Sherman Howard


Miami Vice Character
June 11, 1949, Chicago, Illinois
Donna Bullock (1988-present)

Howard Lee Sherman (born June 11, 1949, Chicago, Illinois) is an American screen and voice actor known as Sherman Howard. He appeared as Colonel Andrew Baker of the Drug Enforcement Task Force in the episode "Freefall" of the series Miami Vice.



Howard began his acting 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 Gabriel in 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.


He began his Hollywood career on the small screen, with a part in the soap opera General Hospital. Other TV appearances include Tales from the Darkside, Ryan's Hope, L.A. Law (with Jimmy Smits), Quantum Leap (with Dean Stockwell), The Adventures of Superboy, Seinfeld (with Michael Richards), Sliders (with Cleavant Derricks), Home Improvement, Walker, Texas Ranger, The Jeff Foxworthy Show, Nash Bridges (with Don Johnson), Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: DS9, and Star Trek: Voyager (with Robert Beltran), Law and Order (with Thomas G. Waites), and his most recent TV appearance, a 2011 episode of Person of Interest (with Austin Pendleton and Larry Pine).

Howard also became a voice actor, appearing in the animated series' Men In Black (with Keith Diamond), Extreme Ghostbusters, Jumanji, Superman, Batman Beyond, and several video games.

His movie career includes roles in Three Fugitives (with Bruce McGill), K-9 (with Ed O'Neill, John Snyder, and Pruitt Taylor Vince), Lethal Weapon 2, The Hit List (with Jeff Fahey), Retroactive (with Jesse Borrego and Guy Boyd), The Man from Elysian Fields (with Mick Jagger, Michael Des Barres, Xander Berkeley, and Joe Santos), and his most recent film role, in You Belong To Me (with Patti D'Arbanville).

Personal lifeEdit

Howard married actress Donna Bullock in May 1988; they have one daughter, Hanna.

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