Skip to comments.Actor Clint Howard, brother of director Ron Howard, in new video for Heritage Action
Posted on 08/23/2010 6:11:09 PM PDT by curth
Clint Howard, long-time character actor and brother of the more liberal director Ron Howard, is displaying his conservative stripes in a new advertisement for Heritage Action for American, the new grassroots advocacy arm of The Heritage Foundation.
The video calls attention to the propensity of politicians with unpopular voting records to avoid townhall meetings. The video, titled August Recess Excuses, aims to raise awareness about the disconnect between the issues that concern congressional leaders and those that concern their constituents.
The August Recess Excuses video highlights the lengths our so-called representatives will go to avoid their constituents, Heritage Actions CEO Michael A. Needham told The Daily Caller. Town hall meetings are crucial to Americas representative democracy. Were disappointed that many Members of Congress have elected to skip this important American tradition.
Clint Howard told TheDC that he got involved with the project when an acquaintance of his, Eric Koski, approached him with the idea. This is something that is right in my wheelhouse, both as an actor and as a conservative minded citizen, Howard said. Id been looking for opportunities to do something like this and when it come up it seemed like a no brainer.
Howard has no illusions of grandeur. According to him, celebrities who get too heavily involved in political activism can become tiresome. He hopes to avoid this pitfall and act soley as a concerned American.
I understand that show business people can wear the public a bit thin when it comes to politics. I know they wear me thin, Howard said. Im not a policy wonk and I dont dream of being a political operative. My goal as a citizen is to do what I can to help the causes that I personally believe in. To me, it is the same as walking the precinct.
“Well strap me to the side of a pig and roll me in the mud!” (—Goober)
Was he ‘Gentle Ben’ or ‘Flipper’?
I heard him interviewed by Dennis Miller and it was a real eye opener. He came out of the closet as a conservative, and stated a lot of his liberal friends in Hollywood are rethinking things, have a lot of buyers remorse.....
“Whoda thunk it?”
Makes me want to boot up Apollo 13 again, just to watch Clint.
Which one still has more hair? THAT’S the important question.
Probably why he is a small character actor and Opie is an overpaid director.
It is a real shame that he did not feed Opie to Gentle Ben.
Clint about Democrats
okay..this is just weird
Classic scene...and a strangler, no less!
Guess Opie won’t give his little bro anymore acting stints in any of his movies from here out...LOL
Last week on the Dennis Miller radio show, Clint was interviewed. He was so humble, sensible and kind. At the end of the hour, a caller asked what Clint’s political leaning was, and Clint said he is an unapologetic conservative.
I used to see Clint on my street headed to production companies out by the studios for voice overs. He is such a nice person.
he can always pursue his singing...
Ha. Ha. Ha...I’m sure you relished it as much as I.
He may be conservative, but he kinda gives me the creeps
I always get a kick out of these two brothers. Ron is the long lean craggy image of his father and Clint is short and round like his mother. Good for him.
Clint Howard has subbed for Dennis Miller on radio. Rock solid, smart, good guy. Love you, Clint!
He's the one who should have played the part of the lobotomized guy in 'One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest'
Andy Griffith will be heartbroken.
He was IN Gentle Ben . ; ) NOT Gentle Ben . : )
Don’t know if anyone ever answered you....Gentle Ben was his show.
He looks like he was mauled by Gentle Ben.
Oh wow. Two surprises on this thread.
Seeing you here and learning Clint is unabashedly conservative.
I’ve missed you!!!
then this one is for you....
Clint never lost his small town, working class roots. He’s a sweet guy and genuine. Still lives in Burbank where he grew up. His parents were great too. Too bad about Ritchie Cunningham.
His appearance on Seinfeld.
Clint rocks!...I loved him in Apollo 13, Backdraft, etc...he’s one of those great actor characters that really don’t get the credit they deserve!
“But first, the tronya!”
Don’t ask me how I know this.
Good for him! More and more actors are revealing their patriotism, and that’s a good thing.
Oh my God... I forgot that line. ROFL.
> “Was he Gentle Ben or Flipper?” <
Also played in “Far and Away” directed by “Opie.”
He was the overbearing foreman in the chicken factory who cut Shannon’s (Nicole Kidman’s character) hours for insubordination. She responded by calling him “a small fraction of a man!”
Oh yeah...Leon with the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. On the Andy Griffith show he would be standing there at odd moments in the show, his face smeared with jelly, and would hold out his sandwich offering a bite to whoever was there. They would always say, “No thanks, Leon.”
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