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    Born on March 1, 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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See Ron Howard's Epic Selfie With George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola

Posted by
Gina Carbone on Sep 30th 2015, 6:00AM

Sep 30th 2015, 6:00AM

Chris Hemsworth Battles Killer Whale in New 'In the Heart of the Sea' Trailer

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Sep 16th 2015, 10:15AM

Sep 16th 2015, 10:15AM

Watch Chris Hemsworth Starve With Co-Stars on Set of 'In the Heart of the Sea'

Posted by
Gina Carbone on Jul 29th 2015, 6:45AM

Jul 29th 2015, 6:45AM

'Clan of the Cave Bear' TV Series: See Ron Howard, Millie Brady Set Photos

Posted by
Gina Carbone on Jul 20th 2015, 7:00AM

Jul 20th 2015, 7:00AM

'Inferno' Movie: See Tom Hanks, Dan Brown and Cast in Amazing Set Photos

Posted by
Gina Carbone on Jul 6th 2015, 8:15AM

Jul 6th 2015, 8:15AM

'Apollo 13' 20th Anniversary: 20 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the Tom Hanks Classic

Posted by
Phil Pirrello on Jun 30th 2015, 5:30AM

Jun 30th 2015, 5:30AM

'A Beautiful Mind' Stars React to Taxi Crash Deaths of John and Alicia Nash

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Gina Carbone on May 25th 2015, 8:30AM

May 25th 2015, 8:30AM

Stephen King's 'The Dark Tower' Film Franchise, TV Series in Works

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Gina Carbone on Apr 10th 2015, 10:10AM

Apr 10th 2015, 10:10AM

17 More Episodes of 'Arrested Development' Are in the Works (VIDEO)

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Apr 7th 2015, 11:50AM

Apr 7th 2015, 11:50AM

Best of Late Night TV: Blake Shelton's Whisper Challenge and Felicity Jones's Oscar Reaction (VIDEO)

Posted by
Mehera Bonner on Jan 23rd 2015, 1:36AM

Jan 23rd 2015, 1:36AM

'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)

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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

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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)

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

Sep 20th 2013, 12:30PM

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

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

Sep 19th 2013, 11:00AM

Ron Howard's 5 Favorite Movie Rivalries (VIDEO)

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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'

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

Sep 18th 2013, 5:00AM

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

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

Sep 17th 2013, 12:30PM

Ron Howard: 5 Movies I Wished I'd Made

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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)

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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

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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


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