Sherman Howard (born Howard Lee Sherman on June 11, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actor and voice actor.


Howard began his career at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco in 1971. While a member of ACT's repertory company, he appeared in the roles of Glendenning in David Storey's The Contractor, The Archangel Gabrielin Nagle Jackson's The Mystery Cycle, James in Harold Pinter's The Collection, and Gratiano in The Merchant of Venice, along with roles in both Antony and Cleopatra and Caesar and Cleopatra. He appeared as Archie in Tom Stoppard's Jumpers in the premier season of Chicago's Northlight Theatre Company.

While a member of the resident company at the Actors Theatre of Louisville for three seasons during the mid-70s, he played the role of Lucius in Jon Jory's Andronicus: A Space Musical, and had roles in The Runner StumblesThe Front PageThe Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, and the European tour of Marsha Norman's Getting Out. His off-Broadway credits include Shel Silverstein's The Crate and The Lady or the Tiger Show as well as Sam Shepard's Geography of a Horse Dreamer at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, along with I'm Not Rappaport at the Roundabout Theatre Company. He appeared in Titus Andronicus and Tell Out My Soul at The Public Theater, and in Lillian Hellman's Another Part of the Forest at the Pecadillo Theatre. He most recently appeared in the title role of "Bauer" by Lauren Gunderson at 59 E 59th St in New York City.

His regional credits include Prospero in The Tempest, King Henry in The Lion in Winter, Spooner in No Man's Land, and Lopakhin in The Cherry Orchard at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ), where he has also appeared in the title roles of both Bertolt Brecht's Life of Galileo and Luigi Pirandello's Henry IV (Enrico IV). He also appeared as Scrooge in the STNJ's production of A Christmas Carol. He played the role of Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, opposite his wife, Donna Bullock, as Beatrice. He played the title roles in both Hamlet and Macbeth at the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival and the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, respectively. He appeared in the title role of Sheridan at the La Jolla Playhouse. He appeared in The Price at the Pittsburgh Public Theater and in Nine Armenians at the Intiman Theater in Seattle. His Broadway credits include Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad ZooAll My SonsInherit the Wind, and Gore Vidal's The Best Man. He recently concluded a run at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego as The Player in Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and, more recently still, appeared in "The Second Mrs. Wilson" at George Street Playhouse under the direction of Gordon Edelstein.

Howard also has a passion for concert hall music. In their 2013/14, season he performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra in Rachmaninoff's "The Bells" conducted by Vladimir Jurowski. He also appeared in the role of Prospero in the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's presentation of Jean Sibelius' The Tempest Suite conducted by Jacque Lacombe. He has performed Richard Strauss's "Enoch Arden" with concert pianist, David Kaplan at Bargemusic in Brooklyn and Metropolis Ensemble in Manhattan.

Personal life

Howard has been married to actress Donna Bullock since May 1988. They have one child, Hannah Sherman.[1]



Year Title Role Notes
2016 The Hudson Tribes Abraham
2011 On the Pool Patio with Ilya Salkind
2007 You Belong to Me Stuart
2004 Debating Robert Lee Mr. Moffat
Eulogy Funeral Director
2001 The Man from Elysian Fields Paul Pearson
2000 An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster Haggis (voice) [2]Direct-to-video
1998 Dante’s View Jesus
An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island Police Chief McBrusque (voice) [2] Direct-to-video
The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story Shere Khan (voice) [2] Direct-to-video
1997 Retroactive Trooper
1995 Tom Clancy's Op Center Uri Stalipin TV Movie
Problem Child 3: Junior in Love Scoutmaster Eugene Phlim TV Movie
1993 The Hit List Bishop
1991 Ricochet Kiley
1990 Dark Angel Victor Manning
1989 Casualties of War Court Martial President
Lethal Weapon 2 Hitman
K-9 Dillon
Three Fugitives Canadian Police Officer Uncredited
1988 Necessity Jack Martinelli TV Movie
The House on Carroll Street Boria Credited as 'Howard Sherman
1985 The Eagle and the Bear TV Movie 

Credited as Howard Sherman

Day of the Dead Bub Credited as Howard Sherman
1984 Grace Quigley Alan Credited as Howard Sherman


