Clint Howard

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Clint Howard
Gentle Ben premiere Clint Howard 1967.JPG
Howard in Gentle Ben (1967)
Born(1959-04-20) April 20, 1959 (age 54)
Burbank, California
OccupationActor
Spouse(s)Melanie Howard (1995–present)
 
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Clint Howard
Gentle Ben premiere Clint Howard 1967.JPG
Howard in Gentle Ben (1967)
Born(1959-04-20) April 20, 1959 (age 54)
Burbank, California
OccupationActor
Spouse(s)Melanie Howard (1995–present)

Clint Howard is an American actor. He is the younger brother of actor and director Ron Howard.

Personal life[edit]

Howard was born in Burbank, California on April 20, 1959, the son of actors Rance Howard and Jean Speegle Howard, and the younger brother of actor-director Ron Howard. Howard has been married twice. His first marriage was from 1986 to 1987. He married Melanie Howard in 1995. An avid golfer, Howard boasts of playing 150 rounds a year. He is also known for his activity in the game World of Warcraft in which he plays under the name Extas of the guild "Peekay" on the Dark Iron realm.[1]

Television[edit]

Howard began his career when only a few years old, appearing in five episodes of The Andy Griffith Show, then starring older brother Ron. He played Leon, a toddler in a cowboy outfit who wandered around Mayberry and silently offered people a bite of his sandwich, to which they would respond, "No, thank you." Other early notable roles include his appearance on The Streets of San Francisco in the episode entitled "The House on Hyde Street", and The Virginian as Tommy, the proud owner of a new litter of pups in the episode entitled "Melanie". In 1963, he appeared in the ABC medical drama Breaking Point in the role of four-year-old Mikey in the episode "The Gnu, Now Almost Extinct". He also played little Billy Taft the nephew of Dr, Richard Kimble in the season one episode of The Fugitive, "The Home is the Hunted" (1964). One of Howard's other roles as a child actor was the voice of the elephant Hathi's son Hathi Jr. in the 1967 Walt Disney animated film The Jungle Book and the voice of Roo in Disney's animated featurettes Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966), and Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day (1968) which were later incorporated into The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977). His first prominent role was as a regular on the series Gentle Ben from 1967-1969. He also starred in an episode of Rod Serling's Night Gallery as Herbie, a ten-year-old boy who could predict the near future.

Howard appeared in various Star Trek episodes:

In 2003, he played Johnny Bark on Arrested Development in the season one episode Key Decisions, which was produced and narrated by his brother, Ron. He was seen in an episode of Married... with Children as a creepy janitor. He played a car thief/murderer in the season four Seinfeld episode The Trip. Also, he played Creepy Rodney in the season one My Name Is Earl episode "Stole a Badge", and he was a guest star in the season three episode of the NBC show Heroes "I Am Sylar".[2]

Film[edit]

Clint has appeared in 17 films directed by his brother, Ron Howard, including Ron's first directoral effort—a short film called Old Paint—when Clint was 10. He also starred in Ron's first full-length feature, Grand Theft Auto. Other roles in the elder Howard's films include: a retirement home worker in Cocoon (1985), an employee in Gung Ho (both film and TV series), a morgue attendant in Backdraft (1991), a Little League parent who taunts Steve Martin in Parenthood, a factory overseer in Far and Away (1992), flight controller Seymour Liebergot in Apollo 13 (1995), a television director in EDtv (1999), and the mayor's assistant in How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000). In 2003, he had a part in the movie The Missing, as Ollie in 2008's Frost/Nixon, and a plant specialist in the 2011 comedy The Dilemma. He also played the role of Paul Lucas in the episodes "Spider" and "We Interrupt This Program" of the HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon, which was produced by brother Ron. He played the original Eaglebaur in the 1979 film Rock 'n' Roll High School; appeared as the head usher in Get Crazy; a Southern-fried college football fan in The Waterboy; a father of one of the main characters in Uwe Boll's Heart of America; Played Slinky as Sylvester Stallone's cellmate in "Tango & Cash"; a radio DJ in That Thing You Do!; a space tracking agent in the Austin Powers series; another flight controller Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian; a cross-dressing man named 'Nipples' in Little Nicky; the title character in the 1995 low-budget comedy-horror film Ice Cream Man; he played Rughead, a nervous and often annoying auto technician in the 1986 science fiction film The Wraith; the title role of Stanley Coopersmith in the horror movie Evilspeak; Kate the Caterer in The Cat in the Hat; featured briefly in Rob Zombie's Halloween; and appeared in the romantic comedies Play the Game and Speed-Dating. Clint also played Sanders on Alabama Moon. Howard played Dr. Owen in the independent horror film Nobody Gets Out Alive which was written and directed by filmmaker Jason Christopher and was released nationwide on February 26, 2013. The film made it rounds in the film festival circuit in 2012 and has won two best feature awards, a best director award, and a best actor award.[3]

Music[edit]

In 1981, Clint formed The Kempsters, a New Wave rock and roll group. The band was composed mostly of Clint's friends who were neighbors with him on Kemp Street. In 1982, their original drummer, Mike "Spooner" Bauer, was replaced by Tony Rodriquez, and the band began to play regularly at Madame Wong's West. The band retired in 1983. Although The Kempsters never released an album while together, Clint Howard has recently begun distributing No Brains At All, a CD featuring four tracks the band recorded in various studios and seven tracks recorded live on October 17, 1982 at Madame Wong's.

