‘The Andy Griffith Show’ Star Ron Howard Snaps Rare Pic of His Four Kids Together

by Joe Rutland

Want to feel a bit old, Outsiders? The Andy Griffith Show star Ron Howard shares a picture of his four kids all together in one place.

Yep, all four of them in one photo. Howard, who played Opie Taylor on the legendary CBS sitcom, posted the pic on his Twitter account on Thursday.

Let’s take a look and see what he put up for the world to see.

What a good-looking crew on the couch with, um, some four-legged support.

After The Andy Griffith Show ended, Ron Howard did work in other TV shows including The Smith Family with Academy Award winner Henry Fonda.

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Yet he would go on and find more fame as Richie Cunningham in the ABC sitcom Happy Days. But his first love and passion have been directing films. Boy has this dude done some stellar work, too.

About this picture, though, what are some fans saying on Twitter after he put this up? Let’s take a look, Outsiders.

One fan writes, “Love the smiles, the sleepy dog and the mayhem of masks, highchair, bags, and stuff in the background. An Oscar placed near a stack of diapers would have been a cool touch. But this is lovely.”

Then, another fan shares, “One of the best things I’ve seen in ages. A non “picture perfect” photo and by that I mean it’s an everyday family photo. Clothes on back of chair, bags on table and family just goofing around rather than a staged look”.

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Finally, one more fan of Ron Howard and probably The Andy Griffith Show writes, “Dang! I need a group of redheads like this!!! Im getting old though, so my hair is going blonde to white. Im gonna look cool af with white hair tbh.”

In case you need a reminder, The Andy Griffith Show ran for eight seasons. Besides Howard and lead actor Griffith, others in the cast included Don Knotts, Frances Bavier, George Lindsey, Howard McNear, Jim Nabors, and occasionally Howard Morris. You might not know Morris’ name but you sure as heck know Ernest T. Bass. Same comedian-actor-voiceover artist.

So, Ron Howard and his brother, actor Clint Howard, released a memory of their times and growing-up years in Hollywood. Both of them are highly-accomplished actors.

They had a strong leader in their father, actor Rance Howard. When he died, both brothers found comfort in writing. Clint talks about it, though.

“After Dad died, we were orphans,” he says in an interview with Fatherly. “I don’t do dying parents very well.”