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Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is one of this generation's most popular directors. From the critically acclaimed dramas A Beautiful Mind (2001) and Apollo 13 (1995) to the hit comedies Parenthood (1989) and Splash (1984), he has created some of Hollywood's most memorable films. Howard directed and produced Cinderella Man (2005) starring... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 37 wins & 72 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Arrested Development
Arrested Development Narrator / Ron Howard / Himself
(2003-2018)
A Beautiful Mind
A Beautiful Mind Man at Governors' Ball
(2001)
Apollo 13
Apollo 13 Director
(1995)
In the Heart of the Sea
(2015)

Filmography

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 2003-2018 Arrested Development (TV Series)
Narrator / Ron Howard
- Episode #5.1 (2018) ... Narrator
- Blockheads (2013) ... Ron Howard / Narrator
- Off the Hook (2013) ... Narrator (voice, uncredited)
- Señoritis (2013) ... Narrator (voice, uncredited)
- It Gets Better (2013) ... Ron Howard / Narrator
 2017 This Is Us (TV Series)
Ron Howard
- Déjà Vu (2017) ... Ron Howard (uncredited)
- A Father's Advice (2017) ... Ron Howard (uncredited)
 2016 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Stanley
- Taffy Days (2016) ... Stanley
 2016 Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie (TV Movie)
Ron Howard
 2016 Nightmare Next Door (TV Series documentary)
Dan Short
- Money Hunger (2016) ... Dan Short
 2014 Gold Peak Tea: Home-Brewed Taste (Video short) (voice)
 2011 The Death and Return of Superman (Short)
Max's Son
 2011 From Up on Poppy Hill
Philosophy Club President (English version, voice)
 2009 Jamie Foxx Ft. T-Pain: Blame It (Video short)
Ron Howard
 2001 A Beautiful Mind
Man at Governors' Ball (uncredited)
 2001 Osmosis Jones
Tom Colonic (voice)
 2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Whoville Townsperson (uncredited)
 1998-1999 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Ron Howard
- Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder (1999) ... Ron Howard (voice)
- When You Dish Upon a Star (1998) ... Ron Howard (voice)
 1999 Frasier (TV Series)
Stephen
- Good Samaritan (1999) ... Stephen (voice)
 1998 Welcome to Hollywood
Ron Howard
 1986 Return to Mayberry (TV Movie)
Opie Taylor
 1974-1984 Happy Days (TV Series)
Richie Cunningham / Asst. DA Cecil Cunningham
- Passages: Part 2 (1984) ... Richie Cunningham
- Welcome Home: Part 2 (1983) ... Richie Cunningham
- Welcome Home: Part 1 (1983) ... Richie Cunningham
- Ralph's Family Problem (1980) ... Richie Cunningham
- The Roaring Twenties (1980) ... Richie Cunningham / Asst. DA Cecil Cunningham
 1983 When Your Lover Leaves (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 1982 Night Shift
Annoying Sax Player / Boy Making out with Girlfriend in Front of Chuck's Apartment (uncredited)
 1980-1981 The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (TV Series)
Richie Cunningham / Henchman
- Give Me a Hand - Something's Afoot (1981) ... Richie Cunningham (voice)
- All This and Timbuktu (1981) ... Richie Cunningham (voice)
- Around the World in 80 Ways (1981) ... Richie Cunningham (voice)
- Perilous Pauline (1981) ... Richie Cunningham (voice)
- There's No Place Like Rome (1981) ... Richie Cunningham (voice)
 1981 Fire on the Mountain (TV Movie)
Lee Mackie
 1975-1981 Insight (TV Series)
Joe / Connie
- The Needle's Eye (1981) ... Joe
- Somewhere Before (1975) ... Connie
 1981 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Contestant #2
- George Kennedy/Miles Davis (1981) ... Contestant #2 (uncredited)
 1981 Bitter Harvest (TV Movie)
Ned De Vries
 1980 Act of Love (TV Movie)
Leon Cybulkowski
 1976-1979 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series)
Richie Cunningham
- Shotgun Wedding: Part 2 (1979) ... Richie Cunningham
- Excuse Me, May I Cut In? (1976) ... Richie Cunningham
 1979 More American Graffiti
Steve Bolander
 1977 Grand Theft Auto
Sam Freeman
 1977 I'm a Fool (TV Movie)
Andy
 1976 The Shootist
Gillom Rogers
 1976 Eat My Dust
Hoover Niebold
 1976 The First Nudie Musical
