Who Is Ron Howard?
Ron Howard, fondly called as Ronnie, is a well-known actor, director, and filmmaker. He became famous in the movie industry for his role as Opie Taylor in the iconic The Andy Griffith Show. He is also accredited for the success of the movies – The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons. He debuted his career as a director in 1978 with the movie, Grand Theft Auto. Furthermore, he gained recognition for the success of Apollo 13, Splash, Parenthood, and A Beautiful Mind.
Celebrity Name: Ron Howard
Full Name: Ronald William Howard
Birth Date: March 1, 1954
Birth Place: Duncan, Oklahoma, US
Weight: 79 kilos
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Wife: Cheryl Howard, married since 1975
Children: Jocelyn Howard, Paige Howard, Reed Howard, Bryce Dallas Howard
Profession: American actor and filmmaker
Net Worth: $140 million
Ron Howard was born on March 1, 1954, in Duncan, Oklahoma. He is the eldest son of Rance Howard, an actor, director, and writer, and Jean Speegle Howard, an actress. The original surname of his father is Beckenholdt but took the stage name Howard when he became an actor. In 1958, Ron’s family moved to Hollywood. After a year, he gained a brother named Clint Howard.
The Howard Family lived in the Desilu Studios, where the filming of The Andy Griffith Show took place later. They resided in Hollywood for around three years before moving to Burbank.
While he was young, Ron was tutored in Desilu Studios and continued his studies at the Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary. During his high school, he attended the David Star Jordan Junior High but graduated at the John Burroughs High School. During his college, he was admitted to the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts but did not finish his degree.
On June 7, 1975, Ron married Cheryl Alley. They have four children together, Bryce Dallas, a famous actress, Reed Cross, and twins Paige and Jocelyn Carlyle.
Ron Howard Career
Ron Howard continues to have a flourishing career in the movie industry. He started out as a successful actor and became a remarkable director.
As an Actor
In 1959, Roy debuted his acting career in the film, The Journey. Later on, he appeared in television series, including The DuPont Show With June Allyson, The Twilight Zone, Dennis the Menace, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Counter Gun, and The Cheyenne Show.
In 1960, he was included in the main cast of The Andy Griffith Show and was part of the sitcom for all its eight seasons.
In 1962, he appeared in The Music Man as Winthrop Paroo and in the movie The Courtship of Eddie’s Father along with Glenn Ford in 1963.
Other sitcoms that Howard starred in include, I Spy, The Smith Family, Land of the Giants, Daniel Boone, M*A*S*H, The Bold Ones, and the movie, The Eleventh Hour.
He was also in The Story and Song From the Haunted Mansion, a Disney Records Album in 1969. In 1974, he was a guest star in The Gift episode of The Waltons. In 1973, he played the role of Steve Bolander in the 1973 movie, American Grafitti. His performance in this movie led him to land one of the lead roles of Happy Days, a popular TV series, in 1974.
As a Director
Before Howard left Happy Days, he debuted his directing career with the 1977 movie, Grand Theft Auto. From then on, he directed various TV shows but his big break as a director happened when he directed te 1982 film, Night Shift, which starred notable actors, including Shelley Long, Henry Winkler, and Michael Keaton.
Since then, he directed a lot of movies, such as Parenthood, Splash, Backdraft, Cocoon, Apollo 13, Willow, A Beautiful Mind, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Da Vinci Code, Cinderella Man, Angels and Demons, Inferno, Rush, and In the Heart of the Sea.
Awards and Achievements
In December 2005, Howard received an honor from the Museum of Moving Images and another one from the American Cinema Editors in February 2006. In 2009, along with his partner, Brian Grazer, he received the Milestone Award from the Producers Guild of America in November and The Big Apple Award from the Tisch School of Cinematic Arts in November.
Howard also received the Humanitarian Award from the Simon Wiesenthal Center last May 2010. He was given the Gold Hugo-Career Achievement Award from the Chicago Film Festival in June 2010.
Furthermore, Howard was added to the Television Hall of Fame in March 2013 and an honorary star in the Motion Pictures category in December 2015.
With all his awards and achievements, Roy Howard is considered to be one of the most notable and successful personalities in the movie industry.
Ron Howard Total Net Worth 2020
The total net worth of Ron Howard is $140 million. His wealth mostly came from his career as an actor and director. He has an estate located in Westchester County, New York that holds a value of $27,500,000. From 2007, he is believed to have earned more than $35 million. His salary for Dilemma in 2012 is at least $10,000,000, A Beautiful Mind in 2001 is at least $10,000,000, and Eat My Dust is $100,000.