Ron Howard
United States

Imagine Entertainment


Co-Founder / Chairman

Howard has had many chapters in his Hollywood career since he became a TV icon as Opie on “The Andy Griffith Show,” and from those child-star roots sprang an Oscar-winning director-producer. In recent years, he’s been venturing into feature-length documentaries, including the well-received musical biopics “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years” (2016) and “Pavarotti” (2019). As the co-founder, with Brian Grazer, of Imagine Entertainment, Howard has worked to expand Imagine’s reach by bringing in outside investment to fund the company’s entry into new forms of content and independent financing of movies and TV series. And still he remains a busy helmer of narrative features, most recently “Solo: A Star Wars Story” (2018) and “In the Heart of the Sea” (2015).


  • APOLLO 13


  • University of Southern California (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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Ron and Clint Howard Remember Dad Rance's 'Enthusiasm, Dignity and Fearlessness' (Guest Column)

Ron and Clint Howard Remember Dad Rance's 'Enthusiasm, Dignity and Fearlessness' (Guest Column)

“Having Opie sass back to Andy might get a few laughs, but it’s like every other sitcom and it hurts the father/son relationship.”Aaron Ruben, Sheldon Leonard, and Andy Griffith were surprised. Where did this 32-year-old father of child actor Ronny Howard find the nerve to chime in and pitch changes to their new CBS sitcom? Where did this guy come from?Our Dad, Rance Howard, born Harold Beckenholdt (11-17-28), was an Oklahoma farm boy who caught the acting bug at age...


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