Sherman Howard

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Sherman Howard
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Sherman Howard in 2014
Howard Lee Sherman

(1949-06-11) June 11, 1949 (age 70)
EducationAmerican Conservatory Theater (1971)
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active1971–present
Donna Bullock (m. 1988)

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


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 premiere 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, and in Lillian Hellman's Another Part of the Forest at the Pecadillo Theatre. He most recently appeared in the title role of "Bauer" by Lauren Gunderson at 59 E 59th St in New York City.

His 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 and, more recently still, appeared in "The Second Mrs. Wilson" at George Street Playhouse under the direction of Gordon Edelstein.

Howard also has a passion for concert hall music. In their 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 presentation of Jean Sibelius' The Tempest Suite conducted by Jacque Lacombe. He has performed Richard Strauss's "Enoch Arden" with concert pianist, David Kaplan at Bargemusic in Brooklyn and Metropolis Ensemble in Manhattan.

Personal life[edit]

Howard has been married to actress Donna Bullock since May 1988. They have one child, Hannah Sherman.[1]



Year Title Role Notes
1984 Grace Quigley Alan Credited as Howard Sherman
1985 The Eagle and the Bear TV Movie
Credited as Howard Sherman
Day of the Dead Bub Credited as Howard Sherman
1988 Necessity Jack Martinelli TV Movie
The House on Carroll Street Boria Credited as 'Howard Sherman
1989 Casualties of War Court Martial President
Lethal Weapon 2 Hitman #3
K-9 Dillon
Three Fugitives Canadian Police Officer Uncredited
1990 Dark Angel Victor Manning
1991 Ricochet Kiley
1993 The Hit List Bishop
1995 Tom Clancy's Op Center Uri Stalipin TV Movie
Problem Child 3: Junior in Love Scoutmaster Eugene Phlim TV Movie
1997 Retroactive Trooper
1998 Dante’s View Jesus
An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island Police Chief McBrusque [2] Voice, Direct-to-video
The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story Shere Khan [2] Voice, Direct-to-video
2000 An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster Haggis [2] Voice, Direct-to-video
2001 The Man from Elysian Fields Paul Pearson
2004 Debating Robert Lee Mr. Moffat
Eulogy Funeral Director
2007 You Belong to Me Stuart
2016 The Hudson Tribes Abraham
2018 Beyond the Night Burg Connely


