• American actor, screenwriter and producer Clint Howard was born in Burbank, California in 1959.
• He has had roles in over 250 movies and TV series, including the 1992 romantic adventure "Far and Away".
• Clint is currently shooting for upcoming movies "Music on the Bones", "Feast of Fear", and "The Old Way".
• He has won 3 of his 5 awards nominations, including a 1998 MTV Movie Award for Lifetime Achievement and a 2014 Milano International Film Festival Award for Best Ensemble Cast.
• Clint's net worth is estimated at over $4 million as of December 2022.
Who is Clint Howard?
American actor, screenwriter and producer Clinton Engle Howard was born in Burbank, California USA, on 20 April 1959, meaning that his zodiac sign’s Taurus. He’s had roles in more than 250 movies and TV series, and is perhaps still best known for his playing of Flynn in the 1992 romantic adventure movie “Far and Away”, written and directed by Ron Howard, and which starred Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman and Thomas Gibson. It follows a young couple who’ve moved to the US from Ireland, and the movie was nominated for three awards.
Clint’s still today active in the film industry, and is currently shooting for the upcoming movies “Music on the Bones”, “Feast of Fear”, and “The Old Way”.
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Early life and education
Clint was raised in Burbank alongside his younger brother Ron Howard, who’s today a successful moviemaker and actor, by their father Rance Howard who was an American actor and who died at the age of 89 on 25 November 2017, and mother Jean Speegle Howard, an American actress who passed away on 2 September 2000, aged 73.
Clint was only two years old when his acting career was launched, as he appeared in the 1962 episode “The Jinx” of the comedy series “The Andy Griffith Show”; he made his debut film appearance in the following year, as a Child Party Guest in the family comedy “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father”.
Clint went on to act while simultaneously attending Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School and then John Burroughs High School, and upon matriculating in 1978, chose not to go after a college degree, but to remain focused on acting.
Roles in TV series
The year 1963 saw Clint appear in an episode of the dramas “Ben Casey” and “Breaking Point”, and in 1964 and 1965 he played Stanley, one of the lead characters in the comedy “The Baileys of Balboa”, which follows the lives of members of a beachcombing family. Some of his roles in the remainder of the decade were in an episode of the western “Bonanza”, the musical family comedy “The Patty Duke Show”, and the western “The Monroes”.
What marked the ‘70s for him was his playing of Steve in the 1974 western “The Cowboys”, which starred Moses Gunn, Diana Douglas and Jim Davis, and follows seven boys as they’re working on a cattle ranch. Clint was then seen appearing in an episode of the drama “Movin’ On”, the family adventure “The Magical World of Disney”, and the science fiction family fantasy “The Krofft Supershow”.
He had only a couple of TV series roles in the ‘80s, with some of these having been in the crime drama “Lou Grant”, the comedy “Gung Ho” and the romantic drama “Santa Barbara”.
In 1993 and 1994, Clint played Mimmer in the science fiction action adventure “Space Rangers”, created by Pen Densham, and which starred Jeff Kaake, Marjorie Monaghan and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa. It follows a space police force stationed at Planet Avalon’s Fort Hope, and the series was nominated for two awards. Some of Clint’s other notable performances in the ‘90s were in the action adventure “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”, the comedy “Married… with Children”, and the crime mystery “Silk Stalkings”.
In 2002, he played Muk in the episode “Acquisition” of the action adventure “Star Trek: Enterprise”, and the following year saw him play Gil Runkis in the episode “Dead Wives’ Club” of the crime mystery “Crossing Jordan”. Clint appeared in only three other TV series in the 2000s: an episode of the comedy “My Name Is Earl”, the fantasy science fiction “Heroes” and the science fiction mystery “Fringe”.
In 2016 and 2017, Clint played Crazy Dave in the comedy “Still the King”, which Billy Ray Cyrus created, while he also starred in it alongside Travis Nicholson and Joey Lauren Adams. It follows a former successful country musician who’s now become a famous Elvis impersonator.
Clint’s three most recent roles have been in two episodes of the 2020 thriller “The Shadow Diaries”, the 2021 episode “Warlock World: War of the Warlocks” of the family comedy “Just Roll with It”, and the 2022 episode “Destroyer of Worlds” of the biographical romantic mini-series “Pam & Tommy”.
Roles in movies
Clint voiced Roo in the 1966 short animated comedy “Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree”, and had only a couple of other film roles in the remainder of the decade, later in 1966 appearing in the western “An Eye for an Eye”, then the 1967 family drama “Gentle Giant”, and the 1969 short drama “Cards, Cads, Guns, Gore and Death”.
