Andy Griffith Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

0
Andy Griffith Quick Info
Height 6 ft
Weight 76 kg
Date of Birth June 1, 1926
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Hair Color Gray

Andy Griffith was an American actor, comedian, producer, singer, writer, director, musician, and teacher who is best known for playing the lead role of Sheriff Andy Taylor in the widely popular situation comedy television series, The Andy Griffith Show, from 1960 to 1968. Apart from his career as an actor, he was also an accomplished musician whose album, I Love to Tell the Story – 25 Timeless Hymns, won the 1997 Grammy Award for “Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album”.

Born Name

Andy Samuel Griffith

Nick Name

Andy

Andy Griffith as seen in a black-and-white picture
Andy Griffith as seen in a black-and-white picture (State Archives of North Carolina Raleigh, NC / Flickr / No Known Copyright Restrictions)

Age

He was born on June 1, 1926.

Died

Andy Griffith died at the age of 86 on July 3, 2012, in Manteo, Dare County, North Carolina, United States from a heart attack.

Resting Place

Griffith Family Cemetery, Roanoke Island, Dare County, North Carolina, United States

Sun Sign

Gemini

Born Place

Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Andy Griffith studied at Mount Airy High School and developed an interest in the arts and took part in the school’s drama program. Later, he got enrolled at the University of North Carolina (UNC), located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, from where he graduated in 1949 with a Bachelor of Music degree.

Occupation

Actor, Comedian, Producer, Singer, Writer, Director, Musician, Teacher

Family

  • Father – Carl Lee Griffith (Worked as a helper or carpenter)
  • Mother – Geneva (née Nunn)
  • Siblings – He was an only child.
  • Others – John D. Griffith (Paternal Grandfather), Sarah Frances Taylor (Paternal Grandmother), Samuel Nunn (Maternal Grandfather), Jopina Frances Cassel (Maternal Grandmother)
Andy Griffith as seen while receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom presented to him by President George W. Bush in November 2005
Andy Griffith as seen while receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom presented to him by President George W. Bush in November 2005 (White House photo by Paul Morse / U.S. Federal Government / Public Domain)

Genre

Comedy

Instruments

Vocals, Guitar

Labels

He had released his work via Colonial and Capitol Records.

Build

Average

Height

6 ft or 183 cm

Weight

76 kg or 167.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Andy Griffith had dated –

  1. Betty Kelly – Rumor
  2. Aneta Corsaut
  3. Barbara Bray Edwards (1949-1972) – Andy Griffith married Barbara Bray Edwards on August 22, 1949, and the duo became parents to 2 adoptive children – a son named Andy Samuel Griffith Jr. and a daughter named Dixie Nann Griffith. However, after being together for more than 2 decades, they got divorced in 1972.
  4. Solica Cassuto (1973-1981) – In 1973, he married Greek actress Solica Cassuto but they eventually separated by the year 1981.
  5. Cindi Knight (1983-2012) – On April 12, 1983, he got married to Cindi Knight and they remained together until his last days.

Race / Ethnicity

White

Andy Griffith was of English, Irish, German, French, Welsh, and Scottish descent.

Andy Griffith as seen in a black-and-white picture along with Lee Meriwhether from the television program 'The New Andy Griffith Show'
Andy Griffith as seen in a black-and-white picture along with Lee Meriwhether from the television program ‘The New Andy Griffith Show’ (CBS Television / eBay / Public Domain)

Hair Color

Gray

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Southern drawl
  • Gruff, gregarious voice

Brand Endorsements

Andy Griffith had appeared in TV commercials for brands like A-1 Steak SauceRitz Crackers, and Sanka Coffee.

Religion

He was raised Baptist.

Andy Griffith Favorite Things

  • Character Played By Him – Ben Matlock in Matlock

SourceIMDb

Andy Griffith (Right) and Don Knotts from a Jim Nabors television special
Andy Griffith (Right) and Don Knotts from a Jim Nabors television special (CBS Television / eBay / Public Domain)

Andy Griffith Facts

  1. His son died of alcoholism in 1996.
  2. In April 1983, he was diagnosed with Guillain–Barré syndrome and he was unable to walk for 7 months as he suffered paralysis from the knees down.
  3. Andy Griffith was best friends with fellow actor and comedian, Don Knotts.

Featured Image by State Archives of North Carolina Raleigh, NC / Flickr / No Known Copyright Restrictions

Did we miss anyone?

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here