3. Don Draper (Mad Men)
Charming, charismatic, perpetually smoking, ad man Don Draper certainly doesn’t seem like any kind of bad guy. He’s got the perfect life, the perfect family, tons of money and a great job… however his tortured soul hides lots of deep, dark secrets which threaten to destroy not only Don but everyone around him. Don is pretty close to our top bad dad on the list, not because he’s cruel to his children (he’s anything but, and is especially endeared to his daughter Sally)… Don’s up here due to the brilliant portrait Mad Men has painted of how infidelity and divorce can truly damage everyone in a household… even the kids he loves so dearly.