Howie Long

Howie Long

Highest Rated: 53% Broken Arrow (1996)

Lowest Rated: 12% Firestorm (1998)

Birthday: Jan 6, 1960

Birthplace: Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA

Spotted in the hallway by the high school coach when he'd never considered playing football, Howie Long went on to excel at the game, first on an athletic scholarship to Villanova University and later as an eight-time Pro-Bowl defensive end in the National Football League. Hanging up his cleats after the 1993 season (and nine gridiron-induced operations), he made a remarkably smooth transition to TV broadcasting as a studio analyst for "NFL Fox Sunday" and as an ESPN commentator, appealing to both hard-core football nuts and a growing female audience captivated by his square-jawed good looks. Hollywood took note too, pledging to make him an action hero. Long garnered good notices for his first feature role as John Travolta's villainous sidekick in John Woo's "Broken Arrow" (1996), paving the way for his starring turn as Jesse Graves, the fearless firefighter battling a monumental blaze in "Firestorm" (1998). His 1997 Emmy Award validated him as one of the premier personalities in sports broadcasting.

Highest rated movies

Broken Arrow
3000 Miles to Graceland




14% 46% 3000 Miles to Graceland Jack (Character) $15.7M 2001
No Score Yet 8% Dollar for the Dead Reager (Character) - 1998
12% 26% Firestorm Jesse Graves (Character) $8.0M 1998
53% 44% Broken Arrow MSgt. Kelly (Character) $70.6M 1996


No Score Yet No Score Yet FOX News Sunday With Chris Wallace Guest 2014 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet GMA Day Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2013-2014
No Score Yet 43% MADtv Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 92% Malcolm in the Middle Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet 56% King of the Hill Terrell Cartwright (Guest Voice) 2000
No Score Yet 100% Married ... With Children Himself (Guest Star) 1996