Ron Howard would want this young actor to play Richie Cunningham in a Happy Days reboot
"A cooler, hipper Richie Cunningham."
There are some things that cannot be stopped. Death, taxes, and the flood of remakes and reboots that have saturated our TV sets for the past few years. From Sabrina to Fuller House to Saved by the Bell, every show we knew growing up is fair game.
The Cunninghams are not immune to speculation, either. The concept of a Happy Days revival could potentially make sense. After all, the first series was all about a Seventies nostalgic look at the Fifties. What better show to bring back than one about nostalgia?
During a recent article in Entertainment Tonight, Ron Howard and brother Clint Howard (who appeared with Ron in The Andy Griffith Show) interviewed each other. Clint asked his brother a question that Ron hears frequently: What about a Happy Days revival?
Ron Howard revealed who he thinks can play Richie Cunningham for a new generation. "There’s this kid, his career is really taking off so who knows, but let’s just say I think Jack Dylan Grazer would be great," Howard said.
Jack Dylan Grazer, best known for his roles in the new It franchise, his role as Freddie in the DC movie Shazam!, and his recent voice work as the lead of the Disney-Pixar film Luca, certainly has the resumé to qualify for a TV lead. However, Ron admits that his reasoning is also a little personal.
"That is Brian Grazer — my partner at Imagine Entertainment — his nephew. But nepotism aside, I think he'd be great. He'd be a cooler, hipper Richie Cunningham," Howard said. "If he was willing to take the job."
As Opie you couldn't help but love the kid, at least black & white.
Color, he was even in character as a quirky teenager.
For men the first 2 or 3 seasons of Happy Days were good but then started losing it.
Richie just became annoying and finally left.
I vote NO on a reboot (as if my vote counts) because like the others are saying, it never reaches the level of quality and popularity the originals once did.
Funny, some of the old shows we lived our life's schedule around their programing schedule tonwatch because we didn't have VCR's yet, don't seem to watch with the same enthusiasm.
Maybe we deserve the reality BS that's on TV now.
Just one person's stupid opinion.
A Gomer Pyle USMC Reunion
Movie with new actors playing
The original characters is an
Excellent idea but which actors
Could play Gomer Pyle Sgt.
Carter Duke Slater Lou Ann
Poovie Corporal Boyle Sgt.
Hacker Bunny Frankie Lombardi
Lester Hummell or Nick Cuccinelli? I would like to see
Another Gilligan's Island Reunion
Movie but which actors could
Play Gilligan the Skipper
Mr .Howell Mrs. Lovey Howell
The Professor Roy Hinkley
And Mary Ann Summers?
In the original series Dawn Wells
Was great as Mary Ann Summers on Gilligan's Island
And On GOMER Pyle USMC
Elizabeth MacRae was great
As Lou Ann Poovie and
Russell Johnson as the
Professor and Roy Stuart as
Cpl. Boyle were the perfect
Choices to play the Professor
And Cpl. Boyle.
Christina Ricci as The New
Ginger Grant in a new
Gilligan's Island TV movie?
As the NEW Mary Ann Summers on GI movie?
Tom Hanks as the Proffessor
Adam Sandler as Gilligan?
Possible REBOOT article I went
Back and on my cell phone O
Looked at articles about Cathy
Silvers from 2019 and Ted McGinley from 2017.
Cathy Silvers wants to produce
herself a reboot called
Happy Days Again and she
Wants original Happy Days
Cast Members Henry Winkler
And Ron Howard and herself
And other original cast members
To be in Happy Days Again.
The article on Ted McGinley is
From 2017 and Ted McGinley
Wants Netflix to bring back
Happy Days as a reboot series
With Himself Henry Winkler
And other original cast members
To be in a Reboot of Happy Days. Both of the articles
About Cathy Silvers and
Ted McGinley both talk about
A Happy Days Again rebppt
With the original cast instead
Of new actors being in a
Happy Days reboot.
Go to Google and ask Google
To.pull up the articles about
Cathy Silvers from 2019 and
Ted McGinley from 2017 about
Possible Happy Days Again reboots in the works.
I think that the original cast
Of Happy Days would make
More Sense as a Happy Days
Reunion Movie INSTEAD of
A Happy Days reboot with the
Original cast.I believe that
Ron Howard and Henry Winkler
Would be more likely play
Richie and Fonzie in a Happy
Days Reunion Movie instead
Of a Happy Days Again Reboot series. I wonder if any of the
Minor characters from the
Original cast of Happy Days
Would be in either a reunion
Movie or reboot series.
Does anyone know of a good
Title for a Happy.Days Reunion
Movie? The.Waltons Andy
Griffith Y Gilligan's Island
And Green Acres and Leave
It To Beaver used original cast
Members on their Reunion Movies. If there is ever a reunion
Movie of Happy Days or.a reboot
Of Happy Days Again I would
Like to see minor characters
Like Chuck Cunningham
Bag Zombroski Eugene Belvin
Trudy Wendy Marsha Melvin
Belvin Moose and Spike.
In the original series Randolph
Roberts was only in 2 episodes
Only but he had more AIR TIME
Time than the first Chuck Cunningham Gavan O'Herlihy.
The writers of Happy Days
Gave Randolph Roberts
FUNNIER LINES than Gavan
O'Herlihy and Randolph Roberts
Was in 80 per cent of Happy Days and Gavan O Herlihy was in
Approximatey 20 per cent of the
Happy Days episodes Gavan was
In. Gavan O Herlihy made
Cameo Appearances on Happy
Days while the writers of
Happy Days gave Randolph
Roberts more air time than
Gavan.Ron Howard was excellent in Return To Mayberry.
Was in Happy Days from
1980-1984 and he would be
a great addition to the cast of a Happy Days Reunion Movie or a Happy Days Reboot with the original cast NOT a new cast with new actors.
John Anthony Bailey who
Played Sticks Downey Jr
Passed away a while back.
I'm with the other's opinions, why ruin a good thing and a happy memory.
When they try to recreate magic the effort is no longer unselfconscious and can't help but try too hard.
Absolutely desperate. Nothing but smutty garbage out there. Can’t even watch Family Feud without blatant sexual innuendos (at least Richard Dawson was cheeky about it) or Steve Harvey’s “damn & hell,”
throughout the show … PRIME TIME mind you. Despicable.
In 2019, the number of original scripted television series in the United States hit 532, up from 495 in the previous year. The figure includes dramas, comedies, and limited series. This is just in the past 10 plus years. I wonder if anyone on MeTV could tell us 5% of those 500+ TV series/shows. I can tell you I have not watched more then 10 of them during that time and only one every episode. I have no idea how many since let's say 1950. Plus how many times have they re-boot Lost In Space and so many others? I am not watching Happy Days 2021 or whenever.
I am just afraid they would ruin Gomer Pyle. After all, as I have said before, I don't know of anyone they could get to play him that would do him justice.
I ask because you seem so "hooked" on the show....
So basically he would be another smart-mouthed, Disney-teen type of Richie Cunningham?
Does Ron even understand why people found Happy Days, and Richie Cunningham, appealing?(Hint: Except for The Fonz, it wasn't because the people were "hip" and "cool")
I think what happens (maybe because they're so jaded) is that they can no longer see a Show as the viewer does. They're busy crunching numbers and calculating how to make a show exciting and all of it.
But the Shows we like today, sometimes got started in a very unselfconscious way. Many were happy to see Season 2 and didn't expect it.
When studios count on popularity just for the sake of profit (there's a surprise) they lose the original intention of the Show to begin with.