Leslie Richard Howard
October 18, 1954
|Alma mater||Columbia College|
|Occupation||Actor, writer, film director|
Leslie Richard "Arliss" Howard (born October 18, 1954) is an American actor, writer and film director.
Howard was born in Independence, Missouri and has a sister, Joy Howard, and two younger brothers, Jim Howard (b. 1956) and Kip Howard. He graduated from Truman High School and Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri.
Howard established his career with roles in Natural Born Killers, Full Metal Jacket, and Ruby. In Till Death Us Do Part (1992), he portrayed author and attorney Vincent Bugliosi, who led the prosecution in the Tate-LaBianca murder trial. In 1997, he co-starred in Jurassic Park's sequel, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, as Hammond's conniving nephew Peter Ludlow, a greedy and manipulative businessman.
Howard has had a recurring role in the CBS weekly drama series Medium and has directed several episodes. He also starred in and directed the films Big Bad Love and Dawn Anna, both co-written with James Howard, his brother. His wife, Debra Winger, starred in both films. In 2010 he played Kale Ingram, a benignly duplicitous supervisor at an American intelligence agency, in the TV series Rubicon, which was canceled by AMC after 13 episodes. Howard appeared in the 2011 feature Moneyball.
Howard has extensive stage credits, including a role in the 2009 revival of August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone on Broadway. He has appeared in several productions at the American Repertory Theatre (ART) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, including Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive, with Winger, and Bertolt Brecht's In the Jungle of the Cities, directed by Robert Woodruff. He was also seen as Mikhail Lvovich Astrov in Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, and Nikolai Ivanov in Chekhov's Ivanov, with Winger playing the role of Anna.
Howard joined the cast for a CBS political drama pilot titled Ways & Means with Patrick Dempsey in June 2020 during the extent of paying cast pilots.
Howard is married to actress Debra Winger. He has two sons, Sam Howard (born 1987) from his previous marriage to talent agent Karen Sellars, and Gideon "Babe" Howard (born 1997) with Winger.
|1987||Full Metal Jacket||Sergeant 'Cowboy' Evans|
|1988||Tequila Sunrise||Gregg Lindroff|
|1988||Plain Clothes||Nick Dunbar||Lead role|
|1990||Men Don't Leave||Charles Simon|
|1991||For the Boys||Dixie's Husband Sergeant Michael Leonard|
|1993||Wilder Napalm||Wilder Foudroyant|
|1993||The Sandlot||Older Scotty Smalls||Uncredited|
|1994||Natural Born Killers||Owen Traft, Mickey & Mallory's Guardian Angel / The Demon||Uncredited|
|1995||To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar||Virgil|
|1995||Wet||Bruce Lomann||Short film|
|1996||Tales of Erotica||Bruce Lomann||Re-release of "Wet" as a segment|
|1997||Amistad||John C. Calhoun|
|1997||The Lost World: Jurassic Park||Peter Ludlow|
|1998||The Lesser Evil||Ivan Williams|
|1999||A Map of the World||Paul Reverdy|
|2001||Big Bad Love||Barlow||also director and writer|
|2007||Awake||Dr. Jonathan Neyer|
|2009||The Time Traveler's Wife||Richard DeTamble|
|2015||Concussion||Dr. Joseph Maroon|
|2017||The Boy Downstairs||Diana's Father|
|2020||Mank||Louis B. Mayer|
|2021||With/In: Volume 2||Also director and writer|
|1983||AfterMASH||Danny Madden||Pilot episode|
|1983||The Day After||Tom Cooper||TV movie|
|1989||I Know My First Name Is Steven||Kenneth Parnell||Uncredited|
|1987||Hands of a Stranger||Felix Lyttle||TV movie|
|1990||Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture||Raymond Eames||TV movie|
|1992||Till Death Us Do Part||Vincent Bugliosi||TV movie|
|1992||Those Secrets||Simon||TV movie|
|1995||The Infiltrator||Eaton||TV movie|
|1996||The Man Who Captured Eichmann||Peter Malkin||TV movie|
|1996||Beyond the Call||Keith O'Brien||TV movie|
|1997||Old Man||J.J. Taylor||TV movie|
|1999||You Know My Name||Wiley||TV movie|
|2001||The Song of the Lark||Dr. Howard Archie||TV movie|
|2003||Word of Honor||J.D. Runnells||TV movie|
|2005||Dawn Anna||TV movie; Director|
|2005–2007||Medium||Captain Kenneth Push|
|2013||True Blood||Truman Burrell||Season 6, main cast|
|2017||When We Rise||Theodore Olson||Part IV|
|2020||Manhunt: Deadly Games||Earl Embry||Main cast|
|TBD||Ways & Means||TBA||Main cast|