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Filmography

When the lights go down...

On this page I'll include an annotated list of all the star's film, television, and stage appearances. I'll include pictures and comments on each film. I'll also include sample sound and video files, if I can get my hands on some.

Here's an example of a format I might use for the entries in my filmography.


Sometimes Credited As:
Ronny Howard
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Filmography as: Actor, Producer, Director, Writer, Miscellaneous crew, Notable TV guest appearances
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Actor - filmography
(2000s) (1990s) (1980s) (1970s) (1960s) (1950s)

Intimate Portrait: Cindy Williams (2001) (TV)
Osmosis Jones (2001)
Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens, a Life in Animation (2000) (V) .... Himself
Independent, The (2000) .... Himself


Film-Fest DVD: Issue 2 - Cannes (1999) (V) .... Himself (Interviewee)
From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic (1999) .... Himself
Welcome to Hollywood (1998) .... Himself
One Vision (1998)
Frank Capra's American Dream (1997) (TV) .... Host/Narrator
Homeward Bound (1994) (TV) .... Himself
George Lucas: Heroes, Myths and Magic (1993) .... Himself
Magical World of Chuck Jones, The (1992) .... Himself (interviewee)


Return to Mayberry (1986) (TV) .... Opie Taylor
When Your Lover Leaves (1983) (TV)
"Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour, The" (1982) TV Series .... Richie Cunningham (1982-1983)
Fire on the Mountain (1981) (TV) .... Lee Mackie
Bitter Harvest (1981) (TV) .... Ned De Vries
"Fonz and the Happy Days Gang" (1980) TV Series (voice) .... Richie Cunningham
Act of Love (1980) (TV) .... Leon Cybulkowski


More American Graffiti (1979) .... Steve Bolander
... aka Purple Haze (1979)
NBC Salutes the 25th Anniversary of the Wonderful World of Disney (1978) (TV) .... Himself
Grand Theft Auto (1977) .... Sam Freeman
First Nudie Musical, The (1976) (uncredited) .... Actor at Audition
I'm a Fool (1976) (TV)
Shootist, The (1976) .... Gillom Rogers
Special Olivia Newton John, A (1976) (TV)
Eat My Dust! (1976) .... Hoover Niebold
Huckleberry Finn (1975) (TV) .... Huckleberry Finn
Locusts (1974) (TV) .... Donny Fletcher
Spikes Gang, The (1974) .... Les Richter
Migrants, The (1974) (TV) .... Lyle Barlow
"Happy Days" (1974) TV Series .... Richie Cunningham (1974-1980)
... aka "Happy Days Again" (1974) (USA: syndication title)
Happy Mother's Day, Love George (1973) .... Johnny
... aka Run, Stranger, Run (1973) (USA: TV title)
American Graffiti (1973) (as Ronny Howard) .... Steve Bolander
Wild Country, The (1971) (as Ronny Howard) .... Virgil
... aka Newcomers, The (1971)
"Smith Family, The" (1971) TV Series .... Bob Smith
Smoke (1970) (TV) .... Chris


Boy Called Nuthin', A (1967) (TV) .... Richie " Nuthin' " Caldwell
Village of the Giants (1965) (as Ronny Howard) .... Genius
Courtship of Eddie's Father, The (1963) (as Ronny Howard) .... Eddie
Music Man, The (1962) (as Ronny Howard) .... Winthrop Paroo
Door-to-Door Maniac (1961) .... Bobby
... aka Five Minutes to Live (1961)
... aka Last Blood (1961) (USA: video title)
"Andy Griffith Show, The" (1960) TV Series (as Ronny Howard) .... Opie Taylor (1960-1968)
... aka "Andy of Mayberry" (1960) (USA: syndication title)


Journey, The (1959) (as Ronny Howard) .... Billy Rhinelander
Frontier Woman (1955) (uncredited) .... Bit Part




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Filmography as: Actor, Producer, Director, Writer, Miscellaneous crew, Notable TV guest appearances
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Producer - filmography
(2000s) (1990s) (1980s)