Auditioning Actor (uncredited)
 1975 Huckleberry Finn (TV Movie)
Huckleberry Finn
 1967-1975 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Chris / Virgil / Nuthin / ...
- Wild Country: Part 2 (1975) ... Virgil (as Ronny Howard)
- Smoke: Part 2 (1970) ... Chris (as Ronny Howard)
- Smoke: Part 1 (1970) ... Chris (as Ronny Howard)
- A Boy Called Nuthin': Part 2 (1967) ... Nuthin (as Ronny Howard)
- A Boy Called Nuthin': Part 1 (1967) ... Richie 'Nuthin'' Caldwell (as Ronny Howard)
 1974 Locusts (TV Movie)
Donny Fletcher
 1974 The Spikes Gang
Les
 1974 The Migrants (TV Movie)
Lyle Barlow
 1974 The Waltons (TV Series)
Seth Turner
- The Gift (1974) ... Seth Turner
 1973 Happy Mother's Day, Love George
Johnny Hanson
 1973 American Graffiti
Steve (as Ronny Howard)
 1973 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Wendell
- Sometimes You Hear the Bullet (1973) ... Wendell (as Ronny Howard)
 1972 Bonanza (TV Series)
Ted Hoag
- The Initiation (1972) ... Ted Hoag (as Ronny Howard)
 1971-1972 The Smith Family (TV Series)
Bob Smith
- Father-In-Law (1972) ... Bob Smith
- Homecoming (1972) ... Bob Smith
- Ten O'Clock and All Is Well (1972) ... Bob Smith
- Rogue Cop (1972) ... Bob Smith
- My Mother, the Star (1972) ... Bob Smith
 1972 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Cory Merlino
- Discovery at Fourteen (1972) ... Cory Merlino (as Ronny Howard)
 1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Richie Cunningham (segment "Love and Happy Days")
- Love and the Happy Days/Love and the Newscasters (1972) ... Richie Cunningham (segment "Love and Happy Days") (as Ronny Howard)
 1970 The Wild Country
Virgil Tanner (as Ronny Howard)
 1970 Lassie (TV Series)
Gary
- Here Comes Glory!: Part 2 (1970) ... Gary (as Ronny Howard)
- Here Comes Glory!: Part 1 (1970) ... Gary (as Ronny Howard)
 1970 Headmaster (TV Series)
Tony Landis
 1970 Smoke (TV Movie)
Chris (as Ronny Howard)
 1969 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Jamie Barker
- Charlie Noon (1969) ... Jamie Barker (as Ronny Howard)
 1967-1969 Gentle Ben (TV Series)
Jerry / Jody Cutler
- The Bully (1969) ... Jerry (as Ronny Howard)
- Green-Eyed Bear (1967) ... Jody Cutler (as Ronny Howard)
 1968-1969 Lancer (TV Series)
Turk Caudle / Willy
- The Measure of a Man (1969) ... Turk Caudle (as Ronny Howard)
- Jelly (1968) ... Willy (as Ronny Howard)
 1969 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Luke
- A Man Before His Time (1969) ... Luke (as Ronny Howard)
 1969 Land of the Giants (TV Series)
Jodar
- Genius at Work (1969) ... Jodar (as Ronny Howard)
 1969 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Phil Beeton
- Between the Dark and the Daylight (1969) ... Phil Beeton (as Ronny Howard)
 1968 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Jess Orkin
- The Runaways (1968) ... Jess Orkin (as Ronny Howard)
 1968 Mayberry R.F.D. (TV Series)
Opie Taylor
- Andy and Helen Get Married (1968) ... Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
 1960-1968 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Opie Taylor
- Mayberry R.F.D. (1968) ... Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard, credit only)
- A Girl for Goober (1968) ... Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
- Opie and Mike (1968) ... Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
- Sam for Town Council (1968) ... Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
- Emmett's Anniversary (1968) ... Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
 1966-1968 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Opie Taylor
- Gomer Goes Home (1968) ... Opie Taylor (uncredited)
- Opie Joins the Marines (1966) ... Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
 1967 The Monroes (TV Series)
Timothy Prescott
- Teaching the Tiger to Purr (1967) ... Timothy Prescott (as Ronny Howard)
 1966 I Spy (TV Series)
Alan Loden
- Little Boy Lost (1966) ... Alan Loden (as Ronnie Howard)
 1965 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Tommy
- Night of the Wolf (1965) ... Tommy (as Ronny Howard)
 1965 Village of the Giants
Genius (as Ronny Howard)
 1964 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Gus
- Cry Uncle (1964) ... Gus (as Ronny Howard)
