Arliss Howard

Arliss Howard

Highest Rated: 94% Moneyball (2011)

Lowest Rated: 0% Weapons (2007)

Birthday: Oct 18, 1954

Birthplace: Not Available

American actor Arliss Howard was born in Missouri, but he became well known to moviegoers of 1987 as a Texan named "Cowboy" in Stanley Kubrick's Vietnam picture Full Metal Jacket. Many viewers assumed that this tall, lithe actor made his film debut in the Kubrick picture, but Howard had in fact been showing up in "hick" roles for several years, notably as the naive vacuum cleaner salesman in Door To Door (84). After his tour of duty with Kubrick, Howard was back to baby-faced roles with his performance as a 24-year-old detective posing as a high schooler in Plain Clothes (88). Howard has developed into something of a George Brent for the 1990s, willing to play second fiddle (albeit a very good one) to some of the more dynamic actresses of the era. He was one of lovelorn Jessica Lange's many "Mr. Perfect" candidates in Men Don't Leave (90); he was second-billed to Goldie Hawn as a disturbed Vietnam vet in Crisscross (92); and in 1991's For the Boys, Howard appeared unbilled as USO performer Bette Midler's doomed GI husband. Arliss Howard's TV movie appearances have included I Know My First Name is Stephen (89) and Iran: Days of Crisis (91).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Lapsis Dr. Jedediah Mangold 2020
59% Concussion Dr. Joseph Maroon $23.3M 2015
94% Moneyball John Henry $75.7M 2011
39% The Time Traveler's Wife Richard DeTamble $63.4M 2009
24% Awake Dr. Jonathan Neyer $14.3M 2007
0% Weapons Mikey's Uncle 2007
62% Dandelion Luke Mullich 2005
No Score Yet Dawn Anna Screenwriter Producer Director 2005
38% Birth Bob $5.1M 2004
No Score Yet Word of Honor J.D. Runnells 2003
41% Big Bad Love Screenwriter Executive Producer Barlow Director $0.2M 2001
No Score Yet The Song of the Lark Dr. Howard Archie 2000
65% A Map of the World Paul Reverdy 1999
No Score Yet You Know My Name Wiley 1999
60% The Lesser Evil Ivan 1998
77% Amistad John C. Calhoun 1997
No Score Yet William Faulkner's 'Old Man' J.J. Taylor 1997
54% The Lost World - Jurassic Park Peter Ludlow 1997
54% Johns John Cardoza 1997
No Score Yet Beyond the Call Keith O'Brien 1996
No Score Yet El Asesino en mis Manos Peter Malkin 1996
41% To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar Virgil 1995
No Score Yet The Infiltrator Rick Eaton 1995
47% Natural Born Killers uncredited 1994
60% Tales of Erotica Bruce Lomann 1994
61% The Sandlot Adult Scotty Smalls (uncredited) 1993
25% Wilder Napalm Wilder 1993
No Score Yet Crisscross Joe 1992
No Score Yet Those Secrets Simon 1992
45% Ruby Maxwell 1992
No Score Yet Till Death Us Do Part Vincent Bugliosi 1992
43% For the Boys Husband to Dixie Leonard (uncredited) 1991
No Score Yet Iran: Days of Crisis John Limbert 1991
No Score Yet Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture Raymond Eames 1990
81% Men Don't Leave Charles 1990
No Score Yet Last Flight Out Jim Eckes 1990
No Score Yet I Know My First Name Is Steven Kenneth Parnell (uncredited) 1989
40% Tequila Sunrise Gregg Lindroff 1988
No Score Yet Plain Clothes Nick Dunbar 1988
91% Full Metal Jacket Pvt. Cowboy 1987
No Score Yet Hands of a Stranger Felix Lyttle 1987
No Score Yet The Lightship Eddie 1986
No Score Yet The Ladies Club Ed Bricker 1986
No Score Yet Sylvester Peter 1985
No Score Yet Door to Door Leon Spencer 1984
No Score Yet The Prodigal Scott Stuart 1983


82% When We Rise
Ted Olson 2017
70% True Blood
Gov. Truman Burrell 2013
69% Rubicon
Kale Ingram 2010
No Score Yet Medium
Director Capt. Kenneth Push Capt. Push 2007


Beth says: I'm kind of under the gun right now.

Charles says: Well, don't pull the trigger just yet.

Lisa says: I thought scotch gave you headaches.

Charles says: That's not what gave me headaches.

Gunnery Sgt. Hartman says: Where are you from, anyway?

Pvt. Cowboy says: SIR, TEXAS, SIR!

Gunnery Sgt. Hartman says: TEXAS? Holy dogshit! Only steers and queers come from texas!! And you don't much look like a steer to me so that kind of narrows it down. Do you suck dick?

Pvt. Cowboy says: SIR, NO, SIR!


Sarah Harding says: By moving the baby Rex into our camp we may have changed the adult's perceived territory.

Peter Ludlow says: Their what?

Robert Burke says: It's why they persisted in destroying the trailers. They now feel they have to defend this entire area.

Peter Ludlow says: It is our board of directors which I must face, not my uncle. Really, you must trust me, your problems are about to be rendered moot. In an few weeks' time, they'll be long forgotten.

Ian Malcolm says: (grabs Ludlow) Not by me.

Peter Ludlow says: Careful. This suit cost more than your education.

Nick Van Owen says: How far is the village?

Peter Ludlow says: Oh, a day's walk, maybe more. But that's not the problem.

Roland Tembo says: What is the problem?

Peter Ludlow says: Velociraptors.

Gunnery Sgt. Hartman says: How tall are you, private?

Pvt. Cowboy says: Sir, five-foot-nine, sir.

Gunnery Sgt. Hartman says: Five-foot-nine, I didn't know they stacked shit that high!

John Henry says: "The first guy through the wall always gets bloody. Always"

John Henry says: The first guy through the wall always gets bloody. Always.

John Henry says: The first one through the wall always gets bloody.

Richard DeTamble says: If you traveled back to then, why couldn't you have stopped her from getting into that goddamn car?