Kevyn Major Howard

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Kevyn Major Howard
OccupationActor, producer
Years active1980–1999

Kevyn Major Howard is a Canadian actor best known for his role as "Rafterman" in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket.

Life and career[edit]

After acting in high school, Howard moved to Los Angeles and Hollywood in the late 1970s. His headshot was delivered to Paramount Pictures and, shortly thereafter, he was called in and booked for his first major film role, in The Serial, with Martin Mull, Tuesday Weld, Sally Kellerman, Pamela Bellwood and Peter Bonerz. This was followed by the film Scared Straight Another Story. In 1988, he appeared in the episode "Line of Fire" of the cult TV series Miami Vice'

In the BBC show The Human Face, Howard is touted as the "King of the Hollywood headshot" as he has become a leading headshot photographer after retiring from acting.[1]


Year Film Role Notes
1981 Death Wish II 'Stomper'
1983 Scarface Extra Uncredited
1983 Sudden Impact Hawkins
1984 Roadhouse 66 Dink
1987 Full Metal Jacket Private First Class 'Rafterman'
1988 War Party Calvin Morrisey
1988 Alien Nation Kipling
1994 Cityscrapes: Los Angeles Sean
1996 Livers Ain't Cheap Paramedic


  1. ^ "Kevyn Major Howard".

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