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Arliss Howard

Arliss Howard has worked on a wide range of films with some of the industry's most renowned directors. His credits include roles in The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Amistad, both directed by Steven Spielberg; Beeban Kidron's To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar; Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers; Robert Towne's Tequila Sunrise; and Full Metal Jacket, for director Stanley Kubrik.

Howard's additional film work includes Birth, with Nicole Kidman; Dandelion, opposite Mare Winningham; A Map of the World, starring Sigourney Weaver and Julianne Moore; Johns; Wilder Napalm, with Dennis Quaid; and Men Don't Leave, opposite Jessica Lange.

On the small screen, Howard had a recurring role on the series Medium. He first gained attention with his role in ABC's acclaimed 1983 telefilm The Day After, about the aftermath of a nuclear disaster. He later won a Cable ACE Award for his performance in the HBO movie Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture. Howard's other television credits include such longform projects as Hands of a Stranger, I Know My First Name is Steven, Beyond the Call, The Man Who Captured Eichmann, Old Man, You Know My Name and The Song of the Lark.

Howard recently appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning play Joe Turner's Come and Gone. His extensive theatre credits also include the Signature Theatre Company's productions of The Late Henry Moss and Killer's Head; In the Jungle of Cities, How I Learned To Drive and Ivanov, for the American Repertory Theater; The Monogamist, at Playwrights Horizons; The Geography of Luck, at the LA Theater Center; Lie of the Mind, at the Mark Taper Forum; A Number, at New York Theatre Workshop; and Fool For Love, at the Alley Theater.

Behind the camera, Howard has directed the feature Big Bad Love and the Lifetime cable movie Dawn Anna, as well as episodes of Medium.

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Arliss Howard Facts

Birth NameLeslie Howard
BirthdayOctober 18, 1954 (69)
BirthplaceIndependence, Missouri, USA
Height5' 9" (1m75)  How tall is Arliss Howard compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Full Metal Jacket
Jurassic Park Collection: Jurassic Park
The Time Traveler's Wife
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar
You Know My Name
Jurassic Park: Ultimate Trilogy
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