Who is Ron Howard and what is his net worth 2018? Ron Howard is a film maker who has won an Academy Award both as director and as a producer. He also had success in his acting career. Howard came to prominence by portraying the role of Opie Taylor in ‘The Andy Griffith Show’. Some of the movies where he has appeared as an actor includes ‘Grand Theft Auto;, ‘The Shootist’, ‘The Music man’, ‘American Graffiti’, and ‘The Courtship of Eddie’s Father’. In his capacity as a director, Howard has made films like ‘Cocoon’, ‘Apollo 13’, and ‘A Beautiful Mind’. The Asteroid 12561 Howard has been named after him.
Ronald William Howard was born on March 1, 1954 in Duncan, Oklahoma. He was born to parents Jean Speegle Howard and Rance Howard. His mother was an actress and his father was an actor, writer and director. His father has served three years in the US Air Force. 1958, their family moved to Hollywood before his younger brother was born. He is the eldest child and actor Clint Howard is his younger brother.
After staying three years in Hollywood, the family moved to Burbank. He went to Desilu Studios and completed his graduation from John Burroughs High School. After that, he went to the University of Southern California’s (School of Cinematic Arts) but didn’t complete his graduation. In 1959, Howard was first seen in several series like ‘The DuPont Show with June Allyson’, ‘Dennis the Menace’, and ‘The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis’.
Ron Howard married Cheryl Alley in June 1975. Cheryl is a writer by profession. Together they have three daughters and son. Their children are Bryce Dallas Howard, Jocelyn Carlyle, Paige Howard and Reed Cross. His daughters Bryce Dallas and Paige are also actresses. Howard is a supporter of Democrat and he supported Barack Obama for the US President.
In 1960, he became a cast of the ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ as Opie Taylor. He portrayed the role for the entire eight seasons. In 1962, he was seen in the movie ‘The Music Man’ followed by ‘The Courtship of Eddie’s Father’ in 1963. In the sets of ‘Happy Days’ he became friends with Tom Bosley. He was seen as Gillom Rogers in the film The Shootist. In 1986, he again portrayed the role of Opie Taylor in ‘Return to Mayberry’. In 1977, Howard made his directorial debut with ‘Grand Theft Auto’. Following that he went to direct several television movies.
In 1982, he got his biggest feat with ‘Night Shift’. Since then, he went to direct various films like Parenthood, A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man, Angels and Demons, The Da Vinci Code, In the Heart of the Sea, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Inferno. With Brian Grazer, he is the co-chairman of Imagine Entertainment. He will be releasing his next film in May 2018 which will be based on ‘Star Wars’. He has also appeared in the music video of Jamie Foxx in 2009 entitled “Blame It”.
In his career, Ron Howard has won several awards and nominations. His first Oscar win came in 2001 for Best Film and Best Director for the film ‘A Beautiful Mind’. He was again nominated in the same category in 2008. He has been nominated four times for the BAFTA Awards. He has also won the Golden Globe Award out of five nominations.
Ron Howard Net Worth
By producing and directing highly successful movies, Ron Howard has made good money. He is an acclaimed director who has given many commercially hit movies. Ron Howard’s net worth is estimated $150 million. He owes this fortune to all the movies he has produced and directed. Part of this income also comes from playing as an actor in movies and TV series.
He has also directed various sitcoms and is the co-owner of Imagine Entertainment. His production company has also produced successful movies like Friday Night Lights, Inside Deep Throat and 8 Mile. It also includes TV series like Arrested Development, 24, and Felicity.
Ron Howard had a successful career right from the beginning. As little Opie Taylor, he made an immense impact on his acting career. He further proved that he can do directing by winning the Oscars. In the 2009 Austin Film Festival he won the ‘Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award’.