Howard in Gentle Ben (1967)
April 20, 1959 |
|Spouse(s)||Melanie Howard (1995–present)|
Clint Howard is an American actor. He is the younger brother of actor and director Ron Howard.
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.
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 1966, he appeared as the powerful but childish alien Balok in "The Corbomite Maneuver," a season one episode of Star Trek: The Original Series. The appearance is a well-remembered one in Star Trek history, and he briefly reprised the character in 2006 on Comedy Central's roast of William Shatner
- "Past Tense Part II," a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode
- "Acquisition," a season one episode of Star Trek: Enterprise
- As a nod to Howard's prominent place in Star Trek culture, he played a part in Star Trek director J. J. Abrams' series Fringe; in the season one episode, "The Road Not Taken", playing a man who thought he was the son of Sarek of Vulcan. (In the next episode, Leonard Nimoy was revealed to be the mysterious character he was discussing.)
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".
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.
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.
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.
1965 [(Bonanza)]Michael Thorpe Episode: "All Ye His Saints"
|1962–64||The Andy Griffith Show||Leon||4 episodes|
|1964–65||The Baileys of Balboa||Stanley|
|1966||The Virginian||Manny||Episode: "Ride a Cock-Horse to Laramie Cross"|
|1966||The Jean Arthur Show||Robbie Fielding||Episode: "My Client, the Rooster"|
|1967–69||Gentle Ben||Mark Wedloe|
|1967||Star Trek: The Original Series||Balok||Episode: "The Corbomite Maneuver"|
|1970||The Odd Couple||Randy Granger||Episode: "The Big Brothers"|
|1971||The Mod Squad||Davey Carr||Episode: "The Price of Love"|
|1973||The Streets of San Francisco||Billy Rudolph||Episode: "The House on Hyde Street"|
|The Red Pony||Jody Tiflin||TV Film|
|1974||Movin' On||Mark||Episode: "Life Line"|
|1975||Huckleberry Finn||Arch||TV film|
|1976||Happy Days||Moose||Episode: "Bringing Up Spike"|
|1977||The Death of Richie||Peanuts||TV film|
|1978||The Fitzpatricks||D'Annunzio||Episode: "A Living Wage"|
|1987||Sledge Hammer!||Police Officer||Episode: "State of Sledge"|
|1992||Seinfeld||Tobias Lehigh Nagy||Episode: "The Trip" Part 2|
|1994||Cheyenne Warrior||Otto Nielsen||TV film|
|1995||Star Trek: Deep Space Nine||Grady||Episode: "Past Tense"|
|Married... with Children||Mullen||Episode: "And Bingo Was Her Game-O"|
|2002||Star Trek: Enterprise||Muk||Episode: "Acquisition"|
|Everybody Loves Raymond||Himself||Episode: "The First Six Years"|
|2003||Arrested Development||Johnny Bark||Episode: "Key Decisions"|
|2005||My Name Is Earl||Creepy Rodney||2 episodes|
|2009||Fringe||Emmanuel Grayson||Episode: "The Road Not Taken"|
|2011||Workaholics||Replacement for Adam Demamp||Episode: "The Strike"|
|2013||Call Me Crazy: A Five Film||Harold||TV Movie|
|1990||Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation||Ricky|
|1991||Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker||Ricky|
|1995||Fist of the North Star||Stalin|
|2003||Beethoven's 5th||Owen Tuttle|
|2009||The Haunted World of El Superbeasto||Cthulu||voice|
|2010||Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!||Farmer Dan|
|BloodRayne: The Third Reich||Dr. Mangler|
|2013||Assault on Wall Street||chuck|
|2013||Nobody Gets Out Alive||Dr. Owen||VOD and DVD|
- "MySpace.com - Clint - 48 - Garçon - Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA". MySpace. Retrieved 2008-05-22.
- "NBC Universal Media Village". NBC. Retrieved 2009-04-02.[dead link]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Clint Howard.|
- Clint Howard at the Internet Movie Database
- Clint Howard at AllMovie
- Clint Howard on Myspace
- The Kempsters on Myspace
- About Me, Howard's biographical page from the website for The Clint Howard Variety Show
- Oct 2008 Interview with L.A. Record
- The Clint Howard Project