C. Thomas Howell

BirthDay:

07 Dec 1966

BirthPlace:

Los Angeles, California, USA

BirthName:

Christopher Thomas Howell

Bio:

After an eye-catching performance in the teen coming-of-age epic The Outsiders (1983), ex-child rodeo star C. Thomas Howell was one of the most promising young actors in the mid 1980s.

Christopher Thomas Howell was born in Los Angeles, California, to Candice (Webb) and Chris Howell, a professional bull rider turned stuntman. He started working in the film industry at the age of seven. In 1981, he was cast as Tyler in Steven Spielberg's E.T. The Extra Terrestrial. Shortly thereafter, he nabbed the lead in Francis Ford Coppola's classic The Outsiders, starring opposite the likes of Diane Lane, Patrick Swayze, Matt Dillon, and Tom Cruise. It was Howell's gripping performance as the tough, yet vulnerable Ponyboy Curtis that made him a household name virtually overnight. Earmarked as an up-and-coming actor, Howell's career soon skyrocketed with roles in films including the comedy Grandview, U.S.A. (1984), alongside Jamie Lee Curtis, and the violent Cold War invasion drama Red Dawn (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 (1996), Fatal Affair (1998), Asylum Days (2001) and Hoboken Hollow (2006).

He played unpredictable Officer Bill "Dewey" Dudek in the TNT smash drama Series Southland and as the serial killer "The Reaper" on CBS' Criminal Minds. His recent television appearances include The Glades on A&E as well as Torchwood on the Starz Channel. He also appeared in Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man (2012). A budding film director, he has directed a number of films, including The Big Fall, Pure Danger and Edgar Rice Burroughs The Land That Time Forgot.

Outside of his acting career, Howell is an accomplished team roper. Known as a friendly and likable person to fans, he lives with his wife Sylvie, and their three children Isabelle, Dashiell and Liam.
Filmography

Actor ( 167 credits )