 1964 Valentine's Day (TV Series)
Jack
- The Old School Tie (1964) ... Jack (as Ronny Howard)
 1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Jerry Prentice
- A Candle in the Window (1964) ... Jerry Prentice (as Ronny Howard)
 1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Daniel Waterhouse
- Plague (1964) ... Daniel Waterhouse (as Ronny Howard)
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Barry Stewart
- Is Mr. Martian Coming Back? (1963) ... Barry Stewart (as Ronny Howard)
 1963 The Courtship of Eddie's Father
Eddie Corbett (as Ronny Howard)
 1962 Route 66 (TV Series)
Chet Duncan
- Poor Little Kangaroo Rat (1962) ... Chet Duncan (as Ronny Howard)
 1962 The Music Man
Winthrop Paroo (as Ronny Howard)
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
Tommy Simms
- So Dark the Night (1962) ... Tommy Simms (as Ronny Howard)
 1959-1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Randy / Barnaby Baxter
- Tippy-Top (1961) ... Randy (as Ronny Howard)
- Mr. O'Malley (1959) ... Barnaby Baxter (as Ronny Howard)
 1961 Five Minutes to Live
Bobby Wilson (as Ronnie Howard)
 1959-1961 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series)
Little Boy with Ray Gun / Little Boy Eating Candy Bar / Dan Adams / ...
- Take Me to Your Leader (1961) ... Little Boy with Ray Gun (as Ronnie Howard)
- Where There's a Will (1960) ... Little Boy Eating Candy Bar (as Ronny Howard)
- Room at the Bottom (1960) ... Dan Adams (as Ronny Howard)
- Dobie's Birthday Party (1959) ... Georgie (as Ronny Howard)
 1960 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
Tommy
- The Goat Story (1960) ... Tommy
 1960 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Timmy
- Counterfeit Gun (1960) ... Timmy (uncredited)
 1959-1960 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Stewart
- Dennis by Proxy (1960) ... Stewart (as Ronny Howard)
- The Party Line (1960) ... Stewart (uncredited)
- Mr. Wilson's Sister (1960) ... Stewart (uncredited)
- Dennis Haunts a House (1960) ... Stewart (as Ronny Howard)
- The Fishing Trip (1959) ... Stewart (as Ronny Howard)
 1960 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Joey
- Episode #9.25 (1960) ... Joey
 1960 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Opie Taylor
- Danny Meets Andy Griffith (1960) ... Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
 1959 Hennesey (TV Series)
Walker
- The Baby Sitter (1959) ... Walker
 1959 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Wim Wegless
- Child Lost (1959) ... Wim Wegless (as Ronny Howard)
 1959 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Wilcox Boy
- Walking Distance (1959) ... Wilcox Boy (as Ronnie Howard)
 1959 Johnny Ringo (TV Series)
Ricky Parrott
- The Accused (1959) ... Ricky Parrott (uncredited)
 1959 Five Fingers (TV Series)
- Station Break (1959) ... (as Ronny Howard)
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
- Dark December (1959) ... (as Ronny Howard)
 1959 The Journey
Billy Rhinelander (as Ronny Howard)
 1956 Frontier Woman
Bit Part (uncredited)
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Show Show Director (42 credits)
Show Show Writer (5 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (5 credits)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
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Show Show Thanks (15 credits)
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Co-host of the video for Universal Studios Hollywood Tram Ride See more »

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1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 18 Interviews | 11 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Ronnie Howard | Ronny Howard

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the death of James Garner]: Garner was a hell of a driver. He truly was a "man's man". See more »

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Ranked #7 in VH1's of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars". See more »

Trademark:

Frequently casts Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Russell Crowe and Michael Keaton. See more »

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