Christopher Howe

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Christopher Howe
CHowe 2011.jpg
Christopher Howe in 2011
Born Christopher Carl Howe
(1960-05-18) May 18, 1960 (age 54)
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.

In Going Back, Howe plays the character "Clee," who hitch-hikes with friend "Brice" (Campbell) from suburban Detroit to rural Northern Lower Michigan and befriends an aging farmer/father figure.


Christopher Howe was born in Dearborn, MI (USA), but grew up in Shelby Township, MI where he attended Dwight D. Eisenhower High School.

Howe was selected for Going Back by the film's director, Ron Teachworth, who knew him from a high school filmmaking class.[1] (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[edit]

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.

Recent work[edit]

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.


Year Title Role Notes
1983 Going Back Cleveland (Clee) Co-star with Bruce Campbell
1983 Hefty's (short) Millionaire Lead Role
1993 Rookie of the Year Airport Reporter
2002 Timequest Stephen


  1. ^ Audio Commentary by Ron Teachworth (director) on the Bifrost Distribution DVD release of Going Back

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