Opie Taylor

Category: Person

A fictional character on The Andy Griffith Show which ran from 1960 – 1968 but still airs in reruns on networks like TV Land. Actor Andy Griffith played Andy Taylor a sheriff and widower raising his son Opie in the town of Mayberry. Opie was played by Ron Howard who grew up to be the director of some classic films including Cocoon, Apollo 13 and A Beautiful Mind.