Ron Howard (b. 1954)
Red-haired Opie Taylor, The Andy Griffith Show.
Presently kinda short of the hair he sported as Opie and, later, as Richie Cunningham on Happy Days (1974-84).
After roughly the second season of Happy Days, never combed said hair in any style approximating the 1950s.
Claimed two Academy Awards for producing and directing 2001 Best Picture-winner, A Beautiful Mind (2002).
Winner of Directors Guild of America Award for Apollo 13 (1995) and A Beautiful Mind.
Cofounder, with producer Brian Grazer, of Hollywood powerhouse Imagine Entertainment (established 1986).
As a 27-year-old helmer, directed screen legend Bette Davis in the TV-movie, Skyward (1980).
Made directing debut, at age 23, with low-budget car-chase flick Grand Theft Auto (1977).
Came of age as an adult star (in the non-porn sense) in American Grafitti (1973).
Made film debut, at age 4, in the Cold War-era drama, The Journey (1959).
Other key child-star era credits include: The Music Man (1962); The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963); and, Village of the Giants (1965).
Originally billed as "Ronny" or "Ronnie" Howard.
Father of actress Bryce Dallas Howard (The Village).
Brother of Clint Howard, also known as "the employee."
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