Ron Howard

Executive Producer: The Slumber Party

Ron Howard is an executive producer of the Disney Original Movie “The Slumber Party.”

An Academy®, Emmy®, Golden Globe® and GRAMMY® Award-winning filmmaker, Howard is one of this generation’s most popular directors. From the critically acclaimed Oscar®-winning dramas “A Beautiful Mind” and “Apollo 13” to the hit comedies “Parenthood” and “Splash,” he has created some of Hollywood’s most memorable films. Whether in front of or behind the camera or for film, television or documentaries, Howard has been a part of many of the most significant projects in every decade since the 1960s.

“A Beautiful Mind” earned Howard an Oscar for Best Director and Best Picture, and the film also won for Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress. Howard has also been honored by numerous organizations, and in March 2013, Howard was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. In 2015, he was honored with a second star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, making him one of the select few to have been recognized with two stars.

Howard recently released the feature “Thirteen Lives,” about the global efforts in the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Thailand, and the Emmy-nominated documentary feature “We Feed People,” profiling the humanitarian work of renowned chef José Andrés and his World Central Kitchen. He is currently working on the documentary “Henson” and his first animated feature, “The Family Treehorn.”

In addition to “Louis Armstrong’s Black and Blues,” Howard has produced a number of award-winning productions, including the Lin-Manuel Miranda feature “tick, tick…BOOM!,” the Emmy-winning series “Arrested Development” (for which he also narrates), the award-winning anthology series “Genius,” the series “Under the Banner of Heaven” from Dustin Lance Black, the documentaries “Lucy and Desi” and “Julia,” the Light & Magic docuseries about the George Lucas’ groundbreaking special effects house Industrial Light and Magic, and the upcoming feature “The Beanie Bubble” staring Zach Galifianakis, to name a few.

Past films include “Hillbilly Elegy,” “Rebuilding Paradise,” the GRAMMY-winning Best Music Film “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week,” “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” “Rush,” “The Da Vinci Code,” “Frost/Nixon,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and “Backdraft.”

Howard made his directorial debut in 1977 with the comedy “Grand Theft Auto.” He began his career in film as an actor, first appearing in “The Journey” and “The Music Man.” He later starred as Opie on the long-running television series “The Andy Griffith Show” and as Richie Cunningham on the popular series “Happy Days,” both Nielsen-rated No. 1 series.

Howard met his longtime friend and business partner Brian Grazer in the early 1980s and founded Imagine Entertainment, which they continue to run together as chairmen. Their collaboration began with the hit comedies “Night Shift” and “Splash,” embarking on what is now one of the longest-running partnerships in Hollywood.