Ten of Television’s Most Scary Fathers

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It is that time of the year again. June is when we celebrate the man that we lovingly call dad.  Some dads on television are what we picture the perfect dad to be like. Some of those dads include Danny Tanner on Full House or Carl Winslow on Family Matters. However, not all TV dads are so loving. Take a look at this list of 10 of the scariest dads on television. After you read this, call your dad and tell him you are glad he is more like Danny Tanner than Tony Soprano.

Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini), The Sopranos

In the earlier seasons of The Sopranos , Tony made sure that Meadow and A.J. led very sheltered lives.  Even though he tried to give his kids a good life, they still were a part of the mob world, a place that I would imagine is very scary.  Tony tried his best to protect his family from the dangers of the crime world but they always seemed to overlap.  He even killed his own nephew and put a hit on Meadow’s boyfriend.

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Tim Gerstenberger received a BA degree in Communication from Saginaw Valley State University and a MSA degree in Human Resources from Central Michigan University. He currently works as a Recruiter for Chemical Bank, one of the largest banks headquartered in the state of Michigan. His past work has been published on Yahoo! and Examiner. He also contributes to other television/celebrity based websites. He has had a passion for TV since an early age and some of his current favorite shows include: Friends, Happy Endings, Bones, The Mindy Project, Chicago Fire, and The Good Wife. He currently resides in the Bay City, Michigan area.
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