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The Andy Griffith Show

Ronny Howard

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

Monday
December 1
9:00am
The Darling Baby
The Darling family returns to Mayberry.
TV-G
9:36am
Andy and Helen Have Their Day
Andy and Helen have an awful time while trying to enjoy a picnic, thanks to the one and only Barney Fife. Guest Star: Aneta Corsaut
TV-G
10:12am
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
10:48am
Otis Sues the County
Otis hires a shyster attorney after he trips and falls while exiting his jail cell.
TV-G
Tuesday
December 2
9:00am
Barney Fife, Realtor
Barney tries to earn some extra money by becoming a real estate agent.
TV-G
9:36am
Goober Takes a Car Apart
Andy wishes he had not allowed Goober to run the courthouse in his absence.
TV-G
10:12am
The Rehabilitation of Otis
After an argument with Barney, Otis decides to do his drinking elsewhere.
TV-G
10:48am
The Lucky Letter
Barney is intimidated by Andy not to respond to a chain letter.
TV-G
Wednesday
December 3
9:00am
Goober and the Art of Love
Goober goes out on an awkward date with Lydia Crosswaithe (Josie Lloyd).
TV-G
9:36am
Barney Runs for Sheriff
Andy and Barney square off for the upcoming sheriff's election in Mayberry.
TV-G
10:12am
If I Had a Quarter-Million
Barney discovers a briefcase containing $250,000, and is soon taken in by the con man who lost it.
TV-G
10:48am
TV or Not TV
A group of crooks try to take advantage of Andy and Barney while posing as a television crew.
TV-G