One of the coolest dads ever on TV, The O.C.
's Sandy Cohen (Peter Gallagher
) was an aging hippie, a free spirit who wanted to use his law degree to help the underdog. This pursuit didn't curtail his other passions, surfing and singing, both of which make him instantly hotter than most boring dads who wouldn't know Kelly Slater from Sleater Kinney. Yes, his eyebrows could use a tweeze (or a weed wacker), but we'd still gladly try to steal a car if it meant we could live in his pool house and enjoy a breakfast bagel with a good schmear.