Howie Long was born on January 6, 1960. He is a former American football player and actor.
Biography and Career
Howie Long was born on January 6, 1960. He is a former American football player and actor. He played as a defensive end, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000. He attended Milford High School in Milford, Massachusetts and is a member of the Milford Hall of Fame. He was an all around athlete, playing football.
He played college football and earned a degree in communications at Villanova University. He turned down an offer to play at Boston College to attend Villanova. He was a four year letterman at Villanova and was selected to play in the Blue Gray game and was named the MVP in 1980. As a freshmen Long started every game.
As a sophomore Long
led Villanova in sacks with 5 and recorded 78 tackles. The next season, 1979, he sustained a thigh injury and missed three games and ended the season with 45 tackles.
After his retirement from the NFL following the 1993 season Long pursued an acting career, focused mainly on action films, including Firestorm, a 1998 film in which he starred. He also appears in the movie Broken Arrow alongside John Travolta.
He played a minor role in the movie 3000 Miles to Graceland alongside Kevin Costner, Kurt Russell and Courteney Cox. Long appears in the Extended Version of That Thing You Do! as Lloyd in the extended cut of the movie, released on DVD in 2007. His part was entirely cut from the theatrical release.
Long also did make various appearances on television shows and commercials. Long was a spokesman for Radio Shack, making commercials with actress Teri Hatcher.
He has also been featured in many other national commercials and advertising campaigns including those of Coors Light, Nike, Campbell's Chunky Soup, Hanes, Frito Lay, both Coca Cola and Pepsi, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, the Bud Bowl campaign and for Chevrolet and currently likes ford more than Chevy.
He has been married to Diane Addonizio since June, 1982 and they have three sons, Christopher, Kyle and Howard Jr.
Birth Name: Howard Michael Howie Long
Birth: January 6, 196
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