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C Thomas Howell | Tom Howell
5' 10" (1.78 m)
Did You Know?
 The Hitcher
(1986) was a real important film for me as an artist, but more importantly, for me as a person. I was 17 or 18 when I did that movie, just starting to really understand what it was to be an actor. I'd done some movies prior to that where I really was clueless. I had no idea what I was doing on The Outsiders
(1983), I had no idea what I was doing in a lot of those movies I did, ...
He tested for and was nearly cast as Marty McFly in Back to the Future
(1985). The role was given to Eric Stoltz
. Stoltz was hired initially as first choice Michael J. Fox was committed to his TV show Family Ties; when Fox was allowed to participate, Stoltz was released and then finally, Michael J. Fox
got the role.