Ron Howard

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Ron Howard
Birth name Ronald William Howard
Born March 1, 1954 in Duncan, Oklahoma, USA
Sometimes credited as Ronny Howard
Notable Roles The Andy Griffith Show:
Opie Taylor
Notable Episodes
Awards 1 Academy Award, USA
1Saturn Award, USA
1 Critics Award, USA
1 Hochi Film Award, USA
1 Hollywood Film Award, USA
1 KCFCC Award, USA
1 SEFCA Award, USA
Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Contents

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
The Andy Griffith Show
(credited as Ronny Howard)
Opie Taylor 1960–1968 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
The Smith Family Bob Smith 1971–1972 1 2
Happy Days Richie Cunningham 1974–1980 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Arrested Development Narrator 2003–2006 1 2 3

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Dennis the Menace (1959)
(credited as Ronny Howard)
Stewart 1x02 - Dennis and the Signpost October 11, 1959
Johnny Ringo
(credited as Ronny Howard)
Ricky Parrot 1x03 - The Accused October 15, 1959
Dennis the Menace (1959)
(credited as Ronny Howard)
Stewart 1x03 - The Fishing Trip October 18, 1959
The Twilight Zone
(credited as Ronny Howard)
The Wilcox Boy 1x05 - Walking Distance October 30, 1959
The DuPont Show with June Allyson
(credited as Ronny Howard)
Wim 1x08 - Child Lost November 16, 1959
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
(credited as Ronny Howard)
1x11 - Dobie's Birthday Party December 15, 1959
General Electric Theater
(credited as Ronny Howard)
Barnaby Baxter 8x14 - Mr. O'Malley December 20, 1959
Dennis the Menace (1959)
(credited as Ronny Howard)
Stewart 1x13 - Dennis Haunts a House January 3, 1960
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
(credited as Ronny Howard)
1x34 - Where There's a Will January 7, 1960
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
(credited as Ronny Howard)
Dan Adams 1x19 - Room at the Bottom February 9, 1960
Make Room for Daddy
(credited as Ronny Howard)
Opie Taylor 7x20 - Danny Meets Andy Griffith February 15, 1960
Dennis the Menace (1959)
(credited as Ronny Howard)
Stewart 1x30 - Dennis by Proxy May 22, 1960
Pete and Gladys
(credited as Ronny Howard)
Tommy 1x07 - The Goat Story October 31, 1960
General Electric Theater
(credited as Ronny Howard)
Randy 10x13 - Tippy-Top December 17, 1961
The New Breed
(credited as Ronny Howard)
Tommy Simms 1x35 - So Dark the Night May 29, 1962
Route 66
(credited as Ronny Howard)
Chet 3x10 - Poor Little Kangaroo Rat November 23, 1962
The Eleventh Hour (1962)
(credited as Ronny Howard)
Barry Stewart 2x13 - Is Mr. Martian Coming Back? December 25, 1963
The Great Adventure
(credited as Ronny Howard)
Daniel Waterohuse 1x19 - Plague February 28, 1964
Dr. Kildare
(credited as Ronny Howard)
Jerry Prentice 4x07 - A Candle in the Window November 5, 1964
The Fugitive
(credited as Ronny Howard)
Gus 2x11 - Cry Uncle December 1, 1964
The Big Valley
(credited as Ronny Howard)
Tommy 1x12 - Night of the Wolf December 1, 1965
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
(credited as Ronny Howard)
Opie Taylor 2x26 - Opie Joins the Marines March 18, 1966
I Spy
(credited as Ronny Howard)
Alan Loden 2x14 - Little Boy Lost December 14, 1966
The Monroes (1966)
(credited as Ronny Howard)
Timothy Prescott 1x25 - Teach the Tiger to Purr March 8, 1967
Gentle Ben
(credited as Ronny Howard)
Jody Cutler 1x02 - Green Eyed Bear September 17, 1967
Mayberry R.F.D.
(credited as Ronny Howard)
Opie Taylor 1x01 - Andy and Helen Get Married September 2, 1968
The F.B.I.
(credited as Ronny Howard)
Jess Orkin 4x04 - The Runaways October 13, 1968
Lancer
(credited as Ronny Howard)
Willy 1x08 - Jelly November 19, 1968
Judd for the Defense
(credited as Ronny Howard)
Phil Beeton 2x18 - Between the Dark and the Daylight February 7, 1969
Land of the Giants
(credited as Ronny Howard)
Jodar 1x21 - Genius at Work March 9, 1969
Daniel Boone
(credited as Ronny Howard)
Luke 5x23 - A Man Before His Time April 3, 1969
Lancer
(credited as Ronny Howard)
Turk Caudle 1x25 - The Measure of a Man April 8, 1969
Gunsmoke
(credited as Ronny Howard)
Jamie 15x07 - Charlie Noon November 3, 1969
Lassie (1954)
(credited as Ronny Howard)
Gary 17x10 - Here Comes Glory! (1) November 22, 1969
Lassie (1954)
(credited as Ronny Howard)
Gary 17x11 - Here Comes Glory! (2) November 29, 1969
The Wonderful World of Disney Chris 16x16 - Smoke (1) February 1, 1970
The Wonderful World of Disney Chris 16x17 - Smoke (2) February 8, 1970
Love, American Style Richie Cunningham 3x22B - Love and the Happy Days February 25, 1972
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors Cory Merlino 3x11 - Discovery at Fourteen March 5, 1972
Bonanza Ted Hoag 14x03 - The Initiation September 26, 1972
M*A*S*H Wendell 1x17 - Sometimes You Hear the Bullet January 28, 1973
The Waltons Seth Turner 2x18 - The Gift January 24, 1974
The Wonderful World of Disney Virgil 21x14 - Wild Country (2) March 2, 1975
Laverne & Shirley Richie Cunningham 2x04 - Excuse Me, May I Cut In? October 26, 1976
Laverne & Shirley Richie Cunningham 5x01 - Shotgun Wedding (2) September 23, 1979
Saturday Night Live Himself 7x03 - George Kennedy/Miles Davis October 17, 1981
Saturday Night Live Himself 8x03 - Ron Howard/The Clash October 9, 1982
The Simpsons Himself 10x05 - When You Dish Upon a Star November 8, 1998
Frasier Stephen (voice) 6x11 - Good Samaritan January 7, 1999
The Simpsons Himself 11x06 - Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder November 14, 1999
MADtv Himself 6x08 - Episode 608 November 25, 2000
The Simpsons Himself 13x17 - Gump Roast April 21, 2002
Everybody Loves Raymond Himself 6x21 - Everybody Loves Raymond: The First Six Years April 28, 2002

