With Father's Day coming up this Sunday, it seems a perfect time to reflect on a few memorable Black dads on the small screen. Not surprisingly, Black fatherhood on television has taken many forms -- from the all-knowing Cliff Huxtable to the quirky and frugal Julius Rock on "Everybody Hates Chris." In honor of Father's Day, here are a few Black dads on television whose varied personalities we've loved.

Essence.com
Jun, 18, 2010

james-avery-and-will-smith.jpg With Father's Day coming up this Sunday, it seems a perfect time to reflect on a few memorable Black dads on the small screen. Not surprisingly, Black fatherhood on television has taken many forms -- from the all-knowing Cliff Huxtable to the quirky and frugal Julius Rock on "Everybody Hates Chris." In honor of Father's Day, here are a few Black dads on television whose varied personalities we've loved.