Ron Howard

1 Mar 1954

Director, Producer, Actor, Writer

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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Filmography (47 titles)

(movie, 2018)
···The Spy Who Dumped Me
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Producer
(movie, 2018)
···Solo: A Star Wars Story
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Role: Director
(movie, 2016)
···Inferno
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Role: Director, Producer
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Himself)
(movie, 2015)
···In the Heart of the Sea
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Adventure, Action, History
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 2014)
···The Good Lie
Genre: Drama
Role: Producer
(movie, 2013)
···Out of the Blue
Genre: Action
Role: Producer
(movie, 2013)
···Rush
Genre: Drama, Action
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 2011)
···Cowboys & Aliens
Genre: Action, Science Fiction, Thriller, Western
Role: Producer
(movie, 2011)
···The Dilemma
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 2009)
···Angels & Demons
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 2008)
···Frost/Nixon
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 2008)
···Changeling
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Role: Producer
(movie, 2006)
···The Da Vinci Code
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 2005)
···Cinderella Man
Genre: Romance, Drama, History
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 2004)
···The Alamo
Genre: War
Role: Producer
(movie, 2003)
···The Missing
Genre: Adventure, Thriller, Western
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 2001)
8.5A Beautiful Mind
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Director, Producer
Genre: Family, Comedy, Fantasy
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 1999)
···EDtv
Genre: Comedy
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 1997)
···Inventing the Abbotts
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Producer
(movie, 1996)
···Ransom
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1996)
···The Chamber
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Producer
(movie, 1995)
···Apollo 13
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Director
(movie, 1994)
···The Paper
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1992)
···Far and Away
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western, Romance
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1991)
···Backdraft
Genre: Adventure
Role: Director
(movie, 1989)
···Parenthood
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Role: Director
(movie, 1989)
···The 'Burbs
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Role: Producer
(movie, 1988)
6.0Willow
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1986)
···Gung Ho
Genre: Comedy
Role: Director
(movie, 1986)
···Return to Mayberry
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Opie Taylor)
(movie, 1985)
···Cocoon
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction
Role: Director
(movie, 1984)
···Splash
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1982)
···Night Shift
Genre: Comedy
Role: Director
(movie, 1981)
···Bitter Harvest
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Ned De Vries)
(movie, 1980)
···Act of Love
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Leon Cybulkowski)
(movie, 1980)
···Skyward
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1979)
···More American Graffiti
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Role: Actor (as Steve Bolander)
(movie, 1978)
···Cotton Candy
Genre: Comedy, Music
Role: Director
(movie, 1977)
···I'm a Fool
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Andy)
(movie, 1976)
···The Shootist
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Role: Actor (as Gillom Rogers)
(movie, 1975)
···Huckleberry Finn
Genre: Adventure
Role: Actor (as Huckleberry Finn)
(movie, 1974)
···The Migrants
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Lyle Barlow)
(movie, 1974)
···The Spikes Gang
Genre: Western
Role: Actor (as Les)
(movie, 1973)
···American Graffiti
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Steve Bolander)
(movie, 1970)
···Smoke
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Chris)