Terrence Dashon Howard (born March 11, 1969) is an American actor and singer who played Louis Russ in Mr. Holland's Opus and provided the voice of James in Disney's The Princess and the Frog.


  • He was first casted to reprise his role as James Rhodes/War Machine in the sequel Iron Man 2 but Marvel was planning to decrease his pay for the sequel being the highest-paid actor. Terrence than left and Cheadle was contacted to replace him with only hours to respond which he subsequently accepted and Cheadle portrayed the character for the sequel and future films.
  • He is the first actor to be cast in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Disney Role