C. Thomas Howell Bio, Age, Net Worth, Movies, TV Shows, Walking Dead, Outsiders

Last Updated on August 7, 2022 by Administrator

C. Thomas Howell Biography

C. Thomas Howell born Christopher Thomas Howell is an American actor and director. Howell has starred in the films Soul Man, Grandview U.S.A., The Hitcher, Red Dawn, Secret Admirer and The Outsiders. Howell has also appeared as Thomas Chamberlain in Gettysburg , E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, The Amazing Spider-Man, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox and Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay.

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C. Thomas Howell Age

Christopher Thomas Howell was born on December 7, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. He is 56 years old as of 2018.

C. Thomas Howell Net Worth

Howell has an estimated net worth of $4 million dollars.

C. Thomas Howell Wife

Christopher Thomas Howell is married to Sylvie Anderson since 1992. previously Howell was married to Rae Dawn Chong from 1989  to 1990.

C. Thomas Howell Children

Howell has three children two sons named Dashiell Howell and Liam Howell and a daughter calledIsabelle Howell.

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C. Thomas Howell Family

Howell was born to Christopher N. and Candice Howell. His father worked as a stunt coordinator and rodeo performer. His parents divorced when he was young. Howell has two sisters, Stacy and Candy and a brother called John.

C. Thomas Howell Education

Howell is a graduate of Saugus High School in 1984.

C. Thomas Howell Career

Howell made his showbiz debut acting in The Brian Keith Show episode “The Little People” as a little boy whose ears are being checked out by a doctor. When Howell got older, he tried stunt acting like his father and worked on commercials for a while.

Howell tried rodeo riding for a few years. He made his film debut in 1982, as Tyler in Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

C. Thomas Howell Outsiders

Howell was cast in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Outsiders as the lead role Ponyboy Curtis, which earned him a Young Artist Award.


Howell and Outsiders co-star, Patrick Swayze, reunited in 1984 for Grandview, U.S.A., also with Jamie Lee Curtis and Red Dawn, with Charlie Sheen and Lea Thompson. He also had a pivotal role in Tank, with James Garner and Jenilee Harrison. He again starred in the lead role in the 1985 film Secret Admirer, opposite Lori Loughlin and Kelly Preston.

Howell was one of two final actors in the running to play Marty McFly in Back to the Future the other being Eric Stoltz, who was eventually selected. Later Michael J. Fox replaced Stoltz after filming had started.

Howell played a hitchhiker’s target in the 1986 film The Hitcher. He also starred in The sequel which was released in 2003. Howell starred as a white student who pretends to be black to receive a scholarship in the poorly received Soul Man, which currently holds an aggregated score of 14% at Rotten Tomatoes.

Howell has since stated that he has nothing to regret about playing the main character in blackface and that Soul Man was “an important part of his life” and “an important film” for racial relations in the United States.

In 1988, he played the young Arturo Toscanini in the story of the world-renowned conductors debut in Franco Zeffirelli’s Giovane Toscanini alongside Irma Capece Minutolo and Elizabeth Taylor. The film was never released domestically.


At the end of the 1980s and beginning of the 1990s, he appeared in The Return of the Musketeers and Side Out. He starred alongside Linda Fiorentino and Nancy Allen in the 1993 campy thriller Acting on Impulse.

After several straight-to-video features and a starring role in That Night, Howell achieved success again in the film Gettysburg, which was popular with history buffs and history classrooms. Howell portrayed Mike, a motorcycle courier in Mad Dogs and Englishmen (U.S. title: Shameless) with Elizabeth Hurley.

Howell’s made-for-television film credits include Sealed with a Kiss, Suspect Device and Dead Fire. Howell starred in Dads, an unsold pilot. He also appeared in the short-lived TV series Kindred: The Embraced.

Howell grew an interest in crime-thrillers after starring in Payback and playing gangster Baby Face Nelson in a film of the same name. Howell went on to direct and star in the 1996 direct-to-video release, Pure Danger, featuring together with Teri Ann Linn and prop comic, Carrot Top.


Howell returned to acting in the 2000s in films like Asylum Days, the Gods and Generals prequel to Gettysburg and The Hillside Strangler, in which Howell played serial killer Kenneth Bianchi.

