Brian Howe - Episode 331

Steve Cooper talks with actor Brian Howe. Brian is typically cast as an American everyman in many ways, the most challenging of roles to play. After spending time in stage productions in Boston he began his TV career during the mid-'90s, as an occasional guest player on episodes of such series as Law & Order and Spencer for Hire and the short-lived sitcom The Bonnie Hunt Show. He re-teamed with the venerable Hunt for a small role in his first feature, which the actress directed: the romantic comedy Return to Me. Supporting turns in an uneven series of films ensued, ranging from K-PAX to Steven Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can. He later was cast in the short-lived sitcom A Minute With Stan Hooper then landed a trio of supporting roles in A-list films during 2006: one in the Robin William's in RV, another with Will Smith in The Pursuit of Happyness and a third in Tony Scott's Deja Vu. Clint Eastwood cast him in the 2008 drama Gran Torino. He appeared in the 2011 action film I Am Number Four, and in 2012 Howe appeared as Randy Scheunemann in the made-for-HBO docudrama Game Change. He recently had a recurring role in HBO's hit The Newsroom and can be seen on the new season of Showtime's House of Lies.

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