Arliss Howard is an American actor, writer and film director best known for his starring role as Kale Ingram in the television drama series Rubicon, in 2010.
Howard has appeared in films by many renowned directors, including Steven Spielberg's Amistad and The Lost World: Jurassic Park; Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket; and Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers.
Among Howard's other film credits are The Time Traveler's Wife with Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams; Birth with Nicole Kidman; 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.
Howard has also starred in A Map of the World with Sigourney Weaver; johns with David Arquette; The Lesser Evil with David Paymer; and Dandelion with Mare Winningham. Additionally, he adapted, directed and starred with Debra Winger in Big Bad Love, his directorial debut.
Howard first became known to American audiences with a role in the high-profile telefilm The Day After, about the aftermath of a nuclear disaster.
He also starred with Allison Elliott and Maximilian Schell in Willa Cather's The Song of the Lark for PBS and was seen in the critically-acclaimed series Medium with Patricia Arquette, for which he has also directed.
In the cable world, Howard won a CableACE Award for his supporting turn in the HBO film Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture. He earned widespread critical praise for his role as a convict who befriends a pregnant woman played by Jeanne Tripplehorn in William Faulkner's Old Man for TBS.
No stranger to theatre, Howard appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning play Joe Turner's Come and Gone.
Among Howard's extensive theater credits are roles in the Signature Theatre Company's productions of The Late Henry Moss and Killer's Head, as well as In the Jungle of Cities, How I Learned To Drive, and Ivanov for the American Repertory Theatre.
He has been married to actress Debra Winger since 28 November, 1996.