C. Thomas Howell
Dec. 7th, 1966
Los Angeles, California, USA
C. Thomas Howell's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2008 - Big Game
2008 - The Thirst: Blood War
2008 - toxic
2005 - Glass Trap
2005 - Hoboken Hollow
2004 - Hidalgo
2004 - The Hillside Strangler
2003 - Gods and Generals
2003 - Net Games
1998 - Sleeping Dogs
1997 - Last Lives
1993 - Gettysburg
1990 - Far Out Man
1989 - The Return of the Musketeers
1986 - Soul Man
1986 - The Hitcher
1985 - Secret Admirer
1984 - Tank
1984 - Red Dawn
1983 - The Outsiders
1982 - E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
Guest TV Roles
Officer Dewey Dudek
Capt. Miles Davidow
An ex-child rodeo star, C. Thomas Howell was earmarked as one of the most promising young actors in the mid 1980s after an eye-catching performance in the teen coming-of-age epic The Outsiders (1983). Other roles followed, including the violent Cold War invasion drama Red Dawn (1984), and a co-starring part alongside Jamie Lee Curtis in Grandview, U.S.A. (1984). His career was not helped by the controversial racial comedy Soul Man (1986), which was not well-received. However, he did meet and fall in love with his co-star from that movie, Rae Dawn Chong, whom he later married.
Whilst superstardom has eluded him, there's no doubting that Howell has been in consistent demand with film producers. He has notched up in excess of 90 feature film appearances. including starring roles in Side Out (1990), Gettysburg (1993), Baby Face Nelson (1995), Fatal Affair (1998), Asylum Days (2001) and Hoboken Hollow (2005).
Known as a friendly and likable person to his fans, Howell lives with his current wife Sylvie, and their three children Isabelle, Dashiell & Liam.
- Was #73 in VH1's 100 Greatest Teen Stars.
- Born exactly one year after 'Jeffrey Wright (I)' (qv); also shares his birthday with 'Eli Wallach' (qv), 'Ellen Burstyn' (qv), and the late 'Harry Chapin' (qv).
- (1986) Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1986" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 38.
- After winning the magic-performance Celeb-reality show "Celebracadabra" in 2008, he has reprised his show's character "Cherry" performing at The Magic Castle in Hollywood, Ca.
- Has worked with Rutger Hauer twice. "The Hitcher" in 1986 and nearly 20 years later in a TV production of "The Poseidon Adventure".
- Child with second wife Sylvie Anderson, Liam West, born April 24, 2001.
- He is an owner and producer of Buckwheat Films.
- His father is 'Chris Howell (I)' (qv) a stunt coordinator.
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