Arliss Howard

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Leslie Richard "Arliss" Howard is an American actor, screenwriter, and film director. He is known for his roles in the films Full Metal Jacket (1987), Tequila Sunrise (1988), The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), The Time Traveler's Wife (2009), Moneyball (2011), and Mank (2020). Howard was born in Independence, Missouri and has a sister, Joy ... See full bio »

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Known For

Full Metal Jacket Pvt. Cowboy
The Time Traveler's Wife Richard DeTamble
Moneyball John Henry


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 2022 With/In
Segment "Still Life"
 2021 Mr. Corman (TV Series)
- Hope You Feel Better (2021) ... Larry
- Happy Birthday (2021) ... Larry (uncredited)
 2021 With/In: Volume 2 (segment "Still Life")
 2020 Mank
Louis B. Mayer
 2020 Lapsis
Dr. Mangold
 2020 Manhunt (TV Series)
Earl Embry
- Unabubba (2020) ... Earl Embry
- Run Rudolph Run (2020) ... Earl Embry
- Open Season (2020) ... Earl Embry
- Land of the Noonday Sun (2020) ... Earl Embry
- Eric (2020) ... Earl Embry
 2017/I Mosaic
Klaus Kinsmann
 2017 The Boy Downstairs
Diana's Father
 2017 When We Rise (TV Mini Series)
Ted Olson
- Night IV: Part VI and VII (2017) ... Ted Olson
 2015 Concussion
Dr. Joseph Maroon
 2013 True Blood (TV Series)
Truman Burrell
- Life Matters (2013) ... Truman Burrell (credit only)
- Dead Meat (2013) ... Truman Burrell (credit only)
- In the Evening (2013) ... Truman Burrell (credit only)
- Don't You Feel Me (2013) ... Truman Burrell
- Fuck the Pain Away (2013) ... Truman Burrell
 2013 Over/Under (TV Movie)
 2011 Moneyball
John Henry
 2010 Rubicon (TV Series)
Kale Ingram
- You Never Can Win (2010) ... Kale Ingram
- Wayward Sons (2010) ... Kale Ingram
- A Good Day's Work (2010) ... Kale Ingram
- In Whom We Trust (2010) ... Kale Ingram
- No Honesty in Men (2010) ... Kale Ingram
 2009 The Time Traveler's Wife
Richard DeTamble
 2007 Awake
Dr. Jonathan Neyer
 2005-2007 Medium (TV Series)
Captain Kenneth Push
- Apocalypse, Push (2007) ... Captain Kenneth Push
- When Push Comes to Shove: Part 2 (2005) ... Captain Kenneth Push
- When Push Comes to Shove: Part 1 (2005) ... Captain Kenneth Push
- Pilot (2005) ... Captain Kenneth Push
 2007 Weapons
Mikey's Uncle
 2005 Dawn Anna (TV Movie)
Physical Therapist (uncredited)
 2004 Birth
 2004 Dandelion
Luke Mullich
 2003 Word of Honor (TV Movie)
J.D. Runnells
 2001 Big Bad Love
 2001 The Song of the Lark (TV Movie)
Dr. Howard Archie
 1999 A Map of the World
Paul Reverdy
 1999 You Know My Name (TV Movie)
 1998 The Lesser Evil
Ivan Williams
 1997 The Song of the Lark (Short)
Dr. Howard Archie
 1997 Amistad
John C. Calhoun
 1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Peter Ludlow
 1997 Old Man (TV Movie)
J.J. Taylor
 1996 Tales of Erotica
Bruce Lomann (segment "Wet")
 1996 The Man Who Captured Eichmann (TV Movie)
Peter Malkin
 1996 Johns
John Cardoza
 1996 Beyond the Call (TV Movie)
Keith O'Brien
 1995 The Infiltrator (TV Movie)
Ricky Eaton
 1994 Natural Born Killers
Owen Traft, Mickey & Mallory's Guardian Angel / The Demon (uncredited)
 1994 Wet (Short)
Bruce Lomann
 1993 Wilder Napalm
 1993 The Sandlot
Grown-Up Scotty (uncredited)
 1992 CrissCross
 1992 Ruby
 1992 Those Secrets (TV Movie)
 1992 Till Death Us Do Part (TV Movie)
Vincent Bugliosi
 1991 For the Boys
Sgt. Michael Leonard (uncredited)
 1991 Iran: Days of Crisis (TV Movie)
John Limbert
 1990 Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture (TV Movie)
Raymond Eames
 1990 Last Flight Out (TV Movie)
Jim Eckes
 1990 Men Don't Leave
Charles Simon
 1989 I Know My First Name Is Steven (TV Mini Series)
Kenneth Parnell (uncredited)
 1988 Tequila Sunrise
 1987 Plain Clothes
Nick Dunbar
 1987 Full Metal Jacket
Pvt. Cowboy
 1987 Hands of a Stranger (TV Movie)
Felix Lyttle
 1986 The Ladies Club
Ed Bricker
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Stranger (segment "Kentucky Rye")
- Healer/Children's Zoo/Kentucky Rye (1985) ... Stranger (segment "Kentucky Rye")
 1985 The Lightship
 1985 Sylvester
 1984 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Phil Platt
- Bangladesh Slowly (1984) ... Phil Platt
 1984 Door to Door
Leon Spencer
 1983 The Day After (TV Movie)
Tom Cooper
 1983 A Killer in the Family (TV Movie)
John Lyons
 1983 The Prodigal
Scott Stuart
 1983 AfterMASH (TV Series)
Danny Madden
- September of '53/Together Again (1983) ... Danny Madden
 1979 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Police man
- The Disciple (1979) ... Police man (unconfirmed)
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Other Works:

Audiobook: Narrated the audiobook of "The Hot Kid" by Elmore Leonard. See more »

Alternate Names:

Less R. Howard


5' 8" (1.73 m)


Debra Winger  (1 child) | See more »


Babe Howard


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Personal Quote:

When I came to California I thought once they put you in a movie, then you become a movie star. And then a movie I did came out and no one saw it and I wasn't a movie star.


As of 2021, he has been in 2 films that were Oscar nominated for Best Picture: Moneyball (2011) and Mank (2020). See more »



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