Ron Howard Biography, Age, Family, Career,Movies and Films

Ron Howard Biography

Ron Howard was born in Duncan, Oklahoma, an Actor, director, filmmaker and producer. He is known for his roles on the shows he has performed and also for playing, two high-profile roles in television sitcoms in his youth and directing a number of successful feature films later in his career.He has German, English, Scottish, Irish, and Dutch ancestry.He attended Desilu Studios in his younger years, and graduated from John Burroughs High School. where he later attended the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts but did not graduate

Ron Howard Age | Ron Howard Birthday | When Was Ron Howard Born

The Actor was born on March 1,1954 in Duncan Oklahoma,USA.He is 64 years of age as of 2018

Ron Howard Young| Ron Howard As A Kid

Ron Howard Family | Ron Howard Brother | Ron Howard Mother| Ron Howard Father |Ron Howard Grandchildren  | Ron Howard Siblings

Howard was born to Jean Speegle Howard, an actress between (1927-2000) and Rance Howard, a director,writer and actor between (1928-2017) being there elder son. His father however took the stage name “howard” by 1948 for his acting career and was

His father served for three years in the United States Air Force at the time he was being born.

He has a younger brother by the name, Clint Howard who was born a year before they moved to Hollywood in 1958.

He is also a proud grandparent to a two and a half year old grandson Theo, the son to her elder daughter Bryce Dallas.

 

Ron Howard Kids Names

  • Bryce Dallas
  • Jocelyn Carlyle
  • Paige Carlyle
  • Reed Cross

Ron Howard Wife

The actor is married to Cheryl Alley who is a writer born in 1953. they were high school sweethearts.

Ron Howard Daughters

The producer has three daughters Bryce Dallas being the elder of the two followed by twins Jocelyn Carlyle and Paige Carlyle.

Ron Howard Children| Ron Howard Kids

He has four children,three daughters and one son. Bryce Dallas being the eldest, born in 1981. she is an actor to, earned her own acting status in films). followed by twins Jocelyn Carlyle and Paige Carlyle born in 1985, Paige is an actor to like her sister and dad. Reed Cross being the youngest and the only son born in 1987.

All of his four children are named after the places they were conceived: Bryce Dallas Howard in Dallas, TX; Paige Carlyle and Jocelyn Carlyle at the Hotel Carlyle in New York City; and Reed Cross after a specific road, according to Bryce Dallas Howard.

Ron Howard Son

He has only one son Reed Cross, and the youngest among his children

Ron Howard Height | How Tall Is Ron Howard

He is 5ft 8 (172.7 cm)

Ron Howard Career

The actor appeared on the 1969 Disneyland Records album The Story and Song from the Haunted Mansion. featuring the story of two teenagers, Mike (Howard) and Karen (Robie Lester), who get trapped inside the Haunted Mansion. Thurl Ravenscroft plays the Narrator, Pete Reneday plays the Ghost Host, and Eleanor Audley plays Madame Leota. Some of the effects and ideas that were planned but never permanently made it to the attraction are mentioned here: the Raven speaks in the Stretching Room, and the Hatbox Ghost is mentioned during the Attic scene. It was reissued in 1998 as a cassette tape titled A Spooky Night in Disney’s Haunted Mansion and on CD in 2009.
In 1974, he starred as Seth Turner, the best friend of Jason Walton (Jon Walmsley), in The Waltons, “The Gift”. In the episode .

Howard played Steve Bolander in George Lucas’s coming-of-age film American Graffiti in 1973. A role in an installment of series Love, American Style, titled “Love and the Television Set”, which led to his being cast as Richie Cunningham in the TV series Happy Days (for syndication, the segment was re-titled “Love and the Happy Days”). Beginning in 1974, he aso played the likeable “buttoned-down” boy, in contrast to Henry Winkler’s “greaser” Arthur “Fonzie”/”The Fonz” Fonzarelli. , he developed an on- and off-screen chemistry with series leads Winkler and Tom Bosley, On the Happy Days set.

