How often do you hear that a child star has become an Oscar-winning director? Not many a times, right? But Ron Howard who rose to fame as Opie on “The Andy Griffith Show” is an exception. He grew up as a beloved actor and then went on to become an A-list director. With blockbuster movies like “Apollo 13”, “A Beautiful Mind” and “Da Vinci Code,” Ron Howard has come a long way. The man who made his debut appearance in the film industry as an eighteen months old toddler has, since then, never failed to impress his audience.
Fascinated by the success of the celebrated director, Ron Howard? Intrigued to know more about his journey from a child star to an Academy award-winning director?
Keep on reading to know every milestone of the dreamlike journey of Ron Howard, his showbiz background, his life after recognition, his perfect fairytale love story, his highly successful career behind the camera and his net worth as of 2020. Also, discover some fun facts about the director which are sure to surprise you!
Biography & Wiki
|Real Name/Full Name||Ronald William Howard|
|Age||64 years, Born on 1 March 1954|
|Children||Bryce Dallas, Jocelyn Carlyle, Paige Carlyle, Reed Cross|
|Net Worth||$200 million|
|Source of Wealth||American filmmaker and actor|
Ron Howard was born in Duncan Oklahoma on 1st March 1954. His father, Rance Howard was also an actor and director and his mother, Jean Speegle Howard was an actress. He also has a younger brother, Clint Howard. His father has served in United States Air Force for three years.
In 1958, Ron Howard migrated to Hollywood with his parents, and after three years they settled in Burbank. As a child, he received guidance at Desilu known as ‘The Culver Studios’. Ron Howard said that he was very clear regarding his career from a very young age and wanted to go into directing.
Ron Howard Personal Life: Affair, Girlfriend, Married, Wife, Children & Family
Ron Howard went to John Burroughs High School and later he went to University of Southern California’s of Cinematic Arts but did not complete his graduation owing to develop his career. He got married to Cheryl Alley, a writer on June 7, 1975. The couple has also given birth to four children; his firstborn was a girl named Bryce Dallas, followed by twins, named Jocelyn Carlyle and Paige Carlyle, and his fourth child was named Reed Cross.
Ron Howard embarked on his eventful career way back in 1956 with ‘Frontier Woman’. Don’t worry, he is not as old as you might think. He was merely 18 months old when he faced the cameras for the first time! He later went on to star in movies, like ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ (1960) and ‘The Music Man’ (1962). His initial career also witnessed a successful association with Disney. His starring role in ‘American Graffiti’ (1973) emerged both as a commercial and critical success.
Ron Howard also enjoyed a magnificently successful television career with shows, like ‘Happy Days’ to his credit. He later tried on the director’s hat, which incidentally fit him well and he went on to direct various films, like ‘Splash’ (a major critical and commercial blockbuster), ‘Cocoon’, ‘Backdraft’ and the space-centric documentary, ‘Apollo 13‘.
Following his lucrative directing career, Ron established his very own production company, ‘Imagine Entertainment’, which has been helming out his various television and film outings. Some of his recent film ventures are ‘In the Heart of the Sea’ in 2015 and ‘Inferno‘ in 2016.
Awards & Achievements
Ron Howard won the award for ‘Best Picture’ and ‘Best Director’ for his movie ‘A Beautiful Mind’ at the highly prestigious ‘Academy Award.’ In the same year, he also won the ‘Golden Globe Award’ for ‘Best Picture.’ Ron Howard won the ‘Directors Guild of America Award’ for Outstanding Directional Achievement in Motion pictures.
Ron Howard Salary, Net Worth & Earning
As of 2020, Ron Howard’s total estimated net worth to date is $200 million. He earned most of his wealth from his movie ventures. “The Da Vinci Code” earned $758 million worldwide and finished as the second-highest-grossing movie of 2006. Besides movies, he has also earned through sitcoms. His house was recently sold for $27.5 million! His annual income is said to be approximately $10 million, and he rakes in about $800,000 monthly and $200,000 weekly!
To sum up, Ron Howard has made loads of money and this much worth has given him a luxurious and comfortable life. Nominated for and conferred with various accolades worldwide, Ron Howard is still far from over, he still has the fire in him to make it even bigger each day.
Interesting fact you should know about Ron Howard
Ron Howard is known for his roles as a child actor on the shows ‘Happy Days’ and ‘The Andy Griffith Show,’ and as the director of such acclaimed films as ‘A Beautiful Mind’ and ‘Apollo 13.’ But that is not all to the charming Ron Howard. Listed below are some intriguing facts about the director, so dig in!
• Ron Howard for his contributions in the television and motion pictures industries has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
• In 2013 he was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.
• Ron Howard was honored with the National Medal of Arts in 2003.
• His historical drama Frost/Nixon was nominated for Best Director and Best Picture at Academy Awards.
• Ron Howard was a contestant of the dating game in 1971.
From a young actor to an A-list director, Ron Howard is simply brilliant at his profession that he never failed to impress his audience and whenever people recall his name they have a fruitful smile on their face. Apart from this, he is so good with his acting as well.