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Ron Howard

1954-03-01 Duncan, Oklahoma, USA

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Ronald William Howard (born March 1, 1954) is an American filmmaker and actor. Howard first came to prominence as a child actor, guest-starring in several television series, including an episode of The Twilight Zone. He gained 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. He was credited as Ronny Howard in his film and television appearances from 1959 to 1973. Howard was cast in one of the lead roles in the coming-of-age film American Graffiti (1973), which received widespread acclaim and became one of the most profitable films in history. The following year, Howard became a household name for playing Richie Cunningham in the sitcom Happy Days, a role he would play from 1974 through 1984. Howard continued appearing in films during this time, such as the western film The Shootist (1976) and the comedy film Grand Theft Auto (1977), which also marked his directorial debut. In 1984, Howard left Happy Days to focus on directing, producing and occasionally writing variety films and television series. His films include the science-fiction/fantasy Cocoon (1985), the fantasy Willow (1988), the thriller Backdraft (1991), the historical docudrama Apollo 13 (1995), the Christmas comedy How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), the biographical drama A Beautiful Mind (2001), the biographical sports drama Cinderella Man (2005), the thriller The Da Vinci Code (2006), the historical drama Frost/Nixon (2008), Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), and the documentary Pavarotti (2019). For A Beautiful Mind, Howard won the Academy Award for Best Director and Academy Award for Best Picture. He was nominated again for the same awards for Frost/Nixon. In 2003, Howard was awarded the National Medal of Arts. He was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 2013. Howard has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions in the television and motion pictures industries. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ron Howard, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


The Happy Days of Garry Marshall Himself 2020-05-12
Dads Himself 2019-09-06
Peanuts in Space: Secrets of Apollo 10 Himself 2019-05-18
Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies Himself 2017-11-12
Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie Himself 2016-02-10
And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-01
Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck Self 2013-04-28
The Arrested Development Documentary Project Himself 2013-05-02
From Morf to Morphing: The Dawn of Digital Filmmaking Self - Director 2013-04-05
Corman's World Himself - Filmmaker 2011-12-16
Classic TV Bloopers Uncensored Himself 2011-01-01
The Death and Return of Superman Max's Son 2011-11-27
Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible Himself 2010-11-12
Bienvenue à Cannes Self 2007-10-27
Weezer: Video Capture Device - Treasures from the Vault 1991-2002 Richie Cunningham ("Buddy Holly") (archive footage) 2004-03-23
Making a 'Splash' Self - Director 2004-03-30
Tell Them Who You Are Himself 2004-09-06
Christopher Plummer: A Man For All Stages Self 2002-11-07
Inside a Beautiful Mind Self 2002-03-03
The Shootist: The Legend Lives On The Shootist (1976) film clips 2001-07-24
Osmosis Jones Tom Colonic (voice) 2001-08-10
How the Grinch Stole Christmas Whoville Townsperson (uncredited) 2000-11-17
Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens - A Life in Animation 2000-11-08
The Independent Himself 2000-11-10
The Directors: The Films of Roger Corman self 1999-02-01
From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic Himself 1999-06-15
The Making of 'American Graffiti' Himself 1998-09-15
Welcome to Hollywood Ron Howard 1998-10-01
Star Wars: The Magic & the Mystery Self 1997-02-06
Frank Capra's American Dream Himself, Host 1997-01-01
Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13 Himself 1996-01-01
First Works 1989-10-10
Willow: The Making of an Adventure Self - Director 1988-04-26
Return to Mayberry Opie Taylor 1986-04-13
Bitter Harvest Ned De Vries 1981-08-05
Fire on the Mountain Lee Mackie 1981-11-23
Act Of Love Leon Cybulkowski 1980-09-24
Sitcom: The Adventures of Garry Marshall Himself 1979-01-01
A Walking Tour of Sesame Street Richie Cunningham (archive footage) 1979-03-01
More American Graffiti Steve Bolander 1979-08-03
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda Himself 1978-03-15
Roger Corman: Hollywood's Wild Angel Himself 1978-04-06
I'm a Fool 1977-04-05
Grand Theft Auto Sam Freeman 1977-06-16
The Shootist Gillom Rogers 1976-08-11
A Special: Olivia Newton-John 1976-11-17
Eat My Dust Hoover Niebold 1976-04-01
Huckleberry Finn Huckleberry Finn 1975-03-25
The Spikes Gang Les 1974-04-11
The Migrants Lyle Barlow 1974-02-04
Locusts Donny Fletcher 1974-10-09
Happy Mother's Day, Love George Johnny 1973-08-17
American Graffiti Steve Bolander 1973-08-01
Smoke Chris (as Ronny Howard) 1970-02-01
The Wild Country Virgil Tanner 1970-12-16
A Boy Called Nuthin’ Richie 'Nuthin'' Caldwell 1967-12-10
Village of the Giants Genius 1965-10-20
The Courtship of Eddie's Father Eddie Corbett 1963-03-27
The Music Man Winthrop Paroo 1962-06-19
Five Minutes to Live Bobby Wilson 1961-12-07
The Journey Billy Rhinelander 1959-02-11