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Ron was born in Oklahoma, into an acting family - his father, Rance Howard, had realized a boyhood dream of acting by attending the University of Oklahoma and majoring in drama, and his mother, Jean Speegle Howard, went through acting school in New York. The family surname had been changed from "Beckenholdt" to "Howard" several years before Ron ... See full bio »

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 2003-2013 Arrested Development (TV Series)
Narrator / Ron Howard
- Blockheads (2013) ... Narrator / Ron Howard
- Off the Hook (2013) ... Narrator (voice, uncredited)
- Señoritis (2013) ... Narrator (voice, uncredited)
- It Gets Better (2013) ... Ron Howard / Narrator
- Smashed (2013) ... Narrator / Ron Howard
 2011 The Death and Return of Superman (Short)
Max's Son
 2011 From Up on Poppy Hill
Philosophy Club President (English version, voice)
 2001 A Beautiful Mind
Man at Gouverners Ball (uncredited)
 2001 Osmosis Jones
Tom Colonic (voice)
 1999 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Ron Howard
- Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder (1999) ... Ron Howard (voice)
 1999 Frasier (TV Series)
Stephen
- Good Samaritan (1999) ... Stephen (voice)
 1986 Return to Mayberry (TV Movie)
Opie Taylor
 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)
 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
 1977 Grand Theft Auto
Sam Freeman
 1977 I'm a Fool (TV Movie)
Andy
 1976 Eat My Dust
Hoover Niebold
 1976 The First Nudie Musical
Auditioning actor (uncredited)
 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 American Graffiti
Steve (as Ronny Howard)
 1972 Bonanza (TV Series)
Ted Hoag
- The Initiation (1972) ... Ted Hoag (as Ronny Howard)
 1972 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Cory Merlino
- Discovery at Fourteen (1972) ... Cory Merlino (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 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)
 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 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 Soundtrack (4 credits)
Show Show Writer (5 credits)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
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Show Show Thanks (12 credits)
Show Show Self (186 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (27 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Debuted at age eighteen months in a production of "The Seven Year Itch" produced in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 14 Interviews | 10 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Ronnie Howard | Ronny Howard

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on preparing his actors to look comfortable as Formula One drivers] That was something they were going to have to be good at, because you have to have enough command of the car to come driving in fast, hot, with people there and pull in to a precise spot. And I wanted to be able to move the camera in and have them flip the visor up and see they were driving. It was the one place you could ... See more »

Trivia:

Is apparently a big fan of cricket. Attended the final Ashes test match between England vs. Australia on 12th September 2005 whilst filming The Da Vinci Code (2006), and was spotted mingling with players in the Australian dressing room. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently casts father Rance Howard and brother Clint Howard in supporting roles. See more »

Star Sign:

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