Which Matlock cast member was born after The Andy Griffith Show premiered?

Most younger cast members were alive to see the start of their costar’s iconic show – but one actor wasn’t even born yet!

Andy Griffith not only anchored one of the most beloved sitcoms of all time, he also led a popular legal drama, Matlock, 25 years later. His later turn as defense attorney Ben Matlock actually had one more season than The Andy Griffith Show, though fewer episodes.

Rounding out the cast of Matlock were fellow lawyers and investigators from a new generation. Though they were young, most were alive when their famous costar’s hit program premiered in 1960. However, one cast member had to catch the beginning of Andy Griffith in reruns because they weren’t born yet!

Look at the actors below and choose who you think it is. Keep guessing until you find them!

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  1. Who was born AFTER the premiere of The Andy Griffith Show?

Which Matlock cast member was born after The Andy Griffith Show premiered?

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FLETCH 11 days ago
You picked Dan Roebuck! Correct!
Jaxter14 11 days ago
Julie Sommars was in a 70’s tv show called “The Governor and JJ”, she played JJ and the man who played the Governor also did an episode of Matlock.
CaptainDunsel 12 days ago
Got it on the fourth try.
There's something hinky about that picture.
kimmer 14 days ago
First pick winner!
kimmer kimmer 14 days ago
...also he lost a great deal of weight over the years...good for him!
Randall 15 days ago
Dan Roebuck played a great cameo in NCIS. The Episode, one of my favorites was called BOXED IN in which TONY and ZIVA get trapped in a shipping container and Dan plays a crooked manager at a shipping port
Catman 15 days ago
First pick. He just looked so young in the picture.
retro6 15 days ago
First try. And ended up being the year I was born.
TheOnlyONE 15 days ago
1st try. Just look at the picture. Fairly obvious.
15inchBlackandWhite 15 days ago
Yes, first try. Process of elimination. I knew it wasn't Nancy Stafford. She was Miss Florida 1976 so she would have to have been born at least twenty years earlier. Linda Purl and Brynn Thayer played characters around the same age so I presume that was roughly their actual age. Same with Kene Holliday and Clarence Gilyard. Julie Sommars was doing westerns in the 60's and was clearly older. As was David Froman, visibly. (he always struck me as the poor man's Fred Dalton Thompson. It's as if a casting director got a call saying "send me a guy who looks and sounds just like Fred Dalton Thompson but will work for union scale".)
Douglas 15 days ago
got it right on my first try!
cperrynaples 15 days ago
First guess! I knew that it had to be an actor from the ABC era! Fun Fact: Roebuck played Jay Leno in HBO's The Late Shift!
Moverfan cperrynaples 15 days ago
To add to the Fun Facts, the guy who played David Letterman in that, John Michael Higgins, is now hosting America Says on the Game Show Network.
cperrynaples Moverfan 14 days ago
Yes, and he's in every Chris Guest movie!
Moverfan 15 days ago
Got it on the first try...and surprised the daylights out of myself. Not to mention he's a year younger than I am!
DethBiz 16 days ago
Daniel is such an underrated actor and seems like such a humble guy. He always pops up in Don Coscarelli or Rob Zombie movies. Also, he is a huge fan of one of my all-time favorite horror movies...The Devil's Rain.
Moverfan DethBiz 15 days ago
You know John Travolta has a bit part in that, don't you?
cperrynaples Moverfan 15 days ago
Yes, and Ernest Borgnine is in it too!
DethBiz cperrynaples 15 days ago
A lot of the basic famous in it as well...William Shatner...Eddie Albert...Ida Lupino...Tom Skerrit and the butter and egg man himself Woody Chambliss.
DethBiz Moverfan 15 days ago
Yes, with the crazy eyes made out of black felt.
Andybandit 16 days ago
I got it on the first try. I know all the people where born before TAGS premiered except Daniel.
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