It’s hard to be a child star, especially when you have to grow up under the watchful eye of the media; this is probably why many child stars flare-up early. Leo Howard is one of the lucky child stars who has not been derailed by the dangers of finding fame and success in the entertainment industry at an early age. The American actor began his career at the age of seven when he appeared in an episode of the television show Monk.
Leo Howard is best known for his role as Jack in Kickin’ It, a comedy show on Disney XD. He also holds the Guinness World Record as the youngest director of a television series. He directed an episode of the fourth season of Kickin’ It when he was just sixteen years old, which earned him the record and laid the foundation for a successful career.
Biography of Leo Howard: Age & Early Life
Leo Richard Howard was born on July 13, 1997, in Newport Beach, California. The young actor spent much of his childhood and youth in Fallbrook, San Diego. He also attended Tri-City Christian School, a private Christian school in Vista, California.
Leo is an experienced martial artist who became interested in martial arts at the age of three, although he did not begin to study it until the age of four. As he grew older, he began training under Matt Mullins, a world martial arts champion, and became Matt’s youngest student. By the time Leo was eight years old, he had already won three world championships.
The actor enjoys playing guitar, cooking, and collecting antique weapons. He also said that if he wasn’t an actor, he would become a veterinarian because of his love for animals. He spends much of his free time as a volunteer in a local veterinary clinic.
Leo Howard Career
Although he began acting in 2005, Leo Howard made his feature film debut in 2009 as Eric Brooks in Aussie and Ted’s Great Adventure. In the same year, he also had a role in the blockbuster G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra, as the young Snake Eyes. Leo Howard is also a martial artist and often uses his martial arts skills in his film and television roles.
He also starred in Conan The Barbarian, a 2011 fantasy movie in which he is the younger version of the title character. To keep him in the Disney family, he appeared in the second season of Shake It Up as Cece Jones’ rival, played by Bella Thorne.
Leo has said that he was a fan of Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee from a young age and he admired the way they integrated martial arts into their movies.
Other films and television shows in which Leo has appeared include Shorts, Logan (2010), Andròn – The Black Labyrinth, Zeke and Luther, and Laboratory Rats: Bionic Island. In 2016 he directed an episode of the Disney television series Gamer’s Guide To Pretty Much Everything.
Girlfriend, Personal Life & Relationship History
In 2013 Leo Howard started dating Zendaya after the two of them appeared together in Shake It Up. Unfortunately, their relationship was short-lived. Then Leo started dating Micayla Johnson, a martial arts colleague. The two were together from 2013 to 2015 before they ended their relationship.
There were rumors that the actor was dating his Kickin’ It co-star Olivia Holt, but this was never confirmed. In 2017 he was seen hanging out with Madeleine White, a British model. Although the relationship was never officially confirmed, the two were seen posting photos of each other on social media and even vacationing together.
Furthermore, Leo Howard typically keeps a low profile when it comes to his dating life.
Leo Howard Family Life
His parents, Todd and Randye Howard are professional dog breeders, specializing in French and English Bulldogs. Besides breeding dogs, his father is also a successful entrepreneur and a television personality.
As he grew up, Leo had to be home-schooled to keep up with his busy schedule, as he was the star of a successful television show. As a result, he spent most of his time at home with his family in Studio City. He is close to his parents, who have always supported him in his career choice.
Height & Weight
The height of Leo Howard is indicated with 179 cm (5 ft 10½ in), while his weight is indicated with 77 kg (170 pounds). The actor has an undeniably amazing physique and his other body measurements are chest (44 inches), arms/biceps (15.5 inches), and waist (32 inches).