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    Born on January 3, 1954 in Duncan, Oklahoma

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Happy Days (1974)

Ron Howard as "Richie Cunningham"

Set in 1950s and 1960s Milwaukee, this series tells the story of the Cunningham family - father Howard, mother Marion, son Richie and daughter Joanie. Howard owns a hardware store, while Marion stays at home. Richie's best friends are Potsie and Ralph. Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli is the local bad boy, riding a motorcycle and filling his days with fixing cars and dating girls. During the show's run, Richie leaves home to join the U.S. Army.

Golden Globe (1978) Won Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy

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'Splash' Cast: Where Are They Now?

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Mar 7th 2014, 7:00AM

Mar 7th 2014, 7:00AM

Aaron Paul in 'The Dark Tower'? Actor in Talks With Ron Howard About Eddie Dean Role

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Jan 21st 2014, 2:00PM

Jan 21st 2014, 2:00PM

Is This Proof That Chris Pratt Is in 'Jurassic World'? (PHOTO)

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Jan 14th 2014, 3:00PM

Jan 14th 2014, 3:00PM

Ron Howard's 'In the Heart of the Sea' Set Evacuated Amid Flash Flooding

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Dec 3rd 2013, 9:30AM

Dec 3rd 2013, 9:30AM

'Rush': Ron Howard Reviews His Sexy Racing Drama in Six Seconds (VIDEO)

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Sep 20th 2013, 12:30PM

Sep 20th 2013, 12:30PM

The 5 Scenes Ron Howard Is Most Proud Of (VIDEO)

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Sep 19th 2013, 11:00AM

Sep 19th 2013, 11:00AM

Ron Howard's 5 Favorite Movie Rivalries (VIDEO)

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Sep 19th 2013, 5:30AM

Sep 19th 2013, 5:30AM

Ron Howard Lost 15 Pounds in Four Weeks Directing 'Grand Theft Auto'

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Sep 18th 2013, 5:00AM

Sep 18th 2013, 5:00AM

The 'Dark Tower' Movie Is Still Happening, Ron Howard Confirms

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Sep 17th 2013, 12:30PM

Sep 17th 2013, 12:30PM

Ron Howard: 5 Movies I Wished I'd Made

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Sep 17th 2013, 7:30AM

Sep 17th 2013, 7:30AM

Ron Howard: 'The Dirty Dozen' Turned Me on to the Movies (VIDEO)

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Sep 16th 2013, 5:00AM

Sep 16th 2013, 5:00AM

New 'Rush' Trailer: Chris Hemsworth Has the Will to Win

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Jul 17th 2013, 11:30AM

Jul 17th 2013, 11:30AM

Dan Brown's 'Inferno': Movie Set for 2015, Tom Hanks to Return as Professor Langdon

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jul 17th 2013, 8:30AM

Jul 17th 2013, 8:30AM

Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, And Other Prolific Movie Producers Moonlighting On Television

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Feb 7th 2012, 5:29PM

Feb 7th 2012, 5:29PM

Read Then-24-Year-Old Brett Ratner's Fairly Astute Review of 'The Paper'

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Oct 28th 2011, 9:10AM

Oct 28th 2011, 9:10AM

Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower' Headed to HBO?

Posted by
Alex Suskind on Oct 25th 2011, 12:00PM

Oct 25th 2011, 12:00PM

Warner Bros. Buys Alan Turing Script for Leonardo DiCaprio

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Oct 12th 2011, 6:10AM

Oct 12th 2011, 6:10AM

Olivia Wilde Cast in Ron Howard's 'Rush'

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Oct 4th 2011, 2:00PM

Oct 4th 2011, 2:00PM

Ron Howard Bails on 'Da Vinci Code' Series

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Jul 27th 2011, 11:00AM

Jul 27th 2011, 11:00AM

Ron Howard Finds Faith 'Under the Banner of Heaven'

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Jul 20th 2011, 5:00AM

Jul 20th 2011, 5:00AM

Has Ron Howard Lost His Mojo?

