This man is arguably the first ‘silver fox’ to enter my life. I raised myself on Matlock - the suits, the smirks, the beautiful women, the puzzle-solving. All of it. What a goddamn handsome and charming man.
I guess part of me saw him as immortal. Or at least immortal to the point when I would get to meet him in person, at which point he would be free to leave this earth. In a way, he was a bit immortal. He played the role of Matlock starting in ‘86 - 26 years ago - and seemed like quite an old man then. Which just goes to show you, 60 is the new 40.
What a face. Thank God for reruns.
Andy Griffith, Actor, Dies at 86