Say Uncle (2002) (producer)
"Beast, The" (2001) TV Series (executive producer)
How to Eat Fried Worms (2001) (producer)
Beautiful Mind, A (2001) (producer)
Eye See You (2001) (producer)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) (producer)
... aka Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) (USA)
... aka Grinch, The (2000/I) (Australia) (USA: promotional title)
"Wonderland" (2000) TV Series (executive producer)


Student Affairs (1999) (TV) (producer)
Beyond the Mat (1999) (producer)
Edtv (1999) (producer)
... aka Ed TV (1999) (USA: poster title)
"PJs, The" (1999) TV Series (executive producer)
"Felicity" (1998) TV Series (executive producer)
"Sports Night" (1998) TV Series (executive producer)
"From the Earth to the Moon" (1998) (mini) TV Series (producer)
"Hiller and Diller" (1997) TV Series (executive producer)
Inventing the Abbotts (1997) (producer)
Chamber, The (1996) (producer)
Far and Away (1992) (producer)
Closet Land (1991) (executive producer)
"Parenthood" (1990) TV Series (executive producer)


'burbs, The (1989) (executive producer)
Clean and Sober (1988) (executive producer)
Lone Star Kid (1988) (executive producer)
Vibes (1988) (executive producer)
No Man's Land (1987) (executive producer)
Take Five (1987) (TV) (executive producer)
Gung Ho (1986) (executive producer)
... aka Working Class Man (1986)
Into Thin Air (1985) (TV) (executive producer)
No Greater Gift (1985) (TV) (executive producer)
"Maximum Security" (1984) TV Series (executive producer)
When Your Lover Leaves (1983) (TV) (executive producer)
Through the Magic Pyramid (1981) (TV) (executive producer)
... aka Tut and Tuttle (1981) (TV)
Leo and Loree (1980) (executive producer)
Skyward (1980) (TV) (executive producer)
... aka Ron Howard's 'Skyward' (1980) (TV)




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Filmography as: Actor, Producer, Director, Writer, Miscellaneous crew, Notable TV guest appearances
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Director - filmography
(2000s) (1990s) (1980s) (1970s) (1960s)

Beautiful Mind, A (2001)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
... aka Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) (USA)
... aka Grinch, The (2000/I) (Australia) (USA: promotional title)


Edtv (1999)
... aka Ed TV (1999) (USA: poster title)
Ransom (1996)
Apollo 13 (1995)
Paper, The (1994)
Far and Away (1992)
Backdraft (1991)


Parenthood (1989)
Willow (1988)
Take Five (1987) (TV)
Gung Ho (1986)
... aka Working Class Man (1986)
No Greater Gift (1985) (TV)
Cocoon (1985)
Splash (1984)
Night Shift (1982)
Through the Magic Pyramid (1981) (TV)
... aka Tut and Tuttle (1981) (TV)
Skyward (1980) (TV)
... aka Ron Howard's 'Skyward' (1980) (TV)


Cotton Candy (1978) (TV)
... aka Ron Howard's Cotton Candy (1978) (TV) (USA)
Grand Theft Auto (1977)


Deed of Derring-Do (1969)




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Filmography as: Actor, Producer, Director, Writer, Miscellaneous crew, Notable TV guest appearances
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Writer - filmography
(1990s) (1980s) (1970s)

Far and Away (1992) (story)


Parenthood (1989) (story)


Cotton Candy (1978) (TV)
... aka Ron Howard's Cotton Candy (1978) (TV) (USA)
Grand Theft Auto (1977)




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Filmography as: Actor, Producer, Director, Writer, Miscellaneous crew, Notable TV guest appearances
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Miscellaneous crew - filmography

Apollo 13 (1995) (executive music producer) (uncredited)


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Filmography as: Actor, Producer, Director, Writer, Miscellaneous crew, Notable TV guest appearances
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Notable TV guest appearances

