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Ron Howard

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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Born:
Mar 1, 1954 In Duncan, Oklahoma, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
90
First Appeared:
In the series General Electric Theater 1953-02-01
Latest Project:
Movie Laddie 2017-10-20
Known For
Poster of Chelsea
Poster of Arrested Development
Poster of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Poster of The Simpsons
Filmography

Laddie (2017)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself

Frank Capra's American Dream (2018)

Series
as Unknown

Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie (2016)

Comedy
Movie
as Himself
5.7 21 votes

Chelsea (2016)

Talk
Series
as Himself
4.6 11 votes

The Arrested Development Documentary Project (2013)

Documentary Comedy
Movie
as Himself
5.9 6 votes

Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck (2013)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
4 1 votes

Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)

Documentary
Movie
as himself
7.3 19 votes

The Death and Return of Superman (2011)

Comedy
Movie
as Max's Son
5 4 votes

Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible (2010)

Documentary Animation
Movie
as himself
7.5 10 votes

The Colbert Report (2005)

News Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7 49 votes

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.3 19 votes

Arrested Development (2003)

Comedy
Series
as Narrator
8 193 votes

Osmosis Jones (2001)

Adventure Animation Action Comedy Family
Movie
as Tom Colonic (voice)
5.9 173 votes

The Independent (2000)

Comedy
Movie
as Himself
5 5 votes

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
4.5 3 votes

Where Are They Now? (1999)

Documentary
Series
as Unknown

The Making of 'American Graffiti' (1998)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
8.3 3 votes

The View (1997)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
2.6 12 votes

Frank Capra's American Dream (1997)

Movie
as Himself, Host

Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13 (1996)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996)

News Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.2 76 votes

E! True Hollywood Story (1996)

Documentary
Series
as Unknown
6.3 3 votes

MADtv (1995)

Animation Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.2 15 votes

Inside the Actors Studio (1994)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
6.8 14 votes

Frasier (1993)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.7 122 votes

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)

Talk Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.5 21 votes

HBO First Look (1992)

Documentary
Series
as Unknown
10 1 votes

The Simpsons (1989)

Animation Comedy Family
Series
as Unknown
7.2 705 votes

Bitter Harvest (1981)

Drama
Movie

Fire on the Mountain (1981)

TV Movie Drama
Movie
as Lee Mackie

The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (1980)

Animation
Series
as Richie Cunningham

Sitcom: The Adventures of Garry Marshall (1979)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself/Richie Cunningham

More American Graffiti (1979)

Comedy Drama War
Movie
as Steve Bolander
4.9 14 votes

Roger Corman: Hollywood's Wild Angel (1978)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
8 3 votes

Grand Theft Auto (1977)

Action Comedy Crime
Movie
as Sam Freeman
6.8 12 votes

Donny & Marie (1976)

Series
as Unknown

Eat My Dust (1976)

Action
Movie
as Hoover Niebold
6.3 4 votes

Laverne & Shirley (1976)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.7 11 votes

The Shootist (1976)

Action Adventure Drama Western
Movie
as Gillom Rogers
7.3 59 votes

Battle of the Network Stars (1976)

Series
as Unknown

The Captain and Tennille (1976)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown

Huckleberry Finn (1975)

Movie
as Huckleberry Finn
10 1 votes

Saturday Night Live (1975)

Comedy Music
Series
as Unknown
6.3 79 votes

The Migrants (1974)

Drama TV Movie
Movie
as Lyle Barlow
7 1 votes

Happy Days (1974)

Comedy
Series
as Richie Cunningham
7.2 36 votes

The Spikes Gang (1974)

Action Western
Movie
as Les
5.7 6 votes

Locusts (1974)

Drama
Movie
as Donny Fletcher

American Graffiti (1973)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Steve Bolander
6.9 226 votes

The American Film Institute Salute to ... (1973)

Series
as Unknown

Happy Mother's Day, Love George (1973)

Drama Mystery Thriller
Movie
as Johnny

The Waltons (1972)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.7 18 votes

M*A*S*H (1972)

Drama Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.7 121 votes

The Smith Family (1971)

Series
as Bob Smith

The Headmaster (1970)

Comedy Drama
Series
as Unknown

Smoke (1970)

Drama Adventure Family
Movie
as Chris (as Ronny Howard)

The Wild Country (1970)

Adventure Family Western
Movie
as Andrew Tanner
6 1 votes

The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (1969)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Love, American Style (1969)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.2 5 votes

Lancer (1968)

Western
Series
as Unknown
0.5 1 votes

Judd for the Defense (1967)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Gentle Ben (1967)

Family
Series
as Jody Cutler
5 4 votes

The Monroes (1966)

Western
Series
as Unknown

The Big Valley (1965)

Western
Series
as Unknown
5.5 4 votes

I Spy (1965)

Action & Adventure
Series
as Alan Loden
6.9 9 votes

Village of the Giants (1965)

Science Fiction
Movie
as Genius
3.5 7 votes

The F.B.I. (1965)

Drama Crime
Series
as Unknown
4.4 5 votes

Daniel Boone (1964)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
5.8 5 votes

Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (1964)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.8 11 votes

The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963)

Drama Comedy Romance Family
Movie
as Eddie Corbett
4.7 7 votes

The Fugitive (1963)

Action & Adventure Drama Mystery
Series
as Unknown
8.1 10 votes

The Great Adventure (1963)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Music Man (1962)

Comedy Music Family
Movie
as Winthrop Paroo
6.4 32 votes

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
9.1 12 votes

Dr. Kildare (1961)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
5.6 5 votes

The New Breed (1961)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
9 1 votes

Door-to-Door Maniac (1961)

Crime Thriller
Movie
as Bobby Wilson
6 2 votes

Pete and Gladys (1960)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
8 1 votes

Insight (1960)

Drama
Series

The Andy Griffith Show (1960)

Comedy
Series
as Opie Taylor
7.6 25 votes

Route 66 (1960)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.3 5 votes

The DuPont Show with June Allyson (1959)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6 1 votes

The Journey (1959)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Billy Rhinelander
7.3 8 votes

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6 2 votes

Five Fingers (1959)

Drama
Series

Dennis, The Menace (1959)

Comedy Family
Series
as Unknown
6.8 9 votes

Johnny Ringo (1959)

Western
Series
as Unknown
6 1 votes

Gunsmoke (1955)

Western Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
6.4 16 votes

Lassie (1954)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
3.9 8 votes

General Electric Theater (1953)

Comedy Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Academy Awards (1953)

Series
as Unknown
6.7 10 votes