On Big Brother 6, his secret partner was Rachel Plencner. He was known mostly for his loud mouth and heated arguments with members of The Friendship Alliance, most notably April Lewis, and being manipulated by The Friendship alliance leader Maggie Ausburn into targeting his alliance members James Rhine and Sarah Hrejsa during his HoH reign in week 5. Howie was nominated alongside his last remaining ally, Janelle, during the second half of the second Double Eviction, and when Janelle won the PoV and took herself off the block, Howie became The Friendship's new target. He was evicted when HOH Ivette Corredero cast the tie-breaker vote against him. He placed 5th and was the fifth member of the jury.
Howie was chosen by Big Brother fans to return for Big Brother 7. He stuck with his Sovereign Six alliance, being the only one of the four to not win HOH. He was also remembered for his obsession and playful banter with housemate Will Kirby. In Week 7, Howie was betrayed by his "Jedi Padawan" George Allen Boswell, the current HOH, and was evicted during the first half of the Double Eviction by a vote of 3 to 2, placing 8th and becoming the second member of the jury.
Howie Gordon (born January 7, 1971) was born at Illinois Masonic Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. In his early 20s, Gordon attended Southern Illinois University as a student. A year later he attended the University of South Florida in Tampa. After college, he went into sales. Ultimately he hoped to become a meteorologist. Howie Gordon graduated with a degree in Meteorology in 2010 and is presently applying for positions in Meteorology. He currently works in sales and lives in Chicago, Illinois.