In 1976, Howard played Gillom Rogers in the movie The Shootist, with John Wayne. His last significant on-screen role was a reprise of his famous role as Opie Taylor in the 1986 TV movie Return to Mayberry, an Andy Griffith Show reunion reuniting him with Griffith, Don Knotts, and most of the cast. He also appeared in two Happy Days TV reunions: 1992’s The Happy Days Reunion Special, a retrospective hosted by Winkler that aired on ABC; and 2005’s The Happy Days 30th Anniversary Reunion, where he was reunited with most of the surviving cast.

In the film Before leaving Happy Days in 1980, he made his directing debut with the 1977 low-budget comedy/action film Grand Theft Auto. This came after cutting a deal with Roger Corman, wherein Corman let Howard direct a film in exchange for Howard starring in Eat My Dust!, with Christopher Norris. Howard went on to direct several TV movies. His big theatrical break came in 1982, with Night Shift, featuring Michael Keaton, Shelley Long, and Henry Winkler
since then he has directed a number of high-visibility films, including Splash, Cocoon, Willow, Parenthood, Backdraft, Apollo 13, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Beautiful Mind (for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director), Cinderella Man, The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, Rush, In the Heart of the Sea and Inferno.
He showcased the world premiere of his film Frost/Nixon at the 2008 London Film Festival in October 2008.
The American actor was the recipient of the Austin Film Festival’s 2009 Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award. Michael Keaton presented him with the Award.
Howard took over directing duties on Solo: A Star Wars Story, a film featuring Star Wars character Han Solo in his younger years. The film was released on May 23, 2018. he officially replaced directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller on June 22, 2017; they were let go from their position two days earlier, reportedly due to their refusal to compromise with Lucasfilm over the direction of the film; reportedly the directors encouraged significant improvisations by the actors, which was believed by some at Lucasfilm to be “shifting the story off-course”. At the time, the film was nearly completed, with three and a half weeks left to film and another five weeks of reshoots scheduled. Howard posted on Twitter, “I’m beyond grateful to add my voice to the Star Wars Universe after being a fan since 5/25/77. I hope to honor the great work already done & help deliver on the promise of a Han Solo film.
In November 2017, Howard announced that he would be teaching his first directing class.

He is the co-chairman, with Brian Grazer, of Imagine Entertainment, a film and television production company. Imagine has produced several films including Friday Night Lights, 8 Mile, and Inside Deep Throat, as well as the television series 24, Felicity, and Arrested Development which Howard also narrated.
In July 2012 it was announced Imagine had put in development Conquest for Showtime. A period drama based on the 16th century conquest of the Aztecs by Spanish Conquistadors. To be directed by Howard, the series was originally planned as a feature film before it being decided that the project was more suited to television.
As part of Imagine Entertainment, he appeared in a 1997 print ad for Milk – Where’s your mustache?, in which he wore a cap for Imagine Entertainment and sported a milk mustache. Earlier versions show a younger Ronny Howard on the other side. He also appeared in the Jamie Foxx music video “Blame It in 2009

 

Ron Howard Net Worth

The Hollywood director, has a net worth of $160 million dollars.

Ron Howard House | Ron Howard Home

 

 

Did Ron Howard Die | Ron Howard Death | Is Ron Howard Still Alive

The American actor is still alive.

 

 

 

 

Ron Howard Movies and TV Shows

Ron Howard Films

Year

Title

Role

1956

Frontier Woman

Bit Part

1959

The Journey

Billy Rhinelander

1961

Five Minutes to Live

Bobby

1962

The Music Man

Winthrop Paroo

1963

The Courtship of Eddie’s Father

Eddie

1965

Village of the Giants

Genius

1970

The Wild Country

Virgil Tanner

1973

American Graffiti

Steve Bolander

Happy Mother’s Day, Love George

Johnny

1974

The Spikes Gang

Les Richter

1976

The First Nudie Musical

Auditioning actor

Eat My Dust!

