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The Andy Griffith Show

Jack Dodson

Originally a theatrical actor, Jack Dodson joined the cast of The Andy Griffith Show as county clerk Howard Sprague in 1965. He remained on the series for the next five years, reprising the role in Mayberry, R.F.D. as well as in the TV movie Return to Mayberry. When his tenure in Mayberry ended, Dodson made appearances on Happy Days (as Ralph's father), Mork & Mindy, Barney Miller, Hawaii Five-O, Newhart and Matlock. He also played a few uncharacteristic dramatic roles, including those in the features Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, The Getaway and the PBS production, Concealed Enemies. Dodson died of heart failure on September 16, 1994.

The Andy Griffith Show TV Schedule

Tuesday
September 2
6:00pm
Mayberry on Record
Andy becomes suspicious when a record promoter comes to town to gather material for a folk music album.
TV-G
6:30pm
Andy Saves Barney's Morale
Barney's overzealous policing enrages the people of Mayberry.
TV-G
Wednesday
September 3
5:44pm
Andy and the Gentleman Crook
An infamous con artist, held temporarily in Mayberry, manages to enchant everyone except Andy.
TV-G
6:22pm
Cyrano Andy
Andy tries to help Barney express his love struck feelings for Thelma Lou.
TV-G
Thursday
September 4
5:44pm
Andy And Opie, Housekeepers
Andy and Opie go to great lengths to show Aunt Bee what a mess they'd be without her.
TV-G
6:22pm
The New Doctor
A handsome new doctor arouses suspicion in Aunt Bee and Barney and jealousy in Andy.
TV-G