C. Thomas Howell

Actor, Director
When he was in his teens this baby-faced leading man's career blossomed with his affecting performance as Ponyboy Curtis, the sensitive greaser with the soul of a writer, in Francis Ford Coppola's classic, "The ... Read more »
Born: 12/06/1966 in Van Nuys, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (113)

Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Commander and Chief 2014 (Movie)

George W. Shrub (Actor)

Confessions of a Womanizer 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Deadly Web 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dilemma 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Grimm 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Home Invasion 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lost Angel 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lost on Purpose 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Land That Time Forgot 2014 (Movie)

Frost Michaels (Actor)

Toxic 2014 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Wedding Day 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

An Amish Murder 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Bigfoot Wars 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Celebrity Ghost Stories 1998 - 1999, 2001 - 2002, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Criminal Minds 2009, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love Boat: The Next Wave 1998 - 1999, 2001 - 2002, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Son of the Beach 2001 - 2002, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sons of Anarchy 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Southland 2009 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Alphas 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Castle 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hawaii Five-O 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Revolution 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Amazing Spider-Man 2012 (Movie)

Jack's Father (Actor)

Chaos 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Restitution 2011 (Movie)

John Youngstown (Actor)

The Glades 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Terror Experiment 2011 (Movie)

Chief Grasso (Actor)

Torchwood 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Psych 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Smith 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Gunfighter's Pledge 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebracadabra 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stone's War 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Far Side of Jericho 2007 (Movie)

Little Jemmy Thornton (Actor)

Fighting Words 2007 (Movie)

David Settles (Actor)

Hoboken Hollow 2007 (Movie)

Clayton Connelly (Actor)

Mutant Vampire Zombies from the 'Hood! 2007 (Movie)

David (Actor)

24 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Summerland 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Glass Trap 2004 (Movie)

Curtis (Actor)

H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hidalgo 2004 (Movie)

Preston Webb (Actor)

The District 2000 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hillside Strangler 2004 (Movie)

Kenneth Bianchi (Actor)

A Killer Within 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Gods and Generals 2003 (Movie)

Sgt. Thomas Chamberlain (Actor)

Killer Bees 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

V.I.P. 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Red Team 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hitman's Run 2000 (Movie)

Tom Holly (Actor)

Peter Benchley's "Amazon" 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

WillFull 2000 (Movie)

Nat Wolff (Actor)

Fatal Affair 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Hot Boyz 1999 (Movie)

Officer Roberts (Actor)

Laws of Deception 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Matter of Trust 1999 (Movie)

Michael D'Angelo (Actor)

Shepherd 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Baby Face Nelson 1998 (Movie)

George "Baby Face" Nelson (Actor)

Enemy Action 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Felons 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sleeping Dogs 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Glass Jar 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Kindred: The Embraced 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Hourglass 1995 (Movie)

Michael Jardine (Actor)

Pure Danger 1995 (Movie)

Johnny (Actor)

Dangerous Indiscretion 1994 (Movie)

Jim Lomax (Actor)

Teresa's Tattoo 1994 (Movie)

Carl (Actor)

Treacherous 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Gettysburg 1993 (Movie)

Lieutenant Thomas D Chamberlain (Actor)

Jailbait 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

That Night 1993 (Movie)

Rick (Actor)

Breaking the Rules 1992 (Movie)

Gene Michaels (Actor)

Mad Dogs and Englishmen 1992 (Movie)

Mike Stone (Actor)

Nickel & Dime 1992 (Movie)

Jack Stone (Actor)

To Protect and Serve 1992 (Movie)

Egan (Actor)

Far Out, Man! 1990 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Kid 1990 (Movie)

Kid (Actor)

Side Out 1990 (Movie)

Monroe Clark (Actor)

The Eyes of the Panther 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Return of the Musketeers 1989 (Movie)

Raoul (Actor)

A Tiger's Tale 1988 (Movie)

Bubber Drumm (Actor)

Il Giovane Toscanini 1988 (Movie)

Arturo Toscanini (Actor)

Soul Man 1986 (Movie)

Mark Watson (Actor)

The Hitcher 1986 (Movie)

Jim Halsey (Actor)

Secret Admirer 1985 (Movie)

Michael Ryan (Actor)

Battle of the Network Stars XVI 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Grandview, U.S.A. 1984 (Movie)

Tim Pearson (Actor)

Red Dawn 1984 (Movie)

Robert (Actor)

Tank 1984 (Movie)

Billy Carey (Actor)

Two Marriages 1982 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The Outsiders 1983 (Movie)

Ponyboy Curtis (Actor)

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982 (Movie)

Tyler (Actor)

