Actor and former NFL defensive end Howie Long was born in 1960 in Massachusetts. Howie Long was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in 1981, and went on to win the Super Bowl XVIII title as defensive end in 1983, ultimately enjoying a stellar career until his retirement in 1993. At that point, Long switched to a career in film, appearing in a number of starring roles in films, including: Broken Arrow, Firestorm, and 3000 Miles to Graceland. His television advertising appearances have also become legendary, appearing in such commercials for: Nike, Campbell’s, Radio Shack, Chevrolet, Pizza Hut, Kraft, and the Bud Bowl campaign, to name a few. Howie Long is also an active supporter of a number of philanthropic and charitable causes, and he serves as a volunteer for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, being an alumnus of the organization himself.