Ron Howard (Opie)
Ron Howard is an American actor and filmmaker, who first catapulted to fame with his role as “Opie” on the Andy Griffith Show (1960-68), and then with his role as “Richie” on Happy Days (1974-84). His parents were both actors, and his father was a director, so he seemed born to act (and direct).
Few child actors have achieved the huge blockbuster status of Ron Howard, though, with his biggest films including: Apollo 13, Cinderella Man, A Beautiful Mind, and The DaVinci Code, and many others. He’s a monumental film icon, never afraid to push outside his comfort zone to create epic flights of the imagination.