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Ron Howard

Actor / Film Producer / Film Director / Screenwriter / Television Director / Television Producer | * 03/01/1954 (70) | Duncan, Oklahoma (United States of America (USA))
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Ronald William Howard (born March 1, 1954) is an American director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. Howard started his career as a child actor before transitioning to directing films. Over his six decade career, Howard has received two Academy Awards, four Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and a Grammy Award. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2003 and was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 2013. Howard has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions in film and television. Howard first came to prominence as a child actor, acting in several television series before gaining national attention for playing young Opie Taylor, the son of Sheriff Andy Taylor (played by Andy Griffith) in the sitcom The Andy Griffith Show from 1960 through 1968. During this time, he also appeared in the musical film The Music Man (1962), a critical and commercial success. Howard was cast in one of the lead roles in the influential coming-of-age film American Graffiti (1973), and became a household name for pla... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Documentaries | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Ron Howard

Academy Award for Best Director National Medal of Arts Daytime Emmy Awards Directors Guild of America Awards Saturn Award for Best Director 2x Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Picture Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series 2x Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Animated Program Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Director 3x Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation Saturn Award for Best Director 4x Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture 3x Golden Globe Award for Best Director Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series 2x Academy Award for Best Director 2x Academy Award for Best Picture 3x Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Director 2x BAFTA Award for Best Film Australian Film Institute Award for Best Foreign Film 2x BAFTA Award for Best Direction Golden Bear 3x Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director Best Sports Movie ESPY Award 6x Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Animated Program 2x Satellite Award for Best Director Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Film Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
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Movies with Ron Howard as Actor(68)

as Self (archive footage)2023 Tom Hanks: The Nomad
as himself2019 Dads
as Wilcox Boy (archive footage)2019 The Twilight Zone: A 60th Anniversary Celebration
as Self (archive footage)2014 And the Oscar Goes To...
as Self - Filmmaker2011 Corman's World
as himself2007 Cannes: All Access
as himself2004 Tell Them Who You Are
as Self - Director2004 Making a 'Splash'
as Richie Cunningham ("Buddy Holly") (archive footage)2004 Weezer: Video Capture Device - Treasures from the Vault 1991-2002
as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)2001 The Shootist: The Legend Lives On
as Tom Colonic (voice)2001 Osmosis Jones
as himself2000 The Independent
as himself1998 Welcome to Hollywood
as Herbert Biberman1996 Blacklist: Hollywood On Trial
as Self - Director1988 Willow: The Making of an Adventure
as Opie Taylor1986 Return to Mayberry
as Self (archival footage)1985 Hollywood's Funniest All-Star Bloopers
as Lee Mackie1981 Fire on the Mountain
as Ned De Vries1981 Bitter Harvest
as Leon Cybulkowski1980 Act of Love
as Richie Cunningham (archive footage)1979 A Walking Tour of Sesame Street
as Steve Bolander1979 More American Graffiti
as Sam Freeman1977 Grand Theft Auto
as Gillom Rogers1976 The Shootist
as Hoover Niebold1976 Eat My Dust
as Auditioning Actor1976 The First Nudie Musical
as Huckleberry Finn1975 Huckleberry Finn
as Les1974 The Spikes Gang
as Lyle Barlow1974 The Migrants
as Donny Fletcher1974 Locusts
as Steve Bolander1973 American Graffiti
as Virgil Tanner1970 The Wild Country
as Chris (as Ronny Howard)1970 Smoke
as Richie 'Nuthin'' Caldwell1967 A Boy Called Nuthin’
as Genius1965 Village of the Giants
as Eddie Corbett1963 The Courtship of Eddie's Father
as Winthrop Paroo1962 The Music Man
as Bobby Wilson1961 Five Minutes to Live
as Billy Rhinelander1959 The Journey

TV Shows/Series with Ron Howard as Actor(74)