Hoover Niebold

The Shootist

Gillom Rogers

1977

Grand Theft Auto

Sam Freeman

1979

More American Graffiti

Steve Bolander

1982

Night Shift

Annoying Sax Player / Boy Making out with Girlfriend

1998

Welcome to Hollywood

Himself

2000

The Independent

Himself

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Whoville Townsperson

2001

Osmosis Jones

Tom Colonic

A Beautiful Mind

Man at Governor’s Ball

2013

From Up on Poppy Hill

Philosophy Club’s president

2016

Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie

Himself

2019

Space Jam 2

Mayor Tom Colonic from Osmosis Jones

Ron Howard TV Shows

Year

Title

Role

2017

This is Us

Himself

2016

The Odd Couple

Stanley

2003–2006; 2013; 2018

Arrested Development

Narrator
Semi-fictional version of himself

1999

Frasier

Stephen (voice)

1998-1999

The Simpsons

Himself (voice)

1988

Channel 99

Himself

1986

Return to Mayberry

Opie Taylor

1983

When Your Lover Leaves

1981

Bitter Harvest

Ned De Vries

1981

Fire on the Mountain

Lee Mackie

1980

The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang

Richie Cunningham (voice)

1980

Act of Love

Leon Cybulkowski

1976

Laverne & Shirley

Richie Cunningham

1976

I’m a Fool

Andy

1975

Huckleberry Finn

Huckleberry Finn

1974

The Waltons

Seth Turner

1974–1984

Happy Days

Richard ‘Richie’ Cunningham

1974

Locusts

Donny Fletcher

1974

The Migrants

Lyle Barlow

1973

M*A*S*H

Private Walter/ Wendell Peterson

1972

Love, American Style

Richard ‘Richie’ Cunningham

1972

The Bold Ones: The New Doctors

Cory Merlino

1972

Bonanza

Ted Hoag

1971-1972

The Smith Family

Bob Smith

1970

Smoke

Chris

1970

The Headmaster

Tony Landis

1970

Lassie

Gary

1969

Judd for the Defense

Phil Beeton

1969

Daniel Boone

Luke

1969

Gunsmoke

Jamie

1969

Land of the Giants

Jodar

1968

Mayberry R.F.D.

Opie Taylor

1968

The Archie Show

Archie Andrews

1968

Lancer

Turk Caudle/Willy

1967

The Monroes

Timothy Prescott

1967

Gentle Ben

Jody Cutler

1966

Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

Opie Taylor

1966

I Spy

Alan Loden

1965

The Big Valley

Tommy

1964

The Great Adventure

Daniel Waterhouse

1964

Dr. Kildare

Jerry Prentice

1964

The Fugitive

Gus

1963

The Eleventh Hour

Barry Stewart

1962

Route 66

Chet Duncan

1962

The New Breed

Tommy Simms

1960

The Danny Thomas Show

Opie Taylor

1960

Cheyenne

Timmy

1960

Pete and Gladys

Tommy

1960–1968

The Andy Griffith Show

Opie Taylor

1959

Johnny Ringo

Ricky Parrot

1959

Five Fingers

1959

The Twilight Zone

Wilcox Boy

1959

The DuPont Show with June Allyson

Wim Wegless

1959

Dennis the Menace

Stewart

1959

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis

Dan Adams/Georgie/Little Boy with Ray Gun

1959

General Electric Theater

Barnaby Baxter/Randy

1959

Hennesey with Jackie Cooper

Walker

 

Ron Howard Directed Movies | Ron Howard Movies Produced |Ron Howard Films Directed

