Terrence Dashon Howard had his first major film role in the 1995 filmed in
Portland movie Mr. Holland’s Opus, which subsequently led to a number of roles
in films. Howard broke into the mainstream with a succession of well-reviewed TV
and film roles between 2004 and 2006. His roles in other movies includes Ray in
2004, the 2005 Best Picture Oscar winner Crash, and The Brave One in 2007. He
also co-starred in the mega hit Iron Man in 2008. In 20010 Howard joined the cast
of the new Law & Order: Los Angeles on NBC.