Ron Howard

BirthDay:

01 Mar 1954

BirthPlace:

Duncan, Oklahoma, USA

BirthName:

Ronald William Howard

Bio:

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is one of this generation's most popular directors. From the critically acclaimed dramas A Beautiful Mind and Apollo 13 to the hit comedies Parenthood and Splash, he has created some of Hollywood's most memorable films.

Howard directed and produced "Cinderella Man" starring Oscar winner Russell Crowe, with whom he previously collaborated on "A Beautiful Mind", for which Howard earned an Oscar for Best Director and which also won awards for Best Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress. The film garnered four Golden Globes as well, including the award for Best Motion Picture Drama. Additionally, Howard won Best Director of the Year from the Directors Guild of America. Howard and producer Brian Grazer received the first annual Awareness Award from the National Mental Health Awareness Campaign for their work on the film.

Howard's skill as a director has long been recognized. In 1995, he received his first Best Director of the Year award from the DGA for "Apollo 13". The true-life drama also garnered nine Academy Award nominations, winning Oscars for Best Film Editing and Best Sound. It also received Best Ensemble Cast and Best Supporting Actor awards from the Screen Actor's Guild. Many of Howard's past films have received nods from the Academy, including the popular hits "Backdraft", "Parenthood" and "Cocoon", the last of which took home two Oscars. Howard was honored by the Museum of Moving Images in December 2005, and by the American Cinema Editors in February 2006. Howard and his creative partner Brian Grazer, were honored by the Producers Guild of America with the Milestone Award in January 2009, NYU's Tisch School of Cinematic Arts with the Big Apple Award in November 2009 and by the Simon Wiesenthal Center with their Humanitarian Award in May 2010. In June 2010, Howard was honored by the Chicago Film Festival with their Gold Hugo - Career Achievement Award. In March 2013, Howard was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. In December 2015, Howard was honored with a star in the Motion Pictures category, making him one of the very few to have been recognized with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Recently, Howard directed "Inferno", the third installment of Dan Brown's Robert Langdon franchise and "8 Days A Week-The Touring Years", a documentary about the rock legends The Beatles. He is also producing second season of "Breakthrough", "Mars", and is directing the first episode of The Genius Series based on the life of Einstein, all for NatGeo.

Howard's recent films include the critically acclaimed drama "Rush", staring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brüel, written by Peter Morgan; and "Made In America", a music documentary he directed staring Jay Z for Showtime.

Howard also produced and directed the film adaptation of Peter Morgan's critically acclaimed play "Frost / Nixon". The film, which was released in December 2009, was nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture, and was also nominated for The Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures by the PGA.

Howard's portfolio includes some of the most popular films of the past 20 years. In 1991, Howard created the acclaimed drama "Backdraft", starring Robert De Niro, Kurt Russell and William Baldwin. He followed it with the historical epic "Far and Away", starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Howard directed Mel Gibson, Rene Russo, Gary Sinise and Delroy Lindo in the 1996 suspense thriller "Ransom". Howard worked with Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Ed Harris, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise and Kathleen Quinlan on "Apollo 13", which was re-released recently in the IMAX format.

Howard's other films include "In The Heart of the Sea", based on the true story that inspired Moby Dick; his adaptation of Dan Brown's best-selling novels "Angels & Demons", and "The Da Vinci Code" staring Oscar winner Tom Hanks; the blockbuster holiday favorite "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" starring Jim Carrey; "Parenthood" starring Steve Martin; the fantasy epic "Willow"; "Night Shift" starring Henry Winkler, Michael Keaton and Shelley Long; and the suspenseful western, "The Missing", staring Oscar winners Cate Blachett and Tommy Lee Jones.

Howard has also served as an executive producer on a number of award-winning films and television shows, such as the HBO miniseries "From the Earth to the Moon", Fox's Emmy Award winner for Best Comedy, "Arrested Development", a series which he also narrated, Netflix's release of new episodes of "Arrested Development", and NBC's "Parenthood".

Howard made his directorial debut in 1978 with the comedy "Grand Theft Auto". He began his career in film as an actor. He first appeared in "The Journey" and "The Music Man", then as Opie on the long-running television series "The Andy Griffith Show". Howard later starred in the popular series "Happy Days" and drew favorable reviews for his performances in "American Graffiti" and "The Shootist".

