With Dad's day almost upon us Sunday, June 18, if you still need to run out and grab a card your favorite stars from Desperate Housewives, Prison Break, Without a Trace and more share their best bits of fatherly wisdom. For photos of these proud pops with some of their kids, pick up the new issue of TV Guide.
James Denton (Desperate Housewives) on kids Sheppard, 3, and Malin, 1:
"It's nice to take the focus off yourself, to have another person who is more important."
Stacy Keach (Prison Break) on kids Shannon, 18, and Karolina, 16:
"Before I became a father, I never realized the importance of multitasking. Now I find myself having to be a taxi driver, a money tree and a delivery boy."
Greg Grunberg (Alias, NBC's fall series Heroes) on kids Jake, 10, Benny, 6, and Sammy, 2:
"The best part of being a dad is being able to be silly and unconditional with everything through the eyes of my boys. That, and the tickles."
Eric Close (Without a Trace) on kids Katie, 7, and Ella, 5:
"My favorite part of being a dad is snuggling, because eventually it's going to be, 'Dad, drop me off at the corner. I don't want my friends to see you.'"
Bo Bice (American Idol) on Aidan, 8 months:
"It doesn't take much to be a father; it takes a lot to be a dad. You have to lead by example when it comes to fatherhood. My dad told me, 'We're here to make the next generation better,' which I didn't really understand until Aidan was born."
Terry Crews (Everybody Hates Chris) on kids Naomi, 19, Azriel, 15, Tera, 7, Wynfrey, 3, and Isaiah, 11 months:
"Fatherhood has definitely made me a different person. I have become more sensitive and compassionate. When your little girl says, 'I love you, Daddy,' it just breaks down walls you never knew you had."
Jimmy Kimmel (Jimmy Kimmel Live) on kids Katie, 14, and Kevin, 12:
"I learn things from my kids constantly. Most of their knowledge comes from Snapple caps, but they keep me in touch with important things like High School Musical and MySpace."
Billy Ray Cyrus (Hannah Montana) on kids Christopher, 14, Miley, 13, Braison, 12, Noah, 6, and stepchildren Brandi, 19, and Trace, 17:
"I try to be my kids' best friend. Let them know I'm there for them no matter what they're going through."
Harold Perrineau (Lost) on daughter Aurora, 11:
"Being a dad has made me more aware of myself. I can see all of my virtues and flaws. They become glaringly clear when my daughter communicates with me in the same ways that I communicate with her. I can really tell where and when I went wrong."
David Krumholtz (Numbers) on his dad, Michael:
"I'm very close to my father. All of my friends sort of marvel at him because he's so incredibly sweet. He leaves me these messages and I play them for my friends: 'My son, how I love you. I miss you, son. You're the greatest. My sonny boy. I love you very much. Call me. I miss you. Mwah-mwah-mwah. Bye-bye.' "
Additional reporting by Ileane Rudolph