Which of these TV or movie dads is most like your own dad?
Jim Anderson, Father Knows Best
Ward Cleaver, Leave it to Beaver
Archie Bunker, All in the Family
Al Bundy, Married with Children
Jay Pritchett, Modern Family
Dan Conner, Roseanne
Jonathan Kent, Smallville
Howard Stark, Iron Man 2
Odin, Thor and Thor: The Dark World
As for my own dad, he reminds me most of Victor Newman on The Young and the Restless--not the obscenely wealthy, ruthless tycoon, but the man with the troubled past who grew up without a real family, the father who would do anything to protect his children but could be too overbearing when they didn't react as he wanted them to. Like Victor, Dad didn't have a role model to show him how to be a good father, so he had to learn as he went along. He didn't always get it right, and he never felt truly appreciated, but the bottom line was that he loved me--and he was a wonderful grandpa to Collin.
I miss you, Dad. When I leave this world, you and Mom had better be there waiting for me, or else!