Howard and long-time producing partner Brian Grazer first collaborated on the hit comedies "Night Shift" and "Splash". The pair co-founded Imagine Entertainment in 1986 to create independently produced feature films.
Filmography

Actor ( 190 credits )

Champs (2015) Himself
Cinemaniacs (2015)  Himself (unknown episodes)
The Seventies (2015)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2015)
Breakthrough (2015)  Narrator (1 episode, 2015)
Conspiracy (2015)  Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episode, 201
AmeriCarna (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
The Arrested Development Documentary Project (2013) Himself
Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck (2013) Himself - Interviewee
The Sixties (2013)  Himself / ... (1 episode, 2014)
IMDb: What to Watch (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
The Queen Latifah Show (2013)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2014)
Nash (2013) Himself
Larry King Now (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
L.A. City Works (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
From Up on Poppy Hill (2011) Philosophy Club President (voice)
The Death and Return of Superman (2011) Max's Son
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011) Himself
America in Primetime (2011)  Himself (3 episodes, 2011)
On Story (2011)  Himself (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
1st Look (2011)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2011)
Nightmare Next Door (2011)  Dan Short (1 episode, 2016)
On Story: Presented by Austin Film Festival (2011)  Himself (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story (2010) Richie Cunningham (archive footage)
Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story (2010) Himself
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Himself (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
The Talk (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Conan (2010)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2015)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
Hollywood's Best Film Directors (2009)  Film Director / ... (1 episode, 2011)
Formula 1: BBC Sport (2009)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2012-2013)
zHit-paraden (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Rencontres de cinéma (2007)  Himself (2 episodes, 2013-2015)
Bienvenue à Cannes (2007) Himself
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Opie Gets Laid (2005) Opie Taylor (archive footage)
The Colbert Report (2005)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2009)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
The Hour (2005)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2013)
20 to 1 (2005)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
Cinema mil (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Dusty Wright's Culture CatchCulture Catch (2005)  Himself
Tell Them Who You Are (2004) Himself
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Arrested Development (2003)  Narrator / ... (67 episodes, 2003-2013)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2009-2011)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Himself (3 episodes, 2003-2006)
Real Time with Bill Maher (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Shootout (2003)  Himself (5 episodes, 2003-2006)
Famous (2003)  Himself (1 episode)
Top Gear (2002)  Himself - Special Guest (1 episode, 2013)
HypaSpace (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Bio Extra (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
A Beautiful Mind (2001) Man at Gouverners Ball (uncredited)
Osmosis Jones (2001) Tom Colonic (voice)
Democracy Now! (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Lorraine (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Rank (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
+ de cinéma (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
CMT Hot 20 Countdown (2001)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
The Movie Loft (2001)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) Whoville Townsperson (uncredited)
The Independent (2000) Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
The Directors (1999)  Himself (2 episodes, 1999)
VH-1 Where Are They Now? (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
One Vision (1998) Himself
The Greatest (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
The Howard Stern Radio Show (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Celebrity Profile (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Welcome to Hollywood (1998) Himself
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Everybody Loves Raymond (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (4 episodes, 1997-2001)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Life and Times (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Magacine (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Mundo VIP (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1997)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (4 episodes, 1999-2011)
Sen kväll med Luuk (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
MADtv (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Very Important Pennis (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Frasier (1993)  Stephen (1 episode, 1999)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself - Top Ten List Presenter (1 episode, 2009)
Intimate Portrait (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (4 episodes, 1994-2009)
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (3 episodes, 1998-2005)
The Magical World of Chuck Jones (1992) Himself
Días de cine (1991)  Himself (4 episodes, 2009-2013)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest / ... (10 episodes, 2001-2013)
