Ron Howard is an American film director, producer and actor. His breakthrough was through his role as Opie Taylor in the sitcom The Andy Griffith Show for eight years. His directorial debut was in 1977 with Grand Theft Auto. His most notable films include Cocoon, A Beautiful...Read more Mind, How The Grinch Stole Christmas and Rush. He also helped conceive the idea of the television series Arrested Development, in which he also acts and narrates.