Ron Howard Biography

Ron Howard

actor, producer, director
Born: 3/1/1954
Birthplace: Duncan, Oklahoma

Actor, producer, and director who was television's ?all-American boy? and is one of film's most respected directors and producers. He portrayed Opie Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show (1960?68) and the letter-sweater-wearing teenager Richie Cunningham on Happy Days (1974?80). His directorial efforts include the films Cocoon (1985), Backdraft (1991), Far and Away (1992), Apollo 13 (1995) Ransom (1996), and A Beautiful Mind (2001). He produced How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000).

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