Ron Howard

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Real Name: Ronald William Howard
Birth Place: Duncan, Oklahoma, USA
Birth Date: March 01, 1954
Occupation: Actor, Producer, Director

Ron Howard Biography


Ron was born in Oklahoma, into an acting family - his father had realized a boyhood dream of acting by attending the University of Oklahoma and majoring in drama, and his mother went through acting school in New York. He was in his first movie at 18 months, Frontier Woman (1956), although his first real part was at the age of 4. Soon a regular on "Playhouse 90" (1956), he was cast as Opie on "The Andy Griffith Show" (1960), and later moved from a child in Mayberry to America's teenager as Richie Cunningham in "Happy Days" (1974). The life of a child star is certainly not routine, but Ron's parents wanted his life to be as normal as possible - he attended public schools and at age 15 even took nine months off to play a basketball season. The transition from child actor to adult actor is always difficult, but for Ron the real transition was from child actor to adult director. There were some film roles, such as The Shootist (1976) for which he received a Golden Globe nomination, but his dream and now his focus was directing. He had begun shooting films at age 15 with a Super-8 camera, and after high school spent two years in a film program at the University of Southern California, but then left, feeling he could learn more from actual experience. That first film was the hardest to finance, but he struck a deal with Roger Corman - he would star in Eat My Dust (1976) and Corman would produce Grand Theft Auto (1977) which Howard would direct (he also wrote the script and starred). It was a success, and his directorial career was jump-started. Married since 1975 to his high school sweetheart, he, in 1997, is enjoying a life of telling stories as one of Hollywood's top directors.

Ron Howard Movies / TV-Shows


Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards (2017)
The Dark Tower (2017)
Genius (2017)
This Is Us (2016)
Inferno (2016)
Mars (2016)
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)
Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie (2016)
Chelsea (2016)
Breakthrough (2015)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)
In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)
The Odd Couple (2015)
Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle (2015)
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)
No No: A Dockumentary (2014)
The Good Lie (2014)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)
Champs (2014)
Nash (2013)
Curious George Swings Into Spring (2013)
Rush (2013)
The Arrested Development Documentary Project (2013)
Made in America (2013)
The Queen Latifah Show (2013)
Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012)
Restless (2011)
J. Edgar (2011)
Nightmare Next Door (2011)
From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
The Dilemma (2011)
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)
The Death and Return of Superman (2011)
America in Primetime (2011)
Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible (2010)
Parenthood (2010)
Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story (2010)
Machete Maidens Unleashed! (2010)
The Simpsons: Celebrity Friends (2010)
Conan (2010)
The Talk (2010)
Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story (2010)
The 81st Annual Academy Awards (2009)
Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas (2009)
Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! (2009)
Angels & Demons (2009)
Piers Morgan's Life Stories (2009)
The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon (2009)
Changeling (2008)
Pioneers of Television (2008)
Frost/Nixon (2008)
The Graham Norton Show (2007)
The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Curious George (2006)
Curious George (2006)
Inside Deep Throat (2005)
The Inside (2005)
The Colbert Report (2005)
Cinderella Man (2005)
The Alamo (2004)
Arrested Development (2003)
The Missing (2003)
The Ellen Show (2003)
Real Time with Bill Maher (2003)
Jimmy Kimmel (2003)
Top Gear (2002)
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Osmosis Jones (2001)
The Grinch (2000)
From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic (1999)
Edtv (1999)
Beyond the Mat (1999)
The PJs (1999)
Sports Night (1998)
Welcome to Hollywood (1998)
From the Earth to the Moon (1998)
Felicity (1998)
Frank Capra's American Dream (1997)
Inventing the Abbotts (1997)
The View (1997)
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996)
The Chamber (1996)
Everybody Loves Raymond (1996)
Ransom (1996)
Apollo 13 (1995)
MADtv (1995)
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)
The Paper (1994)
Frasier (1993)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)
Far and Away (1992)
Closet Land (1991)
The Doors (1991)
Backdraft (1991)
Parenthood (1989)
The Simpsons (1989)
The 'Burbs (1989)
Willow (1988)
Live! with Kelly (1988)
Vibes (1988)
Clean and Sober (1988)
Biography (1987)
No Man's Land (1987)
Working Class Man (1986)
Return to Mayberry (1986)
Cocoon (1985)
Into Thin Air (1985)
American Masters (1985)
Splash (1984)
Night Shift (1982)
Bitter Harvest (1981)
20/20 (1978)
Grand Theft Auto (1977)
I'm a Fool (1977)
Laverne & Shirley (1976)
Eat My Dust (1976)
The Shootist (1976)
Saturday Night Live (1975)
Happy Days (1974)
The Spikes Gang (1974)
American Graffiti (1973)
Happy Mother's Day, Love George (1973)
M*A*S*H (1972)
ABC Afterschool Specials (1972)
Great Performances (1971)
The Waltons (1971)
The Wild Country (1970)
Land of the Giants (1968)
The Big Valley (1965)
I Spy (1965)
The F.B.I. (1965)
Village of the Giants (1965)
Gomer Pyle (1964)
Daniel Boone (1964)
The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963)
The Fugitive (1963)
The Music Man (1962)
The Eleventh Hour (1962)
Five Minutes to Live (1961)
The Andy Griffith Show (1960)
Route 66 (1960)
Bonanza (1959)
The Twilight Zone (1959)
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959)
Cheyenne (1955)
Gunsmoke (1955)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954)
Make Room for Daddy (1953)
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