Born: October 18, 1954
Birthplace: Independence, Missouri, US
Arliss Howard (born Leslie Richard Howard; October 18, 1954) is an American actor, writer and film director.
Howard was born in Independence, Missouri. He graduated from Truman High School and Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri.
Howard established his career with stand-out roles in Natural Born Killers, Full Metal Jacket, and Ruby. In Till Death Us Do Part (1992), Howard 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.
Arliss 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, stars in both films. In 2010 he played Kale Ingram, a benignly duplicitous supervisor at an American intelligence agency in the cerebral 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 his wife, Debra 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 Chekov's Uncle Vanya, and Nikolái Ivánov in the playwright's Ivanov, with Winger playing the role of Anna.
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.
|1983||AfterMASH (TV)||Danny Madden||Pilot episode|
|1983||The Day After||Tom Cooper||TV movie|
|1987||Hands of a Stranger||Felix Lyttle||TV movie|
|1987||Full Metal Jacket||Pvt Cowboy|
|1988||Tequila Sunrise||Gregg Lindroff|
|1988||Plain Clothes||Nick Dunbar||Lead role|
|1989||I Know My First Name Is Steven (TV)||Kenneth Parnell|
|1990||Men Don't Leave||Charles Simon|
|1990||Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture||Raymond Eames||TV movie|
|1991||For the Boys||Dixie's husband Sgt. Michael Leonard|
|1992||Till Death Us Do Part||Vincent Bugliosi||TV movie|
|1992||Those Secrets||Simon||TV movie|
|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||The Infiltrator||Eaton||TV movie|
|1995||Wet||Bruce Lomann||Short film|
|1996||The Man Who Captured Eichmann||Peter Malkin||TV movie|
|1996||Beyond the Call||Keith O'Brien||TV movie|
|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|
|1997||Old Man||J.J. Taylor||TV movie|
|1998||The Lesser Evil||Ivan Williams|
|1999||A Map of the World||Paul Reverdy|
|1999||You Know My Name||Wiley||TV movie|
|2001||Big Bad Love||Barlow||also director and writer|
|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|
|2007||Awake||Dr. Jonathan Neyer|
|2009||The Time Traveler's Wife||Richard DeTamble|
|2010||Rubicon||Kale Ingram||TV series|
|2013||True Blood||Truman Burrell||Season 6, main cast|
|2015||Concussion||Dr. Joseph Maroon|
|2017||When We Rise||Theodore Olson||Part IV|