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Homeland Chip Shooter Haigh
Person of Interest Steiler Episode: "Foe"
2003 The Mummy: The Animated Series Captain Horoth (voice) Episode: "Time Before Time"
2001 Invader Zim Oog-Oh (voice) [2] Episode: "Planet Jackers/Rise of the Zitboy"
Star Trek: Voyager T'Greth Episode: "Prophecy"
1999-2008 Law & Order Judge Josiah Bell, Carlton Radford's attorney 2 Episodes
1999 Batman Beyond Derek Powers / Blight (voice) [2] 6 Episodes
Timon & Pumbaa Wolf (voice) Episodes: "Steel Hog/Dealer's Choice Cut"
1998-1999 The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs Additional Voices 13 Episodes
1998 Mad Jack the Pirate Additional Voices 13 Episodes
Hercules Episode: "Hercules and the Parents' Weekend"
Adventures from the Book of Virtues (voice) Episode: "Integrity"
Sabrina the Teenage Witch Dr. Terdlington Episode: "The Band Episode"
1997-1998 The New Adventures of Zorro (voice) 26 Episodes
1997 Men in Black: The Series Buzzard (voice) 2 Episodes
Extreme Ghostbusters (voice) Episode: "The Luck of the Irish"
ER Mr. Schoenberger Episode: "Ambush"
Malcolm & Eddie Tow Tom Episode: "Jingle Fever"
Life with Roger Chamberlain Episode: "Toy Story"
The Legend of Calamity Jane Additional voices English Dub

13 episodes

Nash Bridges Jack Conrad Episode: "The Counterfeiters"
Pacific Blue Franklin Quill Episode: "Soft Targets"
1996-1999 Jumanji Van Pelt (voice) 21 Episodes
1996-1998 All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series Additional voices Unknown Episodes
1996 Superman: The Animated Series Steppenwolf, The Preserver (voices) [2] 3 Episodes
Mad About You Explorer Channel Executive 2 Episodes
1995-1997 Walker, Texas Ranger Mr. Burrows, Sonny Lyle 2 Episodes
1995 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Syvar Episode: "Shakaar"
1994 The Stand Dr. Dietz Episode: "The Plague"
1993 Good Advice Weinblatt Episode: "Sunshine on My Shoulder"
Seinfeld Roy Episode: "The Junior Mint"
Raven Stephen Kane Episode: "Heat"
Space Rangers Prince Gor'Dah Episode: "Death Before Dishonor"
1992 Major Dad Kip Episode: "Old Acquaintance"
Melrose Place Hal Barber 2 Episodes
Rachel Gunn, R.N. Dr. Bledsoe Episode: "To Plea or Not to Plea"
Santa Barbara Prof. Simon James 3 Episodes
1991 Good & Evil Roger 6 Episodes
Quantum Leap Hank Rickett Episode: "Runaway - July 4, 1964"
1990 The Young Riders Marshall Cole Lambert Episode: "Blood Money"
Star Trek: The Next Generation Captain Endar Episode: "Suddenly Human"
Parker Lewis Can't Lose Martin Lloyd "Marty" Mr. Lewis Pilot
ALF Officer Episode: "Consider Me Gone"
1989-1992 Superboy Lex Luthor, Warren Eckworth 17 Episodes
1989 Baywatch Dick Episode: "Shelter Me"
Freddy's Nightmares Dr. Lynch Episode: "Monkey Dreams"
L.A. Law Ed Haley Episode: "One Rat, One Ranger"
Miami Vice Col. Andrew Baker Episode: "Freefall"
Unsub Dr. Radford Episode: "And They Swam Right Over the Dam"
Nightingales Episode #1.2
1988 Dallas Japhet Harper 5 Episodes
1987-1988 One Life to Live Unknown Episodes
1987 Max Headroom Simon Peller 3 Episodes
1986-1987 Ryan's Hope Vinnie Vincent Unknown Episodes
1986 Tales from the Darkside Arnold Barker Episode: "Fear of Floating"
1985 The Eagle and the Bear Pilot
1984 Celebrity Director Miniseries
1973-1974 General Hospital Professor Gordon Bradford Gray Recurring

Unknown Episodes

  • Madam Secretary – 2015 - Prime Minister Spiros Georgiou
  • Malcolm in the Middle – 2004 - Ivan Pozefsky
  • Las Vegas – 2003 - Vanko
  • Cold Case – 2003 - Tim Dorn
  • Charmed – 2002 - Clyde
  • Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot – Additional Voices
  • The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs - Additional Voices
  • Renegade – 1996 - Bishop
  • The Jeff Foxworthy Show – 1996 - Harvey
  • The Burning Zone – 1996 - Dr. Elton Greenleaf
  • Home Improvement – 1996 - Howard
  • The Client – 1996 - Yuri
  • Fortune Hunter – 1995 - Zedek
  • Sliders – 1995 - Hendrick
  • seaQuest 2032 – 1994 - Packard
  • Diagnosis: Murder – 1994 - Joseph Talbot
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