The Rack Pack (2017) Ted
Dirty Dealing 3D (2017) Carter
Mac Daddy's Vegas Adventure (2017) Alfieri Conti
Blue Weekend (2017) Robert Crawford
My B.F.F. (2017) Ben Wilkins
Rich Boy, Rich Girl (2017) Blake
A Question of Faith (2017) John Danielson
Beast Mode (2016) Breen Nash
Sick People (2016) Dr. Sam Zimmerman
LBJ (2016) Walter Jenkins
Animal Kingdom (2016)  Paul / ... (10 episodes, 2016)
A Christmas Eve Miracle (2015) Jack Carter
Woodlawn (2015) George 'Shorty' White
The Sin Seer (2015)
Rivers 9 (2015) Sheriff Quentin
Spirit Riders (2015) Keith
Magic Hour (2015) Tom Worthy
Lazarus Rising (2015) Silent Cal
Stitchers (2015)  Daniel Stinger (3 episodes, 2015-2016)
Detective McLean (2015)  Mr. WItherspoon (1 episode, 2015)
Borrowed Moments (2014) Jack
A Magic Christmas (2014)
Confessions of a Womanizer (2014) Tony
Bigfoot Wars (2014) Zeke (rumored)
Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce (2014)  Nate (3 episodes, 2014)
Wise Words Wednesdays: AFYL (2014)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
Storm Rider (2013) Mitch
Lost on Purpose (2013) Delbert Furgeson
The Devil's Dozen (2013)
Don't Pass Me By (2013) Jack
Horror Haiku (2013)  John Asher (1 episode, 2013)
Sleepy Hollow (2013)  Special Agent Mick Granger (1 episode, 2015)
Motive (2013)  Joe Hillis (1 episode, 2015)
Escape (2012) Paul Jordan
MoniKa (2012) Double
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) Jack's Father
Commander and Chief (2012) Shrub
Wedding Day (2012) Russ
Longmire (2012)  Ray Stewart (1 episode, 2012)
Revolution (2012)  Bounty Hunter (1 episode, 2012)
Marie (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
From the Mouths of Babes (2012)  Himself (2016)
Tell My Wife (2012)
Restitution (2011) John Youngstown
Camel Spiders (2011) Sheriff Beaumont
Grimm (2011)  Weston Steward (4 episodes, 2014)
Alphas (2011)  Eli Aquino (1 episode, 2012)
Chaos (2011)  Carson Simms (1 episode, 2011)
Rape Kit (2011) Man
Flatline (2010) Teacher
The Terror Experiment (2010) Chief Grosso
Street Poet (2010) David
Cupid's Arrow (2010) Professor Grimes
Hawaii Five-0 (2010)  Martin Cordova (1 episode, 2012)
The Glades (2010)  Peyton Robinson (1 episode, 2011)
Blue Bloods (2010)  Alex Polanski (1 episode, 2013)
Death Battle (2010)  Professor Zoom (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episo
The Grind (2009) Luke
Surviving the Grind (2009) Himself
The Jailhouse (2009) Seth Delray
Secret at Arrow Lake (2009) Daniel
Fuel (2009) Shane
Camouflage (2009) Stanley
Castle (2009)  John Campbell (1 episode, 2012)
Southland (2009)  Officer Dewey Dudek (27 episodes, 2009-2013)
CMT's All Jacked Up (2009)  Himself (unknown episodes)
The Thirst: Blood War (2008) Jed
Toxic (2008) Joe
Big Game (2008) Sully
House of Fallen (2008) Thomas
Mutant Vampire Zombies from the 'Hood! (2008) David
Sons of Anarchy (2008)  Agent Frank Eagan (1 episode, 2013)
Celebrity Ghost Stories (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Celebracadabra (2008)  Himself (9 episodes, 2008)
The Stolen Moments of September (2007) Sisner
Fighting Words (2007) David Settles
The Haunting of Marsten Manor (2007) Captain Williams
Cold Ones (2007) KC
Hoboken Hollow (2006) Clayton Connelly
The Far Side of Jericho (2006) Little Jemmy Thornton
The Da Vinci Treasure (2006) Michael Archer
Psych (2006)  Agent Camden Driggs (1 episode, 2010)
Torchwood (2006)  The Gentleman (1 episode, 2011)
Smith (2006) (1 episode, 2007)
Glass Trap (2005) Curtis
The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam (2005) Coach Fielding
The Lost Angel (2005) Kuratha
Criminal Minds (2005)  George Foyet / ... (5 episodes, 2009-2013)
Nursie (2004) Zack
A Killer Within (2004) Addison Terrill
The Hillside Strangler (2004) Kenneth A. Bianchi
Hidalgo (2004) Preston Webb
Summerland (2004)  Kyle / ... (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Only in LA (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Gods and Generals (2003) Sgt. Thomas Chamberlain
Net Games (2003) Adam Vance
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Separate Ways (2001) Tom Milton
Asylum Days (2001) Nathan Devine
WillFull (2001) Nat Wolff
XCU: Extreme Close Up (2001) Geoffrey Liddy
Burning Down the House (2001) Concierge
Askari (2001) Joss Mc Kinley
The Affair (2001) Luke
24 (2001)  Barry Landes (2 episodes, 2006)
Red Team (2000) J.B. Gaines
The Million Dollar Kid (2000) Valentino
The District (2000)  Chris Gunner (1 episode, 2004)
Son of the Beach (2000)  Jason Dudikoff, Father Dude (1 episode, 2002)
Avalanche (1999) Jack
Enemy Action (1999) John Reed
The Prince and the Surfer (1999) Dean
Hitman's Run (1999) Tom Holly
The Glass Jar (1999) Lanois
Shepherd II (1999) Dakota
Twice in a Lifetime (1999)  Phil Barlow / ... (1 episode, 2000)
Amazon (1999)  Dr. Alex Kennedy (22 episodes, 1999-2000)
Charades (1998) Evan
Fatal Affair (1998) Malcolm 'Mack' Maddox
Shepherd (1998) Boris Dakota
Matter of Trust (1998) Michael D'Angelo
V.I.P. (1998)  Phil Sherman (1 episode, 1998)
Love Boat: The Next Wave (1998)  John (1 episode, 1998)
Dilemma (1997) Thomas 'Quin' Quinlan
Sleeping Dogs (1997) Sanchez Boon
Last Lives (1997) Aaron
Laws of Deception (1997) Evan Marino
Dead Man's Gun (1997)  Henry Hubble (1 episode, 1999)
Baby Face Nelson (1996) Baby Face Nelson
Kindred: The Embraced (1996)  Det. Frank Kohanek (7 episodes, 1996)
Mad Dogs and Englishmen (1995) Mike (as C Thomas Howell)
Dangerous Indiscretion (1995) Jim Lomax
Payback (1995) Oscar Bonsetter
The Outer Limits (1995)  Capt. Miles Davidow (1 episode, 1998)
Teresa's Tattoo (1994) Carl
ER (1994)  Vincent Jansen (1 episode, 2005)
Treacherous (1993) Micky Stewert
Gettysburg (1993) Lt. Thomas D. Chamberlain
To Protect and Serve (1992) Egan
Nickel & Dime (1992) Jack Stone
That Night (1992) Rick
Breaking the Rules (1992) Gene Michaels
Kid (1990) Kid
Far Out Man (1990) Himself
Side Out (1990) Monroe Clark
The Return of the Musketeers (1989) Raoul
The Pat Sajak Show (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 1989)
Nightmare Classics (1989)  Jenner Brading (1 episode, 1989)
Young Toscanini (1988) Arturo Toscanini
A Tiger's Tale (1987) Bubber Drumm
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater (1987)  Egan (archive footage) (1 episode, 1994)
Soul Man (1986) Mark Watson
The Hitcher (1986) Jim Halsey
Secret Admirer (1985) Michael Ryan
Moonlighting (1985)  Post Office Worker / ... (uncredited) (2 episodes, 198
Larry King Live (1985)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Red Dawn (1984) Robert
Grandview, U.S.A. (1984) Tim Pearson
Tank (1984) Billy
The Outsiders (1983) Ponyboy Curtis
The Hitchhiker (1983)  Gerald (1 episode, 1990)
Two Marriages (1983)  Scott Morgan (1 episode, 1983)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) Tyler (as Tom Howell)
Blood Lust (0) Ryan
The Shadow People (0) Kaine
The Original Play James Play (0) Kirk
Shifting Gears (0) Jenkins

Producer ( 6 credits )

Sick People (2016) co-producer
A Christmas Eve Miracle (2015) executive producer
Spirit Riders (2015) executive producer
A Magic Christmas (2014) executive producer
CMT's All Jacked Up (2009) executive producer (unknown episodes)
The Stolen Moments of September (2007) co-producer

Director ( 1 credit )

The Genesis Code (2010)