In 2006, was ranked #73 in the countdown 100 Greatest Teen Stars.
C. Thomas Howell and actor Jeff Kober have appeared in or worked together in the same four television series Kindred: The Embraced, E.R., 24, and The Outer Limits. The two actors also appeared in the films, The Big Fall and Hildalgo.
In 2003, Tommy was hospitalized for four weeks due to a ruptured appendix.
In Tommy's 40 years he has appeared in over 90 films.
In 1981, Tommy was hired as a stunt player for Steven Spielberg's E.T. Eventually, this led to a role in the movie.
Tommy has a friend stricken with Multiple Sclerosis. So he has taken an active role in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, by joining in the MS walk.
Tommy has participated in different charity functions. Some of the events are celebrity golfing tournaments, rodeo events, and a howl along contest to benefit the LA Society for the Prevention and Cruelty to Animals.
Because Tommy cares so much about his fans, he posts messages to them on the Peter Benchley's Amazon website.
Botch, a heavy metal band, has a song titled "C. Thomas Howell as the Soulman."
C. Thomas Howell used to be called Tommy. Now he goes by CT.
From 1978-1980, the California Junior Rodeo Association declared Tommy the "All-Around Cowboy".
In Tommy's spare time he enjoys golfing, playing on his computer, watching sports, and being at his family's horse ranch.
Tommy originally expected to follow in his dad's footsteps as a stunt coordinator.
When Tommy was a baby, his mom gave him the nickname Buckwheat, because he had big feet.
C. Thomas Howell auditioned for the role of Kirby in St. Elmo's Fire, but didn't get it because he was too young.
C. Thomas Howell is an owner and producer of Buckwheat Films.
C. Thomas Howell was listed as one of 12 "Promising New Actors of 1986" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 38.
He auditioned for Marty McFly in "Back to the Future."
C. Thomas Howell's dad is a stunt coordinator.
C. Thomas Howell was a junior rodeo circuit champion.
C. Thomas Howell played Ponyboy, on "The Outsiders." He was called a "greaser", because he wasn't born on the rich side of the railroad tracks.