"Simpsons, The" (1989) playing "Himself"(voice) in episode: "Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder" (episode # 11.6) 11/14/1999
"Frasier" (1993) playing "Stephen"(voice) in episode: "Good Samaritan" (episode # 6.11) 1/7/1999
"Directors, The" (1999) playing "Himself"
"Simpsons, The" (1989) playing "Himself"(voice) in episode: "When You Dish Upon A Star" (episode # 10.4) 11/8/1998
"Inside the Actors Studio" (1994)
"Dennis Miller Show, The" (1992) playing "Himself"
"Happy Days" (1974) playing "Richie" in episode: "Passages: Part 2" (episode # 11.21) 5/8/1984
"Happy Days" (1974) playing "Richie" in episode: "Welcome Home: Part 2" (episode # 11.5) 11/1/1983
"Happy Days" (1974) playing "Richie" in episode: "Welcome Home: Part 1" (episode # 11.4) 10/25/1983
"Laverne & Shirley" (1976) playing "Richie Cunningham" in episode: "Shotgun Wedding: Part 2" (episode # 5.3) 1979
"Laverne & Shirley" (1976) playing "Richie Cunningham" in episode: "Birthday Show, The" (episode # 2.22) 1977
"Laverne & Shirley" (1976) playing "Richie Cunningham" in episode: "Excuse Me, May I Cut In?" (episode # 2.8) 1976
"Waltons, The" (1972) playing "Seth" in episode: "Gift, The" (episode # 2.18) 1/24/1974
"M*A*S*H" (1972) playing "Wendell"(as Ronny Howard) in episode: "Sometimes You Hear the Bullet" (episode # 1.17) 1/28/1973
"Bonanza" (1959) (as Ronny Howard) in episode: "Initiation, The" (episode # 14.3) 9/26/1972
"Love, American Style" (1969) playing "Richie Cunningham" in episode: "Love and the Happy Days" 2/25/1972
"Headmaster, The" (1970) 1970
"Gunsmoke" (1955) playing "Jamie"(as Ronny Howard) in episode: "Charlie Noon" (episode # 15.7) 11/3/1969
"Land of the Giants" (1968) playing "Jodar" in episode: "Genius at Work" (episode # 1.21) 3/9/1969
"Lancer" (1968) (as Ronny Howard) in episode: "Jelly" (episode # 1.8) 11/19/1968
"F.B.I., The" (1965) (as Ronny Howard) in episode: "Runaways, The" (episode # 4.91) 10/13/1968
"Mayberry R.F.D." (1968) playing "Opie Taylor"(as Ronny Howard) in episode: "Andy and Helen Get Married" (episode # 1.1) 9/23/1968
"Monroes, The" (1966) (as Ronny Howard) in episode: "Teaching the Tiger to Purr" (episode # 1.25) 3/15/1967
"I Spy" (1965) in episode: "Little Boy Lost" (episode # 2.14) 12/14/1966
"Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." (1964) playing "Opie Taylor"(as Ronny Howard) in episode: "Opie Joins the Marines" (episode # 2.26) 3/18/1966
"Big Valley, The" (1965) playing "Tommy"(as Ronny Howard) in episode: "Night of the Wolf" (episode # 1.12) 12/1/1965
"Fugitive, The" (1963) playing "Gus" in episode: "Cry Uncle" (episode # 2.11) 12/1/1964
"Daniel Boone" (1964) playing "Luke"(as Ronny Howard)
"Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, The" (1959) playing "Math Teacher's Son" in episode: "Room at the Bottom" (episode # 1.3443) 3/9/1960
"Twilight Zone, The" (1959) playing "The Wilcox Boy" in episode: "Walking Distance" (episode # 1.5) 10/30/1959
"Johnny Ringo" (1959) in episode: "Accused, The" (episode # 1.3) 10/15/1959
"Lassie" (1954) (as Ronny Howard)

A film reel; Actual size=240 pixels wide

Movie Reels

Far and Away (1992)

I think this is Ron Howard's best movie. It is a very personal film about his herritage. He wrote some of the story, and I find that rare in his movies for some reason. The character's also go through many different emotions and difficult times.

It stars Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.

Scenery is very beautiful. May not appeal to everyone, but I enjoyed it.