Howie D. gave himself away at age three when he jumped onto his grandmother's bed and belted out his very first rendition of the old standard, "Baby Face." Today, it's really easy to pick Howie D. out of this crowd--he's the one with the high-flying falsettos. Half-Irish, half-Puerto Rican, Howie D. loves being in the group.
Born in Orlando, the last of five siblings, Howie D. has sung in choir, performed in community theater (Sound Of Music, Showboat, Camelot), commercials (Disney World), a Nickelodeon pilot (Welcome Freshman), and the films Parenthood and Cop And A Half. A professionally trained dancer, Howie D. loves to take his hip-hop routines to the local clubs and also enjoys swimming, water sports and ball.
Some Tid Bits
Full Name: Howard Dwaine Dorough
Born: August 22, 1973, Orlando, FL
Astrological Sign: Leo
Nickname: Howie D, Latin Lover, Sweet-D
Pets: A cat named "Missy"
Pastimes: Weight lifting, water skiing, dancing, racquetball, and seeing movies.
Family: Howie is the last of 5. His siblings are: John, Pollyana, Caroline and Angie.
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Food: Asian
Favorite Movie: Outsiders
Favorite Groups: Jon Secada and Bobby Brown
Favorite Stars: Tom Hanks
Favorite School Subject: Math
His Ideal Lady: He likes supportive, up-beat ambitious
girls. "I like someone who is always looking at things in a positive way, someone who knows what she wants in life and how to go about getting it."
Jobs: Howie had roles in Cop and a Half and Parenthood, a commercial for Disney World and lots of community theater.
"Side Note": Howie is half Puerto-Rican and half Irish and speaks Spanish fluently.
He's Most Likely to: Invite you for a moonlight walk along the beach. Howie is a hopeless romantic at heart.