Sherman Howard

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Howard Lee Sherman (born June 11, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actor.

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Theatre[edit]

Sherman Howard began his career at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco in 1971. While a member of ACT's repertory company, he appeared in the roles of Glendenning in David Storey's The Contractor, The Archangel Gabriel in Nagle Jackson's The Mystery Cycle, James in Harold Pinter's The Collection, and Gratiano in The Merchant of Venice, along with roles in both Antony and Cleopatra and Caesar and Cleopatra. He appeared as Archie in Tom Stoppard's Jumpers in the premier season of Chicago's Northlight Theatre Company.

While a member of the resident company at the Actors Theatre of Louisville for three seasons during the mid-70s, he played the role of Lucius in Jon Jory's Andronicus: A Space Musical, and had roles in The Runner Stumbles, The Front Page, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, and the European tour of Marsha Norman's Getting Out. His off-Broadway credits include Shel Silverstein's The Crate and The Lady or the Tiger Show as well as Sam Shepard's Geography of a Horse Dreamer at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, along with I'm Not Rappaport at the Roundabout Theatre Company. He appeared in Titus Andronicus and Tell Out My Soul at The Public Theater, as well as in Lillian Hellman's Another Part of the Forest at the Pecadillo Theatre.

His further regional credits include Prospero in The Tempest, King Henry in The Lion in Winter, Spooner in No Man's Land, and Lopakhin in The Cherry Orchard at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ), where he has also appeared in the title roles of both Bertolt Brecht's Life of Galileo and Luigi Pirandello's Henry IV (Enrico IV). He also appeared as Scrooge in the STNJ's production of A Christmas Carol. He played the role of Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, opposite his wife, Donna Bullock, as Beatrice. He played the title roles in both Hamlet and Macbeth at the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival and the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, respectively. He appeared in the title role of Sheridan at the La Jolla Playhouse. He appeared in The Price at the Pittsburgh Public Theater and in Nine Armenians at the Intiman Theater in Seattle. His Broadway credits include Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, All My Sons, Inherit the Wind, and Gore Vidal's The Best Man. He recently concluded a run at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego as The Player in Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.

After making his living as a professional actor in theater, film, and television for over four decades, Mr. Howard has savored the chance to merge his theatrical skills with his personal passion for concert hall music. In the 2013/14 season he performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra in Rachmaninoff’s “The Bells” conducted by Vladimir Jurowski. He also appeared in the role of Prospero in the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's unique presentation of Jean Sibelius' The Tempest Suite conducted by Jacque Lacombe. But his legacy performance will always be as Bub… the heroic (though flesh-eating) lead zombie in George A. Romero's Day of the Dead.

And to animation fans he's also remembered as the voice of Derek Powers, better known as the supervillain 'Blight' from the Batman Beyond animated series' from the DC Animated Universe, part of DC Comics media

Film[edit]

On the Pool Patio with Ilya Salkind (documentary) - 2011

You Belong to Me - 2007

Debating Robert Lee - 2004

Eulogy - 2004

The Man from Elysian Fields - 2001

An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster - 2000

Dante's View - 1998

An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island - 1998

The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story - 1998

Retroactive - 1997

The Hit List - 1993

Ricochet - 1991

Dark Angel - 1990

Casualties of War - 1989

Lethal Weapon 2 - 1989

K-9 - 1989

Three Fugitives - 1989

The House on Carroll Street - 1988

Day of the Dead - 1985

Grace Quigley - 1984

Television[edit]

Person of Interest – 2011

Homeland – 2011

Law & Order (2 episodes) – 2008, 1999

Malcolm in the Middle – 2004

Las Vegas – 2003

Cold Case – 2003

The Mummy: Secrets of the Medjai – 2003

Charmed – 2002

Invader Zim – 2001

Star Trek: Voyager – 2001

Batman Beyond (6 episodes) – 1999

Mad Jack the Pirate (13 episodes) – 1999

Batman Beyond: The Movie – 1999

Adventures from the Book of Virtues – 1998

Sabrina the Teenage Witch – 1998

Superman (3 episodes) – 1998

Michael Hayes – 1997

Jumanji (6 episodes) – 1996-97

Men in Black: The Series – 1997

Extreme Ghostbusters – 1997

ER – 1997

Malcolm & Eddie – 1997

Life with Roger – 1997

Nash Bridges – 1997

Pacific Blue – 1997

Walker, Texas Ranger (2 episodes) – 1997, 1995

Renegade – 1996

The Jeff Foxworthy Show – 1996

The Burning Zone – 1996

Home Improvement – 1996

Mad About You (2 episodes) – 1996

The Client – 1996

Fortune Hunter – 1995

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – 1995

Problem Child 3: Junior in Love – 1995

Sliders – 1995

Op Center (TV movie) – 1995

seaQuest 2032 – 1994

The Stand (miniseries) – 1994

Diagnosis: Murder – 1994

Good Advice – 1993

Seinfeld – 1993

Raven – 1993

Space Rangers – 1993

Major Dad – 1992

Melrose Place (2 episodes) – 1992

Rachel Gunn, R.N. – 1992

The Adventures of Superboy (17 episodes) – 1989-91

Good & Evil (6 episodes) – 1991

Quantum Leap – 1991

The Young Riders – 1990

Star Trek: The Next Generation ("Captain Endar", Suddenly Human) – 1990

Parker Lewis Can't Lose (pilot) – 1990

ALF (TV series) – 1990

Baywatch – 1989

Freddy's Nightmares – 1989

L.A. Law – 1989

Miami Vice (2 episodes) – 1989

Unsub – 1989

Nightingales (U.S. TV series) – 1989

Dallas (5 episodes) – 1988

Necessity (TV movie) – 1988

Max Headroom (TV series) (3 episodes) – 1987

Ryan's Hope (recurring) – 1986-87

One Life to Live (recurring) 1987-88

Tales from the Darkside – 1986

The Eagle and the Bear (pilot) – 1985

Celebrity (miniseries) – 1984

General Hospital (recurring) – 1973-74

Personal life[edit]

He is married to actress Donna Bullock. They have one child, Hannah Sherman.[1]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Scott James Wells
for Superboy (TV series)
Actors portraying Lex Luthor
1989- 1992
for Superboy (TV series)
Succeeded by
John Shea
for Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman