Steve Howey (actor)

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Steve Howey
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Steve Howey in 2011
Born Steven Michael Robert Howey
(1977-07-12) July 12, 1977 (age 39)
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1994–present
Spouse(s) Sarah Shahi (m. 2009)
Children 3

Steven Michael Robert "Steve" Howey (born July 12, 1977) is an American film and television actor.

He is known for his role as Van Montgomery in the television series Reba. His roles also include the films Supercross, DOA: Dead or Alive, and Bride Wars. He is currently starring in the Showtime series Shameless, in the role of Kevin "Kev" Ball.

Early life and education[edit]

Howey moved from Texas to Denver, Colorado in high school, and later attended Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colorado for two years on a basketball scholarship.[1][2][3]


Howey has guest-starred on various TV shows including ER (1994) and The Drew Carey Show (1995). He also starred in and produced the independent film Class (1998), which was written and directed by his father and was accepted into the Denver International Film Festival.[citation needed]

In 2001, Howey got his first starring role in a series when he was cast as Van Montgomery in the show Reba. Howey stayed with the show until it ended in 2007. He also appeared in Reba McEntire's music video Every Other Weekend, with his Reba co-star Joanna García.

In 2005, he starred in the action film Supercross as K.C. Carlyle, an MX racer. Howey also played Weatherby in the movie DOA: Dead or Alive, alongside Jaime Pressly and Eric Roberts.[4] In 2009, he starred in Bride Wars, with Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson (with whom he also starred in the 2011 movie Something Borrowed, once again as her love interest). Howey also portrayed the title role in the 2009 film, Stan Helsing.[5] That same year, Howey also appeared in the web series CTRL playing Ben Piller. He has also appeared on the show Psych.[citation needed]

In summer 2010, Howey joined the cast of the Showtime dramedy Shameless, as Kevin Ball, a series regular. Season 2 premiered January 8, 2012, with Howey remaining a main cast member.[6]

In 2013, Howey guest starred on an episode of Fox's New Girl entitled "TinFinity" as Jax, a professional football player and love interest of Jess (Zooey Deschanel).[7]

Personal life[edit]

Howey is married to actress Sarah Shahi. The two became engaged in June 2007, while vacationing in Hawaii and married on February 7, 2009, in Las Vegas. On July 8, 2009, they had their first child, a son.[8] Shahi gave birth during an at-home water birth.[9] On March 1, 2015, a twin daughter and son were delivered via home birth.[10]

Shahi mentioned that Howey is of Scottish descent on an episode of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.[11]


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Class Jim
1999 Pacific Blue Episode: "Silicon Valley of the Dolls"
2000 Get Real Chris DeFalco Episode: "Falling from Grace"
ER Quarterback Elizey Episode: "Homecoming"
The Drew Carey Show Student Episode: "Be Drew to Your School"
2001 Any Day Now Troy Episode: "Everyone Deserves to Be Loved"
2001–2007 Reba Van Montgomery 126 episodes
2005 Supercross K.C. Carlyle
2006 Twins Zack Episode: "Blast from the Past"
DOA: Dead or Alive Weatherby
2007 The Beast Ty Troop
2009 Bride Wars Daniel Williams
Still Waiting... Agnew
Surviving Suburbia Brock Episode: "Three End Tables"
Ctrl Ben Piller 10 episodes
State of Romance Mike Episode: "Pilot"
Stan Helsing Stan
2010 Psych Derek Walker Episode: "Thrill Seekers and Hell Raisers"
Losing Control Terry
Conception Joel
2011–present Shameless Kevin "Kev" Ball 37 Episodes
2011 Something Borrowed Marcus
2013 New Girl Jax McTavish Episode: "Tinfinity"
Sons of Anarchy Hopper 3 Episodes
Wrong Cops Sandy/Michael
2014 In Your Eyes Bo Soames
2014 Jennifer Falls The old classmate Episode: "The Virginity Thief"
2015 Workaholics Blue Knight DeMamp Episode: "Gramps DeMamp is Dead"
2015 See You In Valhalla Makewi


  1. ^ "Family weekend at NJC starts Friday". Journal-Advocate. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Evan "Mushy" Jacobs. "EXCLUSIVE: MovieWeb Revs It Up With Steve Howey of 'Supercross'". MovieWeb. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Michael Roberts. "Photos: Ten Colorado-connected funny people". Westword. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  4. ^ Sources in article "DOA: Dead or Alive".
  5. ^ "Stan Helsing Takes It to the Streets!". Dread Central. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Husted: Summer music series on menu again at Elway's". The Denver Post. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "'New Girl' 2x18 'TinFinity' stills released • Hypable". Hypable. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "Meet William Wolf Howey!". People. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "Sarah Shahi: How I Handled My Home Birth – Moms & Babies – Celebrity Babies and Kids - Moms & Babies -". Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "Steve Howey and Sarah Shahi Welcome Twins Violet Moon and Knox Blue". March 6, 2015. Retrieved March 7, 2015. 
  11. ^ Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Dec 30, 2008.

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