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C. Thomas Howell

Lowest Rated:   8% Gods and Generals (2003)
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Birthplace:   Los Angeles, Ca
American actor C. Thomas Howell (the "C" is for Christopher) began his acting career at the age of four, when he was a regular on the TV series Little People; he went on to appear on two other series: Two Marriages and Into the Homeland. This led to a big break when he was cast at the age of 16 in a secondary role in Steven Spielberg's E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), one of the most successful films of all time. Following that, Francis Ford Coppola gave him the lead (in part due to Howell's "pretty-boy" good looks) in The Outsiders (1983), which has led to a consistent film career. However, most of his movies (with the exception of The Hitcher, 1986, in which he is stalked by a killer) have fared badly at the box office. Besides being an actor, Howell is also a former junior rodeo circuit champion. He is married to actress Rae Dawn Chong, with whom he co-starred in Soul Man (1986). The two divorced in 1990, but Howell remarried Sylvie Anderson in 1992.Howell would continue to appear in several projects a year, playing such notable roles as Lt. Thomas D. Chamberlain in 1993's Gettysburg, and the title role in 1995's Baby Face Nelson. In 1995, he tried his hand at directing, helming the drama Hourglass. In 1996 he directed The Big Fall and Pure Danger, and later, Howell added writing and producing to his resume as well, earning both screenwriter and producer credits for 2004's Hope Ranch and 2005's Blind Injustice. Howell also never gave up acting, appearing in such varied films as 2004's Hidalgo and 2007's Hoboken Hallow. He continued to work steadily, directing projects like The Day the Earth Stopped, The Land That Time Forgot, and The genesis Code in addition to acting in various films. He enjoyed his highest profile success in many years when he played the father of a young boy rescued by a superhero in The Amazing Spider Man.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Attack of the Killer Donuts
  • Actor
2017
54% LBJ
  • Walter Jenkins
$2.4M 2017
40% A Question of Faith
  • John Danielson
$2.6M 2017
No Score Yet Urban Country
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Disconnected
  • Robert Crawford
2017
No Score Yet The Rack Pack
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Confessions Of A Womanizer
  • Tony
2016
No Score Yet The Shadow People
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet A Christmas Eve Miracle
  • Jack Carter
  • Executive Producer
2015
77% Woodlawn
  • George "Shorty" White
$14.4M 2015
No Score Yet Rivers 9
  • Sheriff Quentin
2015
No Score Yet Magic Hour
  • Actor
2015
86% Justice League: Gods and Monsters
  • Will Magnus
2015
No Score Yet Spirit Riders
  • Keith
  • Executive Producer
2015
No Score Yet The Sin Seer
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Dirty Dealing 3D
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet A Magic Christmas
  • Jack Carter
  • Executive Producer
2014
No Score Yet Bigfoot Wars
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Category 5
  • Charlie DuPuis
2014
No Score Yet Christmas Belle
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Don't Pass Me By
  • Jack
2013
100% DCU: Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox
  • Eobard Thawne / Reverse-Flash
2013
No Score Yet Storm Rider
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet MoniKa
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Chilly Christmas
  • Patrick
2012
73% The Amazing Spider-Man
  • Jack's Father
$262.1M 2012
No Score Yet Il giovane Toscanini (Young Toscanini)
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet The Grind
  • Luke
2012
No Score Yet Escape
  • Paul Jordan
2012
No Score Yet Lost On Purpose
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Wedding Day
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Treacherous
  • Micky Stewert
2012
No Score Yet Restitution
  • John
2011
No Score Yet Cross
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Camel Spiders
  • Sheriff Beaumont
2011
No Score Yet The Genesis Code
  • Director
2010
No Score Yet The Jailhouse
  • Seth Delray
2010
No Score Yet The Terror Experiment (Fight or Flight)
  • Chief Grasso
2010
No Score Yet Street Poet
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Cupid's Arrow
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Flatline
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Razor
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Fuel
  • Shane
2009
No Score Yet The Land That Time Forgot
  • Frost Michaels
  • Director
2009
No Score Yet Toxic
  • Joe
2009
No Score Yet Secret At Arrow Lake
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet House of Fallen
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet The Day the Earth Stopped
  • Director
  • Josh
2008
No Score Yet A Gunfighter's Pledge
  • Horn
2008
No Score Yet War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave
  • Actor
  • Director
2008
No Score Yet Mutant Vampire Zombies from the 'Hood!
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Fighting Words
  • David Settles
2007
No Score Yet The Haunting of Marsten Manor
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Blood Wars
