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Terrence Howard was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Anita Jeanine Williams (née Hawkins) and Tyrone Howard. He was raised in Cleveland, Ohio. His love for acting came naturally, through summers spent with his great-grandmother, New York stage actress Minnie Gentry. He later began his acting career after being discovered on a New York City street by ... See full bio »

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 2016/II Term Life (completed)
 2014/II Lullaby
Dr. Crier
 2013 Movie 43
Coach Jackson (segment "Victory's Glory")
 2012 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
- I Ka Wa Mamua (2012) ... Billy
 2012 ESPN Films (TV Series)
- Croom (2012) ... Narrator
 2011 Little Murder
Drag Hammerman
 2010 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Elmo Slide Dancer
- Music Magic (2010) ... Elmo Slide Dancer
 2009 For All Mankind (Short)
Mayor of Conshohocken
 2008 Iron Man (Video Game)
Col. James 'Rhodey' Rhodes (voice)
 2008 Iron Man
 2007 The Perfect Holiday
Bah Humbug
 2007 Wifey (TV Movie)
Ray Millions
 2007 Pride
Jim Ellis
 2006 Idlewild
 2005 Animal (Video)
Darius Allen
 2005 Their Eyes Were Watching God (TV Movie)
Amos Hicks
 2005 Lackawanna Blues (TV Movie)
Bill Crosby (as Terrance Dashon Howard)
 2005 The Salon
 2004/I Ray
Gossie McGee (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 2003 Love Chronicles
T-Roy (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 2002-2003 Soul Food (TV Series)
Benny Jones
- The New Math (2003) ... Benny Jones (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
- Emotional Collateral (2002) ... Benny Jones
 2003 Biker Boyz
Chu Chu (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 2003 Street Time (TV Series)
Lucius Mosley
- Lockdown (2003) ... Lucius Mosley (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
- Gone (2003) ... Lucius Mosley (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
- Get Up, Stand Up (2003) ... Lucius Mosley (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
- The Whole Truth (2003) ... Lucius Mosley (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
- Fly Girl (2003) ... Lucius Mosley (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 2002 Fastlane (TV Series)
Alton White
- Things Done Changed (2002) ... Alton White
 2001 Glitter
Timothy Walker
 2001 Angel Eyes
 2001 Boycott (TV Movie)
Ralph Abernathy
 2000 Big Momma's House
Lester Vesco (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 2000 King of the World (TV Movie)
Cassius Clay
 1999 Best Laid Plans
Jimmy (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 1998-1999 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
AJ / Lonnie
- What's Up, Chuck? (1999) ... AJ (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
- Hammer Time (1998) ... Lonnie (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 1999 Valerie Flake
Hitchhiker (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 1998 Mama Flora's Family (TV Movie)
Lincoln (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 1998 Butter
Dexter Banks (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 1998 The Players Club
K.C. (as Terence Howard)
 1996-1998 Sparks (TV Series)
Greg Sparks
- Blind Justice (1998) ... Greg Sparks (as Terrence DaShown Howard)
- Till Your Well Runs Dry (1998) ... Greg Sparks (as Terrence DaShown Howard)
- Cain and Abel Sparks (1998) ... Greg Sparks (as Terrence DaShown Howard)
- She's Having My Baby (1998) ... Greg Sparks (as Terrence DaShown Howard)
- Flirting with Disaster (1998) ... Greg Sparks (as Terrence DaShown Howard)
 1998 Spark
Byron (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 1997 Double Tap
 1996 Johns
Jimmy the Warlock (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 1996 Sunset Park
Spaceman (as Terrence DaShon Howard)
 1995 Mr. Holland's Opus
Louis Russ
 1995 Shadow-Ops (TV Movie)
Rio (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 1995 New York Undercover (TV Series)
- Buster and Claudia (1995) ... Buster
 1995 Dead Presidents
Cowboy (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 1995 Lotto Land
Warren (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 1995 The O.J. Simpson Story (TV Movie)
Young A.C
 1994 Picket Fences (TV Series)
- Elective Conduct (1994) ... Malik
- Enemy Lines (1994) ... Malik
 1994 Getting By (TV Series)
- My Brilliant Career (1994) ... Herbert (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 1994 Family Matters (TV Series)
- Opposites Attract (1994) ... John (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 1994 Coach (TV Series)
Johnny Williams
- Blue Chip Blues (1994) ... Johnny Williams (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 1994 Living Single (TV Series)
Brendan King
- The Hand That Robs the Cradle (1994) ... Brendan King (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 1993 Who's the Man?
Customer (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 1993 Tall Hopes (TV Series)
Chester Harris
- Fantasy Girl (1993) ... Chester Harris (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
- Shorts, Laws, & Videotape (1993) ... Chester Harris (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
- Scalped (1993) ... Chester Harris (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
- Will Work for Credit (1993) ... Chester Harris (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
- Get the Jet (1993) ... Chester Harris (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
 1992 The Jacksons: An American Dream (TV Movie)
Jackie Jackson (as Terrence Dashon Howard)
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Other Works:

"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," written by Tennessee Williams; with Terrence Howard (portraying Brick); Anika Noni Rose; Phylicia Rashad; and James Earl Jones in the cast; on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. See more »

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2 Interviews | 12 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Terence Howard | Terrance Dashon Howard | Terrence DaShon Howard | Terrence DaShown Howard | Terrence Dashon Howard


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Personal Quote:

(2008) You offend me, I will call you on it. I don't care if you're the head of a studio or a P.A. on the set. You disrespect me, you have to pay for that. You're not gonna tell me 'shut up' and I'll shut up. I've always maintained my integrity. That's more important than anything. Being able to face yourself in the mirror at the end of the day and say, 'I still see me there. I don't see a dented... See more »


Was in consideration for the part of Curtis Taylor Jr in Dreamgirls (2006). However Jamie Foxx was cast instead. See more »

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