Dedicated, talented, extreme and incredibly adorable, are just a few words to describe actor Leo Howard. At such a young age this preteen has accomplished more in his short life than adults three times his age! Currently, Leo hosts a show called “Leo Littles Big Show,” on the Disney Channel that keeps viewers up to date on their favorite Disney stars, movies, and programs.
In August 2009 Leo will have two motion pictures premiering on the big screen. The first is a lead role in the Warner Brothers family movie Shorts which is written and directed by Robert Rodriguez (Spy Kids 1 & 2/The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl). In addition to Shorts Leo will have a supporting role in one of the most anticipated blockbuster films of the season, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra for Paramount Pictures where he will play the part of “Young Snake Eyes.” Leo is a martial arts expert and did all of his own stunts in the movie.
Born in Newport Beach, California and raised in Fallbrook, CA (near San Diego), Leo knew at a very early age that he wanted to perform. He began studying martial arts at the age of 5. He picked up on the sport quickly and by the time Leo was 8 years old, he had already won three world championships! Leo’s specialties is Shorin Ryu, for which Leo holds his black belt in. When he was 7 Leo decided to take it to the next level and began learning extreme martial arts where he was taught to add gymnastics to his routine.
Leo has always been an exceptional kid and he wasn’t even 9 years old when he told his mom he wanted to act and be the next Bruce Lee. Having two very supportive parents, who saw a passion and dedication in their child, that you rarely see in most adults, they decided to nourish his passions and Leo has been on a roll ever since!