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Leo Howard Biography
Leo Howard is an American actor and martial artist. Howard started his acting career when he was 9 years old and is known for incorporating his karate skills into his feature film and television roles; as “Young Snake-Eyes” in the 2009 action film, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Conan the Barbarian, as “Young Conan” in the 2011 fantasy film and as Jack on the Disney XD comedy series, Kickin’ It.
Howard was certified by the Guinness World Records as the youngest TV director ever for his work on the episode “Fight at the Museum” in the fourth season of the Kickin’ It TV series at 16 years old. He also appeared on Shake it Up as CeCe’s rival Logan in the third season.
Leo Howard Age
Howard was born on July 13, 1997 in Newport Beach, California, U.S.
Leo Howard Height
He stands at a height of 1.79 m
Leo Howard Net Worth
Howard has an estimated net worth of 3 million dollars.
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Leo Howard Girlfriend
Howard is possibly dating Madeleine White since 2017. The two adorable couple shared pictures of their vacation on their Instagram intimating the possibility of them dating each other. On 12 March 2018, Madeleine posted a photo on her Instagram displaying caption as a family picture which probably signifies Leo is dating his girlfriend blissfully.
Olivia Holt and Leo Howard
In 2011, Olivia Holt and Leo Howard were in an on-screen matchup. The two also have been in Kickin’ It in 2011 together. Olivia and Howard shares a strong relatioship bond.
Leo Howard Parents | Ethnicity
Leo Howard was born on July 13, 1997 in Newport Beach, California, the son of Randye and Todd “The Big Bulldog” Howard. Howard’s parents are professional dog breeders and operaters of The Big Bulldog Ranch, where they specialize in breeding English and French bulldogs. His mother is Russian-Jewish and Austrian-Jewish descent and a British father.
Leo Howard Career
Howard developed an interest in martial arts when he was four years old and started studying at the age of four when his parents enrolled him at a dojo in Oceanside, California.
A year later, Howard’s parents enrolled him at another dojo which specialized in the Okinawan discipline of Shōrin-ryū and when he was seven years old, he started developing his extreme martial arts skills by adding gymnastics to his routine.
Howard started training under martial arts world champion Matt Mullins when Mullins made an exception allowing him to become the youngest student in his class. When Howard was eight years old Howard had won three world championships. His specialty is Shōrin-ryū, in which he holds a black belt.
When Howard was nine years old, he became the youngest member to perform with Mullins’ Sideswipe Performance Team, a traveling martial arts-based group that entertains audiences across the country with a combination of martial arts, dance and acrobatics. Howard spoke of the experience in June 2011, performing with Sideswipe – “I think that’s what really got me addicted to performing. My role changed as I’ve grown as a performer and just plain grown. I was OK, I wasn’t that great at the start, so they would do cool moves and then poof! Here’d be this cute kid running out there to do some karate. But for the last couple of years I’ve been one of the main performers.”
Howard was a fan of Bruce Lee since his tender age and Chuck Norris films and admired their ability to incorporate martial arts into their acting. when Howard was seven year old he told his mother that he wanted to be an actor. Howard was first spotted at a martial arts tournament by someone who thought he had the looks to go into show business and referred him to their talent agent. This led to work as a model for print advertorials and later as an actor in commercials. In 2010, Howard remembered his excitement about breaking into show business, saying that the commercials were just insane to him. Getting a commercial was like getting a lead role in a movie to him.
Howard made his television debut in 2005, shortly before his eighth birthday with a small guest-starring role on the USA Network series, Monk dressed as a “little karate kid” for Halloween, his one line in the episode being “Maybe he’s afraid of karate”. He would spend the next several years performing with Sideswipe Performance Team before returning to acting in 2009.
Howard landed his first steady job in 2009, interviewing celebrities as “Leo Little”, the host of the short-form Disney Channel talk show series, Leo Little’s Big Show and made his feature film debut in the family film Aussie and Ted as “Eric Brooks”. Howard gained notoriety for his martial arts skills in August of that year, when he appeared as “Young Snake-Eyes”, performing all of his own stunts in a flashback scene for the Paramount action-adventure film G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Howard appeared later that same month in a co-starring role as “Laser”, one of the three “Short” brothers in the family comedy film Shorts, which earned the cast the Young Artist Award for that year as “Best Young Ensemble Cast”. Howard started a recurring role in November 2009, as “Hart Hamlin” on the Disney XD series, Zeke and Luther. Howard landed in his first leading role in 2010, playing “Logan Hoffman” in the independent feature film, Logan.
Howard starred as “Young Conan” in August 2011, once again performing all of his own stunts in the sword and sorcery film, Conan the Barbarian. The film received mixed reviews, but also many praised Howard for his performance, with film critic, Ty Burr of The Boston Globe writing – “The star (Jason Momoa) is arguably outshined by Leo Howard, the feral 13-year-old actor who plays the young Conan in the opening scenes.” Director Marcus Nispel spoke in an interview with Empire Magazine of working with Howard, – “After we finished the film, I went to Lionsgate and said ‘Y’know, the movie to do next is Conan: The Early Years.’ Leo absolutely blew me away. Almost the entire first act of Conan is the kid, which is unheard of. At the start, reading the script, everyone was like ‘We have to cut that down to ten minutes’. And now everyone’s like ‘Can we make that longer?!’ He worked out like a charm. There aren’t many young actors who could carry that sort of weight.”
Howard landed a starring role in June of 2011, as “Jack”, a teenage karate expert who befriends a group of high school misfits on the Disney XD comedy series, Kickin’ It. Howard recalled his reaction when he first got the script to audition for the show, saying that he saw it was a martial arts show and thought that he had to do it. With Howard receiving top billing and performing all of his own stunts, the series quickly became Disney XD’s number 1 original series in the network’s history and would run for four seasons. Howard directed the episode “Fight At The Museum” in the fourth season. In 2014 Howard portrayed one of main roles in the film Andròn – The Black Labyrinth. In the film he played from Alec Baldwin and Danny Glover. Howard also guest starred on Lab Rats: Bionic Island. Howard directed an episode of Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything In March 2016.
Leo Howard Band
Howard and his Band – Ask Jonesy & Company, composed of Troy Romzek (lead vocals/guitar), Leo (lead guitar/vocals) and Ricky Ficarelli (bass/vocals), released their first single, Burning Fire in 2017. They are due out with their first album June 2018.