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).
Biography by Hal Erickson
- 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.