Did you know these Matlock facts?
  • Andy Griffith recorded folk, gospel and stand-up comedy albums.
  • 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.
  • 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.