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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)
Genius (2017)
The Dark Tower (2017)
The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards (2017)
Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie (2016)
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)
Mars (2016)
Inferno (2016)
This Is Us (2016)
Chelsea (2016)
In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Breakthrough (2015)
The Odd Couple (2015)
Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle (2015)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)
The Good Lie (2014)
Champs (2014)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)
No No: A Dockumentary (2014)
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)
Rush (2013)
Made in America (2013)
The Arrested Development Documentary Project (2013)
Curious George Swings Into Spring (2013)
The Queen Latifah Show (2013)
Nash (2013)
Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012)
Restless (2011)
Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
The Dilemma (2011)
J. Edgar (2011)
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)
From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
America in Primetime (2011)
The Death and Return of Superman (2011)
Nightmare Next Door (2011)
Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story (2010)
The Simpsons: Celebrity Friends (2010)
Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story (2010)
Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible (2010)
The Talk (2010)
Conan (2010)
Parenthood (2010)
Machete Maidens Unleashed! (2010)
Angels & Demons (2009)
Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! (2009)
The 81st Annual Academy Awards (2009)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)
Piers Morgan's Life Stories (2009)
Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas (2009)
Watch What Happens: Live (2009)
Changeling (2008)
Frost/Nixon (2008)
Pioneers of Television (2008)
The Graham Norton Show (2007)
The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Curious George (2006)
Curious George (2006)
Cinderella Man (2005)
Inside Deep Throat (2005)
The Colbert Report (2005)
The Inside (2005)
The Alamo (2004)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
The Missing (2003)
Arrested Development (2003)
Real Time with Bill Maher (2003)
Top Gear (2002)
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Osmosis Jones (2001)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Edtv (1999)
From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic (1999)
Beyond the Mat (1999)
The PJs (1999)
From the Earth to the Moon (1998)
Felicity (1998)
Sports Night (1998)
Welcome to Hollywood (1998)
Inventing the Abbotts (1997)
Frank Capra's American Dream (1997)
The View (1997)
The Daily Show (1996)
Ransom (1996)
The Chamber (1996)
Everybody Loves Raymond (1996)
Apollo 13 (1995)
MADtv (1995)
The Paper (1994)
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)
Frasier (1993)
Far and Away (1992)
The Doors (1991)
Backdraft (1991)
Closet Land (1991)
The Simpsons (1989)
Parenthood (1989)
The 'Burbs (1989)
Willow (1988)
Clean and Sober (1988)
Vibes (1988)
No Man's Land (1987)
Biography (1987)
Gung Ho (1986)
Return to Mayberry (1986)
Cocoon (1985)
American Masters (1985)
Into Thin Air (1985)
Splash (1983)
Live with Kelly and Ryan (1983)
Night Shift (1982)
Bitter Harvest (1981)
CBS News Sunday Morning (1979)
20/20 (1978)
Grand Theft Auto (1977)
I'm a Fool (1977)
The Shootist (1976)
Eat My Dust (1976)
Laverne & Shirley (1976)
Saturday Night Live (1975)
The Spikes Gang (1974)
Happy Days (1974)
American Graffiti (1973)
Happy Mother's Day, Love George (1973)
M*A*S*H (1972)
The Waltons (1972)
ABC Afterschool Specials (1972)
Great Performances (1971)
The Wild Country (1970)
Land of the Giants (1968)
Village of the Giants (1965)
I Spy (1965)
The Big Valley (1965)
The F.B.I. (1965)
Daniel Boone (1964)
Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964)
The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963)
The Fugitive (1963)
The Music Man (1962)
The Eleventh Hour (1962)
Five Minutes to Live (1961)
Route 66 (1960)
The Andy Griffith Show (1960)
Bonanza (1959)
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959)
The Twilight Zone (1959)
Gunsmoke (1955)
Cheyenne (1955)
The Magical World of Disney (1954)
The Danny Thomas Show (1953)
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