as Self - Producer, Actor, Writer2022 Light & Magic
as himself2020 Reunited Apart
as Ron Howard (uncredited)2016 This Is Us
as himself2016 Chelsea
as Stanley2015 The Odd Couple
as himself2007 The Graham Norton Show
as Self - Guest2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!
as Narrator2003 Arrested Development
as himself1999 Where Are They Now?
as himself1997 The View
as Self - Guest1997 The View
as himself1996 The Daily Show
as himself1995 MADtv
as Stephen (voice)1993 Frasier
as Ron Howard (voice)1989 The Simpsons
as Richie Cunningham1980 The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang
as himself1976 Donny & Marie
as Self - Host1975 Saturday Night Live
as Richie Cunningham1974 Happy Days
as Wendell1972 M*A*S*H
as Bob Smith1971 The Smith Family
1968 Lancer
as Jodar1968 Land of the Giants
as Jerry1967 Gentle Ben
as Jody Cutler1967 Gentle Ben
as Tommy1965 The Big Valley
as Jess Orkin1965 The F.B.I.
as Alan Loden1965 I Spy
as Luke1964 Daniel Boone
as Daniel Waterhouse1963 The Great Adventure
as Gus1963 The Fugitive
as himself1963 The Danny Kaye Show
as Jerry Prentice1961 Dr. Kildare
as Tommy Simms1961 The New Breed
as Opie Taylor1960 The Andy Griffith Show
1960 Insight
as Ted Hoag1959 Bonanza
as Wilcox Boy (as Ronnie Howard)1959 The Twilight Zone
as Jamie1955 Gunsmoke
??? Lassie
as Barnaby Baxter??? GE Theater
as Randy??? GE Theater
as Opie Taylor??? The Danny Thomas Show

Movies with Ron Howard as Crew(122)

Production/Executive Producer2024 Frida
Production/Executive Producer2023 The Slumber Party
Directing/Director2023 Origin Of Species
Production/Executive Producer2023 Tetris
Production/Producer2023 Spy vs. Spy
Production/Producer2023 Splash
Production/Executive Producer2023 Carlos
Directing/Director2023 The Shrinking of Treehorn
Production/Producer2023 The Shrinking of Treehorn
Production/Producer2023 The Beanie Bubble
Directing/Director2023 Seveneves
Production/Executive Producer2023 Judy Blume Forever
Directing/Director2022 Thirteen Lives
Production/Producer2022 Thirteen Lives
Production/Executive Producer2022 Lucy and Desi
Production/Executive Producer2022 Wedding Season
Production/Executive Producer2022 Personality Crisis: One Night Only
Production/Executive Producer2022 Downfall: The Case Against Boeing
Directing/Director2022 We Feed People
Production/Producer2022 We Feed People
Production/Executive Producer2022 The Volcano: Rescue from Whakaari
Production/Executive Producer2022 Leave No Trace
Production/Executive Producer2021 Who Are You, Charlie Brown?
Production/Producer2021 tick, tick... BOOM!
Production/Executive Producer2021 Paper & Glue
Production/Executive Producer2021 Julia
Production/Executive Producer2021 The Day Sports Stood Still
Production/Executive Producer2020 Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band
Production/Producer2020 D. Wade: Life Unexpected
Directing/Director2020 Rebuilding Paradise
Production/Producer2020 Rebuilding Paradise
Directing/Director2020 Hillbilly Elegy
Production/Producer2020 Hillbilly Elegy
Production/Producer2019 Dads
Production/Producer2019 Being Frank
Directing/Director2019 Pavarotti
Production/Producer2019 Pavarotti
Production/Executive Producer2019 Backdraft 2
Directing/Director2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story
Production/Executive Producer2018 The Spy Who Dumped Me
Production/Producer2017 The Dark Tower
Directing/Director2016 Inferno
Production/Producer2016 Inferno
Production/Executive Producer2015 Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle
Directing/Director2015 In the Heart of the Sea
Production/Producer2015 In the Heart of the Sea
Production/Executive Producer2015 Prophet's Prey
Production/Producer2014 The Good Lie
Production/Executive Producer2013 Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest
Directing/Director2013 Rush
Production/Producer2013 Rush
Directing/Director2013 Made in America
Production/Producer2013 Made in America
Production/Executive Producer2013 Out of the Blue
Production/Producer2012 Katy Perry: Part of Me
Production/Producer2011 Restless
Production/Producer2011 Cowboys & Aliens
Directing/Director2011 The Dilemma
Production/Producer2011 The Dilemma
Directing/Director2010 Presidential Reunion
Production/Executive Producer2009 Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!
Directing/Director2009 Angels & Demons
Production/Producer2009 Angels & Demons
Directing/Director2008 Frost/Nixon
Production/Producer2008 Frost/Nixon
Production/Producer2008 Changeling
Production/Producer2006 Curious George
Directing/Director2006 The Da Vinci Code
Production/Producer2006 The Da Vinci Code
Directing/Director2005 Cinderella Man
Production/Producer2005 Cinderella Man
Production/Producer2005 Inside Deep Throat
Production/Producer2004 The Alamo
Directing/Director2003 The Missing
Production/Producer2003 The Missing
Directing/Director2001 A Beautiful Mind
Production/Producer2001 A Beautiful Mind
Directing/Director2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Production/Producer2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Production/Producer1999 Beyond the Mat
Directing/Director1999 Edtv
Production/Producer1999 Edtv
Production/Executive Producer1999 Mulholland Dr.
Production/Producer1997 Inventing the Abbotts
Directing/Director1996 Ransom
Production/Producer1996 The Chamber
Crew/Executive Music Producer1995 Apollo 13
Directing/Director1995 Apollo 13
Directing/Director1994 The Paper
Directing/Director1992 Far and Away
Production/Producer1992 Far and Away
Writing/Screenplay1992 Far and Away
Directing/Director1991 Backdraft
Directing/Director1989 Parenthood
Writing/Story1989 Parenthood
Production/Executive Producer1989 The 'Burbs
Directing/Director1988 Willow
Production/Executive Producer1988 Clean and Sober
Production/Executive Producer1988 Vibes
Directing/Director1986 Gung Ho
Production/Executive Producer1986 Gung Ho
Production/Executive Producer1986 The Lone Star Kid
Production/Executive Producer1985 Into Thin Air
Directing/Director1985 Cocoon
Directing/Director1984 Splash
Production/Executive Producer1983 When Your Lover Leaves
Directing/Director1982 Night Shift
Production/Executive Producer1981 Skyward Christmas
Directing/Director1981 Through the Magic Pyramid
Production/Executive Producer1981 Through the Magic Pyramid
Directing/Director1980 Skyward
Production/Executive Producer1980 Skyward
Directing/Director1978 Cotton Candy
Writing/Writer1978 Cotton Candy
Directing/Director1977 Grand Theft Auto
Writing/Writer1977 Grand Theft Auto
Directing/Director1969 Old Paint
Directing/Director1969 Deed of Daring-Do