One on One with John Tesh (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 1992)
Söndagsöppet (1990)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
The Simpsons (1989)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 1998-2002)
The Arsenio Hall Show (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 1989)
Troldspejlet (1989)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1989-2013)
The Pat Sajak Show (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 1989)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
This Morning (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Biography (1987)  Himself / ... (10 episodes, 1997-2006)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Crook & Chase (1986)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
American Masters (1985)  Himself (1 episode, 1993)
Larry King Live (1985)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006-2009)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009-2013)
Showbiz Today (1984)  Himself (1 episode, 1995)
This Is Your Life (1983)  Himself (1 episode, 1984)
Breakaway (1983)  Himself (1 episode, 1984)
Night Shift (1982) Annoying Sax Player / Boy Making out with Girlfriend in
Late Night with David Letterman (1982)  Himself (1 episode, 1982)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (38 episodes, 2008-2014)
Hour Magazine (1980)  Himself (1 episode, 1980)
The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (1980)  Richie Cunningham (24 episodes, 1980-1981)
More American Graffiti (1979) Steve Bolander
20/20 (1978)  Himself - Actor (1 episode, 2012)
Everyday (1978)  Himself (1 episode, 1978)
Roger Corman: Hollywood's Wild Angel (1978) Himself
Grand Theft Auto (1977) Sam Freeman
The Shootist (1976) Gillom Rogers
Eat My Dust (1976) Hoover Niebold
The First Nudie Musical (1976) Auditioning actor (uncredited)
Laverne & Shirley (1976)  Richie Cunningham (2 episodes, 1976-1979)
The Captain and Tennille (1976)  Himself (1 episode, 1976)
The Rich Little Show (1976)  Himself (1 episode, 1976)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Contestant #2 / ... (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
The Spikes Gang (1974) Les
Happy Days (1974)  Richie Cunningham / ... (171 episodes, 1974-1984)
Dinah! (1974)  Himself (3 episodes, 1975-1976)
Happy Mother's Day, Love George (1973) Johnny
American Graffiti (1973) Steve (as Ronny Howard)
M*A*S*H (1972)  Private Walter / ... (1 episode, 1973)
The Waltons (1971)  Seth Turner (1 episode, 1974)
Great Performances (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
The Smith Family (1971)  Bob Smith (39 episodes, 1971-1972)
Film '72 (1971)  Himself (3 episodes, 2004-2006)
This Is Your Life (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 1971)
The Wild Country (1970) Virgil Tanner (as Ronny Howard)
Headmaster (1970)  Tony Landis (1 episode, 1970)
Love, American Style (1969)  Richie Cunningham (segment "Love and Happy Days") (1 e
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (1969)  Cory Merlino (1 episode, 1972)
Land of the Giants (1968)  Jodar (1 episode, 1969)
Mayberry R.F.D. (1968)  Opie Taylor (1 episode, 1968)
Lancer (1968)  Turk Caudle / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Gentle Ben (1967)  Jerry / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1969)
Judd for the Defense (1967)  Phil Beeton (1 episode, 1969)
The Monroes (1966)  Timothy Prescott (1 episode, 1967)
Village of the Giants (1965) Genius (as Ronny Howard)
The Big Valley (1965)  Tommy (1 episode, 1965)
I Spy (1965)  Alan Loden (1 episode, 1966)
The F.B.I. (1965)  Jess Orkin (1 episode, 1968)
Daniel Boone (1964)  Luke (1 episode, 1969)
Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964)  Opie Taylor (2 episodes, 1966-1968)
The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963) Eddie Corbett (as Ronny Howard)
The Fugitive (1963)  Gus (1 episode, 1964)
The Danny Kaye Show (1963)  Himself (1 episode, 1966)
The Great Adventure (1963)  Daniel Waterhouse (1 episode, 1964)
The Music Man (1962) Winthrop Paroo (as Ronny Howard)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962)  Himself (1 episode, 1978)
The Merv Griffin Show (1962)  Himself (3 episodes, 1974-1977)
The Eleventh Hour (1962)  Barry Stewart (1 episode, 1963)
Five Minutes to Live (1961) Bobby Wilson (as Ronnie Howard)
Dr. Kildare (1961)  Jerry Prentice (1 episode, 1964)
The New Breed (1961)  Tommy Simms (1 episode, 1962)
The Mike Douglas Show (1961)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 1974-1979)
The Andy Griffith Show (1960)  Opie Taylor (210 episodes, 1960-1968)
Route 66 (1960)  Chet Duncan (1 episode, 1962)
Insight (1960)  Connie / ... (2 episodes, 1975-1981)
Pete and Gladys (1960)  Tommy (1 episode, 1960)
The Journey (1959) Billy Rhinelander (as Ronny Howard)
Twilight Zone (1959)  Wilcox Boy (1 episode, 1959)
Bonanza (1959)  Ted Hoag (1 episode, 1972)
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959)  Dan Adams / ... (4 episodes, 1959-1961)
Dennis the Menace (1959)  Stewart (6 episodes, 1959-1960)
Johnny Ringo (1959)  Ricky Parrott (uncredited) (1 episode, 1959)
Hennesey (1959)  Walker (1 episode, 1959)
Five Fingers (1959) (1 episode, 1959)
The DuPont Show with June Allyson (1959)  Wim Wegless (1 episode, 1959)
Frontier Woman (1956) Bit Part (uncredited)
Playhouse 90 (1956) (1 episode, 1959)
Gunsmoke (1955)  Jamie Barker (1 episode, 1969)
Cheyenne (1955)  Timmy (uncredited) (1 episode, 1960)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954)  Chris / ... (7 episodes, 1967-1978)
Lassie (1954)  Gary (2 episodes, 1970)
Make Room for Daddy (1953)  Opie Taylor (1 episode, 1960)
General Electric Theater (1953)  Barnaby Baxter / ... (2 episodes, 1959-1961)
Today (1952)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2008-2011)
The Red Skelton Hour (1951)  Joey (1 episode, 1960)

