If you were to check out the Ron Howard filmography, a brief tour of his IMDB page will reveal a common theme. The director's brother has cameos - a lot of cameos. While the character actor Clint Howard has not been in every one of his big brother’s directed movies, he has appeared in a considerable amount. Here, you'll find all of the times Clint Howard was in Ron Howard films.
The Howard brothers are clearly not afraid of accusations of nepotism. The Academy Award winning director gave his little brother a cameo in 17 of his films (plus one starring role in the little known 1978 made-for-TV film Cotton Candy, excluded from this list as it's cameo only!). Clint usually takes on a bit part with only a few lines. Nevertheless, his appearances are memorable, and something Ron Howard fans look forward to. From recent roles like his one in Solo: A Star Wars Story from his days appearing in his brother's earliest films, you'll find all of Clint's cameos in Ron's films below!
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Clint took on a very small part in Ron Howard's 2003 kidnapping thriller The Missing. The character actor played Sheriff Purdy in the movie. The role is very brief, but you can catch Clint if you watch scenes with police very closely.
Clint Howard played Whobris, the mayor's subservient aide, in the 2001 live action adaptation How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Starring Jim Carey, the film won an Academy Award for Best Makeup.
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Clint played Ken, part of the camera crew, in the slightly-before-its-time 1999 satire EDtv. The movie explored the concept of a video store clerk (played by Matthew McConaughey) who signs up to have his entire life filmed by a camera crew.
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Clint took on the role of Sy Liebergot in the true tale Apollo 13, a slightly meatier role than his usual cameos. Sy Liebergot was a NASA flight controller during the mission who worked the command module that helped guide the spacecraft out of danger and back to Earth.