Black TV Dads We Wish Would Adopt Us 

From Dr. Huxtable to Uncle Phil, here are our favorite TV fathers.

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James Avery 

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Actor James Avery, better known as Uncle Phil on the hit show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, passed away on Tuesday. As we remember him, we look back at the black television dads who graced our screens and worked their ways into our hearts.

1. Heathcliff Huxtable, The Cosby Show

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Bill Cosby

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Bill Cosby’s Cliff Huxtable is perhaps the most revered TV dad. With his humorous life lessons, Cliff made everyone, including the audience, feel like part of the family. Dr. Huxtable was also killing the sweater game.

2. Michael Richard Kyle Sr., My Wife and Kids

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Damon Wayans 

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Michael Kyle, portrayed by comedian Damon Wayans, taught his kids life lessons with “Michael Kyle Signature Moments.” Who wouldn't want a dad with a good sense of humor?

3. Julius, Everybody Hates Chris

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Terry Crews

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He may have been cheap, but Julius, played by Terry Crews, showered his family with love.

4. Rowan “Eli” Pope, Scandal

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Joe Morton

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We know what you’re thinking: “Why Papa Pope?” Rowan Pope, played by Joe Morton, is arguably the most powerful man in Scandal’s America. Plus, who can forget the tongue lashing he gave to President Fitzgerald Grant? His read of Fitz alone is enough to make him one of our favorite dads.

5. Carl Winslow, Family Matters