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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 made his directorial debut in 1978 with the comedy ... See full bio »

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Known For

Arrested Development
Arrested Development Narrator / Ron Howard / Himself
A Beautiful Mind
A Beautiful Mind Man at Governors' Ball
Apollo 13
Apollo 13 Director
Frost/Nixon Producer


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 2003-2018 Arrested Development (TV Series)
Narrator / Ron Howard
 2017-2018 This Is Us (TV Series)
Ron Howard
 2016 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
 2016 Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie (TV Movie)
Ron Howard
 2016 Nightmare Next Door (TV Series documentary)
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
 1999 Frasier (TV Series)
 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
 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
 1981 Fire on the Mountain (TV Movie)
Lee Mackie
 1975-1981 Insight (TV Series)
Joe / Connie
 1981 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Contestant #2
 1981 Bitter Harvest (TV Movie)
Ned De Vries
 1980 Act of Love (TV Movie)
Leon Cybulkowski
 1976-1979 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series)
Richie Cunningham
 1979 More American Graffiti
Steve Bolander
 1977 Grand Theft Auto
Sam Freeman
 1977 I'm a Fool (TV Movie)
 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 / ...
 1974 Locusts (TV Movie)
Donny Fletcher
 1974 The Spikes Gang
 1974 The Migrants (TV Movie)
Lyle Barlow
 1974 The Waltons (TV Series)
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)
 1972 Bonanza (TV Series)
Ted Hoag
 1971-1972 The Smith Family (TV Series)
Bob Smith
 1972 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Cory Merlino
 1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Richie Cunningham (segment "Love and Happy Days")
 1970 The Wild Country
Virgil Tanner (as Ronny Howard)
 1970 Lassie (TV Series)
 1970 Headmaster (TV Series)
Tony Landis
 1970 Smoke (TV Movie)
Chris (as Ronny Howard)
 1969 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Jamie Barker
 1967-1969 Gentle Ben (TV Series)
Jerry / Jody Cutler
 1968-1969 Lancer (TV Series)
Turk Caudle / Willy
 1969 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
 1969 Land of the Giants (TV Series)
 1969 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Phil Beeton
 1968 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Jess Orkin
 1968 Mayberry R.F.D. (TV Series)
Opie Taylor
 1960-1968 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Opie Taylor
 1966-1968 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Opie Taylor
 1967 The Monroes (TV Series)
Timothy Prescott
 1966 I Spy (TV Series)
Alan Loden
 1965 The Big Valley (TV Series)
 1965 Village of the Giants
Genius (as Ronny Howard)
 1964 The Fugitive (TV Series)
 1964 Valentine's Day (TV Series)
 1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Jerry Prentice
 1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Daniel Waterhouse
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Barry Stewart
 1963 The Courtship of Eddie's Father
Eddie Corbett (as Ronny Howard)
 1962 Route 66 (TV Series)
Chet Duncan
 1962 The Music Man
Winthrop Paroo (as Ronny Howard)
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
Tommy Simms
 1959-1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Randy / Barnaby Baxter
 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 / ...
 1960 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
 1960 Cheyenne (TV Series)
 1959-1960 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
 1960 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
 1960 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Opie Taylor
 1959 Hennesey (TV Series)
 1959 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Wim Weglers
 1959 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Wilcox Boy
 1959 Johnny Ringo (TV Series)
Ricky Parrott
 1959 Five Fingers (TV Series)
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
 1959 The Journey
Billy Rhinelander (as Ronny Howard)
 1956 Frontier Woman
Bit Part (uncredited)
Show Show Producer (89 credits)
Show Show Director (42 credits)
Show Show Writer (5 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (5 credits)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (16 credits)
Show Show Self (279 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (36 credits)

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(3/12-5/12) TV commercials for Canon EOS cameras and lenses: "Project IMAGIN8ION Presents" and "A Canon & Ron Howard Production". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 18 Interviews | 12 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Ronnie Howard | Ronny Howard


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Personal Quote:

I'm not a caterer. I just have to stay with my creative convictions. At some point, you have to just get past the special-interest groups and do what you're there to do, which is make a movie. See more »


Profiled in "American Classic Screen Interviews" (Scarecrow Press) (2010). See more »


Works in multiple genres - comedy (Splash (1984), Gung Ho (1986)), drama (Apollo 13 (1995), A Beautiful Mind (2001), Frost/Nixon (2008)), thriller (The Da Vinci Code (2006), Angels & Demons (2009)), fantasy (Willow (1988), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)) and Western (The Missing (2003)). See more »

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