Ron Howard

Ron Howard

Highest Rated: 97% No No: A Dockumentary (2014)

Lowest Rated: 0% Village of the Giants (1965)

Birthday: Mar 01, 1954

Birthplace: Duncan, Oklahoma, USA

Ron Howard was an American actor, writer, director and producer whose wide range of directorial efforts, which include Splash" (1984), "Apollo 13" (1995), "Cinderella Man" (2005), and "Frost/Nixon" (2008), made him one of the rare filmmakers who consistently produced celebrated movies that are both critically-acclaimed and crowd-pleasing hits. Born in Duncan, Oklahoma, Howard began first came to prominence as a child actor in the 1960s. For eight seasons he played Opie Taylor on "The Andy Griffith Show" (CBS, 1960-68), making him a recognizable face to the millions of viewers who watched the wholesome family comedy each week. Whereas most child actors putter out by the time they reach adulthood, Howard's acting career continued to blossom well into his 20s. In addition to starring in films like George Lucas's Oscar-nominated high school drama "American Graffiti" (1973), Howard was able to play an even bigger role on television when he was cast as the affable Richie Cunningham on the hit ABC comedy "Happy Days" (ABC, 1974-1984). After leaving "Happy Days" in 1980, Howard longed to be behind the camera directing movies. After directing the low budget film "Grand Theft Auto" in 1977, as well as a few other TV movies, Howard made his first big theatrical film in 1982 with "Night Shift." The film received mostly positive reviews, thus giving Howard the confidence he needed to continue making films for a living. Over the next two decades he would go on to make some of the most celebrated films of the 80s and 90s, including "Splash," "Cocoon" (1985), "Parenthood" (1989), "Backdraft" (1991), and "Apollo 13," the latter of which earned two Academy Awards. In 2002 Howard earned his first two Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for the biographical drama "A Beautiful Mind" (2001). He would later earn Oscar nods for Best Picture and Director for 2008's "Frost/Nixon." In addition to acting and film directing, Howard was also a noted TV producer. Of the various shows he produced throughout his career, the most notable was arguably the Emmy Award-winning comedy "Arrested Development" (Fox/Netflix, 2003- ), of which he also served as narrator. By 2019 Howard, 65, had been working in show business consistently for over half a century and showed no signs of slowing down. In addition to directing a documentary on the life of the Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti, called simply "Pavarotti" (2019), he also had several other film projects in development, including a planned television adaptation of his classic 1988 fantasy film "Willow."