Year Title Role Notes
1973-1974 General Hospital Professor Gordon Bradford Gray Recurring
Unknown Episodes
1984 Celebrity Director Miniseries
1985 The Eagle and the Bear Pilot
1986 Tales from the Darkside Arnold Barker Episode: "Fear of Floating"
1986-1987 Ryan's Hope Vinnie Vincent Unknown Episodes
1987 Max Headroom Simon Peller 3 Episodes
1987-1988 One Life to Live Unknown Episodes
1988 Dallas Japhet Harper 5 Episodes
1989 Baywatch Dick Episode: "Shelter Me"
Freddy's Nightmares Dr. Lynch Episode: "Monkey Dreams"
L.A. Law Ed Haley Episode: "One Rat, One Ranger"
Miami Vice Col. Andrew Baker Episode: "Freefall"
Unsub Dr. Radford Episode: "And They Swam Right Over the Dam"
Nightingales Episode #1.2
1989-1992 Superboy Lex Luthor, Warren Eckworth 17 Episodes
1990 The Young Riders Marshall Cole Lambert Episode: "Blood Money"
Star Trek: The Next Generation Captain Endar Episode: "Suddenly Human"
Parker Lewis Can't Lose Martin Lloyd "Marty" Mr. Lewis Pilot
ALF Officer Episode: "Consider Me Gone"
1991 Good & Evil Roger 6 Episodes
Quantum Leap Hank Rickett Episode: "Runaway - July 4, 1964"
1992 Major Dad Kip Episode: "Old Acquaintance"
Melrose Place Hal Barber 2 Episodes
Rachel Gunn, R.N. Dr. Bledsoe Episode: "To Plea or Not to Plea"
Santa Barbara Prof. Simon James 3 Episodes
1993 Good Advice Weinblatt Episode: "Sunshine on My Shoulder"
Seinfeld Roy Episode: "The Junior Mint"
Raven Stephen Kane Episode: "Heat"
Space Rangers Prince Gor'Dah Episode: "Death Before Dishonor"
1994 Diagnosis: Murder Joseph Talbot Episode: "Lily"
The Stand Dr. Dietz Episode: "The Plague"
Fortune Hunter Zedek Episode: "Hot Ice"
seaQuest 2032 Packard Episode: "When We Dead Awaken"
1995 Op Center Uri Stalipin miniseries
Sliders Hendrick Episode: "Prince of Wails"
Problem Child 3: Junior in Love Scoutmaster Phlim TV movie
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Syvar Episode: "Shakaar"
1995-1997 Walker, Texas Ranger Mr. Burrows, Sonny Lyle 2 Episodes
1996 Superman: The Animated Series Steppenwolf, The Preserver Voice, [2] 3 Episodes
The Client Yuri Episode: "Winning"
Mad About You Explorer Channel Executive 2 Episodes
Home Improvement Howard Episode: "Workshop 'Til You Drop"
The Burning Zone Dr. Elton Greenleaf Episode: "Lethal Injection"
The Jeff Foxworthy Show Harvey Episode: "The Practical Joke"
Renegade Bishop Episode: "The Pipeline"
1996-1998 All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series Voice, Unknown Episodes
1996-1999 Jumanji Van Pelt Voice, 21 Episodes
1997 Men in Black: The Series Buzzard Voice, 2 Episodes
Extreme Ghostbusters Voice, Episode: "The Luck of the Irish"
ER Mr. Schoenberger Episode: "Ambush"
Malcolm & Eddie Tow Tom Episode: "Jingle Fever"
Life with Roger Chamberlain Episode: "Toy Story"
The Legend of Calamity Jane Voice, English Dub
13 episodes
Nash Bridges Jack Conrad Episode: "The Counterfeiters"
Michael Hayes Episode: "Retribution"
Pacific Blue Franklin Quill Episode: "Soft Targets"
1997-1998 The New Adventures of Zorro Voice, 26 Episodes
1998 Mad Jack the Pirate Voice, 13 Episodes
Hercules Episode: "Hercules and the Parents' Weekend"
Adventures from the Book of Virtues Voice, Episode: "Integrity"
Sabrina the Teenage Witch Dr. Terdlington Episode: "The Band Episode"
1998-1999 The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs Voice, 13 Episodes
1999 Batman Beyond Derek Powers / Blight Voice[2] 6 Episodes
Timon & Pumbaa Wolf Voice, Episodes: "Steel Hog/Dealer's Choice Cut"
1999-2008 Law & Order Judge Josiah Bell, Carlton Radford's attorney 2 Episodes
2001 Invader Zim Oog-Oh Voice[2] Episode: "Planet Jackers/Rise of the Zitboy"
Star Trek: Voyager T'Greth Episode: "Prophecy"
2002 Charmed Clyde Episode: "A Paige from the Past"
2003 The Mummy: The Animated Series Captain Horoth Voice, Episode: "Time Before Time"
Cold Case Tim Dorn Episode: "Look Again"
Las Vegas Vanko Episode: "Decks and Violence"
2004 Malcolm in the Middle Ivan Pozefsky Episode: "Malcolm Dates a Family"
2011 Homeland Chip Shooter Haigh
Person of Interest Steiler Episode: "Foe"
2015 Madam Secretary Prime Minister Spiros Georgiou Episode: "Spartan Figures"
2016 The Blacklist Peter Pruitt Episode: "Alexander Kirk (No. 14)"
2017 The Good Fight Ethan Episode: "Inauguration"
2019 The Code General Geiger 2 episodes

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Lands of Lore: Guardians of Destiny Belial / Filmmaker #1 / Ssar Priest
2000 Crash Bash Aku Aku / Dingodile
2001 Star Trek: Armada II
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy Red Sage [2]
Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge
2002 Red Faction II Sopot
Run Like Hell Miner #1
Summoner 2 Azraman
Command & Conquer: Renegade Additional Voices
Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat Ice Demon / Blackbeard
2003 Jak II Kor [2]
Devil May Cry 2 Arius/Argosax
2005 Jade Empire Death's Hand / Prefect Jitong
2006 Daxter Kor [2]
2010 Red Dead Redemption Oliver Philips / Aldous Worthington [2]
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic Additional Voices


  1. ^ Sherman Howard Biography (1949-)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Sherman howard". behind the voice actors. Inyxception Enterprises, Inc. Retrieved 2018-05-10.

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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