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Ron Howard

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.

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Mar 1, 1954 In Duncan, Oklahoma, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Journey 1959-02-19
Latest Project:
Movie Laddie 2017-10-20
Known For
Poster of The Bold Ones: The New Doctors
Movie Laddie Himself 2017-10-20
Movie Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie Himself 2016-02-10
Series Chelsea Himself 2016-05-11
Series The Odd Couple Stanley 2015-02-19
Movie Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck Himself 2013-05-08
Movie The Arrested Development Documentary Project Himself 2013-05-02
Movie Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel himself 2011-01-21
Movie The Death and Return of Superman Max's Son 2011-11-27
Movie Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible himself 2010-11-14
Movie Cannes: All Access Himself 2007-10-27
Series The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Movie Tell Them Who You Are Himself 2004-09-06
Series Arrested Development Narrator 2003-11-02
Movie Osmosis Jones Tom Colonic (voice) 2001-08-07
Movie The Independent Himself 2000-11-10
Series The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Unknown 1999-03-30
Movie The Making of 'American Graffiti' Himself 1998-09-15
Movie Welcome to Hollywood Ron Howard 1998-10-01
Movie Frank Capra's American Dream Himself, Host 1997-01-01
Movie Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13 Himself 1996-01-01
Movie Return to Mayberry Opie Taylor 1986-04-13
Movie Bitter Harvest 1981-08-05
Movie Fire on the Mountain Lee Mackie 1981-11-23
Movie Act Of Love Leon Cybulkowski 1980-09-24
Series The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang Richie Cunningham 1980-11-08
Movie Sitcom: The Adventures of Garry Marshall Himself/Richie Cunningham 1979-01-01
Movie More American Graffiti Steve Bolander 1979-08-03
Movie Roger Corman: Hollywood's Wild Angel Himself 1978-04-06
Movie Grand Theft Auto Sam Freeman 1977-06-16
Series Donny & Marie Unknown 1976-01-23
Movie The Shootist Gillom Rogers 1976-08-11
Movie Eat My Dust Hoover Niebold 1976-04-01
Movie Huckleberry Finn Huckleberry Finn 1975-01-01
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Movie The Migrants Lyle Barlow 1974-02-04
Series Happy Days Richie Cunningham 1974-01-15
Movie Locusts Donny Fletcher 1974-10-10
Movie The Spikes Gang Les 1974-05-01
Movie American Graffiti Steve Bolander 1973-08-01
Movie Happy Mother's Day, Love George Johnny 1973-08-17
Series The Waltons Unknown 1972-09-14
Series The Smith Family Bob Smith 1971-01-20
Movie The Wild Country Andrew Tanner 1970-12-16
Series The Bold Ones: The New Doctors Unknown 1969-09-14
Series Judd for the Defense Unknown 1967-09-08
Series Gentle Ben Jody Cutler 1967-09-10
Series The Big Valley Unknown 1965-09-15
Series I Spy Alan Loden 1965-09-15
Movie Village of the Giants Genius 1965-10-20
Movie The Courtship of Eddie's Father Eddie Corbett 1963-03-27
Series The Fugitive Unknown 1963-09-17
Movie The Music Man Winthrop Paroo 1962-06-19
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Movie Five Minutes to Live Bobby Wilson 1961-12-07
Series The Andy Griffith Show Opie Taylor 1960-10-03
Series Insight 1960-10-02
Movie The Journey Billy Rhinelander 1959-02-19
Series The DuPont Show with June Allyson Unknown 1959-09-21
Series Dennis, The Menace Unknown 1959-10-04
Series The Twilight Zone Wilcox Boy 1959-10-02