Ron Howard

Birthday:

03/01/1954

Place of birth:

Duncan, Oklahoma, USA:

Biography:

Ronald William Howard (born March 1, 1954) is an American filmmaker and actor. Howard first came to prominence as a child actor, guest-starring in several television series, including an episode of The Twilight Zone. He gained national attention for playing young Opie Taylor, the son of Sheriff Andy Taylor (played by Andy Griffith) in the sitcom The Andy Griffith Show from 1960 through 1968. During this time, he also appeared in the musical film The Music Man (1962), a critical and commercial success. He was credited as Ronny Howard in his film and television appearances from 1959 to 1973. Howard was cast in one of the lead roles in the coming-of-age film American Graffiti (1973), which received widespread acclaim and became one of the most profitable films in history. The following year, Howard became a household name for playing Richie Cunningham in the sitcom Happy Days, a role he would play from 1974 through 1984. Howard continued appearing in films during this time, such as the western film The Shootist (1976) and the comedy film Grand Theft Auto (1977), which also marked his directorial debut. In 1984, Howard left Happy Days to focus on directing, producing and occasionally writing variety films and television series. His films include the science-fiction/fantasy Cocoon (1985), the fantasy Willow (1988), the thriller Backdraft (1991), the historical docudrama Apollo 13 (1995), the Christmas comedy How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), the biographical drama A Beautiful Mind (2001), the biographical sports drama Cinderella Man (2005), the thriller The Da Vinci Code (2006), the historical drama Frost/Nixon (2008), Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), and the documentary Pavarotti (2019). For A Beautiful Mind, Howard won the Academy Award for Best Director and Academy Award for Best Picture. He was nominated again for the same awards for Frost/Nixon. In 2003, Howard was awarded the National Medal of Arts. He was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 2013. Howard has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions in the television and motion pictures industries. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ron Howard, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Film Credits

The Happy Days of Garry Marshall (2020)
as Himself
Dads (2019)
as Himself
Peanuts in Space: Secrets of Apollo 10 (2019)
as Himself
Laddie (2017)
as Himself
Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie (2016)
as Himself
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)
as
Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck (2013)
as Himself
The Arrested Development Documentary Project (2013)
as Himself
From Morf to Morphing: The Dawn of Digital Filmmaking (2013)
as Self - Director
Corman's World (2011)
as Himself - Filmmaker
The Death and Return of Superman (2011)
as Max's Son
Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible (2010)
as Himself
Bienvenue à Cannes (2007)
as Himself
Tell Them Who You Are (2004)
as Himself
Making a 'Splash' (2004)
as Self - Director
Weezer: Video Capture Device - Treasures from the Vault 1991-2002 (2004)
as Richie Cunningham ("Buddy Holly") (archive footage)
Inside a Beautiful Mind (2002)
as Self
Osmosis Jones (2001)
as Tom Colonic (voice)
The Shootist: The Legend Lives On (2001)
as The Shootist (1976) film clips
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
as Whoville Townsperson
The Independent (2000)
as Himself
Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens - A Life in Animation (2000)
as
From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic (1999)
as Himself
Welcome to Hollywood (1998)
as Ron Howard
The Making of 'American Graffiti' (1998)
as Himself
Frank Capra's American Dream (1997)
as Himself, Host
Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13 (1996)
as Himself
First Works (1989)
as
Willow: The Making of an Adventure (1988)
as Self - Director
Return to Mayberry (1986)
as Opie Taylor
Fire on the Mountain (1981)
as Lee Mackie
Bitter Harvest (1981)
as
Act Of Love (1980)
as Leon Cybulkowski
More American Graffiti (1979)
as Steve Bolander
Sitcom: The Adventures of Garry Marshall (1979)
as Himself
Roger Corman: Hollywood's Wild Angel (1978)
as Himself
Grand Theft Auto (1977)
as Sam Freeman
I'm a Fool (1977)
as
A Special Olivia Newton-John (1976)
as
The Shootist (1976)
as Gillom Rogers
Eat My Dust (1976)
as Hoover Niebold
Huckleberry Finn (1975)
as Huckleberry Finn
Locusts (1974)
as Donny Fletcher
The Spikes Gang (1974)
as Les
The Migrants (1974)
as Lyle Barlow
Happy Mother's Day, Love George (1973)
as Johnny
American Graffiti (1973)
as Steve Bolander
The Wild Country (1970)
as Virgil Tanner
Smoke (1970)
as Chris (as Ronny Howard)
A Boy Called Nuthin’ (1967)
as Richie 'Nuthin'' Caldwell
Village of the Giants (1965)
as Genius
The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963)
as Eddie Corbett
The Music Man (1962)
as Winthrop Paroo
Five Minutes to Live (1961)
as Bobby Wilson
The Journey (1959)
as Billy Rhinelander

