Glenn Howerton

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Glenn Howerton
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Born Glenn Franklin Howerton III
(1976-04-13) April 13, 1976 (age 42)
Occupation Actor, producer, screenwriter
Years active 1997–present
Spouse(s) Jill Latiano (m. 2009)
Children 2

Glenn Franklin Howerton III (born April 13, 1976)[1] is an American actor, producer, and screenwriter. He is known for his roles as Dennis Reynolds in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, for which he is also a writer and executive producer,[2] and Jack Griffin in A.P. Bio, as well as the lead role in the short-lived sitcom That '80s Show.

Early life[edit]

Howerton was born in Japan, the son of American couple Janice and Glenn Franklin Howerton Jr., a fighter pilot.[3] Almost immediately after his birth, his family moved to Arizona and then New Mexico for a short while. They then moved to Felixstowe, England when he was 3 years old. Afterwards they moved to Virginia, followed by Seoul, South Korea. When he was 10 years old, his family moved to Alabama.[4] After graduating from Jefferson Davis High School in Montgomery, Alabama, he spent two years at New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida. He was part of Group 29 of the Juilliard School's Drama Division (1996–2000),[5] where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.[6]


In 2002, Howerton starred as Corey Howard in the ill-fated That '80s Show.[7] He went on to guest star on ER as Dr. Nick Cooper in 2003. He had small roles in the films Must Love Dogs (2005), Serenity (2005), Two Weeks (2006), and The Strangers (2008). He also appeared as a nurse in Crank (2006), and reprised the role in its 2009 sequel, Crank: High Voltage. Howerton is most notably involved in “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (2005-) as one of the main cast, producer and director, he also has written numerous episodes. He planned to be executive producing on the comedy show Boldly Going Nowhere with his It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia co-creators, before the show was delayed. Howerton had a recurring voice role on The Cleveland Show as Ernie Krinklesac, as well as recurring roles on the Fox comedy series The Mindy Project[8] and the FX dark comedy series Fargo.[9] He starred in the 2013 comedy film Coffee Town. He also had a bit part as the gun running Dominic, in the recently released Netflix Original Officer Downe, starring Kim Coates.

Personal life[edit]

On September 8, 2009, Howerton married actress Jill Latiano, who guest starred on the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia episode "The D.E.N.N.I.S. System" two months later. Their first son, Miles Robert, was born in 2011.[10] The couple had a second son, Isley Ray, in August 2014.[11]



Year Title Role Notes
2002 Monday Night Mayhem Dick Ebersol Television film
2005 Must Love Dogs Michael
2005 Serenity Lilac Young Tough
2006 Crank Doctor
2006 Two Weeks Matthew Bergman
2008 The Strangers Mike
2008 Happy Wednesday Spencer Scott Short film
2009 Crank: High Voltage Doctor Uncredited
2010 Everything Must Go Gary
2013 Coffee Town Will


Year Title Role Notes
2002 The Job Young guy Episode: "Gay"
2002 That '80s Show Corey Howard 13 episodes
2003 ER Dr. Nick Cooper 6 episodes
2005–present It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Dennis Reynolds Main role
Also writer and executive producer
2009 American Dad! Animal control guy #1 (voice) Episode: "Weiner of Our Discontent"
2009–2010 Glenn Martin, DDS Various voices 3 episodes
2009–2013 The Cleveland Show Ernie Krinklesac / various voices 30 episodes
2011 Vietnam in HD Donald DeVore Miniseries; 5 episodes
2012 Unsupervised Clint / Dirt (voices) 4 episodes
Also executive producer
2013–2017 The Mindy Project Cliff Gilbert 13 episodes
2014–2015 Family Guy Various voices 4 episodes
2014 Fargo Don Chumph 5 episodes
2015 TripTank Congressman Rothbard / Congressman Hume / Congressman Adorno (voices) Episode: "Mr. Winchester Goes to Washington"
2016 House of Lies Seth Buckley 4 episodes
2018–present A.P. Bio Jack Main role


  1. ^ "Glenn Howerton Bio, Wiki, Net Worth, Married, Wife, Kids, Age, Height". Bio Wikis. 2018-03-07. Retrieved 2018-03-08. 
  2. ^ "Glenn Howerton: Biography". Retrieved 2010-12-29. 
  3. ^ "Glenn Howerton Biography, Celebrity Facts and Awards". Retrieved 2017-03-05. 
  4. ^ "Glenn Howerton Is Dead Serious About Being Funny". Retrieved 2018-03-17. 
  5. ^ "Alumni News". The Juilliard School. November 2007. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11. 
  6. ^ "Glenn Howerton". All Movie Guide. The New York Times. Retrieved April 2, 2012. 
  7. ^ Schmikowitz, Matt (May 13, 2013). "Getting Trapped in Nostalgia in 'That 80s Show'". Split Sider. 
  8. ^ Gonzalez, Sandra (August 7, 2013). "'It's Always Sunny' star to woo [spoiler] on 'Mindy Project'". Entertainment Weekly. 
  9. ^ Damon, Lauren (May 20, 2014). "Glenn Howerton talks about his role in FX's hit show "Fargo"". Media Mikes. 
  10. ^ Leon, Anya (September 16, 2011). "Glenn Howerton Welcomes Son Miles Robert". People magazine. Retrieved September 23, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Glenn Howerton of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Welcomes Second Son With Wife Jill Latiano". US Weekly magazine. November 14, 2014. Retrieved November 14, 2014. 

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