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hillbilly Elegy Director,
Producer
- 2020
92% No Score Yet Rebuilding Paradise Director,
Producer
- 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Curious George: Go West, Go Wild Executive Producer - 2020
94% 96% Dads Himself (Character),
Producer
- 2019
87% 97% Pavarotti Director,
Producer
$4.6M 2019
70% 64% Solo: A Star Wars Story Director $213.8M 2018
16% 45% The Dark Tower Producer $50.7M 2017
No Score Yet 44% Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie Himself (Character) - 2016
96% 89% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week -- The Touring Years Director,
Producer
$2.9M 2016
23% 36% Inferno Director,
Producer
$34.3M 2016
93% 78% Prophet's Prey Executive Producer $13.5K 2015
43% 53% In the Heart of the Sea Director,
Producer
$23.1M 2015
97% 81% No No: A Dockumentary Unknown (Character) - 2014
88% 82% The Good Lie Producer $2.7M 2014
58% 33% Made in America Director,
Producer
- 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Dream of Flying Producer - 2013
88% 88% Rush Director,
Producer
$26.9M 2013
44% 43% Cowboys & Aliens Producer $100.2M 2011
38% 48% Restless Producer $163.1K 2011
25% 29% The Dilemma Director,
Producer
$48.4M 2011
37% 57% Angels & Demons Director,
Producer
$133.4M 2009
No Score Yet 48% Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey Producer - 2009
93% 88% Frost/Nixon Director,
Producer
$18.6M 2008
62% 82% Changeling Producer $35.7M 2008
70% 69% Curious George Producer $58.3M 2006
26% 57% The Da Vinci Code Director $217.5M 2006
80% 91% Cinderella Man Director $61.6M 2005
82% 67% Inside Deep Throat Producer $653.6K 2005
29% 45% The Alamo Producer $22.4M 2004
88% 66% Tell Them Who You Are Himself (Character) $38.6K 2004
58% 50% The Missing Director $26.9M 2003
74% 93% A Beautiful Mind Director,
Producer
$170.7M 2001
55% 41% Osmosis Jones Tom Colonic (Voice) $13.6M 2001
60% 49% The Independent Himself (Character) $238.4K 2000
49% 56% How the Grinch Stole Christmas Director $260M 2000
82% 83% Beyond the Mat Producer $2M 1999
64% 30% EDtv Director,
Producer
$22.4M 1999
31% 52% Inventing the Abbotts Producer $5.9M 1997
12% 39% The Chamber Producer $14.4M 1996
75% 62% Ransom Director $136.5M 1996
96% 87% Apollo 13 Director $173.8M 1995
88% 66% The Paper Director $36.6M 1994
50% 62% Far and Away Director,
Producer,
Screenwriter
$58.2M 1992
74% 75% Backdraft Director $75.7M 1991
91% 76% Parenthood Director $99.6M 1989
14% 62% Vibes Executive Producer $1.7M 1988
51% 79% Willow Director $55.6M 1988
33% 46% Gung Ho Director $36.4M 1986
No Score Yet 70% Return to Mayberry Opie Taylor (Character) - 1986
79% 60% Cocoon Director $75.9M 1985
91% 58% Splash Director - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet When Your Lover Leaves Producer - 1983
92% 63% Night Shift Director - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fire on the Mountain Lee Mackie (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 88% Bitter Harvest Ned De Vries (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 40% Act of Love Leon Cybulkowski (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tut and Tuttle Director - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Skyward Director - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Through the Magic Pyramid Director - 1979
20% 33% More American Graffiti Steve Bolander (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cotton Candy Director - 1978
23% 35% Grand Theft Auto Sam Freeman (Character),
Director,
Writer (Screenplay)
- 1977
86% 88% The Shootist Gillom Rogers (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 37% Eat My Dust! Hoover Niebold (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 17% Huckleberry Finn Huckleberry Finn (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Locusts Donny Fletcher (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 42% The Spikes Gang Les (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Migrants Lyle Barlow (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 55% Happy Mother's Day, Love George Johnny (Character) - 1973
96% 84% American Graffiti Steve Bolander (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild Country Virgil Tanner (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Smoke Chris (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Boy Called Nuthin' Richie "Nuthin" Caldwell (Character) - 1968
0% 19% Village of the Giants Genius (Character) - 1965
60% 68% The Courtship of Eddie's Father Eddie Corbett (Character) - 1963
94% 85% The Music Man Winthrop Paroo (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 34% Five Minutes to Live Bobby Wilson (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 78% The Journey Billy Rhinelander (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frontier Woman Crying Child (Character) - 1956

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Astronauts Executive Producer 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2020 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Guest 2020 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2020 2013
88% 38% 68 Whiskey Executive Producer 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Best of Cheddar Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2019 2017 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2019
75% 81% Arrested Development Ron Howard / Narrator (Guest Star),
Executive Producer
2018-2019 2013 2003-2006
61% 57% Mars Executive Producer 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2018
70% 58% Genius Executive Producer,
Director
2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet 20/20 Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunday Today With Willie Geist Guest 2018
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018
92% 86% This Is Us Himself (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Breakthrough Executive Producer,
Director,
Narrator
2017 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today's Take Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet 64% The Odd Couple Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
41% 63% Chelsea Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2016 2011 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2015 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2015
No Score Yet 58% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Between the Lines With Barry Kibrick Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2015
88% 96% Parenthood Executive Producer 2010-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2013
No Score Yet 66% Top Gear Guest 2013
38% No Score Yet The Great Escape Executive Producer 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Story Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2011 2008 2002 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.com Guest 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colbert Report Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Felicity Executive Producer 1998-2002
30% 75% The Beast Executive Producer 2001
90% 100% Sports Night Executive Producer 1998-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wonderland Executive Producer 2000
85% 77% The Simpsons Himself (Guest Voice) 1998-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 1999
93% 94% Frasier Stephen (Guest Voice) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet From the Earth to the Moon Producer 1998
23% No Score Yet Hiller and Diller Executive Producer 1997-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Parenthood Executive Producer 1990-1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Days Richie Cunningham (Character) 1982-1984 1974-1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang Richie Cunningham (Voice) 1980-1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley Unknown (Guest Star) 1979 1976-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet 93% M*A*S*H Wendell (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Gary (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walt Disney's Disneyland Chris (Character) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Jamie Barker (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gentle Ben Unknown (Guest Star) 1969 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daniel Boone Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lancer Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show Opie Taylor (Character) 1960-1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Danny Kaye Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Opie Taylor (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Gus (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Chet Duncan (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dobie Gillis Unknown (Guest Star) 1959-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The June Allyson Show Unknown (Character) 1959
82% 94% The Twilight Zone Wilcox Boy (Character) 1959