Howell starred in the 2006 Hoboken Hollow. He also became a supporter of the production company The Asylum, which produced his straight-to-DVD films.

Howell starred in the 2005 film H. G. Wells’ War of the Worlds, one of three 2005 adaptations of the novel The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells. Howell directed and starred in a straight-to-DVD sequel War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave in 2008.

Howell reunited with his Secret Admirer co-star Lori Loughlin in 2005, when he had a recurring role on her television show Summerland as Zac Efron’s father. After War of the Worlds, Howell spent time directing straight to-DVD films.

Also in 2008, Howell directed and starred in The Day the Earth Stopped, a mockbuster intended to capitalize on The Day the Earth Stood Still. In The Poseidon Adventure, Howell appeared as a doctor. The film is an adaptation of the 1972 film of the same name. His father’s first stunt co-ordination was for the original film, albeit uncredited. He briefly hosted a show on KLSX later that year.


In 2012, Howell appeared in the film The Amazing Spider-Man.

C. Thomas Howell Television work

After filming The Outsiders, he co-starred in his own television series, Two Marriages, which ended after four episodes, but letters of support got it back on air. Howell later expressed disappointment in the series, but eventually found it more satisfying. After Two Marriages, he made guest appearances in shows such as Moonlighting and The Hitchhiker. In 2000, he played a doctor stranded on a deserted island after a plane crash in Amazon.

Howell initially turned down a guest role in ER after missing out on a role he wanted, but his wife signed him up after yet another offer. Following ER, Howell guest appeared in 24. He guest starred as serial killer George Foyet (The Boston Reaper) in five episodes of Criminal Minds on CBS, a recurring villain based on the Zodiac Killer.

Howell played the role of Officer Bill ‘Dewey’ Dudek, a police officer recovering from alcoholism, in the L.A. police drama Southland since 2009. Howell appeared in Seasons 1, 2, 3 and 4 and was promoted to a series regular for Season 5, which started in February 2013. On May 10, 2013, the series was cancelled. In 2011, Howell guest starred on The Glades and in Torchwood: Miracle Day. Starting in 2015, he has had a recurring role in the Freeform show Stitchers as Dr. Daniel Stinger. In 2017, Howell had a recurring role as Ash Spenser, a retired Navy SEAL, in the CBS show SEAL Team.

C. Thomas Howell Off-screen

Howell has worked alongside Francis Ford Coppola many times and in other areas of making motion pictures including writing, producing, and directing. Howell wrote and directed Hourglass in 1995, in which he starred alongside Sofia Shinas. The following year, Howell helped produce The Big Fall and Pure Danger.

Howell did not write or direct another film until 2004. He and his father co-wrote the made-for-television film Hope Ranch, which was produced by Howell. That next year, Howell went on to write and produce Blind Injustice. Two years later he produced The Stolen Moments of September.

