Birth Name: Ron Howard
Birth Place: Duncan, Oklahoma, USA
Born on March 1, 1954 in Duncan, OK, Howard was raised in a show biz household by his father, Rance, and his mother, Jean, both of whom were actors. Howard's career started early in life with his first professional appearance alongside his parents when he was just 18 months old. When he was six, Howard was cast as Opie, the personable son of widowed Sheriff Andy Taylor (Andy Griffith), on "The Andy Griffith Show." For eight seasons, America watched Howard grow up as Opie, who learned a series of typical life lessons that were taught to him by his caring, but sometimes exacerbated father. Though occasionally getting himself into mild trouble, Opie always managed to emerge unscathed and someti...
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