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Ron Howard (I)

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 ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 32 wins & 60 nominations. See more awards »

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TV commercial, "The Taste That Brings You Home," for Gold Peak Tea (voiceover). See more »

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

Alternate Names:

Ronnie Howard | Ronny Howard


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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I've always been interested in the Depression as this very dramatic pivotal period in American history. My dad grew up on a farm in Oklahoma and remembers playing with his toy tractor under the table while the local farmers talked with his grandfather about forming a local militia to protect the crops because they were afraid unemployed people from the town would come in and grab the crops. See more »


As of July, 2012, after the death of Andy Griffith on July 3, 2012, Don Knotts on February 24, 2006, and George Lindsey (Goober) on May 12, 2012, 'Ron Howard (I) is the youngest regular cast member, and one of only three regular or recurring (over 20 episodes portraying the same character) surviving cast members of The Andy Griffith Show (1960), along with surviving cast members Jim Nabors (Gomer... See more »


Frequently uses music by James Horner and songs by 'Randy Newman' See more »

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