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Black Family Shows - 10 Famous Black Fathers in TV History (6076 hits)

Black role models are everywhere, and for better or for worse television is a place where many people find them. Although there are many family shows over the years, there have been far too few black family shows depicting the black family in a positive light with realistic characters playing roles that a good father could relate to. Below are 10 TV fathers who defied the stereotype and presented black fathers and black fatherhood in a manner that black men can be proud of and young people can look to as examples of what it means to be an African American father. Leave a comment with the fathers not listed here. The more examples we have for our kids and each other, the better.

"Cliff Huxtable" - The Cosby Show (played by Bill Cosby 1984 - 1992)

Carl Winslow - Family Matters"Carl Winslow" - Family Matters (played by Reginald VelJohnson 1989 - 1998)

Malik Yoba - black father"Detective J.C. Williams" - New York Undercover (played by Malik Yoba 1994 - 1998)

"Julius Rock" - Everybody Hates Chris (played by Terry Crews 2005 - 2009)

Bernie Mac Show Poster"Bernie Mac" - The Bernie Mac Show (played by Bernie Mac 2001 - 2006)

James Evans Sr." - Good Times (played by John Amos 1974 - 1979)

"Kenny Chadway" - Soul Food (played by Rockmund Dunbar 2000 - 2004)

Uncle Phil fresh prince"Phillip Banks" - The Fresh Prince of Bel Air (played by James Avery 1990 - 1996)

My Wife and Kids Group Shot"Michael Kyle" - My Wife and Kids (played by Damon Wayans 2001 - 2005)

Honorable Mention: "Fred Sanford" - Sanford and Son (played by Redd Foxx 1972 - 1977).

Note: For those looking for the Tyler Perry characters on the list, I am glad to disappoint. This site has a "no buffoonery" clause. I know I'm hatin' with that one but I am not a Tyler Perry fan.

(The original article with bios and photos can be found at AfroDaddy.com: http://afrodaddy.com/for-the-daddies/black-family-shows-10-famous-black-fathers-tv-history)
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My favorite has to be My Wife and Kids dad. He was so hilarious. I miss that show!
Friday, June 17th 2011 at 11:40PM
Jen Fad
Good post!
It's true that Tyler Perry characterization of the 'black male' is wanton in substance usually. I find it to be an affront to the majority of brothas that are holding it down. The 'black man' is in demand by all nationalities of females. I can personally attest to it! However I only DEAL with women from Israel descent (So-Called Black Americans, So-Called West Indians, Latinos, So-Called Native Americas Indians, and others that can prove their Israelite heritage).
Saturday, June 18th 2011 at 7:52AM
Deep Space Nine's captian Sisco played by Avery Brooks was one of my favorites as I am a science fiction Junkie. lol (smile)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
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