- Originally wanted to be a stunt actor like his father.
- Was a junior rodeo champion as a child.
- Had a secondary role in E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial before his breakthrough role as Ponyboy Curtis in The Outsiders.
- Won 2008 reality show Celebracadabra, earning him the title of "World's Greatest Celebrity Magician."
- Dashiell Howell — Son
- Rae Dawn Chong — Ex-wife
- Isabelle Howell — Daughter
- Liam West Howell — Son
- Sylvie Anderson — Wife (separated)
- John Howell — Brother
- Candice Howell — Mother
- Stacy — Sister
- Chris Howell — Father
- Candy — Sister
- Birth Name: Christopher Thomas Howell
- Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
- Birthday: December 7, 1966, Sagittarius
- Profession: Actor, Director