In 1973, he played a supporting character in the family western “The Red Pony”, and the same year saw him portray Tim Reed in the family comedy “Salty”. Clint attracted attention in 1976, with his portrayal of George Poole Jr. in the romantic action comedy “Eat My Dust”, written and directed by Charles B. Griffith, and which starred Ron Howard, Christopher Norris and Brad David. It follows Hoover who’s in love with Darlene, while Darlene’s only interested in car racing. Some of Clint’s notable performances in the remainder of the ‘70s were in the action crime comedy “Grand Theft Auto” and the fantasy “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden” both in 1977, and the 1979 musical comedy “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School”.
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What marked the ‘80s for him was probably his playing of John Dexter in the science fiction comedy “Cocoon”, which Ron Howard directed, and which starred Hume Cronyn, Wilford Brimley and Don Ameche. It follows a group of elderly people who’ve swum into a pool filled with alien cocoons, and have now become young; the movie won nine of its 20 award nominations, including Oscar wins for Best Visual Effects and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Don Ameche). Clint could then have been seen appearing in the 1986 romantic action horror “The Wraith”, the 1988 thriller “Freeway” and the 1989 comedy “Parenthood”.
In 1994, he played Ray Blaisch in the comedy “The Paper”, directed by Ron Howard, and which starred Michael Keaton, Glenn Close and Robert Duvall. It follows the life of New York City journalist Henry, and the movie was nominated for two awards, including an Oscar for Best Music, Original Song. Clint appeared in several other popular movies in the ‘90s, such as the 1995 historical adventure “Apollo 13”, the 1997 adventure comedy “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery”, and the 1998 family fantasy comedy “Addams Family Reunion”.
He played a supporting character in the critically acclaimed 2005 crime comedy “Fun with Dick and Jane”, which Dean Parisot directed, and which starred Alec Baldwin, Tea Leoni and Jim Carrey. It follows a married couple who’ve just lost all their money, and have thus turned to crime; the movie won one of its eight award nominations. Clint could then have been seen appearing in several award-winning films, including in 2007 the drama “Stompin’” and the horror “Halloween”, and the 2009 family adventure comedy “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian”.
The year 2015 saw him play The Taxidermist in the horror comedy “The Funhouse Massacre”, directed by Andy Palmer, and which starred Jere Burns, Scottie Thompson and Matt Angel. It follows the escape of some of the world’s most horrible psychopaths from a mental institution, but the film was nominated for only a single award.
Clint’s three most recent film roles have been in the 2020 musical family drama “Playing with Beethoven”, and in 2021 the crime thriller “Hide and Bleed” and the science fiction horror “Beyond Paranormal”.
Clint produced the 2002 musical comedy talk-show “The Clint Howard Variety Show” and the 2005 fantasy movie “Planet Ibsen”, and he wrote the 1978 musical comedy movie “Cotton Candy” and the 2015 episode “Trips Ahoy’” of the comedy series “You’ll Be Fine”.
He’s received six special thanks, for movies such as the 2012 horror thriller “The Lords of Salem” and the horror “Nobody Gets Out Alive”, and the 2013 thriller “House of Good and Evil”.
Clint’s made a guest appearance in numerous talk-shows, most recently in “Access Hollywood”, “The Big Bad Broadcast”, and “The Kelly Clarkson Show”.
Awards and nominations
Clint’s won three of his five award nominations – a 1998 MTV Movie Award for Lifetime Achievement, a 2014 Milano International Film Festival Award for Best Ensemble Cast, for his and his colleagues’ performance in “Sand Castles”, and a 2017 Shockfest Award of the Year for his performance in “Puppets”.
Love life and wife
Clint’s married thrice. His first wife was American Ann Marie Lynch, whom he’d dated for nearly 10 years prior to marrying her in 1988; the date of their divorce remains undisclosed, but
he married his second wife Melanie Sorich in 1995, in a private ceremony attended by close to 100 of their closest family members and friends; they divorced in 2017, after having been married for 22 years.
Since 1 July 2020, Clint’s been married to non-celebrity American woman Kat C. Howard; the wedding took place in Las Vegas’ Little Church of the West. Clint’s a stepfather to Kat’s daughter.
He hasn’t spoken of other women whom he’s been with, so as of December 2022, Clint’s married to his third wife Kat C. Howard, and doesn’t have biological children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Clint was once an avid golfer, playing around 150 rounds every year, however, he had to give up on the sport following hip replacement surgery.
He loves snow globes, and in 2015 began creating his own special kind which he today often shows off in entertainment shows.
Clint was once passionate about music, and formed his own new wave rock ‘n’ roll band The Kempsters in 1981, but they disbanded two years later.
He’s appeared in 16 movies directed by his brother Ron.
Clint was passionate about journalism during his teenage years, and won a prize in a competition organized by Columbia University.
His favorite actors are Morgan Freeman and Clint Eastwood, and some of his favorite movies are “Bruce Almighty”, “Wanted” and “Going in Style”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Clint’s age is 63. His eyes are light blue and his hair’s grey, his height is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) and he weighs around 165lbs (74kgs).
Clint’s net worth’s been estimated at over $4 million, as of December 2022.