Howie Dorough Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Howie Dorough Quick Info
Height5 ft 7 in
Weight70 kg
Date of BirthAugust 22, 1973
Zodiac SignLeo
SpouseLeigh Boniello

Howie Dorough is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. He is best known for being a member of the popular music group called the Backstreet Boys formed in the early 1990s. Along with the band, he has released several superhit songs which include Quit Playing Games With My Heart, Everybody (Backstreet’s Back), As Long as You Love Me, I Want It That Way, and Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely.

Born Name

Howard Dwaine Dorough

Nick Name

Howie Dorough, Latin Lover, Howie D, Sweet D

Howie Dorough while performing at Kiss concert in December 2005
Howie Dorough while performing at Kiss concert in December 2005 (Joel Telling / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Orlando, Florida, United States




Howie attended the Edgewater High School. He further went to Valencia College.


Singer, Songwriter, Actor


  • Father – Hoke Dwaine Dorough
  • Mother – Paula Flores
  • Siblings – Caroline Dorough-Cochran (Sister) (Died in 1998)
  • Others – Hoke Smith Dorough (Paternal Grandfather), Lizzie Corrine Singletary (Paternal Grandmother)


Howie is represented by Dorough Brothers, LLC.


Pop, CCM, Dance-Pop, R&B, Teen Pop, Pop Rock, Adult Contemporary


Vocals, Guitar, Bass Guitar


K-BAHN, RCA Records, Avex Inc., Legacy Recordings (Former)




5 ft 7 in or 170 cm


70 kg or 154 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Howie has dated –

  1. Claudia Opdenkelder (1999-2000) – Howie was romantically involved with Dutch model Claudia Opdenkelder for a year. They broke up in 2000.
  2. Leigh Boniello – Howie was in a long term relationship with Leigh Boniello and the couple got married on December 8, 2007, in a private Catholic ceremony. They welcomed their first child, a son named James Hoke Dorough, on May 6, 2009, and their second son, Holden John Dorough, was born on February 16, 2013.
Howie Dorough with his family in August 2018
Howie Dorough with his family in August 2018 (Howie Dorough / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Multiracial (Hispanic & White)

He has Puerto Rican ancestry on his mother’s side and is of Irish-American descent on his father’s side.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Wide forehead

Brand Endorsements

Howie has done endorsement work for brands like –

  • Old Navy
  • Burger King
  • NetOnNet
  • Walt Disney World
Howie Dorough as seen while performing in Newcastle Arena in April 2012
Howie Dorough as seen while performing in Newcastle Arena in April 2012 (Laura / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)



Best Known For

Being a member of the popular music group, Backstreet Boys, formed in the early 1990s

First Album

As a member of Backstreet Boys, he released his debut studio album, Backstreet Boys, on May 6, 1996. The album peaked at number 1 on music charts in countries like Austria, Canada, Germany, and Switzerland.

First Film

Howie made his theatrical film debut in the comedy-drama film, Parenthood, in 1989. However, his role went uncredited.

He made his credited theatrical film debut in the disaster black comedy film, This Is the End, in 2013.

First TV Show

His first TV show appearance was in the comedy series, Welcome Freshmen, in 1990.

Howie Dorough with Tiger Woods (Center) and Nick Carter (Right) in Vegas in May 2018
Howie Dorough with Tiger Woods (Center) and Nick Carter (Right) in Vegas in May 2018 (Howie Dorough / Instagram)

Howie Dorough Facts

  1. Howie has been a music maniac ever since he was 3 and would jump on his grandparents’ bed while singing the song, Babyface, with his toy guitar.
  2. At the age of 6 or 7, he used to sing in the mass in the church choir and got cast for his first role in the musical adaptation of The Wizard of Oz as a singer and actor.
  3. His mother, impressed by his talents, enrolled him in children’s community theater and admitted him in the performing arts academy to take singing and acting lessons followed by dance lessons in classical ballet, tap, and jazz.
  4. Besides performing in the school choir and talent shows, he also appeared in several school productions including a school TV show called Macho & Camacho.
  5. Howie appeared in a Walt Disney World commercial under the stage name Tony Donetti.
  6. After completing high school, he auditioned for Backstreet Boys but, unfortunately, they misplaced his contact information and it took them 6 months to locate him.

Featured Image by Joel Telling / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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