Year

Title

Credited as

Director

Writer

Producer

1977

Grand Theft Auto

Yes

Yes

No

1982

Night Shift

Yes

No

No

1984

Splash

Yes

No

No

1985

Cocoon

Yes

No

No

1986

Gung Ho

Yes

No

Yes

1988

Willow

Yes

No

No

Clean and Sober

No

No

Yes

1989

Parenthood

Yes

Yes

No

1991

Backdraft

Yes

No

No

1992

Far and Away

Yes

Yes

Yes

1994

The Paper

Yes

No

No

1995

Apollo 13

Yes

No

No

1996

The Chamber

No

No

Yes

Ransom

Yes

No

No

1997

Inventing the Abbotts

No

No

Yes

1999

EDtv

Yes

No

Yes

2000

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Yes

No

Yes

2001

A Beautiful Mind

Yes

No

Yes

2003

The Missing

Yes

No

Yes

2004

The Alamo

No

No

Yes

2005

Cinderella Man

Yes

No

Yes

2006

Curious George

No

No

Yes

The Da Vinci Code

Yes

No

Yes

2008

Frost/Nixon

Yes

No

Yes

2009

Angels & Demons

Yes

No

Yes

2011

The Dilemma

Yes

No

Yes

Restless

No

No

Yes

Cowboys & Aliens

No

No

Yes

2013

Rush

Yes

No

Yes

2014

The Good Lie

No

No

Yes

2015

In the Heart of the Sea

Yes

No

Yes

2016

Inferno

Yes

No

Yes

2017

The Dark Tower

No

No

Yes

American Made

No

No

Yes

2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Yes

No

No

Ron Howard Video

Ron Howard New Movie

  • Solo: A star War stort 2018
  • American Made 2017
  • The Tower 2017
  • Laddie Man Behind 2017
  • Pavarotti
  • Through the Magic Pyramid
  • The Lost Symbol

Ron Howard Awards

Year

Film

Academy Awards

BAFTA Awards

Golden Globe Awards

Nominations

Wins

Nominations

Wins

Nominations

Wins

2013

Rush

4

2

2

2008

Frost/Nixon

5

6

5

2006

The Da Vinci Code

1

2005

Cinderella Man

3

1

2

2001

A Beautiful Mind

8

4

5

2

6

4

2000

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

3

1

1

1

1

1996

Ransom

1

1995

Apollo 13

9

2

5

2

4

1994

The Paper

1

1991

Backdraft

3

1

1989

Parenthood

2

1

1988

Willow

1

1985

Cocoon

2

2

1

1984

Splash

1

1

1982

Night Shift

1

Total

38

9

23

7

26

4

Ron Howard Happy Days

He became a household name playing teenager Richie Cunningham in the sitcom Happy Days, an American Television sitcom aired from January 15, 1974 to September 24,1984

Ron Howard Opie | Ron Howard Opie Taylor

Ron Howard Star Wars

he directed the film Solo: A star War. a 2018 American space Western film based on the Star Wars

Ron Howard Beatles

The actor directed The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years. a 2016 documentary film

Inferno Ron Howard

The American actor directed Inferno.These a 2016 American action mystery thriller film

Splash Ron Howard

He directed the film Splash, American fantasy romantic comedy in 1984

Mars Ron Howard

He was the Exucetive director in the film Mars a TV series. A documentary and science fiction series.

Rush Ron Howard

He directed the film Rush, which is a biographical sports film centred on the Hunt–Lauda rivalry between two Formula One drivers, the British James Hunt and the Austrian Niki Lauda

Imagine Ron Howard

He directed the film Imagine Entertainment an American film and television production company which was founded in 1986.

Ron Howard Curious George

Ron Howard Produce the film “Curious George” an animated series based on the popular books by Margret and H.A. Rey and airs daily on PBS KIDS

Ron Howard Politics

Ron Howard Andy Griffith

He played the role of a young Opie Taylor, the son of Sheriff Andy Taylor in the sitcom The Andy Griffith Show from 1960 through 1968.

Ron Howard Tom Hanks

He directed the film Tom Hanks

Ron Howard Cocoon

He directed the film Cocon, an American science-fiction fantasy comedy-drama, which is about a group of elderly people rejuvenated by aliens.

Ron Howard Waltons

He acted as Seth Turner in The Waltons where he is diagnosed with leukemia, he wants to teach Jason how to play a recorder he made for him before he dies.