C. Thomas Howell Movies

  • 1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Tyler
  • 1983 The Outsiders Ponyboy Curtis
  • 1984 Tank Billy
  • 1984 Grandview, U.S.A. Tim Pearson
  • 1984 Red Dawn Robert Morris
  • 1985 Secret Admirer Michael Ryan
  • 1986 The Hitcher Jim Halsey
  • 1986 Soul Man Mark Watson
  • 1987 A Tiger’s Tale Bubber Drums
  • 1988 Young Toscanini Arturo Toscanini
  • 1989 The Return of the Musketeers Raoul
  • 1990 Far Out Man Himself
  • 1990 Side Out Monoroe Clark
  • 1990 Kid Kid
  • 1992 Nickel & Dime Jack Stone
  • 1992 Breaking the Rules Gene Michaels
  • 1992 That Night Rick
  • 1992 To Protect and Serve Egan
  • 1993 Jailbait Sergeant Lee Teffler
  • 1993 Gettysburg Thomas Chamberlain
  • 1993 Treacherous Micky Stewart
  • 1994 Teresa’s Tattoo Carl
  • 1995 Payback Oscar Bonsetter
  • 1995 Dangerous Indiscretion Jim
  • 1995 Mad Dogs and Englishmen Mike
  • 1995 Hourglass Michael Jardine
  • 1996 The Sweeper Mark Goddard
  • 1996 Baby Face Nelson Baby Face Nelson
  • 1996 Pure Danger Johnie Dean
  • 1997 The Big Fall Blaise Rybeck
  • 1997 Laws of Deception Evan Marino
  • 1997 Last Lives Aaron
  • 1997 Sleeping Dogs Sanchez Boon
  • 1997 Dilemma Thomas “Quin” Quinlan
  • 1997 Matter of Trust Michael D’Angelo
  • 1998 Shepherd Boris Dakota
  • 1998 Charades Evan
  • 1998 Fatal Affair Malcolm “Mack” Maddox
  • 1999 The Glass Jar Lanois
  • 1999 Avalanche Jack
  • 1999 Hitman’s Run Tom Holly
  • 1999 The Prince and the Surfer Dean
  • 1999 Enemy Action John Reed
  • 2000 The Million Dollar Kid Valentino
  • 2000 Hot Boyz Officer Roberts
  • 2000 The Crimson Code J.B. Gaines
  • 2001 WillFull Nat Wolff
  • 2001 XCU: Extreme Close Up Geoffrey Liddy
  • 2001 Separate Ways Tom Milton
  • 2001 Asylum Days Nathan Devine
  • 2001 Askari Joss McKinley
  • 2003 Net Games Adam Vance
  • 2003 Gods and Generals Thomas Chamberlain
  • 2003 The Hitcher II: I’ve Been Waiting Jim Halsey
  • 2004 Hidalgo Preston Webb
  • 2004 Nursie Zack
  • 2004 The Hillside Strangler Kenneth Bianchi
  • 2004 A Killer Within Addison Terrill
  • 2005 The Lost Angel Kuratha
  • 2005 Glass Trap Curtis
  • 2005 The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam Coach Fielding
  • 2005 H. G. Wells’ War of the Worlds George Herbert
  • 2006 Hoboken Hollow Clayton Connelly
  • 2006 The Da Vinci Treasure Michael Archer
  • 2006 The Far Side of Jericho Little Jimmy Thorton
  • 2007 The Haunting of Marsten Manor Captain Williams
  • 2007 Fighting Words David Settles
  • 2007 The Stolen Moments of September Sisner
  • 2007 Dead Letters KC
  • 2008 House of Fallen Thomas
  • 2008 Big Game Cody “Sully” Sullivan
  • 2008 War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave George Herbert
  • 2008 Toxic Joe
  • 2008 The Thirst: Blood War Jed
  • 2008 The Day the Earth Stopped Josh Myron
  • 2008 Mutant Vampire Zombies from the Hood! David
  • 2008 The Grind Luke
  • 2009 The Jailhouse Seth Delray
  • 2009 The Land That Time Forgot Frost Michaels
  • 2009 American Pie Presents: The Book of Love Alumnus Guy #2
  • 2009 Secret at Arrow Lake Daniel
  • 2009 Fuel Shane
  • 2009 Camouflage Stanley
  • 2010 Street Poet David
  • 2010 The Terror Experiment Chief Grasso
  • 2010 Flatline Teacher
  • 2010 Cupid’s Arrow Professor Grimes
  • 2011 Restitution John Youngstown
  • 2012 Wedding Day Russ
  • 2012 Commander and Chief Shrub
  • 2012 The Amazing Spider-Man Troy
  • 2012 Chilly Christmas Patrick Cole
  • 2012 MoniKa Double
  • 2012 Escape Paul Jordan
  • 2013 Don’t Pass Me By Jack
  • 2013 The Devil’s Dozen Tom
  • 2013 Lost on Purpose Delbert Fergeson
  • 2013 Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox Eobard Thawne / Professor Zoom (voice)
  • 2013 Storm Rider Mitch
  • 2014 Confessions of a Womanizer Tony
  • 2014 Bigfoot Wars Zeke
  • 2014 A Magic Christmas Jack Carter
  • 2014 Borrowed Moments Jack
  • 2015 Spirit Riders Keith
  • 2015 Rivers 9 Sheriff Quentin
  • 2015 Justice League: Gods and Monsters Dr. Will Magnus (voice)
  • 2015 Woodlawn Coach George “Shorty” White
  • 2015 A Christmas Eve Miracle Jack Carter
  • 2015 Magic Hour Tom Worthy
  • 2015 Lazarus Rising Silent Cal
  • 2016 Blood Lust Ryan
    2016 Attack of the Killer Donuts Officer Roberts
  • 2016 LBJ Walter Jenkins
  • 2016 Sick People Dr. Sam Zimmerman
  • 2017 The Shadow People Kaine
  • 2017 Disconnected Robert Crawford
  • 2017 A Question of Faith John Danielson
  • 2018 Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay Eobard Thawne / Professor Zoom (voice)
  • 2018 Dirty Dealing 3D Carter
  • 2018 The Rack Pack Ted
  • 2018 Beast Mode Breen Nash
  • 2018 My B.F.F. Ben Wilkens
  • 2019 Rich Boy, Rich Girl Blake

