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making his debut on The WB as the engaging stand-in Dave on Grosse
Pointe, Howard returns to the network as the lovable if slightly
irresponsible Chris in the new comedy Run of the House.
was born and raised in the small town of Loveland, Colorado, and
knew from an early age that he wanted to be an actor. He appeared
in his first play in eighth grade and continued performing in school
plays and community theater until landing his first professional
role during his junior year of high school.
a fateful trip to Los Angeles for pilot season with a group of other
young Colorado actors, Howard landed his first job - a Coca-Cola
commercial. While filming the commercial, he learned that he had
also been cast in the lead role as an admirer of Jennifer Love Hewitt's
character in the feature film comedy House Arrest, also co-starring
Jamie Lee Curtis.
House Arrest, Howard continued to travel back and forth between
Colorado and Los Angeles for work before graduating early in his
senior year and relocating to California permanently. Since then,
he has starred in the sleeper hit Orange County with Colin Hanks,
Baby Geniuses with Kathleen Turner and the independent films Address
Unknown and Paper Brigade. Howard also just wrapped production on
the indie film Easy Six.
has been a regular on two television series, playing the captain's
(Robert Urich) son in The Love Boat: The Next Wave and starring
in the comedy Opposite Sex. Additional credits include guest-starring
roles in such highly successful series such as The WB's What I Like
About You, The Drew Carey Show, Friends, Boston Public, Chicago
Hope and Home Improvement.
currently lives in Los Angeles. When not working he enjoys golfing,
surfing and playing guitar.