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Ron Howard

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:
Movie Dads 2019-09-06
Latest Project:
In the series General Electric Theater 1953-02-01
Known For
Poster of The Shootist: The Legend Lives On
Poster of Bitter Harvest
Poster of Huckleberry Finn
Poster of The Smith Family
Movie Dads Himself
Series The Movies
Movie Peanuts in Space: Secrets of Apollo 10 Himself
Movie Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies Himself
Series This Is Us Himself (uncredited)
Series Chelsea Himself
Movie Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie Himself
Series The Odd Couple Stanley
Movie And the Oscar Goes To...
Movie The Arrested Development Documentary Project Himself
Movie Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck Himself
Movie Corman's World himself
Movie The Death and Return of Superman Max's Son
Movie Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible himself
Movie Cannes: All Access Himself
Series The Graham Norton Show Himself
Series The Colbert Report Unknown
Movie Tell Them Who You Are Himself
Movie Making a 'Splash' Self - Director
Movie Weezer: Video Capture Device - Treasures from the Vault 1991-2002 Richie Cunningham ("Buddy Holly") (archive footage)
Series Arrested Development Narrator
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown
Series Real Time with Bill Maher Himself
Movie Inside a Beautiful Mind Self
Movie Osmosis Jones Tom Colonic (voice)
Movie The Shootist: The Legend Lives On The Shootist (1976) film clips
Movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas Whoville Townsperson
Movie The Independent Himself
Movie Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens – A Life in Animation
Series The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Unknown
Series Where Are They Now? Unknown
Movie From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic Himself
Movie Welcome to Hollywood Ron Howard
Movie The Making of 'American Graffiti' Himself
Series The View Unknown
Movie Frank Capra's American Dream Himself, Host
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown
Movie Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13 Himself
Series MADtv Unknown
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown
Series Frasier Stephen (voice)
Series HBO First Look Unknown
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown
Movie First Works
Series The Simpsons Unknown
Movie Return to Mayberry Opie Taylor
Movie Fire on the Mountain Lee Mackie
Movie Bitter Harvest
Series The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang Richie Cunningham
Movie Act Of Love Leon Cybulkowski
Movie More American Graffiti Steve Bolander
Movie Sitcom: The Adventures of Garry Marshall Himself/Richie Cunningham
Movie Roger Corman: Hollywood's Wild Angel Himself
Movie Grand Theft Auto Sam Freeman
Movie I'm a Fool
Series Donny & Marie Unknown
Series Laverne & Shirley Unknown
Movie Eat My Dust Hoover Niebold
Series The Captain and Tennille Unknown
Movie The Shootist Gillom Rogers
Series Battle of the Network Stars Unknown
Movie A Special: Olivia Newton-John
Series Saturday Night Live Himself - Host
Movie Huckleberry Finn Huckleberry Finn
Movie Locusts Donny Fletcher
Movie The Spikes Gang Les
Movie The Migrants Lyle Barlow
Series Happy Days Unknown
Movie Happy Mother's Day, Love George Johnny
Movie American Graffiti Steve Bolander
Series The American Film Institute Salute to ... Unknown
Series The Waltons Unknown
Series M*A*S*H Unknown
Series The Smith Family Bob Smith
Movie The Wild Country Virgil Tanner
Series The Headmaster Unknown
Movie Smoke Chris (as Ronny Howard)
Series Love, American Style Unknown
Series The Bold Ones: The New Doctors Unknown
Series Lancer Unknown
Series Land of the Giants Jodar
Movie A Boy Called Nuthin’ Richie 'Nuthin'' Caldwell
Series Gentle Ben Jody Cutler
Series Judd for the Defense Unknown
Series The Monroes Unknown
Series I Spy Alan Loden
Series The Big Valley Unknown
Series The F.B.I. Unknown
Movie Village of the Giants Genius
Series Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Unknown
Series Daniel Boone Unknown
Series The Great Adventure Unknown
Series The Fugitive Unknown
Movie The Courtship of Eddie's Father Eddie Corbett
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown
Movie The Music Man Winthrop Paroo
Movie Five Minutes to Live Bobby Wilson
Series The New Breed Unknown
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown
Series Pete and Gladys Unknown
Series Insight
Series The Andy Griffith Show Opie Taylor
Series Route 66 Unknown
Series Dennis the Menace Unknown
Series Five Fingers
Series The Twilight Zone Wilcox Boy (as Ronnie Howard)
Series Johnny Ringo Unknown
Series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis Unknown
Series The DuPont Show with June Allyson Unknown
Movie The Journey Billy Rhinelander
Series Gunsmoke Unknown
Series Lassie Unknown
Series The Danny Thomas Show Opie Taylor
Series The Oscars Unknown
Series General Electric Theater Unknown