Person Details

Birthday: 1969-03-11 20:08:56

Aliases: Терренс Ховард , Terrence Dashon Howard

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Movie Involvements: 55

TV Involvements: 11


Most Famous Work

Biography

Terrence Dashon Howard (born March 11, 1969) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. Having his first major role in the 1995 film Mr. Holland's Opus, which subsequently led to a number of roles in films and high visibility among African American audiences. Howard broke into the mainstream with a succession of well-reviewed television and film roles between 2004 and 2006. Among his roles in movies includes Ray, Lackawanna Blues, Crash, Four Brothers, Hustle & Flow, Get Rich or Die Tryin', Idlewild, The Brave One. Howard co-starred in Iron Man and reprised the role in the video game adaption. He was replaced in this role in the sequel Iron Man 2, by Academy Award nominee Don Cheadle (his Crash co-star). Howard was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. At 18, he moved to New York City to pursue an acting career. He had auditioned for The Cosby Show and was cast in the role and later, Howard had a principal role in a short-lived CBS sitcom, Tall Hopes. He went on to portray Jackie Jackson in The Jacksons: An American Dream, an ABC miniseries. Three years later, he made his big film break in 1995's Mr. Holland's Opus. He continued with television and movie roles and co-starred as Greg Sparks in the late-1990s television series Sparks. Howard also appeared in The Best Man in 1999, in Ashanti's music video for her 2002 single "Foolish", and in Mary J. Blige's video for "Be Without You". Howard also made an appearance on the TV series Family Matters. Howard has also worked as a film producer for the movie Pride. In 2008, Howard hosted the PBS' series Independent Lens. Also in 2008, he made his Broadway debut, playing Brick in an all-African-American production of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, directed by Debbie Allen. Later that year, Howard made a guest appearance in the short film For All Mankind directed by Daniel L. Clifton and in 2009, he starred in the movie Fighting. In 2010, Howard joined the cast of the new Law & Order: Los Angeles installment of the Law & Order franchise, wherein he will play Deputy District Attorney Joe Dekker. Terrence ventured into the music industry with his debut pop album, Shine through It, heavily inspired by popular soul singers such as Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield, was released in September 2008. Howard, who lives outside Philadelphia in Lafayette Hill, He has three children from a previous marriage: two daughters (Aubrey and Heaven) and a son (Hunter).

Most Famous Work

Iron Man
Average
8

Iron Man

(2008) James 'Rhodey' Rhodes
The Princess and the Frog
Average
7

The Princess and the Frog

(2009) James (voice)
Red Tails
Average
7

Red Tails

(2012) Col. A.J. Bullard
Prisoners
Average
8

Prisoners

(2013) Franklin Birch
Get Rich or Die Tryin'
Average
7
Sabotage
Average
6

Sabotage

(2014) Julius 'Sugar' Edmonds
Ray
Average
7

Ray

(2004) Gossie McGee
August Rush
Average
7

August Rush

(2007) Richard Jeffries

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2022 Lamont Robbins
2021 Mr. Christmas
Coach Cutting
2020 Genio
The Saint
2018 N/A
2017 George
2016 Pope
Sheriff Braydon
2015 Himself - Host
N/A
Sheriff Pope
Himself
Lucious Lyon
2014 Zucko
Dr. Crier
Julius 'Sugar' Edmonds
Himself - Host
Self
2013 Quentin
Franklin Birch
Howard
Starks
Alphonse
Coach Jackson (segment "Victory's Glory")
2012 N/A
FBI Agent Cornelius
Walter
Col. A.J. Bullard
2011 Himself
Nelson Mandela
Hollis Lucetti
Drag Hammerman
2010 Jonah Dekker
2009 James (voice)
Self
Harvey Boarden
N/A
2008 narrator
Himself
James 'Rhodey' Rhodes
2007 Bah Humbug
Dr. Jack Harper
Richard Jeffries
Detective Mercer
Duck
Jim Ellis
Narrator
2006 Trumpy
2005 Bama
Lt. Green
DJay
Cameron Thayer
Darius Allen
Amos Hicks
Bill Crosby
Patrick
2004 Gossie McGee
2003 Self
T-Roy
Self
Chu Chu (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
N/A
2002 Alton White
Lorenz
Lt. Lincoln A. Scott
Self
2001 Timothy Walker
Robby
Ralph Abernathy
2000 N/A
Benny Jones
Lester Vesco
Cassius Clay
1999 Quentin
N/A
Jimmy
Hitchhiker
1998 Lincoln
Dexter Banks (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
K.C.
Byron
1997 Ulysses
1996 Jimmy the Warlock
Greg Sparks
Spaceman (as Terrence DaShon Howard)
1995 Louis Russ
Cowboy
Young A.C.
1994 N/A
1993 Self - Guest
N/A
Chester Harris
Customer
1992 Jackie Jackson (adult)
Self
1989 N/A
1988 N/A
Self - Guest
1953 Self
1952 N/A
N/A
N/A
Self
Year Character Movie/Tv

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