Actor, director, producer
Source Ronald William "Ron" Howard
is an American filmmaker, actor, director, and producer. He is well known for founding the production company Imagine Entertainment (along with Brian Grazer).
Howard's first project with
Disney was in 1969 in the Disneyland record Story and Song from The Haunted Mansion, playing a teenager that finds himself trapped inside the Haunted Mansion. His first film role at Disney came in 1970, when he played Virgil Tanner in the film, .
The Wild Country
Eventually becoming a director, Howard returned to Disney in
1984 and directed (which launched the Splash Touchstone Pictures label). He later directed the 1996 film, and produced the Ransom 2004 film, The Alamo for Touchstone.
Howard also starred as Steve Bolander in the
Lucasfilm picture, American Graffiti and its sequel, More American Graffiti and directed the 1988 film, Willow for the studio.
Howard also directed
, taking over from Solo Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
He is the older brother of
Some of his notable films outside Disney include
Frost/Nixon and A Beautiful Mind.
Ron Howard speaks onstage at the 64th annual Emmy Awards in September 2012.
Ron Howard attending the 2013 Toronto International Film Fest.
Ron Howard at his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony in December 2015.
Ron Howard attending the 2017 Tribeca Film Fest.
Ron Howard speaks at the
Genius panel at the National Geographic portion of the 2017 Winter TCA Tour.
Ron Howard attending the 71st annual Cannes Film Fest in May 2018.
Ron Howard speaks onstage at the 2019 Writers' Guild Awards.
Ron Howard and Brian Grazer attending the 2019 Toronto International Film Fest.
Ron Howard attending the 2020 Sundance Film Fest.