QUOTES FROM Ron Howard CHARACTERS

Gillom Rogers says: Mr. Books, How is it you've killed so many men? My spread wasn't much bigger than yours.

Zaneeta Shinn says: It's indecent to meet boys at the footbridge!

Tommy Djilas says: he answers Zaneeta: First thing after supper?

Winthrop Paroo says: she answers Tommy: All right! Ye Gods!

Harold Hill says: Mothers of River City, heed that warning before it's too late! Watch for the telltale signs of corruption! The minute your son leaves the house, does he rebuckle his knickerbockers below the knee? Is there a nicotine stain on his index finger? A dime-novel hidden in the corncrib? Is he starting to memorize jokes from Captain Billy's Whiz-Bang? Are certain words creeping into his conversation? Words like "swell" and "so's your old man"? If so my friends, ya got trouble!

Harold Hill says: Mothers of River City, heed that warning before it's too late! Watch for the telltale signs of corruption! The minute your son leaves the house, does he rebuckle his knickerbockers below the knee? Is there a nicotine stain on his index finger? A dime-novel hidden in the corncrib? Is he starting to memorize jokes from Captain Billy's Whiz-Bang? Are certain words creeping into his conversation? Words like 'swell' and "so's your old man"? If so my friends, ya got trouble!

Winthrop Paroo says: No, thank you, AMARYLLITH! (Winthrop had an embarressing lisp)

Winthrop Paroo says: No, thank you, AMARYLLITH! [Winthrop had an embarressing lisp]

Harold Hill says: Ladies and gentlemen, either you are closing your eyes to a situation you do not wish to acknowledge, or you are not aware of the caliber of disaster indicated by the presence of a pool table in your community!

Marcellus Washburn says: Well, ain't no call for a boys' band in this town. Anything these Iowa people don't have already, they do without.

Tommy Djilas says: Mayor Shinn, your honor, your daughter and I have been going steady behind your back.

Tommy Djilas says: Mayor Shinn, your honor, your daughter and I have been going steady behind your back.

Ron Howard says: After Grand Theft Auto premiered on television Roger said to me "This makes your 7.5% look really good. And my 92.5% look damn wonderful!

Ron Howard says: After Grand Theft Auto premiered on television Roger said to me 'This makes your 7.5% look really good. And my 92.5% look damn wonderful!'

Curt Henderson says: I'm telling you this was the most perfect, dazzling creature I've ever seen!

Steve Bolander says: She's gone. Forget it.

Curt Henderson says: She spoke to me, she spoke to me right through the window. I think she said I love you...That means nothing to you people?...You have no romance, no soul?...Someone wants me. Someone roaming the streets wants me...Will you turn the corner?

Curt Henderson says: She spoke to me, she spoke to me right through the window. I think she said I love you. That means nothing to you people? You have no romance, no soul? Someone wants me. Someone roaming the streets wants me. Will you turn the corner?

Steve Bolander says: Do you want to end up like John? You just can't stay 17 forever!

Steve Bolander says: You wanna end up like John? You just can't stay seventeen forever.