Steve Howey (actor)

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Steve Howey in 2011
Steven Michael Robert Howey

(1977-07-12) July 12, 1977 (age 42)
Years active1994–present
Sarah Shahi (m. 20092020)

Steven Michael Robert Howey (born July 12, 1977 in San Antonio, Texas) is an American film and television actor. [1] He is known for his roles as Van Montgomery on The WB/CW television series Reba , and Kevin Ball on the Showtime series Shameless. Howey has also appeared in the films Supercross , DOA: Dead or Alive , Bride Wars , Game Over, Man! , and Something Borrowed .


Early life and education

Howey moved from Texas to Denver, Colorado in high school, and later attended Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colorado for two years on a basketball scholarship. [2] [3] [4]


Howey has guest-starred on various TV shows including ER (1994) and The Drew Carey Show The X-files season 5 episode 8 (1995). He also starred in and produced the independent film Class (1998), which was written and directed by his father and was accepted into the Denver International Film Festival.[ citation needed ]

In 2001, Howey got his first starring role in a series when he was cast as Van Montgomery in the show Reba . Howey stayed with the show until it ended in 2007. He also appeared in Reba McEntire's music video Every Other Weekend, with his Reba co-star Joanna García. He also did a cameo in Broad City.

In 2005, he starred in the action film Supercross as K.C. Carlyle, an MX racer. Howey also played Weatherby in the movie DOA: Dead or Alive , alongside Jaime Pressly and Eric Roberts. [5] In 2009, he starred in Bride Wars , with Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson (with whom he also starred in the 2011 movie Something Borrowed , once again as her love interest). Howey also portrayed the title role in the 2009 film, Stan Helsing . [6] That same year, Howey also appeared in the web series CTRL playing Ben Piller. He has also appeared on the show Psych .[ citation needed ]

In summer 2010, Howey joined the cast of the Showtime dramedy Shameless , as Kevin Ball, a series regular. Season 2 premiered January 8, 2012, with Howey remaining a main cast member. [7]

In 2013, Howey guest starred on an episode of Fox's New Girl entitled "TinFinity" as Jax, a professional football player and love interest of Jess (Zooey Deschanel). [8]

Personal life

Howey is married to actress Sarah Shahi. [9] The two became engaged in June 2007, while vacationing in Hawaii and married on February 7, 2009, in Las Vegas. In July 2009, they had their first child, a son. [10] Shahi had an at-home water birth. [11] In March 2015, Shahi again home birthed their twins, a daughter and son. [12] Howey and Shahi filed for divorce in May 2020. [13]

Shahi mentioned that Howey is of Scottish descent on an episode of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson . [14]



2005 Supercross K.C. Carlyle
2006 DOA: Dead or Alive Weatherby
2009 Bride Wars Daniel Williams
2009 Still Waiting... AgnewVideo
2009 Stan Helsing Stan Helsing
2011 Conception Joel
2011 Losing Control Terry
2011 Something Borrowed Marcus
2012Monster RollBrodyShort
2013 Wrong Cops Sandy / Michael
2014 In Your Eyes Bo Soames
2015 See You in Valhalla Makewi
2016Love on the RunRick
2018 Game Over, Man! Rich
2018Making BabiesJohn KellyPost-production
2019 Stuber Felix


1999 Pacific Blue N/AEpisode: "Silicone Valley of the Dolls"
1999–2000 Totally Tooned In NarratorUnknown episodes
2000 Get Real Chris DeFalcoEpisode: "Falling from Grace"
2000 ER Quarterback ElizeyEpisode: "Homecoming"
2000 The Drew Carey Show StudentEpisode: "Be Drew to Your School"
2001 Any Day Now TroyEpisode: "Everyone Deserves to be Loved"
2001–2007 Reba Van Montgomery125 episodes
2006 Twins ZackEpisode: "Blast from the Past"
2007The BeastTy TroopTelevision movie
2008Five Year PlanMickeyTelevision movie
2009 Surviving Suburbia BrockEpisode: "Three End Tables"
2009 Ctrl Ben Piller10 episodes
2010State of RomanceMikeEpisode: "Pilot"
2010 Psych DerekEpisode: "Thrill Seekers and Hell Raisers"
2011 Love Bites KellEpisode: "Firsts"
2011–present Shameless Kevin Ball 122 episodes
2013 New Girl Jax McTavishEpisode: "Tinfinity"
2013 Sons of Anarchy Hopper3 episodes
2014 Jennifer Falls FrankEpisode: "The Virginity Thief"
2014Where's This Party?Marco SantiniTelevision movie
2015 Workaholics Blue Knight DeMampEpisode: "Gramps DeMamp Is Dead"
2017Blue & GreenMichiga'nTelevision movie
2017 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Andy "Monster" McPhersonEpisode: "Intent"
2018 SEAL Team Danny Cooper3 episodes
2019 Dead to Me JasonEpisode: "I've Gotta Get Away"

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