‘Happy Days’ Icon Ron Howard Proudly Poses with His Latest Project

by Joe Rutland

“Happy Days” star Ron Howard has been doing interviews about his memoir with brother Clint. On Saturday, he showed off another project.

Ron Howard, who played Richie Cunningham on the ABC sitcom, took to Twitter and showed off what his Imagine Entertainment company has been doing.

Howard and Brian Grazer are both deeply involved in Imagine’s work.

Check out this pic from Ron Howard.

“Swagger” is a TV show produced by Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant and Reggie Rock Blythewood. Grazer also is an executive producer for the show, too.

‘Happy Days’ Star Helps To Make Others Dream Come True On ‘Swagger’

Its premise is looking at the good, bad, and ugly of the youth basketball scene. The first episode aired on Apple+ on Oct. 29.

“Swagger” stars O’Shea Jackson Jr., who is the oldest son of rapper Ice Cube. He plays Ike in the show.

Future episodes can be seen on Apple+ TV.

Anyone who has followed Howard’s long career knows that being a film director was his big dream. Sure, he spent his youth playing Opie Taylor on the CBS sitcom “The Andy Griffith Show.”

Nowadays, he’s helping others make dreams come true like the show “Swagger.”

Ron Howard Looks Back At Casting His Mother For ‘Cocoon’ Role

Ron Howard’s parents also had some show business history, too.

The “Happy Days” actor-director recalls his mother, Jean Speegle Howard, having an itch to get back in the biz. She’d taken time away from it to have a family with husband Rance Howard.

So, Ron was quite busy working on “Cocoon” when Mom spoke up.

However, Howard talked about it on The Drew Barrymore Show alongside Clint as they promoted their new memoir.

First, he said “Mom was just beginning to show a little interest in getting back into the business. And I asked her to be an extra, and she gained a lot of confidence.”

Second, another thing happened for Jean. She grew close to “Cocoon” stars Maureen Stapleton, Gwen Verdon, and Jessica Tandy. That’s a stellar lineup of movie-star excellence. They knew about trying to balance acting and family responsibilities.

Finally, how did Ron feel about having Jean in the cast?

“It made me feel like I actually made a very good decision,” Howard said.

Howard Brothers Talk About Working With Legendary Rock Band The Ramones

Talk about getting to work with royalty! No, not over in England.

However, we’re talking about rock and roll royalty in The Ramones.

Ron and Clint Howard talked to Fox News about their memoir The Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and Family. 

Both of them recalled working with The Ramones in Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. They were quite impressed by how professional they took their music.