Monday, June 13, 2011

Leo Howard Kicks His Way into Disney’s New Karate Series “Kickin’ It” – Video

Every now and then Disney gets it right.

The Disney XD channel, known for its predominantly teen oriented programming, launched its latest action series called “Kickin’ It” last night - and it looks like a hit.

Or maybe we should say a “kick”.

The premise of the show revolves around two competing martial arts dojos and their attempt to recruit the hottest karate kid in town played by 14-year-old Leo Howard.

Howard, no stranger to martial arts and action flicks, finds himself in the starring role of “Jack”, the grandson of the Wasabi Warriors Karate franchise founder and master trainer.

Jack not only tries to save the Wasabi Dojo, but also tries to impress the cutest girl in the club. It’s classic teen Disney, and sure to be a hit if they give the series enough time to find an audience.

And Leo Howard’s got the moves.

In the premier episode, Howard performs a number of high performance kicks, flips, punches, and deflections – showing he is no stranger to this type of work.

And for good reason.

Leo is a champion black belt in martial arts, has been doing karate since he was 5-years-old, and is a member of the Sideswipe Performance Team – a high impact martial arts exhibition club in California.

His dad is the famous Todd Howard - also called “The Big Bulldog" who is another master of the martial arts.

Leo was born in Newport Beach California, but today lives near San Diego so he can work on his karate and television productions.



Not only is Leo Howard a Karate Master, but he also knows his way around Hollywood.

Before joining Disney, Leo got his start in a bit part on the popular TV series “Monk” playing a young karate kid.

Karate Master Leo Howard
His first movie role was in the action movie “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” with Sienna Miller, Dennis Quaid and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The film told the story of an elite military unit comprised of special operatives known as G.I. Joe that takes on an evil organization led by a notorious arms dealer.

Leo has also appeared in a few high action television shows like “Children of the Corn”, “Leo Little's Big Show”, and “Zeke and Luther”.

All that practice has paid off, and now Howard is heading to the big big screen as the younger version of Conan, played by Jason Momoa, in “Conan the Barbarian” due in theaters later this year.

Conan tells the tale of Conan the Cimmerian and his adventures across the continent of Hyboria on a quest to avenge the murder of his father and the slaughter of his village.

Watch Conan the Barbarian Movie Trailer


We’re sure with Disney behind his promotion, Leo Howard and his karate skills could go on to be the next Disney teen idol.

After all, Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus will be leaving the nest soon and Disney needs to keep the machine running.

Related: Leo Howard Videos, Photos, and Biography

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34 comments:

  1. leo i think its awsome that u r a black belt in karate its really cool u were able to follow ur dream and become famouse i want to be an actor also but my parents would rather i b a vet or professer u sound like a really great guy and well u probably here this all the time but would like to get to know u better i think ur really cool and not because u r famouse u must think im one of those crazed fans that only cares about u cause u r famouse but i think we would end up being friends even if u werent famouse well now it sounds like i am asking to meet u that would b cool but u probs dont have time and u probly wont even read this it was stupid for me to even try to contact u well just wanted to say u rock
    Madison

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  2. i think its really awesome that you can do so many tricks and flips and kicks because youre ablack belt and youre so hot! by the way your hair is getting really long so you should cut it just a little though because it was perfect how it was when the show kickin it first came out!

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  3. Natalie Johnson from Anaheim CAJuly 6, 2011 at 5:48 AM

    i want to become famous like you some day because its just awesome acually doing something with your life hat acually impacts other people. i wish i could be an actress and it doesnt have to be a big role just maybe a background or a commercial is what i want to do at least. if you acually do read this which would be awesomely great i would like to meet you and see what the life of a superstar is like not even for a day just maybe an hour but i know youre probally never gonna see this but still youre awesome and i hope i could meet you some day.

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  4. Leo, you're amazing at everything you do. i would love to be an actress. the only sad part is i live in england and there are rubish acting jobs here. there's no jobs like disney or disney xd. the only thing in my whole life, to do, is be as amazing an actor like you, but the only difference there is... im a girl so i'll be an actress!


    <3 u leo howard! MARRY ME!

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  5. i just think ur a pretty cool actor. ive done some acting myself and its not easy. i must say im pretty impressed on ur acting skills. then to top it off ur awesome at martail arts. i spelled that way wrong. im not trying to meet you, or say "omg im a freak and i think ur hot" (cuz thats pretty creepy) but i think ur a pretty cool actor.

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  6. I think Leo Howard is a really gifted and talented actor. From a black belt in karate to a sensation on tv, must be really cool. Living as a star may be hard but it's a good thing you have fans to pick u up when u fall. I think it's really cool that you are multi talented. And enjoy summer while you can! : )

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  7. Leo I think you are an amazing actor.I admire that you went for your dream and decided to become an actor and an awesome black belt in karate. You are very impressive. you are even multi-talented That is even better. It is so cool that u got to shot the movie as young Conan in Conan the barbarian. I think you are really cool. And I hope you enjoy your summer before you go back to work. Keep living your dream! ; )

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  8. I love leo howard i'm so in love with him

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  9. leo howard do u remember me? reply back alright? i dont want to say my name , then everyone will see it!

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  10. leo howard i know u in person! we meet before, do u know me? you remember me?

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  11. leo howard, whats up? i know you! so when you have a chance reply back, alright?