Posted by
Gary Susman on Jul 19th 2011, 2:00PM

Jul 19th 2011, 2:00PM

Ron Howard Eyes 'Spy vs. Spy,' Promises 'Dark Tower' Is Still On

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Jun 23rd 2011, 11:15AM

Jun 23rd 2011, 11:15AM

Early Edition: JLo Ready for Big-Screen Action; Ron Howard Races With Biopic; 'Puss In Boots' Trailer; More

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Jun 22nd 2011, 4:00AM

Jun 22nd 2011, 4:00AM

Is Ron Howard's Ambitious Adaptation of Stephen King's 'Dark Tower' in Turnaround at Universal?

Posted by
John Mitchell on May 6th 2011, 9:00AM

May 6th 2011, 9:00AM

Oscar Rankings: Does 'Social Network' Still Have a Chance?

Posted by
Erik Childress on Feb 22nd 2011, 7:00AM

Feb 22nd 2011, 7:00AM

Christian Bale, Javier Bardem Shootout for 'Dark Tower' Gunslinger?

Posted by
Mike Bracken on Jan 26th 2011, 12:30PM

Jan 26th 2011, 12:30PM

'The Dilemma' Review: Welcome to Sitcom Territory

Posted by
Eric D. Snider on Jan 14th 2011, 4:00AM

Jan 14th 2011, 4:00AM

Vince Vaughn, Kevin James and Ron Howard on Comedy, Improvisation and Reality Television

Posted by
Neil Busch on Jan 10th 2011, 11:45AM

Jan 10th 2011, 11:45AM

Javier Bardem and Viggo Mortensen Are Frontrunners for 'Dark Tower' - Who Would You Pick?

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Jan 3rd 2011, 5:30AM

Jan 3rd 2011, 5:30AM

'Dark Tower' Casting Rumors: Viggo Mortensen, Hugh Jackman, Daniel Craig & Jon Hamm

Posted by
Jacob Hall on Dec 20th 2010, 1:30PM

Dec 20th 2010, 1:30PM

Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Jennifer Connelly and Ron Howard Discuss 'The Dilemma'

Posted by
Piet Levy on Nov 26th 2010, 9:00AM

Nov 26th 2010, 9:00AM

Ask 'Dilemma' Stars Vince Vaughn, Kevin James and Director Ron Howard a Question

Posted by
Gabrielle Dunn on Nov 2nd 2010, 5:00AM

Nov 2nd 2010, 5:00AM

Universal's 'Dilemma': How to Be Homophobic Without Offending Gay People

Posted by
Scott Weinberg on Oct 8th 2010, 12:03PM

Oct 8th 2010, 12:03PM

Seven Actors Who Are Better Directors Than Actors

Posted by
Peter Martin on Sep 20th 2010, 6:02PM

Sep 20th 2010, 6:02PM

'The Dilemma' Trailer: Vince Vaughn Catches Winona Ryder Kissing Channing Tatum

Posted by
Andrew Scott on Sep 17th 2010, 1:30PM

Sep 17th 2010, 1:30PM

Moviefone Minute: Joel McHale Joins 'Spy Kids 4' and Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower' Makes History

Posted by
Jenna Busch on Sep 9th 2010, 5:00AM

Sep 9th 2010, 5:00AM

'The Dark Tower' To Make Movie History as a Hybrid Film Trilogy and TV Show

Posted by
Peter Hall on Sep 8th 2010, 1:38PM

Sep 8th 2010, 1:38PM

First Look: Ron Howard Returns to Comedy with 'The Dilemma'

Posted by
Alison Nastasi on Aug 22nd 2010, 7:02AM

Aug 22nd 2010, 7:02AM

Little Red Riding Hood Not so Little in Upcoming 'Legends'

Posted by
Chris Jordan on Jun 17th 2010, 7:00AM

Jun 17th 2010, 7:00AM

Ron Howard To Take On 'Avengers'-Like Fairytale Action Flick

Posted by
Elisabeth Rappe on Jun 17th 2010, 5:35AM

Jun 17th 2010, 5:35AM

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