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Ron Howard

Actor | * 03/01/1954 (65) | Duncan, Oklahoma, USA
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Ronald William Howard (born March 1, 1954) is an American filmmaker and actor. Howard is best known for playing two high-profile roles in television sitcoms in his youth and directing a number of successful feature films later in his career. Howard first came to prominence 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) and the comedy film The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963). He also appeared in an episode of Land of the Giants 1968. In 1973, he played Steve Bolander in the classic coming of age film American Graffiti (1973). In 1974, Howard became a household name playing teenager Richie Cunningham in the sitcom Happy Days, continuing in the role for seven years. Howard continued makin... ()
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Ronald William "Ron" Howard (born March 1, 1954) is an American actor, director and producer. He came to prominence as a child actor, playing Opie Taylor in the sitcom The Andy Griffith Show for eight years, and later as the teenaged Richie Cunningham in the sitcom Happy Days for six years. He made film appearances such as in American Graffiti in 1973 and while starring in Happy Days he also made The Shootist in 1976, as well as making his directorial debut with the 1977 comedy film Grand Theft Auto. He left Happy Days in 1980 to focus on directing, and has since gone on to direct several films, including the Oscar winning Cocoon, Apollo 13, Frost/Nixon, A Beautiful Mind and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. In 2003, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Documentaries

Known for these Movies & Shows

Apollo 13

PG

1995 | 3.7/5 | 2h 20min
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Frost/Nixon

R

2008 | 3.7/5 | 2h 2min
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A Beautiful Mind

PG-13

2001 | 3.9/5 | 2h 15min
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Arrested Development

TV-14

2003- | 4.1/5 | 22min per episode
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Awards & Nominations for Ron Howard

2x Academy Award for Best Director National Medal of Arts Daytime Emmy Award Directors Guild of America Award Saturn Award for Best Director 2x Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries Broadcast Film Critics Association 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 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 Miniseries 2x Academy Award for Best Director 2x Academy Award for Best Picture 3x Broadcast Film Critics Association 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 Best British Film Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by An Ensemble in a Comedy Series

Movies with Ron Howard as Actor(41)

as himself2017 Laddie
as himself2007 Cannes: All Access
as himself2004 Tell Them Who You Are
as Tom Colonic (voice)2001 Osmosis Jones
as himself2000 The Independent
as Ron Howard1998 Welcome to Hollywood
as Himself, Host1997 Frank Capra's American Dream
as Opie Taylor1986 Return to Mayberry
as Lee Mackie1981 Fire on the Mountain
as Leon Cybulkowski1980 Act Of Love
as Himself/Richie Cunningham1979 Sitcom: The Adventures of Garry Marshall
as Steve Bolander1979 More American Graffiti
as Sam Freeman1977 Grand Theft Auto
as Gillom Rogers1976 The Shootist
as Hoover Niebold1976 Eat My Dust
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 Andrew Tanner1970 The Wild Country
as Chris (as Ronny Howard)1970 Smoke
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(56)

Movies with Ron Howard as Crew(81)

Production/Producer2019 Tiger & Bunny
Production/Producer2019 Tick, Tick… Boom!
Directing/Director2019 Seveneves
Directing/Director2019 Pavarotti
Production/Producer2019 Pavarotti
Production/Executive Producer2019 Backdraft 2
Directing/Director2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story
Production/Producer2018 You Can Choose Your Family
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/Producer2014 The Good Lie
Production/Executive Producer2013 Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest
Directing/Director2013 Rush
Production/Producer2013 Rush
Directing/Director2013 Jay-Z: Made in America
Production/Producer2013 Jay-Z: 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/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
Directing/Director1995 Apollo 13
Crew/Executive Music Producer1995 Apollo 13
Directing/Director1994 The Paper
Directing/Director1992 Far and Away
Writing/Screenplay1992 Far and Away
Production/Producer1992 Far and Away
Directing/Director1991 Backdraft
Directing/Director1989 Parenthood
Writing/Story1989 Parenthood
Production/Executive Producer1989 The 'Burbs
Directing/Director1988 Willow
Production/Executive Producer1988 Vibes
Directing/Director1986 Gung Ho
Production/Executive Producer1986 Gung Ho
Production/Executive Producer1986 The Lone Star Kid
Directing/Director1985 Cocoon
Directing/Director1984 Splash
Directing/Director1982 Night Shift
Directing/Director1981 Through the Magic Pyramid
Directing/Director1980 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(12)

Production/Executive Producer2017 Genius
Directing/Director2015 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/Producer1998 Felicity
Production/Producer1998 From the Earth to the Moon
Production/Producer1990 Parenthood

Additional Information

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Born: 03/01/1954 in Duncan (current age: 65)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: University of Southern California, John Burroughs High School, USC School of Cinematic Arts, Desilu Productions
Children: Bryce Dallas Howard, Paige Howard
Siblings: Clint Howard
Father: Rance Howard
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"
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:45, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 03/13/2019