Steve Howey (actor)

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Steve Howey

Steve Howey in 2011
BornSteve Michael Robert Howey
(1977-07-12) July 12, 1977 (age 35)
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1994–present
Spouse(s)Sarah Shahi (2009–present)
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Steve Howey

Steve Howey in 2011
BornSteve Michael Robert Howey
(1977-07-12) July 12, 1977 (age 35)
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1994–present
Spouse(s)Sarah Shahi (2009–present)

Steven Michael Robert "Steve" Howey (born July 12, 1977) is an American film and television actor.

He is known for his role as Van Montgomery in the television series Reba. His roles also include the films Supercross, DOA: Dead or Alive, and Bride Wars. He is currently starring in the Showtime series Shameless, portraying the role of Kevin "Kev" Ball.


Life and career

Howey was born in San Antonio, Texas, to director Bill Howey and Carla. He has two older siblings: Bret and Tammy. Although they moved a lot during his childhood, Howey's parents settled in Los Angeles, where he attended junior high and most of high school. After moving to Denver to complete his senior year, he earned a basketball scholarship to Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colorado. However, during his second year, he started to lose interest in basketball and started focusing on drama, joining his father's acting class.

Howey has guest-starred on various TV shows including ER (1994) and The Drew Carey Show (1995). He also starred in and produced the independent film Class (1998), which was written and directed by his father and was accepted into the Denver International Film Festival.[citation needed]

In 2001, Howey got his first series starring role when he was cast as Van Montgomery in the show Reba. Howey stayed with the show until it was ended in 2007. He also appeared in Reba McEntire's music video Every Other Weekend, with his Reba co-star Joanna Garcia.

In 2005, he starred in the action film Supercross as K.C. Carlyle, an MX racer. Howey also played Weatherby in the movie DOA: Dead or Alive, alongside Jamie Pressly and Eric Roberts.[1] In 2009, he starred in Bride Wars, with Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson (with whom he also starred in the 2011 movie Something Borrowed, once again as her love interest). Howey also starred as the titular character in the 2009 film, Stan Helsing.[2] That same year, Howey also appeared in the web series CTRL playing Ben Piller.[3] He has also appeared on the show Psych.[4]

In Summer 2010, Howey joined the cast of the Showtime dramedy Shameless, as Kevin Ball, a series regular. Season two premiered January 8, 2012, with Howey remaining a main cast member.[5]

Personal life

Howey is married to actress Sarah Shahi. The two became engaged in June 2007, while vacationing in Hawaii and married on February 7, 2009, in Las Vegas. On July 8, 2009, they had their first child, William Wolf Howey.[6] Shahi gave birth during an at-home water birth.[7]

Shahi has worked with Howey's father. She mentioned that Howey is of Scottish descent on an episode of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.[8]

He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Class Jim
1999 Pacific Blue Episode: "Silicon Valley of the Dolls"
2000 Get Real Chris DeFalco Episode: "Falling from Grace"
2000 ER Quarterback Elizey Episode: "Homecoming"
2000 The Drew Carey Show Student Episode: "Be Drew to Your School"
2001 Any Day Now Troy Episode: "Everyone Deserves to Be Loved"
2001–2007 Reba Van Montgomery 125 episodes
2005 Supercross K.C. Carlyle
2006 Twins Zack Episode: "Blast from the Past"
2006 DOA: Dead or Alive Weatherby
2007 The Beast Ty Troop
2009 Bride Wars Daniel Williams
2009 Still Waiting... Agnew
2009 Surviving Suburbia Brock Episode: "Three End Tables"
2009 Ctrl Ben Piller 10 episodes
2009 State of Romance Mike Episode: "Pilot"
2009 Stan Helsing Stan
2010 Psych Derek Walker Episode: "Thrill Seekers and Hell Raisers"
2010 Losing Control Terry
2010 Conception Joel
2011-present Shameless Kevin "Kev" Ball
2011 Something Borrowed Marcus
2012 In Your Eyes Bo Soames


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