Producer ( 62 credits )

Curious George (2022) producer
American Made (2017) producer
The Dark Tower (2017) producer
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) producer
In the Heart of the Sea (2015) producer
Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle (2015) executive producer
Breakthrough (2015) executive producer (6 episodes, 2015)
The Good Lie (2014) producer
Made in America (2013) producer
Rush (2013) producer
Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012) producer
The Great Escape (2012) executive producer (8 episodes, 2012)
When You Find Me (2011) executive producer
Restless (2011) producer
Cowboys & Aliens (2011) producer
The Dilemma (2011) producer
Parenthood (2010) executive producer (9 episodes, 2010-2012)
Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! (2009) producer
Angels & Demons (2009) producer
Frost/Nixon (2008) producer
Changeling (2008) producer
The Da Vinci Code (2006) producer
Curious George (2006) producer
Curious George (2006) executive producer (29 episodes, 2006-2013)
Cinderella Man (2005) producer
The Inside (2005) executive producer (3 episodes, 2005)
Inside Deep Throat (2005) producer (uncredited)
The Alamo (2004) producer
The Missing (2003) producer
Arrested Development (2003) executive producer (52 episodes, 2003-2013)
A Beautiful Mind (2001) producer
The Beast (2001) executive producer (unknown episodes)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) producer
Wonderland (2000) executive producer (1 episode, 2000)
Beyond the Mat (1999) producer
Edtv (1999) producer
The PJs (1999) executive producer (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
Felicity (1998) executive producer (50 episodes, 1998-2002)
Sports Night (1998) executive producer (45 episodes, 1998-2000)
Inventing the Abbotts (1997) producer
Hiller and Diller (1997) executive producer (unknown episodes)
The Chamber (1996) producer
Far and Away (1992) producer
Closet Land (1991) executive producer
The Doors (1991) executive producer (uncredited)
Parenthood (1990) executive producer (unknown episodes)
The 'Burbs (1989) executive producer
Clean and Sober (1988) executive producer
Vibes (1988) executive producer
Smart Guys (1988) executive producer (unknown episodes)
Poison (1988) producer
No Man's Land (1987) executive producer
Gung Ho (1986) executive producer
Maximum Security (1984) executive producer (3 episodes, 1984-1985)
Leo and Loree (1980) executive producer
ABC Afterschool Specials (1972) executive producer (1 episode, 1985)
Inferno (0) producer (produced by)
Clan of the Cave Bear (0) executive producer (1 episode)
The Emperor's Children (0) producer
The Girl Before (0) producer
Zelda (0) producer
My Stroke of Insight (0) producer

Writer ( 4 credits )

Parenthood (2010) (13 episodes, 2011-2015)
Far and Away (1992) (story)
Parenthood (1989) (story)
Grand Theft Auto (1977) (written by)

Director ( 34 credits )

Genius (2017)
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)
In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Breakthrough (2015) (1 episode, 2015)
Made in America (2013)
Rush (2013)
The Dilemma (2011)
Angels & Demons (2009)
Frost/Nixon (2008)
The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Cinderella Man (2005)
The Missing (2003)
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Edtv (1999)
Ransom (1996)
Apollo 13 (1995)
The Paper (1994)
Far and Away (1992)
Backdraft (1991)
Parenthood (1989)
Willow (1988)
Gung Ho (1986)
Cocoon (1985)
Splash (1984)
Night Shift (1982)
Grand Theft Auto (1977)
Deed of Daring-Do (1969)
Cards, Cads, Guns, Gore and Death (1969)
Old Paint (1969)
Inferno (0)
The Graveyard Book (0) (in talks)
The Girl Before (0)
Zelda (0)