C. Thomas Howell TV Shows

  • 1983 Two Marriages Scott Morgan
  • 1985/1986 Moonlighting Waiter, Postal Worker
  • 1989 Nightmare Classics Jenner Brading
  • 1990 Curiosity Kills Cat Thomas
  • 1992 Tattle Tale Bernard Sprat
  • 1993 Acting on Impulse Paul Stevens
  • 1994 Natural Selection Ben Braden / Alex Connelly
  • 1995 Suspect Device Dan Jerico
  • 1996 Kindred: The Embraced Frank Kohanek
  • 1997 Dead Fire Tucker
  • 1998 Sealed with a Kiss Detective Mick Cullen
  • 1998 The Outer Limits Captain Miles Davidlow
  • 1998 V.I.P Phil Sherman
  • 1998 The Love Boat: The Next Wave John
  • 1999 Dead Man’s Gun Henry Hubble
  • 1999–2000 Amazon Dr. Alex Kennedy
  • 2000 Twice in a Lifetime Tony
  • 2000 Lawless: Dead Evidence Dean Riley
  • 2002 Son of the Beach Jason Dudikoff
  • 2002 Night of the Wolf Sheriff Wade Messer
  • 2002 Killer Bees! Sheriff Lyndon Harris
  • 2004 The District Chris Gunner
  • 2004 Zolar Hedion
  • 2004–2005 Summerland Kyle Bale
  • 2005 Crimson Force Captain Baskin
  • 2005 Ordinary Miracles Jim Powell
  • 2005 The Poseidon Adventure Doctor Matthew Ballard
  • 2005 ER Vincent Janeson
  • 2006 24 Barry Landes
  • 2008 Celebracadabra Himself
  • 2008 Xenophobia Stone
  • 2008 A Gunfighter’s Pledge Horn
  • 2009–2013 Criminal Minds George Foyet / The Boston Reaper
  • 2009–2013 Southland Bill “Dewey” Dudek
  • 2010 Psych Agent Camden Driggs
  • 2011 The Glades Peyton Robinson
  • 2011 Torchwood: Miracle Day The Gentleman
  • 2011 CHAOS Carson Simms
  • 2011 Camel Spiders Sheriff Beaumont
  • 2012 Alphas Eli Aquino
  • 2012 Revolution Bounty Hunter
  • 2012 Castle John Campbell
  • 2012 Longmire Ray Stewart
  • 2012 Hawaii Five-0 Martin Cordova
  • 2012 Home Invasion Ray
  • 2013 Horror Haiku John Asher
  • 2013 Sons of Anarchy Agent Frank Eagan
  • 2013 Blue Bloods Alex Polanski
  • 2013 An Amish Murder Nathan Detrick
  • 2013 Christmas Belle Rex Everhart
  • 2014 Grimm Agent Weston Steward
  • 2014 Category 5 Charlie DuPuis
  • 2014–2015 Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce Nate
  • 2015–2017 Stitchers Daniel Stinger
  • 2015 Motive Joe Hillis
  • 2015 Stitchers Daniel Stinger
  • 2015 Ties That Bind Mr. Witherspoon
  • 2015 Sleepy Hollow Agent Mick Granger
  • 2016, 2018 Animal Kingdom Paul Belmont
  • 2016 Advance & Retreat Nathan Shapiro
  • 2017 Ray Donovan Dr. Brogan
  • 2017 Outcast Simon Barnes
  • 2017, 2019 SEAL Team Ash Spenser
  • 2017 The Punisher Carson Wolf
  • 2018 The Blacklist Earl Fagen
  • 2018 MacGyver Vasil
  • 2018 Dynasty Max Van Kirk
  • 2018 The Walking Dead Hilltop Messenger

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