Andrew Howard

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Andrew Howard (born 12 June 1969) is a Welsh theatre, television and film actor.


Howard trained at Cygnet Training Theatre in Exeter in the late 1980s, touring in productions of A Christmas Carol, Twelfth Night, Beggar's Opera and Peer Gynt among others.


Stage acting[edit]

On stage roles included Alex DeLarge in A Clockwork Orange, Peer Gynt in Peer Gynt, Orestes in Electra at theatres, including The Royal National Theatre (London) and The Donmar Warehouse (London).

Film acting[edit]

Howard has made notable appearances in several major productions, including the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers and the Guy Ritchie caper Revolver, as well as costarring alongside Patrick Stewart and Glenn Close in the 2003 TV movie The Lion in Winter. He played "Bad" Frank Phillips in History Channel's Hatfields & McCoys.

In 2001, Howard was awarded best actor at the Tokyo International Film Festival for his portrayal of Jon in Mr In-Between.[1] He co-wrote the screenplay for Shooters, a 2002 British crime drama in which he also starred. In 2009, he played Thomas Luster in the thriller film Luster under the direction from Adam Mason.[2]

In 2009, he was also in the film Blood River, for which Howard won Best Actor Award at the Honolulu Film Festival and the Jack Nance Breakthrough Performance Award at the New York Film Festival Downtown. In 2011, he starred in Limitless, a film by Neil Burger originally titled The Dark Fields.[3]

In 2014, he played a supporting role as the lead Russian henchman, Maxim, in Taken 3. Since 2015, he has appeared in the television series Bates Motel as Will Decody, who was originally portrayed by actor Ian Hart in the first season.[citation needed]


He and his wife, Sarah Essex, have one child.[citation needed]


Leading roles[edit]

Year Film Role
1999 The Cherry Orchard Trofimov
1999 Shades Dylan Cole
2001 Mr In-Between Jon
2002 Shooters J
2003 The Lion in Winter Richard the Lionheart
2004 One Perfect Day Hector Lee
2006 The Devil's Chair Nick West
2008 Love Me Still Mickey Ronson
2009 Luster Thomas Luster
2009 Blood River Joseph[4]
2010 I Spit on Your Grave Sheriff Storch[3][5]

Supporting roles[edit]

Year Film Role
2000 Rancid Aluminium Trevor
2002 Moonlight Gang Leader
2002 Below Hoag
2005 Heights Ian
2005 The Last Drop Capt. Edward Banks
2005 Revolver Billy
2007 Cassandra's Dream Jerry
2011 Limitless Gennady
2011 The Hangover Part II Nikolai
2014 Taken 3 Maxim
2016 True Memoirs of an International Assassin Anton Masovich


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Band of Brothers Capt. Clarence Hester 2 episodes
2007 Suspect Stella TV Movie
2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Luke Ronson Episode: "Smoked"
2011 Burn Notice Tavian Khorza 3 episodes
2012 Hatfields & McCoys "Bad" Frank Phillips TV mini-series
3 episodes
2014 Elementary Devin Gasper Episode: "The Diabolical Kind"
2014 The After McCormick TV movie
2014 Banshee Quentin Episode: "Armies of One"
2014–15 Hell on Wheels Dandy Johnny Shea 7 episodes
2015 The Lizzie Borden Chronicles Billy Borden 2 episodes
2015 Proof Randall Mason Episode: "Redemption"
2015 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Luther Banks Recurring role, 6 episodes
2015 Agent X Nicolas Volker / Raymond Marks Recurring role, 8 episodes
2015–16 Bates Motel Will Decody Recurring role, 8 episodes
2017 24: Legacy Gabriel Episode: "4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m."


Year Film
2010 Pig
2002 Shooters


  1. ^ Barton, Steve (2010-04-05). "Andrew Howard Brings Evil to The Dark Fields". Dread Central. Retrieved 2011-11-10. 
  2. ^ Miska, Brad (2009-11-02). "AFM '09: 'Puppet Master: Axis of Evil', 'Luster' and 'Dark House'". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 2011-11-10. 
  3. ^ a b Miska, Brad (2010-04-05). "'I Spit on Your Grave' Villain Takes Evil Role in 'The Dark Fields'". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 2011-11-06. 
  4. ^ "BLOOD RIVER « Cast". Revolver Entertainment. Archived from the original on 2012-03-31. Retrieved 2011-11-06. 
  5. ^ Decker, Sean (2010-11-30). "Exclusive: Rodney Eastman Talks I Spit On Your Grave Plus Image!". Dread Central. Retrieved 2011-11-07. 

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