How many Mayberry character actors can you name?

You know Otis, Ernest, Briscoe and Helen, but who played them?

The Andy Griffith Show packed the fictional town of Mayberry with so many characters, it took some of television's most seasoned players to do the series justice.

That's why some Mayberry residents – even ones we only met a handful of times – remain just as memorable as the main cast.

Here, we've pulled a dozen memorable Mayberry characters and it's up to you to match each one to the correct actor. Good luck avoiding a citizen's arrest for making too many wrong choices!

Watch The Andy Griffith Show on MeTV!

Weeknights at 8 PM & 8:30 PM

*available in most MeTV markets
  1. For most of The Andy Griffith Show, Floyd the Barber was played by which actor?
  2. This Otis Campbell actor had his own key to the Mayberry jail cell:
  3. Ernest T. Bass was only in eight episodes, but this actor made sure he was memorable:
  4. The head of the Darling family, Briscoe Darling was played by which actor?
  5. The Darlings' pretty daughter Charlene Darling was played by which actor?
  6. Andy's first love on The Andy Griffith Show was Ellie Walker, played by which sitcom star?
  7. Emmett Clark was the handyman who ran Emmett's Fix-It Shop in Mayberry. Which actor portrayed the character?
  8. Opie's teacher who Andy one day married was named Helen Crump, played by which beauty?
  9. The mayor of Mayberry was Roy Stoner, played by which actor?
  10. An elderly citizen of Mayberry who turns up nine times is Jud Fletcher, played by which actor?
  11. The British valet who turned up in Mayberry three times was played by which actor?
  12. Here's one more of Andy's heartthrobs, the nurse Peg McMillan, played by which actor?

How many Mayberry character actors can you name?

Your Result...

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Pellentesque nec ante ipsum. Mauris viverra, urna et porta sagittis, lorem diam dapibus diam, et lacinia libero quam id risus.
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
Close

52 Comments

Post a comment
g876h9b2 2 days ago
The show also had George Lindsay as
Goober Pyle.
VickieCook1417 16 days ago
Just love this show as a little girl and still as an adult. Can't believe I can still see these characters in my head. Got 12/12!!!
KIMBB002 2 months ago
Why no mention of Gates McFadden from Star Trek the Next Generation? I mean after all… We all know who her mother is/was and what great role she had on the Andy Griffith show and her place in Mayberry society…
Toot1956 2 months ago
Missed #5 I never knew her real name.
hermanstein2015 2 months ago
12/12 Can't sneak anybody in on me

You danced right through that like a true Mayberry citizen! I know my people!
Ashley 4 months ago
12/12. Their's nothing I don't know about these actors who played these memorable characters.
I Love this show so much, that's not that hard to remember people's names and faces.
john 6 months ago
I blowed it away...like always
rycki1138 8 months ago
11 out of 12
You danced right through that like a true Mayberry citizen! I missed Jud Fletcher.
Rickey 8 months ago
You got 11 out of 12
You danced right through that like a true Mayberry citizen!
RedSamRackham 8 months ago
* But who portrayed Mr. Shwump? ♣
Ashley RedSamRackham 4 months ago
No one's ever been able to identify the actor who played Mr. Schwump. The cast and crew of the Andy Griffith show were asked who portrayed Mr. Schwump, but no one could seem to remember. He's a mystery man.
Alanakt 12 months ago
I watched andy Griffith show for years, and also had watched all the re-runs, and more re-runs, but I didn't know several of their names, or I knew them and forgot. I am 72 and my mind (memory) seems to be getting worse.
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?