Harold Rance Beckenholdt, better known as Rance Howard, was an American actor, who starred in film and on television. He was the father of actor and filmmaker Ron Howard and actor Clint Howard, and grandfather of the actress Bryce Dallas Howard.
For Disney, he played McCullough in Splash, Murphy in That's So Raven, a preacher in Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2, Chuck in Terminal Velocity, Old Man McCoy in Ed Wood, an employer in Children of the Corn 3: Urban Harvest, Governor Smith in The Alamo, Al Fazin in Cinderella Man, Ely in Happy, Texas, the Engineer in The Lone Ranger, and Mr. Joseph Johnston in Spooky Buddies. He also provided stunts for Terminal Velocity.
He died eight days after his 89th birthday.