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Smoke Chris February 1, 1970
The Migrants Lyle Barlow February 3, 1974
Locusts Donny Fletcher October 9, 1974
Huckleberry Finn Huckleberry Finn March 25, 1975
An All-Star Tribute to John Wayne Himself November 6, 1976
Battle of the Network Stars Himself November 13, 1976
A Special Olivia Newton-John Himself November 17, 1976
Battle of the Network Stars II Himself February 28, 1977
ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration Himself January 31, 1978
The American Film Institute Salute to Henry Fonda Himself March 15, 1978
NBC Salutes the 25th Anniversary of the Wonderful World of Disney Himself September 13, 1978
Sitcom: The Adventures of Garry Marshall Himself 1979
Act of Love Leon Cybulkowski September 24, 1980
Where Have All the Children Gone December 1980
Bitter Harvest Ned De Vries May 4, 1981
Fire on the Mountain Lee Machie November 23, 1981
When Your Lover Leaves unknown October 31, 1983
David Letterman's Holiday Film Festival Himself November 30, 1985
Return to Mayberry Opie Taylor April 13, 1986 The Andy Griffith Show
Willow: The Making of an Adventure Himself 1988
Channel 99 Himself August 4, 1988
Happy Days Reunion Special Himself March 3, 1992
The Magical World of Chuck Jones Himself 1992
Andy Griffith Show Reaunion Himself February 10, 1992
George Lucas: Heroes, Myths and Magic Himself March 26, 1993
Homeward Bound Himself 1994
A Day with Himself 1995
Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13 Himself 1996
Frank Capra's American Dream Himself 1997
1998 MTV Movie Awards Himself 1998
CBS: The First 50 Years Himself May 20, 1998
The Making of American Graffiti 1998
Edtv: Caught in the Camera's Eye 1999
Film-Fest DVD: Issue 2 - Cannes 1999
From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic Himself June 15, 1999
Entertainment Tonight Presents: Happy Days - Secrets Himself November 13, 1999
Inside TV Land: The Andy Griffith Show Himself March 21, 2000
Jim Carrey Uncensored Himself November 2000
TVography: Happy Days Himself September 3, 2001
TVography: Laverne & Shirley Himself September 6, 2001
From Morf to Morphing: The Dawn of Digital Filmmaking 2001
The Clint Howard Variety Show Himself January 2002
Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion Himself February 10, 2002
Inside the Beautiful Mind Himself March 3, 2002
The 74th Annual Academy Awards Himself March 24, 2002
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Tom Hanks Himself June 24, 2002
A Beautiful Mind: Meeting John Nash Himself June 25, 2002
A Beautiful Mind: Creation of the Special Effects Himself June 25, 2002
A Beautiful Mind: The Process of Age Progression Himself June 25, 2002
The 75th Annual Academy Awards Himself March 23, 2003
The Andy Griffith Show: Back to Mayberry Himself November 11, 2003
Biography Special: The Fondas Himself January 25, 2004
New Frontiers: Making 'The Missing' Himself February 24, 2004
Making a 'Splash Himself March 29, 2004
E! Entertaiment Special: Tom Cruise Himself August 2004
The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Himself September 19, 2004
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards Himself January 16, 2005
Happy Days: 30th Anniversary Reunion Himself February 3, 2005

