Biography and Life Story of Reed Cross Howard, Ron Howard’s Son

Reed Cross Howard Background Details

Ron Howard, a well-known and accomplished American film director, actor, TV personality, and screenwriter, is the father of Reed Cross Howard. Reed is 36 years old right now. He was born on April 13, 1987, and is currently a professional golfer.

In order to advance his profession and establish himself, he disregarded his father’s notoriety and money. Reed’s primary career path and love is golfing, and he is succeeding in it, despite the fact that he formerly made a few cameos in a couple of his father’s movies. Reed Howard not only maintains a thriving job, but he also maintains a happy marriage with his wife and kids. There is much more to be learned about him.

Summary of Reed Cross Howard’s Bio

Full Name Reed Cross Howard
Date of Birth April 12th 1987
Horoscope Aries
Birthplace New York, USA
Ethnicity Mixed
Father Ron Howard
Mother Cheryl Howard
Wife Ashley Gioaffre
Children 2
Siblings 3
Profession Golf Player
Nationality American
Body build Athletic
Hair colour Red
Eye colour Brown
School Heritage Academy High School/ USCB
Marital status Married
Instagram reedchoward
YouTube @reedhowardgolf3000
Net worth $5million

How Old Is Reed Cross Howard?

Reed Cross Howard is Ron Howard’s only son and was born on the 13th day of April 1987, making him 36 years old today. His birthplace is recorded as Banksville in New York City, United States of America. According to his birth date, Reed’s sun sign is Aries, and he follows the Christianity religion.

Reed stands at the height of 5 feet and 10 inches and weighs approximately 60 kg. He has red hair and brown eyes. He holds American nationality, although his ethnic background is still not very clear. But we know that he has a mixture of Scottish, Dutch, Irish, English, German, Cherokee, and French Native American lineage.

Reed Howard and his celebrity father, Ron
Reed Howard and his celebrity father, Ron,

Reed has a passion for pets. In September 2018, he adopted an Airedale Terrier he named Albie Howard, and they have since been best of friends. Albie severally makes appearances on his Instagram page. Reed grew up in his birthplace Banksville and received his early education there. He attended Heritage Academy High School, Banksville, and graduated in 2005.

Talking about his higher academic journey, a few sources report that he stopped at the high school level, but many others recorded that Reed Howard graduated in 2009 from the University of South Carolina, Beaufort-Bluffton campus (USCB). But, the course he studied at the university is not known.

During his days at USCB, Reed joined the school’s golf team as an amateur member and played from 2007 to 2008. He doubled as an athlete and a student at the university.

Meet Reed Howard’s Father and Mother

Reed’s father is the famous Ron Howard. Ron was born on the 1st of March 1954 in Duncan, Oklahoma, United States. He is the son of director, actor, and writer Rance Howard and actress Jean Speegle. Ron is an American citizen and has English, Irish, German, and Scottish heritage. He has a younger brother Clint Howard who is also part of the entertainment industry as an actor.

Ron Howard is an award-winning entertainer. As an actor, he is best known for his roles in the movies such as The Andy Griffith Show, The Music Man, A Beautiful Mind, The Courtship of Eddie, and Appolo 13. Reed’s father has long established himself in the Hollywood industry and is best recognized as the actor with red, bright, ginger hair. With these features, the father and son look very much alike that many have severally described them as real-life twins.

Reed Howard's parents, Ron Howard and Cheryl
Reed Howard’s parents, Ron Howard and Cheryl, 

Reed Howard’s mother is Cheryl Alley Howard, who is also Ron’s wife. She was born on 23rd December 1953 and is a Glendale, California native. Cheryl Alley Howard, though doesn’t share the same height of fame as her husband Ron, has also made a name for herself in the entertainment industry. She is an actress and writer and has not less than 16 acting credits.

Reed’s mother is best known for her roles in productions like Splash, Ransom, Angels and  Demons, and A Beautiful Mind, where she shared the screen with her famous husband. As a writer, she has authored and published a number of novels, notable among them is a book titled; Grandma, Tell Me A Story: Children’s Devotional Stories From The Farm.

Reed’s Parents are Still Married And Going On Strong

Regardless of the fact that the entertainment industry is littered with turbulent relationships, failed marriages, and divorces, Reed Howard’s parents, Ron Howard and Cheryl Alley, have maintained a long-lasting, successful, and peaceful marriage to date. The long-lived couple seems to have broken every marriage barrier and crisis to remain married.

They were college sweethearts, having attended John Burroughs High School in Burbank, Los Angeles. The celebrity couple exchanged marital vows on 7th June 1975, when they were just in their early twenties. Despite marrying at this very young age, Ron and his wife have, over the years, sustained a solid, exemplary, and scandal-free marriage life.

Their union has endured 48 years long and fastly moving to the fifth decade. To date, they still serve couples’ goals in Hollywood and are role models for the younger generation, correcting the common belief that celebrity marriages are always bound to fail.

Reed Cross Howard Has Three Siblings 

Reed Cross is not his parents’ only child, despite the fact that he is their only son. He was the family’s youngest child when he was born, and he grew up with three siblings. They consist of Bryce Dallas and the Carlyle twins, Jocelyn and Paige. The family’s first kid, Bryce, was born on March 2, 1982, in Los Angeles, California, six years before their parents’ wedding. He is now 42 years old.


