Terrence Howard

Terrence Howard

Highest Rated: 94% Iron Man (2008)

Lowest Rated: 0% Term Life (2016)

Birthday: Mar 11, 1969

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Terrence Howard was an Oscar-nominated actor who was best known for his roles in films like "Hustle & Flow" (2005) and "Iron Man" (2008), as well as his starring role on the Fox hip hop drama series "Empire" (Fox, 2015- ). Born in Chicago and raised in Cleveland, Howard grew up in a somewhat troubled household. His father was physically abusive and when Terrence was two his dad was convicted of manslaughter for stabbing a man after he cut in line to see Santa Claus at a Cleveland Department Store. His father would go on to serve 11 months in prison. Howard's parents divorced shortly after his father arrived home from prison so young Terrence would spend much of his time being raised by his great grandmother. Howard's great grandmother just happened to be a respected New York stage actress by the name of Minnie Gentry, who introduced Howard to acting when he was a young boy. As it would happen, Howard would later go on to be discovered by a casting agent while walking the streets of New York, thus setting his fledgling acting career into motion. Howard nabbed his first major role in 1992 when he played Jackie Jackson on the ABC miniseries "The Jacksons: An American Dream" (ABC, 1992). From there he would go on to appear in guest spots on shows like "Living Single" (Fox, 1993-98), "Coach" (ABC, 1989-1997), and "Family Matters" (ABC, 1989-1998). Then in 1995 Howard nabbed his first big break when he appeared in the Oscar-nominated film "Mr. Holland's Opus" (1995). Howard continued nabbing film roles over the next several years, most notably "The Best Man" (1999), "Hart's War" (2002), and "Crash" (2004). In 2005 Howard played an aspiring rap star in the music drama "Hustle & Flow." The film was widely acclaimed and earned Howard his first Oscar nod. Howard's next big role came in 2008 when he played Rhodey in the superhero film "Iron Man." Howard continued appearing in films over the next several years, before returning to television in 2015 as the star of the Fox hip hop drama "Empire." The series was a hit with audiences, and even further cemented Howard's status as one of the most versatile actors of his generation. The sixth season of "Empire" premiered in September of 2019, with Howard reprising his role as Luscious Lyon.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
71% No Score Yet Cut Throat City The Saint (Character) $853.8K 2020
0% 32% Term Life Braydon (Character) $13K 2016
38% 54% Cardboard Boxer Pope (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 38% Sabotage Julius "Sugar" Edmonds (Character) $10.5M 2014
30% 55% Lullaby Unknown (Character) - 2014
74% 60% Take Me to the River Narrator $27.3K 2014
77% 78% St. Vincent Zucko (Character) $44.1M 2014
71% 83% The Best Man Holiday Quentin (Character) $70.5M 2013
40% 47% Dead Man Down Alphonse (Character) $10.9M 2013
4% 24% Movie 43 Coach Jackson (Character) $8.8M 2013
81% 87% Prisoners Franklin Birch (Character) $61M 2013
No Score Yet 16% House of Bodies Starks (Character) - 2013
72% 78% Lee Daniels' The Butler Howard (Character) $116.6M 2013
54% 45% The Company You Keep FBI Agent Cornelius (Character) $5.1M 2012
40% 58% Red Tails Col. A.J. Bullard (Character) $49.9M 2012
14% 48% The Ledge Hollis (Character) $5.2K 2011
No Score Yet 27% Little Murder Drag Hammerman (Character) - 2011
19% 56% Winnie Nelson Mandela (Character) $61.8K 2011
85% 74% The Princess and the Frog James (Voice) - 2009
40% 36% Fighting Harvey Boarden (Character) $23M 2009
94% 91% Iron Man Jim "Rhodey" Rhodes (Character) $318.3M 2008
43% 64% The Brave One Det. Mercer (Character) $36.8M 2007
55% 67% The Hunting Party Duck (Character) $876.7K 2007
37% 82% August Rush Richard Jeffries (Character) $31.7M 2007
46% 72% Pride Jim Ellis (Character) $7M 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita Himself (Character) - 2007
24% 54% Awake Dr. Jack Harper (Character) $14.4M 2007
19% 52% The Perfect Holiday Bah-Humbug (Character) $5.8M 2007
47% 66% Idlewild Trumpy (Character) $12.5M 2006
No Score Yet 84% The World According to Sesame Street Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 81% Their Eyes Were Watching God Amos Hicks (Character) - 2005
12% 66% The Salon Patrick (Character) $92.4K 2005
No Score Yet 21% Animal Darius Allen (Character) - 2005
52% 80% Four Brothers Lt. Green (Character) $74.5M 2005
75% 91% Lackawanna Blues Bill Crosby (Character) - 2005
83% 83% Hustle & Flow Djay (Character) $22.2M 2005
16% 70% Get Rich or Die Tryin' Barna (Character) $31M 2005
74% 88% Crash Cameron (Character) $54.6M 2004
80% 87% Ray Gossie McKee (Character) $75.3M 2004
No Score Yet 45% Love Chronicles T-Roy (Character) - 2003
59% 48% Hart's War Lt. Lincoln A. Scott (Character) $19.1M 2002
No Score Yet 77% Boycott Ralph Abernathy (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 31% Investigating Sex Lorenz (Character) - 2001
6% 48% Glitter Timothy Walker (Character) $4.3M 2001
33% 46% Angel Eyes Robby (Character) $24M 2001
No Score Yet 17% Muhammad Ali: King of the World Cassius Clay (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Beat the Hell Outta Me Chris (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 79% The Best Man Quentin (Character) $34.1M 1999
No Score Yet 27% Spark Byron (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Valerie Flake Hitchhiker (Character) - 1999
43% 38% Best Laid Plans Jimmy (Character) $25.7K 1999
No Score Yet 67% Butter Dexter Banks (Character) - 1998
54% 58% Johns Jimmy the Warlock (Character) $106K 1996
13% 83% Sunset Park Spaceman (Character) $9M 1996
44% 78% Dead Presidents Cowboy (Character) $24.1M 1995