Production Credits

Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band (2020)
Executive Producer
Rebuilding Paradise (2020)
Director
Rebuilding Paradise (2020)
Producer
Dads (2019)
Producer
Being Frank (2019)
Producer
Pavarotti (2019)
Director
Pavarotti (2019)
Producer
Backdraft 2 (2019)
Executive Producer
The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018)
Executive Producer
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
Director
The Dark Tower (2017)
Producer
Inferno (2016)
Director
Inferno (2016)
Producer
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)
Director
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)
Producer
In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Director
In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Producer
Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle (2015)
Executive Producer
The Good Lie (2014)
Producer
Made in America (2013)
Director
Made in America (2013)
Producer
Out of the Blue (2013)
Executive Producer
Rush (2013)
Director
Rush (2013)
Producer
Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest (2013)
Executive Producer
Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012)
Producer
Restless (2011)
Producer
Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
Producer
The Dilemma (2011)
Director
The Dilemma (2011)
Producer
Angels & Demons (2009)
Director
Angels & Demons (2009)
Producer
Frost/Nixon (2008)
Director
Frost/Nixon (2008)
Producer
Changeling (2008)
Producer
The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Director
The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Producer
Curious George (2006)
Producer
Cinderella Man (2005)
Director
Cinderella Man (2005)
Producer
Inside Deep Throat (2005)
Producer
The Alamo (2004)
Producer
The Missing (2003)
Director
The Missing (2003)
Producer
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Director
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Producer
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Director
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Producer
Beyond the Mat (1999)
Producer
Edtv (1999)
Director
Edtv (1999)
Producer
Mulholland Dr. (1999)
Executive Producer
Inventing the Abbotts (1997)
Producer
Ransom (1996)
Director
The Chamber (1996)
Producer
Apollo 13 (1995)
Executive Music Producer
Apollo 13 (1995)
Director
The Paper (1994)
Director
Far and Away (1992)
Director
Far and Away (1992)
Producer
Far and Away (1992)
Screenplay
Backdraft (1991)
Director
Parenthood (1989)
Director
Parenthood (1989)
Story
The 'Burbs (1989)
Executive Producer
Vibes (1988)
Executive Producer
Willow (1988)
Director
Gung Ho (1986)
Director
Gung Ho (1986)
Executive Producer
The Lone Star Kid (1986)
Executive Producer
Into Thin Air (1985)
Executive Producer
Cocoon (1985)
Director
Splash (1984)
Director
Night Shift (1982)
Director
Through the Magic Pyramid (1981)
Director
Skyward (1980)
Director
Cotton Candy (1978)
Director
Cotton Candy (1978)
Writer
Grand Theft Auto (1977)
Director
Grand Theft Auto (1977)
Writer
Deed of Daring-Do (1969)
Director
Cards, Cads, Guns, Gore, and Death... (1969)
Director
Old Paint (1969)
Director
Tiger & Bunny ()
Producer
Hillbilly Elegy ()
Director
Hillbilly Elegy ()
Producer
Tick, Tick… Boom! ()
Producer
Splash ()
Producer
Seveneves ()
Director
The Shrinking of Treehorn ()
Director
The Shrinking of Treehorn ()
Producer
Spy vs. Spy ()
Producer
The Fixer ()
Director
The Fixer ()
Producer
Thirteen Lives ()
Director
Thirteen Lives ()
Producer