Kanin Howell is the son of Norman Howell, a two time Emmy winning Stunt Coordinator and multiple award winning Stuntman. Having a father in the business, Howell was exposed to movie-making at an early age. It was no surprise that he followed in his father Norman's footsteps, and debuted as a Stuntman at the age of five, working on the film Vice Versa and earning his coveted SAG-AFTRA (formally the Screen Actors Guild) card. After that, Howell started working regularly, stunt doubling various actors. Howell, a third generation cowboy, showcased his excellent horseback ability on several projects including the multiple Academy Award winning film, Dances With Wolves, in which he was cabled off the back of a horse at only 8 years old. As a child he also stunt doubled for Elijah Wood on Radio Flyer, and had the privilege of working with director Tim Burton on the film Ed Wood. The young stunt man quickly created a name for himself in the film industry working on numerous hits including The Patriot, Pearl Harbor, Spider-Man and many more, all before his twenty-first birthday. In 2007 he became a member of Stunts Unlimited, an elite group of professional Stuntmen founded in 1970 by the Legendary Stuntman Hal Needham.
By the age of twenty-five, Howell already had hundreds of credits under his belt. It was no surprise he began Stunt Coordinating at such a young age, further advancing his career. The first project Howell Stunt Coordinated was the national Emerald Nuts commercial "Addicted to Golf", directed by Brian Lee Hughes. Since Emerald Nuts, Howell has Stunt Coordinated dozens of commercials including a popular Mountian Dew Kickstart Super Bowl spot, Dairy Queen, Geico, L'Oréal Paris, Burger King, and Metro PCS. Howell's Film Stunt Coordinated credits include the 2013 hit film, The Call, starring Halle Berry, and Hallows Grove. Howell's Television Stunt Coordinating credits include Season 4 of the cult classic Arrested Development, How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life), Client List, and the made for TV movie Call Me Crazy.
Despite his achievements in the stunt world, Howell also had a passion for acting. He trained with renowned actress and acting coach Dee Wallace Stone, and has since had the privilege of working with many Hollywood heavyweights including Kevin Bacon, Dennis Hopper, Kyra Sedgwick, and Christian Slater, among others. On the small screen, Howell has appeared in some of television's most popular drama series, including Westworld, True Blood, Southland, CSI:NY, Sons of Anarchy, and Criminal Minds.
With two Screen Actors Guild nominations, Howell continues to advance his accomplished stunt career. Howell resides in Los Angeles, CA.
Name: Kanin Howell
Known for: Mr. Brooks
BirthDay: 20, Jun ,1981