Andy Griffith - Famous Singer

Andy Griffith Net Worth


Andy Griffith, the famous American actor and singer had a net worth of $25 million at the time of his death. Adjusted for inflation, that amounts to around ${strong}66 million{/strong} in today’s dollars.

Key facts:

  • Andy Griffith was an American actor and singer who had a successful career in music, film, and television.
  • Griffith gained recognition for his role in the critically acclaimed film 'A Face in the Crowd' and his work on the hit situation comedy series 'The Andy Griffith Show'
  • Griffith started his own production company, Andy Griffith Enterprises.
  • Griffith earned a 1956 Tony Award nomination for 'Distinguished Supporting or Featured Dramatic Actor' for his role in Ira Levin's one-hour teleplay, 'No Time for Sergeants'.
  • After leaving 'The Andy Griffith Show' in 1968, Griffith made a triumphant return to the small screen as the titular character, Ben Matlock, in the hit TV show 'Matlock'.

Basic Information About Andy Griffith

Full NameAndy Griffith
CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
ProfessionsActor, Screenwriter, Singer, Television producer, Comedian, Voice Actor, Writer
Net worth$25,000,000
Date of birth1926-06-01
Place of birthMount Airy
Date of death2012-07-03 (aged 86)
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksCommonly plays the accoustic guitar and sings folk or gospel songs
Most all of his characters have a folksy, friendly personality
Often recounts classic stories and histories with a folksy point of view. These include: Romeo and Juliet, Cleopatra, and Christopher Colombus discovering America
Slow, Southern drawl
Both of his characters have driven 2 separate Ford automobiles: on The Andy Griffith Show (1960), he drove a Ford Galaxie and on Matlock (1986), he drove a Ford Crown Victoria.
Gruff, gregarious voice
Frequently wore gray suits or blazers on Matlock (1986).
FatherCarl Lee Griffith
SpouseCindi Knight - (2 AprilΒ 1983 - 3 JulyΒ 2012)Β (his death)
11 June - Solica Casuto (Β 1975 - 1981)Β (divorced)
Barbara Griffith - (26 AugustΒ 1949 - 16 OctoberΒ 1972)Β (divorced)Β (2 children)
Kids(2) Andy Griffith Jr., Dixie Griffith
Height6 ft (1.83 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ Imdb

What Movie Awards did Andy Griffith win?


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Andy Griffith awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Movies for Grownups Award - Best Supporting ActorNomineeWaitress2008
Legend Award - WinnerThe Andy Griffith Show2004

Andy Griffith roles

Movie / Series Role
WaitressOld Joe
Spy HardGeneral Rancor
The Doris Day ShowMitch Folger 1 episode, 1973
Salvage 1Harry Broderick 19 episodes, 1979
Saturday Night LiveAndy Taylor (uncredited) unknown episodes
Dawson's CreekAndrew Lanier, Mr. Brooks' Friend 1 episode, 2001
The Andy Griffith ShowAndy Taylor 249 episodes, 1960-1968
The Love BoatLarry Cooper 1 episode, 1985
The Mod SquadGeorge Carter 1 episode, 1972
The Carol Burnett ShowSelf - Guest / ... 3 episodes, 1969-1972
Fantasy IslandJudge Roy Bean 1 episode, 1982
Mayberry R.F.D.Andy Taylor 5 episodes, 1968-1969
MatlockBen Matlock / ... 181 episodes, 1986-1995
Laugh-InGuest Performer 1 episode, 1971
The New Andy Griffith ShowAndy Sawyer 10 episodes, 1971
Hawaii Five-OArnold Lovejoy 1 episode, 1972
The Maury Povich ShowSelf 2 episodes, 1991-1996
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf - Guest 1 episode, 1995
Family LawColin Sawyer 1 episode, 2001

Andy Griffith's Quotes

  • [on his off-camera relationship with Frances Bavier, who played Aunt Bee] There was just something about me she did not like.
  • [How he valued Don Knotts as an actor/best friend]: I loved Don. There was no one like him.
  • [For making Chapel Hill, which is where he went to college, proud of him]: I am proud of my connections to Carolina and pleased to know that some results from a lifetime of work on television, film, stage and recordings will have a permanent home in Chapel Hill.
  • 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 realized that I'm walking even closer with my God.
  • 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.

