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Ron Howard

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Ronald William Howard (born March 1, 1954) is an American director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. He 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 19,604,247 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia. Ron Howard is the 716th most popular actor (down from 690th in 2019), the 1,337th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,270th in 2019) and the 355th 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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  • 60.21

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  • 62

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.39

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.67

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Among actors, Ron Howard ranks 716 out of 9,996Before him are Peter Cushing, Mark Harmon, Ed Asner, Bette Midler, Roberts Blossom, and Ray Liotta. After him are Claudia Mori, Andy Serkis, Holland Taylor, Sondra Locke, Oskar Werner, and Erik Bruhn.

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Among people born in 1954, Ron Howard ranks 38Before him are Condoleezza Rice, Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, Rene Russo, Vojislav Šešelj, Harald Schumacher, and Ray Liotta. After him are Carlos Ghosn, Jorge Jesus, João Lourenço, Sezen Aksu, Yanni, and Prayut Chan-o-cha.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ron Howard ranks 1,337 out of 18,182Before him are Roberts Blossom (1924), Ray Liotta (1954), Dick Fosbury (1947), Red Cloud (1822), John Fenn (1917), and Sam Raimi (1959). After him are Holland Taylor (1943), Sondra Locke (1944), Robert H. Grubbs (1942), Edward B. Lewis (1918), Carl Woese (1928), and Florence Griffith Joyner (1959).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Ron Howard ranks 355Before him are Max Wright (1943), Mark Harmon (1951), Ed Asner (1929), Bette Midler (1945), Roberts Blossom (1924), and Ray Liotta (1954). After him are Holland Taylor (1943), Sondra Locke (1944), Ben Stiller (1965), Viola Davis (1965), Susan Hayward (1917), and Andie MacDowell (1958).

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