Andy Griffith's career as an actor

Published: Tuesday, July 03, 2012 @ 10:40 AM
Updated: Tuesday, July 03, 2012 @ 10:40 AM

2009- Play the Game
Grandpa Joe
 
2008- Ron Howard's Call to Action (video short)
Andy Taylor
 
2007- Christmas Is Here Again
Santa Claus (voice)
 
2007- Waitress
Old Joe
 
2006 - The Very First Noel (video short)
Melchoir (voice)
 
2001- Daddy and Them
O.T. Montgomery
 
2001- Dawson's Creek (TV series)
Mr. Brooks' Friend
– A Winter's Tale (2001) … Mr. Brooks' Friend
 
2001- Family Law (TV series)
Colin Sawyer
– The Quality of Mercy (2001) … Colin Sawyer
 
1999 - A Holiday Romance (TV movie)
Jake Peterson
 
1998 - Scattering Dad (TV movie)
Hiram
 
1997 - Diagnosis Murder (TV series)
Ben Matlock
 
1997 - Close Combat: A Bridge Too Far (Video Game)
British (voice)
 
1997 - What It Was Was Football (short)
Narrator (uncredited)
 
1996 - Spy Hard
General Rancor
 
1995 - Gramps (TV movie)
Jack MacGruder
 
1986-1995 - Matlock (TV series)
Benjamin Matlock / Ben Matlock / Attorney Ben Matlock / …
 
1994 - The Gift of Love (TV movie)
Phil Doucet
 
1986 - Under the Influence (TV movie)
Noah Talbot
 
1986 - Return to Mayberry (TV movie)
Andy Taylor
 
1985 - Crime of Innocence (TV movie)
Judge Julius Sullivan
 
1985 - The Love Boat (TV series)
Larry Cooper
 
1985 - Hotel (TV series)
J. Scott 'Scotty' Foreman
 
1985 - Rustlers' Rhapsody
Colonel Ticonderoga
 
1984 - Fatal Vision (TV movie)
Victor Worheide
 
1983 - The Demon Murder Case (TV movie)
Guy Harris
 
1983 - Murder in Coweta County (TV movie)
John Wallace
 
1982 - Fantasy Island (TV series)
Judge Roy Bean
 
1982 - For Lovers Only (TV movie)
Vernon Bliss
 
1982 - Saturday Night Live (TV series)
Andy Taylor
 
1981 - Best of the West (TV series)
 
1981 - Murder in Texas (TV movie)
Ash Robinson
 
1980 - The Yeagers (TV series)
Carroll Yeager
 
1979 - Salvage 1 (TV series)
Harry Broderick
 
1979 - Roots: The Next Generations (TV mini-series)
Commander Robert Munroe
 
1979 - From Here to Eternity (TV mini-series)
Gen. Barney Slater
 
1978-1979 - Centennial (TV mini-series)
Professor Lewis Vernor
 
1977 - Deadly Game (TV movie)
Police Chief Abel Marsh
 
1977 - The Girl in the Empty Grave (TV movie)
Police Chief Abel Marsh
 
1977 - Washington: Behind Closed Doors (TV mini-series)
Esker Scott Anderson
 
1976 - Frosty's Winter Wonderland (TV short)
Narrator (voice)
 
1976 - Six Characters in Search of an Author (TV movie)
The Father
 
1976 - Street Killing (TV movie)
Gus Brenner
 
1976 - The Bionic Woman (TV series)
Jack Starkey
 
1975 - Hearts of the West
Howard Pike aka Billy Pueblo
 
1975 - Adams of Eagle Lake (TV series)
Sheriff Sam Adams
 
1974 - Savages (TV movie)
Horton Madec
 
1974 - Winter Kill (TV movie)
Sheriff Sam McNeill
 
1974 - Pray for the Wildcats (TV movie)
Sam Farragut
 
1973 - Here's Lucy (TV series)
Andy Johnson
 
1973 - Go Ask Alice (TV movie)
Priest
 
1973 - The Doris Day Show (TV series)
Mitch Folger
 
1972 - Hawaii Five-O (TV series)
Arnold Lovejoy
 
1972 - The Strangers in 7A (TV movie)
Artie Sawyer
 
1972 - Mod Squad (TV series)
George Carter
 
1971 - The New Andy Griffith Show (TV series)
Andy Sawyer
 
1970 - Headmaster (TV series)
Andy Thompson
 
1968-1969 - Mayberry R.F.D. (TV series)
Andy Taylor
 
1969 - Angel in My Pocket
Reverend Samuel D. Whitehead
 
1960-1968 - The Andy Griffith Show (TV series)
Sheriff Andy Taylor
 
1966 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (TV series)
Sheriff Andy Taylor

1964 - The Danny Kaye Show (TV series)
Sketch Actor

1961 - The Second Time Around
Pat Collins
 
1960 - The Danny Thomas Show (TV series)
Sheriff Andy Taylor
 
1958 - Onionhead
Alvin 'Al' Woods aka Onionhead
 
1958 - No Time for Sergeants
Pvt. Will Stockdale
 
1958 - Playhouse 90 (TV series)
Prof. Tommy Turner

1955-1958 - The United States Steel Hour (TV series)
Harry Emsen / Will Stockdale

1957 - A Face in the Crowd
Larry 'Lonesome' Rhodes
 
1957 - The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV series)

*Information provided by IMDB

Tiger Woods arrested on drunken driving charges in Florida

Published: Monday, May 29, 2017 @ 11:40 AM

Tiger Woods spent part of Memorial Day in jail in Jupiter, Florida, after his arrest on drunken driving charges in Palm Beach County early Monday morning.

