Friday, May 8, 2009

Question # 32

X was born in Oklahoma, into an acting family - his father had realized a boyhood dream of acting by attending the University of Oklahoma and majoring in drama, and his mother went through acting school in New York. He was in his first movie at 18 months, Frontier Woman (1956), although his first real part was at the age of 4. Soon a regular on "Playhouse 90" (1956), he was cast as Opie on "The Andy Griffith Show" (1960), and later moved from a child in Mayberry to America's teenager as Richie Cunningham in "Happy Days" (1974). The transition from child actor to adult actor is always difficult, but for him the real transition was from child actor to adult director. There were some film roles, such as The Shootist (1976) for which he received a Golden Globe nomination, but his dream and now his focus was directing. He had begun shooting films at age 15 with a Super-8 camera, and after high school spent two years in a film program at the University of Southern California, but then left, feeling he could learn more from actual experience. That first film was the hardest to finance, but he struck a deal with Roger Corman - he would star in Eat My Dust (1976) and Corman would produce Grand Theft Auto (1977) which X would direct (he also wrote the script and starred). It was a success, and his directorial career was jump-started.

X has an uncredited acting role on one of TV's greatest series(according to audience; though network executives didn't share the same view).

Id X and also the TV show.


Question by Abhilash

4 comments:

  1. Hah! Ron Howard! Dunno the TV series though... Arrested Development? (ya ya i know it wasn't an 'acting' role)

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  2. Ron Howard....
    the tv show could be..
    arrested deveopment
    frasier..

    both in my view are one of the greatest tv series

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  3. It is Ron Howard.

    The TV show i am talking about is Arrested Development. (That thing's got a 9.7 rating on IMDb but only ran for 3 seasons)

    Ron Howard had an uncredited role as the narrator of the show.
    He is also the Executive Producer of the show.

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