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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 Golden Globe Awards 1944-01-20
Latest Project:
Series The Movies 2019-07-07
Known For
Poster of The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Poster of The Migrants
Series The Movies 2019-07-07
Movie Laddie Himself 2017-10-20
Movie Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie Himself 2016-02-10
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-02
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 2013-05-08
Movie Corman's World Himself - Filmmaker 2011-12-16
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 The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Series Arrested Development Narrator 2003-11-02
Movie Osmosis Jones Tom Colonic (voice) 2001-08-07
Movie Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens – A Life in Animation 2000-11-08
Movie The Independent Himself 2000-11-10
Movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas Whoville Townsperson 2000-11-17
Movie From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic Himself 1999-06-15
Movie Welcome to Hollywood Ron Howard 1998-10-01
Movie Frank Capra's American Dream Himself, Host 1997-01-01
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13 Himself 1996-01-01
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
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
Movie First Works 1989-10-10
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-16
Movie Bitter Harvest 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 Roger Corman: Hollywood's Wild Angel Himself 1978-04-06
Movie Grand Theft Auto Sam Freeman 1977-06-16
Movie Eat My Dust Hoover Niebold 1976-04-01
Series Laverne & Shirley Unknown 1976-01-27
Series Donny & Marie Unknown 1976-01-23
Movie The Shootist Gillom Rogers 1976-08-11
Series The Captain and Tennille Unknown 1976-09-20
Series Battle of the Network Stars Unknown 1976-11-13
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 Locusts Donny Fletcher 1974-10-09
Movie The Spikes Gang Les 1974-04-11
Movie American Graffiti Steve Bolander 1973-08-01
Movie Happy Mother's Day, Love George Johnny 1973-08-17
Series M*A*S*H Unknown 1972-09-17
Series The Waltons Unknown 1972-09-14
Series The Smith Family Bob Smith 1971-01-20
Movie The Wild Country Virgil Tanner 1970-12-16
Series Love, American Style Unknown 1969-09-29
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
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 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
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Movie Five Minutes to Live Bobby Wilson 1961-12-07
Series Insight 1960-10-02
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Series The Andy Griffith Show Opie Taylor 1960-10-03
Series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis Unknown 1959-09-29
Movie The Journey Billy Rhinelander 1959-02-11
Series Dennis the Menace Unknown 1959-10-04
Series Five Fingers 1959-10-04
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Series Lassie Unknown 1954-09-12
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Golden Globe Awards Unknown 1944-01-20