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American film director, producer, and actor

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Ron Howard: American film director, producer, and actor
Ronald William Howard is an American film director, producer and actor. Howard first came to prominence as a child actor, guest-starring in several television series, including an episode of The Twilight Zone. He gained national attention for playing young Opie Taylor, the son of Sheriff Andy Taylor in the sitcom The Andy Griffith Show from 1960 through 1968. During this time, he also appeared in the musical film The Music Man (1962), a critical and commercial success. He was credited as Ronny Howard in his film and television appearances from 1959 to 1973. Howard was cast in one of the lead roles in the coming-of-age film American Graffiti (1973), and became a household name for playing Richie Cunningham in the sitcom Happy Days, a role he would play from 1974 through 1980.

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Ron Howard on 'Hillbilly Elegy' Critics: "Looking at Political Thematics" That Aren't Central to Story | THR News [Video]

Ron Howard on 'Hillbilly Elegy' Critics: "Looking at Political Thematics" That Aren't Central to Story | THR News

Despite its all-star pedigree, Ron Howard's 'Hillbilly Elegy,' starring Amy Adams and Glenn Close, has been criticized online since it debuted on Netflix last week.

Credit: The Hollywood Reporter     Duration: 01:53Published

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