Andrew Howard
Howard in 2016
Born (1969-06-12) 12 June 1969 (age 51)
Cardiff, Wales, U.K.
Years active1994–present

Andrew Howard (born June 12, 1969 in Cardiff, Wales) is a Welsh theatre, television and film actor.


Howard trained at Cygnet Training Theatre in Exeter in the late 1980s, touring in productions of A Christmas Carol, Twelfth Night, Beggar's Opera and Peer Gynt among others.



On stage roles included Alex DeLarge in A Clockwork Orange,[1] Peer Gynt in Peer Gynt, Orestes in Electra at theatres, including The Royal National Theatre (London) and The Donmar Warehouse (London).


Howard has made notable appearances in several major productions, including the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers and the Guy Ritchie caper Revolver, as well as costarring alongside Patrick Stewart and Glenn Close in the 2003 TV movie The Lion in Winter.[2] He played "Bad" Frank Phillips in History Channel's Hatfields & McCoys.[3]

In 2001, Howard was awarded best actor at the Tokyo International Film Festival for his portrayal of Jon in Mr In-Between.[4] He co-wrote the screenplay for Shooters, a 2002 British crime drama in which he also starred.[2] In 2009, he played Thomas Luster in the thriller film Luster under the direction from Adam Mason.[5]

In 2009, he was also in the film Blood River,[6] for which Howard won Best Actor Award at the Honolulu Film Festival and the Jack Nance Breakthrough Performance Award at the New York Film Festival Downtown. In 2011, he starred in Limitless, a film by Neil Burger originally titled The Dark Fields.[7]

In 2014, he played a supporting role as the lead Russian henchman, Maxim, in Taken 3.[1] Since 2015, he has appeared in the television series Bates Motel as Will Decody, who was originally portrayed by actor Ian Hart in the first season.[8]

In 2020, he played Stephen in Tenet. In the same year, he starred as Officer Merk, a racist NYPD officer, in the short film Two Distant Strangers.



Year Film Role Notes
1999 The Cherry Orchard Trofimov
1999 Shades Dylan Cole
2000 Rancid Aluminium Trevor
2001 Mr In-Between Jon
2002 Shooters J
2002 Moonlight Gang Leader
2002 Below Hoag
2003 The Lion in Winter Richard the Lionheart
2004 One Perfect Day Hector Lee
2005 Heights Ian
2005 The Last Drop Capt. Edward Banks
2005 Revolver Billy
2006 The Devil's Chair Nick West
2007 Cassandra's Dream Jerry
2008 Love Me Still Mickey Ronson
2009 Luster Thomas Luster
2009 Blood River Joseph [9]
2010 I Spit on Your Grave Sheriff Storch [7][10]
2011 Limitless Gennady
2011 The Hangover Part II Nikolai
2014 Taken 3 Maxim
2014 Squatters Ronald
2016 True Memoirs of an International Assassin Anton Masovich
2017 CHiPs Arnaud
2018 Truth or Dare Randall Himoff
2019 Anna Oleg
2020 Tenet Stephen
2020 Songbird Q-Zone Escapee
2020 Two Distant Strangers Officer Merk Short film


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Band of Brothers Capt. Clarence Hester 2 episodes
2007 Suspect Stella TV movie
2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Luke Ronson Episode: "Smoked"
2011 CSI Johannes Desmoot Episode: "A Kiss Before Frying"
2011 Burn Notice Tavian Khorza 3 episodes
2012 Hatfields & McCoys "Bad" Frank Phillips TV miniseries
2012–2013 NCIS: Los Angeles Dmitri Greshnev 2 episodes
2013 Copper Mr. O'Rourke 3 episodes
2013 Boardwalk Empire August Tucker Episode: "Acres of Diamonds"
2013 Ironside Ricky Tybor Episode: "Hell on Wheels"
2014 Elementary Devin Gasper Episode: "The Diabolical Kind"
2014 The After McCormick TV movie
2014 Banshee Quentin Episode: "Armies of One"
2014 The Blacklist Milo Episode: "Berlin (No. 8): Conclusion"
2014–2015 Hell on Wheels Dandy Johnny Shea 7 episodes
2015 The Lizzie Borden Chronicles Billy Borden 2 episodes
2015 Proof Randall Mason Episode: "Redemption"
2015 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Luther Banks Recurring role, 6 episodes
2015 Agent X Nicolas Volker / Raymond Marks Recurring role, 8 episodes
2015–2016 Bates Motel Will Decody Recurring role, 8 episodes
2017 24: Legacy Gabriel Episode: "4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m."
2017 The Brave Ranier Boothe Episode: "The Greater Good"
2018–2019 The Outpost Marshal Withers Main role
2019 The Oath Kraley 5 episodes
2019 Watchmen Red Scare Main role
2020 Perry Mason Detective Ennis TV miniseries



  1. ^ a b Williams, Kathryn (14 January 2015). "Learn more about Taken 3 star, Cardiff's Andrew Howard". walesonline. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b "BBC NEWS | Wales | Actor reprises Hopkins' Lionheart role". BBC. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Welsh actor Andrew Howard on his role in American miniseries Hatfields & McCoys". walesonline. 19 October 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  4. ^ Barton, Steve (5 April 2010). "Andrew Howard Brings Evil to The Dark Fields". Dread Central. Retrieved 10 November 2011.
  5. ^ Miska, Brad (2 November 2009). "AFM '09: 'Puppet Master: Axis of Evil', 'Luster' and 'Dark House'". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 10 November 2011.
  6. ^ "Pete's Peek | Welcome to Blood River. Are you ready to repent? | Movie Talk | What's on TV". What' s on TV. 5 August 2010. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  7. ^ a b Miska, Brad (5 April 2010). "'I Spit on Your Grave' Villain Takes Evil Role in 'The Dark Fields'". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 6 November 2011.
  8. ^ "Bates Motel: "The Last Supper" Review". Geek Binge. 21 April 2015. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  9. ^ "BLOOD RIVER « Cast". Revolver Entertainment. Archived from the original on 31 March 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2011.
  10. ^ Decker, Sean (30 November 2010). "Exclusive: Rodney Eastman Talks I Spit On Your Grave Plus Image!". Dread Central. Retrieved 7 November 2011.