C. Thomas Howell

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Christopher Thomas Howell (born December 7, 1966), known by his stage name C. Thomas Howell, is an American actor and film director. He starred in the films The Outsiders as Ponyboy Curtis and in The Hitcher as Jim Halsey. He has appeared in The Da Vinci Treasure, Soul Man, Red Dawn, Secret Admirer, Gettysburg, H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds, The Day the Earth Stopped and Gods and Generals. He is scheduled to appear in 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man. Christopher Thomas Howell was born on December 7, 1966, in Van Nuys, California, the son of Candice and Christopher N. Howell. He has two sisters, Stacy and Candi, and a brother, John. He is nicknamed either "Tommy" or "CT". His father worked as a stunt coordinator and rodeo performer. As a young boy, Howell wanted to be a stuntman and was even a child stunt player. He began acting at the age of four, when cast in The Brian Keith Show in an episode called "The Little People". When Howell was young, his parents divorced, leaving his mother with both of her sons and daughter Stacy, and his father took Candi with him. Howell shared his time with each parent and started his career through his father's job.

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