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)
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)
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)

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Billy Joel, Alexis Roderick expecting second baby

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 5:43 PM

Alexis Roderick and Billy Joel are expecting their second child together.
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Alexis Roderick and Billy Joel are expecting their second child together.(Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images/Getty Images)

Billy Joel and his wife of two years, Alexis Roderick, are expecting their second child together.

Joel, 68, said his wife is due next month during an interview with The Belfast Telegraph

“This one is pretty good,” he said of his 2-year-old daughter, Della Rose. “She sleeps through the night. I hope the next one will.”

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The couple welcomed Della Rose in August 2015, a little more than a month after their secret wedding at Joel’s Long Island estate. The Los Angeles Times reported that two had been dating since 2009. Joel had been married three times before.

A representative for Joel confirmed to E! News that Roderick, 35, is due in November.

Joel is also father to 31-year-old Alexa Ray Joel with ex-wife Christie Brinkley.

Blac Chyna sues Kardashian-Jenner family for damaging her career

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 8:07 PM

Rob Kardashian And Blac Chyna

Blac Chyna has reportedly filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against the entire Kardashian family. 

People reported that, in the filing, Chyna, 29, whose real name is Angela White, claims she has suffered “significant damages” because of photos posted online by her former fiance, Rob Kardashian.

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In July, Kardashian went on an Instagram rant -- that later moved to Twitter -- and claimed Chyna cheated on him, used him for money and abused alcohol and drugs. During that rant, he also posted nude photos of his ex-fiance. The two are parents to 11-month-old Dream Renée Kardashian. Their relationship was chronicled on the first season of their E! reality TV show “Rob & Chyna.”

Related: Rob Kardashian accuses Blac Chyna of cheating on him, using him for money on Instagram 

According to a KNBC report, the suit alleges assault, battery, domestic violence, harassment, intrusion into private affairs, false light, distribution of private materials, invasion of privacy and defamation. 

“Rob Kardashian is an abuser intent on destroying Angela White, the mother of his baby, who left him in 2016,” the suit reportedly says. “In revenge, the Kardashian-Jenner family became media predators, slut-shaming her on social media and killing her hit television show, which had already begun filming a second season.”

Related: Kardashians angry at Rob’s rant, nude photos posted of Blac Chyna

The suit alleges Rob Kardashian “immediately grabbed the phone from her hand and violently knocked her to the ground where she landed on her hands and knees” when Chyna tried to call Tyga, the father of her 5-year-old son, King Cairo.

Rob Kardashian (right) and Blac Chyna (left) pictured in 2016. Once engaged, the two have broken up and filed lawsuits against each other.(Greg Doherty/Getty Images/Getty Images)

In addition to Rob Kardashian, the suit also names his mother Kris Jenner and sisters Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner. The suit says the family, described as powerful and vindictive, damaged Chyna’s career and reputation.

The Blast reported in Spetember that Rob Kardashian and Kylie Jenner filed a lawsuit against Chyna for assault, battery and vandalism. The suit claims Chyna attempted to strangle Rob and damaged Jenner’s home, which Rob Kardashian was renting.

Canada heartbroken: Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie dead at 53 of brain cancer 

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 7:23 PM

Frontman Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip performs onstage during the band’s 'Man Machine Poem Tour' at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada, on July 24, 2016. 
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Frontman Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip performs onstage during the band’s 'Man Machine Poem Tour' at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada, on July 24, 2016. (Andrew Chin/Getty Images)

The lead singer of the Canadian alt-rock band the Tragically Hip, Gord Downie, died Wednesday night after a battle with terminal brain cancer.

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Downie, 53, passed away surrounded by his children and family, according to a family statement on Twitter.

"Gord knew this day was coming – his response was to spend this precious time as he always had – making music, making memories and expressing deep gratitude to his family and friends for a life well lived,” the statement said.

Downie was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, or terminal brain cancer, in December of 2015, but didn’t reveal the diagnosis until May of 2016, according to Rolling Stone.

"Gord said he had lived many lives," the statement continued.

"As a musician, he lived 'the life' for over 30 years, lucky to do most of it with his high school buddies. At home, he worked just as tirelessly at being a good father, son, brother, husband and friend. No one worked harder on every part of their life than Gord. No one."

The five members of the Tragically Hip started playing together in the mid-1980s. They gained some traction in the United States in the 90s, but never really caught on among American audiences.

They are huge superstars in Canada, though, producing 14 studio albums over three decades, with most going platinum, Rolling Stone reported. They were featured on postage stamps and received the Order of Canada.

Downie was also an environmentalist who worked on behalf of indigenous people and social justice issues.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called Downie’s command of language “profound.” 

He painted landscapes with his words, elevating Canadian geography, historical figures, and myths," Trudeau said.

"When he spoke, he gave us goosebumps and made us proud to be Canadian. 

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Downie’s family thanked fans for “the respect, admiration and love” given to Downie throughout the years, in their statement following his death .

"Those tender offerings touched his heart and he takes them with him now as he walks among the stars."

E! to end ‘Fashion Police’ after 22 years with celebration of Joan Rivers

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 6:36 PM

Joan Rivers on the set of Fashion Police in 2012. E! is ending the popular show after 22 years.
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Joan Rivers on the set of Fashion Police in 2012. E! is ending the popular show after 22 years.(Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz F)

E! is canceling its hit red carpet and style talk show “Fashion Police” after 22 years. Variety reported Wednesday that the series will end with a series-finale special celebrating Joan Rivers in November.

The finale, titled, “Fashion Police: The Farewell,” will have surprise celebrity guests as well as a look back at memorable moments. E! News reported that the special will include unaired footage of Joan Rivers.

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Rivers began covering red carpets with her daughter, Melissa, and brought her sharp humor and cutting wit to her interviews and critiques. The coverage evolved from red carpets to a show with other panelists. 

After Joan Rivers’ death in 2014, the show continued as specials around award show events. Melissa Rivers became the host, discussing celeb clothing choices with panelists Giuliana Rancic, Brad Goreski, NeNe Leakes, and Margaret Cho.

“Joan's beloved no-holds-barred style fueled the franchise's clever approach to fashion and comedy, and we are incredibly proud of its long-running success,” E! president Adam Stotsky said in a statement. We are also especially grateful to Melissa, as well as Giuliana, Brad, Nene, Margaret and the entire Fashion Police team, who have continued to deliver the laughs and make this iconic franchise truly one of a kind.”

“I am so proud to have been a part of this show and am so proud that it’s part of my mother’s legacy,” Melissa Rivers said of the series’ end. “It really changed, along with the red carpets, awards-show programming and fashion.”

“It’s an opportunity to celebrate the franchise, celebrate Joan and how much we miss her, and pull back the curtain and show fans some things that they haven’t seen,” Stotsky said.

“Fashion Police: The Farewell,” airs Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. on E!