// THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT; Record-Setting Director And Actor Leo Howard Stars In New YouTube Short; ARCANUM!
Actor, World class martial artist, Guinness World Record holder, and Musician Leo Howard began his career at the age of 7. Howard is known for incorporating his martial arts skills into his feature film and television roles; as "Young Snake Eyes" in the 2009 action film "G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra", as Young Conan in the 2011 fantasy film "Conan the Barbarian" and as Jack on the Disney XD comedy series, Kickin' It. (2011-2015).
In season 4 of the hit series, Howard made his directorial debut which resulted in him being inducted in to the Directors Guild Association and also garnered him a Guinness World Record for being the youngest person ever to direct an episode of a television series. He has since gone on to direct an episode of "Gamer's Guide To Pretty Much Everything".
Previously, Howard guest starred on Disney Channel's hit series "Shake It Up," and "Lab Rats", served as the host of Disney Channel's "Leo Little's Big Show," a short-form series highlighting upcoming Disney movies, series and stars, and played a recurring role on Disney XD's "Zeke and Luther."
A devoted Bruce Lee fan, Howard began studying martial arts at the age of five and two years later picked up extreme martial arts, adding gymnastics to his routine. He excelled quickly and by age eight, he had already won three world championships. His specialty is Shorin Ryu, in which he holds a black belt. He is also experienced in many other styles of martial arts and fighting including Brazilian jujitsu and MuayThai. His ability and commitment to his training is what enabled Leo to perform all of his own stunts in "GI Joe" and "Conan".
Other film credits include a starring role in the family movie "Shorts" directed by Robert Rodriguez for which he won a Young Artist's Award, and Andron- The Black Labyrinth" in which Leo Stars with Alec Baldwin and Danny Glover. Leos most recent film "You're Gonna Miss Me" with John Schneider, Eric Roberts and Morgan Fairchild will be released later this year.
Next up Leo stars as Grover in Hulu's new series "Freakish" airing in the fall of 2016. Howard also will also play Gabe Young on the season 5 premiere of the TNT drama "Major Crimes".