Christopher Howe in 2011
|Born||Christopher Carl Howe
May 18, 1960
Dearborn, Michigan, U.S.
|Occupation||Film actor (inactive); Stage actor (active)|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
Christopher Carl Howe (born May 18, 1960) is an American actor best known for his co-starring role in the 1983 film Going Back. In the film, set in 1964, Howe co-stars with a young Bruce Campbell. Campbell would become cult figure "Ash" in Sam Raimi's Evil Dead trilogy, and later played "Sam Axe" on the USA Network series Burn Notice.
Howe was selected for Going Back by the film's director, Ron Teachworth, who knew him from a high school filmmaking class. (Teachworth was the class's instructor, Howe was a student.) By the time of the film's production, Howe was a Theater Arts student at Oakland University in Rochester, MI. He went on to graduate OU and attend a Master's program in Theater at Penn State University, and also served as an actor/teacher-in-residence at The Egg in Albany, NY.
Howe is currently a resident of Rochester Hills, MI.
Other film roles
Not long after the completion of Going Back, Christopher starred as a young millionaire in the John Prusak short film Hefty's. (Prusak was the cinematographer for Going Back and the Michael Moore film Roger & Me.) Spider-Man director Sam Raimi also appears in Hefty's as a short-order cook.
Howe was very active in theater programs in Chicago and Detroit for many years following Going Back's release. He also had minor roles in Daniel Stern's Rookie of the Year, starring Gary Busey and Thomas Ian Nicholas, and the independent film Timequest starring Victor Slezak, Larry Drake and Bruce Campbell.
In February–March, 2009, Christopher starred onstage in the comedy Kong's Night Out at Meadowbrook Theater in Rochester, MI. Also starring in the production were Cindy Williams and Eddie Mekka of Laverne & Shirley fame. In January, 2010, Howe also starred in the Meadowbrook production of the French farce Boeing-Boeing. Howe reprised the role of Bernard, played by Tony Curtis in the 1965 film of the same name. His co-star was former Days of Our Lives actor, Steve Blackwood.
|1983||Going Back||Cleveland (Clee)||Co-star with Bruce Campbell|
|1983||Hefty's (short)||Millionaire||Lead Role|
|1993||Rookie of the Year||Airport Reporter|
- Audio Commentary by Ron Teachworth (director) on the Bifrost Distribution DVD release of Going Back