Actor, director, producer
Source Ronald William "Ron" Howard
is an American filmmaker, actor, director, and producer, best known for his roles as a child actor, including Opie in
The Andy Griffiths Show
and Steve Bolander in
and its sequel,
More American Graffiti
, and as the director of the Academy Award winning film,
A Beautiful Mind
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 1988 film Willow for Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox. He returned to Disney to direct the 1996 film , and produced the Ransom 2004 film, The Alamo for Touchstone. He directed the 2018 film , replacing former directors Solo Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
He is the older brother of
Clint Howard and father of Bryce Dallas Howard.
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.