I am a massive fan of the show Family Guy and there has been no episode of the show that I have enjoyed more than the episode “Brian Wallows and Peter’s Swallows”.
In that episode, importantly for this exercise, family patriarch, Peter Griffin grows a beard as evidenced by this photo:
Of course Peter only has a beard for one episode but Peter Griffin qualifies for my top 5 great bearded blokes because, despite being a comedic cartoon character he often displays traits that make him a quintessential good bloke such as:
- His love for his family and preparedness to work in a dead end, blue collar job to keep them in their home and food on the table.
- He is an ideas man: who could forget the “Hindenpeter” or the episode he decided to deal with an FCC ban on certain TV shows by creating his own TV network.
- He is extremely loyal and would do anything to help his friends.
Peter Griffin is worthy member of my list of 5 great bearded blokes. I just wish the writers of Family Guy would bring back his beard permanently!