Two-time Academy Award winner Ron Howard pays a visit to Manteo over the weekend

[Photo courtesy @RealRonHoward via Twitter]

You never know what famous faces might make their way down to the Outer Banks! Not only is it a popular tourist destination for everyday individuals, but also those who have become a household name in the industry.

Nearly three years ago in 2019, Billy Ray Cyrus surprised clientele at the Hairoics salon in Kill Devil Hills while he was down on vacation and this time another familiar face graced The Burrus House Inn on Roanoke Island.

Actor, director, and long-time friend and co-star of The Andy Griffith’s Show’s titular character, Ron Howard visited Manteo this past weekend with his wife Cheryl.

The two-time Oscar-winning filmmaker took to Twitter in the morning hours of April 11 to share a selfie in front of The Burrus House Inn flashing a thumbs up and promoting the local area in a caption that read, Cheryl & I had a great weekend at #BurrusHouseInn #ManteoNC The Inn deserves it’s high rating on Trip Advisor. #AndyGriffith always spoke so lovingly of beautiful Manteo. Terrific for fishing & family adventure. Not far from #KittyHawk of #WrightBrothers 1st flight fame.”

Ron Howard rose to fame as a child star portraying the beloved Opie in The Andy Griffith Show, which ran for eight seasons from 1960 to 1968. Howard played the son of the show’s namesake, Andy Griffith, who was a long-time resident of Manteo until his death in 2012.

Since then, Howard has become a multi-talented filmmaker garnering two Academy Award wins, including Best Picture and Best Director, in addition to other prestigious nominations.