful tenor voice.

    • Andy: I was baptized alongside my mother when I was 8 years old. Since then I have tried to walk a Christian life. And now that I'm getting older I realiz that I'm walking closer with my God.

    • Andy: "You know when you're young you think you will always be, ... As you become more fragile, you reflect and you realize how much comfort can come from the past. Hymns can carry you into the future."

    • Andy:"Hymns are companions for life travelers."

  • He's such a great actor!!!

    I absolutely loved Andy Griffith's performance as Sheriff Andy Taylor in The Andy Griffith Show. He was such a great actor. When I was little I remember watching the show, and I actually believed that he was a real small southern town sheriff. He had that nice southern drawl, but it wasn't so southern that he sounded like he was speaking a different language. :P I think I've seen a few episodes of Matlock, and from what I remember, he was really good in that show too. Andy Griffith has a God given gift, and he's used it well. This devoted Christian is such an awesome actor. :)moreless
  • Matlock is the best show ever. Andy Griffith is very talented and great at what he does. I love you Andy Griffith!!!If there was a rating above 10 I would rate Matlock 100 all the way!!!moreless

    Andy Griffith is very talented and great at what he does. I have always loved this show ever since I was 15 yrs. old. Even though the show has ended and only re-runs are on I still watch it like it's a new episode. If the network ever decides to run Matlock again the show will never be the same without Andy Griffith.....On the shows Matlock sometimes acts like he doesn't know what's going on, when actually at the end he has a great surprise, I love his work and will always enjoy it....wish I could meet you Mr. Andrew Griffith and I can treat you to a hot dog, wouldn't that be the highlight of your day!!!moreless