Karl Howman

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Karl Howman
Born (1952-12-13) 13 December 1952 (age 61)
Woolwich, London
Occupation actor, performer

Karl Howman (born 13 December 1952) is an English actor and voice-over artist.

Born in Woolwich, London he is well known but notable to many television viewers for his work as Jacko in the late-1980s BBC TV sitcom Esmonde and Larbey's Brush Strokes and as the title character in the series Mulberry (also by Esmonde and Larbey).

However, Howman first worked with the two comedy scriptwriters on the final series of Thames TV sitcom Get Some In! in 1978 replacing Robert Lindsay (who left after the four series to star in Citizen Smith at the BBC) in the role of Wolfie Smith. Howman later co-starred with Lindsay in Claude Whatham's That'll Be the Day.

He also starred in the episode "Shadow" in the BBC series Blake's 7,[1] in the episode All About Scoring, Innit? in the drama, Minder, playing Danny Varrow[2] and in the episode "May" of The Sweeny playing Davey Holmes.[3] He replaced Peter Davison in the BBC Radio 4 school-based comedy drama series King Street Junior when Davison left after the first two series. Howman appeared in the 1980 ITV series Fox, the last two series of the Judi Dench/Michael Williams comedy A Fine Romance and in Babes in the Wood.

He also appeared in the only British video nasty film Exposé; The Long Good Friday; Party Party as well as appearing in the Porridge feature film; Babylon, and Stardust alongside David Essex.

Howman has recently been working as a voice-over artist on UK digital television station Nuts TV. He also played a role in the ITV drama The Bill for four episodes in 2001.

He is well known for his recurring role in the commercials for the Flash brand of cleaning products.

He has recently played the character of Mr Paravavincini, a foreign visitor at a guest house in the first UK tour of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap.

Personal life[edit]

His daughter, Chloe Howman, is an actress, and has appeared in Casualty. He supports Charlton Athletic F.C..[4]


  1. ^ [1] IMDB - "Blakes 7" Shadow (TV Episode 1979)
  2. ^ [2] IMDB - "Minder" All About Scoring, Init (TV Episode 1980)
  3. ^ [3] IMDB - "The Sweeney" May (TV Episode 1976)
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