- This article is about the character. For the guest star, see Ron Howard.
Ronald William "Ron" Howard is an American film director who seems to be good friends with Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin. He also gave Homer parenting advice at one time but also tried to kill him after jumping onto Homer's mobile museum. He can't drive very well. Homer wanted him to direct a new film he had wrote about a robot driving instructor whose best friend is a pie.
He was a guest on "The Springfield Squares", where he got mad at Homer because he won the game. Some days later, he is seen driving a Mercedes-Benz convertible with his children in the back, going to a famous people only zoo.
- Episode – "When You Dish Upon a Star"
- Episode – "Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder"
- Episode – "Day of the Jackanapes" (Cameo)
- Episode – "A Star is Torn" (Cameo)
- Episode – "Funeral for a Fiend" (at funeral)
- Episode – "Springfield Splendor" (picture at Springfield Sardi's)
- – The Simpsons Movie
- The episode "Children of a Lesser Clod" was advertised as featuring Ron Howard, in what would have been his third voiced appearance on The Simpsons. However, he was not in the aired version.