Knowledge Identifier: +Ron_Howard
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1954.
Countries: United States (69%), United Kingdom (9%), (8%)
Linked to: University of Southern California, Vanity Fair, United States Air Force, American Broadcasting Company
The family moved to Hollywood in 1958, the year before the birth of his younger brother, Clint Howard
He starred in the 1963 film "The Courtship of Eddie's Father", with Glenn Ford
Howard played Steve Bolander in George Lucas's coming-of-age film "American Graffiti" in 1973
Beginning in 1974, he played the likeable "buttoned-down" boy, in contrast to Henry Winkler's "greaser" Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli
In 1976, Howard played Gillom Rogers in the movie "The Shootist", with John Wayne
When he hosted "Saturday Night Live" in the 1980s, Eddie Murphy called him "Opie Cunningham"
Joe Napolitano - In the 1980s, Napolitano's work included acting as assistant director on feature film projects, working on films with directors Brian Hutton, Danny DeVito, Stuart Rosenberg, Donald Bellisario, Ron Howard, Howard Zieff, Terry Gilliam, Antoine Fuqua, and on multiple projects directed by Brian De Palma
Their first child, daughter Bryce Dallas Howard was born on March 2, 1981
Tom Hanks - Bosom Buddies and a guest appearance on a 1982 episode of Happy Days ("A Case of Revenge," where he played a disgruntled former classmate of The Fonz) prompted director Ron Howard to contact Hanks.
Kevin Costner - Costner made a very brief cameo in the 1982 Ron Howard film "Night Shift", he is listed in the credits as 'Frat Boy No. 1' and appears at the climax of a frat-style, blow-out party in the New York City morgue, when the music is suddenly stopped by a frantic Henry Winkler, Costner can be seen holding a beer and looking surprised at the sudden halt of celebration
Howard Morris - In 1984, he played Dr. Zidell in "Splash", a film directed by Ron Howard
Howard's last significant on-screen role was a reprisal of his famous role as Opie Taylor in the 1986 TV movie "Return to Mayberry", an "Andy Griffith Show" reunion reuniting him with Griffith, Don Knotts, and most of the cast
Steve Martin - Martin starred in the Ron Howard film "Parenthood", with Moranis in 1989
Parenthood (2010 TV series) - "Parenthood" is based on the 1989 film of the same name, co-written and directed by Ron Howard
Michael Oliver (actor) - When "Problem Child" was released in 1990, Oliver's appearance reminded people of a young Ron Howard as "Opie Taylor" in the "Andy Griffith Show"
Tom Hanks - Hanks' next roleastronaut and commander Jim Lovell, in the 1995 movie Apollo 13--reunited him with Ron Howard.
Apollo 13 (film) - "'Apollo 13"' is a 1995 American historical docudrama film directed by Ron Howard
When asked in 2000 if he would ever like to return to acting, Howard replied, "Only if I can act with Cindy Williams again", referring to the actress who played opposite him in "American Graffiti"
Liev Schreiber - He played supporting roles in several studio films, including the 2000 movie version of "Hamlet" with Ethan Hawke, Ron Howard's 1996 remake of "Ransom" with Mel Gibson, "The Hurricane" with Denzel Washington, and he played Tom Clancy's fictional C.I.A. super spy and assassin John Clark in "The Sum of All Fears" with Ben Affleck
Jennifer Connelly - The script of Ron Howard's 2001 film "A Beautiful Mind", loosely based on Sylvia Nasar's 1998 biography of the mathematician John Nash, sparked her interest in the project
Walter Cronkite - Cronkite appeared briefly in the 2005 dramatic documentary "The American Ruling Class" written by Lewis Lapham, "Thirteen Days", reporting on the Cuban missile crisis and provided the opening synopsis of the American Space Program leading to the events in Apollo 13 for the Ron Howard film of the same name
Russell Crowe - In 2005, he re-teamed with $A_Beautiful_Mind (A_Beautiful_Mind_(film)) director Ron Howard for Cinderella Man. In 2006 he re-teamed with Gladiator director Ridley Scott for A Good Year, the first of two consecutive collaborations (the second being American Gangster co-starring again with Denzel Washington, released in late 2007).
Gino Conforti - He can be seen looking at his customer as she asks the camera, "What's really in a hot dog-" In 2009, he made an appearance as Cardinal Pugini in the Ron Howard directed film "Angels & Demons"
Pete Haycock - Haycock collaborated with Zimmer again in 2011, and played guitar on Ron Howard's soundtrack for "The Dilemma",
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles - In February 2012, the fourth book in "The Vampire Chronicles", "The Tale of the Body Thief", entered a stage of development with Brian Grazer and Ron Howard's film production company, Imagine Entertainment
Ben Whishaw - Whishaw's upcoming film projects include the independent film "Lilting", to be released in the UK and the US in 2014; "Suffragette", a story of the early feminist movement written by Abi Morgan and starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl_Streep; "The Lobster", an upcoming romantic science fiction thriller from Greek director Yorgos_Lanthimos; the role of Herman Melville in Ron Howard's "In the Heart of the Sea"; and the role of Freddie Mercury in an upcoming biopic
Warwick Davis - On July 26, 2017 it was announced that Davis will be appearing in the upcoming "Untitled Han Solo film" that will reunite him with his "Willow" director Ron Howard