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Ronny Howard

The Andy Griffith Show

Ronny Howard

Opie Taylor

Opie Taylor
The son of actor Rance Howard, Ronny Howard (as he was then known) started acting in the late '50s on shows like The Danny Thomas Show and The Twilight Zone. Ron secured his first regular role as Opie Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show at age six. He played the role for eight years while also appearing in guest roles on television and in feature films. Roles included: The Courtship of Eddie's Father, The Music Man and Village of the Giants.After The Andy Griffith Show, Ron continued acting, garnering critical attention for his role in American Graffiti. In 1974 came the series Happy Days, which made Ron famous all over again as Richie Cunningham. Ron left the series after six seasons to pursue a career as a producer and director with much success. Cocoon, Splash, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, and Cinderella Man are just a few of his many cinematic projects.

Character Bio

Andy's son, Opie is polite, though does occasionally get into trouble like any young boy. He looks up to his father and minds his Aunt Bee, despite the fact that he's a little frightened of her at first. He follows his father's direction as best he can- and occasionally teaches him a thing or two. Not the best student academically (he nearly flunked math), Opie is a keen student of life and one can't help but believe he'll eventually grow-up to be a solid citizen like his father.

The Andy Griffith Show TV Schedule

Thursday
April 24
9:00am
Otis Sues the County
Otis hires a shyster attorney after he trips and falls while exiting his jail cell.
TV-G
9:30am
Barney Fife, Realtor
Barney tries to earn some extra money by becoming a real estate agent.
TV-G
10:00am
TV or Not TV
A group of crooks try to take advantage of Andy and Barney while posing as a television crew.
TV-G
10:30am
Guest in the House
A visiting young female friend of Aunt Bee's falls in love with Andy while on the rebound.
TV-G
11:00am
Banjo Playing Deputy
While Barney is away, Aunt Bee persuades Andy to deputize an inept musician friend of hers.
TV-G
5:09pm
Three Wishes for Opie
Superstitious Barney believes that the spirit of Count Istvan Teleky is the reason that wishes are coming true in Mayberry.
TV-G
5:46pm
Goober Takes a Car Apart
Andy wishes he had not allowed Goober to run the courthouse in his absence.
TV-G
6:23pm
The Lucky Letter
Barney is intimidated by Andy not to respond to a chain letter.
TV-G
7:00pm
Goober and the Art of Love
Goober goes out on an awkward date with Lydia Crosswaithe (Josie Lloyd).
TV-G
Friday
April 25
9:00am
The New Housekeeper
Andy and Opie make room in their home (and hearts) for a new housekeeper: Andy's Aunt Bee.
TV-G
9:30am
Manhunt
The state police ask Andy and Barney to step aside while they search for an escaped convict in Mayberry.
TV-G
10:00am
Guitar Player
Andy schemes to help a young local guitarist (James Best).
TV-G
10:30am
Ellie Comes to Town
Andy schemes to help a young local guitarist (James Best).
TV-G
11:00am
Irresistible Andy
Andy comes to believe that Ellie is a deadly female hunter out to marry him.
TV-G
5:09pm
Runaway Kid
Opie befriends an 8-year-old runaway.
TV-G
5:46pm
Andy the Matchmaker
Andy, trying to lift Barney's spirits, stages a minor robbery and tries to match his deputy with a shy seamstress.
TV-G
6:23pm
A Feud is a Feud
Andy strives to end a long-running feud between two neighboring families.
TV-G
7:00pm
Ellie for Council
Ellie's decision to run for town council sparks a battle of the sexes.
TV-G
Monday
April 28
9:00am
9:30am
10:00am