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Ron Howard

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Ronald William "Ron" Howard (born March 1, 1954) is an American actor, director and producer. He came to prominence as a child actor, playing Opie Taylor in the sitcom The Andy Griffith Show for eight years, and later as the teenaged Richie Cunningham in the sitcom Happy Days for six years. He made film appearances such as in American Graffiti in 1973 and while starring in Happy Days he also made The Shootist in 1976, as well as making his directorial debut with the 1977 comedy film Grand Theft Auto. He left Happy Days in 1980 to focus on directing, and has since gone on to direct several films, including the Oscar winning Cocoon, Apollo 13, Frost/Nixon, A Beautiful Mind and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. In 2003, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts.


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Born:
Mar 1, 1954 In Duncan - Oklahoma - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
21
First Appeared:
In the movie The Journey 1959-02-19
Latest Project:
Movie Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck 2013-05-08
Known For
Poster of The Colbert Report
Filmography
Movie Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck Himself 2013-05-08
Movie The Arrested Development Documentary Project Himself 2013-05-02
Movie The Death and Return of Superman Max's Son 2011-11-27
Movie Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel himself 2011-01-21
Movie Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible himself 2010-11-14
Series The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Series Arrested Development Narrator 2003-11-02
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Osmosis Jones Tom Colonic (voice) 2001-08-07
Movie The Independent Himself 2000-11-10
Movie More American Graffiti Steve Bolander 1979-08-03
Movie Eat My Dust Hoover Niebold 1976-04-01
Movie Locusts Donny Fletcher 1974-10-10
Series Happy Days Richie Cunningham 1974-01-15
Movie American Graffiti Steve Bolander 1973-08-01
Series I Spy Alan Loden 1965-09-15
Movie The Courtship of Eddie's Father Eddie Corbett 1963-03-27
Movie The Music Man Winthrop Paroo 1962-06-19
Movie Five Minutes to Live Bobby Wilson 1961-12-07
Series The Andy Griffith Show Opie Taylor 1960-10-03
Movie The Journey Billy Rhinelander 1959-02-19