Andy Griffith recorded folk, gospel and stand-up comedy albums.
Did you know Star Trek alum Jonathan Frakes played prosecutor Mr. Park in the episode, "The Angel"? As a child, Clarence Gilyard Jr. was a huge fan of Andy Griffiths. Years later he got to join him in the cast of In the flashback episodes of Matlock’s early career, Andy Griffith played Matlock’s father. Did you know Ben Matlock’s favorite food was hot dogs? In 1983, Matlock star Andy Griffith suffered from Guillain-Barre Syndrome and couldn't walk for 7 months. Third time's the charm: Daniel Roebuck played three different roles on Matlock before finally getting cast as Cliff Lewis in season seven. Nancy Stafford (Michelle) left the series after season six because she got married and didn’t want to relocate. When Griffith accepted his People's Choice Award in 1987, he said Matlock was his favorite character to date. Andy Griffith a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a national music fraternity. Burning down the house! During one of Andy Griffith’s performances on Broadway, a fire broke out backstage at the Imperial Theater. Did you know Andy Griffith shared a stage with Elvis Presley in “The Steve Allen Show”? The town of Mayberry on "The Andy Griffith Show" is based upon Andy Griffith's hometown of Mt. Airy, North Carolina. Ben Matlock was worth every penny of his large fee: he attended Harvard Law School.