Hillbilly Deluxe is made up of the potential ingredients from Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous big-timing in a small town with a splash of Dirtiest Jobs flirting with Jackass-type segments. C. Thomas Howell, also known as "Tommy," has an impressive list of credits to his name. As an established actor, writer, director, producer, TV host and radio personality, he is recognized as a Hollywood favorite. A Junior Rodeo champ, at a young age he graced the silver screen in Steven Spielberg's E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Francis Ford Coppola's The Outsiders, The Hitcher, Red Dawn, SoulMan and many others. More recently, his film credits include roles in Hidalgo & H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds. Howell also directed and starred in War of the Worlds 2.