TV Shows/Series with Ron Howard as Crew(37)

Production/Executive Producer2024 The Dynasty: New England Patriots
Production/Executive Producer2024 Choir
Production/Executive Producer2024 The Truth About Jim
Production/Executive Producer2023 Murf the Surf: Jewels, Jesus, and Mayhem in the USA
Production/Executive Producer2023 Taiwan Crime Stories
Production/Executive Producer2023 The Super Models
Production/Executive Producer2023 Bossy Bear
Production/Executive Producer2022 Light & Magic
Production/Executive Producer2022 Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies and the Internet
Production/Executive Producer2022 Under the Banner of Heaven
Production/Executive Producer2022 Willow
Production/Executive Producer2022 Crime Scene: The Texas Killing Fields
Production/Executive Producer2021 Crime Scene: The Times Square Killer
Production/Executive Producer2021 We Are: The Brooklyn Saints
Production/Executive Producer2021 Gossip
Production/Executive Producer2021 Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol
Production/Executive Producer2021 Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel
Production/Executive Producer2020 The Astronauts
Production/Executive Producer2020 On Pointe
Production/Executive Producer2020 68 Whiskey
Production/Executive Producer2017 Genius
Creator/Creator2016 Mars
Directing/Director2015 Breakthrough
Creator/Creator2015 Breakthrough
Production/Producer2010 Parenthood
Production/Executive Producer2006 Curious George
Production/Executive Producer2003 Arrested Development
Production/Producer2001 The Beast
Production/Producer2000 Wonderland
Production/Executive Producer1999 The PJs
Production/Producer1998 Sports Night
Production/Executive Producer1998 Sports Night
Production/Producer1998 Felicity
Production/Executive Producer1998 Felicity
Production/Producer1998 From the Earth to the Moon
Creator/Creator1998 From the Earth to the Moon
Production/Producer1990 Parenthood

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Born: Monday, 03/01 1954 (March) in Duncan, Oklahoma (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 70 years + 88 days)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: University of Southern California, John Burroughs High School, USC School of Cinematic Arts, Desilu
Other names for Ron Howard (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Ronny Howard"
"Ronald William Howard"
"Ronnie Howard"
"Рон Ховард"
"رون هاوارد"
"รอน ฮาวเวิร์ด"
"ロン・ハワード"
"론 하워드"
"朗·侯活"
"Ronald William "Ron" Howard"
"Ρον Χάουαρντ"
Ron Howard frequently works together with these people:
Brian Grazer (114x, Crew)
Andy Samberg (36x, Actor)
Tress MacNeille (36x, Actress)
Rance Howard (31x, Actor)
Dabbs Greer (29x, Actor)
Bing Russell (29x, Actor)
Morgan Woodward (28x, Actor)
Victor French (28x, Actor)
Claude Akins (27x, Actor)
Harry Townes (27x, Actor)
Todd Hallowell (27x, Crew)
John Anderson (27x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:45, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/22/2024