TV

Credit
84% 49% Empire Lucious Lyon (Character) 2015-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Extra Guest 2019 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2019 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2017-2018 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2017-2018 2015
72% 76% Electric Dreams George (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2017 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2016-2017 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2016 2012-2013 2008
60% 67% Wayward Pines Sheriff Pope (Character),
Sheriff Pope (Guest Star)
2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2015
No Score Yet 58% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle Contestant 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mo'Nique Show Unknown (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Music Performer,
Guest
2015 2013 2010 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet 106 & Park Unknown (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our World With Black Enterprise Guest 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arsenio Hall Show Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2012-2013 2009
No Score Yet 73% Hawaii Five-0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2012 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Piers Morgan Tonight Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2012
59% 40% Law & Order: LA Deputy District Attorney Jonah "Joe" Dekker (Character) 2010-2011
78% 93% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Deputy D.A. Jonah Dekker (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sesame Street Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Urban Style Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2008-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Brian McKnight Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.com Guest 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soundstage Music Performer 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soul Food Unknown (Guest Star) 2002-2003
44% No Score Yet Fastlane Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
84% No Score Yet NYPD Blue A.J. Foreman (Guest Star) 1998-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sparks Greg Sparks (Character) 1996-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coach Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tall Hopes Chester Harris (Character) 1993

QUOTES FROM Terrence Howard CHARACTERS

Quentin Spivey says: if a tree loses it leaves can it still be called a tree

Quentin Spivey says: if a tree loses it leaves can it still be called a tree.

Keller Dover says: I'm not going to have Christmas without my daughter!

Franklin Birch says: I miss my daughter to!

Coach Jackson says: You're black, they're white! This ain't hockey!

Col. A.J. Bullard says: To be absolutely politically correct African Americans won the Battle of Britain and saved the World.

Djay says: Whoop dat trick!

Lt. Colonel James Rhodes says: Tony Stark: (when Pepper catches him in the Iron Man suit) Let's face it, this is not the worst thing you've caught me doing.

Tony Stark says: [when Pepper catches him in the Iron Man suit] Let's face it, this is not the worst thing you've caught me doing.

Lt. Colonel James Rhodes says: How was the Fun-ve?, next time you ride with me all right?

Col. A.J. Bullard says: the only respect I have is for the uniform.

Col. A.J. Bullard says: The only respect I have is for the uniform.

Col. A.J. Bullard says: "You get us the mission, we'll light up the board

Col. A.J. Bullard says: You get us the mission, we'll light up the board.

Lt. Colonel James Rhodes says: How was the fun-vee?

Lt. Colonel James Rhodes says: Tony?

Tony Stark says: Yeah, speak up.

Lt. Colonel James Rhodes says: What's that noise?

Tony Stark says: I'm driving with the top down.

Lt. Colonel James Rhodes says: We have a bogey here. Is it yours?

Tony Stark says: Nope! Now do you want to know what I'm working on?

Lt. Colonel James Rhodes says: Why do you sound out of breath?

Tony Stark says: I'm jogging in the canyon.

Lt. Colonel James Rhodes says: I thought you said you were driving.

Tony Stark says: I am! I'm driving to the canyon where I will be jogging.

Lt. Colonel James Rhodes says: So are you sure this bogey isn't yours?

Tony Stark says: Yes.

Lt. Colonel James Rhodes says: Good, cause I'm gonna blow it out of the sky.

Lt. Colonel James Rhodes says: Not necessary people. Just a training exercise.

Lt. Colonel James Rhodes says: Is there anything I can do?

Tony Stark says: Keep the skies clear. [zooms through the roof]

Lt. Colonel James Rhodes says: [looks at Tony's other suit] Next time, baby.

Col. A.J. Bullard says: At all costs, you protect the heavies.

Bobby Mercer says: What about me, Green? You gonna arrest me too?

Lt. Green says: That depends, Bobby. You keeping strait?

Bobby Mercer says: Strait-ish.

Lt. Green says: You keep knocking on the devil's door long enough and sooner or later someone's gonna answer you.