Woods was stopped and arrested around 3 a.m. on suspicion of DUI, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

He was released on his own recognizance later in the morning. 

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Woods, who lives on Jupiter Island, is charged with DUI-unlawful blood alcohol.

In an interview with the Palm Beach Post, Jupiter Police spokeswoman Kristin Rightler said she did not know which tests were performed on Woods at the scene or in jail, but that more information on the arrest and charges should be available on Tuesday.

Social media erupted over the news, with some questioning why Woods didn’t call a Taxi or Uber.

Woods, 41, has battled medical issues in recent years, including multiple back surgeries. He last hit the links professionally in February, playing the Dubai Desert Classic, but pulled out of that tournament.

Tiger Woods is one of the greatest golfers of all time. He dominated the sport for almost 20 years with 14 major wins and 79 PGA Tour victories, according to the Golf Channel. 

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He was voted PGA Player of the year 11 times.

In a blog post last week, Woods wrote about the pain of his back injury

“It has been just over a month since I underwent fusion surgery on my back, and it is hard to express how much better I feel. It was instant nerve relief. I haven’t felt this good in years,” Woods wrote.

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“I could no longer live with the pain I had. We tried every possible non-surgical route and nothing worked,” he added.

Woods said he’s looking forward to returning to competitive golf as soon as he’s able. 

The Palm Beach Post contributed to this story.

Tiger Woods issues statement on DUI arrest, says no alcohol involved

Published: Monday, May 29, 2017 @ 8:20 PM

Tiger Woods is apologizing to family, friends and fans following his DUI arrest early Monday in Juniper, Florida.

“I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions,” the pro golfer said in a statement Monday night, according to The Associated Press.

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Woods clarified that “an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications,” not alcohol, was a factor in the arrest.

“I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved. What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly.

“I would like to apologize with all my heart to my family, friends and the fans. I expect more from myself too.”

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The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said Woods, 41, was arrested around 3 a.m. ESPN reported he was booked at 7:18 a.m. People reported that he was released on his own recognizance at 10:50 a.m.

Woods said in a blog post on his website last week that, following a recent surgery on his back, he is focusing on short-term goals rather than a fast return to golf.

“Presently, I’m not looking ahead,” he wrote. “I can’t twist for another two and a half to three months. Right now, my sole focus is rehab and doing what the doctors tell me. I am concentrating on short-term goals.”

“It was instant nerve relief,” Woods said of the surgery. “I haven’t felt this good in years.”

The surgery was the fourth done on his back since spring 2014.

Woods said that “the long-term prognosis is positive” for a return to golf.

Read Woods’ full statement, from USA Today, below:

I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions. I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved. What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn't realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly.

I would like to apologize with all my heart to my family, friends and the fans. I expect more from myself too. I will do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again.

I fully cooperated with law enforcement, and I would like to personally thank the representatives of the Jupiter Police Department and the Palm Beach County Sheriff's office for their professionalism."

Actors Chris Pratt and John Krasinski commemorate Memorial Day by honoring a fallen Navy SEAL

Published: Monday, May 29, 2017 @ 7:38 PM

Actors John Krasinski and Chris Pratt participated in The Murph Challenge that was created in honor of the late U.S. Navy SEAL Lt. Michael P. Murphy. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Chris Pratt and John Krasinski aren’t letting being out of the country on Memorial Day stop them from showing off their patriotism.

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The actors are both in the United Kingdom, but they made sure to save some time to commemorate the holiday by completing The Murph Challenge, an exercise routine that was created in honor of the late U.S. Navy SEAL Lt. Michael P. Murphy, who was awarded the Medal of Honor, the U.S. military’s highest decoration, for his actions during the War in Afghanistan.

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“It’s a day like today when we commemorate those fallen heroes and say thanks for all you do to make our dreams come true,” Pratt said on Instagram.

“So today, whether you do a Murph Challenge or just take some time to say thank you and remember, remember that’s what today is all about,” Krasinski added.

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Each Memorial Day, people across the country perform the workout: a 1-mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats and another 1-mile run while wearing a 20-lb. body vest. The challenge raises money and awareness for the Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation.

‘Jetsons’ movie ready to blast off production

Published: Monday, May 29, 2017 @ 8:10 AM

circa 1962:  Cartoon family the Jetsons, comprised of George, Jane, Judy, Elroy, and Astro, flying in a space car in a space age city, in a still from the Hanna-Barbera animated television show, 'The Jetsons'.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Hulton Archive/Getty Images

A piece of our childhood may be coming to the big screen.

Warner Bros. has tapped director Conrad Vernon to helm its planned animated film “The Jetsons,” Variety reported.

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Vernon has co-directed hits like “Shrek 2” and “Monsters vs. Aliens.” He also voiced the Gingerbread Man in the “Shrek” films.

“The Jetsons” has been on the planning board for years after Warner Bros. hired Matt Liberman to pen the script in 2015, Variety reported.

The original “Jetsons” tv series aired for one season in prime time on ABC in 1962-63, Smithsonian reported.

This isn’t the first feature film for the space-age family. Universal released an animated “Jetsons” film in 1990 which was directed by Joseph Barbera, co-founder of Hanna-Barbera studios and one of the creators of the series.