Tom Bosley: Howard “Mr. C” Cunningham
“Mr. C”was the patriarch of the Cunningham brood. Bosley — the headlining actor of the show — portrayed a character rooted in routine. He was very particular with what he liked, and often was unwilling to let things go. However, there was often an ‘epiphany moment’ which struck him, especially as it pertained to his children Richie (Ron Howard) and Joanie (Erin Moran).
Bosley was the prototypical veteran actor. First appearing in 1955, the Chicago native appeared in both film and television. He was most known for his role in the program Father Dowling Mysteries. Bosley’s last role came in the 2010 film The Back-up Plan featuring Jennifer Lopez. He passed away on October 19, 2010 at the age of 83.