Recognition[edit]

In 1998, Howard was awarded the MTV Lifetime Achievement Award at the MTV Movie Awards. During the ceremony at which Howard received the award, a montage of other actors and celebrities providing testimonials about him was shown, in which they referred to him only as "Clint", giving the impression they were referring to Clint Eastwood. It was not until the end of the montage that it was revealed that the actual recipient was Howard.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearFilmRoleNotes
1963The Courtship of Eddie's FatherChild Party GuestFilm debut, uncredited
1966Winnie the Pooh and the Honey TreeRoovoice
1967The Jungle BookHathi Jr.voice
1976Eat My Dust!George Poole Jr.
1977Grand Theft AutoAce
I Never Promised You a Rose GardenBaseball Catcher
1978Harper Valley PTACorley
1979Rock 'n' Roll High SchoolEaglebauer
1981EvilspeakStanley Coopersmith
1982Night ShiftJefferey
1983Get CrazyUsher
1984SplashWedding Guest
1985CocoonJohn Dexter
1986Gung HoPaul
The WraithRughead
1987End of the LineLes Sullivan
1988FreewayRonnie
1989ParenthoodLou
Tango & CashSlinky
1990DisturbedBrian
1991BackdraftRicco
The RocketeerMark
1992Far and AwayFlynn
1993Carnosaur'Slim' Friar
InfestedJarvis Tanner
1994Bigfoot: The Unforgettable EncounterGary
The PaperRay Blaisch
Leprechaun 2Tourist
1995Ice Cream ManGregory Tudor
Forget ParisExterminator
Apollo 13Sy Liebergot
1996Barb WireSchmitz
Unhook the StarsGus
That Thing You Do!KJZZ Disc Jockey
Santa with MusclesHinkley
1997Austin Powers: International Man of MysteryJohnson Ritter
1998TwilightEMS Worker
Telling YouCustomeruncredited
Addams Family ReunionDogcatcheruncredited
Chow BellaClint
The WaterboyPaco
The Dentist 2Mr. Toothache
1999EDtvKen
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged MeJohnson Ritter
2000My Dog SkipMillard
The Million Dollar KidHarvey
Little NickyNipples
How the Grinch Stole ChristmasWhobris
2001BlackwoodsGreg
2002Austin Powers in GoldmemberJohnson Ritter
Heart of AmericaArtie Lynne
100 WomenMr. Willens
2003Pauly Shore is DeadPauly's Business Manager
House of the DeadSalish
The Cat in the HatKate the Caterer
The MissingSheriff Purdy
2004Raising GeniusMr. Goss
2005River's EndMr. Powell
My Big Fat Independent MovieThe Mechanic
Cinderella ManReferee
Fun with Dick and JaneINS Agent
2006Church BallGene Jensen
Curious GeorgeBalloon Manvoice
How to Eat Fried WormsUncle Ed
Big Bad WolfFulton Chaney
2007Music WithinClerk
HalloweenDr. Koplenson
A Plumm SummerBinky the Clown
2008Foreign ExchangeLong Larry
Frost/NixonLloyd Davis
2009London BettyNarratorvoice
Play the GameDick
Super CapersMugger
Night at the Museum: Battle of the SmithsonianAir and Space Mission Control Tech #1
Alabama MoonConstable Sanders
The Haunted World of El SuperbeastoCthuluvoice
2010Holyman UndercoverRoy Sr.
Speed-DatingDom
2011The DilemmaHerbert Trimpy
BlubberellaDr. Mangler
2013Last CallGeorge
Nobody Gets Out AliveDoctor Owen
2014Sand CastlesTodd Carlsonpost-production
IntramuralPhilippost-production

Television[edit]

YearFilmRoleNotes
1962–64The Andy Griffith ShowLeon4 episodes
1964–65The Baileys of BalboaStanley
1966The VirginianMannyEpisode: "Ride a Cock-Horse to Laramie Cross"
1966The Jean Arthur ShowRobbie FieldingEpisode: "My Client, the Rooster"
1967–69Gentle BenMark Wedloe
1967Star Trek: The Original SeriesBalokEpisode: "The Corbomite Maneuver"
1970The Odd CoupleRandy GrangerEpisode: "The Big Brothers"
1971The Mod SquadDavey CarrEpisode: "The Price of Love"
1973The Red Pony

Streets of San Francisco

Jody Tiflin

Billy Rudolph

TV film

Episode: "The House on Hyde Street"

1975Huckleberry FinnArchTV film
1976Happy DaysMooseEpisode: "Bringing Up Spike"
1977The Death of RichiePeanutsTV film
1978The FitzpatricksD'AnnunzioEpisode: "A Living Wage"
1986–87Gung HoGoogie
1987Sledge Hammer!Police OfficerEpisode: "State of Sledge"
1992SeinfeldTobias Lehigh NagyEpisode: "The Trip" Part 2
1993–94Space RangersMimmer
1994Cheyenne WarriorOtto NielsenTV film
1995Star Trek: Deep Space NineGradyEpisode: "Past Tense"
Married... with ChildrenMullenEpisode: "And Bingo Was Her Game-O"
2002Star Trek: EnterpriseMukEpisode: "Acquisition"
Everybody Loves RaymondHimselfEpisode: "The First Six Years"
2003Arrested DevelopmentJohnny BarkEpisode: "Key Decisions"
2005My Name Is EarlCreepy Rodney2 episodes
2009FringeEmmanuel GraysonEpisode: "The Road Not Taken"
2011WorkaholicsReplacement for Adam DemampEpisode: "The Strike"
2013Call Me Crazy: A Five FilmHaroldTV Movie

Direct-to-video[edit]

YearFilmRoleNotes
1990Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: InitiationRicky
1991Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy MakerRicky
1995Fist of the North StarStalin
2003Beethoven's 5thOwen Tuttle
2009The Haunted World of El SuperbeastoJoe Chtulu
2010Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!Farmer Dan
BloodRayne: The Third ReichDr. Mangler
2013Nobody Gets Out AliveDr. OwenVOD and DVD[4]

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