Leo Howard was bornon 13 July 1997 in Newport Beach, California, United States, American, is Actor. Leo Richard Howard is an American actor and model who is well-trained in martial arts. Known to incorporate his karate skills into roles he portrays on the screen, he not only brings to life his characters with his graceful moves, but also adds credibility to the action roles he plays. He was just a little boy when he developed an interest in martial arts. He started receiving formal training in the field when he was just four and at the age of nine, he became the youngest member to perform with Mullins' Sideswipe Performance Team. Interestingly, it was at a martial arts tournament that Howard got noticed for his good looks and was advised to try for modeling gigs. Excited at the opportunity, he soon became a model and before long ventured into acting as well. He started his acting career with a guest role in a television series. Within a few years he was getting more substantial roles which also offered him the scope to display his martial arts skills. His success as a television star led him into films as well. After playing a few minor roles in movies, he bagged the chance to play Young Conan in the fantasy film ‘Conan the Barbarian’ which helped establish Howard as a popular young film actor.