About Ron HowardRonald William Howard, better known as Ron Howard, is an American film producer and director. As a child, he gained recognition performing as Opie Taylor in situation comedy The Andy Griffith Show. Ronald went on to appear Happy Days and featured in such movies as American Graffiti, The Shootist and The Music Man. In the late 1970s Howard quit his acting career and debuted as a film director with comedy Grand Theft Auto. During his career Ronald has worked on a number of award winning movies, including Beautiful Mind, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Apollo 13 and Cocoon. For his life work and and indescribable input into the film industry Ronald received the National Medal of Arts. As for today, Ron Howard net worth is estimated at $140 million.
Ron was born in Oklahoma, in a family of two acclaimed actors, Jean Speegle and Rance Howard (earlier Neckenholdt). His parents have appeared in a number of movies directed by Ronald. For example, Jean portrayed James Lovell’s mother in a blockbuster Apollo 13.