Christopher Thomas Howell, born December 7, 1966, known as C. Thomas Howell, is an American actor and director. He has starred in the films The Outsiders, The Hitcher, Grandview U.S.A., Red Dawn, Secret Admirer, and Soul Man; he has also appeared in Gettysburg as Colonel Thomas Chamberlain, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox.

He portrays Ash Spenser on SEAL Team (TV Series).