Ron Howard

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Ronald William Howard (born March 1, 1954) 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 (played by Andy Griffith) in the sitcom The Andy Griffith Show from 1960 through 1968. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ron Howard has received more than 16,793,586 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Ron Howard is the 690th most popular actor (up from 894th in 2019), the 1,271st most popular biography from United States (up from 1,728th in 2019) and the 348th most popular American Actor.

Ron Howard is most famous for his work as a director and producer, and is best known for his work on the television series "Happy Days" and "The Andy Griffith Show."

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Among actors, Ron Howard ranks 690 out of 10,030Before him are Ryan Reynolds, Frank Langella, James Spader, Michael Gough, Benicio del Toro, and Eva Marie Saint. After him are Setsuko Hara, Julie Walters, Michel Galabru, Charles Boyer, Lucy Liu, and Michael Nyqvist.

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Among people born in 1954, Ron Howard ranks 35Before him are Carlos Ghosn, Halimah Yacob, Velupillai Prabhakaran, Jim Belushi, Yanni, and Condoleezza Rice. After him are Rene Russo, Bernard Hinault, Andrej Babiš, Paolo Gentiloni, Vojislav Šešelj, and François Fillon.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ron Howard ranks 1,271 out of 15,968Before him are Laura Bush (1946), Fats Domino (1928), Courtney Love (1964), Jack Swigert (1931), Ray Kurzweil (1948), and Eva Marie Saint (1924). After him are Robert Moog (1934), Sam Shepard (1943), Pat Garrett (1850), Spike Lee (1957), Poul Anderson (1926), and Timothy McVeigh (1968).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Ron Howard ranks 348Before him are Walter Brennan (1894), Jennifer Jones (1919), James Garner (1928), Frank Langella (1938), James Spader (1960), and Eva Marie Saint (1924). After him are Lucy Liu (1968), Jane Russell (1921), Ben Stiller (1965), Alan Alda (1936), Wesley Snipes (1962), and Candice Bergen (1946).

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