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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 16
9:00am
Mayberry Goes Bankrupt
Mayberrian Frank Myers (Andy Clyde) and the town council are shocked to learn that the township owes him nearly $350,000.
TV-G
Wednesday
September 17
9:00am
Barney on the Rebound
A scheming young couple victimizes Barney after a tiff with Thelma Lou.
TV-G
Thursday
September 18
9:00am
The Perfect Female
Barney and his sweetheart play cupid as they match Andy up with Thelma Lou's sharp-shooting cousin.
TV-G