Steve Howey (actor)

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Steve Howey
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Steve Howey in 2011
Steven Michael Robert Howey

July 12, 1977 age (42)
Years active1994–present
Sarah Shahi (m. 2009)

Steven Michael Robert Howey (born July 12, 1977 in San Antonio, Texas) is an American film and television actor.[1] He is known for his roles as Van Montgomery on The WB/CW television series Reba, and Kevin Ball on the Showtime series Shameless. Howey has also appeared in the films Supercross, DOA: Dead or Alive, Bride Wars, Game Over, Man!, and Something Borrowed.

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.[2][3][4]


Howey has guest-starred on various TV shows including ER (1994) and The Drew Carey Show The X-files season 5 episode 8 (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.[5] 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.[6] 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.[7]

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).[8]

Personal life[edit]

Howey is married to actress Sarah Shahi.[9] The two became engaged in June 2007, while vacationing in Hawaii and married on February 7, 2009, in Las Vegas. In July 2009, they had their first child, a son.[10] Shahi had an at-home water birth.[11] In March 2015, Shahi again home birthed their twins, a daughter and son.[12]

Shahi mentioned that Howey is of Scottish descent on an episode of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.[13]



Year Title Role Notes
1998 Class Jim
2005 Supercross K.C. Carlyle
2006 DOA: Dead or Alive Weatherby
2009 Bride Wars Daniel Williams
2009 Still Waiting... Agnew Video
2009 Stan Helsing Stan Helsing
2011 Conception Joel
2011 Losing Control Terry
2011 Something Borrowed Marcus
2012 Monster Roll Brody Short
2013 Wrong Cops Sandy / Michael
2014 In Your Eyes Bo Soames
2015 See You in Valhalla Makewi
2016 Love on the Run Rick
2016 Unleashed Sam
2018 Game Over, Man! Rich
2018 Making Babies John Kelly Post-production
2019 Stuber


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Pacific Blue N/A Episode: "Silicone Valley of the Dolls"
1999–2000 Totally Tooned In Narrator Unknown episodes
2000 Get Real Chris DeFalco Episode: "Falling from Grace"
2000 ER Quarterback Elizey Episode: "Homecoming"
2000 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 125 episodes
2006 Twins Zack Episode: "Blast from the Past"
2007 The Beast Ty Troop Television movie
2008 Five Year Plan Mickey Television movie
2009 Surviving Suburbia Brock Episode: "Three End Tables"
2009 Ctrl Ben Piller 10 episodes
2010 State of Romance Mike Episode: "Pilot"
2010 Psych Derek Episode: "Thrill Seekers and Hell Raisers"
2011 Love Bites Kell Episode: "Firsts"
2011–present Shameless Kevin Ball 96 episodes
2013 New Girl Jax McTavish Episode: "Tinfinity"
2013 Sons of Anarchy Hopper 3 episodes
2014 Jennifer Falls Frank Episode: "The Virginity Thief"
2014 Where's This Party? Marco Santini Television movie
2015 Workaholics Blue Knight DeMamp Episode: "Gramps DeMamp Is Dead"
2017 Blue & Green Michiga'n Television movie
2017 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Andy "Monster" McPherson Episode: "Intent"
2018 SEAL Team Danny Cooper 3 episodes
2019 Dead to Me Jason Episode: "I've Gotta Get Away"


  1. ^ "Steve Howey". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  2. ^ "Family weekend at NJC starts Friday". Journal-Advocate. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  3. ^ Evan "Mushy" Jacobs. "EXCLUSIVE: MovieWeb Revs It Up With Steve Howey of 'Supercross'". MovieWeb. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  4. ^ Michael Roberts. "Photos: Ten Colorado-connected funny people". Westword. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  5. ^ Sources in article "DOA: Dead or Alive".
  6. ^ "Stan Helsing Takes It to the Streets!". Dread Central. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Husted: Summer music series on menu again at Elway's". The Denver Post. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  8. ^ "'New Girl' 2x18 'TinFinity' stills released • Hypable". Hypable. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  9. ^ Metz, Nina (November 29, 2017). "'Shameless' star Steve Howey on his evolution as an actor". Chicago Tribune.
  10. ^ "Meet William Wolf Howey!". People. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  11. ^ "Sarah Shahi: How I Handled My Home Birth – Moms & Babies – Celebrity Babies and Kids - Moms & Babies -". Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  12. ^ "Steve Howey and Sarah Shahi Welcome Twins Violet Moon and Knox Blue". March 6, 2015. Retrieved March 7, 2015.
  13. ^ Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Dec 30, 2008.

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