-married with Actress Cheryl Howard (7 June 1975 - present) 4 children
-Son of actor/director Rance Howard and actress Jean Speegle Howard.
-Stepson of L.A. Times columnist and playwright Judy Howard.
-Brother of Clint Howard.
-Daughters: (Actress, Director, Writer) Bryce Dallas Howard (b. 1981), Jocelyn Carlyle (twin, b. 1985), Actress Paige Howard (twin, b. 1985). Son: Reed Cross (b. 1987).
-Became a grandfather when his daughter, Bryce Dallas Howard, had a baby boy on February 16, 2007
-Father-in-law of Seth Gabel.