Arliss Howard has appeared in films by many renowned directors, including Steven Spielberg's Amistad and The Lost World: Jurassic Park; Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers; and Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket. Howard most recently starred opposite Debra Winger in Big Bad Love, which he also directed, and can next be seen in Dandelion, with Mare Winningham. His additional feature film credits include A Map of the World, with Sigourney Weaver and Julianne Moore; Johns, with David Arquette and Lukas Haas; The Lesser Evil, with David Paymer and Tony Goldwyn; Tequila Sunrise, with Mel Gibson; Men Don't Leave, with Jessica Lange; Wilder Napalm, with Dennis Quaid; and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar, with Wesley Snipes and Stockard Channing.
Howard first became known to American audiences with his role in the groundbreaking telefilm The Day After. His additional television credits include The Song of the Lark; William Faulkner's Old Man, with Jeanne Tripplehorn, which earned him an Emmy®; TNT's The Man Who Captured Eichmann, with Robert Duvall; Beyond the Call, with Sissy Spacek; Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture, which earned him a CableACE; I Know My First Name Is Steven; and Hands of a Stranger. Howard's extensive theater credits include the Signature Theatre Company's productions of The Late Henry Moss and Killer's Head; In the Jungle of the Cities, How I Learned to Drive and Ivanov for the American Repertory Theater; The Monogomist at Playwright's Horizons; The Geography of Luck at the LA Theater Center; Lie of the Mind at the Mark Taper Forum; and Fool for Love at the Alley Theater.