Joe Howard (actor)

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Joe Howard
Born (1948-11-24) November 24, 1948 (age 69)
Yonkers, New York, U.S.
Years active 1980present
Spouse(s) Sharon Howard (19752010) (her death)
Children Jeremy Howard

Joe Howard (born November 24, 1948) is an American actor known for his role as George Frankly on Square One TV's Mathnet . Beyond seven years as George Frankly, a role for which he beat out Phil Hartman, he has a long career as a character actor. [1] He is otherwise best known for his roles in Grumpy Old Men and The World's Fastest Indian . Howard has also had a long career on stage. [2] [3] He is the father of actor Jeremy Howard.

<i>Mathnet</i> US television program

Mathnet is a segment on the children's television show Square One Television.

Phil Hartman Canadian-American actor, comedian, screenwriter and graphic artist

Philip Edward Hartmann, better known as Phil Hartman, was a Canadian-American actor, comedian, screenwriter and graphic artist. Born in Brantford, Ontario, Hartman and his family moved to the United States in 1958. After graduating from California State University, Northridge, with a degree in graphic arts, he designed album covers for bands like Poco and America. Hartman joined the comedy group The Groundlings in 1975 and there helped comedian Paul Reubens develop his character Pee-wee Herman. Hartman co-wrote the screenplay for the film Pee-wee's Big Adventure and made recurring appearances as Captain Carl on Reubens' show Pee-wee's Playhouse.

<i>Grumpy Old Men</i> (film) 1993 American romantic comedy film directed by Donald Petrie

Grumpy Old Men is a 1993 American romantic comedy film starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Ann-Margret, with Burgess Meredith, Daryl Hannah, Kevin Pollak, Ossie Davis and Buck Henry. Directed by Donald Petrie, the screenplay was written by Mark Steven Johnson, who also wrote the sequel, Grumpier Old Men (1995).



YearFilmRoleOther notes
2012 Lost on Purpose Petitioner
2011 The Mentalist (TV series)Butler / Harrison
Hot in Cleveland (TV series)Amish Man
Chuck (TV series)Elderly Man
2010 Today's Temp (short)Brother Bob
2009 The Jay Leno Show (TV series)ACORN Politician
Un-broke: What You Need To Know About Money (TV movie)Chief Banker
Criminal Minds (TV series)Russ Daniels
Dollhouse (TV series)Old Dr. Saunders
Days of Our Lives (TV series)Justice of the Peace
2008 General Hospital: Night Shift (TV series)Frank Deerborn
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV series)Logan Martin
The L Word (TV series)Production Cop
2007 'Til Death (TV series)Priest
Believers (Video)Older Cult Man
The Cure (TV movie)The Announcer
2006 Ghost Whisperer (TV series)Clive Slade
My Name Is Earl (TV series)Man on Street
Murder 101 (TV movie)Professor Winslow
2005 The World's Fastest Indian Otto
The Young and the Restless (TV series)Clerk / Lottery Clerk
Detective (TV movie)Clerk / Lottery Clerk
The West Wing (TV series)Connors
2004 The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story (TV movie)Lee Peterson
Strong Medicine (TV series)Dr. Dosterfrom 2002 to 2004
The O.C. (TV series)Robert Mills
2003 House of Sand and Fog Appraiser
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV series)Minister
Anger Management Husband at Table
Expert Witness (TV movie)Father Hudson
2002 Boston Public (TV series)Minister Smiley
2001 Unsolved Mysteries (TV series)Convenience Store Owner / Prosecutorfrom 1998 to 2001
The Huntress (TV series)Chief
Three Sisters (TV series)Auctioneer
Family Law (TV series)Jury Foreman
Dawn of Our Nation (TV movie)Maj. John Buttrick
Van HookKip's Dad
2000 Titus (TV series)Judge
The Practice (TV series)Despairing Relative / Fatherfrom 1999 to 2000
1999 Chicken Soup for the Soul (TV series) (TV series)Uncle Freddie
Passions (TV series)Jerry
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series)Priest
1998 Frasier Ticket Seller
1997 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (TV series)Estate Agent Russ
1993 Grumpy Old Men Pharmacist
1987 Square One TV (TV series)Officer George Franklyfrom 1987 to 1992
1992 The Mighty Ducks Court Clerk
Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 (TV movie)Dr. Michael Wolpert
1987 Mathnet (TV series)Officer George Franklyfrom 1987 to 1992
1990 Lifestories (TV series)Dr. Abrahamfrom 1990 to 1991
Mancuso, FBI (TV series)Galpin
1987 Six Against the Rock (TV movie)Officer Cliff Fish
1986 Moonlighting (TV series)Doctor
1985 Trapper John, M.D. Dr. Bradshaw
1983 The Powers of Matthew Star (TV series)Technician
1980 Mork & Mindy (TV series)Veterinarian

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