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Cold Ones
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet The Far Side of Jericho
  • Little Jemmy Thornton
2006
No Score Yet The Da Vinci Treasure
  • Michael Archer
2006
No Score Yet The Poseidon Adventure
  • Dr. Robert Ballard
2005
No Score Yet Glass Trap
  • Curtis
2005
No Score Yet Hg Wells War of the Worlds
  • George Herbert
2005
No Score Yet Crimson Force
  • Captain Baskin
2005
No Score Yet The Lost Angel
  • Kuratha
2005
41% The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam
  • Coach Fielding
2005
No Score Yet Hoboken Hollow
  • Clayton
2005
No Score Yet Ordinary Miracles
  • Jim Powell
2005
No Score Yet Invasion
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Zolar: The Extreme Sports Movie
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet A Killer Within
  • Addison Terrill
2004
No Score Yet Hope Ranch
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
2004
47% Hidalgo
  • Preston Webb
$67.3M 2004
15% The Hillside Strangler
  • Kenneth Bianchi
2004
No Score Yet The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting
  • Jim Halsey
2003
8% Gods and Generals
  • Sgt. Thomas Chamberlain
$12.9M 2003
No Score Yet Net Games
  • Adam Williams
2003
No Score Yet Fighting Words
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Nursie
  • Dr. Zack Peters
2002
No Score Yet Killer Bees
  • Lyndon Harris
2002
No Score Yet Night of the Wolf
  • Sheriff Wade Messer
2002
No Score Yet Avalanche
  • Jack
2002
No Score Yet First Degree
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Askari
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Dead Evidence
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet To Protect And Serve
  • Egan
2001
No Score Yet Burning Down the House
  • Concierge
2001
No Score Yet Red Team (The Crimson Code)
  • J.B. Gaines
2001
No Score Yet Asylum Days
  • Nathan
2001
No Score Yet Breaking the Rules (Sketches)
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Charades
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Hitman's Run
  • Tom Holly
1999
No Score Yet Hot Boyz
  • Officer Roberts
1999
No Score Yet The Prince and the Surfer
  • Dean
1999
No Score Yet The Million Dollar Kid
  • Valentino
1999
No Score Yet Cybercity
  • Boris Dakota
1999
No Score Yet Fatal Affair
  • Malcolm 'Mack' Maddox
1998
No Score Yet Enemy Action
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Shepherd
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Sleeping Dogs
  • Sanchez Boon
1998
No Score Yet Laws of Deception
  • Evan Marino
1998
No Score Yet First Degree
  • Evan
1997
No Score Yet Dilemma
  • Det. Thomas `Quin' Quinlan
1997
No Score Yet The Big Fall
  • Blaise Rybeck
  • Director
1997
No Score Yet Matter of Trust
  • Michael D'Angelo
1997
No Score Yet Last Lives
  • Aaron
1997
No Score Yet Dead Fire
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet The Sweeper
  • Mark Goddard
1996
No Score Yet Pure Danger
  • Director
  • Johnny
1996
No Score Yet Kindred: The Embraced
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Baby Face Nelson
  • Baby Face Nelson
1995
No Score Yet Hourglass
  • Michael Jardine
  • Director
1995
No Score Yet Payback
  • Oscar Bonsetter
1995
No Score Yet Suspect Device
  • Dan Jericho
1995
No Score Yet Teresa's Tattoo
  • Carl
1994
No Score Yet Dangerous Indiscretion
  • Jim Lomax
1994
No Score Yet Shameless
  • Mike
1994
No Score Yet All Tied Up
  • Actor
1994
80% Gettysburg
  • Lt. Thomas Chamberlain
1993
No Score Yet Jailbait
  • Sgt. Lee Teffler
1993
80% That Night
  • Rick
1993
No Score Yet Acting on Impulse
  • Paul Stevens
1993
No Score Yet Tattle Tale
  • Bernard Sprat
1992
No Score Yet Nickel & Dime
  • Jack Stone
1992
No Score Yet Breaking the Rules
  • Gene Michaels
1992
No Score Yet Curiosity Kills
  • Cat Thomas
1990
No Score Yet The Eyes Of The Panther
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet Kid
  • Kid
1990
No Score Yet Far Out Man
  • Himself
1990
No Score Yet Side Out
  • Monroe
1990
60% The Return of the Musketeers
  • Raoul
1989
No Score Yet A Tiger's Tale
  • Bubber Drumm
1988
No Score Yet Into the Homeland
  • Tripp Winston
1987
14% Soul Man
  • Mark Watson
1986
61% The Hitcher
  • Jim Halsey
1986
33% Secret Admirer
  • Michael Ryan
1985
50% Red Dawn
  • Robert
1984
No Score Yet Grandview U.S.A.
  • Tim Pearson
1984
No Score Yet Tank
  • Billy
1984
No Score Yet Call to Glory
  • Actor
1984
65% The Outsiders
  • Ponyboy Curtis
1983

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
68% SEAL Team
2017
  • Ash
  • 2017
No Score Yet Stitchers
2015
  • Daniel
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
2014
  • Nate
  • 2014
86% Grimm
2011
  • Actor
  • 2014
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
  • Alex Polanski
  • 2013
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • The Reaper/George Foyet George Foyet George Foyet/The Reaper
  • 2013
  • 2009
74% Castle
2009-2016
  • John Campbell
  • 2012
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
  • Martin Cordova Martin Cardova
  • 2012
86% Southland
2009-2013
  • Dewey Officer Dewey Dudek Off. Dewey Dudek
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2009
47% CHAOS
2011
  • Carson Simms
  • 2011
88% 24
2001-2014
  • Barry Landes
  • 2006
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Vincent
  • 2005

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