According to their parents, Bryce was conceived while they were in Dallas, hence, her middle name. Reed’s oldest sibling has also grown to follow in their parent’s footsteps as an actress. Some of the movies she has acted in are Spider-Man 3The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, The Help, and the Jurassic World movie franchise, which she is best known for. Bryce has been married to her husband, Seth Gabel, since 2006, and they share two kids, a son and a daughter.

Barely four years after the arrival of Bryce, Reed’s parents welcomed a set of twin girls named Jocelyn Carlyle and Paige Carlyle. They were born on the 5th of February 1985 in Los Angeles, California, and are now 38 years old. Paige graduated from the New York University Tisch School and also joined the rest of the family in the entertainment business.

She is a writer and actress and is best known for such movies as Adventureland, The Employer, and the TV series stalkTALK. Her twin sister Jocelyn Carlyle has recorded one onscreen appearance on the set of the Netflix sitcom, Arrested Development, where she starred alongside Paige.

However, according to their father, Jocelyn has shown very minimal interest in making a career in the entertainment industry. Unlike her siblings, Jocelyn prefers to stay away from the spotlight, and the exact career path she is taking on is yet to be known.

Reed Cross is a Professional Golfer

Despite being born into one of the most famous families in Hollywood, Reed did not continue in the family’s career path. Right from childhood, he has always been interested in sports, even though all other family members are involved in entertainment careers. Recall that he had already started as an amateur golf player at the University of South Carolina and also featured in several tournaments as a participant.

Reed Cross Howard playing golf

Thanks to his unique talents in the sport, he got the opportunity to compete in the U.S. Amateur Championship at Pinehurst Course in North Carolina. He would later enroll at Pepperdine University, where he continued to hone his skills and crafts and got more chances to participate in more challenging terrains.

Today, Reed Cross Howard has appeared in and won major tournaments such as the USC Aiken Invitational, Island Invitational, and Webber International Tournament. His academic and athletic career has remained remarkable and portrays him as a hardworking man. As a matter of fact, Reed first came to public recognition as a golfer, thanks to the celebrity status of his family in Hollywood.

Although he is yet to earn a spot in the league of the big boys in golfing, Reed’s surname seemed to have been enough for many to show their interest in his golfing career. Going by his social media profile, Reed Howard is a professional golfer and the inventor of Steadhead Training Aide, a powerful tool used by golfers across the country.

This also goes a long way to reveal that Reed also has a business mind, and from indications, he would certainly thrive in any venture he makes in this regard. The celebrity son also has a YouTube channel that has detailed instructions and training for playing golf. On the channel, he periodically creates tutorials for virtual amateur golfers to perfect their swings.

What Movies Has Reed Cross Howard Been In?

From indications, many people have been finding it hard to believe that Ron’s only son is not in any way involved in the Hollywood business, as his family has recorded huge success in the industry. But, the fact still remains that he is not actively involved as much as the public knows. However, it is worth noting that he only graced the screen once during his younger years.

Reed Cross, alongside his older sister Bryce, appeared in a single episode of the comedy series Arrested Development. His father, Ron, narrated the project, and it aired from November 2003 to March 2019. In the series, Reed played a minor and uncredited role which can’t possibly earn him the title of an actor. Moreover, some sources even went on to tag Reed as a movie director with the claims that he directed the movie, Frog and Toad.

But there is no truth in this, as the only movie with that title is directed by Cory Edwards. So, all the rumors about Ron’s only son Reed Cross following in the family’s entertainment path are nothing but false. Regardless, Reed occasionally makes cameo appearances in some of his father’s productions. But this is not in any way enough to consider him an actor.

Is Reed Cross Howard Married?

Although Reed has always been known as a celebrity son who keeps a low profile and lives most of his life away from the limelight, especially his personal life, he is widely known to be a married man. Neither the public nor the media knew anything going on in his love and relationship life until August 2015 when his father, via his social media handles, revealed Reed’s wedding photos to the utmost surprise of everyone.

Reed Cross and wife

His bride was soon identified as Ashley Gioffre, an American woman whom he had dated for two years. The two walked down the aisle on 11th August 2015, and their wedding ceremony was a private affair graced by only their close family members. Today, their union has lasted for 8 years and still going on strong.

Fans and the general public are simply expectant that Reed and his wife will follow in his parents’ marital footsteps of living happily ever after.

He is a Doting Father To His Two Daughters

Reed and his wife Ashley Gioffre’s marriage has been blessed with two adorable daughters. The couple welcomed their first daughter Aspen Howard in 2015. As the story goes, Reed’s father was still the one that announced to the public the good news of the arrival of his granddaughter Aspen.

It is public knowledge that Reed also has another daughter with his wife, but details of the baby are not disclosed to the public, including her name and date of birth. From all indications, the couple is doing the most to shield their children from the media and public eye.

Reed Howard is a devoted father who genuinely appreciates every minute of it, more so than just being a parent. The two-time father never ceases to express his gratitude for having girls and never forgets to wish them a happy birthday and best wishes.

Reed Howard talked about the value of fatherhood and the need for fathers to be actively involved in their children’s development and lives in general during an interview in 2019. The golfer asserts that the existence of a father in no way diminishes the significance of a mother.

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