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Ron Howard: All About the Actor and Director’s Family, Children

Ron Howard: All About the Actor and Director’s Family, Children

Ron Howard is proof that talent may be in the genes. In addition to his thespian younger brother, a few of his children got the acting bug. The actor and director, whose father was also an actor, has been married to his wife Cheryl for nearly 50 years. They have four children together: Bryce Dallas, Jocelyn Carlyle Paige Carlyle (twins), and Reed Cross.

Clint Howard

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Ron’s younger brother Clint Howard also began as a child actor. He made an appearance alongside Ron on The Andy Griffith Show and also on the original Star Trek. He eventually landed his series in 1967, Gentle Ben, which ran for 56 episodes.

With over 200 acting credits to his name, he has showcased his talent in a variety of feature films including The Waterboy, Evilspeak, and Apollo 13, as well as notable television series like My Name Is Earl. Of course, he has also collaborated with his big brother on numerous film projects.

Bryce Dallas Howard

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On March 2, 1981, Bryce Dallas Howard, the eldest child of Ron and Cheryl, came into the world. Bryce has forged her path to fame, achieving great success in acting and directing.

As an actress, she rose to prominence with her role in the 2006 film The Village. She also made appearances in Spider-Man 3 (2007) and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010). Furthermore, she has showcased her talent in movies such as The Help, and Rocketman. However, she is perhaps best recognized for her portrayal in the iconic Jurassic World franchise. She has since tried her hand at directing, helming episodes of shows like The Mandalorian.

Bryce and her husband, Seth Gabel, have been happily married for almost 20 years. They got married in 2006 and have two children: Theodore Norman and Beatrice Jean.

Paige and Jocelyn Carlyle Howard

Ron Howard and Paige Carlyle Howard (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Paige Carlyle Howard is one of the fraternal twin daughters born on Feb. 5, 1985, to Ron and Cheryl. She is an actress who has guest appeared in shows such as Arrested Development. However, she is best known for her recurring role as Natalie Walsh on the TV series stalkTALK. Paige made her big-screen debut in the film Adventureland in 2009. Apart from acting, Paige is also a children’s book author. In April 2023, she released her debut book titled A Pigeon in Paris: Petite Takes Flight.

Of course, Paige has a twin sister named Jocelyn Carlyle Howard, who was also born on February 5, 1985. Jocelyn chose not to pursue a path in entertainment like her family and instead preferred to live a more private life, away from the limelight. She maintains a low social media presence as well. The glimpses into Jocelyn’s life are only available through her twin sister’s Instagram account.

Reed Cross Howard, Ron’s Only Son of His Children

Reed Cross Howard, born on April 12, 1987, is the only son of Ron Howard’s children. Instead of pursuing an entertainment career, Reed decided to channel his passion into the world of sports. Now a professional golfer, he has garnered a substantial following on Instagram and YouTube. Through his frequent posts, Reed shares captivating golf videos, tutorials, and drills, gaining an audience with his expertise and love for the game.

Reed is also a father. He and his wife Ashley Howard have a daughter named Aspen Leigh Howard. Will the new generation carry on Howard’s Hollywood tradition? Well, let’s just say it’s highly likely that we’ll see more than just a handful of them strutting their stuff in Tinseltown. Stay tuned…