Ron Howard’s net worth is unknown.
Ron Howard has a long and illustrious Hollywood career as a director, producer, and actor. He’s worked with many of the industry’s greats, like Andy Griffith, Henry Fonda, and Bette Davis, and is now one of them. More about the iconic actor and filmmaker’s career, as well as his net worth, may be found below.
Ron Howard has had to shed his ‘Opie’ persona.
Howard’s early career was a resounding success. His portrayal of young Opie Taylor on the classic comedy The Andy Griffith Show is unquestionably his most well-known role.
For the role of the youngest Taylor, the future filmmaker didn’t even have to audition.
He was recognized by the creator of the Griffith Show, but initially by actor and future US president Ronald Reagan, after appearing in an episode of General Electric Theater.
“It was a pilot for a television show.”
Howard told the Television Academy Foundation that Ronald Reagan was presenting the show at the time (TAF). “I believe I didn’t have much of a credit, but Ronald Reagan had watched the episode, and at the conclusion, he just improvised and said something like, ‘Special thanks to little Ronnie Howard who did a beautiful job as Barnaby,’ or something along those lines.”
And it prompted Sheldon Leonard, the producer of [The Andy Griffith Show], to phone my agent and say, “I’m producing a series with Andy Griffith, and we need a son.”
Howard was approached by the movies and an Oscar.
Following the Griffith Show, Howard went on to star in a number of television episodes, including Happy Days and The Smith Family alongside Henry Fonda, as well as some lesser-known shows like The Magical World of Disney.
“Now I know that I was equally shaped by projects that no one remembers, nor would I want anybody to,” the actor wrote in his book, despite the fact that they were less famous.
The mediocrities and stinkers had about equal influence in choosing the course I took to adulthood.”
His passion for film led him to the University of Southern California’s film program, and in 1977, he directed his first film, Grand Theft Auto. Splash, Cocoon, Gung Ho, Parenthood, Backdraft, Far and Away, Apollo 13, Ransom, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas were all hits at the box office after his follow-up feature Night Shift in 1982. Howard’s film A Beautiful Mind won Best Picture at the 2002 Academy Awards… Brinkwire Entertainment latest news.