Willow Ron Howard

He directed and produced the film Willow a 1988 American high fantasy film

Ron Howard Religion | Ron Howard Scientologist | Is Ron Howard Jewish

He is partial Jewish though it is a lesser known fact of his life

Ron Howard Twitter

Ron Howard Interview – Solo: A Star Wars Story

published:

source: screenrant.com

SR: So much fun. This movie is so much fun. I thought it was brilliant. It’s a great heist movie. One thing that I noticed right away was it seemed like everything was practical.

Ron Howard: Well, there is a lot that is practical and, of course, there is digital extensions and a lot of great visual effects work coming out of ILM, but as much of this is tactile and accessible to the actors as possible because, you know, I really wanted this movie to feel as grounded as possible. And that’s sort of the way they approach these movies, Lucasfilm, and I think it makes a lot of sense.

SR: Yeah. Now you worked with George a long time ago on Willow, which is one of my favorite movies.

SR: American Graffiti, yeah. With that being said, how long have you been wanting to do a Star Wars movie?

Ron Howard: Well, you know what, to be honest I haven’t really wanted to do a Star Wars movie.

SR: Really?

Ron Howard: No. I love them. I admire them. I appreciate them as a fan, but I’ve always been so busy with everything going on with Imagine Entertainment and I also always felt like that was a huge massive commitment and a real high wire act. But, you know, there was something liberating about the circumstance of coming in. Creative differences with Phil and Chris with Lucasfilm and Disney, unfortunate as hell. Once I knew they were going to make a change and I read this script, I thought well I never wanted to do it, but I’m friends with Kathleen Kennedy. I’m friends with George. I’m friends with the late Alli Shearmur. I love this story. I get it. There are great elements here. Maybe I’ll just, what the hell? Maybe I’ll just throw myself into it. And, you know, I kind of did it as this professional adventure and I wound up really falling in love with it because I love the cast and I love the creative spirit around making these movies. It was also a lot of fun to engage in a movie that is aggressively trying to entertain the audience and transport the audience and it was muscles that I hadn’t used in awhile and I really enjoyed it.

SR: There’s a lot of Star Wars universe deep cuts in this film like Quorra’s fighting style, which is a deep cut from a video game and stuff with the Clone Wars. Now, one question that I wanted to know to clear it up was, when Chewbacca sets the other Wookies free, was one of them Malla from the Holiday Special?

Ron Howard: I’m going to actually say no. I’m going to try not to give away any spoilers, but I’m going to actually say no. No.

SR: It’s not Malla in it.

Ron Howard: No, it’s not Malla.

SR: Fair enough. You obviously fell in love working on this Star Warsfilm. Does that make you want to come back and do another one possibly?

Ron Howard: I certainly would be open to it. I think the fans define pretty much all of this and I think we are all waiting to see how the fans feel about this movie and I think that will define a lot of it. I’ve got a lot of interesting projects at Imagine. That’s my home base with my partner Brian Grazer. But this has been a great creative experience and, if the opportunity were to present itself and make sense, I would be hard pressed not to.

SR: So just out of curiosity where would you like to see Han go to next?

Ron Howard: Well, there are so many possibilities and, you know, it’s kind of one of those things where we’re sitting around, waiting for those shots. Although, with Bradford Young, there’s not a lot of time. He moves fast. He’s an indie guy. And, so we were able to make this movie at a pace but, once he began to see the possibilities for scenes and ideas. So, I don’t have a big vision as to where the plot would go, even though ultimately we know where he’s headed and it would be intriguing to navigate him there. I think what I like so much about this script was that it answered a lot of questions that a fan would have about young Han. You know, what are some of the events or relationships that might have shaped the iconic version that we know from later movies, but he does it in ways that make sense. They are satisfying, but surprising. So, I think that ought to be the litmus test for anything going forward, which is can you head in a direction that feels right and authentic and do it in a surprising way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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