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  12. a leo i think your incedibly cute and like your moves im starting karate soon
    see ya around

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  13. You are absolutely gorgeous from head to toe. I really do hope you have some shirtless scenes in your new show kickin' it. You are also a very good actor. But your perfectly hansome face and body is what I absolutely cannot take my eyes off of.

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  14. leo hey u r the best ur so nice to everyone and i wanted to know if u could give me ur email thnx alex

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  15. Hi leo i am a big fan but i have a friend who absolutly luvs u and ur karate skills she thinks ur so amazing and wants to becum a black belt like u anyways i hope u get this

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  16. hey leo i think ur really cute and you are really great at martial arts and i like your moves on kickin it,hope i meet you one day!

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  17. u r amazing! u r talented and handsome :( I live in turkey but i really want to met with you i know that is just a dream but I like dreaming. Dreams are making me stronger and u e a nice dream :3

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  18. Hey Leo i highly doubt you'll even read this but I'm your biggest fan. Hopefully i have a chance to even meet you. -Madison

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  19. U have natural talent Leo. I look up too u so much. U are so amazing! I Have lots of ambitions that u have already achieved and ur only 1-2 years older than me. I bet ur really happy and lots girls have a crush on u! One of them is me! Keep living the dream Leo! I will always look up to u!

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  20. Ingrid Wong from Hong KongJanuary 31, 2012 at 7:00 AM

    Leo it is great that yr dreams came true! u are cute too :) u r great at acting and awesome in martial arts=))) i do martial arts to in the past and it wasn't easy.... i wish i would be an actress, but i know it takes lots of works... but there isn't any disney sitcom or XD thing in Hong Kong....

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  21. Hey Leo
    I think it's great that you're a karate master:-)
    I love wachting you in knickin' it. I know that I'll know that I'll never meet you, but anyway i'll always hope so :-D

    YOU'RE A SUPERSTAR!!
    Amalie

    (I live in a little contry called Denmark or on Danisch Danmark, and I hope you understand me, cause I'm not very good at writing English)

    I know that you're maeby not gonna se this but anyway!
    I LOVE YOU LEO HOWARD!!<3

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  22. Leo i love you soso much. not only cuz ur a sexy actor(Which just makes you more lovable) but because you are really talented. I know that i shouldnt even bother with this because we will never meet but you are my role model. I think that you and olivia holt make a cute couple but i would be so jelous if that ever happened!!! oh and by the way i have ur dads phone number and ur adress. so hahaha dont worry im not gunna come knocking on ur door or anything because i live in massachusetts which is 3000 miles away. It would take exactley 2 days and 1 hour to get to ur house by car. which it would be so worth the drive. so hahaha just wanted to say i love you. keep kickin' it leo!!

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  23. hey leo i love u i feel like im your biggest fan im a brunet and i just love u to death i wish i could meet u but i dont think thats ever cano happen love ya soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much

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  24. Hey Leo I would love to meet u but I live in albertville Alabama
    I am a big fan and I love ur show kickin it.
    You have inspired me to take karate. But we r not able to aford it.hope I can meet u some time.
    I have no idea why I am typing this you r not going to read it .
    Love,

    Aubrey goodwin

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  25. leo is cute & I wanna meet him I'm gonna save up money to become famous but my biggest dream to be on kickin it

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    1. its not about the money you need to know karate and acting really well! But i looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove leo howard soooo much and really wish i was olivia holt

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  26. hey leo howard I think your awesome and I love your show, and do you know a person named austin howard, or alex howard, or tyler howard because I know them and if you ever get this please right back. Love your moves from kickin it, and i'm a brunette. I have been acting forever and I was just wondering if you ever get this if I could be in kickin it with you. I love your show. And i'm a girl and I don't like you because your famouse I like your personality your funny,sweet, and lots more. And i'm 11 almost 12. FROM YOU BIGGEST FAN

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  27. holaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaY.LOVE.YOU

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  28. hey leo i love your show and you.Love your moves and i think you REALLY good at karate.If you get this i was wondering if i could be on kickin it with you PLEASE!I like your personality and that your funny and funny.My favorite food is pizza!Whats your favorite food?Id like to meet you some day.I am 11 years old almoast 12. I LOVE YOU <3 Your the best YOUR BIGGEST FAN!

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  29. i love you leo your great at karate and i always wanted to join kickin it and meet you and all the cast members. your cute,sweet,nice and funny.:)i always wanted to meet you!!!
    I LOVE YOU!!!! YOUR BIGGEST FAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    :)

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  30. Dear Leo Howard I luv you and your great in the show called kickin it and I really luv you.You are lucky to have a popular life,I hope you enjoy your life and get or have a good girfriend that respects you.Oh yeah you look good your nice to someday I hope I have a boyfriend like you.

    I Luv You Leo Howard Im Your Biggest Fan,but Im not going to go crazy unless I see you in real life like in the episode Ricky Weaver.You go get em HAZARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  31. omg leo howard i love you mbig big huge fan i love you ahhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaa11!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OMG ITS YOU IM TALKING TO

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  32. Do you like kim in real life because if you do i think you should go out with her its an good idea

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  33. hey, I doubt your reading this 'cause you probably have hundreds of fans trying to get in contact with you, but I want you to know that I think you rock! I've always wanted to do karate. It looks hard...BUT FUN!! I hope one day I can meet you. I would LOVE to see your moves in person (I guess everyone would, though). May God bless you, Leo. YOU ROCK!!!

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