Shawn Michael Howard

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Shawn Michael Howard
Born (1969-07-31) July 31, 1969 (age 49)

Shawn Michael Howard (born July 31, 1969) is an American film, television and theater actor.

Howard was born in Newark, New Jersey, the son of Olivia C. and Frank Howard, Jr., brother of Brad Howard and Tyrone Scott Howard. Father of Elijah Howard [1] Shawn moved to Manhattan at age 19 to study acting at New York University, he began working off-Broadway while still in school, in Mac Wellman's Crowbar, which won the obie for Best Play. He worked in character roles on episodic television in New York City, and his first film role came opposite Tupac Shakur in Above the Rim. In 1994 he moved to Hollywood and starred in Sunset Park with Terrence Howard. A succession of recurring television roles led to his breakthrough role as Russell on the NBC sitcom The Single Guy in 1995, he has been a featured guest voice on many animated shows, including American Dad!, Family Guy, and Robot Chicken. He voiced the character "Smokey" on the animated series The PJs with Eddie Murphy.



Year Title Role Notes
1994 Above The Rim Bobby
1996 Flirting with Disaster Roger
1996 The Cable Guy Basketball Player
1996 Sunset Park Kurt
1997 Plump Fiction Lee
1998 Thursday Jimmy
1998 The Velocity of Gary Coco
2000 Ritual Mason Becker
2000 Men of Honor Junie
2001 Note come due RJ Short
2001 3000 Miles to Graceland Roller Elvis
2003 Masked and Anonymous Nestor
2003 Victor and Eddie Victor Short
2005 Extreme Dating Detective Rawlings
2009 Next Day Air Derrick
2011 The Inheritance Simpson
2017 Desolation


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Law & Order Franco Episode: "Profile"
1996 Married... with Children Barney 2 episodes
1996 Nash Bridges Antoine 2 episodes
1996-97 The Single Guy Russell 21 episodes
1997 Soul Train Guest Host Episode: "Deborah Cox/Westside Connection/Day Ta Day"
1997 413 Hope St. Episode: "A Better Place"
1997 Mr. Show with Bob and David Todd Episode: "Oh, You Men"
1997-98 The Practice Warren Cruickshank 3 episodes
1998 Smart Guy Mitchell Harrison Episode: "My Two Dads"
1998 Martial Law Rickey Dukes Episode: "Shanghai Express"
1998-2003 NYPD Blue "Flossy" Carver / Dino 2 episodes
1998 Ally McBeal Ben 2 episodes
1998 Cupid Episode: "Hung Jury"
1999-2001 The PJ's Smokey (voice) 41 episodes
1999 Jack & Jill Theodore Kincaid Episode: "Welcome to the Working Week"
2001 Boycott Fred Gray TV movie
2001 Becker Clay Episode: "Nocturnal Omissions"
2001 It's Like, You Know... Patrick Episode: "Hoop Dreams"
2002 The Rats Ty TV movie
2003 The Pitts VW Bug Episode: "A Bug's Wife"
2006 American Dad! Man (voice) / Chris The Homeless Guy (voice) / Belmonpan (voice) 4 episodes
2012 Cops Uncuffed Officer Todd Dawson TV movie
2017 Family Guy New Orleans Band (voice) Episode: "The Peter Principal"


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Lost: Via Domus Michael Dawson (voice)
2012 Prototype 2 Additional Voices (voice)
2012 Syndicate Kris (voice)
2013 Grand Theft Auto V Local Population (voice)
2013 Dead Rising 3 Additional Voices (voice)


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