He starred as gang member Ponyboy Curtis in The Outsiders and also played a role in Soul Man. He has also appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
He starred in War of the Worlds and in Red Dawn.
He starred in Gettysburg with Jeff Daniels.
He became a rodeo champion at the California Junior Rodeo Association at age twelve. After his parents divorced, he played golf with his grandma and took on the nickname CT.
His father was a stunt performer and a rodeo performer. He has two sisters named Stacy and Candi and a brother named John. He also has two sons named Dashiell and Liam and a daughter named Isabelle.
- The meaning of the name Howell: Seeing Clearly