Clint Howard

Active - 1966 - 2019  |   Born - Apr 20, 1959 in Burbank, California, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Children's/Family, Horror, Drama, Action

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Biography by Hal Erickson

The son of actors, juvenile performer Clint Howard began showing up on screen in the mid-1960s, usually in the TV series and feature films co-starring his older brother Ron Howard. Clint's best-known TV guest appearances include the part of Balok in the 1966 Star Trek episode "The Corbomite Maneuver," and his vivid portrayal of a youthful prognosticator in the opening installment of Night Gallery's 1971-72 season. He was starred in the 1967 Ivan Tors theatrical feature Gentle Giant and in that property's TV-series spin-off Gentle Ben. Upon attaining adulthood, Howard was mostly consigned to character parts; he has also been featured in the films directed by his brother Ron Howard, from Eat My Dust (1978) to Apollo 13 (1995).

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  • As a kid he appeared with his brother, Ron, in several episodes of The Andy Griffith Show.
  • At age 10 he interviewed President Richard Nixon.
  • Appeared as Commander Bolak on Star Trek; has also appeared on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Enterprise.
  • Was catcher for the Happy Days softball team that toured the U.S. in the 1970s.
  • Formed the rock band the Kempsters in 1981.
  • Received the MTV Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998.
  • Has appeared in more than a dozen movies directed by brother Ron Howard.
  • Is an avid golfer.