Your Favorite 1960s Child TV Stars: Where Are They Now?

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).

Ron Howard

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.