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    I was watching (a very good) biography of Ron Howard last night and caught Bill Mumy in the credits. They had already split the screen (to show a commercial) so I couldn't make out what the credit was for. But I figure they are about the same age, so it could have just been showing other shows around the time he started as Opie.

    I also immediately recognized Rance Howard (Ron's dad) as John Sheridan's dad, David Sheridan. Very kewl.
    Last edited by B5sweepsfan; 06-02-2005, 11:42 AM.
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    I think they were both on the Twilight Zone in the olden days.
    "En wat als tijd de helft van echtheid was, was alles dan dubbelsnel verbaal?"

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    • #3
      The two were exact contemporaries as child actors in the Hollywood of the late 50s and early 60s, so I wouldn't be surprised to see either of them in a brief interview clip for a biography of the other. (Mumy was born on February 1, 1954, Howard exactly a month later.)

      I checked the (admittedly imperfect) Internet Movie Database, but can't find any projects they worked on together. (They appeared as guest stars on some of the same TV series, including the original Twilight Zone, but never in the same episode, as far as I can determine.) They certainly would have known one another. There simply weren't that many kid actors who were steadily getting work, and if nothing else they would have been up for many of the same parts. (One of Mumy's closest friends today is Butch Patrick, who played Eddie on The Munsters. Mumy was offered the role first, but his parents turned it down, worried about the heavy makeup the part required. Mumy later made a guest appearance on the series.)

      Mumy - who does a great deal of voice-over work for animation projects - has also narrated several episodes of A&E's Biography series, some for people he has worked with (e.g., Bridget Bardot), others for people that he has no personal or professional connection to - at least none that I'm aware of (e.g. Will Smith). So it is entirely possible that this just happened to be one of his voice-over gigs and that he had didn't appear on-screen at all.

      The Ron Howard Biography isn't listed on the IMDB, and no detailed credits are listed on the A&E Biography site, so I'm afraid I can't find anything more definative.

      Regards,

      Joe
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        Butch was awesome on Star Date. He used his charm to compensate for his not so strikingly good looks...and I think he got laid.
        Recently, there was a reckoning. It occurred on November 4, 2014 across the United States. Voters, recognizing the failures of the current leadership and fearing their unchecked abuses of power, elected another party as the new majority. This is a first step toward preventing more damage and undoing some of the damage already done. Hopefully, this is as much as will be required.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Joseph DeMartino
          Mumy was born on February 1, 1954, Howard exactly a month later.
          You'd never know it, now.
          Ron Howard is almost a dead ringer for his dad nowadays.
          Only a fool fights in a burning house.

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          • #6
            Ron Howard is almost a dead ringer for his dad nowadays.
            Yeah, his hair started thinning early, as did his brother Clint's. By chance A&E reran this episode tonight, and without even checking the credits I can tell you that Bill Mumy did, indeed, narrate it. I recognized his voice right off.

            Regards,

            Joe
            Joseph DeMartino
            Sigh Corps
            Pat Tallman Division

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Joseph DeMartino
              Yeah, his hair started thinning early, as did his brother Clint's. By chance A&E reran this episode tonight, and without even checking the credits I can tell you that Bill Mumy did, indeed, narrate it. I recognized his voice right off.
              Someone needs to e-mail IMDb...
              Recently, there was a reckoning. It occurred on November 4, 2014 across the United States. Voters, recognizing the failures of the current leadership and fearing their unchecked abuses of power, elected another party as the new majority. This is a first step toward preventing more damage and undoing some of the damage already done. Hopefully, this is as much as will be required.

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