‘Happy Days’ Icon Ron Howard Visits LA, Soaking Up the ‘Pre-Game Energy’ for Dodgers vs. Giants

by Thad Mitchell
(Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic)

A man of many talents, there isn’t much in the world of show business that “Happy Days” star Ron Howard has yet to do or is set to do.

Ron Howard was first introduced to the world several years ago as he stared on the “Andy Griffith Show” alongside Griffith and Don Knotts. On the show, he played the lovable youngster, Opie Taylor, the son of Mayberry Sherriff Andy Taylor, played by Griffith. From there, Ron Howard would step out and wear many hats as found his way into Hollywood superstardom.

He became a triple threat as he continued to grow, becoming a super successful film director, producer and actor. He would become a household name as Richie Cunningham in “Happy Days,” a role he would play from 1974 to 1980. After his time on “Happy Days,” Ron Howard dedicated a great deal of his time to producing, directing and writing films. Some of his most popular film work includes “Apollo 13,” “Cinderella Man” and “A Beautiful Mind.”

When he isn’t hard at work, Ron Howard enjoys his relaxation and free time. He also loves baseball and tries to check out as many games as he can while he’s on the road. In his most recent social media post, Ron Howard shared his most recent baseball trip with his fans. He got to check out the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the San Francisco Giants in a Baseball matchup.

“In Los Angles now on Real Imagine Business and to promote the memoir brother Clint Howard and I wrote which is now in book stores,” he says in the social media post. “And I get to soak up the pregame energy for tonight’s epic Dodgers vs. Giants showdown. A great extension of a classic baseball rivalry.”

Ron Howard Is ‘Soaking Up The Energy’ in New Social Media Pic

Ron Howard also plugs his new book that he co-wrote with his brother, fellow actor Clint Howard. You might recognize Clint Howard from roles in popular films like “The Waterboy” and “The Grinch.”

The book that the Howards cowrote is “The Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and Family” and is now in circulation.

The brothers say the book is an emotional journey through their childhood and life in show business. The book details how the brothers’ parents steered them in the right direction.

“What spared Ron and me from becoming Hollywood casualties are the values Mom and Dad instilled in us,” Clint writes in the introduction. “We were grinders and scrappers. Showbiz may seem glamorous, but each battle is won in the trenches with heavy doses of perspiration and preparation.”

The book by Clint and Ron Howard will certainly be a nice read for anyone curious about the entertainment business and all that goes into it.