Steve Howey (actor)

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Steven Michael Robert Howey

(1977-07-12) July 12, 1977 (age 41)
Years active1994–present
Sarah Shahi (m. 2009)

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 .

Actor person who acts in a dramatic or comic production and works in film, television, theatre, or radio

An actor is a person who portrays a character in a performance. The actor performs "in the flesh" in the traditional medium of the theatre or in modern media such as film, radio, and television. The analogous Greek term is ὑποκριτής (hupokritḗs), literally "one who answers". The actor's interpretation of their role—the art of acting—pertains to the role played, whether based on a real person or fictional character. Interpretation occurs even when the actor is "playing themselves", as in some forms of experimental performance art.

The WB defunct American broadcast TV network followed by defunct Internet-only service

The WB Television Network was an American television network that was first launched on broadcast television on January 11, 1995, as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. Entertainment division of AT&T's WarnerMedia and the Tribune Broadcasting subsidiary of the Tribune Company, with the former acting as controlling partner. The network principally aired programs targeting teenagers and young adults between the ages of 13 and 34, with the exception of its weekday daytime and Saturday morning program block, Kids' WB, which was geared toward children ages 7 to 12.

The CW American broadcast television network

The CW Television Network is an American English-language free-to-air television network that is operated by the CW Network, LLC, a limited liability joint venture between CBS Corporation, the former owners of United Paramount Network (UPN); and AT&T, whose WarnerMedia subsidiary is the parent company of Warner Bros., former majority owner of The WB. The network's name is an abbreviation derived from the first letters of the names of its two parent corporations.


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]

Northeastern Junior College

Northeastern Junior College (NJC) is a public community college in Sterling, Colorado. It is a member college of the Colorado Community College System.

Sterling, Colorado City in Colorado, United States

Sterling is a home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Logan County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 14,777 at the 2010 census.

Basketball team sport played on a court with baskets on either end

Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the defender's hoop while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop. A field goal is worth two points, unless made from behind the three-point line, when it is worth three. After a foul, timed play stops and the player fouled or designated to shoot a technical foul is given one or more one-point free throws. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but if regulation play expires with the score tied, an additional period of play (overtime) is mandated.


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 ]

<i>ER</i> (TV series) American medical drama television series (1994-2009)

ER is an American medical drama television series created by novelist and medical doctor Michael Crichton that aired on NBC from September 19, 1994, to April 2, 2009, with a total of 331 episodes spanning over 15 seasons. It was produced by Constant c Productions and Amblin Television, in association with Warner Bros. Television. ER follows the inner life of the emergency room (ER) of fictional County General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, and various critical issues faced by the room's physicians and staff. The show is the second longest-running primetime medical drama in American television history behind Grey's Anatomy, and the 4th longest medical drama across the globe. It won 23 Primetime Emmy Awards, including the 1996 Outstanding Drama Series award, and received 124 Emmy nominations. ER won 116 awards in total, including the Peabody Award, while the cast earned four Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Drama Series. As of 2014, ER has grossed over $3 billion in television revenue.

<i>The Drew Carey Show</i> american sitcom

The Drew Carey Show is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from September 13, 1995 to September 8, 2004, and was set in Cleveland, Ohio, and revolved around the retail office and home life of "everyman" Drew Carey, a fictionalized version of the actor.

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.

<i>Reba</i> (TV series) TV series

Reba is an American sitcom starring Reba McEntire that aired on The WB from October 5, 2001, to May 5, 2006, and on The CW from November 19, 2006, to February 18, 2007. Most episodes were filmed in front of a live studio audience.

Reba McEntire American country music artist and actress

Reba Nell McEntire is an American country singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. She began her career in the music industry as a high school student singing in the Kiowa High School band, on local radio shows with her siblings, and at rodeos. While a sophomore in college at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, she performed the National Anthem at the National Rodeo in Oklahoma City and caught the attention of country artist Red Steagall who brought her to Nashville, Tennessee. She signed a contract with Mercury Records a year later in 1975. She released her first solo album in 1977 and released five additional studio albums under the label until 1983.

A music video is a short film that integrates a song with imagery, and is produced for promotional or artistic purposes. Modern music videos are primarily made and used as a marketing device intended to promote the sale of music recordings. There are also cases where songs are used in tie-in marketing campaigns that allow them to become more than just a song. Tie-ins and merchandising can be used for toys or for food or other products. Although the origins of the music video date back to musical short films that first appeared in the 1920s, they again came into prominence in the 1980s when the channel MTV based their format around the medium. Prior to the 1980s, these kinds of videos were described by various terms including "illustrated song", "filmed insert", "promotional (promo) film", "promotional clip", "promotional video", "song video", "song clip" or "film clip".

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 ]

Action film is a film genre in which the protagonist or protagonists are thrust into a series of challenges that typically include violence, extended fighting, physical feats, and frantic chases. Action films tend to feature a resourceful hero struggling against incredible odds, which include life-threatening situations, a villain, or a pursuit which usually concludes in victory for the hero. Advancements in CGI have made it cheaper and easier to create action sequences and other visual effects that required the efforts of professional stunt crews in the past. However, reactions to action films containing significant amounts of CGI have been mixed, as films that use computer animations to create unrealistic, highly unbelievable events are often met with criticism. While action has long been a recurring component in films, the "action film" genre began to develop in the 1970s along with the increase of stunts and special effects. Common action scenes in films are generally, but not limited to, car chases, fighting and gunplay or shootouts.

<i>Supercross</i> (film) 2005 film by Steve Boyum

Supercross is a 2005 American action film directed by Steve Boyum and starring Steve Howey and Mike Vogel. The film is a mixture of youthful relationships set in the intense world of professional Supercross.

<i>DOA: Dead or Alive</i> 2006 film by Corey Yuen

DOA: Dead or Alive is a 2006 British-German-American martial arts action film loosely based on the Tecmo/Team Ninja fighting game series Dead or Alive. Directed by Corey Yuen and written by J. F. Lawton and Adam and Seth Gross, it features an ensemble cast led by Jaime Pressly, Holly Valance, Sarah Carter, Natassia Malthe and Devon Aoki.

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]

Shameless is an American comedy-drama television series developed by John Wells, which debuted on Showtime on January 9, 2011. It is an adaptation of Paul Abbott's British series of the same name and features an ensemble cast led by William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum. The show is set in the South Side of Chicago and filmed throughout the city, as well as Los Angeles.

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]

Shahi mentioned that Howey is of Scottish descent on an episode of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson . [13]



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


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 96 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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