‘Happy Days’ Icon Ron Howard Drops Incredible Throwback Pic With His Brother Featured in Their Upcoming Memoir

by Matthew Wilson

Both Ron Howard and his brother Clint have been in the entertainment business for a long time, ever since they were just kids. To promote their upcoming memoir, Howard shared a throwback photo of himself and his brother.

Howard took his followers all the way back to 1965. The duo posed for a grainy photograph in matching t-shirts. Clint was on a tricycle. At the time, neither of them realized the lasting impact they would have within the entertainment industry.

On Twitter, Ron Howard captioned the picture, “1965, Cordova St in Burbank. Tho this one didn’t make the final cut, Clint and I have had fun going through family albums to find pics to share with you in our memoir THE BOYS. The book is available from @WmMorrowBooks on October 12.”

Ron Howard Writes New Memoir

For their upcoming memoir “The Boys,” Ron Howard and his brother Clint are taking a walk down memory lane. After all, they were only boys when they got their start in Hollywood. Howard, of course, entertained countless generations as Opie on “The Andy Griffith Show.”

The classic series turned him into a household name and lasted eight seasons. Meanwhile, Clint appeared on the show in a smaller capacity. Later, Howard went on to star in “Happy Days” as Ritchie Cunningham and become a Hollywood director. Over the years, he’s partnered with his brother on several projects.

The memoir came out of Howard’s father’s death. The two decided to reflect on their childhood as a result and decided to write a memoir.

“When our dad passed in 2017, Clint and I began reflecting upon our lives and realized that while our childhoods seemed normal, they were anything but,” Ron Howard told The Hollywood Reporter. “Who grows up on a soundstage hanging out with Andy Griffith and Don Knotts, or with a trained bear? And what are the ways that particular childhood forever informed the choices I would make as a husband, father and filmmaker? We’re excited to share the story of how our parents pulled this off — raising two show-business kids who had no clue that their lives were out of the ordinary while rooting them in a loving, slightly off-beat family.”

Meanwhile, Clint Howard has also enjoyed working on the upcoming project.

“Mom and dad‘s teachings are treasures to this day but I’ve realized that I took their presence for granted. Writing ‘The Boys’ with my brother has been the topper of a wonderful lifetime,” said Clint Howard.