Acting on Impulse (TV Show)

Actor

Avalanche (TV Show)

Actor

Crimson Force (TV Show)

Actor

Curiosity Kills (TV Show)

Actor

Dark Reflection (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Fire (TV Show)

Actor

Escape (Movie)

Paul Jordan (Actor)

Into the Homeland (TV Show)

Actor

Last Lives (TV Show)

Actor

Ordinary Miracles (TV Show)

Actor

Sealed With a Kiss (TV Show)

Actor

Suspect Device (TV Show)

Actor

The Big Fall (TV Show)

Actor

The Poseidon Adventure (TV Show)

Actor

Zolar (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

Blind Injustice (TV Show)

Associate Producer

Hope Ranch (TV Show)

Producer
Director (2)

The Land That Time Forgot 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Hourglass 1995 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

Hourglass 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

When he was in his teens this baby-faced leading man's career blossomed with his affecting performance as Ponyboy Curtis, the sensitive greaser with the soul of a writer, in Francis Ford Coppola's classic, "The Outsiders" (1983). Then, as quickly as his Tiger Beat status began, the bottom fell out after only a few years. Despite such minor hits as "Red Dawn" (1984) and "Soul Man" (1986), Howell's career descended into direct-to-video flicks and filler TV movies for the latter part of the decade, into the 1990s. Of the all-star cast of "The Outsiders," Howell's big screen success was later overshadowed by Ralph Macchio's "Karate Kid," Emilio Estevez's Brat Pack films -- to say nothing of Tom Cruise's "Top Gun" superstardom. Seemingly fine with his post-"Outsider" status, Howell continued to shine as an actor, even if the majority of the more than 50 films he appeared in were less than memorable.

Relationships

Sylvie Anderson

Wife
Married July 25, 1992

Cat Ballou

Step-Father

Rae Dawn Chong Actor

Wife
Married in Las Vegas, NV July 11, 1989 Divorced 1990

Chris Howell

Father

Dashiell Howell

Daughter
born January 2, 1997 mother, Sylvie Anderson

Isabelle Howell

Daughter
born on February 17, 1993 mother, Sylvie Anderson

Liam Howell

Daughter
born April 24, 2001 mother, Sylvie Anderson

Milestones

2007

Portrayed successful freestyle poet, David Settles in "Fighting Words"

2006

Had a recurring role as Barry Landes, a therapist and friend to Kim Bauer (Elisha Cuthbert), on the FOX drama "24"

2005

Cast in the NBC remake of "The Poseidon Adventure"

2003

Portrayed Sgt. Thomas Chamberlain in the historical epic, "Gods and Generals"

2002

Produced the made for television movie "Hope Ranch" (Animal Planet) which he co-wrote with his father Chris Howell

1999

Headlined cast of the syndicated series "Peter Benchley's Amazon"

1997

Starred in HBO movie "The Big Fall"

1996

Played lead in short-lived TV series "Kindred: The Embraced" (Fox)

1996

Directed second feature, "Pure Danger"; also starred; released direct-to-video

1995

Made directorial debut, "Hourglass"; also co-scripted; released direct-to-video

1993

Played leading role opposite Juliette Lewis in "That Night"

1993

Had featured role in "Gettsyburg"

1988

Starred opposite Ann-Margret in "A Tiger's Tale"

1987

First TV-movie, "Into the Homeland"

1986

Scored first hit in lead role, "Soul Man"

1983

First feature in a starring role, played Ponyboy Curtis in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Outsiders"

1982

Feature debut, "E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial"

1973

Began rodeo riding at age six (date approximate)

1969

TV series debut, at age four, "Little People"

Hosted "The C. Thomas Howell Show," broadcasting Sunday evenings on Los Angeles' 97.1 Free FM

Was series regular on "Two Marriages" (ABC)

Named "All Around Cowboy" by the California Junior Rodeo Association

Bonus Trivia

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Howell married Rae Dawn Chong after they starred opposite each other in "Soul Man" (1986). They divorced a year later.

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In December 2000, Howell allegedly struck a 20-year-old skateboarder with his truck and left the scene of the accident, then reportedly returned and threatened the victim with a hammer. Howell was found innocent of all charges in November 2001.

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"I've done many films that I knew I shouldn't do, and had to do for financial reasons. I feel that I'm a good actor. I don't feel that I'm a great actor. I care a little too much about what people think of me to be great. And I don't have the tools of somebody like Juliette Lewis, who is phenomenal. She's raw, and nobody taught her that . . . My turn will come. I've got the capabilities to become as big as Mel Gibson or to go away and never do another film again." --C Thomas Howell in Entertainment Weekly, April 5, 1996.

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