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Ron Howard

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   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 series General Electric Theater 1953-02-01
Latest Project:
Series The Movies 2019-07-07
Known For
Poster of The American Film Institute Salute to ...
Poster of Dr. Kildare
Poster of Five Fingers
Poster of The DuPont Show with June Allyson
Series The Movies 2019-07-07
Movie Peanuts in Space: Secrets of Apollo 10 Himself 2019-05-18
Series Frank Capra's American Dream Unknown 2017
Movie Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies Himself 2017-11-12
Movie Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie Himself 2016-02-10
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-01
Movie The Arrested Development Documentary Project Himself 2013-05-02
Movie Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck Himself 2013-04-28
Movie The Death and Return of Superman Max's Son 2011-11-27
Movie Corman's World Himself - Filmmaker 2011-12-16
Movie Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible Himself 2010-11-12
Movie Cannes: All Access Self 2007-10-27
Series The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Movie Tell Them Who You Are Himself 2004-09-06
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Series Arrested Development Narrator 2003-11-02
Movie Osmosis Jones Tom Colonic (voice) 2001-08-10
Movie The Independent Himself 2000-11-10
Movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas Whoville Townsperson (uncredited) 2000-11-17
Series The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Unknown 1999-03-30
Series Where Are They Now? Unknown 1999-06-07
Movie From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic Himself 1999-06-15
Movie The Making of 'American Graffiti' Himself 1998-09-15
Movie Welcome to Hollywood Ron Howard 1998-10-01
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Frank Capra's American Dream Himself, Host 1997-01-01
Movie Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13 Himself 1996-01-01
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Series MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Series Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series HBO First Look Unknown 1992-06-12
Movie First Works 1989-10-10
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Movie Fire on the Mountain Lee Mackie 1981-11-23
Movie Bitter Harvest Ned De Vries 1981-08-05
Series The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang Richie Cunningham 1980-11-08
Movie Sitcom: The Adventures of Garry Marshall Himself 1979-01-01
Movie More American Graffiti Steve Bolander 1979-08-03
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda Himself 1978-03-15
Movie Roger Corman: Hollywood's Wild Angel Himself 1978-04-06
Movie Grand Theft Auto Sam Freeman 1977-06-16
Series Laverne & Shirley Unknown 1976-01-27
Movie Eat My Dust Hoover Niebold 1976-04-01
Series Donny & Marie Unknown 1976-01-23
Movie The Shootist Gillom Rogers 1976-08-11
Series Battle of the Network Stars Unknown 1976-11-13
Series The Captain and Tennille Unknown 1976-09-20
Movie Huckleberry Finn Huckleberry Finn 1975-03-25
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Happy Days Richie Cunningham 1974-01-15
Movie The Migrants Lyle Barlow 1974-02-04
Movie The Spikes Gang Les 1974-04-11
Movie Locusts Donny Fletcher 1974-10-09
Series The American Film Institute Salute to ... Unknown 1973-04-02
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 M*A*S*H Unknown 1972-09-17
Series The Smith Family Bob Smith 1971-01-20
Movie Smoke Chris (as Ronny Howard) 1970-02-01
Movie The Wild Country Virgil Tanner 1970-12-16
Series The Headmaster Unknown 1970-09-18
Series The Bold Ones: The New Doctors Unknown 1969-09-14
Series Love, American Style Unknown 1969-09-29
Series Lancer Unknown 1968-09-24
Series Judd for the Defense Unknown 1967-09-08
Series Gentle Ben Jody Cutler 1967-09-10
Series The Monroes Unknown 1966-09-07
Series I Spy Alan Loden 1965-09-15
Series The Big Valley Unknown 1965-09-15
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Movie Village of the Giants Genius 1965-10-20
Series Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
Series Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Unknown 1964-09-25
Movie The Courtship of Eddie's Father Eddie Corbett 1963-03-27
Series The Great Adventure Unknown 1963-09-27
Series The Fugitive Unknown 1963-09-17
Movie The Music Man Winthrop Paroo 1962-06-19
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01
Movie Five Minutes to Live Bobby Wilson 1961-12-07
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Series The New Breed Unknown 1961-10-03
Series Insight 1960-10-02
Series Pete and Gladys Unknown 1960-09-19
Series The Andy Griffith Show Opie Taylor 1960-10-03
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Movie The Journey Billy Rhinelander 1959-02-11
Series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis Unknown 1959-09-29
Series The DuPont Show with June Allyson Unknown 1959-09-21
Series Dennis the Menace Unknown 1959-10-04
Series Five Fingers 1959-10-04
Series Johnny Ringo Unknown 1959-10-02
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Series Lassie Unknown 1954-09-12
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18