Andy Griffith

Known For
Acting

Popular
4.795

Birthday
1926-06-01

Place of Birth
Mount Airy, North Carolina, USA

Also Known As

  • Энди Гриффит

Andy Griffith

Biography

Andy Samuel Griffith (June 1, 1926 – July 3, 2012) was an American actor, comedian, television producer, southern gospel singer, and writer. Known for his Southern drawl, his characters with a folksy-friendly personality, and his gruff but friendly voice, Griffith was a Tony Award nominee for two roles, and gained prominence in the starring role in director Elia Kazan's film A Face in the Crowd (1957) and No Time for Sergeants (1958) before he became better known for his television roles, playing the lead roles of Andy Taylor in the sitcom The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968) and Ben Matlock in the legal drama Matlock (1986–1995). Description above from the Wikipedia article Andy Griffith, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.