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Interesting Facts about Andy Griffith

  1. Suffered from Guillain-Barre Syndrome and couldn't walk for 7 months. [1983].
  2. His son, Andy Griffith Jr., died of alcoholism, in 1996.
  3. His two children, Andy Griffith Jr. and Dixie Griffith, were from his first of three wives, Barbara Griffith, as they decided to be parents, by adoption.
  4. In 1987, when he accepted the People's Choice Award, he said he was happy it was for Matlock (1986). He said that Matlock (1986) was his favorite character to date.
  5. On May 9, 2000, he successfully underwent a quadruple bypass surgery.
  6. He was the Tuesday night host for CBS Radio's "Sears Mystery Theater" (1979). He was still Tuesday's host when it became "The Mutual Radio Theater" on Mutual Radio (1980).
  7. Attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music in 1949. He originally attended school to study to be a Moravian preacher before he changed his major.His social life in college included: President of UNC Men's Glee Club and membership in Alpha Rho Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the US' oldest music fraternity for men.
  8. He recorded some albums of standup comedy, including one titled "Just for Laughs". Among his classic routines is "What It Was, Was Football", about a country bumpkin who witnesses his first football game.
  9. Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 195-196. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
  10. Andy Griffith's longest and most popular character role of Andy Taylor, on The Andy Griffith Show (1960), was ranked at number 8 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time", in Sunday, June 20th, 2004's issue.
  11. Was twice nominated for Broadway's Tony Award: in 1956, as Best Supporting of Featured Actor (Dramatic) for "No Time for Sergeants," and in 1960 as Best Actor (Musical) for "Destry Rides Again."
  12. During a 1959 performance of the Broadway musical "Destry Rides Again", in which Griffith starred opposite Dolores Gray, a small fire broke out backstage at the Imperial Theater. Although it was put out within a few minutes time, without causing any major damage, just enough smoke drifted toward the stage that there could have been a panic had not Griffith and Gray continued on with the scene as though nothing was happening. For their bravery, they were rewarded by the audience that night with a standing ovation and by the New York City Fire Comissioner with citations for heroism.
  13. Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush on Tuesday November 9th, 2005. Other recipients were Frank Robinson, Muhammad Ali, General Richard Myers, Paul Rusesabagina, Carol Burnett, Aretha Franklin, Vint Cerf and his Internet co-developer Robert Kahn, Jack Nicklaus, Alan Greenspan, and former congressman Gillespie "Sonny" Montgomery.
  14. Was on same stage with Elvis Presley in The Steve Allen Show (1951). It was Steve Allen's second show, after Allen piloted his debut, with more popular celebrities, Bob Hope, and others were in the debut and pilot, the previous week, and Allen's show skyrocketed in popularity.
  15. The town of Mayberry on "The Andy Griffith Show" is based upon Andy Griffith's hometown Mount Airy, North Carolina. By the same token, the characters on the show will commonly mention the "sister city" of Mount Pilot. Mount Pilot does exist, but its true name is Pilot Mountain, and has the same basic geographical positioning to Mount Airy as Mayberry does to Mount Pilot. The towns in both reality and the series are about 15 miles apart. Both towns (in both universes) are north of Winston-Salem, North Carolina near the North Carolina and Virginia state borders.
  16. Best known by the public for his starring roles as Andy Taylor in The Andy Griffith Show (1960) and the title character in Matlock (1986).
  17. He and Don Knotts were best friends from 1955 to Friday, February 24, 2006, when Don Knotts died.
  18. Was idolized by: Nancy Stafford, Clarence Gilyard Jr., Daniel Roebuck, Randolph Mantooth, Katie Couric and Matt Lauer.
  19. Taught English at Goldsboro High School in Goldsboro, North Carolina for a period of time.
  20. Before Andy's parents had purchased a house, he lived with relatives. Without a crib or bed, Andy slept in drawers for a few months, just a couple of years after he was born.

Additional information of Andy Griffith

Lucky Number7
Lucky StoneAgate
Lucky ColorYellow
Best Match for MarriageLeo, Aquarius, Libra
Eye Colorblue
Hair Colorbrown

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