(March 1, 1954- )
Portrayed Opie Taylor on 'The Andy Griffith Show (1960-68)' and Richie Cunningham on 'Happy Days (1974-1980)'
Starred in 'American Graffiti (1973), 'Eat My Dust! (1976), 'Grand Theft Auto (1977), 'More American Graffiti (1979), 'The Music Man (1962),'
Produced 'A Beautiful Mind (2001),' 'EdTV (1999),' 'Inventing the Abbotts (1997),' 'No Man's Land (1987),' 'Gung Ho (1986)' and 'Leo and Loree (1980)'
Directed 'A Beautiful Mind (2001),' 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000),' 'Edtv (1999),' 'Apollo 13 (1995),' 'Far and Away (1992, also wrote),' 'Backdraft (1991),' 'Parenthood (1989, also wrote),' 'Willow (1988),' 'Gung Ho (1986),' 'Cocoon (1985),' 'Splash (1984),' 'Night Shift (1982)' and 'Grand Theft Auto (1977, also wrote)'
Brother of actor Clint Howard
Why he might be annoying
He was a 'bachelor' contestant on 'The Dating Game' (1971).
He started balding in his twenties.
He casts his brother, mother and father Clint in his movies.
Three of his children are named for where they were conceived: Bryce Dallas in Dallas and twins Paige Carlyle and Jocelyn Carlyle at the Hotel Carlyle in New York City.
Speaking of being a teen and not getting acting work he said, 'You're 14 or 15, and they can hire an 18-year-old and not have the child-labor law restrictions, and so they do. Just at the point when you're feeling confused and vulnerable, you're being rejected.'
Why he might not be annoying
He made the transition from child star to actor/director.
He married his high school sweetheart, Cheryl (June 7, 1975).
He doesn't mind spoofing himself (2 appearances in 'The Simpsons' as himself, 'The Dennis Miller Show' playing himself & 'Saturday Night Live' where Eddie Murphy kept calling him 'Opie Cunningham' until he said in mock anger 'Sit on it, bucko').
Many actors have praise his directing skills.
He won the high school National Kodak Super 8 film contest.
He ranked #61 in Forbes Power List (2000).
Research: Tim Howard (no relation?)
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Year In Review:
For 2017, as of last week, Out of 17 Votes: 64.71% Annoying
In 2016, Out of 84 Votes: 72.62% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 125 Votes: 59.20% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 940 Votes: 43.83% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 188 Votes: 40.43% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 890 Votes: 49.44% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 86 Votes: 48.84% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 131 Votes: 49.62% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 150 Votes: 56.00% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 131 Votes: 57.25% Annoying
In 2007, Out of 235 Votes: 43.83% Annoying
In 2006, Out of 332 Votes: 40.96% Annoying
In 2005, Out of 549 Votes: 42.08% Annoying
In 2004, Out of 1060 Votes: 41.79% Annoying
In 2003, Out of 917 Votes: 45.58% Annoying
In 2002, Out of 2933 Votes: 53.73% Annoying
In 2001, Out of 1388 Votes: 34.08% Annoying
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