Talk Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
This Is Your Life March 25, 1971
The Merv Griffin Show July 29, 1977
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson December 18, 1978
The Mike Douglas Show September 6, 1977
The Mike Douglas Show December 28, 1979
Late Night with David Letterman July 7, 1982
This Is Your Life April 21, 1984
Showbiz Today June 19, 1995
Mundo VIP February 8, 1997
The Rosie O'Donnell Show April 2, 1997
The Rosie O'Donnell Show February 23, 1999
The Directors 1999
The Directors 1999
Inside the Actors Studio 1999
The Howard Stern Radio Show April 3, 1999
Celebrtiy Profile July 7, 1999
The Rosie O'Donnell Show November 17, 2000
Great Performances 2000
Great Performances 2000
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn November 23, 2000
Intimate Portrait April 9, 2001
The Rosie O'Donnell Show December 21, 2001
VH-1 Where Are They Now? June 14, 2002
Rank October 8, 2002
Life and Times November 12, 2002
Famous 2003
Late Nigth with Conan O'Brien November 25, 2003

Notable Film Roles

Producer

Series Producer

Series Year(s) Producer Credit Season(s)
Gung Ho 1986–1987 Executive Producer 1
Take Five 1987 Executive Producer 1
Parenthood (1990) 1990–1991 Executive Producer 1
Hiller and Diller 1997–1998 Executive Producer 1
Sports Night 1998–2000 Executive Producer 1 2
Felicity 1998–2002 Executive Producer 1 2 3 4
The PJs 1999–2000 Executive Producer 1 2 3
Wonderland 2000 Executive Producer 1
The Beast (2001) 2001 Executive Producer 1
Arrested Development 2003–  Executive Producer 1 2 3 4
Curious George 2006–  Executive Producer 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Parenthood (2010) 2010–  Executive Producer 1 2 3 4 5

Awards and Accolades

Golden Globe Awards

(1 Win in 5 Nominations)

  • Won: Best TV Actor - Musical/Comedy (1978) (tied with co-star Henry Winkler)
Happy Days

Academy Awards

  • Won: Best Director (2002)
A Beautiful Mind

Family