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Arliss Howard

Highest Rated:   95% Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Lowest Rated:   0% Weapons (2007)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
60% Concussion
  • Dr. Joseph Maroon
$23.3M 2015
94% Moneyball
  • John Henry
$75.7M 2011
38% The Time Traveler's Wife
  • Richard DeTamble
$63.4M 2009
23% 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
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Barlow
  • Executive Producer
$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
76% Amistad
  • John C. Calhoun
1997
No Score Yet William Faulkner's 'Old Man'
  • J.J. Taylor
1997
53% 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
46% Natural Born Killers
  • uncredited
1994
60% Tales of Erotica
  • Bruce Lomann
1994
58% 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
40% Ruby
  • Maxwell
1992
No Score Yet Till Death Us Do Part
  • Vincent Bugliosi
1992
38% 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
42% Tequila Sunrise
  • Gregg Lindroff
1988
No Score Yet Plain Clothes
  • Nick Dunbar
1988
95% 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
81% When We Rise
2016
  • Ted Olson
  • 2017
70% True Blood
2008-2014
  • Gov. Truman Burrell
  • 2013
69% Rubicon
2010
  • Kale Ingram
  • 2010
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
  • Director
  • Capt. Kenneth Push Capt. Push
  • 2007
  • 2005

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