Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is one of this generation’s most popular directors. From the critically acclaimed Oscar-winning dramas A Beautiful Mind and Apollo 13 to the hit comedies Parenthood and Splash, he has created some of Hollywood’s most memorable films. Whether in front of or behind the camera, or for film, television or documentaries, Howard has been a part of many of the most significant projects in every decade since the 1960s.
A Beautiful Mind earned Howard an Oscar for Best Director and Best Picture, and also won for Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress.
Howard has been honored by numerous organizations and in March 2013, Howard was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. In 2015, Howard was honored with a second star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, making him one of the select few to have been recognized with two stars.
Howard’s past films include the 2017 Grammy award-winning Best Music Film The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Rush, The Da Vinci Code, Frost/Nixon, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Ransom, Backdraft, The Paper, Far and Away, and Cocoon, just to name a few.
Howard has also served as an executive producer on a number of award-winning television shows, such as the Emmy-winning HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon, Fox’s Emmy Award winning Best Comedy Arrested Development – a series he also narrates, NBC’s Parenthood, NatGeo’s award winning anthology series Genius, and 68 Whiskey for Paramount Network.
Howard made his directorial debut in 1977 with the comedy Grand Theft Auto. He began his career in film as a child actor, first appearing in The Journey and The Music Man. He later starred as Opie on the long-running television series The Andy Griffith Show and as Richie Cunningham on the popular series Happy Days, both Nielsen rated #1 series.
Howard met his longtime friend and business partner Brian Grazer in the early 1980s and embarked on what is now one of the longest running partnerships in Hollywood. Their collaboration began with the hit comedies Night Shift and Splash, and in 1986 the two founded Imagine Entertainment, which they continue to run together as chairmen.
Clint Howard has amassed over 200 acting credits during his more than 60-year career, beginning with his acting debut on the Andy Griffith show at just two years old. The Hollywood icon comes from a family of actors as the son of Rance Howard and Jean Speegle and the younger brother of actor and Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard.
Clint has played a variety of characters over the years, appearing in classic films including Tango & Cash, FrostNixon, Apollo 13, the Austin Powers trilogy, The Waterboy, The Rocketeer, and Disney’s The Jungle Book, along with hundreds of other titles. He also guest-starred in four Star Trek episodes across four series.
His first prominent television role was as a regular on the series Gentle Ben from 1967-1969. He also made a memorable appearance on the well-known American sitcom Seinfeld, playing “Tobias Lehigh Nagy,” a serial killer terrorizing Los Angeles. Other roles include appearances on The Streets of San Francisco, The Virginian, Breaking Point, and The Fugitive.
Clint has appeared in more than a dozen films directed by his brother Ron, and the pair shared the details of their unique upbringing in a book, The Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and Family.
In addition to his acting career, Clint was the lead singer and frontman of his band, The Kempsters.