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Sheriff Andrew "Andy" Jackson Taylor is the lead character on The Andy Griffith Show, an American sitcom which aired on CBS, (1960–1968).wikipedia
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The Andy Griffith Show

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Sheriff Andrew "Andy" Jackson Taylor is the lead character on The Andy Griffith Show, an American sitcom which aired on CBS, (1960–1968).
The show starred Andy Griffith in the role of Andy Taylor, the widowed sheriff of Mayberry, North Carolina, a fictional community of 2,000 people.

Andy Griffith

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Andy Taylor appeared in all 249 episodes of The Andy Griffith Show and was played by comedian, musician, and actor Andy Griffith. One 3rd-season episode #19 "Class Reunion" had Andy and Barney finding their old high school yearbook—the pictures are the actual high school photographs of Andy Griffith and Don Knotts.
Known for his southern drawl, his characters with a folksy-friendly personality, and his gruff, gregarious voice, Griffith was a Tony Award nominee for two roles, and gained prominence in the starring role in director Elia Kazan's film A Face in the Crowd (1957) before he became better known for his television roles, playing the lead roles of Andy Taylor in the sitcom The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968) and Ben Matlock in the legal drama Matlock (1986–1995).

Return to Mayberry

He also appears in the Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. episode "Opie Joins the Marines", made a cameo appearance in the USMC episode "Gomer Goes Home," five episodes of Mayberry R.F.D. (1968–1971) and the reunion telemovie Return to Mayberry (1986).
Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith), now living in Cleveland as a U.S. Postal Inspector, returns to his native Mayberry to see his son Opie (Ron Howard) become a first-time father, and also to run in the soon-to-be held sheriff's election, as he has already asked county clerk Howard Sprague (Jack Dodson) to prepare the paperwork.

Aunt Bee

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Andy's Aunt Bee comes in to act as his live-in housekeeper and as surrogate mother/grandmother to Opie.
Aunt Bee, full name Beatrice Taylor, is the paternal aunt of widower Sheriff Andy Taylor and great-aunt to his son Opie Taylor.

Opie Taylor

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Andy is a widower and father to one young son, Opie.
Opie is a 6-year-old when the series opens, who lives in the fictional and idealized small, sleepy southern community of Mayberry, North Carolina, with his widowed father, Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith), the sheriff of Mayberry County, and his father's spinster aunt, Beatrice "Aunt Bee" Taylor (Frances Bavier).

The Danny Thomas Show

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The character made his initial appearance in an episode of The Danny Thomas Show entitled "Danny Meets Andy Griffith."
In the seventh season, Danny Thomas is arrested by Sheriff Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith) and detained in the small town of Mayberry in an episode titled "Danny Meets Andy Griffith".

Ron Howard

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When the show begins in 1960, Opie is six years old and thus his birth occurred in 1954 (the same year in which Ron Howard, who portrayed him, was born).
He gained national attention for playing young Opie Taylor, the son of Sheriff Andy Taylor (played by Andy Griffith) in the sitcom The Andy Griffith Show from 1960 through 1968.

Don Knotts

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One 3rd-season episode #19 "Class Reunion" had Andy and Barney finding their old high school yearbook—the pictures are the actual high school photographs of Andy Griffith and Don Knotts.
Knotts took the role of Barney Fife, the deputy—and originally cousin—of Sheriff Andy Taylor (portrayed by Griffith).

Barney Fife

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Andy has a head strong deputy named Barney Fife and, in the color seasons, another deputy named Warren Ferguson.
most notably "Mr. Morrison," a nervous man on the street character, upon which Knotts' based the personality of Barney Fife, who himself was a hyperkinetic but comically inept counterpart to Mayberry's practical and composed Sheriff Andy Taylor.

Mayberry

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Andy Taylor lives in the fictional, sleepy community of Mayberry, North Carolina.

Joanna Moore

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In early Season Three, Andy dated Peggy McMillan (Joanna Moore), another county nurse, who chalked up four appearances on the show.
One of her more notable recurring roles was as Sheriff Andy Taylor's love interest, Peggy "Peg" McMillan in four episodes of The Andy Griffith Show from 1962 to 1963.

Warren Ferguson

Andy has a head strong deputy named Barney Fife and, in the color seasons, another deputy named Warren Ferguson.
Warren serves as deputy of Mayberry under Sheriff Andy Taylor, following the departure of the previous deputy Barney Fife, when actor Don Knotts left the series.

Julie Adams

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Griffith later admitted that it was his fault because he had a hard time showing affection on screen, and as a result, the relationship did not appear to be real or believable.) source In Season Two, Andy dated a few ladies, including Karen Moore, a cousin of Thelma Lou (only in one episode), and County Nurse Mary Simpson (played by two different actresses Julie Adams and Sue Ane Langdon).
On television, Adams appeared on The Andy Griffith Show portraying Mary Simpson, a county nurse and romantic interest of Sheriff Andy Taylor in a 1962 episode.

Elinor Donahue

Andy had several love interests through the show's run, but his first romantic relationship on the series is Ellie Walker (Elinor Donahue), a newcomer to town who works in her uncle's drug store.
The character was intended to be a love interest for Sheriff Andy Taylor, but after one season (1960–1961), Donahue decided to ask for a release from her three-year contract.

Mayberry R.F.D.

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He also appears in the Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. episode "Opie Joins the Marines", made a cameo appearance in the USMC episode "Gomer Goes Home," five episodes of Mayberry R.F.D. (1968–1971) and the reunion telemovie Return to Mayberry (1986).
Sheriff Andy Taylor takes a backseat in the storylines, establishing the new premise.

Helen Crump

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The producers created a long-term love interest in school teacher, Helen Crump.
Helen was a schoolteacher and became main character Sheriff Andy Taylor's girlfriend.

Josie Lloyd

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One of those attempted arranged dates was with the odd, socially inept Lydia Crosswaithe.
In the 1962 episode, Lydia is a prospective date for Sheriff Andy Taylor arranged by his ever-meddlesome deputy, Barney Fife (Don Knotts), and Barney's girlfriend Thelma Lou (Betty Lynn).

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The character of Andy Taylor was introduced in a 1960 episode of The Danny Thomas Show, which led to the series The Andy Griffith Show.

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Sheriff Andrew "Andy" Jackson Taylor is the lead character on The Andy Griffith Show, an American sitcom which aired on CBS, (1960–1968).

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Sheriff Andrew "Andy" Jackson Taylor is the lead character on The Andy Griffith Show, an American sitcom which aired on CBS, (1960–1968).

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Sheriff Andrew "Andy" Jackson Taylor is the lead character on The Andy Griffith Show, an American sitcom which aired on CBS, (1960–1968).

Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

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He also appears in the Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. episode "Opie Joins the Marines", made a cameo appearance in the USMC episode "Gomer Goes Home," five episodes of Mayberry R.F.D. (1968–1971) and the reunion telemovie Return to Mayberry (1986).

Sheriff

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In the working world, Andy is Mayberry's Sheriff and Justice of the Peace.

Justice of the peace

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In the working world, Andy is Mayberry's Sheriff and Justice of the Peace.

Jack Burns

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Also, the sixth-season episode, "Aunt Bee takes a Job" with co-star Jack Burns, Andy fires a gun (which he borrows from Deputy Warren Ferguson) to disable a car in order to capture some criminals.